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 mentally 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 looking for Miami Labor Day Weekend 2018 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Miami in September, including…
- Vizcaya Museum
- Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise
- Bike and Roll: Bike Rental
- Miami Spice Dining Discounts
- And more!
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Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Miami Card.test test
Art Deco Architecture Tours
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.
There are plenty of great photo opportunities along the way, so you’re sure to get the perfect architectural shot for Instagram.
Getting In: Miami Art Deco Walking Tour tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.
The Vizcaya Museum is another must-see destination for architecture fans.
This historic home boasts not only gorgeous interiors but lush gardens as well, all modeled after classical European homes of the previous century.
Every single object and surface at the Vizcaya Museum is a work of art unto itself, so be prepared to be amazed and inspired.
Getting In: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.
Biscayne Bay 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 from Miami Aqua Tours to enjoy the Biscayne Bay scenery.
Some of the exciting sights you’ll see include the massive luxury homes of the rich and famous, American Airlines Arena (where the Miami Heat play), the Miami Herald Building, Miami Beach, the Children’s Museum, and more.
Your tour is informatively narrated in English and in Spanish, and lasts for approximately 80 minutes.
Getting In: Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.
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.
Getting In: Bike and Roll: Miami Bike Rentals are included on the Go Miami Card.
Key West Day Trip
Take advantage of the last days and weeks of summer to go on one amazing adventure. Take a tour that escorts you all the way from Miami down to Key West, the southernmost point of the Continental United States.
You’ll get to spend the day exploring the island, with options like eco-kayaking, cultural tours, dolphin-watching cruises, and more to enjoy.
Plus, you’ll get roundtrip transportation from your downtown Miami or Miami Beach hotel, so it’s practically a hassle-free excursion!
Getting In: Key West Day Trip tickets are included on the Go Miami Card.
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!
Getting In: Admission to Miami beaches is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami Card. For more information and to purchase admission, visit the individual beach websites.
International Ballet Festival
July 28 – August 19, 2018
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!
Getting In: Admission to the International Ballet Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami Card. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, visit the attraction website.
Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show
August 31 – September 3, 2018
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!
Getting In: Admission to the Home Design & Remodeling Show is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website.
Arts + Entertainment District
If you’re looking for more fun cultural things to do in Miami, then a visit to the hip Arts + Entertainment District is in the cards for you.
Located in downtown Miami, this neighborhood hosts a variety of free events every month, from movie nights to concerts and beyond.
Getting In: Admission to select events at the Arts + Entertainment District is free.
August 1 – September 30, 2018
This two-month-long celebration of Miami’s eclectic and delicious culinary scene is a must for anyone looking to really get a feel for sunny South Beach.
You can choose from three-course prix-fixe menus for brunch ($23), lunch ($23), and dinner ($39), with nearly 200 participating restaurants to choose from.
Getting In: Miami Spice discounts are purchased at individual 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 September to help you plan your Labor Day weekend itinerary.
Remember, some 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 Labor Day weekend events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Miami Card.
We hope you consider visiting some of these attractions to help round out your summer vacation in style.