20 Fun & Free Things To Do In Miami

Save money with these free and fun activities.

 The Magic City is known for its stunning beaches and glamorous nightlife, but there’s more to do in Miami than just party. From the beach to the Everglades, there is a long list of spots to stay entertained for free.

Wynwood Walls

266 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

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One of the most Instagrammable spots in Miami is the Wynwood Walls. The free street art gallery can be best viewed through a scooter or car ride. The walls are constantly being updated with new murals by local and international artists, making it a must-see for anyone interested in art. The Wynwood area is also known for its trendy and delectable dining options.

Design District

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The Miami Design District is a sophisticated and inviting international destination for fashion, art, architecture and fine dining. The 18 square blocks of creative space is pedestrian-friendly, making this a great choice to stroll around while admiring the unconventional installations and sculptures. Craig Robins is the man to thank for the innovative Design District as we know today. Not to mention, the most trendy restaurants in Miami can be found right here.

South Beach

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South Beach is what Miami is known for, pristine beaches and clear blue waters can’t be found anywhere else in the U.S. There are endless activities on the beach, but nothing compares to classic sunbathing, fishing from the pier, and volleyball. Pack plenty of sunscreen, because the sun in Miami is burning hot year-round and it’s no joke. Public showers and bathrooms are available onsite, but are limited.

Trolley

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Looking to tour around Miami but want to save some money? Then take a free ride on the trolley between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a trip around Miami. Waiting for the trolley can take hours, it’s best to spontaneously jump on one when one of them appears throughout the day. There are four loops provided in the Miami Beach area, the South Beach loop, Mid-Beach loop, Collins express, and the North Beach loop. As a notice, no trolleys enter the downtown area and no food or drinks are allowed on board.

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

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Bayfront Park spans over 30 acres and was constructed in 1896 in the heart of downtown Miami. Perfect for families that want to relax, play or exercise; this iconic park has open lawn spaces, a wide baywalk, winding walkways, a sandy beach area, and a stunning water fountain. On the shore, dolphins and manatees are often spotted often. Luxury yachts and boats cruise by the park every day. There are weekly and monthly events such as free yoga classes and small concerts.

Domino Park

801 SW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33135

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Located in Little Havana, challenge a loved one to a game of dominoes with Cuban locals. This is a great location to learn the history of the mass Cuban immigration to Miami from Cubans themselves. The most authentic Cuban foods are in this area, more specifically in Versailles, a fan-favorite. Parking is limited, but this quant park is a relaxing and laid-back environment to smoke Cuban cigars while laughing over a round of dominoes.

Brickell Downtown

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Brickell is another great location for Instagram or photography, especially at nighttime, because of the architecture and green spaces throughout the city. Frequently, businessmen zip through the sidewalks for their lunch breaks or for a quick way to zoom to work. The area is incredibly peaceful, with a variety of boutiques, sidewalk cafés, and art to explore. For a bite to eat or some cocktails to enjoy with friends, check out a rooftop bar or restaurant: Area 31.

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