So you might be dreaming of finally making that trip down to Miami, Florida and enjoying everything that the city has to offer. There’s just one thing that could make you throw that idea away — the fact that there’s no one available to head out there with you. But fear not, intrepid traveler…you can still make that trek to South Beach. As a matter of fact, you will find yourself joining a growing number of people who are making solo travel a firm part of their lifestyle. And Miami has a slew of activities for those visiting their city alone that will let them have a whole lot of fun while being safe in the process. Here’s a select list for those who are contemplating things to do alone in Miami.
1. Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride (from USD 63)
If you’re looking to see the best of Miami and the surrounding areas all in one fell swoop, this tour will fit the bill. The entire tour will be about nine hours, and during that time you’ll be treated first to a double-decker bus tour throughout Miami’s vibrant neighborhoods before lunch. After your meal, you’ll hit Biscayne Bay for a waterfront tour of the city and then you’ll zip about the Florida Everglades in an airboat to cap off your day.
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
Duration 9 hours
Number of Reviews 856
This tour will give you the grand opportunity to experience the culture of Cuba thanks to the people and businesses of Little Havana. This neighborhood has grown to be an iconic part of Miami thanks to those who settled here after making their way from Cuba during the turmoil that commenced after the country’s revolution and takeover by the late Fidel Castro. On this tour that’s close to three hours, those participating will get a chance to learn about the various parts of Cuban culture and also sample such delectable items from their cuisine such as guava pastelitos and rich, Cuban coffee.
Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Number of Reviews 178
The popular duck boat tours are something that will catch your eye and reveal some interesting anecdotes about the city of Miami and in particular, South Beach. Participants will ride along through the streets on a brightly colored duck boat which will then slip right into the waters of Biscayne Bay. During this time, your tour guide will also lead you in some fun trivia contests in addition to the points of interest you’ll see along the way.
Miami Duck Tour
Duration 90 minutes
Number of Reviews 114
Sometimes the best way to see a place is at high speed, and at times that might mean traveling at high speed on the water. Which leads us to the next activity, a speedboat sightseeing tour operated by Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures. Head on over to the Bayside Marketplace, board the speedboat along with other riders and get whisked away across the waves down the coastline. Along the way, you’ll get a chance to view the luxury estates that are on Fisher Island and Star Island along with checking out the action on Miami Beach and South Beach.
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
Duration 45 minutes
Number of Reviews 56
If you wanted to get to know a bit more about South Beach outside of the party atmosphere that many think of once they hear the name, this walking tour is ideal. Starting at the popular Manolo Restaurant, you and your group will be guided throughout the neighborhood. You’ll check out the various galleries and murals of the Art Deco district, and if you’re a bit famished don’t worry — the tour will arrange for you to sample savory fare from some of the neighborhood’s restaurants and close out with a cocktail near the shore.
South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Number of Reviews 245
If you like to get a chance to see how the elites live, then you’ll want to book passage on the Millionaire’s Row Cruise. It’s ninety minutes on a decked-out yacht that will take passengers on a ride that gives them sweeping views of Miami’s downtown skyline before meandering along the coastline to see the lavish homes at Star Island and Fisher Island. There’s also a chance to enjoy light refreshments on board during the tour.
Millionaire’s Row Cruise
Duration 90 minutes
Number of Reviews 134
Take a ride into the wild blue yonder on this tour that will give you a real bird’s-eye view of Miami. This tour is conducted by a seaplane and has been a fixture in the city since the mid 1990’s. Those interested can find this tour right off the Rickenbacker Causeway down the road in Key Biscayne. And if you want something a little different, you can even opt for a tour of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Seaplane Tour of Miami
Duration 30 minutes
Number of Reviews 22
Remember Segways? These personal vehicles haven’t gone the way of past trends, and proof of that is this neat little tour. There’s actually a couple of groups that operate tours by Segway, but this particular tour is a favorite among those who visit Miami. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be zipping along with your tour guide around South Beach and other nearby neighborhoods.
Miami Segway Tour
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Number of Reviews 38
Located by downtown Miami, the Seaquarium is one of the city’s most beloved spots and has been since it opened in 1955 on Virginia Key. The oceanarium has a large bevy of aquatic creatures with frolicking dolphins as stars. There are tour groups that take visitors around the 38 acres (15.37 hectare) of the complex daily, and you can even arrange for a little dolphin ride if you wish in conjunction with the tour.
Miami Seaquarium with Transport
Duration 5 hours
Number of Reviews 19
The Wynwood neighborhood is one of Miami’s most lively areas, and especially when the Art Basel festival takes place there every December. That weekend results in some of the most striking graffiti artwork and murals by some of the most famous artists in the world. This tour will let you get a chance to check them up close and personal via a golf cart. Doing so with a guide also lets you get the opportunity to gain more insight into each piece.
Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Tour
Duration 60 minutes
Number of Reviews 10
Some last thoughts on your solo travel through Miami
Miami, Florida is one of the world’s most colorful and celebrated cities that’s good for any and everybody to visit. And if you are inclined to make your way to the city by yourself, please understand that Miami has so much for you to get into in terms of activities. These activities will be so engaging and informative and overall, so fun that you might make it a point to go back repeatedly just to catch what you might have missed. And Miami will welcome you each time.
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