Miami Beach in a Weekend: Top Five Unmissable Miami Attractions

There are endless reasons to visit Miami again and again — even if all you want to do is relax on the beach. But it’s also the perfect city to visit in a weekend. If you’re only in town for a day or two, make the most of it by checking out the top five unmissable Miami attractions — and don’t miss Miami Attractions Month, from October 1-31.

Get creative in Wynwood.

Miami’s booming arts district is filled with world-famous street art and galleries, shops and breweries, and the locals and tourists taking it all in.

Explore the Design District.

Miami Beach is famous for its stunning Art Deco beauties. But for a more modern escape, explore the Miami Design District, where art, culture, celebrity-chef restaurants, and luxury fashion converge in a concentration of architecturally significant city blocks.

Take in the skyscrapers of Downtown Miami.

After New York and Chicago, Miami has the third most impressive skyline in the U.S. — beating out other major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston. Most of the buildings are concentrated in Downtown Miami, where institutions such as the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) provide a true city feel.

Wander the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

If you didn’t think it was possible to step out of Miami and into the Italian Riviera, think again. Built in 1916, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, in Coconut Grove, is a sprawling waterfront mansion in the Baroque style with lushly landscaped gardens to boot.

Relax at the beach.

The main attraction. Whether you’re looking for a quiet day on the sand just steps from Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club or a more lively experience further south in South Beach (where you can order a stone crab picnic from the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab), Miami Beach has a stretch of sand that will be just perfect for you.

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