May 2019: Little Havana is more vibrant than ever, with new murals, restaurants and cultural happenings popping up on the regular. To celebrate the full scope of the neighborhood’s offerings, we’ve added in a can’t-miss food destination, La Carreta (practically a Miami rite of passage), a wonderful ice-cream shop and a hub for all things music and dancing (with killer cocktails too), Ball & Chain.
Whether you ventured to Little Havana to experience the best Cuban food in Miami or for a brave attempt at salsa dancing at one of Miami’s top Latin music clubs, there are no shortage of things to do in Little Havana. Most of the major sights are in the historical district between SW 12th and SW 17th Avenues. The stretch of Calle Ocho from SW 12th to 16th Avenues is particularly vibrant, with the air of rich tobacco wafting from cigar shops, and Cuban music coming from the open doors of Latin record stores and lively Little Havana bars. Close your eyes, listen long enough and let your senses transport you to the Cuban capital by way of Miami’s most iconic neighborhood.
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