Miami is known for its party culture and tropical beach vibes, but there’s more to this south Florida region than most people know about. Miami can tend to get pricey, as is typical for most tourist towns. But don’t worry—there’s plenty of things to do for the budget-cautious traveler.
If you are spending some time in Miami, but are looking for cheap ways to satiate your wanderlust, Miami offers free excursions all over the town! Check out these ten free things to do in Miami every day of the week.
10 Explore Everglades National Park
There is a free guided trolley ride that leaves from Historic Downtown Homestead and brings you straight to the heart of the Everglades! You can indulge with kayaking, biking, boating, or guided tours. Some of the free activities include birdwatching, hiking, and fishing.
9 Soak It Up On Miami Beach
You can pack your own cooler, take a dip in the ocean, and stroll down Ocean Drive. There’s plenty to see, and if people watching is your thing, you won’t be disappointed. South Beach is the epitome of Miami’s literal hot spot that you definitely don’t want to miss out on while you’re here.
8 Experience Little Havana
On any given day, street gazers will see the locals rolling cigars and playing dominos, and you can even see which famous Cuban celebrities have made it onto their Calle Ocho Walk of Fame. Freshly squeezed juice is constantly being offered by their street carts, or you can stop in one of the many authentic Cuban coffee shops that are up and down the streets of Little Havana.
7 Check Out These Instagram-Worthy Murals
Wynwood street murals starting taking shape when the neighborhood began deteriorating in the 1970s. To add a bit more life to the lackluster part of town, artists started painting their own designs on the walls of the building. They became so popular that Miami dedicated this street as an outdoor museum, where visitors and locals and take a free self-guided tour to explore this unique art. If you get tired, you can stop in one of Wynwood’s many craft breweries, boutiques, or cafes.
6 Enjoy Live Music
Passerbys will hear all the popular Latin tunes in genres such as pop, rock, and hip-hop. Many of the live music sounds from restaurants along South Beach can even be heard from your spot on the beach, so you can get the best of both worlds.
5 Movies In The Park
Visitors can set up camp in the park across the street and enjoy nights when the theater projects famous classic movies like The Princess Bride. All you need is some snacks, a friend, and maybe a something to drink and you’ve got a fun-filled night under the stars.
4 Visit The Institute Of Contemporary Art
ICA has locations all over the country, but Miami’s exhibit is truly fascinating. From sculptures, paintings, and even young artist displays, you will be blown away by the different levels of artistic pieces available for your viewing pleasure.
3 Free Salsa Lessons
Professional instructors are available from 6-10 pm. If you get thirsty, alcoholic beverages are only $7, which is a great deal for Miami. There’s also onsite cigar rollers and, of course, a live band.
2 Bike Around The City
Some spots to hit while you cruise the streets of Miami are Bayfront Park downtown, Bill Sadowski Park, or Old Cutler Trail. South Pointe Park is the southernmost point of the beach that offers a great panoramic view of Miami Beach.
1 View Miami City On The Metromover
It connects twenty different stations so that you can stop at whichever area looks the most interesting. The Metromover only stays in the downtown district, so you won’t be able to make your way to Wynwood or South Beach, but the Downtown Miami Waterfront has free tours.