While Miami weather is impeccable almost all year round, spring brings warmer days and comfortable nights—the perfect time to try out new experiences. For the occasion, we put together a list of cool things to do in the city.
1. Swoon at the magical sound of candle lit concerts
Warm candles and an equally cozy atmosphere make for a calming, mesmerizing experience at the heart of Miami’s most stunning venues. String quartets, jazz bands and solo pianists come together to pay tribute to your favorite artists and music genres. Whether you’re a Coldplay, Queen, Beatles, Ed Sheeran or Dua Lipa fan, these intimate concerts bathed in candlelight will leave you in awe. For rock lovers, the Classic Rock on Strings concert is a must, and the open air ‘Mozart, Bach and Timeless Composers’ Candlelight concert comes right on time to charm classical music aficionados.
2. Dance the night away at Rhythm Portal
Every Wednesday, Rhythm Portal brings you musical performances—each as unique as the next—in the luscious embrace of Little River’s Center for Subtropical Affairs. Led by artistic director Andy Inchausti, 11 musicians from around the world come together on one stage to improvise and every week, the show differs based on special guests. But one thing remains the same: Ritchie Hell’s eclectic DJ sets will set the tone for each performance! The experience takes place every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 12:00am, with happy hour happening as soon as doors open. Get your tickets here and bring your dancing shoes!
3. Dive into Van Gogh’s painterly world
Van Gogh is one of the most influential artists in the world, and you can come face-to-face with his impressive work at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. In a 360-degree digital show, the Sunflower artist’s work comes to life. Digital displays, sound effects, projection mapping and so much more will highlight Van Gogh’s lasting legacy. The interactive exhibit features a one-of-a-kind VR experience, transporting you through 8 of Van Gogh’s works and their source of inspiration. If you’ve always wanted to step into a painting, now’s your chance. Tickets are going fast, so save your spot here!
4. Get transported to different horizons at these daring circus-style performances and concerts
Want to enjoy an entrancing night in Miami? Cue Curtain Call Secret Theater, a clandestine journey that takes you for a wild ride through breathtaking aerial performances, original experiences and concerts. Rotating a wide array of global musical genres and artists, the spectacle transports you to other lands. As you listen to the intimate performances, you’ll even get to enjoy some light refreshments! Prepare to be whisked away by their various events, ranging anywhere from hypnotism to cultural concerts:Kama Fatale: An Electrifying Tale of Sultry Fantasy Orientica: An Open-Air Circus Style Cabaret Agua Bendita: Vibrant Concert Sonic Currents, Roots, and Rhythms
5. Go paddle boarding in nature
How about exploring Miami in an unexpected way? This experience bridges nature and paddle boarding for a fun experience through natural canals and mangroves. A qualified instructor will first guide you through the basics, and then you’ll get to go your own way. Along the path, prepare to see birds, fish, crabs, and maybe even some manatees or dolphins! The refreshing experience makes for an enjoyable adventure, as beers and water are also welcome. Go at your own pace through the Miami flora: grab your tickets here.
6. Skip the line to Zoo Miami
Travel the world in one day at this interactive zoo experience! Zoo Miami makes it so easy to spend a full day observing animals from the world’s continents: you’ll visit giraffes, parrots, tortoises, and so many other animals from America, Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and Australia. Zoo Miami consists of 340 developed acres with more than 3,000 animals and over 1,200 plants and trees. With this admission, you’ll get to skip the line, heading straight to lovely encounters — whether animal or human. ‘Meet the Zookeepers’ talks are scheduled throughout the day, giving you an inside look into the zoo and its gems. Get tickets here.
7. Go to the movies and watch the latest blockbusters
What’s more satisfying than reclining into a movie chair with some popcorn in your lap? Indulge in all of the new releases and greatest blockbusters of our time at the cinema! The Batman, Uncharted, Marry Me, and Godfather 50 Years are all showing this month, so why not pay your local AMC a visit? Discover all the films here.
8. Learn about sharks and more at Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium safely ties conservation and education together for a one-of-a-kind water-bound experience. Embark on a waterfront adventure where you’ll get closer than you’ve ever been to sharks, manatees, penguins, sea lions, endangered sea turtles and more! You’ll even get to skip the admission lines to watch up to 8 stunning shows at the Seaquarium, all the while overlooking a breathtaking Miami skyline. All ages are welcome, with children ages 2 and under enter free of charge. Save your spot here!
9. Solve a mysterious crime at this murder mystery dinner
At The Dinner Detective, you’ll attempt at solving a hilariously challenging crime—all while indulging in a 4-course dinner. But as most crime stories would have it, the culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, so be sure to remain alert at all times or you may become the Prime Suspect! Through immersive theatre performances and delectable foods, The Dinner Detective has been playing across the country since 2004—and it’s now in Miami! Ready to solve this intriguing murder? Get your tickets here.