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5 Unique Things to Do in Miami

5 Unique Things to Do in Miami

When you think of Miami, the first thing that comes to mind is probably warm weather, popular beaches, and famous movies sets. Miami has no shortage of tourist attractions and there is more going on than first meets the eye.

Even if it is your 100th visit to the city, you are sure to find something new. Around every corner, you can discover famous landmarks, local hotspots, and natural oases. Here we give you the lowdown on 5 of Miami’s most unique experiences.

1. Ride A Swamp Buggy Through The Everglades


Everglades National Park is by far the most expansive of wild places in Florida. The park is a paradise for nature lovers. A ride on a swamp buggy is a great way to explore some of the more unreachable areas.

Not to be mistaken with the airboat, swamp buggies are specially designed to navigate the shallow waters and bogs. These powerful vehicles plow straight through shallow muddy water on huge tractor tires. The vehicles have a canopy to protect you from the sun. Most buggies are wheelchair accessible.

Experienced tour guides will help you discover the swamp's iconic wildlife. Look out for alligators manatees and some of 360 different birds. Learn about the area's rich history while visiting ancient Indian burial grounds.

There are a variety of companies offering swamp buggy services in the area. It won’t break the bank either at around $30 a ticket, depending on which company you go with.

2. Experience A Fusion Of Flavours In Little Havana


Take a walk through the streets of Little Havana in the Cuban District. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the district's history and discover hidden gems. Get a taste (literally) of daily life in this friendly and vibrant community.

A visit to Little Havana should be top of the list for foodies. Sit down and enjoy classic Caribbean dishes with a modern twist. Calle Ocho is home to the city’s best Cuban restaurants. If you prefer to eat on the move, grab a snack or sweet treat from any of the takeaway windows.

Some of the best-sellers are pintxos or snacks on skewers, delicious tamales, and empanadas. If you’re looking for a caffeine fix, this is the place to be.

If you stroll to Maximo G√≥mez park, you will find locals discussing current events over a game of dominoes. It is also worth checking out Little Havana’s own Hispanic walk of fame.

3. Cruise On A Catamaran


If you are looking for something special, rent a catamaran in Miami and get out and explore the water. There are tons of choices when it comes to finding the right size and type of boat.

Why not rent a party boat and invite a few friends to celebrate a birthday? You might prefer a sunset cruise with a bottle of bubbly. This is the perfect way to toast an anniversary or even stage a proposal.

For an exciting day trip, sail over to Neptune Memorial Reef, east of Key Biscayne. Here you can snorkel or dive around the world's only cemetery on the ocean floor. This cremation memorial site is also the world's largest man-made reef.

4. Hang Out In Monkey Jungle


Monkey Jungle is 40 Acres of semi-natural wildlife park. It was first established in 1933 to allow researchers to study monkeys in a wild environment. The park is home to 400 primates of 40 different species and the guides are very informative.

Animal lovers can take a guided tour through Miami’s own patch of Amazon Jungle. Unlike a zoo, humans are the ones walking through cages. Watch the Java monkeys play in their pond and even meet a Gorilla.

Monkey jungle includes a giant aviary where rescued parrots get a second chance at life. The park hosts events and is a fun location for your child's next birthday party.

5. Experience The Great Artists In 360°


You don’t need to visit Paris to see famous artwork. Digital exhibitions are a hot trend in Miami’s entertainment circuit. Immerse yourself in the world's best-loved paintings. Art is brought to life with animation, light, and sound.

Check out Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at the Olympia Theatre. The whole family will enjoy classics like Sunflowers and Starry Night projected across huge surfaces. You can also take a short tour and discover a day in the life of the artist.

Visit the Ice Palace for Beyond Monet: The immersive experience. Over 400 artworks are re-imagined across 50 000 square feet. This is the biggest immersive art show in the country. Remember to check the websites for current and upcoming shows.



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