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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.
Museum
“Definally a place you must visit. Its a beautiful mansion with lots of history.”
  • 293 locals recommend
Art Museum
“After consulting with public health experts and monitoring Miami-Dade County and City of Miami directives, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Verde restaurant and bar, along with Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, March 16, 2020. All upcoming PAMM events and public programs are canceled or postponed until further notice. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and will continue to communicate updates via email, on our website, and through social media (@pamm). Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back to PAMM when we reopen.”
  • 275 locals recommend
Public Art
“Our very own Miami Renaissance. Great photography place. Check out painted Murals and sculptures. Great place to see late afternoon as the sunsets. The night life comes to life. Local bar favorites and restaurants. Check out 1800 lucky. ”
  • 319 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami, visitors of Bayside Marketplace can experience the real Miami - home to impeccable international cuisine, fine shops and exotic music in a beautiful, waterfront setting. This two-level, open-air festival center features more than 150 shops including unique and national retailers such as Guess, GAP, and Victoria's Secret, as well as 12 delicious restaurants, such as Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Café, and The Knife. In addition to the numerous shopping and dining options, visitors can also enjoy free live music performances at our stage every day from Miami's best local musicians. Enjoy a few drinks by the water or hop on a refreshing Bay cruise, from tours of the celebrity homes on Star Island to gambling cruises, fishing and party charters. Water Taxi Miami service from Bayside to Miami Beach Marina, Key Biscayne, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Eden Roc Miami Beach and Coconut Grove is also available. Bayside is the number one most visited tourist attraction in Miami, with an impressive number five ranking statewide - sunshine and a dose of Latin flavor combine to make Bayside a feast for all the senses. New!: The Miami Eye Attraction. ”
  • 264 locals recommend
Neighborhood
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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.”
  • 334 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Miami Heat. The AmericanAirlines Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Design District is known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores and art galleries. Luxury fashion and jewelry boutiques, cafes and celebrity-chef restaurants draw a well-heeled crowd. Public art dotting the area includes the Fly’s Eye Dome, a geodesic dome designed by inventor Buckminster Fuller. Opened in December, 2017, The Institute of Contemporary Art shows cutting-edge work.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Want high end shopping and dining. Or catch a movie. Head over to brickell center. Located in brickell. You can also get there by Metro rail. Includes nightlife ,shopping and dining. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of the best Museum in town. from Sharks, finish, Science to an amazing 3D planetarium experience. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Zoo
“jungleisland.com If you like animals is defiantly worth a visit. Adult admission is $39.99 and kids from 3-12 are $24.99”
  • 94 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Definitely,​ a must if you want to explore the ​culture and amazing local cuisine. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“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.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre (15 ha) oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. Founded in 1955, it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States. In addition to marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees. The park offers daily presentations and hosts overnight camps, events for boy scouts, and group programs. Over 500,000 people visit the facility annually. The park has around 225 employees, and its lease payments and taxes make it the third-largest contributor to Miami-Dade County's revenue.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You can find target, Marshalls, and also if you are looking for home decoration you can check homes good and west elms that is a walking distance ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Great old space that was reinvented into an amazing latin experience. when {Covid} is gone the Live dance music will return, Fun hang out ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“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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Top restaurants

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.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great old space that was reinvented into an amazing latin experience. when {Covid} is gone the Live dance music will return, Fun hang out ”
  • 129 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
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Yardbird Southern Table & Bar $$ This place is very popular for it’s best-fried chicken and fresh farm ingredients. The reviews are good and the place looks really nice and elegant. Location: 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1.8 miles/7 mins drive ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Eclectic food & drink & South Beach views in an ultramodern space atop a designer parking garage.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Bar
“Hot spot where stylish diners sample Italian small plates & cocktails while grooving to DJ music.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Zuma is one of the best-known fish and sushi restaurants of Miami. It has built a strong reputation due to the quality food they serve and the great service it provides. Sushi and Fish Tiraditos are the best dishes, but usually the servers can walk you through! Make sure to save some space for the Chocolate Hot Cake! This is probably one of the most expensive restaurants in the list.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Indoor/Outdoor wine spot. Enjoy live music inside or sit with a large group in the beautiful patio area. Great place to go enjoy drinks without a hassle.”
  • 124 locals recommend

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