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 things to do in Miami Labor Day weekend 2016, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…
- Vizcaya Museum
- Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise
- Bike and Roll: Bike Rental
- 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.Note: the below ads are not affiliated with SmartDestinations.com
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.
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 to enjoy the Biscayne Bay scenery.
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.
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
August 27 – September 11, 2016
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
September 2 – 6, 2016
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.
Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
So there are a few examples of fun and exciting things to do in Miami Labor Day weekend.
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.