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Downtown Miami neighborhood guide

Get to know Downtown Miami with our guide to the neighborhood’s best blocks, attractions and things to do

Downtown Miami
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Downtown Miami is on the up. The once-modest gathering of skyscrapers continues to multiply, as the architecture in this formerly faded city center evolves from colorful, campy 1980s to post-millennium sleek. Not long ago, the scene at ground level was largely characterized by an assortment of tacky discount electronics stores, jewelry stores, pawn shops and $.99 emporiums. However, the past decade has seen a major cultural renaissance, partly signaled by a fresh crop of Miami museums and cool, no-nonsense bars, plus the renewed interest in Downtown Miami’s live music venues. For a part of town that seemingly shuts down at 5pm, Downtown Miami comes alive in other ways—and there’s plenty to do if you just know where to look.

Downtown Miami neighborhood guide

The best Downtown Miami restaurants where you should be dining
Restaurants

The best Downtown Miami restaurants where you should be dining

Find a healthy mix of high-end hot spots and quiet neighborhood gems

These best Downtown Miami clubs prove the neighborhood is a new party mecca
Nightlife

These best Downtown Miami clubs prove the neighborhood is a new party mecca

Downtown nightlife is a strange mix of megaclubs, dives and rooftop bars—and we love it

The best things to do in Downtown Miami for a killer time in the city core
Things to do

The best things to do in Downtown Miami for a killer time in the city core

Miami’s city center is packed with museums, sights and great restaurants

The best Downtown Miami shopping for every budget
Shopping

The best Downtown Miami shopping for every budget

Score the best deals on jewelry, fashion and more

The best Airbnb Downtown Miami homes you can rent
Hotels

The best Airbnb Downtown Miami homes you can rent

Location, location, location!

Your Downtown Miami parking cheat sheet
Travel

Your Downtown Miami parking cheat sheet

Tips and tricks for nabbing that perfect spot

See what’s happening in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is going to be your new favorite place to drink
News

Downtown Miami is going to be your new favorite place to drink

The bar scene is blowing up

Bar Lab is opening a new natural wine bar in Downtown
News

Bar Lab is opening a new natural wine bar in Downtown

The sustainable wine trend finds a home in Downtown

Meet the restaurateur behind Downtown’s hottest vegan spot
Restaurants

Meet the restaurateur behind Downtown’s hottest vegan spot

Sabra Seligman makes plant-based living easy and delicious

Check out these incredible shots of the Miami skyline
Things to do

Check out these incredible shots of the Miami skyline

Loads of city porn coming at you

10 awesome spots to check out in and around Downtown
News

10 awesome spots to check out in and around Downtown

You’ll want to write these down

This Downtown coliving space redefines the notion of work-life balance
News

This Downtown coliving space redefines the notion of work-life balance

Feel like you’re on vacation while you work