I have traveled to Miami more times than I can remember. Typically like most people, I would only go to Miami for the night life. However, lately I've decided to spend my free time exploring more things Miami has to offer other than clubs. There is so much to see and do! Here is a list of the activities I did:
I lucked up when I was stuck in West Palm Beach for 3 days out of my week vacation. Just so happen the annual SunFest was taking place . This is a festival for all ages; perfect for families. A few artists that preformed were Megan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, and many more. This festival had over a hundred food, and sales vendors. With the option to buy a ticket for either one day or for the entire four day weekend makes it great for visitors or passing travelers like myself. If you're not staying in West Palm Beach, Miami has endless music festivals during the year catering to all genres of music. Two of my favorite festivals are Rolling Loud, and Ultra.
Fire & Ice Bar (South Beach; cost- $17 per person)
You would never think you would find an ice bar located in the middle of South Beach Miami; but that is exactly what you will experience when you visit Fire & Ice. This bar gives you two options for atmosphere; the main lobby where it's nice and toasty or an ice freezer where you can take a sip from an ice made glass while wearing a fur coat, uggs, hat, and gloves all included!
Bike Ride (Hollywood Beach; cost- $10 for 2 hours or Lummus Park prices varies)
It's alway nice to ride on the boardwalk enjoying the nice ocean breeze while watching the sun set. If you're not near Hollywood Beach where you can rent a thick wheeled beach bike, head to South Beach and rent a bike at the public city bike stations. There are dozens of these public bike stations around Lummus Park and ride your bike all the way to South Pointe Park, Miami.
Relax on the Beach; cost- free
Grab yourself a "Miami Vice" or a "Superman" from Fat Tuesday, lay out your beach towel, turn up your speaker and enjoy the sun and sand on South Beach. If you want to get away from the crowds head further south past 1st Street to South Pointe Park, north to North Beach, or rent a cabana at the luxurious and private Nikki Beach.
Visit the Art District & Wynwood Walls; cost- free
Need a break from the beach? Take a short drive to the Art District where there is a mural on literally every wall and sidewalk. When you get tired of walking rent a public scooter and explore the town that way.
Discover a Speakeasy
If you are in the mood to check out the night life try something different outside of the usual night club. Here is a list of a few of my favorite Speakeasies. Shh Lounge & Bodega are two Speakeasies you should check out.
Whatever you decide to indulge in when you visit Miami as long as you are having fun than that's all that matters at the end of the day.