Cruise from Miami

Vibrant colored lifegueard shack overlooking the sunny skies and clear blue water in Miami, Florida.

Top 5 things to do in Miami

  1. Soak up the rays on South Beach
  2. Immerse yourself in the Cuban culture in Little Havana
  3. Go Shopping on Lincoln Road
  4. Marvel at the Art Deco Architecture on South Beach
  5. Explore the art-covered buildings in Wynwood Art District
Known for: Beautiful BeachesLatin CultureArt Deco ArchitectureWild Party SceneAmazing Shopping

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Spending a few days in Miami before you set sail is the perfect preparation for a cruise full of sunny days shuttling between pools and beaches with a cocktail in hand. (A few days in Miami on your return will prep you for a return to the real world, however.)

Call Miami a cruise ship on land — it's a one-stop mecca for good times of all stripes. Yes, you must visit South Beach, playground of the self-appointed fabulous, if only for the stunning art deco architecture along Ocean Drive and a little beach time.

The shopping is world-class, the excellent dining scene skews Latin and the beaches are turquoise jewels. If you have the time, explore Miami's neighborhoods — Coral Gables, Wynwood Art District, Little Havana and Coconut Grove, in particular — or rent a car and shoot down to the Keys for some serious diving and snorkeling. Or stay in the Magic City and raise a glass to the best vacation ever.

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Miami Highlights


  • South Pointe Park for families
  • Lummus Park - Off Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets
  • Crandon Park Beach on Key Biscayne
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park at the tip of Key Biscayne


  • Head to Little Havana on Calle Ocho for Cuban culture, cuisine and locals playing dominos in the park
  • Check out the Perez Art Museum with art from local and international artists
  • Explore the art-covered buildings in Wynwood Art District


  • Famous Cuban Sandwich at Versailles Restaurant
  • Delicious French sandwiches at La Sanwicherie on South Beach loved by locals and visitors
  • Local breweries in Wynwood Art District


  • Check out the animals at the interactive zoo of Jungle Island
  • Explore Miami by land and sea with Duck Tour's
  • Relax at South Pointe Park for calm waters and shaded play areas


  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise over Miami Beach
  • Walk around the Italian renaissance gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Dinner at Juvia – the rooftop restaurant on Miami Beach


  • The pedestrian-only Lincoln Road for high-end jewelry, fashion-forward brands, and tourist shops
  • The Design District for luxury brands and local art galleries
  • Sunset Harbor for national and indie boutiques

Shore Excursions

  • Air boat ride in the Florida Everglades
  • Laugh more than you can handle on a land and sea tour with Duck Tour's
  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus to see all of Miami

Solo Exploration

  • Walking food tour in Little Havana
  • Paddle boarding off of South Beach or Key Biscayne
  • Relaxing day at the beach


  • Beautiful beaches of South Beach and the iconic pastel-colored deco lifeguard stands
  • The 18th-century Italian villa and European style gardens at Vizcaya Museum
  • Bright Art Deco Architecture on Ocean Drive