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10 Famous Activities to do in Miami on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend in Miami

Home of famous Visit the iconic Miami Beach, Explore Jungle Island, Wander the Art Deco District and many other activities to do in Miami on Memorial Day. We've compiled some of the best activities to do in Miami on this Memorial Day holiday.

Memorial Day Weekend in Miami

Memorial Day Visit the iconic Miami Beach

When you think of Miami chances are you think of a sandy beach with the sun shining.

Miami Beach is the best area in Miami for soaking up some rays on a sandy beach on Memorial Day and it is something of a legend in the city.

The beach itself technically outside of the Miami municipality as it is located on an island. Aside from the beaches, the area is also known for its Art Deco district and the odd but beautiful buildings within.

Explore Jungle Island

Jungle Island is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Miami during Memorial Day.

It is located on Watson Island and was formerly known as Parrot Jungle and even had Winston Churchill visit in 1946.

The Jungle is only minutes away from South Beach and Downtown Miami.

Through interactive experiences, Jungle Island enthralls park visitors with a sense of adventure and discovery. Why not catch one of the exciting shows which are a daily occurrence.

Wander the Art Deco District on Memorial Day

With a hint of 1930’s nostalgia, the beautifully restored buildings within the Art Deco District have a lot to offer on a relaxed day in the Miami beach area during Memorial Day weekend.

Looking out to see, (a lot of them located front Ocean Drive) the pastel painted buildings pose a great place to stop for lunch of an evening meal.

With its neon signs and canopy covered dining areas, the Art Deco District truly comes in its own after dark.

Bayside Marketplace

Hosting over 150 specialty and tourist shops, cafes and restaurants, Bayside Market place has it all.

As well as well known chain stores visitors will find an array of charming boutiques in this outdoor style mall.

Located along Miami’s waterfront, as the name suggests, many locals come here to soak up the lively atmosphere and admire the bay, with its daily live music and fun vibe the Bayside Market does not fail to entertain during Memorial Day.

Stroll through The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Recognized as one of Miami’s greatest treasures, The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with its stunning architecture, grounds and artwork are certainly worth a visit on Memorial Day.

Featuring 34 rooms arranged around a breath taking courtyard, the Renaissance-style villa is filled with the most exquisite European furniture and arts reaching from the 15th to the 19th century.

Over 1,100 craftsmen were bought over from Europe for true authenticity in design, to complete this 28-acre estate.

Memorial Day View over 2000 wild animals at Zoo Miami

Providing animals with habitats close to their natural setting, Zoo Miami visitors get the sensation of exploring a real safari on Memorial Day.

With open-air exhibits and a cage free environment, zoo visitors have a chance to enjoy endangered wildlife up close.

With lots of interaction with the animals, Zoo Miami while not the biggest is fantastic for families especially for the younger ones with a children’s zoo featuring a range of different attractions including camel rides.

Soak up the Cuban Flavor at Little Havana

Well recognized for its cultural flavor, Little Havana offers a great deal of entertainment from open air social areas to its many restaurants and specialty food shops.

With non stop lively Latin music drifting through the air and street art depicting important Cuban figures you will feel completely immersed in the distinctive cultural atmosphere.

While Calle Ocho is know as the heart of little Havana and setting for most of the activity  , the district has slowly spread into the surrounding streets and avenues.

Explore salt marshes and Indian burial grounds

Encompassing mangrove forests, salt marshes, a coastal dune island, coastal tropical hardwood rockland hammocks and endangered pine habitats, this 440 acre Deering Estate at Cutler property has it all.

Also home to the Richard cottages c1900 which served as a hotel, the Deering Estate hosts other historical buildings of importance  dating from 1896 to 1922 and an Indian burial ground circa 1500.

Visitors on Memorial Day are welcome to stroll through the stunning grounds, explore the houses or simply relax and soak up the surroundings.

Get hands on at The Miami Science Museum

With its many interactive exhibits and a large number of hands-on displays the Miami Science museum offers a truly immersive experience encompassing a wide range of scientific fields including physics, biology and chemistry.

Established in 1950, the museum has grown significantly and has expanded its space considerably throughout the years.

The Museum exhibits regularly change offering fresh themes and displays to a 2nd 3rd or 4th visit is never too much on Memorial Day.

Explore Croc ridden swamplands at the Everglades National Park

Just a short drive from Miami, The Everglades National Park covers 1.5 million acres of swamp lands home to alligators, snakes, crocodiles and a whole host of birds.

As well as walking trails and boardwalks to for wildlife viewing, one of the most exciting way to see the everglades is aboard a high speed airboat.

Taking visitors deep into the marshes and streams, the airboat tour is guaranteed to entertain and is the best way to see alligators on Memorial Day.

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