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Miami City Guide – 11 Activities for Cruise Travelers

Welcome aboard, cruise-goer!

Before you set sail on your oceanic adventure from the Cruise Port of Miami, one of the world’s busiest cruise ports, take some time to explore the wonders of the city of Miami, itself. This vibrant city is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered.

11 Things to Do and See in Miami Before Your Cruise Vacation

  1. Soak up some Art in the Art Deco Historic District:Miami

    Stroll around Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach. Admire the iconic pastel-colored Art Deco architecture and immerse yourself in the glam of the 1930s and 1940s.

  2. Have Fun in the Sun at South Beach:Miami

    Known for its pristine sandy shores and clear blue waters, South Beach is a must-visit. Whether you want to sunbathe, people-watch, or enjoy water sports, this is the place to be. By night, South Beach transforms into a hotspot with trendy clubs and vibrant nightlife.

  3. Eat Great Cuban Food in Little Havana:

    Delve into Miami’s rich Cuban culture on Calle Ocho. Sip on Cuban coffee, watch hand-rolled cigars being made, and groove to traditional music. The colorful rooster statues of the Rooster Walk are also a great photo opportunity.

  4. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM):

    Located bay-side, this contemporary art museum showcases art from the 20th and 21st centuries, especially from the Americas.

  5. Wynwood Walls:Miami

    An outdoor art spectacle in the Wynwood district. Renowned street artists from around the globe have transformed warehouse walls into a canvas of colorful murals.

  6. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens:

    This European-inspired estate boasts of stunning Renaissance gardens, a historic village, and a main house filled with art.

  7. Everglades National Park:Everglades

    Experience the natural beauty of these tropical wetlands. See alligators, flamingos, and maybe even a Florida panther on an exciting airboat tour.

  8. Miami Seaquarium:

    Overlooking Biscayne Bay, this marine park offers insights into the world of sea turtles, dolphins, and the famous killer whale, Lolita.

  9. Coral Castle:

    Dive into the mystery of this stone structure built by Edward Leedskalnin. The massive coral blocks and the story behind them make for an intriguing visit.

  10. Key Biscayne:Miami

    A serene escape from the city hustle. Visit the historic lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park or simply relax at Crandon Park’s beach.

Miami is not just a starting point for your cruise; it’s a world of experiences waiting to be discovered. Dive deep into its cultural, historical, and natural wonders before you set sail on your grand voyage.


Ready to Plan?

If you are ready to explore Miami, and would like to plan your next cruise from this vibrant Port, or just visit Miami itself, contact your Love of the Magic Travel Agent today, or email  And of course, whether you want cruise from Miami or any other Port, or plan at totally different, your LOTMV Travel Advisor will work with you to create the unique experience you’re looking for.

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