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. You can book the best Vrbo and RV rentals all to yourself and start your own adventure! Here’s a select list for those who are contemplating things to do alone in Miami.
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1. Pérez Art Museum Miami
Officially known as Jorge M. Perez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, this contemporary art museum is a paradise for enthusiasts. It showcases international works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Not only is this place dedicated to magnificent art, but it is also home to a few entertainment venues, dining spots, and various shops. You can have dinner at the waterfront Verde restaurant, purchase a few art books and other items and trinkets from the gift shop, or take a stroll under the hanging gardens.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Website: Pérez Art Museum Miami
Opening hours: Thu: 2pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mon - Wed)
2. The Salty Donut
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
You know what’s a versatile dessert? Donuts! If you have a hankering for these delicious goodies, try the bestsellers from The Salty Donut in South Miami. You can never go wrong with their classic year-round flavors like traditional glazed, hazelnut chocolate, guava + cheese, and maple + bacon. Of course, when you get the chance to visit when they offer seasonal flavors like chocolate caramel pretzel and strawberry shortcake, don’t pass it up! These delectable donuts are best paired with brewed coffee or espresso which are also served at the shop!
The Salty Donut
Address: 6022 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143, United States
Website: The Salty Donut
Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)
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3. Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride (from USD 69.0)
Are you on a solo trip to Miami? If you’re looking to see the best of the city and its 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 Tour with Biscayne Bay Cruise, Everglades Airboat Ride
Duration: 9 hours
If you’re traveling to Miami alone, immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture with this tour! It 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.
Miami Little Havana Food and Walking Tour with Tastings
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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: 1 hour 30 minutes
Going to Miami alone? The trip doesn’t have to be boring, especially when you join this tour! 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. This 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.
Miami Speedboat Tour with Star Island, South Beach Views
Duration: 45 minutes
Don’t know what to do alone in Miami? 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 Miami Food and Latin American Culture Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.
Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise to Millionaire’s Row
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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.
Miami Skyline Seaplane Tour From Key Biscayne With South Beach
Duration: 30 minutes
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.
Miami Wynwood Arts District Graffiti Street Art Golf Cart Tour
Duration: 1 hour
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 City Segway Tour with Knowledgeable Guide
Duration: 2 hours
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
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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