Miami, Florida is a great place to visit especially during the sunny days where you can really appreciate the beauty of its beaches and other tourist attractions. But for people who will be in Miami for a business trip, you might have only 1 or 2 days to spend in the city because your visit in the city will be consumed by your business related activities. For the business travelers, here are things that you can do in Miami in 24 hours.
See the highlights in less than 24 hours!
Some people who visited Miami might tell you that you really cannot appreciate the sights and sounds of Miami in just one day, but if you are in the city for a business trip and you have limited time to be a tourist, you can still explore the taste, colors and culture of Miami. What you will be experiencing in 24 hours really depend on your personal interests. Whether you are into beaches, culture, food or being social with the locals, there is always something for everybody in Miami.
Let’s get started with our morning tour!
Start the day by just enjoying the best thing Miami has to offer: its sunny beaches. You can either take a walk or ride your bike along the boardwalk and admire the city’s beaches or you can check out whats going on in the Art Deco Buildings. After about 30 to 60 minutes of exploring you might be hungry. Fuel up and have a great breakfast in either the News Cafe or the Front Porch Cafe and do not forget to drink a cup of coffee, or a cafecito, because you will be needing it for today’s trip.
After breakfast, you can explore the Wolfsonian FIU design museum where you will see a collection of fascinating artifacts that dates back from 1885 all the way to 1945. If you are visiting the city with your kids, you can head over to the Children’s Museum or the Jungle Island which are both located in MacAurthur Causeway.
You might be hungry after all of that exploring. You might want to grab a bite at GreenStreet Cafe or try out a large selection of Peruvian ceviche. Ceviche is a Peruvian dish very popular in Miami that incorporates marinated raw fish cured in citrus juice, like lemon and lime. You can find it at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and LatAm Grill to fuel up your lunch and get you ready for your afternoon adventure.
After a good hearty meal, you are now ready for your afternoon tour. Whether you are a fluent Spanish speaker or you do not know how to speak the language at all, you can still experience the Cuban culture of Miami by heading over to Little Havana and experiencing its hand made Cuban cigars or cups of steaming cafe con leche, or coffee with milk. You can then head over to the Domino Park where you can experience older generations of the Cuban community playing dominoes.
Ready for shopping? After experiencing the Cuban culture of the city, you can then return to South Beach. Lincoln Road or the nearby Espanola Way offers a great selection of name brand stores as well as some smaller boutiques that can really satisfy your shopping experience.
Evening Dinner and Shows
After a a day of exploring, you might want to go back to your hotel for a quick rest and then change your clothes because it is now time to experience dining at its finest in Miami. Have a taste of the city’s famous crustacean restaurant “Joe’s Stone Crab” for dinner. This restaurant is a seasonal eatery and is very famous so expect a large crowd and prepare yourself to wait. For other options, you can also go back to Lincoln Road for dinner at the Meat Market which is a famous steakhouse in Miami. After dinner, experience a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or stop by Mango’s for a wild time with latin music.
Want to end your visit in Miami with a bang? Head on over to Miami’s countless nightclubs and be entertained by music and crowds of party goers! After a wild night of partying and you might feel hungry at around 2 am, you can order pizza at Pizza Rustica which is open until 3am.