Attractions in Miami. The most important and interesting sights of Miami – photos and videos, descriptions and reviews, location, sites.
Many tourists are sure that Miami Beach is part of Miami. Meanwhile, these are completely different things, even administratively. Miami without its beach neighbor is big enough to spend more than a day or two on its sights. In a global sense, it can be divided into downtown, north and southwest, and in each of these areas there is something interesting.
It is more or less clear with downtown: it is the cultural and commercial center of all of South Florida. There are a lot of museums, parks, the oldest and most impressive city buildings. Brickell is the most modern downtown area, built up with new skyscrapers: here you will find shops, banks, offices and corporate headquarters. The downtown historic district is small, and contains about fifty remarkable buildings built during the Florida land boom in the first third of the 20th century. Historic Lummus Park, Museum Park and Bayfront Park are also located here. See acronymmonster for nickname of Florida.
Generally speaking, there are about 80 parks in Miami, so don’t focus too much on finding them.
The northern part of Miami is much less commercial and business, and for many, much more interesting because of its “creativity”. It’s home to the interesting Design District, the immigrant “Little Haiti” and the historic “MiMo,” a modern architecture district on the Upper East Side.
Miami is the most “tropical” place in the USA, and nature here is conducive to being closer to it.
The South and West districts boast some of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods and some of the most vibrant cultural attractions. “Little Havana” is a very interesting area that was once inhabited by immigrants from Cuba, and today is considered simply the Latin Quarter of Miami. Coconut Grove is a completely different story: it is an old, noble and expensive area with an abundance of greenery, elite art galleries, fine restaurants and famous clubs. This area is also the highest part of the city, so it’s worth visiting if only for the views.
Do not ignore the fact that Miami is the most “tropical” place in the United States, and nature here is conducive to being closer to it. The local zoo is the only tropical zoo in the country. Jungle Island is an amusement park for the whole family with an abundance of greenery and animal shows. The Miami Marine Aquarium is a tropical island, again with an animal show. And Oleta River Park is the largest urban park in the state, where you can swim, sunbathe on the beach, ride a bike, go boating or sleep in an air-conditioned cabin and do all of the above.