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Miami South Beach - things to do

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Miami South Beach - things to do

Hi all. I will be visiting Miami for a few days in April and we're staying at the Marriott South Beach. We're travelling with a group and there are already a few excursions planned which we can't change (trip to Aventura Mall, Gator Park adventure, Cuban heritage tour, boat trip), but we will have a couple of afternoons where we have some free time away from the group to do what we like. I don't know how much time (I would imagine maybe 3-5 hours) but I wondered if anyone could help with any "must see/do" activities we should take a look at?

Thanks!

Fort Lauderdale...
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1. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Will you have a car ?

m
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2. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

In no particular order, I recommend some or all of these:

Ocean Drive/Lummus Park/Art Deco architecture.

Lincoln Road Mall

The beach

South Pointe Park (esp after 4:30 PM to watch the cruise ships depart, then stay for the sunset).

Scotland
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3. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Thanks folks - won't have a car so preferably someplace e can walk to or get taxi to.

Nottingham, United...
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4. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Catch the S Downtown Bus - get off at Lincoln Road Mall and do exactly what RK says - once you are there you can walk ocean drive and see how comfortable you feel - where you want to head - my bet is you will find somewhere to suit and enjoy it.

Otherwise - you could try the Hop on off Bus tour - ask your concierge and see Miami Beach and Miami - but that is a 5 hour trip if you want to see a fair bit.

m
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5. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Martin, good advice :) but I think the OP is staying at the Marriott south beach, not downtown, so they can either walk to Ocean Drive or use the 25c local bus to get to Lincoln Rd Mall. No need for the S bus unless they want to travel to Bayside or similar places downtown.

Nottingham, United...
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6. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Apologies I thought it was much further North .... However the S bus will be OK for Aventura (blushes!)

Scotland
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7. Re: Miami South Beach - things to do

Fab, thanks guys! :)

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