Planning a trip to Miami? This Floridian city is known worldwide for its glitz and glam and there’s no shortage of attractions for tourists. Here are just a few things worth doing when in Miami.

Hit the beach

Miami Beach is often heralded as the best beach resort in the world. With its white sands, sunny year-round climate and array of bars, it’s pretty much idyllic. On top of sunbathing and drinking a few cocktails, you may get a chance to spot a celebrity given that this is popular retreat amongst the rich and famous. Adrenaline junkies can take the opportunity to try a diverse array of watersports whilst those wanting a more leisurely and cultural trip can try the Latin restaurants in the area and explore the neighbouring Art Deco district which is full of scenic architecture.

Drone shot of the beach

Explore the museums

There are a number of museums to be found in Miami for those wanting an educational trip. Vizcaya Museum is one of the most popular attractions and contains an incredible collection of European furniture dating from the 15th Century to the 19th Century as well as beautiful gardens. Miami Science Museum meanwhile offers various interactive scientific exhibits making a great place for families. Another museum worth visiting is the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, which contains 30 historical locomotive along with carriages that once carried former presidents. It’s worth looking out for events being held at these museums whilst you’re there.

Rent a boat

It could be worth considering boat rental in Miami for an opportunity to see the city from the water. It’s possible to charter a yacht for the day allowing to get a taste of glamorous Miami lifestyle. These boats come with a crew so you don’t have to worry about being able to sail.

Rent a boat in Miami

See a crocodile

The area around Miami is popular for sighting crocs. The Everglades National Park is just a short drive from the city – here you can take airboat tours through the marshes with a professional guide in order to find the best crocodile and alligator hotspots (alligators tend to be more popular). Jungle Island is also a great place to see these creatures – this park is only minutes away from South Beach and host many events throughout the year.

Try some salsa dancing

The heavy Cuban influence in Miami makes it a great place to soak up all forms of Cuban culture including eating Latin food and going salsa dancing. There are salsa dancing clubs and classes all across the city – particularly around Miami Beach. Little Havana is also a great place to try some dancing with many Cuban DJs and live bands playing here throughout the year.