Fodor’s Expert Review
This pedestrian-friendly waterfront park sits on a 32-acre site smack in the heart of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, bordered by Bayside Marketplace to the north and the InterContinental Miami to the south. There's a small but lovely walking trail and two major event spaces—the Tina Hills Pavilion and Bayfront Park Amphitheater. American sculptor Isamu Noguchi helped redesign the park in the late 1980s, gracing the site with several works, including the white Challenger Memorial, commemorating the space shuttle that exploded in 1986. If you want to live like a local, join in the free yoga on the bay front Monday and Wednesday (6 pm) or Saturday (9 am). Seven blocks north of Bayfront Park is the 30-acre Museum Park (formerly Bicentennial Park), which houses the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and is also managed by Bayfront Park Management Trust.