Visiting Miami, Florida, is a great way to have some fun in the sun – year-round. The city truly has no shortage of things to do. If you’re looking for some free and memorable activities or places to visit, this is the list for you! Here are 10 totally free things to do in this gorgeous city.
1. Enjoy A Day At One Of The Beaches
Miami is home to a ton of gorgeous beaches. Planning an afternoon at one of them is a great way to enjoy a fun and entirely free day! If you’re looking for a lively beach, check out the South Beach area. If some tranquility and privacy are more your vibe, head over to Crandon Park.
2. Explore The Art Deco District
This historic district is the perfect place for some one-of-a-kind photos! The Art Deco District is home to an assortment of pastel-colored buildings with – as the name implies – art deco-style architecture. Exploring them all is a fun – and entirely free – way to spend the afternoon.
3. Check Out Wynnwood Art District
The Wynnwood Art District is an art lover’s dream come true. It’s home to a number of shops and galleries, but one of the most notable features is entirely free to enjoy. The art district is known for its showcasing of street art via huge, colorful outdoor murals – this is a great place to take some Instagram photos as well.
4. Visit The Institute Of Contemporary Art
Located in the Miami Design District, the Institute of Contemporary Art is a great option for those who love art or museums! This always-free museum showcases works from a variety of artists – some of their current exhibits include a collection of pieces highlighting indigenous Arctic life and a collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by feminist activism.
5. Travel On The Metromover
If you’re looking for a way to get out of the heat for a little bit – and get around for the city for free – consider a ride on the Miami Metromover. The Metromover connects to 20 stations, making this a great way to travel through the city if you don’t have a car with you.
6. Enjoy Live Entertainment At Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace is a shopping center located in Downtown Miami. While the shops are a great option if you are looking to spend money, there’s plenty to do without spending a dime. Stroll the outdoor shopping center to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, then check out some of the live entertainment – there’s usually a variety of musicians as well as street performers.
7. Ride The Miami Trolley
If you’re looking for a unique experience, consider a ride on the Miami Trolley! Riding this old-fashioned trolley can be a fun addition to the rest of your day or an excellent way of getting around the city for free.
8. Stop By Little Havana
Experience a slice of Cuban culture with a visit to Little Havana! This neighborhood has a rich and vibrant Latin American history, and it’s evident from the restaurants, fruit stands, and sculptures. Spending a few hours exploring this colorful neighborhood is sure to be a fun and memorable time!
9. Check Out Perez Art Museum
Here’s another great option for museum lovers! Perez Art Museum focuses on 20th century and contemporary art. The museum offers free general admission all the time.
10. Miami Beach Botanical Garden
A visit to Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a great way to enjoy a relaxing couple of hours. The garden is home to hundreds of tropical plants spread across 3 acres. With its close location to the popular South Beach, it’s also a great way to step away from livelier crowds for a bit. And, best of all, it offers free admission Tuesday-Sunday during normal operating hours.
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