Everyone thinks they know Miami…the delightfully tacky party scene. But beyond the neon lights and celebrity glorified beaches, the city has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and of course poolside lounging. We’ve put together a list of the top five places to check out next time you touch down in MIA:
Yes, it’s a mile long, hence the name. Miami’s central downtown district called ‘Miracle Mile‘ consists of the best restaurants, art institutions, and shopping Miami has to offer. Located between Coral Way and LeJune Road it’s one of the most popular roads in the city. And even if the two-block walk is just a quicker way to the beach, it’s worth checking out.
Even if you’re are not one to follow Nascar, there’s something about being at the races that’s an experience in itself. It’s loud, it’s hot, and it’s always exciting. With cars ripping by you at 200mph, watching the races is a true experience for anyone. And if Nascar racing won’t ever appeal to you, you can always try the ‘Exotic Auto Racing Experience‘ and drive a Ferreri around for few hours. Not that you don’t own one already.
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The next best thing to swimming the Miami coastline? A rooftop pool of course. Voted one of the best in the city, escape the sandy feet and be steps away from full service at the Intercontinental Pool Miami. And if the clouds block your sun you can always slip down for a stone massage at the renowned spa, or grab lunch in their five star restaurants. Don’t worry, they’re close to the beach should you miss the sand.
Don’t lie, you’re a Marlin’s fan, and now you have an excuse to watch them live in the retractable stadium just outside downtown. The baseball park opened in 2012 and is popular amongst the local sports fans. Click here for more information on games or to book tours and tickets.
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Known for the view, great food, and incredible service this is a go to spot for anyone visiting Miami. The menu features a combination of cooking styles from French to Japanese, made by some of the most talented chefs and prepared daily. Juvia Rooftop bar is popular amongst locals as well as tourists, and is a must stop for dinner or an evening drink with a view.