South Florida Tourist Spots for Non-Tourists

South Florida has a lot of things to do, especially in the Miami-Dade Area. Students can enjoy the phenomenal museums at Museum Park. Take a stroll down the most southern point of miami beach to enjoy the best scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Get a thrill by the Miami River and enjoy some of Miami’s local restaurants and live music. All adventures start here in South Florida, so why not take the time and appreciate it.

 

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

1101 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132

Mon. – Sun.: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri. Lazer Shows: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

Explore, learn and create at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Located in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the Frost Museum is separated into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, the Aquarium and the North and West Wings. This six story abstract structure is filled with interactive showcases that will fill any day with fun, but the museum makes two Fridays of the month extra-entertaining with a laser show. Under Frost Planetarium’s 67-foot dome, you can rock out to Daft Punk or go crazy hearing the Stranger Things soundtrack as beaming light visuals coincide with the beat.

Student Tickets are $26 with a valid student ID for access to the museum and planetarium show. Laser Fridays are $10 a ticket. Parking is available onsite at $8 for the first hour and $4 per additional hour. Additionally, Eleventh Street Metromover Station (127 NE 11th St. Parking) offers more affordable parking only one stop away from Museum Park. Be sure to visit www.frostscience.org for more information about exhibits and events.

 

Pérez Art Museum Miami

1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132

Sun. – Tue. 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thu. – Sat.: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Off the waters of Biscayne Bay lies the modern and contemporary Pérez Art Museum. Although an entry fee is required for interior artwork displays, the outside area surrounding the museum offers plenty of free amenities and gorgeous views for those who wish to spend less. Some of these accommodations include miniature gardens, interactive art, and paved walkways with stunning sights of the ocean. Dining is available at a small café overlooking the water.

Visitors can explore the museum for $12 with a student ID. Pérez is also located at Museum Park, so parking is available onsite or at the Eleventh Street Metromover Station. The museum also offers free admission every first Thursday of the month. Be sure to visit www.pamm.org for more information about exhibits and events.

 

South Pointe Park

1 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Watch the ships go by or simply take a walk by the water to enjoy the serenity of Government Cut, the stunning turquoise man-made channel lining the coast. Located at the most southern tip of South Beach, South Pointe Park is the perfect hot spot to see the sunset, do some yoga, lie on the beach, and much more. The park features famous steak house Smith & Wollensky, which serves prime steaks that are hand-butchered and dry-aged on site. The design and greenery of South Pointe provides an escape from all the craziness of the Magic City. Parking is available on site for $4 an hour.

 

The Wharf Miami

114 SW North River Dr.

Miami, FL 33130

Thu. – Sat.: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Sun.: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

Come enjoy indulging in the local, dynamic eateries that this venue has to offer. The Wharf is a open space free to the public that features eight vendors and a bar. With rotating chefs and fresh seafood, it aims to present the local culinary arts and cultural scene that Miami has to offer. Its genuine, hip atmosphere ensures the area is an invitation for patrons to sit back, relax, and taste the world around them. Be sure to visit www.wharfmiami.com for more information about the vendors and events held.

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