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Miami Local Expert Guide

Captain Kim's Insider Tips for Things to do in Miami

Take a Professionally Guided Miami Boat Tour

One of the best ways to see Miami is by water on a Miami Boat Tour. With Ocean Force Adventures you will explore just about everything there is to see of Miami by water. 

This Miami boat tour visits popular areas including the mansions found on Star Island, the very private Fisher Island, Port Miami and the magnificent downtown Miami skyline. 

You will also visit more remote and historical areas including Biscayne National Park, Key Biscayne and pass by the popular Miami sandbar parties.

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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour from Miami

There are many outfitters that will take you on an Everglades airboat tour and adventure to see the magnificent Florida Everglades. However, if you want a small group or private experience with a real Florida Gladesman (born and raised in the Everglades), you should give Mac’s Fish Camp a call.

Owned and operated by a 5th generation gladesman, you can experience an hour-long airboat ride to see alligators, birds, crocodiles and more. Mac’s also provides private airboat tours, thrill rides, Bass fishing, guide service, cabins, wildlife and alligator viewing.

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Museums in Miami and Miami Beach

Miami’s vibrant arts community is on fully display in neighborhood’s around the area including Wynwood, South Beach, Little Haiti, Allapattah and downtown. There are hundreds of small art galleries to explore in these areas. But if your visit to Miami does not allow for that much exploring, a visit to one of the many worldclass museums in South Florida is the way to go. Here is a list of some of the best in each area.

South Beach – The Wolfsonian FIU: this musuem uses and eclectic collection of objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and technological changes that have transformed the world.

The Wolfsonian FIU

Miami – Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): A modern and contemporary art museum exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Fronting Biscayne Bay and overlooking Port Miami, the museum was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.

PAMM

Allapattah – The Rubell Museum: This stunning museum showcases one of the largest private contemporary art collection in North America and focuses on emerging & established artists.  Housed in a repurposed DEA warehouse, it features and award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant on the grounds.

Rubell Museum

North Miami – Musuem of Contemporary Art (MOCA): This museum focuses on contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.

MOCA

Miami for Families and Kids

Miami is a global destination known for its nightlife, beaches, shopping and world-class dining. You might be suprised to learn it is a great destination for families as well. Here are some of the most popular activities and and places for families in Miami.

Frost Museum of Science

Featuring Miami’s only planetarium, this high-tech museum has something for everyone in the family. A 3-story aquarium with pelagic species including sharks and rays centers the outdoor and indoor space. Nearly all of the exhibits offers some type of sensory or touch experience for kids.

Zoo Miami

This is the largest and oldest zoo in Florida and has more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 different species. You can rent a safari bike and ride among elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes and more in this subtropical park.

Skyview Miami Observation Wheel

 For those that like to take to the skies, Miami has one the newest attractions for families at Bayside Marketplace, a 200-foot tall ferris wheel. This thrilling ride has climate controlled gondolas that glide you up for stunning Miami skyline views.