Each city has a number of secluded places not many people know about, and those who do want to keep them all to themselves. There are many hidden gems in Miami such as restaurants, museums, cafés, and boutiques; it just takes a little bit of exploring to find them. These are some hidden gems in Miami that are absolutely worth checking out at least once.
The former estate of famed botanical explorer Dr. David Fairchild, The Kampong is a tropical botanical garden located in Coconut Grove that´s home to a wide variety of exotic plants and trees from all around the world.
Unwind by having a picnic and walking around the grounds, or let an expert lead you through the garden´s beautiful flora. Usual tour times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln Road is mostly known as a gathering place for tourists and shoppers, but Books & Books allows you to escape from the bustling crowd at any given time and catch up on your favorite novels.
Visitors may also step inside The Café at Books & Books, which provides customers with pre-fixe lunch and dinner menus and roasting cups of coffee. There are many other Cafés at Books and Books around the city including at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove.
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South Pointe is an incredible spot that doesn´t usually suffer from South Beach's huge crowds. It’s a place where locals and visitors can take their kids to the park, practice yoga, or go fishing at the pier.
When there’s enough swell, surfing also goes off at South Pointe, with its turquoise waters granting one of the most beautiful beaches to surf in the country, especially if you go at sunset or early in the morning.
Located in Little Haiti, Clives Café is another hidden gem in Miami that offers customers top-quality Jamaican food and great service. This award-winning restaurant serves amazing seafood as well as typical Jamaican meals like jerk chicken and curry goat. The restaurant also features a delicious breakfast menu with specials such as the Glorious Morning and Caribbean Morning.
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Probably one of the best ice cream shops in the state, The Frieze has been serving it up in Miami Beach since 1987. They’re all-natural ice cream is freshly made on a daily basis, and customers can’t seem to get enough. Try out a few of their signature flavors, and be sure to check out their sorbets and ice cream cakes while you’re at it!
Brickell is one of the loudest and busiest neighborhoods in Miami, so stepping away from the noise and chaos every once in a while is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Luckily, nestled in the heart of Brickell is a natural hammock ecosystem known as Simpson Park. The secluded preserve is home to many endangered plants and offers guided tours to its visitors on the weekends.
We hope you enjoyed our list of some of the best hidden gems in Miami. If we missed your favorite one, make sure to let us know in the comments below.
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