Downtown Miami Condos for Sale
Miami, the "Magic City"
Known as the “Magic City,” Miami is located in the county seat of Miami-Dade along the Atlantic coast of southeast Florida. A leader in areas including commerce, culture, the arts, international trade, sports and entertainment, Miami is known worldwide for its dynamic qualities and unique features. Downtown Miami, the heart of the city, makes up one of the largest concentrations of international banks in the United States, and Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami are two of the nation’s most heavily trafficked ports of entry. Miami is comprised of several neighborhoods including Brickell, Virginia Key, Watson Island, Coral Way and The Roads, characterized by historic landmarks, high-end condos and estates, schools, parks and recreational facilities.
Downtown Miami Culture: Arts, Dining, Nightlife
The arts, the attractions, the nightlife, and so much more.
Arts and Culture
Wondering what to do during your stay in Downtown Miami? You’ll be happy to know there’s plenty to choose from. Into the Arts? Downtown Miami’s Wynwood arts district is an eclectic district in the heart of Miami. It thrives on color, character and innovation. With more street art than anywhere else in America, it is home to a diverse variety of people and places rooted in creativity.
Dining In Downtown Miami
Before getting into the specifics of each neighborhood’s personality and the kind of restaurants you will find there, you should know that all of Downtown Miami’s neighborhoods are full of dining options. No matter where and why you choose to stay in Downtown Miami, you’ll find everything from comfortable cafes for grabbing a panini or a salad to high-end restaurants where you can indulge in fine cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. It’s all about juxtaposition in eclectic Downtown Miami, where you’re likely to see a distinguished sushi spot right next to a beachside fish shack.
Miami is an international city. Don’t be surprised when you see neighborhoods that cover all the world’s cuisine in just a matter of blocks. While there are neighborhoods specializing in typical cultural cuisine in places like Little Haiti and Little Havana, each of Miami’s areas hold surprising blends. You’ll find fresh seafood next to restaurants serving classic comfort food, and light bites and bar food alongside white tablecloth restaurants.
To pick the perfect area for a satisfying night out, consider what each popular spot is known for. In Bal Harbour, you’ll find luxury oceanfront dining that mirrors the high-end shopping in the area. Coral Gables is family-friendly with comfortable restaurants and cafes. Laid-back seaside Coconut Grove’s eateries are mostly open-air cafes. Miami Beach has mastered the high-low mix of beachy daytime spots with ultra-chic restaurants come nightfall. Downtown Miami mixes work with play in a blend of places perfect for midday meetings and after-work cocktails.
Downtown Miami Nightlife
Miami has a reputation for its legendary nightlife—and for good reason. This city delivers on epic nights out like no other. From South Beach’s mega-clubs to rubbing elbows with celebrities and watching the sun rise over the beach wondering how you’re still awake, Miami is heaven on earth for people who love to party. But it’s not all about South Beach debauchery. Each Downtown Miami neighborhood has its own nightlife identity, and even South Beach offers more than meets the eye with a slew of hip, locally owned bars and low-key lounges.
Whether you’re a South Beach scenester, a Wynwood hipster, a Brickell yuppie or a Coconut Grove bohemian, each neighborhood has a diverse offering of bars and clubs for a fun night out no matter what kind of scene you crave.
Miami's Exotic Family-Friendly Wildlife Attractions
Become a dolphin, take a trip to the zoo or catch an airboat ride through the Everglades.
Miami offers plenty of incredible wildlife attractions guaranteed to entertain the whole family and bring out the animal in you.
Alligators & Airboats
Near the main entrance of Everglades National Park, you’ll find Everglades Alligator Farm, home to a 14-foot alligator named “Grandpa” and upwards of 2,000 of his alligator friends. Aside from seeing more alligators than you can count, visitors can glide through the Everglades on guided airboat tours, watch hourly snake & wildlife shows, and view alligator feedings. Plus, there are plenty of fantastic vacation photo opportunities with baby alligators and snakes.
If you’re looking for a private airboat tour, then Everglades Safari Park is for you. Alligators, turtles, deer, wild hogs, raccoons, and crocodiles can often be found at this Miami wildlife attraction. At Everglades Safari Park, you can travel the Jungle Trail, watch the alligator show, and take in the Everglades in all its glory from the observation platform.
Monkeys & Orangutans
In South Miami-Dade, you’ll find Monkey Jungle where 30 species of primates, including gibbons, guenons, and spider monkeys live freely on a 30 acre reserve. Spending a day in this jungle, “Where Humans Are Caged & Monkeys Run Wild,” guarantees great ape sightings, wild monkey swimming presentations, orangutan training sessions and constant entertainment by crab-eating java monkeys diving for their meals. Monkey Jungle also offers Rainforest Adventure Tours in the only semi-natural rainforest in North America.
The Miami Seaquarium, located on Biscayne Bay, is the longest operating oceanarium in the United States. Meet South Florida marine-life stars Salty the sea lion, Lolita the killer whale, Flipper the dolphin and Calypso the baby dolphin during their eight animal shows daily. The Miami Seaquarium is also home to sea turtles, manatees, stingrays, tropical birds and other wildlife. The tropical fish aquariums, the shark channel, Salty’s Pirate Playground, and Sharky’s Sky Trail are not to be missed.
Become one with marine animals through personal interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor at Miami Seaquarium. Give training signals, shake hands, and kiss a friendly dolphins during the Dolphin Encounter. Jump in for the Dolphin Odyssey where you will also feed, swim with the dolphin, and get a dorsal pull ride. Immerse yourself in the Reef Encounter, an underwater walking journey through the 300,000-gallon tropical reef filled with sea turtles, sting rays, tropical fish, and other sea creatures. The Seal Swim attraction allows you to train, swim with, hug, and kiss your adorable new seal friend. Prefer variety? Go for the VIP Tour where a guide will introduce you to an iguana, macaw, manatee, stingray, sea turtles, and even a sea lion or dolphin.
At Zoo Miami, visit 2,000 mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles along three miles of walkway. Exciting featured animals include tigers, elephants, zebras, bears, lions, gorillas and chimpanzees. Feed flamingos, pelicans, giraffes, and rhinos. Catch the Cheetah Training Session and the Meet the Zookeeper talks. For your own little “animals,” hit the Wacky Barn, Wildlife Carousel, Humpy’s Camel Rides, playgrounds, and water-play areas. To tackle it all in one day, rent a Safari Cycle and bike through or hop on the Safari Tram Tour or Monorail.
Step ten feet into Jungle Island and the fun begins when your picture is taken with a parrot on your shoulder (or head) or with a baby alligator in your arms. Located between Downtown Miami and South Beach, this wildlife attraction allows you to get within feet of orangutans, reptiles, kangaroos, giant tortoises, penguins, tigers, black panthers, lynx, leopards, and cougars. With the kids, catch three wildly entertaining shows daily, run on the playground, and meet animals in the Petting Barn.
Insider Tip: Purchase the GoMiamiCard, the all-inclusive multi-attraction pass for Miami. Save up to 55 percent on combined admission prices for 33 of Miami’s best attractions for one, two, three, or five days over a two-week period.
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