Sightseeing




Vizcaya Museum & Gardens


Constructed in 1916 for industrialist James Deering, this Italianate palace is often referred to as the Hearst Castle of the East. Intended to appear centuries-old at completion, it is absolutely rife with architectural detail and elaborate...  Read More




Overlooking the magnificent Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, this vast shopping complex offers a wealth of boutiques for men, women, and children of all ages. More than 150 shops are conveniently housed in an upscale, attractive shopping...  Read More


Art Deco Historic District
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The streamlined buildings that comprise this district reflect the architecture of the '20s and '30s, when wealthy vacationers made Miami the resort destination of choice. The area, after its initial heyday, experienced a period of neglect, and...  Read More


Holocaust Memorial
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Intensely moving, this memorial created by artist-architect Kenneth Treister honors victims and offers solace to survivors. Included in its design are an arbor that depicts the history of the Holocaust in black granite and a tunnel that opens up...  Read More


Freedom Tower


This dramatic tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed in the style of a famous Spanish building, the Giralda bell tower located at the Cathedral of Seville. Just as the Statue of Liberty is known for its...  Read More


Cuban Memorial Boulevard

Sightseers interested in Cuban history should not miss a stroll down this monument-filled street. Heroes who fought for Cuban freedom are memorialized and celebrated with monuments and statues. At the end of the two-block strip, the Eternal...  Read More


Ocean Drive

The ultra rich and famous cavort around Ocean Drive and dine in its sumptuous restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Here you'll find the Art Deco District, where lovely boutique hotels line the beach with bright colors and 1920s design. In addition,...  Read More


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lush and meticulously maintained, this garden showcases a wide range of tropical plants. Within its 83 acres, palms and cycads flourish, and a 16,000-square-foot conservatory shelters rare specimens. The Fairchild also offers an arboretum and...  Read More


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