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Top Free Things to do in Miami

Top Free Things to do in Miami

Hands up if you love to explore and travel but are constantly on a budget! ๐Ÿ™‹ Yo,  I hear you!  But can you be a tourist/traveler on a budget? Listen, I love all things budget but I also don't want to have a bad time traveling + exploring for the sake of saving. Lucky for you, budget is my middle name! I create budget city travel guides, including free and cheap activities, so you have fun without making your wallet hate you. Here's my guide on the Top Free Things to do in Miami:

Visit a Museum

Miami-Dade residents can visit any of these museums (up to 4 passes) for free with their Miami Dade public library card. Museums include:

  • The Bass
  • Coral Gables Museum
  • The Curtiss Mansion
  • Deering Estate
  • Fruit & Spice Park
  • HistoryMiami Museum
  • Jewish Museum of Florida
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
  • Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
  • Pรฉrez Art Museum Miami
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • The Wolfsonian
  • The Zoo (not a museum technically but still free)
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Non-residents can also enjoy free museum visits on free museum days and special events. Many of these museums host family activities for children and adults including: talks, art projects, guided tours, live music, and more. Some of the participating museums include:
  • Bass Museum of Art: The last Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 
  • HistoryMiami: Free all day the second Saturday of the month. 
  • Miami Children’s Museum: Free the third Friday of month from 3-9 pm.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA): Open by donation the last Friday of every month from 7-10 p.m and they have jazz at 8pm. 
  • Perez Art Museum Miami: Free admission the second Saturday of the month and the first Thursday of every month.
  • Wolfsonian-FIU. Free every Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Always free:
  • Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art. (Guided tours at 2 pm and group tours with reservations)
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. (One Wednesday of the month: lecture, artists meetings, receptions 6-9pm)

Go to the Beach

Catch rays or go for a swim, or both! But wear sunscreen please because we are tired of seeing red lobster tourists. ๐ŸŒž

Some nearby popular beaches include:
  • Lummus Park Beach
  • South Pointe Park Pier
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Hollywood Beach*
*A little far but worth the drive. There's a large board walk filled with restaurants, ice cream, and you can even rent bikes or go for a run.

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Do some Yoga

Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. Here are the location and days:

Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 6pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday with donations 6pm

Maurice A. Ferrรฉ Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

  • Friday 6:20am
  • Tuesday, Friday by donations 6pm
  • Wednesday by donations 6pm
  • Saturday by donations 9am
  • Sunday by donations by 9:30am-10:45am

Jose Marti Park
362 SW 4 AVE
Miami, Florida 33130
  • Tuesday 6pm

Jam Out to some Live Music

Free Live Music

The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127* (currently closed but moving to downtown Doral)
  • Reggae Sundays nights
  • Jazz Wednesdays nights

Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Every night

Ball and Chain
1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
  • Satursdays “La Pachanga” Latin music
  • Sundays local artists

Experience Viernes Culturales 

Domino games, cigar rollers, cafecitos, mojitos, dancing, and Cuban art. What else could you ask for? Happens every third Friday of the month, 7-11 pm.

Wynwood Art

Swing by wynwood to see murals any day, and check out wynwood walls. The second Saturday of each month, studios, galleries and showrooms are open to the public. 

Visit a Park

Have a picnic, go for a stroll, or enjoy an outdoor activity (like kayaking or bike riding). My favorite parks include:

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155
You can rent individual or family bikes here.

Amelia Earhart Park
401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013
Kayaking, paddle boats, and a petting zoo.

David T. Kennedy Park
2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133
Beautiful views, dog friendly, and yummy frozen lemonades. 

What's your favorite thing to do in Miami? Do you have a great free Miami activity suggestion? Share in the comments! 


  1. Great advice you shared on the above post. Same efforts you can do while visiting UK. Stay blessed!
    Heathrow park and ride
    Luton park and ride


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