Drawing in the Tourists the Marvelous Attractions of Miami

If there’s one thing you can say about Miami, it’s that it’s not the kind of place you can grow bored in. There’s a lot to see and do, making it a great place for tourists, so if you’re planning a trip here, make sure you put plenty of days aside to experience it all. Here are some of its best attractions for tourists.

Shopping in the sun

Whether you want the latest catwalk trends from the world’s most revered designers, bargain outlets or retail markets, Miami has it all. Take a trip to the Bal Harbor shops where you’ll find high-end brands such as Prada, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Chanel and Cartier. The Dolphin Mall is the place for bargains, as it has hundreds of boutiques with goods offered at reasonable prices.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Covering 2.6 acres, this place is an urban oasis. Recently renovated, the garden is open to the public free of charge and is filled with plant arrangements that will have you grabbing for your camera.

It also has ponds, fountains and gazebos for when you want to cool off.

Miami Seaquarium

Getting your hands on Miami Seaquarium tickets is a must when visiting the city, and a chance to see some beautiful sea creatures for less. The marine park is the oldest in the US and is home to exotic birds and reptiles as well as sea mammals.

Dolphin, sea lion and killer whale shows take place throughout the day and if you really want to get in touch with nature, you can put on a wetsuit and enjoy one of the park’s Animal Encounter experiences, which include swimming with seals and dolphins.

Jungle Island

Located on Watson Island, this incredible zoo allows you to see, and in some cases feed, animals from all four corners of the globe.

Its main features include the park’s liger Hercules, The Tale of the Tiger show, and the Serpentarium which is an opportunity to see a variety of reptiles.

South Beach

No visit to Miami could be complete without spending some time relaxing in the sunshine. In the South Beach neighborhood you’ll find some of the city’s best coastline, with golden sands that you can just lie back on and forget about the world.

Miami is a pretty incredible place and is big on attractions. No tourist here can fail to be entertained!

Image by Timothy Valentine, used under Creative Commons license

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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