4 Unique Places to Visit in Miami
Miami is one of the most popular destinations in the United States both with American and international tourists. If it is your first time visiting the city there are hundreds of amazing places to check out and things to do.
What are The Must-do Activities in Miami?
Dream beaches, a superficial city with luminous nights, Miami remains a leading destination in the United States. Lovers of paradise beaches can enjoy the ambient temperature always below 20 ° C.
In addition to daytime and nighttime events, Miami is the perfect place to party in bars and discos, but not only. The nature also offers a plethora of species to discover for hiking enthusiasts. And don't forget the Latino culture slightly combined with the Cuban population for an authentic gastronomic touch.
However, to give you an idea, here are a few activities among the sixty proposed:
- Cruise Biscayne Bay in the residential Millionaire's Row area of Miami, Florida;
- Rent a jet ski and enjoy the turquoise waters at breathtaking speeds;
- Take an inflatable boat tour of the Everglades National Park;
- Ride on an observation wheel or Skyviews to enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean;
- Ride a bike along South Beach;
- Discover the delicacies in the Little Havana neighborhood to taste of both American and Cuban flavors.
Most Unusual Places to Visit in Miami
Some of the most popular places to see in Miami include South Beach, Little Havana and Wynwood Walls. You could plan a trip independently or book an organised experience with a travel operator.
But what. if you would like to see a different side to Miami, and get an authentic experience? There are lots of alternative and unique places to add to your itinerary and in this article we highlight the best of them.
1. Venetian Pool
- 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables
Venetian Pool is a historic U.S. public swimming pool created in 1923 and located in Coral Gables. It was designed by Phineas Paist with Denman Fink and is the only swimming pool listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The pool was created from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. With the year round warm temperatures this is a great spot to check out, and offers a great alternative to the beach.
2. Neptune Memorial Reef
- Key Biscayne
The Neptune Memorial Reef is an artificial reef for cremated remains located approximately 3 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne. This is an underwater city for the dead where people can take cremated remains of loved ones to rest. You can go swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving at Neptune Memorial Reef; or view it from the comfort of a boat tour.
3. Watch a Jai Alai Game
- 3500 NW 37th Ave
Have you ever heard about Jai alai? Possibly not. This is a sport originating from the Basque Country involving bouncing a ball off a walled space by accelerating it to high speeds with a hand-held wicker cesta.
Jai alai is the fastest ball game in the world and can be watched live throughout the year at Miami Jai-Alai Fronton stadium which has a capacity of 6,500 people.
This is a great night out where you can eat some tasty food, experience the live entertainment and enjoy the rowdy entertainment.
4. Russian & Turkish Baths
- 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Unwind and relax at Miami Beach’s Russian & Turkish Baths where you can enjoy a traditional hot steam room experience. There are several different options available including an infrared steam room where you’ll have staff hit you with a bunch of fragrant oak leaves to help you sweat out all of your body’s toxins.
If you have more time and a flexible schedule here are some other amazing places to visit:
- The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery
- Pegasus and Dragon
- Miami Marine Stadium
- Monkey Jungle
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
- Miami Circle
- Crandon Park Zoo Ruins
- Cape Florida Lighthouse
- Opa-Locka City Hall
- The Kampong
- The Wolfsonian-FIU
Miami is one of the top rated destinations in Florida and really is somewhere you must visit. Have you got any recommendations for places to go in Miami? Let us know in the comments section below.