April 10, 2024

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10 Cheap Vacation Spots In Miami You Should Visit This Summer

10 Cheap Vacation Spots In Miami You Should Visit This Summer

The tropical weather and the eternal-vacation vibe that the city of Miami offers its visitors and locals it’s incomparable. Although, it’s not always fun and games to visit such an expensive city. Luckily, there are so many things to explore in Miami; this list offers the 10 cheap vacation spots to visit this summer while visiting the most famous city in the sunny state.

Based on research in the city of Miami, we selected places to visit and stay based on a rating in excess of 8.0 and competitive rates compared to other similar-rated accommodation options in the area. The list also includes places with the biggest array of amenities for everyday travelers.

10 Stroll through Ocean Drive

View of an Ocean Drive intersection.
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View of an Ocean Drive intersection.

South Beach’s Ocean Drive is a beautiful and iconic stretch of street with stunning architecture that has been featured in many movies and TV shows (like Miami Vice). There are also restaurants, hotels, and shopping establishments on Ocean Drive. Definitely, a must-visit while exploring Miami. Although, at its peak season, it’s important to stay alert and learn a few tips to stay safe in Miami Beach while visiting for the first time.

9 Visit the Perez Art Museum

Perez Museum of Art in Downtown Miami, Florida
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Perez Museum of Art in Downtown Miami, Florida

Miami’s Perez Art Museum displays modern, contemporary, and international art, as well as exhibitions that highlight Miami’s diverse community, an activity that the whole family can enjoy. It is free for children under 6 and $12 for kids, as well as $16 for adults.

The entrance is free on every first Saturday of the month.

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8 Walk through Wynwood Walls

Salvador Dalí painted on a wall at Wynwood Walls in Miami.
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Salvador Dalí painted on a wall at Wynwood Walls in Miami.

There are countless opportunities for visitors to enjoy the best international contemporary art in Wynwood Walls, either at galleries or on the streets, where colorful murals make it a favorite among Instagrammers and Influencers all over the world. Definitely, a place visitors cannot skip since it’s considered one of the few places where the art meets the streets in the city of Miami.

7 Explore the Everglades National Park

Alligator and its calf at Everglades National Park.
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Alligator and its calf at Everglades National Park.

The Everglades National Park is a unique national park containing many species that are rare or endangered, such as manatees, the American crocodile, and Florida panthers. In addition, the National Park Service often hosts fee-free days throughout the year. One of many outdoor activities and excursions for thrill seekers.

There is a $30 fee per vehicle which covers each person in the car and lasts up to 7 days.

6 Discover Little Havana

Pink building with palm trees in Little Havana, Miami.
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Pink building with palm trees in Little Havana, Miami.

With its art galleries, amazing restaurants, and colorful murals, Little Havana is a top Miami destination with a Cuban feel. Visit the famous El Titan de Bronze cigar roller to see cigars being rolled live and enjoy the best food and bakeries along the Calle Ocho strip. Without a doubt, one of the best cheap vacation spots in Miami to visit.

5 Get To know The Farmer’s Markets

Woman walking through a farmers´market.
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Woman walking through a farmers´market.

Brickell City Center Market offers locally grown produce every Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Adrienne Arsht Center Farmer’s Market is held every Monday from 10 am-3 pm, being able to pick up your groceries there as well. It counts a variety of different products, which are mostly hand-made and artisanal.

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4 Visit the Botanical Garden

Miami Beach palm trees.
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Miami Beach palm trees.

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden has some of the most beautiful tropical plants and flowers from around the world! This garden has the perfect weather for these plants to flourish and give its visitors a nice ambiance to stroll through. General admission is free.

This hotel is available for adults only.

3 Stroll through Lincoln Road Mall

Lincoln Road view from the air at night.
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Lincoln Road view from the air at night.

There are many cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, and art galleries along Lincoln Road Mall. Located near Ocean Drive, it’s a great place to stroll, either day or night. While the restaurants can be expensive, the area is a great place to wander and enjoy street performers and sometimes open-air exhibitions. The Lincoln Road Mall hosts a farmer’s market every Sunday – perfect for those feeling like they need some fruit after the all-American diet.

2 Visit Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne beachfronton a sunny day.
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Key Biscayne beachfronton a sunny day.

The Rickenbacker Causeway offers breathtaking views on the way to relatively quiet Key Biscayne. Once there, the visitors can explore its beaches, bike paths, and Miami sights (including the non-stop passing by boats). Key Biscayne also has a nearby coastal barrier reef to enjoy. In addition, Key Biscayne is considered to have a few of Miami’s hidden beaches gems, perfect for those who look for adventures while exploring secret beaches and local hangouts.

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1 Walk Through The Bayside Marketplace

Bayside´s view from the air, Miami.
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Bayside’s view from the air, Miami.

There are more than 150 stores and restaurants at Bayside Marketplace in Miami, making it one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and favorite dining spots. A sunny day of entertainment with great views of the bay is guaranteed at this outdoor shopping mall. Also, thanks to its location, this area is filled with the best hotels in Miami that won’t break the bank.