Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals. Park guests enjoy engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while strolling by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees. Guests can choose to participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals or go on guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours. Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive, real-life jungle experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. With its newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach, the 18-acre park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover Jungle Island today.
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Bayfront Park / Bayside
Bayfront Park’s 32 acres of lush greenery includes a small sand beach, tropical rock garden and waterfall (dating back to 1926), playground, fountain, Light Tower, and many different monuments. The park recently underwent a renovation of its baywalk. The baywalk runs along the edge of Biscayne Bay, throughout the park, and continues to Bayside Marketplace. Renovations include tree plantings, benches, removable chairs, bike racks, trash containers, pavers, and a re-working of a portion of the irrigation system. The renovations were intended to soften the edges of the park and create a more pedestrian friendly environment.
Miami Children’s Museum
The Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, which meets the needs of all children in our multicultural community. The museum offers interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. MCM encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine, and create together. Miami Children’s Museum’s (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential.
Museum of Science
Visit one of the most dynamic science museums in the world! Explore the fascinating science behind vibrant ecosystems, the miraculous human body and mind, the adventure of flight and the frontier of innovation and technology.
Known for its many colorful murals, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The surrounding streets have converted warehouses housing craft breweries and funky art galleries. A hip young crowd frequents the neighborhood’s chic clothing boutiques, stylish bistros and late-night bars.
Mary Brickell Village
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village is a lifestyle center located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, Florida. It has become a very popular downtown destination, bringing new stores and eateries to the area. Although the center spans two blocks (9th and 10th Streets) of Miami Avenue, the nighttime crowds spread throughout Brickell from the center, most notably up and down Miami Avenue, where a large number of upscale bars such as Baro, Blue Martini, restaurants such as The Draku Sushi, Jimmy Johns, The Oceanaire Seafood, and retail such as Eyetrust Vision, Brickell Diamond Co, and The Sudio LX. Mary Brickell Village is served by the Miami Metrorail at Brickell Station and by the Metromover.
South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. Chain stores and indie fashion shops line pedestrian shopping strip Lincoln Road Mall. On Ocean Drive, known for its well-preserved art deco architecture, outdoor cafes offer a ringside view of the scene. Museums include the Wolfsonian-FIU, which has a collection of modern art and objects.
Miami Beach Golf Club
Miami Beach Golf Club is located minutes from South Beach and scores of world class hotels. The club offers a championship layout designed by world renowned architect Arthur Hills. Originally opened as Bayshore Golf Course in 1923 as part of pioneering developer Carl Fisher’s ambitious Alton Beach subdivision that was designed to lure wealthy winter residents from New York, Indianapolis and Detroit. The City of Miami Beach hired Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates for the latest and most extensive transformation. The once tired and under-utilized Bayshore has now become the elegant and highly regarded Miami Beach Golf Club. The result is a beautifully restored landmark that will be enjoyed by South Florida residents and visitors from around the world for years to come.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s ultimate destination for fun and entertainment. The AAA Four-Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood offers 469 rock star suites, signature and award-winning restaurants, a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live arena featuring performances from today’s most popular musicians and comedy acts, a 4.5 acre tropical pool oasis & Beach Club, a full-service Rock Spa, fitness center, high-energy nightlife, and convention space.
The Aventura Mall is a super-regional shopping mall in Aventura, Florida, a northern suburb of Miami. It is the largest conventional shopping mall in Florida, having a gross leasable area of 2,700,000 square feet (250,000 m2), and is the third largest shopping center in the United States. The mall has three floors of retail space, comprising more than 300 retailers. In addition, there is a food court with eighteen fast food eateries, as well as several chains and other restaurants at the mall’s entrance. The mall is currently anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, Macy’s (in two separate locations), and AMC Aventura 24 Theatres. The mall also serves as a transit hub between Miami-Dade Transit and Broward County Transit, as each has several routes that meet there.
Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale, open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a wealthy suburb of Miami Beach, Florida, known internationally for its luxury retail. Bal Harbour Shops is owned by the Whitman family and is one of the few remaining family-owned malls in the nation. There is a waiting list at the shopping center which has operated at 100% occupancy for several decades. Demand for additional space by many existing retailers continues to grow with numerous luxury brands, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Balenciaga, The Webster and Moncler expanding their presence in 2015 and 2016. New stores opened in 2016 and 2017 includes: Phillip Lim, Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi, Rolex by Tourneau and Zimmermann.
American Airline Arena
The American Airlines Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and was designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture. The Arena is home to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. The American Airlines Arena is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at Government Center station via free transfers to Metromover Omni Loop, providing direct service to Freedom Tower and Park West stations. The Arena is also within walking distance from the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail station.
The American Airlines Arena has 2,105 club seats, 80 luxury suites, and 76 private boxes. The Waterfront Theater is Florida’s largest theater which is housed within the arena, that can seat between 3,000 and 5,800. The theater can be configured for concerts, family events, musical theatre and other stage shows. American Airlines which has a hub at Miami International Airport maintains the American Airlines Arena Travel Center at the venue.
Dolphin Mall is Miami-Dade County’s largest outlet shopping center blending the hottest concepts in theme entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 value-oriented stores. Diverse dining & entertainment options include a food court, various entertainment venues such as Cinébistro, Cool de Sac, Dave & Busters, and Bowlero, and several restaurants including BRIO Tuscan Grille, Cabo Flats, Kona Grill, Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, The Cheesecake Factory, & more..