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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Clothes Shop
“Chic 3-story mall features luxe designer shops, dining & a theater, plus an interactive playground.”
  • 365 locals recommend
Food Court
“The largest outlet mall in the United States, over 350 stores! 9 miles away”
  • 324 locals recommend
Museum
“"Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell Vizcaya’s full story and provide additional spaces for programs." Location 3251, South Miami Avenue. Miami, Florida 33129. Open From Wednesday to Monday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Price: Adults: US $ 22 Children from 13 to 17 years old: US $ 15 Children under 5 years: free. Over 62 years: US $ 16 Students with ID: US $ 15 7% taxes not included.”
  • 283 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beach, drinks, food, activities. South Beach has it all! For a nice day at the beach with drinks and food. Pass by South Beach and enjoy your time there. ”
  • 290 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit PAMM and learn about modern, contemporary and international art. Exhibitions highlight Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. In addition to exploring the galleries, visitors can: enjoy waterfront dining at Verde restaurant; shop a unique selection of art books, furnishings and handmade items at the museum’s gift store; and take in the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the elaborate hanging gardens. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, PAMM provides an educational and civic forum for the County’s residents and visitors alike.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Public Art
“Unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe. WELL worth the trip, and personally one of the coolest things to do in South Florida. I recommend taking the new and pristine Bright Line Bullet train to the area. Bright-line located in downtown west palm (also in guidebook).”
  • 305 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bayside Marketplace offers the full Miami experience: Latin food, local artists, hot music and beautiful settings! Here you can enjoy Miami's famous seafood, salsa rhythms, and tropical cocktails. At Bayside you get the best of shopping, restaurants, bars, live music, bus and boat tours all while being located waterside and in the heart of Downtown Miami." ”
  • 252 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lincoln Road is a world-famous shopping & dining promenade in the heart of South beach that features more than 200 national retailers, designer brands, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. In South Beach, Lincoln Road is the place to be. Arguably Miami's most well-known shopping center, the Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach is full of stores, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Nearly the entire area of this open-air mall is closed to automobile traffic, making it a great place to stroll and people watch. You'll find Urban Outfitters, Madewell, Steve Madden, Melissa Shoes, Scotch & Soda, Nike, Lacoste, Forever 21, Adidas by Stella McCartney, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie, Ted Baker, Zara, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Zadig & Voltaire, Lululemon Athletica, and more. There are over 50 eateries in this 10-block stretch, so it is a true diner's paradise. These restaurants include Sushi Samba, ​​Yard House, Mr. Bing, Pizza Rustica, Meat Market, Yuca, La Provence South Beach, Lokum Mediterranean Grill, Nexxt Café, and Rosa Mexicano. There are also a few breweries and hookah lounges like D’Vine Hookah Lounge, Hofbrau Beerhall, and The Abbey Brewing Co. Most stores are open daily from 10am – 11pm. Many restaurants, bars, and cafes on Lincoln Road remain open after the retail stores close.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Known for its many colorful murals, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The surrounding streets have converted warehouses housing craft breweries and funky art galleries. A hip young crowd frequents the neighborhood’s chic clothing boutiques, stylish bistros and late-night bars.”
  • 329 locals recommend
Hotel
“Beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (New Guitar Building with light show every nights).”
  • 201 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large Mall includes Neiman Marcus, Macys, Boutiques and food court. Not a huge mall, but good for essentials. (4 to 5 minute Uber/Lyft) approx. one mile walk.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Go Heat! If your in town during a game I highly recommend seeing the Heat play. With a stadium located in the middle of Down Town Miami you can't go wrong. ”
  • 249 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Awesome boardwalk with as many kinds of ice cream as you can imagine. Haagen D., Ben & Jerry's, better than Dairy Queen soft serve (with sprinkles!), and even those amazing fruity popsicle stands that you are always looking for but can NEVER find!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of most visited outlets, It also has great Restaurants, Texas de Brazil”
  • 156 locals recommend
Pier
“Great pier and walking are on the southernmost point of south beach. Fantastic views leading right into the ocean.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“City Place is a popular area for visitors with easy access to restaurants, shopping, Kravis center for performing arts, and live music.”
  • 185 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Restaurant/nightclub with cocktails, live Latin music & entertainment until 5 AM.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Great on the weekends, especially Sunday, beach day club environment, very chill and casual place to grab drinks or dinner. Sunday night they have a night club that is very good.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Between the Airstream trailer serving tacos and the picnic tables, it looks like a low-key spot. It is that, but as you see the Ubers full of models and clubgoers arriving and disappearing into the small taco joint, you get a sense there might be something more going on. Look around for a guy with an earpiece at the back of the room and tell him your friend sent you, and you might just get directed to a back door that looks like an entrance to a Porta Potti. Pass through here and you’ll enter a graffiti-filled men’s washroom. It’s only after passing through yet another door that you will enter one of South Beach’s hot hidden nightclubs. The mixologists have an extensive menu that relies heavily on “illegal” mezcal, and the DJ keeps the room pumping all through the night. It caters to a friendly, slightly older crowd and makes for a good introduction to the South Beach scene minus the cover charge and lineups that you’ll find at clubs closer to the beach.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Adult admission: $10 Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 10am to 5pm The Bass Museum of Art is located in Miami Beach. Founded in 1963, it originally consisted largely of the donated private collection of local residents John and Johanna Bass, though it has since more than doubled in size and now includes pieces from a wide range of artists and donors. The permanent galleries reopened in late 2017 with a significantly expanded collection. Unfortunately, the expansion work came at a hefty cost that’s now passed on to the once-free museum’s customers. Check ahead for special exhibitions, most of which feature work from specific contemporary artists.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This place have some really good food. I especially like the brunch on Sundays.....”
  • 78 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A must if visiting Miami Beach between October - May (stone Crab season): So here’s how it works. You tell your friends you’re coming to Joe’s. Invariably, one of your friends then tells you that he or she “knows a guy who’ll get you in.” You then get to hear all the tips and tricks you need to know to make sure you look and act like you’ve been to Joe’s before. The mystery and fun related to dining at Joe’s is ever evolving. So we thought it might be a good idea to put all the important information about coming to Joe’s in one place. RESERVATIONS You shouldn’t have any reservations about coming to Joe’s. That’s why we don’t take them. Just walk right in and give your name to the Mâitre D’. Guests are seated on a first-come first-serve basis. THE WAIT The wait at Joe’s bar is one of the more legendary “see-and-be-seen” events in all of South Florida. In fact, we know of at least two people who come to Joe’s regularly just for the wait. If, however, “see-and-be-seen” is not your thing, there are options that will help: • Come early. The crowds normally don’t get too heavy till after 7:00pm. • Fridays, Saturdays and holidays are typically much more crowded than a normal weekday crowd. • Joe’s Take Away is bit more laid back and has bistro tables and a great wine bar. • Order Online. Packages are shipped out overnight and there’s rarely a wait for your dining room table. DRESS CODE It’s Joe’s. Please choose an outfit in which we’ll both be comfortable. Casual, but neat attire. Men must have sleeves. No beach attire. No athletic wear. No cut off shorts. CHILDREN We welcome children at Joe’s, however Joe’s is typically pretty crowded. Our seating captains, waiters and busboys are all moving fast in order to deliver great service and cover a lot of area. In this atmosphere, a stroller can easily lead to broken plates, spilled drinks and an embarrassed guy in a suit sprawled out on the floor. So to avoid the tripping hazard we don’t allow strollers in the dining areas and we ask that children be supervised at all time.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Refreshing cocktails, tapas, Live entertainment. Two minute drive from the studio. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place to have lunch or dinner, very casual off of the Marina, indoor outdoor area with amazing water views. Not very expensive ”
  • 98 locals recommend

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