As well as its water based appeal, the city of Miami itself is one of America’s most vibrant urban centres, and most yacht visitors who come here like to spend at least some time enjoying its myriad of onshore attractions.
If you’re planning a trip to Miami and would like some inspiration for what to see and do once you’re moored your boat, independent travel website TravelMag.com picked out 5 great land-based Miami activities and attractions.
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1. Visit Miami Beach
You’d struggle to find any list of the world’s most iconic stretches of sand that doesn’t feature Miami Beach. Perpetually thronging with tourists and visitors alike, the beach is located on an island and offers sun, sea, sand and magical views, and with an array of beach bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques within easy reach too.
2. Wander the Art Deco district
Offering a flavour of 1930s nostalgia, this evocative neighbourhood is dotted with thoughtfully preserved and restored Art Deco buildings, many dotted along the famous Ocean Drive. Best explored after dark, look out for pastel painted edifices, neon signs and canopy covered dining areas.
3. Explore the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Perhaps the jewel in Miami’s cultural crown is this magnificent museum set within a Renaissance-style villa and featuring eye-catching architecture, pristinely kept grounds and an assortment of world class artwork. Highlights include exquisite European furniture and arts spanning the 15th to the 19th century.
4. Relax in Bayfront Park
If you’re keen for some respite from the ocean waves, head to the green expanse of Bayfront Park, situated on the east side of Biscayne Boulevard. Here, visitors can relax and unwind, or catch one of the regular music event or performances that take place within the confines of a vast amphitheater.
5. Swim in the Venetian Pool
Holding 820,000 gallons of underground spring water, the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables just outside Miami is a historical marvel and attracts sizeable numbers of daily visitors. Dating back to the 1920s, when it was built out of a coral rock quarry, the site offers a uniquely alternative way to enjoy the area’s aquatic delights.