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Best Things to Do in South Florida

The postcard-perfect image of Florida, cities in South Florida are home to some of the state’s most famous natural landscape. Boasting a year-round tropical climate, South Florida offers a vibrant mix of outdoor attractions where you can spend your days both in and out of the sparkling blue waters.

Wynwood Walls

2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Open to the public, free of charge the Wynwood Walls was established in 2009 by the legendary placemaker and visionary Tony Goldman as an outdoor museum of international street art. Since the first year’s program – featuring Kenny Scharf, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, and other renowned innovators in street art, Wynwood Walls has become a phenomenon, spurring the creation of murals throughout the Wynwood district. It is now one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists. In 2010, the adjacent Wynwood Doors, with 176 feet of roll-up storefront gates was added and most recently the Wynwood Walls Garden, an open green space featuring five murals was included in the space. Each year, a selection of international artists – that range from old school graffiti artists to newer innovators- have created artwork for the Wynwood Walls.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S Miami Ave Miami, Florida 33129

Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.

Miami Design District

Miami Design District Palm Court photo by Ra-Haus

3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137-3606

The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.

Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180

Five major department stores crown the upscale shopping center, where you can find a mix of over 300 designer boutiques and more wallet-friendly shops, such as Zara and H&M.

Miami beach (South beach)

Miami Beach is the boiled-down essence of Miami, with sunbaked beaches, sparkling hotel pools, and drumming nightlife. The action centers on South Beach, a high-glamour hotspot chockful of luxury properties, celebrity-chef outposts, and big-name fashion. Poolside cabanas with HDTVs and butler service? No problem. But farther north, the scene mellows, with plenty of family-friendly sunny spots. Art Decor architecture is also a major draw.