20 essential things to do in Miami
From can’t-miss culture to the hottest festivals, we count down the most crucial things to do in the Magic City
The most romantic restaurants in Miami
Planning a date night or Valentine’s Day blowout? Book a table at the most romantic restaurants in Miami.
The best clubs in Miami
Our pick of the top clubs in Miami for non-stop, all-night, DJ-fueled party times right through to sunrise
Top florist picks in Miami
From minimalist, modern designs to eye-popping arrangements, we’ve got the perfect florist to fit your style
The best new restaurants in Miami
Keep ahead of the pack with the best new restaurants Miami has to offer, plus new cafes and buzzy bars
Where to eat and drink in Miami
The 20 best bars in Miami
From dazzling beach bars to neon cocktail lounges—check out the 20 best places to raise a glass
The best coffee shops in Miami
Perk up at these top coffee shops, from Cuban brews in Little Havana to cappuccinos in South Beach
The best rooftop bars in Miami
Check out Miami’s best bars with a view, from poolside lounges to rooftop bars with spectacular views
The best seafood restaurants in Miami
Florida is blessed with some of the finest fruits de mer in the United States—find out why, with our guide to Miami seafood restaurants
The best American restaurants in Miami
Check out our guide to Miami’s best American food, from cutting-edge contemporary to classic homestyle cooking
Popular Miami stories
Events in Miami all year round
Our calendar of events in Miami, with the best annual festivals, art fairs, concerts, holiday celebrations and more
DJ Vice’s favorite Miami late-night spots
As he preps for his LIV performance, we asked Vice to tell us the places he loves to hit up deep into the night in Miami
The 20 best free things to do in Miami
Have a great day out in the city without spending a dime: the best free museums, tours and more
The best Miami hotels
Find a place to stay from South Beach to Downtown with our guide to Miami hotels and luxury resorts for any budget
Bakery guide to Miami
For a city that’s weather forecast calls for 100 percent chance of skin year round, Miami’s dessert game is strong. You’ll find Cuban bakeries peddling pastelitos at just about every corner, plus cupcakes and macaron shops sprinkled throughout. For the city’s best croissants, fresh bread and other irresistible treats, consult our bakery guide. Grab a snack to go or settle in and pair your pastries with a strong cup of coffee.
The best gay clubs in Miami
Behold, our guide to the best gay clubs in Miami for dance parties, drag shows, picking up and all-round good times
Miami area guides
Art galleries in Miami
Bass Museum of Art
The Bass is the centerpiece of Miami Beach’s "cultural campus." The core of the building is the old Miami Beach public library, originally built in 1930. After an $8m renovation it now boasts vastly expanded facilities. In addition to pieces from the museum’s own permanent collection (including European Old Masters, rococo court paintings, 18th-century English portraits, Flemish tapestries and Chinese woodblock prints), it hosts world-class traveling exhibitions—everything from folk art to photography and video installations. There are also talks, workshops and a decent little gift shop.
Rubell Family Collection
One of the country’s top private collections of contemporary art, this is a bold assortment of avant-garde work: conceptual art, photography, sculpture and painting are all represented. Owned by brother and sister Jason and Jennifer Rubell, the collection features important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. It’s located in a former DEA confiscation center—something that the late Steve Rubell, founder of Manhattan’s infamous Studio 54 and uncle to Jennifer and Jason—would have found hugely amusing.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Aiming to be a forward-thinking museum and to discover new artists, MOCA (or, even more cutely, MoCaNoMi) maintains an active schedule, presenting up to ten exhibitions each year in its Charles Gwathmey-designed structure. MOCA's permanent collection now numbers more than 350 works from artists such as John Baldessari, Louise Nevelson and Gabriel Orozco. With media coverage as far away as New York, high-profile exhibits and artists' discussions with personalities such as Yoko Ono, MOCA is firmly at the forefront of contemporary art on the East Coast. Free tours of the museum are given at 2pm every Saturday, and Jazz at MOCA, with outdoor jazz concerts and free gallery tours on the last Friday of the month from 7pm to 10pm, is popular.
Lowe Art Museum
The only museum in the area with a notable collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, the Lowe also features the Kress Collection of Renaissance and baroque art, plus galleries of pre-Colombian, Asian, African, Native American, European and American work. The European collection includes pieces by Monet and Gauguin; the south-west Indian art collection contains textiles, baskets and other utilitarian objects; and the Art of Asia gallery has objects from China, Korea, Japan and South Asia.