Things to Do in Miami in Spring 2018 – April to June Activities & More

Miami is a wonderful spring destination. Temperatures are warm without being overly hot or humid, yet lines are shorter and major attractions have less traffic.

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

  • Miami Seaquarium
  • Zoo Miami & Brew at the Zoo
  • Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Miami
  • Pérez Art Museum
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Art Deco Walking Tour
  • and more!

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Miami Seaquarium

Miami SeaquariumThe Miami Seaquarium is the place to go for aquatic encounters in Miami. See rescued marine life from around the globe, and learn all about the institutions’s conservation and rehabilitation efforts.

Some highlights of their exhibits include several animal shows, educational exhibits, and informative presentations. You’ll see whales, penguins, dolphins, and much more.

Getting In: Admission to the Miami Seaquarium is included with the Go Miami® Card.

Zoo Miami & Brew at the Zoo

May 12, 2018

Brew at the ZooAnother lovely spring option for animal lovers is Zoo Miami. It’s a wonderland filled with critters big and small, several of which are rare or endangered.

Be sure to check out their newest exhibit, “Florida: Mission Everglades.” This exhibit focuses specifically on the animal life of Florida’s wildest spots, and is a must-see for an gator fans!

Adults may also want to check out a special event held in May, Brew at the Zoo. On May 12, 2018, head to Zoo Miami for a delightful experience sure to delight beer geeks and foodies alike. Sample beers and spirits from across the globe, snack on tasty bites from local restaurants, and enjoy live entertainment. What’s not to love?

Getting In: Admission to Zoo Miami is included with the Go Miami® Card. Brew at the Zoo is separately ticketed and is not included with the pass.

Tour the City with Big Bus Miami

Big Bus Miami SOFLA (1)It’s especially important for first-time visitors to Miami to get a real feel for the city. It’s a good idea to try a comprehensive bus tour to really see the top sights, neighborhoods, and landmarks throughout the city.

A few top attractions you’ll see on this tour include the Freedom Tower, the Vizcaya Museum, and many more.

Opt for a hop-on hop-off option that gives you the maximum flexibility to see exactly what you want and to explore on your own if you’d like.

Getting In: Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.

Visit the Pérez Art Museum

Image credit:Pérez Art Museum Miami Facebook page.

Image credit:Pérez Art Museum Miami Facebook page.

Miami’s favorite museum is the Pérez Art Museum. It’s a delightful destination filled with exciting regular and temporary exhibits, all with a focus on international and local art.

They specifically focus on modern and contemporary art, but it’s all got a special international flair — just like Miami itself. You’ll also get phenomenal views of Biscayne Bay from this institution, so it’s a worthwhile place to visit just for the sightseeing component, too.

Getting In: Admission to the Pérez Art Museum is included with the Go Miami® Card.

Tour the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami FloridaWhat better way to celebrate spring than with an outdoor stroll in one of the country’s most beautiful cultivated gardens?

The stunning Vizcaya Gardens (and accompanying gorgeous museum) are inspired by old-world European gardens, complete with sculptures, fountains, and charming themed areas.

Getting In: Admission to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is included with the Go Miami® Card.

Take an Art Deco Walking Tour

Image credit: Art Deco Weekend Facebook page.

Image credit: Art Deco Weekend Facebook page.

Another outdoorsy activity for the cultural traveler, an Art Deco Tour is a fun and low-key way to tour some of the city’s most impressive Art Deco architecture, from historic theaters to hotels.

This tour provides plenty of great photo opportunities, too! It’s also a fun experience that allows you to see the highlights of the city the way many locals do, without the distancing of a tour bus.

Getting In: Art Deco walking tour tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.

Hop Aboard an Everglades Tour

Image credit: Everglades National Park Facebook page.

Image credit: Everglades National Park Facebook page.

From sawgrass to swampland, the Everglades have some pretty stunning views of their own to offer.

If you’re interested in exploring this marvelous (and massive!) National Park, an airboat tour is a great way to get around.

Keep an eye out for those iconic gators, as you’re sure to see several! Just be careful not to lean too far over the edge of the boat…

Getting In: Airboat tour tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.

Miami Children’s Museum

Image credit: Miami Children's Museum.

Image credit: Miami Children’s Museum.

Kids will love the exciting and fascinating Miami Children’s Museum.

With comprehensive educational exhibits that focus on everything from the natural world to global culture, there’s something for all interests at this family favorite attraction.

Getting In: Admission to the Miami Children’s Museum is included with the Go Miami® Card.

Key West Day Trip

By User:Kolossos (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By User:Kolossos (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Even if spring break has passed you by, you can still enjoy a spring vacation that evokes those carefree vibes and sunny skies.

Take a day trip to Key West from Miami, and enjoy what the famed little island has to offer. Tour historic homes, enjoy watersports of all kinds, and scope out charming little restaurants and shops galore.

Then, hop back on the bus for the trek back to Miami. It couldn’t be easier, or more fun!

Getting In: Key West Day Trip tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card. 

Local Events

Miami Riverday Festival

April 7, 2018
Lummus Park Historic District

Cruise down the Miami River on a charming riverboat and enjoy historic tours and reenactments during this delightful free local festival.

You can let the kids loose and let them participate in a bunch of activities designed just for them. Then, you get to partake of live entertainment, food, and drink.

It’s a win for everybody!

Getting In: Admission to the Miami Riverday Festival is free.

Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival

Fruit & Spice Park
April 14 – 15, 2018

Image credit: Fruit & Spice Park.

Image credit: Fruit & Spice Park.

Who doesn’t love a little BBQ with their tunes? The Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival is a festive celebration of the heart of Florida.

There are tons of activities like games, crafts, and even pony rides specifically for children, and some more adult fun, too!

Admission is very inexpensive, and kids 11 and under are free! A good family option for locals and visitors alike.

Getting In: Admission to the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami® Card. For more information, visit the event website.

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Did we miss anything? A few things to do in Miami in the spring, including some special events, other seasonal activities in April, May, and June.

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

We hope you consider adding some of these fun ideas to your spring vacation itinerary.

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