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By: John Copeland

Miami is ready to Shine!

After months of quarantines, self-isolation and social-distancing (we’re still social-distancing by the way) it is time to get out there and explore. Miami is ready and the museums, attractions and parks listed below will help you make the most of your time in Greater Miami. We encourage you to visit their websites for hours and opening procedures as there are many new protocols with your health and safety in mind.

Lighthouse Lifeguard Stand on South Beach
The lighthouse lifeguard stand on South Beach is one of many lining our shores

BEACHES & PARKS

All Miami-Dade County beaches will be temporarily closed July 3-7, 2020.

The beaches and parks are open throughout Greater Miami. Before you grab your beach ball and hit the sand, make sure you review the latest safety measures. Group capacities, distancing measures and health safety guidelines are in place. Please review the current Travel Guidelines before heading out!

Golf course at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
See if you're up to par at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa's golf course

GOLF COURSES

Courses are open for play and the greens are looking perfect. Play has resumed throughout Greater Miami with special procedures to ensure the health of all. Check in with your favorite course to learn everything you need to know to make it a great day on the links. This handy guide will help.

Vizcaya Museums 10 acres of Italian gardens
Explore Vizcaya's 10 acres of Italian gardens

PARKS & GARDENS

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Just minutes from downtown Miami, experience Vizcaya's 10 acres of Italian gardens and waterfront vistas along with select areas of the historic Main House. The Vizcaya Café & Shop is currently closed. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Entrance path to Deering Estate
Explore Deering Estate's paths, and outdoor areas

Deering Estate

Situated on beautiful Biscayne Bay, all outdoor areas are open. Scheduled programs, tours and activities (except virtual events) are postponed until further notice. Limited guided access available to interior spaces. Save on advance purchased tickets.

Red and white orchid at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
Enjoy exotic plants and flowers at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This premier educational and conservation institution offers acres of exploration of some of the world’s most fascinating tropical plants. Visits are limited to three hour blocks. Tickets must be purchased online in advance as no walk-up admission is available.

Museum of Graffiti in Wynwood
Visit the world's first Museum of Graffiti in Wynwood

MUSEUMS

Museum of Graffiti

As the world’s first museum focused on graffiti art, this Wynwood institution celebrates the artform with educational exhibits that share the stories of this transformational artform. Reserved time-specific tickets available on their website.

Art Deco Museum

The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL)'s Art Deco Museum offers a rich historical experience into the unique architectural heritage of Art Deco. Learn about the major historic design styles of Miami Beach and browse the delightful gift shop located right in the heart of South Beach’s Ocean Drive. Face mask and social distancing required.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

With more than 40 historic train cars, 3 miles of tracks and numerous exhibits, guests can explore the history of rail travel at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. The museum is open only a few days a week with limited hours.

Holocaust Memorial Monument in Miami Beach
The Holocaust Memorial Monument on Miami Beach is a beautiful, educational experience

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

The Holocaust Memorial memorial serves as a reminder of the more than 6 million human souls who perished and an educational resource for all. Visit the resourceful website to learn more ahead of visiting and hours of operation.

Frost Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will astound visitors of all ages as they explore the wonders of the universe. With interactive exhibits, multi-story aquarium and four buildings of experiences, this museum is not to be missed. Reopening on June 15 with limited capacities, admission tickets available online.

Boy holds Snake at Everglades Alligator FarmHold a Boa Constrictor at Alligators at Everglades Alligator Farm

ADVENTURE

Everglades Alligator Farm

Containing more than 2,000 alligators and located at the entrance to Everglades National Park, Everglades Alligator Farm features airboat tours, educational talks and up close experiences with Florida wildlife. Limited capacities and offerings.

ZooMiami

The largest zoo in Florida and only sub-tropical zoo in the U.S. provides an incredible mix of species found nowhere else in the country. Explore 750 acres and meet more than 3,000 animals while learning the importance of protecting wildlife and environmental conservation. Capacity is limited so secure tickets online ahead of your trip.

Tarpoon Dive Centers

Tarpoon Dive Centers offers PADI training and education to all skill levels. As the oldest dive shop in Florida, they are offering daily boat trips for divers and snorkelers alike. Reduced capacities and all health and safety measures are being observed.

Ocean Force Adventures

Offering small private guided boat tours, Ocean Force Adventures allows guests to explore iconic Miami landmarks from the water. Visit Stiltsville, Star Island, Key Biscayne and more while learning history, seeing film site and cruising by celebrity homes. Advanced reservations required, capacity restrictions in place.

Miami Skydiving Center

Free fall over Miami with the fully certified professional Miami Skydiving Center! Guests receive a comprehensive training program and skilled instructors to ensure your health & safety is always top priority. Online reservations recommended and face masks required.

Miami Executive Helicopters

Fly over Miami from above and raise adventure to new heights with Miami Executive Helicopters. With guided tours over Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami and surrounding neighborhoods, guests will see the beauty of Greater Miami from a fresh new perspective. FAA Certified Air Carrier service.

Island Queen Cruises & Tours

A must for every Miami adventure is an Island Queen guided water tour of Biscayne Bay. Explore fabulous waterfront mansions, cruise by billionaire mega-yachts and raise a glass to a beautiful Miami sunset. Public cruises and private charters available for the ultimate Miami experience.