While Miami is most often associated with luxury hotels and posh restaurants, don’t let this energetic city intimidate you. There are plenty of ways to explore Miami regardless of budget considerations. Whether you want to go fishing from the shore of a state beach or take a self-guided Art Deco tour, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. What’s even better is that some of them don’t even require you to dig out your wallet. Check out these free things to do in Miami, Florida.
Self-Guided Miami Art Deco Tours
Pastel-colored buildings that reflect this unique 1950’s architectural style, known as Art Deco, put Miami on the covers of magazines and in motion pictures. Guided tours are available for under $30 through the Miami Design Preservation League, or you can take free self-guided Art Deco tour. Allow at least two hours for the self-guided tour since there are close to 20 stops that may draw you in for a closer look.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Take a short drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway from the city to visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Located on the tip of Key Biscayne, you’ll find this beach to be a slightly quieter and more scenic alternative to most of Miami’s more popular beaches. Take advantage of the walking and bicycle trails that wind through native Florida vegetation, or cast out a line from the seawall along Biscayne Bay. This state park also offers family-friendly amenities such as restrooms, picnic tables, food concessions and shower facilities. There is a fee for parking, but since the beach is less than 10 miles from downtown Miami, you can also ride a bike over for the day.
Wynwood Art Walk
The most popular Miami-area art walk takes place on the second Saturday of the month in the Wynwood Arts District. Galleries are open for public visits and local boutiques offer late hours. You’ll find colorful murals painted on the sides of former warehouses, inspirational messages adorning the sidewalks, and even the crosswalks in Wynwood reflect the area’s artistic talent. Just be sure not to miss Wynwood Walls before you end your evening.
Need to stretch your legs after a long drive? Stop at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for a free outdoor yoga class. If Coconut Grove is closer for you, head to a free class on Saturday mornings at Kennedy Park or on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at Margaret Pace Park. If you’re near South Beach, the Mondrian has a free class on Sunday mornings that comes along with a beautiful view of the bay. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water and your own mat!
Now that you know about some free things to do in Miami, check your calendar and make plans to experience it first-hand. Miami is just a two-hour drive from Easy Escapes RV in Naples, Florida.