Five Can’t Miss Experiences and Attractions in Miami CheapOair Staff September 6, 2011 Interests, Miami Welcome to Little Havana Forget the obvious (i.e. South Beach). The popular city has much more to offer than the glitz and glam of the Cuba culture-soaked city. Miami is full of Art Deco buildings, family-friendly destinations as well as outdoor activities. Here are five attractions you can’t afford to miss when you’re in town next time. Miami doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg because there are always cheap flights to Miami available at attractive prices, so remember to book early and jet off – even for a weekend. The Everglades: The safari park is perfect for the tourist who wants an outdoor adventure in an airboat that can accommodate singles, couples and groups as well. There are also wildlife shows and jungle walkways perfect for the family. Curious about crocodiles? You’ve come to the right place. You can even pet an alligator if you feel so inclined (just make sure you have no food in your pocket and follow the rules). Beaches and Scuba Diving: Apart from brushing shoulders with celebrities and the paparazzi at Miami Beach, you can also scuba dive off Jupiter Beach, which is technically located in Palm Beach Country in Florida. Visit Museums: From the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to the Miami Sequarium, there’s no shortage of world-class attractions to further you and your family’s education in Miami. At the Sequarium, you can swim with the dolphins and visit other gracious aquatic creatures. Be sure to take advantage of seasonal passes to save on your visit. The Museum of South Florida offers you an opportunity to really learn about Tampa Bay and its roots, and there is also a Planetarium. Soak in the Cuban Culture: There’s no shortage of finding the perfect Cuban restaurant in Miami; from the famous Calle Ocho in Miami’s “Little Havana” to the open-air café in Coral Gables, Miami is a great spot to visit if you’ve wanted to learn more about Cuba without actually visiting. The other affectionate nickname for Miami is “Little Cuba.” 8th Street in Miami is called “Calle Ocho” and you’ll be able to soak up all the art deco glory in just a few blocks. Enjoy Periodical Festivals and Carnival: Miami is a party town (but you already knew that). Apart from the popping nightclubs in the South Beach area, many of which rarely close before 4:00 a.m., there are several opportunities for visitors to party the night away. The Miami/Broward One Carnival is one such festival that the city offers, on October 9th. Enjoy the parade filled with elaborate costumes while you sip a margarita and marvel at the Caribbean flavors of the city.