There is much more to Miami than its world-class beaches. Find the very best of Miami within easy reach of the Hotel, from the bustle of the Design District to the quietude of Key Biscayne.
Things to do in Miami
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Things to Do in Miami With Kids
Why not plan your next family vacation in colourful and lively Miami, Florida – a vibrant big city flanked by dazzling beaches.
Dine and Design
While Miami has long catered to sand-and-sun-seekers, look beyond the beach in favour of Biscayne Bay and its eclectic neighbourhoods for the latest in stunning architecture, progressive art, inventive cuisine and shopping.
Sometimes referred to as the Manhattan of the South, Brickell is Miami's financial centre, and is now also known as a bustling entertainment and culinary destination. This dense residential neighbourhood of luxury condominiums and high-rise towers, is an ideal location to work, live and play.
American and Latin cultures converge in downtown Miami, where Cuban-owned businesses are interwoven with the skyscrapers of a great American metropolis. With a history that dates back to the 19th century, the city's downtown core features some of Miami's oldest buildings.
This growing art community has brought the world’s greatest international artists to Miami, transforming a once warehouse district into an art haven. The Wynwood Walls have become a must-see international destination, recognized as one of America’s hippest neighbourhoods. Explore over 70 art galleries, retail stores, antique shops and eclectic restaurants and bars.
Brickell City Centre
The highly anticipated Brickell City Centre (BCC) recently opened its doors, adding to the growing energy and pulse of Brickell. The premier retail and entertainment complex offers the largest collection of design boutiques and luxury brands combined with an array of dining options and a soon-to-open luxury cinema, all within on open air environment.
Mary Brickell Village
A quiet and peaceful enclave within Miami's financial district, Mary Brickell Village offers a mix of upscale restaurants and shops, including the boutiques of famous high-end designers.
Tucked into the historic Buena Vista neighbourhood, the Design District has a grid-like centre that makes it ideal for walking. Pop into the numerous fashion houses, art museums and restaurants, some run by Miami’s leading chefs.
Botero Art Collection at the Hotel
Guests need only take a stroll around the Hotel to explore an art collection that opens a window on the artwork of Colombian figurative artist Fernando Botero, as well as a number of other Latin American artists. A detailed brochure is available to guide guests through the collection.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
This contemporary museum, located in downtown Miami, houses diverse international 20th and 21st century art primarily drawn from the Americas, Europe and Africa, and reflecting the cosmopolitan population of Miami. South Florida artists are particularly represented. Enjoy the vibrant colours, ideas and techniques through tours and special public events.
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Located 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) from the Hotel, the Arsht Center is the largest performing arts centre in Florida, and home to the Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses Brava!, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Arts Tower and weekly community events.
Known for its colourful shops, excellent restaurants and exclusive art galleries, Little Havana is considered one of Miami's cultural and social hotspots. The neighbourhood is home to the iconic art deco Tower Theatre, as well as a vibrant street life that includes numerous annual festivals.
Miami's oldest continuously inhabited neighbourhood, Coconut Grove was established in 1825 by a wave of immigration following the inception of the Cape Florida lighthouse. These days, the Grove is known for its village-like atmosphere and cultural diversity, which is reflected in the variety of cuisine available in the area's popular restaurants and open-air cafés.
Home to the University of Miami, Coral Gables is pedestrian-friendly destination southwest of downtown Miami. Popular with shoppers and diners, the city is also notable for its original landmarks, which include the Merrick House and City Hall, as well as its Mediterranean Revival-style architecture.
Connected to Miami by the Rickenbacker Causeway, the island of Key Biscayne lies south of Miami Beach along Florida's Atlantic coast. Island highlights include white-sand beaches, a variety of water sports, 800-acre (325-hectare) Crandon Park and the village of Key Biscayne.
Crandon Park Marina
On northern Key Biscayne, laid-back Crandon Park features a 3.5-mile (6-kilometre) beach that’s consistently rated in the country's top 10, as well as the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center.
Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
Practice your swing at the championship 18-hole golf course on the beautiful island of Key Biscayne, which is conveniently 10 minutes away from Four Seasons Hotel Miami. This golf course offers scenic views as it is surrounded by water, mangroves, lush and tropical foliage.
As well as beaches, world-class cuisine, designer fashions, and renowned nightclubs, Miami Beach offers visitors the largest collection of art deco architecture in the world. Running along the east side of Miami's South Beach, iconic Ocean Drive is the city's most famous street, and is lined with boutique hotels, bars, restaurants and lounges.
Art Deco District
The historic Art Deco District in South Beach is filled with some 800 colourful architectural treasures, built in the 1920s and 1930s and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The area is also famous for its beautifully restored hotels, trendy cafés and nightclubs and the beach.
Lincoln Road Mall
Home to Miami's New World Symphony, this eight-block pedestrian mall – one of the city's most popular – features an attractive combination of outdoor cafés, boutiques, art galleries and theatres.
The Florida Keys
The 1700 islands that make up the Florida Keys are famous for their striking natural beauty. The Keys can also be explored from over 120 miles (190 kilometres) of the Overseas Highway.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Designed after a 300-year-old country Italian villa, the grandest construction project ever attempted in Florida is filled with paintings and decorative fine arts dating from the 15th to 19th centuries.
Home of three-time NBA championship team the Miami HEAT, AmericanAirlines Arena is Miami’s top sports and entertainment venue. Located on the waterfront in downtown Miami, the arena hosts sports, music, television and cultural events.
Miami Children’s Museum
Kids will love to explore, learn and create at the Miami Children’s Museum. Featuring 14 permanent galleries that range from a two-storey sand castle and 900-gallon (3,407-litre) marine tank to a giant piggy bank and child-sized supermarket, the museum also regularly hosts special theme exhibits.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Explore the largest tropical botanical garden in the continental United States, which features a lush oasis of orchids, vines, flowering trees, lily ponds, and a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) rainforest.
Now a memorial to Cuban immigration in the United States, the Freedom Tower was built in 1925 to house the headquarters of The Miami News. Inspired by the Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain, the tower is a National Historic Landmark sometimes used by Miami Dade College as a cultural and educational centre.
*Note: The Freedom tower is temporarily closed until Spring 2018 for renovations.
Marlins Park, the new stadium for the newly named Miami Marlins, is the smallest ballpark in Major League Baseball, with a total capacity of less than 40,000 people.