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Cool Things to do in Miami Right Now

Yet another year is coming to an end. Looking back, we might say 2020 was less than ideal. However, things do seem to be calming down a bit.

The world and our lives are slowly returning to normal. Public venues are reopening, and we’re once again able to resume our day-to-day routine.

Even though the current situation demands certain precautions, and not everything is still 100% operational, we have managed to find you some cool things to do in Miami right now.

Summer fun is a viable option – even during the winter

Miami is blessed with an incredible climate. Although it’s almost the end of the year, the weather is still warm and perfect for some summer fun.

In October – yes. This is Miami, after all. Seeing people on the beach in October, or January, for that matter, isn’t anything strange. However, a sight that’s rarely seen on the beaches of Miami is – a lack of tourists.

There are always tourists in Miami. But due to the COVID situation, they are sparse. Still, the beaches aren’t crowded nowadays. You’ll be able to lie down, run around, build sandcastles, and throw some frisbees or balls around. Or you can just chill, relax, and gaze into the distance. It is much easier without the crowd.

So, hit some of the famous Miami beaches. If you’ve ever watched any movie or TV show featuring Miami, chances are you’re already familiar with South Beach.

However, if you’d rather find your own piece of heaven, take a few days and stroll around Biscayne Bay. It won’t be long before you find a happy place to call your own.

Gorgeous street art is the staple of Miami

Hopping back into the urban environment, you definitely shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Wynwood Walls. Following the trend of uniqueness, we come to this very specific form of artistic expression.

Here you will be able to feast your eyes on the biggest collection of street art in the world. Beautiful, colorful, and at times vexing graffiti and murals on Wynwood Walls constantly change.

One might say they are a perfect reflection of the city that accommodates them. Chances are that, whenever you re-visit this venue, there will be something completely new to see.

And the best thing right now – there aren’t many tourists. Which means you’ll be able to take some pretty unforgettable photos.

The ever-popular Everglades

A true treat for nature lovers and a perfect refuge from the chaos of the city, the Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of lush wilderness, teeming with wildlife.

Only a short ride from downtown Miami, the Everglades offer the opportunity to see many endangered species, such as the American crocodile, blue heron, Florida panther, and everyone’s favorite – the manatee.

There are three entrances to the preserve itself. Each offers you different kinds of adventures. You can spend a whole day hiking or biking one of the many trails.

However, nothing can compare to blasting through the Everglades on an airboat. It’s one of those things you shouldn’t miss for the world. Just remember to bring some bug spray – it is a swamp, after all.

Visit Cuba – in the heart of Miami

Although there are a lot of cool things to do in Miami, hardly any offers such a unique and thrilling experience as Little Havana.

Take a stroll down Calle Ocho during the day, to get a true feel of Cuban culture. Enjoy graffiti and murals depicting prominent Cuban people and events.

Chill out in Domino Park while you watch and chat with abuelitos playing dominoes. Buy some traditional folk-art or hand made souvenirs. Stop by street musicians and revel in the beats of Son Cubano.

And, most definitely try some of the savory traditional dishes in one of the many restaurants on Calle Ocho. And don’t worry if the restaurant looks a bit less presentable.

Because one simple rule applies here: The shabbier the restaurant – the better the food.

Cool things to do in Miami can involve science

When you want to have fun and learn something along the way, the Frost Museum of Science is the place to go.

The complex features four enormous buildings, each with different scientific themes. However, the most prominent (and fun!) ones are The Gulf Stream Aquarium and The Planetarium.

In the Aquarium, you can experience the ocean at three levels. Each represents different depths and contains various sea creatures you can admire.

On the other hand, if you’d rather turn your gaze toward the infinite sky, The Planetarium houses one of the most powerful display systems in the world.

With its high tech possibilities of 3D presentation, you’ll be able to fly to the distant planets, solar systems, or even galaxies, or dive down into the deepest depths of the ocean.

“Spooktober” is time for fun

Halloween is almost here! And you know what that means: The horror begins! The fun kind, of course. There are a lot of cool things to do in Miami during this time.

Treat yourself to Wynwood Fear Factory concerts, in the spooky setting that will keep you on edge. Or trick yourself and visit The Horrorland drive-thru and become the protagonist of a horror movie – from the safety of your car.

Finally, if you’re in the mood for something unique, the Titanic Masquerade Cruise is just the thing for you. You will enjoy music, drinks, and food on a mega yacht turned into a ghost ship for this occasion.

Whichever attraction you choose, one thing is certain: you won’t get bored

Miami – unique in every way

Although moving to Miami is a big decision, it certainly isn’t a hard one. There’s something for everyone here. Beaches, jobs, nightlife, cultural venues, a plethora of happenings, busy business districts, quiet family neighborhoods. You name it – Miami has it. Atop of that, the city itself is an intriguing fusion of different races, classes, and cultures.

Still, everything blends perfectly to create a unique environment that can’t be found anywhere else in the USA. Therefore, fitting in won’t be a problem. After you move here, it won’t be long before you become a member of the community. Because, in Miami, being different or quirky is known just as “being yourself”.

Jaspreet Kaur

An engineer by profession, blogger by choice and traveler by passion defines me best.

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