26 cose interessanti da fare a Miami quest'estate.
Summer is here and for Miamians, this means soaring temperatures, soup-like humidity and very, very little clothes.
Here are 26 locations chosen by Curbed editors for the summer edition of our Miami pocket guide, featuring the city's most iconic buildings, parks, public art, and more for you to visit. Did we look past your favorite Miami gem? Email us tips and recommendations for springhere.
[Note: Places are listed geographically, starting down south, advancing up through the core of Miami and then whipping around to South Beach and Key Biscayne]
1 Monkey Jungle
Who doesn't love observing monkeys? You're in the cage while our fury friends scurry about.
As the only tropical zoo in the continental United States,Zoo Miami is a memorable fixture of any born-and-raised Miamian's childhood. Wildlife expert and photographer Ron Magill has become a celebrity of sorts with his entertaining Sex and the Animals event on Valentine's Day and regular occurrences on the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz. The time to go is now, while the sun doesn't bake you to a crisp.
South Florida's premier conservation and education-based gardens offers a gorgeous backdrop for a variety of events or even just for a relaxing afternoon of mindfulness. The program has over 45,000 members and 1,200 volunteers. Don't miss their festivals, such as the International Chocolate Festival every January.
Fairchild's neighbor opened in 1930 as the first county park in Dade, gifted by William J. Matheson. It's now over 600 acres and features a man-made atoll pool draped by Biscayne Bay. If you're looking for a cheap, entertaining afternoon, look no further than its marina. Grab a six-pack and soak in the wildness that occurs when eager boaters attempt to navigate the hectic process of unloading and re-loading their boats from the water.
Now the Barnacle Historic State Park, the 1891-built house is one of the oldest houses in Miami-Dade County. It was the home of one of Coconut Grove's founders in Ralph Middleton Munroe, who purchased the 40-acre bayfront property in 1886 for $400!
One of Miami's most popular parks due to its versatile offerings. There's a dog park, underutilized outdoor gym, beach volleyball, outdoor track, wooden docks, and last but not least, the famous A.C.'s Icees.
Vizcaya in Coconut Grove was the former estate of businessman James Deering. It's open to the public and often the home of weddings, photo shoots, and other events. It includes Italian Renaissance gardens, native woodland landscape, and a historic village outbuildings compound. It was designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style with Baroque elements.
The newest stadium in Miami professional sports, the Marlins are actually off to a nice start this season with a winning record as we enter the second half. Tickets are affordable but you'd still be padding Jeffrey Loria's pockets. Park nearby, not in the lots.
Lummus Park, just west of Downtown and not to be confused with the one of the same name on South Beach, was created in 1909. Here you will find the William Wagner House, built in 1857 and the oldest known home still standing in Miami.
Bayfront Park is the current home of the Miami marathon, Komen Race for the Cure, Ultra Music Festival, free weekly yoga classes, Flying Trapeze School, and big-name concerts like Pittbull's fiesta on New Years Eve a few months ago. If you're looking for a quick and challenging workout, try sprinting up the hill by the Tina Hills Pavilion 10 times.
Built in 1925 and designed by Schultze and Weaver, the Downtown Miami landmark was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2008. The "Ellis Island of the South” served as the Cuban Assistance Center in the 60s and 70s, offering U.S. sanctioned relief to the Cuban refugees who sought political asylum from oppressive regime of Fidel Castro.
Museum Park houses the Perez Art Museum and the Frost Science Museum (when it eventually opens). It has developed into an ideal place to walk your dog, go for a run, or take in some amazing yachts docked at the adjacent slip.
Margaret Pace Park is at the core of the evolving neighborhood of Edgewater. It's very dog friendly and now has an enclosed area for your furry pal to run around. There's a basketball court always showcasing some intense pick-up games, an outdoor gym, and beach volleyball. Last year it hosted a watch party for a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The baby of the late Tony Goldman, the Wynwood Walls is unlike anything else in Miami, providing a unique 80,000-square-foot canvas of wall to over 50 artists representing more than 16 countries. Check in for happy hour at Wood Tavern, Wynwood's first bar, and take a tour as the extraordinary art splashes the walls around you.
Rent a paddleboard at Sunset Harbour and navigate Biscayne Bay's array of offerings, including the circling of Star, Palm, and Hibiscus Islands. It's a solid workout and grants you an up-close view of some of the most extravagant homes in the Magic City. TKS Miami even offers paddleboard yoga!
If you're looking for a break from the heat, head to a movie experience like no other. Huge, reclining seats and food/beverage service at your seat are among the perks offered at iPic Theatres in North Miami Beach. It's not cheap but neither are standard movies anymore.
Miami Spa Month is back for July and August, offering tremendous discounts for massages, facials, and much more at a slew of hotels across South Florida. The Fontainebleau on Miami Beach is one of the better options.
If you're looking for an escape from the heat on South Beach, Mango's is an interesting spot. It's unlike anything else in the area -- a vibrant atmosphere in every sense with stage shows, dancing, and fruity cocktails. Overload your senses.
Located on the southernmost tip of South Beach, South Pointe might be the cleanest and prettiest park in the Magic City, offering hashtag-worthy bay views and beautiful sunsets. Whether you're grabbing a drink at Smith & Wollensky or getting lost in a book on its grassy grounds, South Pointe provides an unparalleled atmosphere.
Crandon Park on Key Biscayne has a rich history and was actually a donation to the county in 1940 by heirs of William John Matheson. Zoo Miami once lived here as the Crandon Zoo. Today it features gardens, a nature center, marina, golf course, and tennis center.
Ravaged by Hurricane Andrew, only seven of the wood stilt houses remain in Stiltsville, off the edge of Biscayne Bay. The area has been featured in novels as well as shows and movies, like Miami Vice, The Layover, and Bay Boys II.
Middle of Biscayne National Park in water Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Due east of Homestead, Elliot and its sandbar are only accessible by boat. It's about a 30-minute ride from Matheson Hammock and is within massive confines of Biscayne National Park. It's the place to get away from the day-to-day hustle and unwind with friends and family. Except for Columbus Day Weekend when the regatta engenders the wildest of scenes -- Mardi Gras on steroids. That craziness is captured from above in the image below.