- By Kevin
- On Apr 20, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
It can be overwhelming visiting a new city, especially one as diverse and sprawling as Miami. It seems there’s never enough time to squeeze it all in and keep every traveler happy. Luckily, we’ve handpicked a few memorable landmarks that’ll keep the whole family entertained in the Miami Tours.
Any local will vouch – places like Aventura Mall, Dolphin Mall, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami Seaquarium, and Everglades National Park have come to define Miami, both past and present. These tough cookies have weathered Cat-5 hurricanes, fleeting trends, and economic recession to become the stuff of legend. Step back in time or step into the wild by visiting any of these evergreen Miami spots.
Aventura Mall - The Aventura Mall is an upscale super-regional shopping mall in Aventura, Florida, which has Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and JC Penney with 280 top brands…
Dolphin Mall - Dolphin Mall brings together over 240 fashion-forward and family-friendly retailers in a value oriented setting, making it the ultimate shopping destination in Miami.
Vintage Hotels and Homes - Trace the footsteps of Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, and Al Capone inside The Biltmore hotel – a monument of tropical luxury and timeless style, nestled in lush Coral Gables. Golfers the world-over hail Biltmore’s 18-hole, 6,800-yard championship course as the premiere destination for the sport. After working up a hunger on the green, check out the hotel’s four exquisite eateries, two bars, and majestic tearoom. The Palme D’Or offers the finest in traditonal French, five-course fare. Just down the way, lively Latin rhythms serenade the senses at the casual poolside grill. Speaking of pool, the Biltmore’s massive lagoon is one you have to see to believe.
The phrase “winter home” takes on a whole new meaning after one visit to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Nearly 100 years ago, one very wealthy businessman called this decadent, bay front mansion his off-season home. Located about two miles from Downtown Miami, this gargantuan, 40-plus-room estate is now home to rare treasures and 19th century antiques and is well-kept and still very much in it’s original condition. The Italian inspiration is unmistakable– from the Renaissance imagery overhead to the intricate tiling underfoot. It’s literally dripping with gold. Entry into the museum is well worth the $15 fee for adults and $6 price for children, ages six to twelve. Go any day of the week but Tuesdays; they’re also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you find yourself visiting our sunny shores in October, be sure to check out more legendary Miami spots at discounted rates during Miami Attractions Month.