Although it has an expensive reputation, the Magic City is full of activities that you do not have to pay for to socialize and have fun
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In Miami you can find a multitude of free events. (Cultural Fridays)
Like most cities in the United States, Miami is an expensive city, especially for entertainment. The basic expenses of a South Florida vacation can be prohibitive, not to mention the additional cost of many recreational activities. Luckily, there are also some more accessible attractions, even for free.
From the best museums to movie theaters are at your fingertips. Here are 10 completely free distractions.
Jazz at MOCA
Jazz band The French Horn Collective performing at Jazz in the MOCHA. (MOCA)
If you like jazz, on the last Friday of each month you have an appointment at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA): at 10 at night it is offered a free concert. The MOCA is one of the most impressive in the city, and in addition to jazz, before the concert you can enter by making a donation at will.
Where: 770 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161 – (305) 893-6211
Cultural Fridays in Little Havana
A map for you to find the most fun of Cultural Fridays in Little Havana. (Cultural Fridays)
The first cultural Friday was in the year 2000 and, since then, on the third Friday of each month, Little Havana has been turns into a big festival. Live music, fine arts and craft sales are combined with the participation of local businesses and major sponsors such as Bacardí and the Miami Marlins professional baseball team.. The party starts early, at 12 noon, and there are activities for kids too.
Where: 1637 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135 – (305 ) 643-5500
SoundScape Park Outdoor Movie Theater
Every Wednesday from October to May, you can enjoy outdoor cinema at SoundScape Park. (Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Want to watch a movie with the family? Head to SoundScape Park at South Beach's New World Center for the Soundscape Cinema Series, and enjoy free movies on the lawn: every Wednesday at 8 p.m., October through May. Enjoy a classic film at this 2.5-acre (1-hectare) public park. This season the films that have been selected by the American Black Film Festival are screened. Additionally, on select dates, the park hosts the free WALLCAST concerts, where you can watch a free performance by the New World Symphonand on a wall of projection of 7,000 square feet (650 square meters).
Where: 400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Food truck and Music fest
This shell-shaped stage is famous for its outdoor concerts. (Miami Beach Bandshell)
On the fourth Thursday of every month, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., there is live music and free entertainment on the open stage of the North Shore Park. If you get hungry, there are food trucks(small mobile culinary startups) and the best restaurants in the area participate.
Where: 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 – (305) 672 -5202
The Bass Museum is one of many in the city that offer free admission for at least one day a month. (Bass Museum)
The Bass Museum of Art is a contemporary art museum located in Miami Beach, very close to the beach. Admission is free on the last Sunday of each month. In addition, the museum is located next to Collins Park, a wide promenade lined with palm and baobab trees.
Where: 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (305) 673-7530
The museum is housed in a 1927 Mediterranean-style building that was the former home of the Washington Storage Company. (Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Located in the heart of South Beach's historic Art Deco District,The Wolfsonian b>it is one of the largest university collections in the United States devoted to design, advertising, and the decorative arts. With more than 200,000 objects, it contains artifacts that transformed the world during the crucial period from 1850 to 1950, from mundane household pieces to innovative designs, revolutionary propaganda posters, graphic design and much more. Fridays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., admission is free.
Where: 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (305) 531-1001
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Admission to the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art is always free. (ICA)
Admission is always free at the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), in the Miami Design District. It is only necessary to reserve an entrance ticket in advance. This museum features cutting-edge exhibits from emerging and celebrated artists from Miami and around the world.
Where: 61 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137 – (305) 901 5272
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Admission to the Miami Beach Botanical Gardenis free. This charming park features a Japanese garden, an edible garden, and ponds with turtles and koi carp. In addition, it is located next to the Holocaust Memorial.
Where: 2000 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (305) 673-7256
The Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Hotel , in Coral Gables, in addition to being one of the most luxurious hotels in South Florida, is also a historic building. (The Biltmore)
The Biltmoreis a luxury hotel built in 1926. Its tower is inspired by the Giralda, the medieval tower of the Cathedral of Seville. His visitors included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Al Capone and various members of the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt families. President Franklin D. Roosevelthe had a temporary White House office set up in the hotel for when he was on vacation in Miami. Free 55-minute tours are offered on Sundays to enjoy the history of the hotel and its beautiful gardens. Starting in the upstairs lobby, the tour will even take you to the Everglades Suite, if available, home to dignitaries, heads of state, and a shrine to celebrities. Just call ahead.
Where: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Miami FL, Miami – (305) 445-1926
Pérez Art Museum
The Pérez Art Museum, formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, There is no admission fee on the second Saturday of each month. The museum has more than 2,000 modern and contemporary works. It's a true hidden gem that most tourists don't know about.
Where: 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 375 3000