Miami For first-time visitors

Our most recommended Miami For first-time visitors

Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

1. Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

Relax on a sightseeing cruise through Biscayne Bay in Miami. Sail by Hibiscus Island, take in the bustling activity at the Bayside Marketplace, and relax on the shaded top deck. Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami or select the option with hotel pickup to enjoy a comfortable ride to the ship. Relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their stunning mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay. Next, head to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more celebrity mansions along the way. Keep an eye out for the homes of Gloria Estefan, P. Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Matt Damon, and more. Your experienced tour guide will point out all the famous homes and landmarks.  Next, cruise down to South Beach and Bayside Marketplace to truly see all that Miami has to offer. At the end of the cruise, you will dock back in Downtown Miami. Choose to add more adventure to your day with the double-decker bus combo option, where you can hop on and hop off as you like as you encounter Miami from the land.

Miami Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

2. Miami Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

Soak up the sights and sounds of Miami on an open-top sightseeing bus. See its lively neighborhoods and districts before exploring the beautiful bay on a boat tour with commentary on board. First, visit Lincoln Road on South Beach, the famous pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Board the open-top bus, venture down Ocean Drive, and see the famous Espanola Way. Cruise throughout Miami Beach before crossing over Biscayne Bay and into Miami. Then, discover downtown Miami and the Brickell district, famous for its high-rise condos, and world-class restaurants, clubs, and shopping. Discover the contrasting artistic Wynwood neighborhood, which draws artists from around the globe to paint its famous walls and the Cuban heritage of lively Little Havana. Next, relax and enjoy a 90-minute boat tour with bilingual commentary (English and Spanish). Sit on the open-air deck or chill out in the air-conditioned interior. Take in the beauty of the Bay, and the sights of the lavish homes of the rich and famous.

Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

3. Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

Take a break from the bustle of Downtown Miami and watch the sunset from the water. Cruise across Biscayne Bay and admire incredible views of the city skyline. Select the option with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket to also explore Miami by bus. Relax on a luxury yacht with open windows and shaded deck, as you listen to commentary from your guide. Sail past famous islands, catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s mansion, and cruise down to South Beach. Enjoy refreshments along the way, available for purchase from the onboard bar. Head back to shore at the end of a beautiful evening.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

4. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Get ready for fun in the sun on a day trip from Miami to Key West. Choose to take a glass bottom boat cruise through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams, parasail on the coast, ride a conch train, or jump into the water for a snorkeling session above a coral reef with diverse marine life. Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

5. Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

Climb aboard a golf buggy and get close to murals in out-of-the way corners of the Wynwood Art District. See more than you would on a walking tour and keep cool from the breeze on your face! Benefit from the services of a driver/guide so that you can concentrate on taking photos. Pause at notable landmarks and avail of the chance to ask for specific stops for closer looks at the urban art. Discover stunning works by masters of the genre, such as Shepard Fairey, Retna, DFace and Interesni Kaski. Explore the underground graffiti world of local artists and get tips on secret restaurants, craft beers and which galleries are the best to visit.

Miami: 'Superblue Miami' Immersive Art Experience Ticket

6. Miami: 'Superblue Miami' Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the ambitious artistic visions at the 'Superblue Miami' art museum with this entrance ticket. Walk through a world of experiential art that engages you in unique ways with the world's most pressing issues. Create new perspectives on the world h in this immersive space. Check in for your timed ticket and begin your venture into the world of modern art. Step into large-scale artistic visions and immersive art installations. Be a part of the 'Superblue Miami' project that seeks to push art boundaries and deliver powerful moments. Take a stroll through this venue which was transformed from a 50,000 square foot industrial building that features 30,000 square feet of flexible installation space. Enjoy a space that is large enough for you to become part of the art.  Have the opportunity to take part in the flexible programming and events space that has a robust year-round program of talks, performances, workshops, family programs. Peruse a shop featuring artist-inspired items or purchase a coffee at the outdoor café.

Miami: Museum of Illusions Ticket

7. Miami: Museum of Illusions Ticket

Take a break from the real world and step into the Museum of Illusions. Visit any of the 40+ exhibitions designed to confuse the senses with 3D optical illusions. Have fun with the family in a creative and interactive space. Witness over 40 3D illusions during your outing at the Museum of Illusions. Be in awe of eye-popping pics inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies, and much more. Fly on the magic carpet, walk on the edge of a skyscraper, and even survive a perilous journey over the lava bridge. Allow your imagination to run free in the vast expanse of the Infinity room. Defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room and even shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Enjoy an adventure that is perfect for people of all ages and be sure to grab some truly unique instagram photos in any of the exhibition rooms.

Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

8. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Discover Miami Beach on an amphibious vehicle. Tour South Beach and admire highlights, including the Art Deco district and Millionaires Row with a live guide before splashing into Biscayne Bay for views of the skyline. Explore the heart of South Beach and see Miami’s most iconic landmarks. Learn about the city with entertaining commentary from your guide. Pass through the Art Deco district of South Beach and admire the brightly colored buildings and unique architecture. Then, make a dramatic splashdown into Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the shoreline of this sparkling city. Take in the views of Fisher Island, and Millionaire's Row, and marvel at the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

Zoo Miami: General Admission Ticket

9. Zoo Miami: General Admission Ticket

Zoo Miami is the ideal place for an individual, a couple, or an entire family to spend a day. As a matter of fact, visitors can travel the world in one day! They will visit Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and Australia. Zoo Miami consists of 340 developed acres with more than 3,000 animals and over 1,200 plants and trees planted in such a way as to mimic the animals’ natural habitats. Guests will be able to have animal encounters, meet the keepers during scheduled Meet the Zookeeper talks throughout the day, and much more. They will enjoy jaguars, lions, tigers, orangutans, elephants, the Wings of Asia Aviary (the largest Asian-themed aviary in the western hemisphere with hundreds of free-flying birds), gorillas, chimps, koalas, tree kangaroos, frogs, snakes, meerkats, and more animals than could be listed. At the Amazon and Beyond exhibit, you will experience a rainforest with jaguars, anacondas, bats, venomous snakes (behind glass exhibits, of course), rare frogs, harpy eagles, and a 48,000-gallon aquarium. Be sure to visit our newest exhibit Florida: Mission Everglades! Here you’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the incredible animals that call Florida home. You’ll be sure to see alligators, crocodiles, a bald eagle, and river otters! You may even have a chance to ride an “airboat” on the Lostman’s River (for an additional fee)! Upgrade your visit with a lunch basket with fries. Choose between a burger, chicken tenders, deli wrap, hot dog, BBQ pulled pork, or handcrafted salad. Get a souvenir cup with a fountain drink and a 10% discount on gifts from the shop with this option. And the Playworld Playground is a great place for kids to burn off some of that excess energy. Half jungle, half water park, they can stay dry or wet. Zoo Miami has food and drink concession stands throughout and a beautiful gift shop where you can buy that special memento that will bring back wonderful memories of Zoo Miami!

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

10. Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

Hop aboard a power catamaran and embark on a 45-minute off-shore adventure that provides an ultimate sightseeing experience in true "Miami Vice" style. Capture views of Miami and its spectacular skyline in comfort and safety, from the plush seating of a luxurious boat. Cruise along the Miami Coastline, passing by celebrities’ multi-million dollar mansions on Star Island, Fisher Island, and Miami Beach. Take some time to appreciate the Art Deco district of South Beach from the speedboat's unique perspective in the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise around on Miami's only boat that ventures into the ocean. Open 365 days a year, the speedboat departs daily from Bayside Marketplace from 11:00 AM until sunset: every hour on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

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What people are saying about Miami

What an amazing boat tour, it was a high speed ride with good music playing, the driver and tour guide were friendly with lots of information on the houses of the rich and famous and landmarks, to top it off they entertained us with some high speed power slides. Would definitely do it.

Excellent day which we both really enjoyed! Ticket booth was hard to find to exchange the voucher for paper copy however a quick phone call and all was well! Great customer service from get your guide team to ensure we didn’t miss out! Thank to all!

Awesome Experience! Unexpected visit, traveling with teens and to my surprise they enjoyed as much as the adults. Would recommend.

Great tour by Sara who is a mural artist with lots of knowledge across Wynwood, highly recommend it to anyone in Miami

It was so fun. The staff was kind and professional!