Sightseeing in Miami

City Tour, Everglades Tour, or Tour of City and Biscayne Bay from Safari Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Safari Tours

Bayside Marketplace

Guides narrate in both English and Spanish as adventurers take in sights from art-deco buildings to swamp wildlife

$39 $17

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Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

$45 $22

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Hiking or Airboat Tour of the Everglades from Everglades Nature Tours (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Everglades Nature Tours

Sweetwater-Ochopee

Lead by a Gladesman with 35+ years’ experience, visitors trudge through the unique ecosystem or zoom above its grasses in an airboat

$60 $29

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45-Minute Hot-Air-Balloon Ride for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons Miami (30% Off)

Sunrise Balloons Miami

Sunrise Balloons Miami

Balloons drift above South Florida vistas with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Everglades

$500 $349

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Everglades Airboat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Coopertown Airboats (Up to 37% Off)

Coopertown Airboats

Everglades

Airboats travel nine miles through the Everglades, gliding past stretches of sawgrass, alligator holes, and wetland wildlife

$23 $15

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Pelican Island Paddleboard Tour for Two or Four from IpaddleMiami (Up to 61% Off)

IpaddleMiami

pelican Harbor Marina

Guides lead explorers aboard stand-up paddleboards through the waters of Pelican Island for sightseeing

$160 $75

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30- or 60-Minute Flight from Top Gun Flight Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Top Gun Flight Academy

Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport

FAA-certified flight instructor takes passengers soaring through the skies during a flight experience

$179 $87

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VIP South Beach Club Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl Miami (Up to 51% Off)

Pub Crawl Miami

Miami

Knowledgeable guides lead guests to local hot spots to enjoy VIP admission, party favors, and drink specials

$25 $14

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One, Two, or Four Tickets for the Grub & Pub Crawl South Miami on Saturday, January 24, 2015 (Up to 58% Off)

Grub & Pub Tour

Miami

Foodies and drink aficionados visit six local establishments, enjoying free food and drinks before celebrating at an after-party

$44.19 $20

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Farm Visit for Two or Four at The Little Farm (Up to 45% Off)

The Little Farm

Goulds

Farm replete with healthy livestock teaches kids about agriculture and animals; the site includes butterfly garden and photo opportunities

$20 $12

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It's easy to forget amid all of the concrete and neon, but Miami is an ancient place. Eons before the first modern residents began to move into the Coconut Grove cemetery, indigenous people were shielding themselves from the elements using the region's natural rock ridge and sunless tanning salons. Today, Ghost Tours Miami visits the restless spirits that have gathered here over the centuries, including the specters in the windows of the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Pirates, pilots, gangsters, and those too close to gangsters have all met their ultimate fate in this tropical cove, and the photographs and stories of spooked tour guests testify to their continued presence.

3500 Main Highway
Miami,
FL
US

Seaplane Tours uses a fleet of Cessna 206s to whisk flightless sightseers into the sky enabling them to view Miami's perpetual realness from a rarely seen vantage point. Settle in with up to three of your closest friends for a 15-minute Miami-area sky tour and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of downtown Miami, South Beach, Star Island, and Fisher Island. Each passenger will soar equipped with a personal viewing window and headset to speak with the pilot or pretend to be working at the world's first airborne drive-thru.

3401 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne,
Florida
US

When faced with a troop of more than 100 java monkeys, how do you pick out the leader? Look for "the large male who carries his long tail held up high," advises Monkey Jungle's website. When it comes to gorillas, though, there's no doubt who's king?because that's his name.

Learning to recognize the rest of the primates at the preserve would prove much more challenging. There are 30 separate species and nearly 400 individuals, most of which swing and run freely in their habitats. One such habitat mimics the Amazon Rainforest, flourishing with South American plants and resounding with the calls of howler monkeys. Regularly scheduled feedings bring them, squirrel monkeys, and black-capped capuchins together for snacks.

Monkey Jungle encourages visitors to get close to the primates, but its foremost mission is to replicate a wild environment. The animals come and go as they please, which is why scientists often visit the preserve to study their natural behaviors and ask them standard census questions. The staff is also dedicated to conservation?they promote awareness of endangered species and have partnered with Wings of Love to house displaced parrots in their aviary.

14805 SW 216th St
Miami,
FL
US

At sunrise and sunset, the space over Florida’s white beaches and turquoise waters transforms into a brilliant skyscape of color. Luckily for their customers, Go Fly Tours has access to the ideal vantage point for viewing this prismatic wonder—the sky itself. Its airplane tours can soar through the enchanting scenes of dawns and dusks, or showcase local landmarks, such as bustling Port Everglades, Hollywood Beach, and Star Island, a favored getaway for celebrities. The staff can also add a romantic touch to the aerial views with a champagne toast, which has proved more appealing than a pilot who makes kissing sounds the whole flight.

15000 NW 44th Ave
Opa-locka,
FL
US

As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami,
FL
US

The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum has spent most of its life outgrowing its digs. It debuted in 1949 as a children's museum, which took off quickly and soon expanded into the Museum of Science and Natural History in 1952. In 1960, it again needed more space and moved to its current site, and now an even larger space is being built, set to open in 2016.

But throughout all its physical changes, its mission remains the same, "We inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology, in order to better understand ourselves and our world."

  • Size: as of now, the site stands at 48,000 square feet; plans for the new space will expand that to 250,000 square feet over five levels

  • Eye Catcher: tour the Wildlife Center, where the staffers care for injured wildlife?specifically majestic birds of prey?and release them back into the wild

  • Permanent Mainstay: the Planetarium, where PBS's Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer was filmed, boasts a 65-foot-diameter domed projection screen

  • Don't Miss: in the late afternoon, the planetarium hosts Legends of the Night Sky Laser Show, which teaches kids how to find constellations using lasers and Greek myths

  • Hands-On Experiments: in Nano, kids manipulate large-scale mechanisms as they familiarize themselves with the principles behind nanoscience

  • Special Programs: the museum?s Sea Lab features beautiful underwater creatures and coral reefs. Guests can get up close and personal as they reach out to touch a starfish or a sea urchin or have a cleaner shrimp nibble at their nails

3280 S Miami Ave.
Miami,
FL
US