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  • 1. Lincoln Road Mall

    South Beach | Building/Architectural Site

    This open-air pedestrian mall flaunts some of Miami's best people-watching. The eclectic interiors of myriad fabulous restaurants, colorful...Read More

  • 2. Pérez Art Museum Miami

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in December 2013, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, known locally as PAMM, shines as the city's first true world-class museum. This über-high...Read More

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  • 3. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Coconut Grove | House/Mansion/Villa

    Of the 10,000 people living in Miami between 1912 and 1916, about 1,000 of them were gainfully employed by Chicago industrialist James Deering...Read More

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  • 4. Barnacle Historic State Park

    Coconut Grove | House/Mansion/Villa

    A pristine bay-front manse sandwiched between cramped luxury developments, Barnacle is Miami's oldest house still standing on its original foundation...Read More

  • 5. Bayside Marketplace

    Downtown | Market/Bazaar

    The Bayside Marketplace, a waterfront complex of entertainment, dining, and retail stores, was en vogue circa 1992 and remains popular due to...Read More

  • 6. Crandon Park Beach

    Key Biscayne | Beach–Sight

    This relaxing oasis in northern Key Biscayne offers renowned tennis facilities, a great golf course, a family amusement center, and 2 miles...Read More

  • 7. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    Coral Gables | Garden/Arboretum

    With 83 acres of lakes, sunken gardens, a 560-foot vine pergola, orchids, bellflowers, coral trees, bougainvillea, rare palms, and flowering...Read More

  • 8. HistoryMiami

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Discover a treasure trove of colorful stories about the region's history at HistoryMiami, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern...Read More

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  • 9. Jungle Island

    Downtown | Zoo/Aquarium

    Originally located deep in south Miami and known as Parrot Jungle, South Florida's original tourist attraction opened in 1936 and moved closer...Read More

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  • 10. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

    Key Biscayne | Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At the north end of the beach in Crandon Park is the free Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, where you can explore an indoor mangrove...Read More

  • 11. Matheson Hammock Park and Beach

    Coral Gables | Beach–Sight

    Kids love the gentle waves and warm (albeit often murky) waters of this beach in Coral Gables's suburbia, near Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden...Read More

  • 12. Miami Children's Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This Arquitectonica-designed museum, both imaginative and geometric in appearance, is directly across the MacArthur Causeway from Jungle Island...Read More

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  • 13. Miami Seaquarium

    Virginia Key | Zoo/Aquarium

    This classic family attraction stages shows with sea lions, dolphins, and other marine animals. The Crocodile Flats exhibit has 26 Nile crocodiles...Read More

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  • 14. Oleta River State Park


    Tucked away in North Miami Beach, this urban park is a ready-made family getaway. Nature lovers will find it easy to embrace the 1,128 acres...Read More

  • 15. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

    Downtown | Observatory/Planetarium

    In spring 2017, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science relocated to its much larger (250,000-square-foot), hypermodern, $300 million...Read More

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  • 16. The Kampong

    Coconut Grove | Garden/Arboretum

    With nearly 11 acres of exquisite, flamboyant flowering trees and fruits, this former home and garden of horticulturist Dr. David Fairchild...Read More

  • 17. Venetian Pool

    Coral Gables | Pool

    Sculpted from a rock quarry in 1923 and fed by artesian wells, this 820,000-gallon municipal pool had a major face-lift in 2010 and again in...Read More

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  • 18. Zoo Miami

    Richmond Heights | Zoo/Aquarium

    Don't miss a visit to this top-notch zoo, 14 miles southwest of Coral Gables in the Miami suburbs. The only subtropical zoo in the continental...Read More

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