10 Unique Things to Do in Miami: A Local’s Guide to Miami sights
Are you looking for something different to do in Miami? Forget tourist traps and lame souvenir shops, you don’t need any of that. If you really want to get the most out of Miami, you should consider some of the local non-touristy attractions! From Cuban eateries to art galleries, beach parks, boat tours and more – there’s no shortage of awesome experiences in this city.
And what better way to enjoy it than soaking up local culture and taking in a real sense of place? So get ready for a great time – here are some of our top picks for the most intriguing and offbeat things to do in Miami.
From lovely weather to rich culture, there is so much to do and see in Miami. If you are looking for attractions off the beaten path, look no further! Read on to discover non-touristy things to do (all suggestions from a local) on your next trip to Miami.
A local’s guide to Miami
1. Strawberry Picking
Famous for treats like ice cream and homemade cinnamon rolls, Knaus Berry Farm is a Miami staple. This family-owned farm in Homestead, Florida grows its own strawberries, an ingredient in their delicious milkshakes. For $3.50 per pound, you can also pick your own strawberries to take home. Be aware that this farm is cash only!
2. Exotic Fruit Picking at Robert is Here
If you’re in the mood to try something new, don’t miss this world-famous tropical fruit stand in Florida City, which is a popular stop on the way to Everglades National Park.
Offering a fresh selection of fruits and vegetables, like mangos, avocados, and coconuts, Robert Is Here also grows some very exotic tropical fruits that you probably haven’t experienced.
3. Lincoln Road Sunday Market
The Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market is a great place to sample local food and produce. Every Sunday, the green market sells fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, & more. The market is open from 9 am to 6:30 pm, year-round.
4. Soundscape Movies in the Park
This is the perfect way to enjoy Miami weather and free entertainment at the same time! Soundscape Cinema Series shows popular films every week on its 7,000 square foot projection wall.
5. Broken Shaker
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Miami at Broken Shaker, acclaimed as the third-best mixology bar in the United States. Specialty cocktails and street-food-style small plates will give you an authentic Miami experience.
6. South Pointe Park Sunset
Located on the south point of Miami Beach Island, this park is the best place to see a Miami sunset! Enjoy South Pointe’s one-of-a-kind vibe by packing a sunset picnic. On the way there, pick up some crabs from the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab, along with a bottle of rose.
7. Tacos at Monty’s Raw Bar (along with the sunset)
Sit out on the patio and savor the second-best sunset in Miami. Enjoy the fun atmosphere, fresh seafood, excellent happy hour, live music, and maybe even some dancing as you relish the gorgeous view of sunset beach. Monty’s is a Miami “must-do!”
8. Italian Food
With a large Italian community, maybe even more extensive than New York City, every Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Miami is authentic and delicious. Most of them offer outdoor dining year-round!
Local favorites include Riviera Focacceria Italiana and Via Emilia Garden. When thinking of Miami, your first thought might not be “Italian food,” but it is an absolute must-try while you are here.
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