3 Days in Miami, Florida – A Vacation Guide

Miami - Florida - Vacation - Activities
Miami - Florida - Vacation - Activities

Miami Florida is an exciting place to vacation, and anyone who has can attest – you could easily stay busy here for more than a week. However, if you’re short on time as people often are, and you only have three days, worry not.   

We’ve put together a short list for you that will ensure your short stay here will be a memorable one. Let’s unpack 72 Hours in Miami.  

Day 1: Get Settled in at One of Miami’s Top Resorts  

To get started, you’ll want to make sure that your accommodations are as sweet as possible. That means finding the best resort in Miami. We’re going to get you three to choose from so you can get the most out of your vacay so you can spend day one settling in.  

  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel – Located on Collins Ave in Miami and starting at $635 a night, this 5-Star luxurious spot will ensure that your stay in Miami is a memorable one. The area boasts nightlife, art deco buildings, and Lincoln Road Mall.  
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach – Also on Collins Ave, with rates starting at $255, this opulent hotel boasts close proximity to the beach. There’s also a trendy, opulent Hotel Club where DJs spin at parties that often draw celebs and VIPs.  
  • Four Seasons Hotel Miami – Located on Brickell Ave and starting at $968 a night, the Four Seasons features a stellar steakhouse, upscale guest rooms, and two swimming pools.  

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Day 2: Explore the Best of Miami  

Now for what to do in Miami. There’s a lot to do in the Magic City but below we’ll reveal some of the best of it 

  • Explore Miami’s Beaches – Superb beaches are what Miami is known for. So, you’ll want to hit the beach first thing. But don’t waste too much of your time here. There’s so much more to the area.  
  • Visit Jungle Island – One of the most popular spots in Miami, Jungle Island on Watson Island was formerly known as Parrot Jungle, and even saw a visit from Winston Churchill in 1946. Using an interactive experience, Jungle Island wows visitors with a sense of adventure.   
  • Miami Seaquarium – Check out daily shows featuring dolphins, killer whales, and other ocean mammals. You can also get involved with the “Swim with Dolphins” program and learn about their behavior and natural history.  
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Day 3: Learn About Miami’s Unique and Diverse History  

  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – this historic villa features decadent European interiors reminiscent of the Old World.  Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1922 and is now a museum.  
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park – Located on Main Hwy and erected in 1891, The Barnacle is the oldest house in Miami. It was home to Coconut Grove pioneer Ralph Middleton Munro. He founded the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club that’s still in use today.    
  • Freedom Tower – It’s located on Biscayne Blvd and is known for its role in the Cuban refugee crisis. The building was once used as a location to process incoming Cuban immigrants who sought refuge after Fidel Castro’s communist regime took power in 1959. The building is now a museum for contemporary art.  

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