While Miami is a popular winter destination for snowbirds, it has become one of the South’s top cultural destinations. And, here are some of the top picks for a “hot” Miami experience this summer.
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Downtown Miami Foodie Experience
Take a culinary road trip through the streets of downtown with Miami Spice, and sample some of the city’s best food. This seasonal program features a pre-fixe menu for under forty dollars at participating restaurants. While in Miami, check out Toro Toro at the iconic downtown hotel, the InterContinental Miami, which is among the favorite dining spots for locals.
Be Pampered By The Best During Miami Spa Month
Miami is famous for its luxury spas that are some of the best in America, so much so that they are among the favorites of spa connoisseurs around the world. If you’re planning a visit to Miami in July and August, you find incredible savings on special treatments at Miami’s premier spas.
Third Thursdays At Pérez Art Museum Miami 
Overlooking Biscayne Bay, the Pérez Art Museum Miami is a new addition to the city that embraces international art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami. And, it is host to Third Thursdays, when the museum presents eclectic blend of internationally-acclaimed DJs and musicians for this outdoor music series on the terrace by the bay. 
Enlightened, Inspired and Entertained At The Adrienne Arsht Center
Named as “Florida’s Best Summer Show!” by BroadwayWorld.com, Adrienne Arsht Center’s Summer Shorts are entertaining seasonal series that is celebrating 20 years of performing the best short plays in the country. Catch Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival that will features the nation’s best new 10 minute plays in one hilarious and thought provoking evening. 
Hit The Beaches
From Crandon Park Beach that is lagoon style beach with walking and biking trails to a quieter beach experience along Miami Beach Central, sun and surf await. For a walk along the beach that includes a historic lighthouse head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Apart from that, you can make some great fun by boat hiking and head to beautiful isles. In fact,  Boat Rentals Miami is fantastic and cost-effective.
A Free For All At Miami Museums
Whether you’re working on a tight budget or just looking for something unique to experience, Miami’s museums are a must see, and you can do it for free. Check out the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum that is free every Friday after 6 p.m. or head over to the Miami Art Museum that offers free admission on the second Saturday of each month. If you’re in town on the last Friday of the month visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, which offers free live jazz on the plaza at 8 p.m., and for those planning a visit in November, be sure to catch the Sleepless Night Miami Beach that  offers 24 hours of free cultural programs including museum exhibits, concerts, dance performances, and film screenings.
Sun, surf, and spice, Miami is a hip and thriving cultural destination to add to your bucket list!
Interesting Facts
Calm your spirit by attending a free yoga class at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami on every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Or, visit Coconut Grove at Kennedy Park for the free yoga classes on Saturday mornings, or to the beach by day and yoga on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at Margaret Pace Park. And, all of the classes offer a lovely view of the waters!
To get around town easily just hop on and off the free Metromover that makes loops through Downtown, Brickell and Bayside. These tourist friendly areas have plenty of shops, restaurants, and arts centers to explore, and later, just hop back on the Metromover to return to your original destination.
Miami Children’s Museum is filled with fun, interactive exhibits and bilingual activities to enjoy. There’s life-size cruise ship, kid-size veterinary clinic, plus a two-story sandcastle, and so much more to enjoy, and on third Friday of the month from 3 to 9 p.m. the museum offer free admission!
Groove to the beat at the American Airlines Arena and Bayfront Park Amphitheater which offer a fantastic lineup of music this summer including concerts by The Eagles, Nicki Minaja, Sublime, Shania Twain, and others.
To plan your trip to Miami and discover its cultural and artistic treasures, festivals, and more to experience call the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.933.8448 or visit their website.

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With a passion for travel and creativity, Journalist and Photographer, Melody Schubert let’s her imagination guide her as she explores the world. For her, everyday is an opportunity to embrace something new, and explore intriguing and overlooked destinations that express the heart of a region, and share these discoveries with readers of Travel Freak. She is also Editorial Executive for USA Travel Magazine - http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/ where she shares more of travel interests.


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