Miami is an ideal destination for adult-only trips. With so many fun and exciting things to do in the city or at the beach, you can easily stay busy whether you’re here for a week or only a weekend.
From yachting to scuba diving, spa treatments to shopping, here are some of the best things to do in Miami for adults.
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Hop Aboard a Sightseeing Cruise
As you look out onto the ocean, you’ll probably sigh with longing at the beautiful ships cruising along the bay. Well, why not join them? Hop aboard a Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise and enjoy the combination of informative guidance and pure relaxation.
You’ll see all the top sights, from the natural beauty of Biscayne Bay and the Venetian Islands, to the homes of the rich and famous, and some top tourist highlights like American Airlines Arena, the Miami Herald Building, and more!
Get to Know the City
You came to Miami to get away from it all — so why not see what this city’s all about? Take a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour that lets you customize your day (and decide how much sightseeing you really feel like doing), or choose a fun Duck Tour that indulges your inner tourist.
Another popular way of exploring Miami is via walking tour. Our favorites are the amazing Art Deco tours, which showcase some of the most beautiful architecture in the entire city.
Miami is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, so it’s no surprise that it inspires people to make more beautiful things. Art lovers will find much to appreciate in this highly creative city, from world-renowned film festivals to fine art museums.
One of the most popular institutions is the compelling Pérez Art Museum, which primarily features collections of modern and contemporary international art. There’s even a beautiful hanging garden for sitting and sipping a latte.
If you’re looking to see artistic inspiration on a large scale, the must-see Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a surefire hit. Stunning, European-inspired architecture combines with historical furnishings and significant works of art to make for a truly inspiring visit. Don’t forget the luxurious gardens that surround the estate!
Roam South Beach
South Beach is probably the most popular beach in Miami, but don’t let that turn you off from visiting what many call the Surf Capital of Miami. If you’ve never seen surfers before, South Beach is an excellent spot for seeing these amazing athletes in action.
The people-watching at South Beach is also ideal, as you could see A-list celebrities on any given day! Spend some time at South Beach and enjoy a relaxing a day of sunbathing, rollerblading, shopping, dining, and swimming. You won’t be disappointed!
Embark on Scuba Diving Adventures
South Beach Divers is located in the center of South Beach, just walking distance from the area’s finest hotels and restaurants. While Miami’s waters are not naturally the best for scuba diving, an artificial reef program has helped create 75 diveable wrecks for scuba enthusiasts.
South Beach Divers is run by several professional and highly experienced diving instructors who are ready and waiting to take you out on a fantastic scuba adventure.
If you’re willing to do a little traveling, South Beach’s Diving Center offers trips to John Pennekamp Marine Sanctuary, the largest living coral reef in North America, which is just a little more than an hour away from Miami.
After a few days at the beach, you will probably be ready for a serene spa escape.
Luckily, Miami has plenty of relaxing and rejuvenating sanctuaries ready to help you find that peace and tranquility you’ve been craving.
Enjoy a deep tissue body massage, a facial, a manicure, or even acupuncture at one of the city’s finest spas, such as Exhale, Aqua Day Spa, and Elemis.
Explore Little Havana
Miami’s Latin Quarter, also known as Little Havana (or La Pequeña Habana), is a quaint neighborhood where you’ll find art galleries, shops, restaurants, live music, and more.
Full of authentic Cuban restaurants and shops, Calle Ocho is the hub of life in Little Havana.
You may even have the chance to see an exciting cultural event like Carnival Miami, Cultural Fridays, and the Three Kings Parade!
Shop Bayside Marketplace
Shopping and dining doesn’t get much better than what you’ll find at the fabulous Bayside Marketplace.
Home to both smaller local stores and traditional chain stores like Gap and Foot Locker, this outdoor mall has something for everyone.
Pick up some cool souvenirs, check out the live music, and have a delicious lunch at the Hard Rock Café or Tradewinds Bar & Grill. With the Go Miami Card®, you even get a special discount book to use here!
Save on Attraction Admission
Miami really does have just about everything that you could possibly want on an adults-only vacation — food and drink, shopping, exploring, and relaxing.
So the next time you’re in town, don’t forget our list of the best things to do in Miami for adults! Pick up a Go Miami Card® and save 45% on all your attraction visits.