What to Do in Miami Before a Cruise

MiamiIf you have a cruise planned in the Caribbean, it’s extremely likely you will be flying in to Miami due to its proximity to the islands. Miami is a culturally diverse city with a great deal of nightlife and entertainment. While you may only be in the city or a night or two, we’ll go over what you simply can’t miss while in the magic city.

Wynwood Art
The Wynwood area is a relatively new, artsy neighborhood. While Miami may be known for its beaches and nightclubs, this area is filled with galleries, up and coming restaurants, and more low-key bars. The Wynwood Walls is a can’t miss attraction, with murals done by grafitti and street art genre artists. The Wynwood walls isn’t the only place in Wynwood where you’ll find impressive murals. The whole neighborhood has been transformed with art on almost every available wall, so be sure to stroll around the area to take it all in.

Hit the Beach
Of course, you must check out South Beach while in Miami. There simply isn’t anywhere else like it. Take a tour and be sure to see the art deco architecture and Versace’s former home. South Beach is the perfect place for people watching, and the best place for people watching on South Beach is Ocean Drive. Grab a tropical drink and stay at one of the many restaurants along ocean drive. Take in the sunshine and the great characters that pass you by. Now if you are more interested in a quiet, relaxing beach day, then Key Biscayne is your best bet. It’s just a short uber from South Beach away, but has significantly less people.

Visit a Tropical Garden
If the weather is nice, head over to Fairchild Tropical Gardens. It is considered one of the world’s best tropical gardens with 83 acres of rare tropical plants. It’s especially nice for those who have never been in a tropical climate before. You’ll feel like you’re in a tropical oasis. Bring a camera because the natural beauty will make you want to test out your photography skills.

Take a Boat Tour
If you’d rather be out on the water, head over to the marina at Bayside. There, you can catch a boat tour of biscayne bay. On the boat tour you can see some of the most magnificant homes of the rich and famous in the United States. Plus, if you are lucky you might even see some of the dolphins that are often seen in the bay.

Final Thoughts
Even if you are in Miami for only a short time, take advantage! Miami is a city that will impress you with it abundance of activities and natural beauty.

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