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Trip List by Illy1108

Miami by a native

May 24, 2006  Miami native, transplanted to NYC
3.5 of 5 stars based on 11 votes

Fun things to do while weekending in MIami, FL

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Miami Beach, Miami, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Doral, Key Largo
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Sports buffs, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Miami Beach
    Miami Beach, Florida

    South Beach, make sure to hit the Clevelander for drinks and Mangos for dancing..walk along the beach and later plant yourself at a sidewalk cafe for people watching

  • 2. Miami
    Miami, Florida

    Great shopping, dining...make sure to hit Scotty's Landing, a great local spot for inexpensive seafood and more people watching!

  • 3. Key Biscayne
    Key Biscayne, Florida

    resort area, Seaquarium, Lighthouse Point...Lighthouse Point is a wonderful state park with history, nature trails, fishing, great snorkeling and beaches...take the kiddies all the way to the lighthoue tip and snorkel along the rocks...great spot for beginners!

  • 4. Little Havana
    Little Havana, Miami, Florida

    Make sure to stop and have a frita (cuban style hamburger) or a cuban sandwich...check out Domino Park and watch the old timers while the day away at this seemingly simple game or try your luck!

  • 5. Coral Gables
    Coral Gables, Florida

    great shopping and dining on Miracle Mile, drive east on Coral Way (24th Street) through the Gables to see the majestic historic Spanish style homes with old trees along the road creating a beautiful canopy...a nice drive...

  • 6. Venetian Pool
    Venetian Pool, Coral Gables, Florida

    Old rock quarry made into a pool early in the century, beauty contests were held there for a time; the pools has caves, waterfalls, a kiddie section; great for families and couples, too...the water is always ice cold and is the best place to be in the dead of the summer!

  • 7. Bayside Marketplace
    Bayside Marketplace, Miami, Florida

    Huge outdoor mall with lots of great shopping, dining, free live entertainment, boat rides, gondola rides...lots of fun; a great way to spend an evening

  • 8. Doral Golf Resort and Spa
    Trump National Doral Miami, Doral, Florida
    Show Prices
    Avg price: $416

    Home of the Blue Monster, great spa...ladies can hit the spa while husbands play golf...

  • 9. Key Largo
    Key Largo, Florida Keys

    a short drive from Miami, visit John Pennekamp park for world class diving and snorkeling, lots of touristy "Keys" type shopping, great dining... try Sundowners for great seafood...

  • 10. Flagler Dog Track & Sports Entertainment Center
    Flagler Dog Track & Sports Entertainment Center, Miami, Florida

    great Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays, 50 cents admission. Great spot to pick up local seafood and produce, tshirts, jewelry, clothes...you name it, they got it! Very hispanic, but most people speak english, too...