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Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there is always something to do in Miami!

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to not spend a dime or your budget is unlimited, Miami will always have something to offer you.

However, as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, a lot of these activities and places get pretty crowded. 

That’s why we created this list of hidden gems, filled with our favorite Miami attractions that are under the radar.

This guide will go over our favorite fun places in Miami, including bars, neighborhoods, outdoor activities, restaurants, shopping, arts and even our favorite fun free things to do in Miami.

So grab a pen and some sunscreen, and let’s dive into the most fun Miami attractions!

Secret Miami Bars

Coyo Taco

We all know the best bars have good food. This especially true at Coyo Taco where most people come for the actual restaurant.

After you eat, head through the “Employees Only” door to find a secret bar where A-list DJs often perform!

Paradis Books & Bread

This wine bar and bakery (yes that’s now a thing!) is cozy on the inside and spacious and the outside. 

They offer a delicious variety of bread including $3 slices of pizza!

They also tend to attract a great crowd through their carefully curated playlists.

Paradis Books & Bread

This wine bar and bakery (yes that’s now a thing!) is cozy on the inside and spacious and the outside. 

They offer a delicious variety of bread including $3 slices of pizza!

They also tend to attract a great crowd through their carefully curated playlists.

Dragon Lounge

While Katsuya is famous, the semi-private hangout on the restaurant’s second floor is much less known. 

Offering a chance to get away from the crowd and appreciated floor-to-ceiling murals as well as wine, cocktails, beer and of course, sushi!

They also have a great happy hour from 6 – 8 pm.

Most fun Activities

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There is simply no better way to hop around from attraction to attraction while having a blast in a luxury bus, especially when the traffic is bad. 

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Venetian Pool

One of the best family activities in Miami, the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables features two waterfalls and cave-like grottos.

It is fed by spring water from an underground aquifer and is refilled daily, providing a uniquely clean water experience!

Also, it is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. Now it’s your turn!

Venetian Pool

Key West Day Trip

While Key West is often very crowded, it’s an easy to forget activity when visiting Miami. 

We know going on a trip inside of a trip sounds kind of crazy, but Key West has a lot to offer that is different from Miami.

You can walk around the area or take the Conch Train Tour or Key West Trolley if you want to be more efficient.

Areas to check out include Duval Street, the Marina, Southernmost Point Buoy and all of the museums!

Best Miami Restaurants

Miami restaurant

Uptown 66 Taqueria

Most places that stay open until 4:00 am sacrifice flavor for convenience. Not Uptown! 

They source their hand-pressed tortillas of heirloom corn from Oaxaca and slow braise their meats overnight.

Make sure to check them out in the MiMo District!


Similar to Lagniappe but without the crowds, this sit-down restaurant offers live Jazz Thursday – Saturday.

We recommend the clay pot of lamb which comes encased in a dome of brioche your server slice open at the table!

Did we mention that ambience here is divine?

Verde at PAMM

Believe it or not, one of the best hidden restaurants in Miami is located within the Pérez Art Museum!

Dishes include mediterranean-style pizza, shishito peppers and za’atar flatbread. 

It also has a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay, not to mention all of the wonderful art in the museum.

Hidden Shopping in Miami

Red, White and Blue Thrift Store

While this place might no be hidden, it’s a true gem!
Also, a lot of people forget about thrift stores while on vacation so we thought it was worth including.

This is the thrift shop of Miami and the flagship store of Hialeah’s strip mall of secondhand goods, Flamingo Plaza

Miami’s Up and Coming Neighborhoods

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Little Havana

Ever since Cubans started flocking to Miami in the 1960s during the Communist Revolution, Little Havana has been a haven for the latino community.

The area is known for its delicious Cuban sandwiches and coffee, as well as being a great place to listen to live Latin music.

Most of the bars and restaurants are on Calle Ocho between SW 21st and SW 10th avenues. 

You’ll also want to check out Futurama, a community space with 12 artist studios!

Little Haiti

You will want to check out Little Haiti if you appreciate authentic Haitian cuisine!

It is also a great place for a stroll so you can check out the pastel buildings and Caribbean Market Place.

It is modeled after the Iron market in Port-au-Prince and is a great place to find Haitian and Afro-Caribbean arts and crafts.

Fun Free Things to do in Miami

Matheson Hammock Clouds

Matheson Hammock Park

This beach is a lot less crowded than most of the beaches in the Miami area.

It is a lovely scenic park with a man-made atoll pool which is flushed naturally with the tidal action of nearby Biscayne Bay.

It has pavilions with charcoal grills, picnic tables, benches and is also a great place for kite-boarding!

Miami Beach Trolley

Operating from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm, 7 days a week, the Miami Beach Trolley is the some of the best free transportation in the country!

It takes you all along Miami Beach with 20 minute intervals.

Conclusion – Miami Attractions

We hope you enjoyed the guide of our favorite Miami attractions that are under the radar. 

Miami is a premier travel destination and can get awfully crowded. 

Hopefully we’ve helped you avoid some of those crowds.
Don’t forget, the best way to see all of what the Magic City has to offer is by booking a Miami party bus.

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