While none of us are really looking forward to the end of summer, the fun and excitement of Labor Day Weekend can go a long way towards compensating for the return to school and work.
From barbecues and picnics to mini vacations, there are plenty of options for how to spend that last, glorious weekend of summer.
If you’re going to be in Miami this Labor Day Weekend, here are a few local events and things to do.
Keep in mind that you can save up to 55% on your favorite activities with the all-inclusive Go Miami® Card!
Miami Marlins Baseball
September 4 – 6, 2015
Baseball fans won’t want to miss a game at the beautiful Marlins Park in Little Havana. A matchup between these division rivals is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Given the relocated NYC population of Southern Florida, expect tickets to sell more than usual and look into purchasing in advance.
International Ballet Festival
August 29 – September 13, 2015
An educational and exciting festival that celebrates all things ballet. Over 200 artists representing more than 20 companies will perform and demonstrate work across 6 different venues.
This festival will also showcase literature, art, and film featuring ballet alongside the live performances. It’s a fantastic cultural opportunity for the whole family!
Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show
September 4 – 8, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
If you’re a fan of HGTV, this event may be a must-see for you. Whether you’re actively looking to redecorate or just enjoy the sight of some brand new wood paneling, this show is sure to be a delight.
Join hundreds of vendors and thousands of other attendees in a mutual appreciation of all things home design. Be warned – these shows sell out fast!
Jungle Island Neighbor Days
Weekends in September 2015
South Florida residents get super discounted admission to one of the area’s most popular animal parks. Encounter new and exotic species or observe a few of your old favorites at this interactive and innovative institution.
Not a local? You can still get discounted admission with the Go Miami Card!
Labor Day Picnic at PAMM
September 7, 2015
Pérez Art Museum – Miami
Enjoy an annual tradition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami with the whole family. A special afternoon picnic (from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm) will be available on the terrace, featuring live music plus food and beverage for purchase.
Feel free to roam the museum itself to scope out their fantastic special and permanent exhibits. Regular museum admission rates apply.
Things to do Outside
Lounge on the Beach
Of course, since you’re come to Miami to enjoy the beautiful weather, why not take advantage of the late summer temps to sunbathe and enjoy the beaches?
Avoid the trendy beaches and pay less for a spot in the sand at equally beautiful destinations along the coast. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Marvel at Miami’s Architecture
Did you know that South Beach has one of the largest concentrations of authentic Art Deco architecture in the country? Take a tour of these amazing historic buildings and their gorgeous interiors, and learn all about the trajectory of this architectural movement along the way.
The Vizcaya Museum is another must-see destination for architecture fans.
Relax Aboard a Cruise
There are tons of cruise options to choose from in the Miami area, and you practically can’t go wrong. Take a local cruise to enjoy the Biscayne Bay scenery, or hop aboard a trek down to Key West for the day.
Companies often run specials during Labor Day, too, including specialty themed cruises, so check out your favorite to see what’s available.
Ride a Bike
There are few activities as family-friendly as bike rides. They’re a crucial part of childhood summers and they’re a great way to keep everyone out and active.
Pedal around Miami along the beaches for a scenic yet invigorating route, down to Coconut Grove for a real challenge, or just around the Art Deco district for a pretty view.
Save on Admission
Consider including one or more of these great Miami attractions to your Labor Day Weekend fun. Pick up an all-inclusive Go Miami® Card to visit museums, enjoy cruises, and explore nature for one low price.