Things to Do in Miami in August 2018

You can’t go wrong in Miami but we highly suggest that you get out on the water. We put together some suggestions of our favorite ways to enjoy the water along with some indoor options for when the weather isn’t cooperating – just in case.

If you’re looking for things to do in Miami in August 2018, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Tour
  • Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya
  • Everglades Alligator & Airboat
  • Penguin Isle at the Miami Seaquarium
  • and more…

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Regular admission to a number of these popular Miami attractions is included on the Go Miami® Card.

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Please note, the seasonal events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Miami Card.

If you want a bigger list of seasonal events, then check out our suggested things to do in Miami in the summer.

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Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya

Vizcaya's East Facade

Visit an official National Historic Landmark, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and learn all about this historic residence-turned-museum’s fascinating past.

The gardens at the Vizcaya Museum will be in full bloom in August, you can easily spend a whole day there taking a stroll through the grounds and and enjoying the waterfront views.

Getting In: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.

Penguin Isle at Miami Seaquarium

Image credit: Miami Seaquarium Facebook page.

Image credit: Miami Seaquarium Facebook page.

Head to the Miami Seaquarium and explore all things sea life with entertaining and educational animal shows, interactive exhibits, informative presentations about the Seaquarium’s conservation efforts, and more.

The Seaquarium is a Miami destination in itself located on its own tropical island, Virginia Key, in Biscayne Bay.

Getting In: Miami Seaquarium tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.

Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday 9am-6pm, 2018

Visit the Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market for some delicious food that is fresh and local. A visit to a farmers market is one of the best ways to start a day and learn a little bit about Miami.

Getting In: Admission to the Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market is free.

Everglades Alligator Farm & Airboat

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The Everglades National Park is one of the most unique landmarks in the U.S, what better way to check out the park than to take an airboat ride.

The park is home to more than 2000 alligators as well as one of the last untapped natural reserves in Florida.

Getting In: Everglades Alligator Farm & Airboat Ride tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.

Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Miami Island Princess- Aqua Tours Image

On this 80 minute tour you’ll take in some of the best views in Miami, the tour is narrated in both English and Spanish.

There are three boats available for the tour, including the only commercial sailboat in Miami (pictured above).

Getting In: Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.

Duck Tours South Beach

duck-tours-south-beachAnother great way to enjoy the Miami waterfront is on a 90-minute amphibious tour of South Beach.

This guided tour is packed with insight and entertainment and offers a totally unique way to experience Miami and see some of the top sights.

You’ll get to see all the most popular spots, including South Beach, the Art Deco District, Fisher Island, Millionaire’s Row, and lots more.

Getting In: Miami Duck Tour tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Go For a Bike Ride

Rent a Bike in Miami to Explore all the Sights

The bike tour begins in the historic Art-Deco district on Miami Beach and includes a map to guide you. There are different routes of varying distances to choose from.

Getting on a bike to cruise around the city is one of the best ways to explore Miami.

Getting In: Bike and Roll Miami Bike Rentals are included on the Go Miami Card.

Miami Spice

August 1, 2018-September 30, 2018

Get a taste of Miami’s culinary culture and take advantage of Miami Spice, a two-month long event where participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe menus that show off the best of the Miami food scene. It’s a foodie’s dream.

Getting In: Miami Spice events are available at select restaurants and are not included with the Go Miami Card.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Miami in August.

Remember, many of these great attraction options are included on the Go Miami Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Miami Card.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your August vacation itinerary.

The information contained in this post, to the best of the author's knowledge, was accurate at time of publishing. We do our best to ensure and maintain the accuracy of this information.

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