6 Hidden Gems Activities In Miami

Explore these 6 unconventional spots in the Magic City.

Vacationing in Miami doesn’t have to include only restaurants and nightclubs. There is so much more south Florida has to offer. For example, unique to the area, various spring water pools can be found across the state, but only one is located in Miami: the Venetian Pool.

Candle Land

2311 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

Candle Land
Photo by Candle Land Instagram

What began as a pop-up in various locations across Miami, Candle Land opened its first location in 2020 right before the COVID pandemic. Located in the Wynwood neighborhood, all candles are made with soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance oils. The oils provided are FDA approved and cruelty-free. Reservations are required for each class, and each candle can hold about 12 ounces of wax with around 60 hours of burn time. Once the candle has finished burning, Candle Land offers a discount of 20% for another class and refilling the candle will only cost $25.

Venetian Pool

2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States

Venetian Pool
Photo by Venetian Pool Facebook

The Venetian Pool, opened in 1924 and was originally named “Venetian Casino,” carved from 4 acres of coral rock quarry. In recent years, the freshwater pool has committed to sustainability by filtering and recycling the pool water on a daily basis, instead of simply dumping it out. The beautiful oasis was constructed with inspiration from Mediterranean architecture. Natural waterfalls and small caves can be explored within the vast property. A café is located onsite, serving pizza, mozzarella sticks, soda, water bottles and more.

Monster Mini Golf

14435 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, United States

Monster Mini Golf Miami
Photo by Monster Mini Golf Facebook

Operating since 2004, Monster Mini Golf makes for the perfect place to spend Halloween with loved ones of all ages. From glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses, an arcade, laser tag, virtual reality, bowling, a laser maze, and a rope course; there are endless ways to have fun. The ambiance is perfect to reserve for a birthday party or special occasions. There are 18 holes to challenge yourself with various difficulties.


530 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Showfields Miami
Photo by Showfields Miami Facebook

Showfields is a trend-setting lifestyle discovery retail store, unlike any other shopping center seen before. Walking throughout the immersive store will invigorate all five senses via unconventional art and imaginative brands. Built to engage and inspire your sense of self-discovery through evolving experiences with the brands and communities shaping our future. Enjoy shopping for various philanthropies, every purchase supports one of the following causes: BIPOC-founded, sustainability, local artisans, and women empowerment.

Wynwood Marketplace

2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

Wynwood Marketplace
Photo by Wynwood Marketplace Facebook

The Wynwood Marketplace embodies everything Miami repr