Fun Things to Do Alone in Miami

Fun Things to Do Alone in Miami
A global capital of fashion, entertainment, culture and commerce, Miami has no shortage of activities for families, couples and even solo travelers. If you're taking a solo trip to the "Magic City," just some of the things you can look forward to taking on by yourself are surfing and snorkeling on South Beach, attending a Miami Dolphins football game or a Florida Marlins baseball game, nightclub hopping, visiting several museums, exploring the Everglades and endless world-class shopping. Again, these are just some of your options.

South Beach

A popular Miami surfing destination, South Beach is also a choice destination for tanning, lounging, swimming and designer boutique shopping. Beach patrons can also peruse the World Exotic Art Museum located on the beach, as well as popular beach clubs like Nikki Beach Club and the Opium Garden, a favorite among the celebrity and socialite crowd. Nearby restaurants like Joe's Stone Crab are famous for their prolific seafood selections, while the sidewalk cafes that line the beachfront are people-watching hubs. The South Beach Duck Tours give a historical perspective of the city and beach from the water.

Private Tour of Miami

Miami has over a dozen neighborhoods, many of which reflect the distinct culture of the various immigrant groups that have made the city their home over the decades. The Miami Cultural Community Tours operation allows visitors to schedule customized private or group tours with a guide. Customized tours lets you choose the neighborhoods and aspects of the city you would like to explore, from Little Haiti to Little Havana, Coconut Grove or Coral Gables.

Miami Cultural Community Tours
25 S.E. 2nd Ave., Suite 1048
Miami, FL 33131
305-416-6868
miamiculturaltours.com

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

A National Historic Landmark, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens was built in the early 20th century. A grand house and estate, Vizcaya was originally the winter residence of American industrialist James Deering. Over the decades, hurricanes and the humid Miami weather took its toll on the house, until it was finally restored and turned into a public attraction. Visitors can peruse the site alone or with a volunteer tour guide.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
305-250-9133
vizcayamuseum.org

Spectator Sports

Miami is home to professional sports teams from all of the major leagues. The 2006 NBA champions, the Miami Heat, play at the American Airlines Arena; it's the only local team that plays in Miami "proper." The Miami Dolphins (NFL), Florida Marlins (MLB) and Florida Panthers (NHL) all play at nearby venues beyond the official city limits.

Article Written By Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole began writing as a local newspaper reporter in 2008. Her work also appears on various websites. Cole is a public-television producer and media professional, as well as a vegan and former varsity track-and-field MVP and team captain. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and politics from New York University.

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