Ready to make your Miami summer unforgettable? Whether you’re drawn to the vibrant nightlife or the tranquil ocean horizon, our curated list spotlights the essential things to do in Miami in summer to help build your Miami itinerary, from pulsating South Beach soirees to laid-back cultural festivities in Coconut Grove.

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Things to do in June and July in Miami

  • Miami summers offer an eclectic mix of nightlife, cultural festivities, and diverse culinary experiences, catering to all tastes and preferences.
  • Outdoor adventures and family-oriented activities are abundant in Miami, featuring everything from kayaking through ancient mangroves to interactive wildlife experiences at premier centers.
  • Miami’s rich arts and entertainment scene includes live performances, street art exploration in Wynwood Walls, historical landmarks, and luxury shopping in the Design District.

Summer Nights in Miami and Coconut Grove

Exploring Miami at night reveals a vibrant city bustling with activities that cater to every preference, from serene beach walks to lively street art tours. Here’s a curated list of the top things to do in Miami at night, each a short journey from the Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove hotel, ensuring you’re never far from your next adventure.

  • Downtown Miami: The heart of the city’s nightlife, offering endless options for dining, bar hopping, and cultural experiences. A nighttime city tour here lets you soak in the sights from the top deck of a bus, with the flexibility to explore various parts of the city on foot.
  • Miami Beach and South Beach: Known for its iconic nightlife, Miami Beach offers lively clubs, bars, and beachfront entertainment. South Beach, especially, is famous for its vibrant energy and is a great place to dance the night away.
  • Private Night Boat Cruise: Embark from Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove for an intimate cruise along Miami’s waterways, offering a unique view of the city skyline and starlit skies.
  • Biscayne Bay Sunset Cruise: A not-to-be-missed experience offering stunning views of the ocean and Miami skyline. It’s a serene way to watch the city light up at sunset, a perfect contrast to the bustling nightlife.

Ocean Drive Excursions

A stroll down Ocean Drive, famous for its Art Deco District, is like stepping back in time. With over 800 buildings from the 1930s and early ‘40s, you’ll be treated to a visual feast of historical architecture. Highlights include The Celino Hotel, the Carlyle, and the historic Miami Beach U.S. Post Office, each a standout example of Art Deco architecture.

Don’t forget to venture through Lummus Park from 5th to 15th streets, for the most picturesque segment of South Beach and sweeping coastal views. For a fun and immersive experience, hop on a Segway tour through the Art Deco District.

Poolside Bliss

After an exhilarating day, unwind in the lap of luxury at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove. The hotel’s fully furnished luxury cabanas promise comfort and privacy, with spacious seating for up to five people offering a delightful dining experience. As you lounge by the pool at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove, enjoy panoramic views of Coconut Grove and the beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Cultural Festivities in the Magic City

Immerse yourself in the unique cultural tapestry of Miami, the Magic City. The city’s summer is packed with vibrant festivities, promising fun for everyone. For fruit enthusiasts, the Redland Summer Fruit Festival offers a celebration of local agriculture with an array of tropical fruits and family-friendly activities.

Enjoy a spectacular Fourth of July celebration at Peacock Park, where the Miami Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Eduardo Marturet, will be hosting a free performance for the public. This special event will have an incredible “Drone Show” synchronized with the music of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. 

Dining in Miami at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove

Miami’s culinary scene is as diverse and vibrant as the city itself. One place that stands out is Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove and all of our dining options for locals and travelers alike. Here’s what makes it special:

  • Bellini Coconut Grove
    • Known as one of Miami’s best rooftop restaurants, Bellini Coconut Grove offers a sophisticated take on traditional Italian cuisine, emphasizing simplicity and quality. Diners can enjoy breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay in a chic and elegant setting, perfect for romantic dinners or special occasions. Signature offerings include handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and the iconic Bellini cocktail.
  • Il Giardino
    • Il Giardino at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove is an enchanting area that combines the serenity of a lush garden with the flavors of Italy. This casual yet elegant space offers a menu of light dishes, artisanal pizzas, and signature cocktails. It’s a perfect spot for those seeking a relaxed meal in a picturesque setting.

Dining at Bellini Coconut Grove

Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fruit lovers, rejoice! Celebrate the beloved Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a family-friendly event. Relish in mango tastings, buy your own mango trees, and master new culinary skills in cooking classes.

Additionally, participate in educational talks and savor delightful mango smoothies. This festival honors local farming and provides a captivating and enjoyable experience. Fairchild has hosted this Mango Festival for nearly three decades, dedicating a weekend to the revered and luscious ‘King of Tropical Fruit.’ The annual Mango Festival showcases over 400 mango varieties from our esteemed collection, culminating in a vibrant weekend of mango-themed festivities.

Outdoor Adventures in Sunny Miami

Get ready to embrace the great outdoors as you explore Miami’s natural beauty. From kayaking through the Oleta River on a Mangroves Tunnel Clear Kayak Tour to spotting wildlife on the Gator Park Airboat Tour in the Florida Everglades, Miami offers a plethora of outdoor adventures.

Embark in an unforgettable adventure with Padl where you can find an array of paddleboards, kayaks, mountain bikes, and other exciting options. Padl, is a very user-friendly app that allows you to seek adventure in different locations and makes renting easy.

For a more exhilarating challenge, you can even try deep-sea fishing for sailfish or hammerheads aboard Captain Stan Saffan’s sportfish boat. If you’re a lover of the arts, the Deering Estate offers unique experiences that fuse the outdoors and the arts, with activities like nature hikes and paddling adventures.

Kayaking Through Ancient Mangroves

One of the best ways to connect with Miami’s natural surroundings is kayaking through the ancient mangroves. Oleta River State Park and the surrounding East Greynolds Park area offer premier kayaking destinations, where you can encounter diverse wildlife.

This excursion truly immerses you in the beauty and serenity of Miami’s natural landscape.

Around Coconut Grove

  • Barnacle Historic State Park: Situated at 3485 Main Highway in Miami, Barnacle Historic State Park is renowned not only for housing the oldest dwelling in Miami-Dade but also for its scenic waterfront location. Visitors can indulge in bird-watching, geocaching, and picnicking, or unwind while observing sailboats sail across Biscayne Bay.
  • Cocowalk: Discover the refreshed CocoWalk at 3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, an urban village that merges shopping, dining, and cultural experiences within a lush tropical setting. This lively destination features a mix of unique boutiques, well-known shops, and Coconut Grove restaurants.
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a verdant oasis featuring a vast array of cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruits, and rare plants. Home to the National Palm Collection, it presents stunning pathways and plant displays, creating a tranquil and picturesque setting for exploration.

Biking Along Scenic Trails

If you’re a biking enthusiast, Miami’s scenic trails are sure to impress. Some notable trails include:

  • Oleta River State Park: offers 15 miles of biking trails ranging from smooth terrain to challenging paths with rocky grounds and tree roots, perfect for riders of all levels.
  • Amelia Earhart Park: offers biking trails with beautiful views.
  • Virginia Key Beach North Point Park: offers biking trails with stunning ocean views.
  • Shark Valley in Everglades National Park: offers biking trails with unique wildlife sightings.
  • Commodore Trail: A varied ride through scenic neighborhoods and central Coconut Grove, passing several parks and historic sites.
  • Peacock Park to Alice Wainwright Park: These bicycle trails weave through Kenneth Myers Park, extending into David Kennedy Park where they evolve into the Siegendorf Bicycle Path, a route uniquely paved with recycled tire shavings. From there, Bayshore Drive transitions into South Miami Avenue, guiding cyclists past the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Cycling Coconut Grove

These trails offer unique views and experiences for bikers of all levels.

From novices to experienced riders, everyone can enjoy an exhilarating journey through Miami’s stunning landscapes on these biking trails.

The Cuban Coffee Experience

No trip to Miami is complete without experiencing its Cuban coffee culture. Cuban coffee, with its strong and sweet profile, is a staple of Miami’s coffee scene, reflecting the city’s vibrant Cuban culture. For an authentic Cuban coffee experience, head to Little Havana, where places like ‘Café La Trova’ and ‘Versailles’ are famous for their traditional Cuban coffee.

‘Colada’—a strong and sweet espresso meant to be shared, and ‘café con leche’—coffee served with hot milk, are among the diverse offerings that transcend the typical espresso shot. This social affair, often shared amongst friends and family, embodies the communal aspects of Cuban culture.

Family-friendly Things to Do in Miami

Miami is a paradise for families, offering a wide range of kid-friendly attractions. Some of the top family-friendly attractions in Miami include:

  • Zoo Miami: Alongside viewing thousands of animals at Zoo Miami, there are numerous activities and presentations for the entire family to enjoy. Keep an eye out for animal feedings and encounters, educational presentations, activities for children, character meet-and-greets, and zookeeper talks scheduled throughout the day.
  • Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science: Frost Science provides a wealth of exploration and discovery opportunities for learners of all ages. With exhibits like the River of Grass, tailored for young children, to interactive family workshops and award-winning camps, Frost Science delivers memorable educational experiences for both children and families.
  • Jungle Island: Kid-focused attractions such as play zones, splash parks, and animal shows tailored to a younger audience. You can also find adventure activities suitable for the entire family like, ziplining and aerial obstacle courses. 
  • Miami Children’s Museum: Known for its hands-on exhibits and interactive learning experiences; children engage in imaginative play and are exposed to different environments. The educational activities found here promote creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills throughout the wide range of exhibits.

There’s no shortage of family-friendly fun in Miami!

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Zoo Miami Escapades

For a unique and educational summer camp experience, enroll your young ones in Camp Little Critter at Zoo Miami. Catering to young children, the camp provides an engaging environment with hands-on activities related to weekly themes, allowing children to explore the animal kingdom intimately. Some of the weekly themes include:

  • When I Grow Up
  • Animal Science Adventure
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Zookeeper for a Day

Each theme is designed to offer children a unique and educational experience.

Zoo Miami even offers the touching opportunity for campers to adopt an animal, fostering support for wildlife conservation.

Splash and Play at Venetian Pool

For a day of lounging and swimming, visit the historic Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. Commissioned in the early 1920s, the pool was designed as part of a plan to turn Coral Gables into a South Florida destination, transforming an abandoned coral rock quarry into a public swimming pool. Today, it’s a haven for anyone who appreciates a lazy day of lounging, offering visitors an experience steeped in history and luxury.

Given the possibility of the pool reaching capacity, visitors are advised to either call ahead of time or plan to arrive early to ensure access.

Miami by Water: Boat Cruises and More

Miami’s coastline is a sight to behold, and there’s no better way to experience it than by water. The city offers a range of boat cruise experiences, from the luxurious Millionaire’s Row Cruise to the serene Sunset Cruise, showcasing the best of Biscayne Bay.

For an 80-minute journey around Biscayne Bay and the Venetian Islands, hop on the Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise. You’ll be treated to views of natural beauty and the opulent homes of the rich and famous, with food and beverages available on board.

Sunset Sailing Experiences

There’s nothing quite like watching a Miami sunset from the deck of a sailboat. Miami’s sunsets offer a stunning vibrant canvas of colors and the golden hour glow, making them a perfect setting for unforgettable nautical experiences. There’s a variety of sunset sailing experiences to choose from that leave from Coconut Grove: Happy Cruises, Sailing Adventures Miami, Miami Sailing Miami, and Catamaran Charters.

For a seamless sunset sail, especially during the busy summer season, it’s advisable to book in advance and arrive approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled boarding time.

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Miami’s Live Entertainment Scene

Miami’s live entertainment scene is as vibrant as the city itself.: If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, Miami’s stand-up comedy scene is sure to deliver. The city’s hottest spots for live stand-up comedy include Miami Improv and Just the Funny. But the entertainment doesn’t stop there. 

Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove welcomes you to its hidden garden in Il Giardino to enjoy live local music and sip on signature cocktails on Fridays evenings from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Jazz up your evenings with a magical concert series at Il Giardino in the Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove Porte Cochére on Friday evenings from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Artistic Expressions in Miami

Miami, a city pulsating with artistic vitality, boasts a rich tapestry of creative expressions, from the striking street art of Wynwood Walls to the dynamic performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center. This cultural vibrancy extends through the heart of downtown Miami and into the charming enclave of Coconut Grove, where the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens stands as a testament to the city’s diverse artistic landscape. Whether you’re deeply immersed in the art world or simply enjoy casual exploration, Miami offers an endless array of artistic experiences for every type of enthusiast.

Wynwood Walls Wanderings

Wynwood Walls is Miami’s first and only outdoor museum dedicated to street art. With over 50 murals painted by renowned artists from all over the world, Wynwood Walls offers a vibrant array of graffiti art.

As you wander through the murals, you’ll not only appreciate the artistic talent but also understand the role of Wynwood Walls in legitimizing graffiti as a legitimate art form.

Performances at Adrienne Arsht Center

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is a hub for cultural and artistic performances in Miami. Home to resident companies like Zoetic Stage, the Florida Grand Opera, and the Miami City Ballet, the Center offers a diverse array of performances that cater to different tastes.

The acclaimed musical “Les Misérables” will grace the stage of the Arsht Center from June 18-23, featured in the Broadway in Miami series. This celebrated rendition of the Tony Award-winning musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg has enthralled audiences globally. Dubbed “Les Mis for the 21st century” by the Huffington Post, it offers a compelling theatrical experience.

Whether you’re a fan of ballet, opera, or modern dance, you’re sure to find a performance that captivates your senses at the Arsht Center.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Situated in the vibrant Coconut Grove, Vizcaya has long served as a center of culture. The Grove was selected by Deering for his winter home with the vision of conserving the area’s natural environment for posterity. Following Deering’s death, his remaining family members transferred a significant portion of the estate to Miami-Dade County, which resulted in its rechristening as Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Sporting Excitement in the City

For sports enthusiasts, Miami is a hub of thrilling sporting events. In addition to the high-energy Miami Heat basketball games and the electric atmosphere of Miami Marlins baseball games, the city is also home to Inter Miami CF. This soccer club brings its own unique excitement with fast-paced matches and passionate fans, further enhancing Miami’s reputation as a premier destination for sports lovers.

Baseball Days and Nights

For a classic American pastime, consider attending Miami Marlins baseball games during the month of July. The Marlins’ home games offer an exciting summer pastime, creating an electric atmosphere for fans.

You’ll not only get to watch a thrilling game but also enjoy the state-of-the-art ballpark where the Marlins play, providing a comprehensive American baseball experience.

Enjoy an Inter Miami CF Soccer Match

Established in 2018, Inter Miami CF quickly captured the attention of soccer enthusiasts and became the first MLS team to be based in Miami. Led by a passionate ownership group that includes soccer legend David Beckham, Inter Miami CF strives to create a rich soccer culture in the city. As of 2023, the roster includes legendary star Lionel Messi. 

The Inter Miami CF home games are played at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The Messi Experience

Beginning April 25th and running until the end of June at The Hangar in Coconut Grove, The Messi Experience is a dynamic fan attraction that offers an immersive journey through the life of the legendary Lionel Messi. This experience in Miami invites guests to delve into the world of soccer, providing 75 minutes packed with inspiration, emotion, entertainment, and fun that everyone can enjoy.

Shopping and Style in the Design District & Coconut Grove

For shopping aficionados, Miami’s Design District is a dream come true. Known for its luxury lifestyle offerings and high-end shopping experience, the District houses an array of boutiques. Known for its modern engineering and innovative design, the Design District adds an extra layer of allure to your shopping experience.

Discover the boutiques on Coconut Grove’s tree-lined streets

  • The Bazaar Project: This luxury lifestyle boutique offers an array of eclectic home decor, fine jewelry, accessories, and apparel. Enjoy a glass of bubbly or a bite to eat at the in-store cafe.
  • Guadalupe Design: This boutique features unique, handmade items made with traditional techniques like weaving, embroidery, and block-printing. Browse the racks of flowy dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, bags, hats, shoes, and children’s clothing.
  • LoveShackFancy: This new boutique sells whimsical women’s and children’s clothing, including romantic dresses, skirts, tops, headbands, and handbags. The prime location on the corner of Main Highway makes it an Instagram-worthy shopping destination.
  • Unika: This clothing boutique has been a local favorite since 1989, offering on-trend apparel and accessories for men and women. Browse popular brands as well as up-and-coming designers at a range of price points.

From the electrifying nightlife of South Beach to the rich tapestry of cultural festivals showcasing Miami’s multifaceted heritage, from thrilling outdoor escapades that connect you with the city’s stunning natural wonders to family-oriented activities brimming with fun for every age group, Miami stands as a destination with universal appeal. Whether your passions lie in gastronomy, art, sports, or retail therapy, this dynamic city is bound to capture your heart. For an enriched experience, consider staying at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove, where elegance meets comfort, perfectly situated to explore the unique charm of Coconut Grove alongside the broader allure of Miami. So, gather your essentials, don’t forget your sunscreen, and embark on a summer journey to discover the Magic City. With its inviting beaches, vibrant nightlife, and deep cultural roots, Miami eagerly awaits your arrival!