One of the best things about Miami is that you can enjoy a fun day around the city without spending a dime. There are plenty of interesting places to appreciate as well as many of South Florida’s beautiful natural landscapes. Check out some of these free attractions in Miami that show off the wide variety of things to do in the Magic City:

The Metromover

The Metromover is a great alternative when it comes to traveling around Downtown Miami and allows you to have a quick tour around a few close neighborhoods such as Brickell, Park West, and the Arts and Entertainment District. It consists of 21 stations that are usually two blocks away from each other and well-connected to other alluring locations in one of the city’s most bustling areas.

South Pointe Park

Going to South Beach is always a good idea, especially if you’re headed to South Pointe, which has to be one of my personal favorite spots in the city. Nearby parks, a pier, and a relaxing atmosphere are a few of the things you can expect as well as a few surfing sessions when the season is on.

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The Bear Cut Preserve and Beach in Crandon Park

Every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the northern part of Key Biscayne, Crandon Park Nature Center is open to anyone who wishes to explore one of the region’s amazing ecosystems. There are many wonderful trails to take around the park like the Bear Cut Preserve and Beach located at its northeastern end.

This free attraction in Miami includes a boardwalk through mangroves ideal for birding since it’s common to spot different species such as ospreys, black-whiskered vireos, and mangrove cuckoos.

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The Historic Art Deco District

The Art Deco District is a charming area in South Beach that brings you back to 1920s-1940s Miami, before it became the cultural hub it is today. Back then, people from all over the world were starting to arrive at this coastal paradise, and many of the buildings constructed during that golden age are still preserved until today like the Clevelander and The Tides.

Visiting Calle Ocho in Little Havana

Calle Ocho is another great representation of Miami’s diversity. Located in Little Havana, the street is filled with restaurants, music, art, and culture that highlight the Cuban and Latin American influences over the city. These cultures, as well as many others, have helped shape Miami into a vibrant and colorful destination that anyone can enjoy.

Yoga Class at Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami is a relaxing spot that sits overlooking Biscayne Bay. If you feel like clearing your mind after a long day at work, you should know that the park offers free yoga classes during the week starting at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively.   

That rounds up our list of free attractions in Miami, but don’t forget that there are plenty of other museums, parks, and places to explore around the city that are totally free of charge. If we missed any of your go-to places, please let us know by commenting below.

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