Take a trip to Downtown Miami

In Downtown Miami, you’re never far from a skyscraper or a beautiful view of the shore. The neighbourhood is renowned for its excellent open-air shopping opportunities and vibrant nightlife, although there’s plenty of culture and art to explore too. Whether you’re looking to experience an authentic taste of Downtown Miami or would prefer to spend your days relaxing by the hotel pool, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover Spanish Monasteries in Downtown Miami

There’s a whole world of history just waiting to be discovered. The city is home to the Ancient Spanish Monastery, which is one of the oldest buildings in the Western World, an abundance of Art Deco architecture and even a freshwater spring that you can swim in. For a taste of the city’s natural wonders, make sure to visit one of its picturesque historical parks.

Downtown Miami’s Renowned Art Galleries

Home to a thriving art scene, there are over 70 galleries in Wynwood alone. Downtown Miami may not be able to lay claim to such a feat, but it’s an up and coming area for art and culture.  

Gallery Diet

If you are thinking of visiting Wynwood then this gallery is a must. Founded and directed by Nina Johnson-Milewski, the collection covers a variety of mediums, though there’s a clear focus on design and sculptures.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery

This eponymous space was opened in 1970, making it one of Miami’s longest standing galleries. It plays host to an impressive roster of resident artists, including Alice Aycock, Maria Martinez-Canas and Hernan Bas.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Learn about the city’s rich history and the numerous communities that call Miami home at this modern museum.  

Miami City Ballet

The Miami City Ballet was formed in 1985. Since then, it has established a repertoire of almost 100 ballets, ranging from classical to contemporary shows. The company comprises of over 50 dancers, all who have performed in the ballet’s national and international tours. When they’re not globe-trotting, the dancers can normally be found at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown.


The ethos of this not-for-profit is to promote Afro-Cuban culture. For more than 10 years, the company has promoted cross-cultural relations through music, dance performances, lectures and their very own festival, which is held annually in the late summer at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center.

See Downtown Miami By Water

Island Queen Cruises

Take to the waters aboard an Island Queen boat and experience Millionaire’s Row and the Miami Skyline from an entirely new perspective. There are numerous sightseeing tours to choose from – the tricky bit is deciding what you’d like to see most.

Downtown Detox

Skanda Yoga Studio

Realign your body and connect with your breathing at Skanda Yoga Studio. There’s a multitude of classes to choose from, catering for all levels and covering a range of yoga styles. Popular classes include Ken von Roenn II’s vinyasa style yoga, which combines elements of the Mayan calendar with alignment-based movements.  

Exhale Mind Body Spa

On the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, you’ll find the path to serenity at this lovely spa. There are a range of tension-releasing treatments to choose from, as well as a full programme of classes to keep you active before lounging by the pool.

The Sacred Space

A beautiful haven in the busy city, The Sacred Space plays host to a gourmet vegan restaurant, yoga classes, meditation, wellness workshops and even lectures. Here you can spend a few hours or even a whole day relaxing and getting in touch with your inner peace.

Downtown Miami, Get Outdoors

Jungle Island

Straddling the boundary between South Beach and Downtown, Jungle Island houses some of the world’s rarest animals. Residents include Pinky, a cockatoo with a penchant for high-wire bicycle riding, the world’s only tame cassowary, Mama Cass and even a liger named Vulcan who weighs an incredible 900lbs.

Staying Active in Downtown Miami

Melreese Golf Course

In 1997, the Melreese Golf Course underwent $3.9m worth of renovations, transforming this 135-acre course into a golfer’s paradise. It boasts an 18-hole, par 71 course as well as a 12-acre driving range. Around the course you’ll find five lakes, nine waste bunkers, 97 sand bunkers and a cypress wetland.

Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club

This prestigious course in Miami Lakes has undergone a recent renovation and now course combines classic features with modern luxuries. After a tiring and hopefully successful day on the fairways and greens, retire to the site’s steakhouse for a high-class meal.

Lock & Load Miami

The aptly named Lock & Load is a state-of-the-art shooting range where you’ll find a wide range of firearms to handle in a safe environment, under the strict supervision of trained professionals. The collection of guns includes over 25 fully automatic machine guns as well as some which are quite rare.

Downtown Dining

Whether you’re looking for a lavish feast or an authentic taste of Downtown Miami with cuisine prepared by homegrown talent, there’s an abundance of choice when it comes to the city’s dining scene. Each neighbourhood has its own personality and cuisine, so you can try something new every night of your stay simply by exploring a different part of the city.


This critically acclaimed restaurant draws a crowd every night of the week, with visitors vying for a table to witness the stunning panoramas of Downtown and the Miami River while sampling a veritable feast. The menu showcases Japanese cuisine at its finest, complemented by an exquisite sake selection.

Garcia’s Seafood Grill & Fish Market

Established in 1966 by Cuban exiles, this waterfront restaurant has become a Miami institution. Saunter down to this laidback eatery and recline in the sun before tucking into your meal. The menu changes in line with the catch of the day, so you can rest assured your meal will be amazingly fresh.

Rusty Pelican

Sip cocktails while admiring the Miami skyline and sample delights including fresh shellfish, a selection of tapas and a drinks menu that caters for wine lovers and beer fans alike.

Downtown’s Markets & Malls

You’d be hard-pressed to find a greater place to shop than Miami. There are malls to suit every budget and style, with many open-air malls that allow you to soak up the sun as you stroll from shop to shop.

Aventura Mall

Peruse the quaint boutiques and impressive tech stores or head to a restaurant in one of Miami’s most upmarket shopping malls. Over 300 retailers and a 24-screen IMAX cinema are housed within Aventura Mall, making this one of the five highest-grossing malls in the entire US.

Dolphin Mall

If you’re looking for designer brands without the designer price tag, Dolphin Mall is the place for you. It’s the city’s biggest outlet shopping centre and contains over 240 stores, 30 eateries, a cinema and a bowling alley. With so much to explore, Dolphin Mall is somewhere you can spend the whole day and still want to see more.

Mary Brickell Village

Brickell’s shopping and entertainment district has become popular with the professional crowd due to its many trendy bars and restaurants that intersperse the shops. In addition to its bustling nightlife, this district is a great place to explore in the daytime thanks to its selection of shoe shops, clothing boutiques, massage parlours and homeware stores.

Hotels in Downtown

Hyatt Regency Miami

Combine convenience and luxury at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami. It cuts an imposing picture, with its striking white towers making it easy to spot after a long day exploring all the city has to offer. You’ll enjoy easy access to popular attractions like Brickell City Center, Wynwood Art District, Coral Gables, Port of Miami and the Latin flavour of Little Havana and stay in comfortable rooms with gorgeous views over the river and the bay. Indulge in the spirit of the city when you stay at our downtown Miami hotel. 

Conrad Miami

From its rooftop pool to the beautiful panoramas of the bay, there are plenty of reasons to spend the day relaxing in the Conrad Miami. Alternatively, venture out to nearby hotspots like Miami Beach and the Convention Center, before retiring to your plush room for a restful night’s sleep – there’s even a special pillow menu to make sure you’re as comfy as can be.

Soaring over the skyline and bay, the 36-story Conrad Miami pairs minimalist design with warm, personalized service to offer you the ultimate stay in downtown Miami. Our location makes it easy to discover the best of what South Florida has to offer, including South Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Port of Miami Cruise terminal.

Hotel Beaux Arts

In a world of too little time and too much to do, too many places to be and too much distraction, the art of staying above it all while still succeeding, requires rare confidence and decisive character. You define success on your own terms — not a chaser of fleeting trends, you neither follow the crowd nor get lost in it. You know what you like, and like to do things your way.
In a city of bustling streets, busy beaches and crowded spaces, one hotel has made an art of delivering an elevated experience for discerning guests like you. Here, you can stay above quotidian life in both altitude and state of mind. At the Hotel Beaux Arts, luxury hovers at the perfect distance above Miami. Find your best self, in the company of fellow guests, who share your rarefied taste for staying above.

Kimpton EPIC

Could Kimpton EPIC exist anywhere but here, luxuriously situated among a collection of Miami boutique hotels? We think not. There’s something about a city that’s been simmering in the South Florida sun for this long that thirsts for Kimpton EPIC. The days are hot, the people hotter. Kimpton EPIC is the EPICenter of a glorious rush, your extravagant base camp for everything you want to experience in a downtown Miami hotel and then some.

JW Marriot

JW Marriot, where the sun meets the sand in South Florida. Courtyard Miami Downtown/Brickell Area puts guests in a prime location near both the financial district of Brickell and the entertainment center of Downtown Miami. Just a short walk from our hotel is the Miami Convention Center, ideal for business guests, Bayside Marketplace, great for shopaholics, and American Airlines Arena, perfect for sports fans. Get a restful night’s sleep in large guest rooms and suites featuring plush bedding and free Wi-Fi, and wake up to floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible views of the Downtown Miami skyline. In-room LCD TVs feature CNN, ESPN and HBO, and living/sitting areas are perfect for entertaining guests. We offer convenient amenities including an on-site bistro, offering fresh meals, coffee and cocktails, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center for maintaining your beach body. Soak up the sun on our rooftop deck surrounding our glistening pool. Enjoy the area’s laid-back vibe at Courtyard Miami Downtown!

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