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Best Things to Do on a Day Trip to Miami Florida

Aubrey Higgins2022-03-18

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Each year thousands of visitors travel to the coastal city to take advantage of its globally known beaches, climate, nightlife, and culture. Experience a thrilling airboat ride at the Everglades National Park, known for its extraordinary wildlife. Feel the soft, white sand on your feet at the vibrant Miami Beach surrounded by palm trees, be in awe of the vibrant colors, and intricate details of the Art Deco District, immerse yourself in the Latin-American culture and Little Havana, and get the very best views of the city from 200 feet above with the Skyview Miami Observation Wheel.

Enjoy a Small-Group Tour

With so much to do in the Magic City, let us do all the planning and transportation for you! Take a back seat and let us take you on a small-group fully narrated tour featuring the very best attractions and visitor experiences the city has to offer.

All tours include: a complimentary downtown hotel or South Beach pick up and drop off, all admission fees included (no hidden fees), and skip the ticket line entry (avoid long waits and large crowds) all in the comfort of a small group (maximum 7 guests) tour in the comfort and style of an air-conditioned Mercedes Metris van led by a fun and friendly Tripshepherd guide!

Explore the very best of the city in under a day on our Best of Miami  4-hour day tour to experience the city’s vibrant Cuban heart - Little Havana, the beauty of Wynwood Walls, enjoy a narrated driving tour passing multiple points of interest, and relax on a cruise in the harbor.

Get a Taste of Miami on a Food Tour

Taste your way through Miami’s Cuban heart - Little Havana and explore this historic neighborhood. Enjoy everything from Cuban coffee to home-style Cuban cooking with Miami Culinary Tours. The tour includes tastings at restaurants and cafes with great views, visiting artists, cigar makers, and more in this Cuban community all in the comfort of a smaller 12-person group. Make sure you bring an empty stomach as stops at family-owned destinations trying delicious traditional and innovative dishes are sure to fill you up!

Enjoy a Classic Sightseeing Tour

Jump on a Miami Double Decker to witness the city’s highlights by land and sea on this half-bus and boat tour. The tour will take you to explore Miami Beach, downtown, the financial district, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana on an open-air double-decker bus. Then, hop aboard a boat tour of Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Hibiscus Island, and Palm Island along with others on a narrated boat cruise.

Experience the Thrill of the Everglades

Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride of the Everglades with The River of Grass Adventures, a private Everglades airboat tour where you get to go deeper into the vast wetlands for a true Everglades safari. While on one of their custom small airboats (seating 4-9 guests), your captain will educate and thrill you while providing you with plenty of photo opportunities.

Explore the Beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Previously known as Villa Vizcaya, the grounds are the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering and are located on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. This early 20th-century estate also includes; extensive Italian Renaissance gardens, a native woodland landscape, and a historic village compound.

Witness the very best of Miami’s Artists at Wynwood Walls

Explore the very best of Miami’s artists at Wynwood Walls - an outdoor museum of international street art. Established in 2009 by the legendary pacemaker and visionary Tony Goldman this unique exhibit is a stunning outdoor museum of international street art, bringing the world’s greatest graffiti and street art genre to the streets of Miami.

Goldman founded it as a way to jumpstart revitalization in the neighborhood between downtown and the Design District. This open-air street art installation is one of the largest in the world, covering more than 80,000 square feet of abandoned warehouse walls.

The area is covered with bright, eclectic street art and whimsical graffiti featuring more than 50 artists from 16 countries around the world bringing the walls to life. Visit Wynwood Walls with Tripshepherd on our Best of Miami Tour + Everglades! Experience the Best of Miami on this 7-hour small group tour of the Magic City.

Explore Miami's vibrant Cuban heart, the vibrant Art Deco District, Wynwood Walls, the beautiful Miami Beach, a relaxing cruise, and the Everglades Safari National Park

Enjoy a Scenic Walk on Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive is located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach on the east or Atlantic coast of the State of Florida in the United States. Just as recently as 2020, the Miami Beach Commission passed a resolution that banned cars on Ocean Drive, creating a pedestrian-only area with increased sidewalk seating.

Starting at South Pointe this area is known for its art deco hotels and restaurants/bars often featured in numerous movies and media including the most famous art deco hotel - Colony Hotel as seen on the hit TV series Dexter.

Witness Spectacular views of Miami atop the Skyviews Observation Wheel

Ride almost 200 feet above Bayside Marketplace on the city’s latest attraction - Skyviews Miami. Enjoy the best view of Miami, including unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay, Bayfront Park, and the iconic Downtown Miami skyline. Experience the best views of the Miami river and skyline on our Scenic Miami Night Tour! 

Take in the Best of Miami's nightlife on this 2-hour small-group tour of the Magic City. Explore Biscayne Bay on a dazzling night cruise, take in breathtaking views atop the Skyview Miami Wheel, and enjoy a narrated drive passing many points of interest.

With so much to see and do in Miami, it won’t take you long to realize why they call it The Magic City! Explore with us and reserve a spot today!

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