The vibrant city of Miami welcomed a record 23 million people in 2018. This contributed about $18 billion to the local economy. Overnight visitors comprised of 16.5 million tourists in 2018, says a press release by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Apart from its breathtaking white sand beaches, it’s the nightlife of Miami that makes it a popular tourist destination. So, if you really love to live it up at night, here are some wonderful things you can do.
1. South Beach Nightlife
One of the most iconic places in Miami is Ocean Drive, located in South Beach. It is lined with numerous restaurants and chic nightclubs, say a blog post by US Local Guide. Most areas around Ocean Drive are affordable and you can enjoy cocktails, a lively ambience and great music, without having to rob a bank.
2. Big Bus Miami Night Tour
This is a 90-minute ride that takes you to the best landmarks of the city, all illuminated and glowing at night. There are professional guides who introduce you to the city, mainly the Downtown area, South Beach and other areas like the Lincoln Road.
3. City Lights Air Tour
The Miami City Lights Air Tour lets you fly above the city for 60 minutes and enjoy a glorious view of all the popular spots and districts. You can enjoy an aerial view of South Beach, the city streets, high rise towers, Biscayne Bay and the neon Art Deco buildings. Ensure to purchase the tickets early for the best deals.
4. Night Photography Workshop
Whether you wish to hone your photography skills or simply want to capture Miami after sundown, the night photography workshop is something you will love. The professionals teach you tweaking, photo composition and how to choose the perfect light. In fact, nighttime is when you can capture the most incredible of Miami, says an article by Lonely Planet.
5. Sunset Cruise
The sunsets of Miami are one of the most breathtaking views and these can be enjoyed by taking a cruise along the coastline. New Year’s Eve is the most awaited events of the city and one can enjoy spectacular fireworks from the cruise. Apart from this, you can glide through Star Island, Brickell and Port Island through the year.
Florida’s biggest city has tons of surprises and excitement awaiting you. Make sure you research well to experience the wonders of Miami.