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  • 1. Bayside Market Place

    Bayside is wonderful!! My mother and I had a lovely time shopping there. There was live music (every night), a magician, and a man that let you take pictures posing with his pet macaw parrots. There...

  • 2. Vizcaya Mansion

    What a beautiful place! The outdoor landscape is just unbelievable! You must see this place. Easy to get to on the metro system. There is a walking bridge over the highway which makes it quite safe to...

  • 3. Down Town

    Freedom Tower is an interesting park of Miami’s skyline, as it is one of the few towers erected in the Spanish revival style, and because it is an allegory for Cuban immigration to the United States....

  • 4. Seaquarium

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    After years of having my blinders on, I am aware of the true nature of places like the Miami Seaquarium. It's so sad that we rob these beautiful creatures of their families and homes. Don't support...

  • 5. Florida Keys

    Key West really does deserve at least one full days visit but, if your time is limited and, are interested in at least catching a quick glimpse of the Keyes, here is a handy...

  • 6. Little Habana

    We had visited an exhibition on the Cuban Diaspora, and wanted to visit Little Havana at night, and have dinner there. The main street is 8th Avenue or Calle Ocho, on which there is an array of Cuban...

  • 7. Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove is a posh area in Miami which was founded at the beginning of the 19th century by Bahamian seamen. Located on the edge of Biscayne Bay, the area (called The Grove) is full of charm,...

  • 8. The Everglades

    One of our travel goals is to visit as many National Parks as possible. So on vacation, if a park is nearby, we are going to stop by. As was the case, the Everglades National Park is licated near...

  • 9. Metro Zoo

    Please note that I do not support ZOO's they are a life long prison to beautiful beings that did nothing to deserve such fate :( Instead, support a local sanctuary, nature reserve or rehabilitation...

  • 10. South Beach

    Miami is has a gorgeous coastline and if you get the opportunity to go to the beach, I would recommend one in the South Beach area (off Ocean Drive). Yes, parking can be a royal pain in the butt, but...

  • 11. Art Deco

    We were dying to see this decorative and architectural style 1925-1940, with it's geometric designs and bold colors with regard to the buildings. And it was fantastic. Miami Beach was the place we...

  • 12. Coral Gables

    Fairchild Gardens in Coral Gables is always a good place to go. It is even better now - from December 06 to May 31, 2007 there is an exhibit of Chihuly Glass there in the gardens. Admission is $20...

  • 13. Fairchild Tropical Garden

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is named after David Fairchild, the preeminent botanist of his day and was established in 1936 by Robert H. Montgomery. Today it is home to many species of rare...

  • 14. Versace Mansion

    The tourist pamphlet for the Art Deco District of Miami Beach describes Casa Casuarina as being modeled after Alcazar de Colon, the Dominican Republic house built by Christopher Columbus' family in...

  • 15. Cruise Ships - Port of Miami

    Cruise ships dock on the north side of Dodge Island. Most of the cargo ships are on the south side of Dodge Island. The Port of Miami has over 30 deepwater berths adjacent to the Miami Harbor Channel;...

  • 16. Monkey Jungle

    4 out of 5 stars

    We went to the Monkey Jungle (which is advertised as "Where Humans Are Caged and Monkeys Run Wild!") on a trip from Key West to Miami sometime in 1967 when this picture was taken. I do not remember...

  • 17. Disney World

    Orlando is the location that most folks think of when they think DISNEY. But actually WDW is located in Lake Buena Vista. Walt Disney World and the other theme parks are NOT really that close to...

  • 18. Cape Florida Lighthouse

    Located in the Key Biscayne area inside Bill Baggs State Park is the Cape Florida Lighthouse, once the area of incredible violence from pirates and such (Black Caesar) and also Seminole Indians who...

  • 19. Jungle Island

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I will always to see animals in the wild but fully accept that zoos and wildlife parks have their place. Hopefully their "place" is to edcuacte and entertain. Sadly I found this place lacking in both...

  • 20. Holocaust Memorial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Free Art exhibit open year round. At the risk of sounding dramatic, we make a visit to this memorial everytime we have out of town guests. Each time I am moved in a different way by it, not only by...

  • 21. Miami Beach

    My boyfriend and I recently moved to central florida for college and decided to take a trip down to Miami, since it was always made out as a beautiful place that everyone wants to go. We stayed two...

  • 22. Key Biscayne

    I found Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Park on Key Biscayne provided a quiet respite from the bustle and pretentious atmostphere of South Beach. Unlike South Beach, Key Biscayne was calm,...

  • 23. Ocean drive

    Ocean Drive is a street in South Beach running along the Ocean – as the name suggests. It is known for its Art Deco buildgins and hotels which line the street. It’s full of restaurants and bars –...

  • 24. Spanish Monastery

    The Ancient Spanish Monastery was built before Europeans set foot in America. Of course not where it stands today... it was going to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California (would be another...

  • 25. Coral Castle

    A really beautiful place with neat sculptures made of coral! The castles took 28 years and was built by a young man named Ed, from Latvia, for his girlfriend. It's a great place and you can learn a...

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  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    i am coming on the 9th -11th with my family daughterf 21 and boys 16 om the 11th we are picking a cruise , what do you thing we must do while in Miami. everglades and a hop on hop off bus ? thank you so much

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      Jun 12, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      Hi and welcome to Virtual Tourist. It would be a better idea to post your question in the Miami travel forum where members who can help you are more likely to see it; they're apt to miss it here in the comments section. You can find that forum here:

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