What To Do In Miami

On June 10, 2012 by Nelson Fernandez
what to do in Miami

Avalon Hotel in Miami Beach

Discover Cuba in Little Havana

Among the top things to do in Miami, visiting Little Havana should be right up in the first positions.  The Cuba’s dissidents stronghold of Calle Ocho and its surroundings is testimony to the exodus to America by Cubans who fled to Miami after Castro came to power in 1959. This intermittent exile became a case of mass emigration during the Mariel boatlift in 1980 – remember the opening scenes in Scarface?

Politics aside, Little Havana seems anchored in the good old days, with restaurants, bodegas and cafes that are replicas of their ones back in the island. You won’t be short of cigar stores, music venues with Latin rhythms, meat markets and fruit shops. Explore it during the day and party at night.

Time travel at the Art Deco District

This is another district where the past plays a fundamental role. The art deco buildings on South Beach were built in the golden times of architecture and still conserve all the drama and bombastic feel of the international design in the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Once you have had enough of beach, stroll around Ocean Drive and discover the bold lines and vibrant colours of gems like Park Central Hotel, the Imperial, the Avalon or the Colony. For self-guided audio tours you can always visit the Art Deco District Welcome Center.

Go clubbing on South Beach

We have written on this blog about the classiest clubs in Miami Beach, but here are some other nightlife spots where you’ll find glamour aplenty in your next holiday to Miami with Kenwood Travel.

Amendment XXI: named the law that repealed the Prohibition in the States, this bar has the feel of a speakeasy and the hip crowd from the Design District as its clientele.

A renovated art deco cinema, Cameo is also a chic club but more mainstream than the Amendment. Expect superstar DJs and fashionistas dressed to kill.