Hialeah, Florida, located in northwest Miami, is home to great parks, good food, and a peek into the Everglades. It’s the perfect location for families to go and enjoy some time together. With biking and hiking trails, picnics, and a waterpark, it will surely meet your holiday needs. So while you’re there, check out these 10 spots to get a head start on making vacation memories.
Read on to find out about the top 10 things to do in Hialeah, Florida:
1. Amelia Earhart Park
Shredding today at Amelia Earhart Coconut Cup 🏻| #BrickellBikes #coconutcup #mtb #mountainbike #mtbracing #ameliaearhartpark #Bike305 #miamibikescene #brickellliving #shredseshPosted by Brickell Bikes on Sunday, 28 February 2016
Amelia Earhart Park, aptly named after the female pilot who left Hialeah to head off on what would be her last journey, the park has something for everyone. With dog parks, petting zoos, playgrounds, trails to take long walks, and open grounds for picnics, it’s a real haven. Not only a jogger’s paradise, it has open spaces to play sports and has bike ramps for those who want to enjoy a thrill. The park covers a large area with great hills and landscapes not to mention lakes. It’s no surprise that it’s high on the list of must see locations.
Amelia Earhart Park
Address: 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013-1163
Opening times: Sunrise to Sunset
Website: Amelia Earhart Park
2. Bucky Dent Water Park
Bucky Dent Water Park is a small scale water park that is suitable for all ages. Apart from the main water park with huge slides that all will enjoy, there’s also a public pool to relax and cool off. It’s a great place to take a load off and enjoy the day by yourself or with your family. When you’re feeling hungry or thirsty after your adventures, don’t worry, you can get some snacks and drinks right there at the park.
Bucky Dent Water Park
Address: 2240 West 60th Street, Hialeah, FL 33016, United State
Opening times: 12:30–5:30PM. It’s open every day except Thursday.
Website: Bucky Dent Water Park
3. Leah Arts District
Happy Birthday, @trek6! 🎉 Hialeah loves you! http://ift.tt/1BbQz0MPosted by The Leah Arts District on Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Hialeah is really starting to develop its art scene, so a great place to stop by is Leah’s Art District. Its blossoming allure and wonderful murals create a great vibe to be a part of. They are also starting to set up arts and cultural events. They have food trucks and awesome music. It’s the place to be if you’re into the art scene or even if you just want to go check out some talent.
Leah Arts District
Address: 1025-, 1055 E 15th St, Hialeah, FL 33010, United States
Website: Leah Arts District
4. Mack’s Fish Camp
Mack's Fish camp ( Krome Ave. and Okeechobee ) 8/15Posted by Maria T. Ramirez on Saturday, 15 August 2015
Mack’s Fish Camp is a wonderful place for sightseeing and going on some great tours. It offers Everglades airboat tours, private airboat tours, thrill rides, bass fishing, guide service, cabins, and more. Going on one of these trips will give you a new respect for the Everglades and for the ecosystem. Come have fun, learn, and fish. Whatever floats your boat.
Mack's Fish Camp
Address: Danell Lane, Pennsuco, Hialeah, FL 33029
5. AmerTec Building
The AmerTec Building is a pretty cool building to stop by for a quick look. It’s not a place to stop and visit for any large amount of time, but it’s worth the time to just pass by. The building is built in a unique fashion and quirky style. Stop for a minute or two when driving by. It’ll be amusing and it’s perfect for a few pictures.
Address: 149 W 21st St, Hialeah, FL 33010, USA
6. Garden of the Arts
The Garden of the Arts is one of the best parks in the area. It has great trails perfect for taking a hike or biking. The gorgeous natural beauty and large areas open for exploration makes it an absolute must to visit. But the best part of the park is actually that it’s a cross between an art gallery and museum. There are large art pieces, sculptures, and murals strategically placed around the park. It also has an amphitheater that hosts concerts and live events. You might just get lucky and catch one when you’re in town.
Garden of the Arts
Address: 1700-1798 W 76th St, Hialeah, FL 33014, USA
Opening times: 7 am to 8 pm
Website: Garden of the Arts
7. Hialeah Park Racing & Gambling
Hialeah Park Racing & Gambling is a historic establishment. In the past, it hosted some of the most famous horses and jockeys. It was visited by some famous people like Winston Churchill, President Truman, Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, and more. You too can walk the halls of this once exalted institution. If you’re looking for a thrill and feeling lucky, head to Hialeah Park for some gambling. Make use of the slots and bet on some horses. If you’re on a lucky streak you may even win big. For those of you not interested in gambling, you can even just check it out for the historic significance.
Hialeah Park Racing & Gambling
Address: 2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013, USA
Opening times: Thursday 9 am –12 am , Friday to Saturday Open 24 hours, Sunday to Wednesday 9 am – 3 am
Website: Hialeah Park Racing & Gambling
8. Flamingo Plaza
If you are looking to do some shopping in Hialeah, the Flamingo Plaza is a great place to go. It’s amazing to go thrift shopping and antique shopping. It’s a complex of 10 thrift stores, in one large strip mall. It’s a real goldmine of items if you know what to look for. For those of you who like a good challenge and are itching to dig through the items to find that one treasure you’re looking for, I suggest you head to Flamingo Plaza.
Address: Flamingo Plaza, Hialeah, FL 33010, USA
9. Epicentro Café
Epicentro Café is a great local eatery to stop by for some Cuban food. Since Hialeah has a large Cuban population, this is the place to branch out and try something new. The café is known for being a family-run establishment. Expect good service and great traditional fare. One great upside is that the café is open for 24 hours a day, so if you’re feeling hunger pangs day or night, don’t worry, Epicentro Café is around to feed you.
Address: 4197 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33184, USA
Opening times: Open 24 hours
Facebook Page: Epicentro Café
10. Bill Graham Farm Village
The Bill Graham Farm Village is located inside Amelia Earhart Park. It’s a great place for children. You get the chance to feed goats and pet cows. It’s a quaint farm where you even get the chance to enjoy hayrides. The replicated old-style village is a throwback to the agricultural past of Hialeah. It’s wonderful to look around and when you or the kids get tired from running around, there’s a country store right opposite the village. Take a day to get acquainted with the park and stop by the Farm Village for a bit of fun.
Bill Graham Farm Village
Opening times: From Sunrise to Sunset
Address: Within Amelia Earhart Park
Peaceful and perfect for that vacation de-stresser
Hialeah is a peaceful tourist location because it isn’t as packed as big cities like Miami, but it’s no less attractive. It will offer you the time to enjoy the company of your family, or even just have some time to yourself. The 10 spots mentioned will give you the opportunity to get a well-rounded experience ranging from peaceful to exciting activities. Enjoy your Hialeah experience.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.