Don’t discount the bitty museum for its size—The Bass is a renowned contemporary art institution that packs incredible collections and traveling exhibitions into its diminutive edifice. Patrons should also keep an eye out for the colorful public art that constantly moves through the museum lawn. Time it right and you can hit up Sweet Liberty’s happy hour (4–8pm, daily) after having yourself a cultured afternoon. Who’s in for .95 cent oysters?
Bold, colorful, sexy: South Beach is a lot of things you’d expect. But it can also be soulful, serene and—just when you thought you had it pegged—totally surprising. While South Beach’s famed beaches and wild party scene are undoubtedly its biggest draws, this famous oceanfront neighborhood is full of world-class shopping, historic architecture and hidden gems, including hidden speakeasy bars and some of the best restaurants in Miami. Whether you’re seeking culture in the form of art or a divine croqueta, or just hoping to discover something new, our guide to the best things to do in South Beach has you covered.
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