Miami in Florida is such a diverse city that it will cost a fortune to explore every bit of it. While you save money for luxury resorts, fine dining experiences as well as posh bars and clubs, we bring you top experiences that you can have in Miami at low or no cost at all.
Visit the Everglades National Park
It is great news for visitors that the most popular tourist attraction in Miami doesn’t require them to burn a hole in the pocket. Explore the expansive jungles and swamps of this UNESCO World Heritage Site for just 10 USD per day. Other than spotting some endangered species of birds and animals including the West Indian Manatee, Florida Panther and American Crocodile; you can indulge in canoeing, camping, hiking or one of the many other opportunities for adventure that the park presents.
Spend Some Leisurely Time at the Beach
If there’s one thing you can count on Miami for, it is the endless sunshine that illuminates the city most days of the year. The beaches, therefore, become an ideal escape in Miami without shelling out a lot of green bills. Beaches such as the Haulover Park, Surfside, South Beach, Lummus Park Beach and South Pointe Park are free-access beaches and are lined up with cafes and restaurants to take care of the hunger pangs after a day of sunbathing and swimming.
Take a Walking Tour around the Art Deco District
Prepare to be amazed by the magnificence of over 800 historical structures that dot the Art Deco District, the first 20th century neighbourhood to feature on the National Register of Historic Places. While each site will compel you to spend hours admiring its architecture and unravelling its history, take special time out for the Park Central, Lummus Park, Art Deco Welcome Center, The Tides Hotel, Front Porch Café and Restaurant as well as Clevelander.
Visit the Holocaust Museum
Dedicated to the survivors of the Holocaust in the US, The Holocaust Museum in Miami brings to the fore memories of one of the bloodiest catastrophes in the modern history by exhibiting pictures, paintings, plays and more from the time when humanity was faced with one of its ugliest sides.
Explore the Little Havana
Little Havana perfectly preserves Miami’s Cuban roots through its many monuments, the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame being one of the most prominent of them. You’ll be wise to visit on the last Friday of any month when the Little Havana celebrates the Cultural Friday that brings together artists highlighting and celebrating Miami’s Cuban culture through their entertaining performances.
Take a Free Bike Tour
There are ample of free bike tours that you can take in Miami to explore the city like a local. You can choose to ride through the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District and learn about the history of the Bahamian village and many of its churches and historic homes. You can also book yourself on the Wynwood Graffiti Tour and explore the art galleries and public art displays that adorn most streets in this neighbourhood.
Be Part of the Free Public Events
Miami brings together its residents through many free public entertainment events. One of the most popular among these is the Gratis Outdoor Film event organised by the Miami Beach Soundscape ExoStage on every Wednesday 8PM onward. Fans of jazz should plan their stay around the last Friday of the month of visiting to treat themselves to a spectacular show of jazz brought by the Museum of Contemporary Art.