Miami Design Preservation League: Art Deco Walking TourFor those who love Art Deco, the Miami Design Preservation League offers great walking tours on Ocean Drive. You can tour South Beach’s stunning Art Deco District, including the Welcome Center, the Art Deco Museum and more. Find out about the colorful and arty buildings and their history on a 1.5-hour walking tour that can be booked online. Meanwhile, the knowledgeable tour guides will open up about not only Art Deco history but also the city’s Miami Modern side and Mediterranean Revival.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenMiami offers many green spaces throughout the city, but one of the best is the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Covering around 84 acres, the garden features flowers, tropical plants and trees, including rare species like the petticoat palm. Meanwhile, the botanical garden is well laid out and easy to navigate. However, for travelers with less time who want to see it all, 30-minute tram tours operate twice an hour, all year round.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Downtown MiamiFor travelers who love science, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a must-visit place in Miami. Here, visitors can explore the planetarium, an aquarium and two science galleries. Meanwhile, whether on a city break or a family vacation, this is the perfect place to suit adults and children alike, with Egyptian mummies, sharks and more. While there, make sure to take the elevator up to the sixth floor to visit the rooftop terrace with its panoramic views over downtown Miami. Moreover, it is worth checking out the museum’s website to see which special events are on at the time.
Wynwood Walls, MiamiWhile Miami features a number of “normal” art galleries, Wynwood Walls is one of the most popular. Here, graffiti artists and muralists have produced an outdoor gallery that spreads over shop exteriors and warehouses. What makes it nice on a city break, it only takes around 20 minutes to see all the art. Meanwhile, among the paintings are murals by Shepard Fairey, the artist who was responsible for President Obama’s Hope poster. Moreover, there are plenty of benches and rocks to sit on while taking in all the colorful art. Recently, Wynwood Walls introduced a ticket policy and adults pay $10, students pay $5, and children under 12 can enter free of charge. The proceeds go towards the Wynwood Walls Foundation, a “non-profit providing opportunities for artists and underserved youth to express themselves and their creativity.”
Have fun on a city break in Miami, taking in these excellent attractions and so much more.