Travelers looking for fun, sun, good food, and a jibing nightlife can find it in Miami. This Floridian city shares a special place in many travelers’ hearts, especially those that love to party and go clubbing. From Little Havana's streets to South Beach's shores, there are many clubs and lounges to enjoy in Magic City. On the other hand, travelers and night owls who aren’t keen on late-night partying may not enjoy Miami’s clubbing scene as much. However, this international city is more than just its nightclubs; Miami has a range of activities to enjoy at night without stepping foot into a club. Discover these fun things to do in Magic City after dark!
10 Escape A Room!
Instead of being trapped inside a hotel room, travelers can trap themselves inside a room filled with puzzles and hidden doors. Instead of hitting the clubs, tourists can visit an escape room in Miami! Challenge the brain and feel an adrenaline rush while trying to escape a dreaded room before the time limit ends. The city offers many themed escape rooms, from PanIQ Escape Room’s pirate den to 60s-Esque adventure through Escape Hunt Miami.
9 Brave A Haunted House
Collect some bravery and tackle one of Miami’s haunted houses. While haunted houses are not necessarily family-friendly, they’re a great activity for visitors traveling with friends and older family members. Courageous travelers can have spooktacular fun at the Paranoia Horror Maze in Wynwood, which features a dark maze filled with jump scares and chases. Alternatively, guests can scare themselves silly at Horrorland on Jungle Island!
8 Discover The Cubaocho Museum And Performing Arts Center
Miami has a significant population of Latin Americans, especially individuals from Cuba. Thus, the Magic City is home to the Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to exploring Cuban culture, heritage, and art. Located in Little Havana, this intricate art museum and bar open incredibly late, giving visitors a chance to explore Cuba in Miami through food, drink, music, and art. Patrons can enjoy items like a traditional Cubano sandwich with a mojito cubaocho cocktail. Though the museum is not necessarily a club, its bustling vibe and lively crowds may be similar to one; However, being one of the most well-known establishments in Miami, it’s still worth a visit!
7 Shop At Bayside Marketplace
Avid shoppers will be happy to know that the Bayside Marketplace opens from 10 AM to 11 PM on the weekends, giving them 13 hours of shopping freedom! This large shopping center is not only filled with chain stores; nearby lies the Bayfront Park, an amphitheater, the Miami River Walk, and the Skyviews Observation Wheel. Soak in sites of Miami’s skyline while riding the Skyviews or take an evening stroll down the city’s river walk.
6 Watch A Late Movie
Get comfy in Miami and catch an evening movie. Despite being famous for its beach parties and vibing clubs, Miami has a wide selection of movie theaters, including the Tower Theater, which is a historic Miami building that was built in the early 20th century! For a modern venue, visitors can also check out the Silverspot Cinema in Met Square or Regal South Beach. Alternatively, those that prefer an outdoor venue should catch a movie at the Rooftop Cinema Club!
5 Relax At Monty’s Coconut Grove
Revel in some chic boho vibes and grab a bite to eat at Monty’s Coconut Grove. This popular tiki bar sits right by the waters, just a stone’s throw away from David T. Kennedy Park. Open until 10 PM (or later on the weekends), Monty’s Coconut Grove features a raw bar, happy hour specials, and live music for their patrons. Sway to the music or dance to the musicians without the rambunctious “club vibes.” Since the 1960s, Monty’s Coconut Grove has remained one of Miami’s well-known eateries.
4 Play Some Games At An Arcade
Why dance to club music when travelers can groove to arcade music? Some travelers may not enjoy clubbing and would rather play a round of Dance Dance Revolution. Thus, when in Miami, gamers can visit Arcade Odyssey in the city to get their gaming fix. Located on 117 Avenue, this arcade features dozens of retro games, from Pac-Man to Street Fighter. Arcade Odyssey is not only one of the most popular arcades in Miami, they also open pretty late—until midnight (or later)!
3 Hop On A Night Bus!
Travelers who want to explore Miami’s nightlife without stepping foot into a club can opt for a bus tour at night. Tour operators like Big Bus Miami allow travelers to explore Miami neighborhoods at night. This family-friendly activity leaves daily at 8 PM, with tours lasting between 75 and 90 minutes. Though this tour is not a “hop-on hop-off” bus, this excursion tours visitors around South Beach’s famous Ocean Drive district.
2 Trip Out At The Museum Of Illusions
Not all is as it seems at the Museum of Illusions in Miami. Skip the nightclub and spend a few hours at this beautiful museum! Located on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, the Museum of Illusions is a family-friendly night activity. Trip out with loved ones at this kooky venue, which features over 40 3D illusion exhibits intended to inspire, amuse, and confuse. Walk on the edge of a skyscraper, chill out in space, or pretend not to step on lava—all under one roof!
1 Catch A Sunset Cruise
Be a castaway and get a gorgeous view of Miami’s skyline at night. Several tour operators in the city offer sunset tours in Miami, setting sail off of marinas around the Bayside Marketplace (among other locations). Feel the cool breeze of Biscayne Bay while getting a bird’s eye view of attractions like South Beach, the Venetian Islands, the Sunny Isle Beach area, and much more. Plus, for a fee, some tours include a glass of champagne or bubbly as an added treat!