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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
“A National Historic Landmark, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a 1916 waterfront estate home with 32 decorated rooms and 10 acres of formal gardens.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Verde has a fabulous goat cheese and squash blossom pizza, excellent lemonades, and an awesome vibe. ”
  • 266 locals recommend
Public Art
“Wynwood is best known for being a prominent entertainment district, dotted with artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is highlighted by colorful murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“"Bayside Marketplace offers the full Miami experience: latin food, local artists, hot music and beautiful settings! Here you can enjoy Miami's famous seafood, salsa rhythms, and tropical cocktails. At Bayside you get the best of shopping, restaurants, bars, live music, bus and boat tours all while being located waterside and in the heart of Downtown Miami."”
  • 239 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“You have to leave the beach but this area is worth the trip. Great food, coffee, bars and art.”
  • 306 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“SUPERBOWL MUSIC FEST is a 3-day concert event where artists such as Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will perform. WHEN: Thursday, January 30- Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m. WHERE: AmericanAirlines Arena, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. PRICE: Ticket prices start at $50. Thursday Jan. 30 / DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and more Friday Jan. 31 / Guns N’ Roses Saturday Feb. 1 / Maroon 5 and special guest ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“People watching + Shopping. Positive Vibes and artistic influences everywhere ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lots of high end stores and fantastic restaurants. Particularly Casa Tua Market”
  • 87 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Interactive, family-friendly, fun place. The roof top give you amazing views of the city. You'll want to take loads of pictures. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Zoo
“Jungle Island, Miami's premier entertainment destination, combines the beauty of Miami's tropical landscape with a jungle full of extraordinary animals from around the globe. Building upon its rich history that spans over 80 years, today's Jungle Island is a contemporary theme park, featuring extremely rare twin orangutans and over 300 vibrant birds, including the world's only trained Cassowary.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“CALLE OCHO STREET... A LITTLE PIECE OF CUBA IN MIAMI. FOOD IS GREAT, INDIE FILMS AT THE MOVIE THEATER RIGHT IN 8TH STREET, CUBAN CIGARS.”
  • 104 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
“Miami's Best Aquarium Discover South Florida’s best aquarium and favorite visitor attraction. Enjoy amazing marine mammal shows with dolphins and sea lions that delight children of all ages. See world-class sea life exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more. Learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with the friendly, intelligent and graceful dolphins at Dolphin Harbor, the best dolphin experience in Miami! Join us for one of our many special events great family dining options, and of course, unforgettable animal experiences at the best place to swim with dolphins in Miami! ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Big name stores are here for convenient and low pricing ,Target , Ross, West Elm, plus lots of small well priced eateries, 5 guys, Spris, The cheese course. Wings n things. Salumeria ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Historic Miami bar and lounge in Little Havana est. in 1935 with a rich and unique history. Live jazz, latin music and salsa dancing. Very cool outdoor patio with stage and dance floor. Festive place to dance salsa and enjoy some cocktails. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great hang out place with beautiful view. Food is okay, but view is the best”
  • 97 locals recommend

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
“Historic Miami bar and lounge in Little Havana est. in 1935 with a rich and unique history. Live jazz, latin music and salsa dancing. Very cool outdoor patio with stage and dance floor. Festive place to dance salsa and enjoy some cocktails. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great hang out place with beautiful view. Food is okay, but view is the best”
  • 97 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Farm to table (American) Southern comfort food and bourbon bar. Great for brunch. Reservations recommended.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Juvia is one of the classic, trendy and chic restaurants of Miami. It is located in a rooftop at Lincoln Road. The atmosphere and the views are amazing, as well as the service and the food. Different cuts of meat and fish, Ceviche, fancy entrées and delicious cocktails pair with the stunning view of the city. I recommend this one for couples. It is an expensive restaurant, but it is worth a try!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bar
“Indoor/Outdoor Venue Perfect For Drinks, Happy Hour & The Best People Watching in the best location on Lincoln Road ....”
  • 63 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, I would recommend this one for special occasions.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Place to chill before party, or just take some wine with good cheese and ham, that's the meaning of this place. It's not typical, it's self serve bar where you go to the winery, take your bottle them take your cheese and ham, pay for it and them goes to your table, simple cheap good music good people, perfect to enjoy with some friends ”
  • 116 locals recommend

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