Downtown Miami dazzles from a distance. America’s third-largest skyline is fluid, thanks to the sheer number of sparkling glass high-rises between Biscayne Boulevard and the Miami River. Business is the key to downtown Miami's daytime bustle. However, the influx of massive, modern, and once-affordable condos has lured a young and trendy demographic to the areas in and around Downtown, giving Miami much more of a "city" feel come nightfall. In fact, Downtown has become a nighttime hot spot in recent years, inciting a cultural revolution that has fostered burgeoning areas north in Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District, and south along Brickell Avenue. The pedestrian streets here tend to be very restaurant-centric, complemented by lounges and nightclubs.
The free, 4½-mile, elevated commuter system known as the Metromover runs inner and outer loops through Downtown and to nearby neighborhoods south and north. Many attractions are conveniently located within a few blocks of a station.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Miami Children’s Museum
This Arquitectonica-designed museum, both imaginative and geometric in appearance, is directly across the MacArthur Causeway from Jungle Island. Twelve galleries…Learn More >
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
In spring 2017, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science relocated to its much larger (250,000-square-foot), hypermodern, $300 million-plus…Learn More >
Originally located deep in south Miami and known as Parrot Jungle, South Florida's original tourist attraction opened in 1936 and…Learn More >