Downtown Miami

Where Work Meets Play

Part international business center, part cultural area.

Downtown Miami is Miami’s bustling epicenter, packed with gleaming skyscrapers, sweeping bay views, and hidden places to explore. It’s a neighborhood of layers—decades of history overlapping and colliding; tourism destinations like Port of Miami alongside local favorites like American Airlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat; century-old buildings among new pockets of young residents who call the neighborhood home.

Where its southern neighbor Brickell is modern, towering, and dense, Downtown Miami is a mix of the old and the new. It was the site of one of Miami’s earliest international attractions, Henry Flagler’s Royal Palm Hotel, which opened in 1897 along the bank of the Miami River. Downtown Miami was home to Miami’s first development boom in the 1910s and 1920s, with Flagler Street at its core. Freedom Tower, listed here in our itinerary, was the entry point for Cuban refugees arriving in Miami in 1959.

Today, Downtown Miami’s population has doubled in fewer than 10 years, and those new residents have brought new restaurants, bars, shops, parks, and world-class museums.

For more information, be sure to visit the Downtown/Brickell Visitors & Residents Center. Our Downtown Miami Area Guide publication is another resource to help you navigate your way around.

For the latest Downtown Miami news and events, visit DowntownMiami.com.

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Downtown Miami is the beating urban heart of Miami—where don’t need a car to explore; only curiosity and a bit of adventure. As neighborhood resident Kyle shows us, every day is a new journey when you can explore on foot, on Metromover, and on bike through a bustling metropolis of locals, businesses, history, and new destinations.

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Upcoming EventsDowntown

  • New Times Iron Fork

    Oct 05 - Oct 05, 2017

    Downtown Miami Area

    New Times welcomes Iron Fork 2017 OFF THE MENU at The Hyatt Regency. For the last decade, Miami New Times’ blockbuster Iron...

  • Miami Book Fair

    Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2017

    Downtown Miami Area

    The Miami Book Fair includes events, parties and readings, studded with stars of prose and poetry, and is the pre-eminent...

  • Art Miami

    Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2017

    Downtown Miami Area

    Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week. It is...

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