There are few places more fun than Miami- especially if you’re ready to get away from the cold. But it can be tricky to narrow down exactly what you’ll see and do on your next trip if you’ve got limited time.
Miami has some of the best shopping around. If you rent a car, you can head to some of the outlet malls- there are some particularly good ones in Fort Lauderdale. You’ll also find some excellent boutiques here, and can wander Lincoln Road to find plenty of restaurants, shops, and art galleries waiting to be explored.
Hit the Zoo
Taking the kid? Or simply love animals and want to learn more about them? You can’t go wrong with Zoo Miami. This zoo has a reputation as one of the best in North America. Unlike other zoos, where animals are crammed into tiny cages, all animals have room to run and move in large exhibits.
Thanks to the mild Florida climate, this zoo has animals from around the world, and is a leader in wildlife conservation. If you’ve got a day free, and you’re wondering what to do, be sure to check out this zoo- you won’t regret it.
Frolick on South Beach
Most people plan to visit South Beach at some stage on a trip to Miami, but it’s easy to forget to actually get there.
Grab a book or a magazine, hit the beach, and spend some serious time relaxing. There are also plenty of beach side bars, shops, and restaurants to keep you busy when you need a break from the sun.
Take a road trip
There are plenty of things to see and do in Miami, but if you end up renting a car in Miami, you’ll be able to get out of town and see some of the other attractions in the area. There are many other great beaches in Fort Lauderdale, and you can also drive north to Orlando to enjoy the theme parks or learn more about wildlife by visiting the Everglades.
See the Monkeys
You’ll find Monkey Jungle in Miami, and you can walk along the path while monkeys play in the trees above you. Unlike in a typical zoo where you’re watching monkeys outside of their natural habitat, this replicates the type of habitat they’d live in if they were in the wild.