Things to do in Miami

Welcome to Miami! This city is known for its clean streets, vibrant nightlife, and latin culture. Miami is one of Vinnie Van GO's all-time favorite places to visit! Check out his guide below for where to go and what to do.

Here are Vinnie Van GO's favorite spots in Miami!

Miami Annual Events

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade

On January 15th, join thousands for the parade and party commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement on his birthday in Liberty City. This is a great event for families, and is one of Miami’s biggest annual celebrations.

Northwest 54th Street and 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

This three-day festival in February brings together the finest arts and craftsmen from all over the world. Beginning in the 1960s, is one of the state’s most successful and highly anticipated of the year.

Calle Ocho

Every March, this huge Hispanic street festival takes over Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood in a celebration of Latin community and culture. Join the massive crowds for a day of dancing and lively music on legendary 8th street.

Miami Stadiums

AmericanAirlines Arena

This sports and entertainment arena in Downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay is home to the NBA’s beloved Miami Heat, and is a great place to catch game. Reserve an AmericanAirlines Arena shuttle today.

601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Hard Rock Stadium

This multi-purpose stadium in Miami Gardens is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and also annually hosts the Orange Bowl.

347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Miami Landmarks

Coconut Grove

This neighborhood is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. Complete with a shopping center, restaurants, and other local shops, this place can get busy – but Vinnie insists it’s still a must-visit!

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

This museum and botanical garden is key to local Miami history. Once a private residence, this luxurious mansion was built in the early 20th century. Step inside and you’d think you had been transported to Tuscany!

3251 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

This historic site in North Miami Beach was built in 1925. It’s advertised as the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere, as it was originally built in 12th century Spain, and dismantled and brought to Florida in the early 20th century.

16711 W Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Miami City

There are so many tours around Miami, it can be difficult to choose one! Vinnie Van GO loves the Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami, which provides both local flavor and history. For some adventure, check out the Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure to see alligators in the wild.

Miami Restaurants


After winning a Stephen Starr, this restaurant has become a local institution. With a delicious asian menu, this is the perfect place for a business dinner or romantic date.

9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Cake Thai Kitchen

This restaurant is known for having the best Thai food around – and it’s gained a cult-like following! Beware: there’s no bathroom, but trust us it’s worth it!

7919 Biscayne Bay
Miami, FL 33137


This is one of the coolest restaurants in town. Located in a historic two-story house, the menu serves up eclectic South American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern inspired cuisine.

2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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