Miami is like a pot of gold in Florida which encompasses a tons of world-famous tourist attractions, and it’s a daunting task to discover the entire city just in a day. Don’t get baffled. Yet, you can chalk out your one day trip to Miami by keeping in mind the most preeminent and significant highlights that are worth your time to the most.
Kick off your morning blues with a brusque walk along the South Beach. In the wake of a walk for good half an hour, get filled in with some healthy breakfast at
(situated on 14th St. and Ocean Drive). Indeed the best place to stop by. Now you are fueled up enough to explore the fascinating landmarks near the beach.
Nothing could be better to start your journey from Art Deco Museum which allows travelers to have deep insights into Miami Beach, its culture and architecture. Get amazed to know how the Miami City evolved and developed by looking at the artifacts and vestiges from history that museum preserves and exhibits.
Address: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Opening Hours: 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Sunday (Thursdays until 7 pm)
Distance and time from South Beach: 0.3 miles or 7 mins drive
Time for Mediterranean styled skyscraper: 10:30 am
After leaving Art Deco Museum, start heading towards south on Ocean Drive towards 9th Street and swing by Biscayne Blvd where Freedom Tower, a Cuban American Museum, stands majestic. It is revered worldwide as a significant cultural and educational center. Traipse around its art gallery for an unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to catch its beauty into your camera.
Address: 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Distance and time from Art Deco Museum: 4.8 miles or 11 mins drive
Time for some Hop-on Hop-off: 11:30 am
To get the best of the sightseeing while in Miami, start moving towards south off Freedom Tower on Biscayne Blvd and walk northeast 6th Street to reach Big Bus Tours Miami. Saunter through Miami’s key attractions while sitting back in open-top buses. These buses will drive you through more than 40 hop on and hop off halts. Get ready to experience this thrilling bus tour.
Address: Miami Central Station, 3797 Northwest 21st St, Miami, Florida 33142
Distance and time from Freedom Tower: 0.4 mile or 8 min walk
Feeling Famished? Gorge on Lunch at 1 pm:
Your stomach must be growling by this time. Don’t worry! You can get off at Little Havana, which is marked with top-grade restaurants and cafes, during your Big Bus tour. Swing by Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
(1961 Southwest 8th Street, Miami) and grab a bite of taco, tostada, enchilada and many other Mexican delicacies. You can also stop by Guayacan Restaurant
(1933 Southwest- 8th St, Miami) if you are looking for authentic Nicaraguan cuisines in Miami. For some authentic and flavorsome Dominicans and Latinos food in a cozy ambiance, drop by Milly’s Restaurant
(2742 8th Street Southeast, Miami).
Playing and Cuddling with animals: 2:30 pm
After satiating your hunger, you can leave for Jungle Island where you can play with various amicable animals and bird species. They will allure you with their marvelous tricks and entertain you with their spectacular shows and stunts.
Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132
Phone: (305) 400-7000
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10 am to 5 pm), Saturday & Sunday (10 am to 6 pm); Opening Hours are subject to change
Distance and time from Little Havana: 6.1 miles or 14 min drive
Serene Aqua Tours: 4 pm
If you are feeling weariness, then don’t go heavy on walking. Miami Aqua Tours are there to take you through every nook and cranny of the Biscayne Bay. It is an economical option to visit and explore the most distinguished corners of the city. Get lucky by passing by the homes of your favorite stars and celebrities. While on boat, you will also get to know some interesting and astonishing facts about the city with the help of professional tour guides. Book yourself beforehand to confirm your aqua ride.
Distance and time from Jungle Island: 2.6 miles or 10 min drive
Get Sporty at Miami Orange Bowl: 6 pm
All ardent sports lovers can travel to I-395 West from Northeast 1st Avenue and hire a cab to reach Orange Bowl to enjoy the spectacular sports events and tournaments going on there. Hoot aloud from the grandstand and get a chance to meet your favorite sport stars. Book your tickets beforehand to enjoy these exceptional events.
Address: Orange Bowl, 14360 Northwest 77th Court, Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
Distance and time from Miami Aqua Tours: 19.4 miles or 29 min drive
Munching Time: 7:30 pm
Low on energy? Visit Wendy’s
(2390 West 68th Street), which is 10 min away from Miami Orange Bowl, and munch on some scrumptious fast foods. You can also dine in Caucan Grill
(15406 Northwest 77th Court), a renowned Mexican restaurant, which is 7 min away from Miami Orange Bowl. You can also swing by Chick-N-Grill of Miami Lakes
(15356 Northwest 79th Court) for some barbequed chicken and lip-smacking salad combos.
Go heavy on partying and drinking: 9 pm
Your trip to Miami is incomplete if you haven’t experience its night life. For some, partying in Miami for whole night is on their bucket lists. Las Tabernas de Wancho Night Club is one of the most-visited nightclubs, and is famed for its vibrant, hopping and glitzy ambiance. The music there will make your hair stand on end. You will fail to resist from bopping to the dance numbers played by noted DJs there.
Address: 2100 West 76th Street #512, Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33016
Operation Hours: Friday-Sunday (9 pm-5 am), remains closed on Monday-Thursday
Distance and time from Miami Orange Bowl: 2.7 miles or 8 min drive
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