Things to Do in Miami in Winter

If you’re looking to escape the chill of winter, then we’ve got just the place for you.Head to sunny South Beach for warm weather, beautiful beaches, and cool drinks.

Miami the perfect destination for a winter getaway and we just know you’ll love the amazing combination of nature and culture that Miami brings to the table.

Many of these great activities are included on the Go Miami® Card.

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Enjoy the Water

biscayne-bay-sightseeing-boat-cruiseWhen it comes to leisurely sails and cruises, Miami has options! Hop on board a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay, where you’ll get the best sightseeing, including the downtown Miami skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and Millionaire’s Row.

If you’re more interested in what’s under the sea than what you can see on land, the Glass Bottom Boat Cruise is for you. Aboard the Key Largo Princess, you’ll sail off to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which is the only undersea park in the United States.

In the colorful coral reef, keep your eyes open for sea fans, sea plumes, and hundreds of fish from the small and exotic to the big ones that fishermen are after.

Marvel at Nature

everglades alligatorFor the truly adventurous, travel inland a bit and you’ll get to experience the amazing Everglades in a way as unique as the ecosystem itself.

An Everglades Airboat Tour immerses you in the lush vegetation, among the exotic wildlife, so you can see animals like the Florida alligator in their natural habitat. Sure beats shoveling back home, am I right?

Explore Architecture

Miami attractionsWintertime brings unbeatable mid 70s temperatures in Miami, perfect for strolling along the beautiful Art Deco District in South Beach for which Miami is known around the world.

If you’ve not been before, or if you’re interested in art history or architectural design, take the Official Art Deco Walking Tour to get the full experience.

Have a “Wild” Encounter

Miami SeaquariumMiami is also a wonderful place for animal lovers, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart.

From the tropical paradise of Jungle Island to the amazing transplanted safari experience of Lion Country Safari, you can meet the animals of the globe without ever leaving Miami.

Those of you who prefer aquatic animals will love the rehabilitation mission of the Miami Seaquarium, and everyone will get a kick out of Zoo Miami.

Immerse Yourself in Art

vizcaya museum and gardens

The Vizcaya Museum.

Miami is also home to numerous cutting edge art museums, including the World Erotic Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (formerly known as the Miami Art Museum).

There are also a number of smaller art museums affiliated with local universities, such as the Wolfsonian Museum and the Lowe Art Museum.

A visit to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will transport you to America’s Gilded Age. It’s always enjoyable in the winter months, when the lush subtropical forest surrounding the estate is at its fines.

The historic mansion, manicured gardens, and view of the Bay make for a relaxing afternoon outing.

Relax on the Beaches

Miami-South-BeachNo, we didn’t forget about the #1 reason you’re visiting Miami this year.

Soaking up the sun on the beach all day (while protecting your skin with sun block, of course) is probably one of the activities you’re most looking forward to, and we don’t blame you!

If you’ve got the winter blues, it’s nothing a game of beach volleyball or a quick dip in the ocean can’t fix.

Save on Admission

Whether you prefer nothing more than a good relaxing afternoon on the beach with a cool drink in hand or you thrive on exploration and adventure, Miami has something fantastic to offer you this winter.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, flee the cold of winter and join lucky inhabitants of sunny Miami.

And don’t forget, if you’re planning on being active, a Go Miami® Card will save you big on admission to all the area’s top attractions, tours, cruises, and museums.

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