Cheap (or Free!) and Easy Miami
Want to dive into fabulous, famous Miami but don’t have a platinum card to flash around? No problem, there are plenty of budget tips for visiting this popular sun-drenched city.
Travel and Accommodations
First things first: getting there and where you’ll sleep. If you’re looking for cheap holidays to Miami, just plan ahead, research off-peak-season options, and be diligent in your fare-hunting - you’ll find some incredible deals out there.
Hit the Beach
You’ve seen the pictures; Miami’s beaches are among the most beautiful anywhere. It’s probably a given that if you’re planning a cheap holiday to Miami these easy-access, no-cost blue-water havens will be a part of your travel plans.
There are plenty of things to do in Miami not just cheaply, but for free!
Art Nights with open galleries (and free food and drink) in Coral Gables, Little Havana, and the Wynwood Art District all provide free to view art exhibits, so keep your eyes peeled for showings throughout the summer months.
South Beach’s Architectural Historic District houses over eight hundred art deco buildings within a one-mile radius. If you’re in the mood to splurge, fork out 25 cents (!) and take a shuttle around. And if you happen to be there in January, check out the three-day Art Deco Weekend, which includes free lectures and films, and a vintage market.
Get your culture on at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ free Sundays; free Saturdays at the Jewish Museum of Florida, which traces Jewish life in the area since 1763; free admission every day at the historically fascinating Bay of Pigs Museum; and the Bacardi Museum, where you’ll learn about this world-famous rum founded in 1862.
Miami is well known for its nightlife, but a glamorous – or at least entertaining and fun - night (or few) out on the town doesn’t have to break the bank. Just look and ask around for bars that don’t charge a cover, there are plenty. If you plan to party in neighborhoods like Wynwood, Edgewood, and Little Havana, you’ll be hanging with locals paying local prices for your evening fun.
So don’t let Miami’s glamorous reputation scare you off, it’s a wonderful – and still glamorous! – place to enjoy on a budget.