Miami - Lifestyle & Culture
With an extensive collection of museums and galleries, a calendar that’s filled with various events and festivals throughout the year, and a thriving Hispanic culture. Miami is a colourful and captivating mixture of thrills for all.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
South Florida has an exceptional history for you to explore. Visit the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (Miami-Dade Cultural Centre, Downtown Miami), where you can trace the regions magnificent history. With everything from the early Indians to the rafting Cubans, Henry Flagler, photographer Ralph Middleton Munroe and the wreckers of Key West, you can indulge yourself with a thousand years’ worth of history.
Miami Space and Science Museum and Planetarium
Aligned with Washington’s Smithsonian Institute, the Miami Space and Science Museum and Planetarium (3280 South Miami Avenue, Coconut Grove), is an amazing experience for everyone. Featuring everything from futuristic science attractions to old school natural history, this is a fascinating place to spend some time. The museum also holds various events throughout the year, so be sure to check out what’s happening there when you’re around.
Italianate Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Give yourself a breathtaking yet amazing culture shock at the Italianate Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (South Miami Avenue). Within this beautiful Veneto Villa you’ll find amazing Pre-raphaelite art and antiques, along with beautiful architecture and delicate and stunning gardens surrounding the building, as well as the ever glowing Orchidarium.
If you’re looking for a museum with a difference then checkout the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Avenue) for a unique experience. This one off is home to a collection of various items from eccentric adventurer Mitchell Wolfson, but the main attraction is the amazing collection showcasing the dark-art of propaganda. This intriguing collection takes a look at the role it has played in warfare from the 15th century to the present day. Although not the lightest of days out, it’s an excellent way to experience and learn something new.
With a lively and vibrant atmosphere 24/7, and the sound of a thousand PA systems pumping across the city’s dance floors, you’re guaranteed a wild and amazing night in Miami. With the rhythmic sounds of Latin-tinged disco, bluesy rock and smooth jazz being deeply embedded in the Miami landscape, it’s no wonder that this city just loves to party; making it one of the most electrifying places anywhere in the world.
Down at Miami Beach you can experience the Shore Club, situated on Ocean Drive. This decadent and beautiful club gives you the opportunity to sit indoors or lounge outside in complete luxury in one of the Skybars. Head on down to Washington Avenue, where you can check out the unpretentious Automatic Slims, which plays amazing party favourites for all to enjoy. For something a little dingy, yet enjoyable check out Mac’s Club Deuce, which is a great place to experience some rock music - it’s even attracted the likes of Keith Richards when he’s been in town.
On Lincoln Lane you’ll find the cool and sophisticated Buck 15, which is a grungy outpost blaring all the latest indie rock music throughout, keeping the city’s hipsters in high spirits. But for cool nights, loud music, perfect dancing opportunities and world famous performers head over to Cameo, where the state of the art sound systems and VIP enclosures will keep you entertained all night.
Best of the rest
If you fancy something a little bit lighter, that sounds like it’s jumped out of the 1920s, head over to Washington Avenue, where the sultry jazz-infused sounds of Jazid float onto the street. Or for something different again, make your way to the Magnum Lounge on Biscayne Boulevard, where the Broadway style show tunes and birdcage styling’s will keep you entertained all night. Finally Mokai on 23rd Street, is one of the fanciest places in town where dressing up and sipping delicious drinks is a must; but ask your hotel’s concierge to get you on ‘the list’ if you don’t want to get turned away at the door.