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Top Downtown Miami Activities

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Downtown Miami is a fascinating place full of vibrancy and interesting activities for local and tourists alike. You'll find a wide variety of museums, stores, restaurants and historic attractions scattered among the banks and businesses of downtown. Read on to learn about some of my favorite places to visit when I'm downtown and be sure to bring along a friend on your next trip!

1. Waterfront Walking Tour

Miami Waterfront
One of the features that sets Miami apart from other big cities is the way it integrates itself with the water. To witness this, look no further than the downtown waterfront area. Whether you're interested in history, shopping, art or entertainment, you can't miss this scenic part of town!

2. Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in downtown Miami. It's conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard just south of American Airlines Arena and features some fantastic stores!

3. Miami Circle Site

A routine archaeological evaluation of a construction site in 1998 uncovered one of the most surprising discoveries in the history of South Florida. Crews preparing to build a new luxury apartment complex discovered that 401 Brickell Avenue had much more ancient residents than previously believed.

4. Freedom Tower

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
If you live in Miami, you no doubt know the Freedom Tower’s silhouette. It is a distinctive part of our skyline. Its rich history and symbolism have now been preserved for all to enjoy for many generations to come.

5. Miami Science Museum

Miami Science Museum
Miami Science Museum offers children and adults alike an entertaining, educational experience. It's a great place to visit, whether you're on vacation, a school field trip or a weekend family outing.

6. Miami Children's Museum

Dana Bowden
Miami Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their imaginations through educational play. My three children have been to the museum many times and look forward to each return visit!

7. Miami Art Museum

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The Miami Art Museum is located in the Miami Cultural Center downtown on Flagler Street. MAM's collections focus on international art of the western hemisphere from the 1940s through the present.

8. HistoryMiami

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors' Bureau
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida (also known as HistoryMiami), located in the heart of downtown Miami, offers visitors a unique glimpse into the history of our region. The museum features a variety of exhibits covering the cultural, political and natural history of South Florida.

9. Downtown Miami's Best Restaurants

Perricone's Marketplace
No matter what your taste, you're bound to find a great restaurant in Downtown Miami! We've got it all -- Italian, Thai, Cuban, Brazilian, Chinese, or just a good old American steak -- you name it, it's somewhere in our city!
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