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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

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Where to eat and drink in Miami

Bars

The 20 best bars in Miami

From dazzling beach bars to neon cocktail lounges—check out the 20 best places to raise a glass

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The 30 best restaurants in Miami

The best restaurants in Miami for luxe South Beach dining, fantastic cheap eats, and trendy cafes and diner fare

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The 11 best Miami Beach restaurants

We can’t get enough of these Miami Beach restaurants, from swanky steakhouses to pizza and sushi spots

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The best rooftop bars in Miami

Check out Miami’s best bars with a view, from poolside lounges to rooftop bars with spectacular views

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The best Coral Gables restaurants

The best Coral Gables restaurants, for dinner, brunch, steak, sushi, fine-dining, café fare and more

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The best coffee shops in Miami

Perk up at these top coffee shops, from Cuban brews in Little Havana to cappuccinos in South Beach

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Events in Miami all year round

Our calendar of events in Miami, with the best annual festivals, art fairs, concerts, holiday celebrations and more

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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

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Music

The best music festivals in Florida this spring

Looking for music festivals in Florida? From Ultra Music Festival to Gasparilla, we’ve got you covered for under-the-sun dancing.

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Restaurants

The 10 best Brickell restaurants

Our guide to the best Brickell restaurants, with great Cuban restaurants, killer oyster bars, and top brunch spots

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Clubs

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

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Hotels

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

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South Beach

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Little Havana

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Downtown

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Design District and Wynwood

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Coral Gables

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Art galleries in Miami

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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