Things To Do In Port Of Miami
Welcome to sunny Miami! It’s not every day you get to visit southern Florida, so when you do, you want to make the best of it. We’re here with local tips to make your visit more than just memorable. You deserve a spectacular south Florida experience!
Downtown Miami is home to plenty of must-see attractions and things to do. If you want to make the most of your time here it's important you pick a hotel that's centrally located, comfortable and offers plenty of things to do around it so you spend less time in transit and more time enjoying.
Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown has the ideal location explore; just one block from Miami's free transit line, The Metromover, the city of Miami and all of its attractions are at your fingertips. Whether your agenda involves sand and sun or shopping and nightclubs (perhaps all of the above), catching a Miami Heat game at the American Airlines Arena, going for a stroll at Bayfront Park or exploring Miami's chic art deco district, you'll never run out of places to go or things to do near your room in Port of Miami.
American Airlines Arena
At Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown, you’re just 0.3 miles away from the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat and where the biggest names in entertainment visit. Catch a basketball game when your hometown team is on the court, or experience a world-class concert experience, with artists like Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots and Shawn Mendes coming to town in 2019. Since you’re only a 5-minute walk away, it’s easy to brave the event traffic and get to and from your seat quickly.
Bayfront Park is a gorgeous green space located right on Biscayne Bay, and just steps from our doors. Catch an outdoor concert at the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre or join in on a free yoga class in the park on a cool evening. With water fountains, a playground and beautiful water views, it’s the ideal place to relax with the family or go for a run. If you pay attention, you might even see dolphins swimming right off the shoreline! Check out the calendar of events online to see what to expect from the next festival, and enjoy our convenient location -- just a 5 minute walk from the action.
Port of Miami
Port of Miami is the largest passenger port in the world, with thousands of cruise ship voyages departing and arriving throughout the year. If you’re about to embark on a cruise, chances are you’re going to be looking for a local hotel to begin or end your journey. Book our Sail Away package and get free transport to your dock on the morning of your departure for you and another guest. You’ll also get two free adult breakfast buffets -- the perfect way to start a long travel day.
The Bayside Marketplace is a two-story open-air marketplace with live music and entertainment, world-class restaurants and picturesque bay views as a backdrop. Take the 4-minute walk to Bayside Marketplace from Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown and you may recognize the space as it frequently appeared on the crime drama Miami Vice. Rent a boat or a jet ski for the day, shop designer outlets or jam to outdoor music over a cold one. It’s the ideal place to meet up with friends, take an evening walk with family or grab a souvenir for a special someone back home.
Art Deco Historic District
Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is a must-see sight during your visit to south Florida. It’s called the Art Deco Historic District for a reason. There are over 800 art deco buildings located within one square mile. Sign up for a walking tour to learn more about the history of the region and its recent restoration, thanks to the efforts of the Miami Design Preservation League. You can also get a feel for the local architecture by signing up for a segway tour or a duck boat excursion. The 1920s will come back to life before your very eyes.
It’s warm and welcoming. It’s iconic. It’s colorful. It’s Miami Beach! If you’ve never been to South Florida’s top oceanfront destination, you’re about to see what all the fuss is about. Only 5 miles from our hotel, the most pristine, beautiful beaches are ready to welcome you. Lay out a towel, unfold a beach chair and set up an umbrella. Time to people watch!
Besides the warm water and gorgeous people, the nightlife can’t be beat. When the sun goes down, Miami Beach is where to go to combine the best parts of the day -- the warmth, the good food and the strong drinks -- with music and dancing. Whether you’re looking for a smooth cocktail and light jazz or a pulsing beat to dance the night away, Miami Beach is the prime location. Keep your eyes peeled. It’s not uncommon to see a celebrity at the top bars and clubs.