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Miami Beach

Miami Mosaic: A Blend of Cultures, Art, & Food.


A guide on the best that Miami has to offer and a curated list of must-visits (including some Hidden Gems).

Miami is a top destination for travelers from around the world. Everyone knows about its iconic beaches, world-renowned nightlife, and endless array of dining options. Its diverse and multicultural population has created a rich tapestry of art, music, and cuisine that can be experienced in neighborhoods such as Little Havana, Little Haiti, and Wynwood. Whether you are seeking a family-friendly vacation, a romantic getaway, or an adventure with friends, Miami is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience. Be sure to check our Villas in Miami to find the perfect home base for your vacation. Enjoy some downtime in the pool, or have fun with everyone in our Game Rooms after exploring the best of the city.

We often ask ourselves which are the best things to do in Miami. That's why we've created "The List," a curated selection of activities and experiences that we believe everyone should try when visiting. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Visit South Beach: Take a stroll along the iconic Ocean Drive, lounge on the beach, and people- watch at one of the many outdoor cafes.
  2. Explore Wynwood: This vibrant neighborhood is known for its street art, galleries, and trendy bars and restaurants.
  3. Go on a Food Tour: Miami is known for its delicious and diverse cuisine, from Cuban sandwiches to fresh seafood. Take a food tour to discover the city's culinary gems.
  4. Visit Little Havana: Immerse yourself in Cuban culture with a visit to this lively neighborhood, where you can sip on mojitos, play dominoes, and listen to live music. Stay in our Casa Grande Villa, right in the heart of this neighborhood.
  5. Take a Boat Tour: See Miami from a different perspective by taking a boat tour around the city's waterways, including Biscayne Bay and the Miami River.
  6. Enjoy a good show: buy tickets for Ballet, Opera or Theater in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Afterwards, have a cocktail in the nearby Frost Science Museum rooftop.
  7. Go on an Architecture Tour in Art Deco Historic District. If you relish in a good interior and exterior design and architecture, take a look at our Jardin Tropical Villa in Miami.
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Wynwood Miami

The best of a city like Miami is often hidden to those who know how to look. To experience something a little more off the beaten path, here are some recommendations for unique experiences in Miami:

  1. Visit the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: This stunning estate was once the winter home of industrialist James Deering and features 34 rooms filled with European antiques and art.
  2. Go on a Nature Hike: The Everglades National Park is just a short drive from Miami and offers an immersive experience in the natural beauty of South Florida.
  3. Eat at Versailles Restaurant: Known as the "World's Most Famous Cuban Restaurant," Versailles has been a Miami institution since 1971 and serves up delicious traditional Cuban cuisine.
  4. Take a Day Trip to Key West: Just a few hours' drive from Miami, Key West is a beautiful island paradise with crystal-clear waters and a laid-back vibe.
  5. Take a Guided Tour of the Miami River: Explore a hidden gem of Miami's history and culture, and enjoy a scenic river cruise.
  6. Explore the Ancient Spanish Monastery: Visit a unique attraction in North Miami Beach that features a medieval monastery originally built in Spain.
  7. Visit the Deering Estate: Discover Miami's early 20th century history and enjoy outdoor activities at a historic home and nature preserve.
  8. Have a romantic dinner with ocean views at Juvia rooftop restaurant. Enjoy Modern French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine.

When planning your trip to Miami, it's important to keep in mind the weather and peak tourist seasons. The best time to visit Miami is between December and May, when the weather is mild and dry. Summer months can be very hot and humid, and hurricane season runs from June to November. It's also important to plan your itinerary ahead of time, as Miami has a lot to offer and you don't want to miss out on any must-see attractions. We would love to welcome you in any of our Villas across Miami and be the perfect setting for your getaway.

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Juvia rooftop restaurant Miami