Looking for things to do near Miami this weekend? Miami is one of the hottest vacation spots in the country. What most people don’t know is that there is a lot more to this unique city than sunshine and bikinis. Miami is a melting pot of many different cultures that come together to create one of the most diverse cities you’ll ever visit. We’ve put together a list of 5 fun day activities near Miami; get ready for the weekend of a lifetime.
Here are the top 5 “Very Miami” fun weekend activities to do this weekend.
1. Visit Calle Ocho
Calle Ocho is like jumping on a plane to visit Cuba: you’ll hear everyone speaking Spanish and smoking Cuban cigars. While here, take a photo with every rooster you cross paths with (real or fake). Maybe even have a Cuban cafecito (Cuban Espresso) and take a seat in Máximo Gómez Park—also known as Domino Park.
2. Visit Art Deco in Miami Beach
These buildings will take you right back to the 60’s with their pastel colors and neon lights, and lucky for you, right across the street you can jump right into the ocean or catch some rays.
3. Visit the Wynwood Walls
Are you a fan of art? Are you a fan of street art? Miami's world renowned open air "museum of the streets”, the Wynwood Walls surround visitors with larger than life murals and art. Have you seen this in the past? Each year, selections of international artists - that range from old school graffiti artists to newer innovators- create artwork for the Wynwood Walls.
4. Visit Miami Seaquarium
Opened in 1955, Miami Seaquarium is a trip you cannot skip. You’ll arrive by going over the Rickenbacker Causeway giving you a great view of the Miami Skyline, as well as the Port of Miami. Here you’ll be able to see all different types of marine animals, like dolphins and sea lions even a killer whale! But, you will also be able to see a lot of manatees and sea turtles that were rescued and are being rehabbed at the park. Make sure to get a photo under the gold dome, which is a classic Miami shot.
5. Take a free yoga class at Bayfront Park
Between all the good times visiting all the other “Very Miami” places, make sure to take some time to unwind. Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami offers free yoga every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Make sure to focus on your breathing and take in the sights of beautiful Miami.