Are you looking to enjoy a dynamic, spirited, and vibrant nightlife?

Look no further, as Miami is just the right destination for you.

While the city has hundreds of attractions to keep you busy during the day, it is the nightlife that’ll keep you ‘truly’ hooked.

When you first step into Miami, you’d be bowled away by its stylish clubs, exotic cruises, and spectacular city lights.

But the fun doesn’t just end here.

With infinite hotels, exclusive bars, and picturesque beaches, this city will offer more than you can ever imagine.

So if you’re visiting Miami for the first time, here’s a complete list of the best nighttime activities in the city.

1. Miami Beach Nightclubs

There are a number of popular nightclubs in Miami, including STORY Nightclub, Cameo Night Club, and LIV.

Most clubs will be crowded and queues can be quite long.

If you want to experience a variety of parties in one night, follow a local who knows the scene.

The nightclub crawl trip covers three leading bars and nightclubs across Miami.

Drink as much as you want at the first venue to kick off the night.

You’ll be spending 1.5 hours at the first two venues before heading off to the third club to party all night.

With priority access, you’ll get into each club pretty quick.

Entry fees are all included.

Follow your fun host, meet like-minded people, and dance until the early hours of the morning.

  • Starting Time: 8:30pm
  • Duration: 5+ hours
  • Departure Point: 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

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2. Mango’s Tropical Café

If you’re fond of Latin music and dance, this Salsa and Bachata session is tailor-made for you.

Mango’s Tropical Café offers a full night of partying where you get real-time Salsa and Bachata lessons for one whole hour.

Your journey will begin from the spectacular Mojito Room which is decked by peppy lighting, beautiful bronze trees, and snuggly sofas.

Master new moves as a professional trainer teach you the nitty-gritty of this Latin dance.

In addition to the lessons, you also get cabaret-style shows, a full bar with your favorite drinks, and 50% discount on the drinks after 10pm.

If you want a unique nightclub experience where there’s also great food, this is the place to be at night.

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 4pm-2am
  • Address: 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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3. Wynwood Walls

Started by Tony Goldman in 2009, this is one of the most unique outdoor art exhibits in Miami.

Some of the best graffiti artists share their work on giant walls, creating colorful masterpieces for locals to see.

If you love street art, there’ll be over 80,000 square feet of walls to admire.

Besides walking, there’s a more unique way to see Wynwod Walls.

Try joining a party bike, where you can bring your own beer and enjoy the exhibits with friends.

No need to walk since your host will be doing all the pedaling!

Alternatively, there are other Miami tours that include the Wynwod Walls as a stop.

  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

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4. Pérez Art Museum Miami

This is another great place to explore for art lovers, however, they’re only open late on Thursday nights.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has a huge collection of contemporary art from all over the world.

You’ll see over 1,800 exhibits so you can easily spend a few hours here.

Most of the works are from 20th & 21st centuries.

Tours are available Thursday nights at 5pm and are limited to 9 people.

Alternatively, there are other ways to stop by PAMM like hop on hop off busses, scavenger hunts, or local tour guides.

  • Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday 11am-6pm; Thursday 2pm-9pm
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

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5. Art Deco Historic District

Located on Ocean drive facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Art Deco Historic District is a lively area to hang out at night.

Hundreds of historic buildings line the street.

You’ll see architecture built from the 1940s, all well maintained or restored to its original styles.

At night, they light up the area making it an enjoyable place for a stroll.

There are many ways to explore this area, including tours on bikes, segways, and even food tours.

This is one of the largest collections of art deco buildings in the world so it’s definitely a must-vist.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 24/7
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Address: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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6. Museum of Illusions Miami

This is a fun museum where you can take plenty of photos, ideal for both couples and families.

It’s definitely not the art most admirers are use to.

40+ life-size artwork recreate illusions, fantasies, and hilarious cartoons.

You just need to jump into the art, take a photo from the right angle to bring it to life.

Imagine flying on a magic carpet, walking on the ledge of high-rise buildings, or running away from dinosaurs!

Don’t miss “Smash it” where you can let out some steam.

Plates will be provided for you to decorate, and then it’s all your to smash!

  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 536 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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7. The Coconut Grove

If the boho life is your kind of thing, Coconut Grove is a perfect spot for you.

One of the most historic destinations of Miami, Coconut Grove is an ideal place to relax, stroll around and meet new locals.

You can always sit back along the waterfront, tuning in to your favorite song, and watch people walk by.

So once you’re done with some ‘me time’, head to the Coral Gables to connect with the young crowd.

Since the University of Miami is located here, you’ll find many fun-loving locals in this area.

Coconut Grove also has some of the best bars in Miami.

You can always end your trip with a drink at Monty’s or Barracuda.

Each of these spots has just the right kind of ambiance to get your night going.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 24/7
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Address: Coconut Grove, Miami

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8. Miami Sunset Airplane Tour

Witness the beauty of Miami’s spectacular skyline with this sunset airplane tour.

The 50-minute plane ride is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a once-in-a-lifetime aerial experience.

Glide across the starry Briscane Bay and Miami’s neon-lit downtown, as your tour guide explains everything that you need to know about the trip.

Throughout your ride, you’ll get a bird’s eye glimpse of the brightly lit Miami high rises, the city streets, the downtown, and many other historic buildings.

As your guide takes you around the skies, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the night views.

  • Departure Time: 7pm
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Address: 14359 SW 127th St, Miami, FL 33186, USA

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9. Biscayne Bay Fishing

Are you looking to experience night-time fishing like never before?

If your answer is yes, Biscayne Bay is the best area for fishing.

The boat departs from the Pelican Harbor at 7pm.

On arrival, you’ll have a designated tour guide who will teach you about fishing rods, casting, hooking bait, and techniques to catch various fish.

Fish you may catch include snapper, grouper, snook, tarpon, and maybe even a shark.

His guidelines work for both beginners and experienced fishing enthusiasts, so all you have to do is listen carefully and practice throughout the night.

Have a light snack and bring on board your own water as you cruise around Biscayne Bay for the next big catch!

  • Departure Time: 7pm
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Address: Biscayne Bay, Miami

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10. Sunset Cruise

This is an ideal option for couples looking for a romantic night out.

Although there are cruise options catered to groups as well.

A number of private yachts are available and the Miami scenery is especially spectacular at sunset.

You can dress to impress or wear casual clothing, whatever suits the occasion.

Experienced captains will ensure a relaxing night out for all guests.

For some cruises, beverages like beer and wine are included.

  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Departure Times: Varies depending on tour

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11. Bayside Marketplace

If you love shopping, stay close to Bayside Marketplace.

This open-air shopping mall is one of the most visited attractions in Miami.

It’s open till late every night so there’s plenty of time to explore shops.

You’ll find electronics, clothes, jewelry, as well as restaurants.

Boat tours are also available for booking inside the mall if you’re looking for some last-minute deals.

On occasion, they’ll have sale events, so keep an eye on their Facebook page.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-10pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-10pm
  • Address: 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

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12. Dolphin Mall

Located west of Miami, in Sweetwater, is the Dolphin Mall.

There are 240 stores ranging from clothes, accessories, home decor, and electronics.

You’ll find prices a bit cheaper than other areas of Miami, even for major brands.

Dining options include popular restaurants like Burger King, Johnny Rockets, Star Bucks, and other fast food outlets.

If you prefer to stay away from all the nightclubs and party-goers, this is a fun mall to hangout.

Take your family out for bowling or watch the latest movies at the cinemas.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Address: 11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172, United States

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13. Aventura Mall

If you’re looking for luxury items and want to splurge, Aventura Mall is the place to shop at night.

Filled with high-end brands like Hugo Boss, Cartier, and Gucci, you’ll feel like a VIP shopper.

Fine dining is also at its best with a range from Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and local favorites.

Scattered around the mall, are art installments.

One eye-opener it the Adventura slide tower which you’ll definitely see on arrival.

With so much on offer, private shopping tours are also available if you want local insights on the best places to shop.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm
  • Address: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180, United States

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14. Hard Rock Cafe Miami

Before heading out for a Miami party or exploring the city, visit the iconic Hard Rock Cafe for a feast.

It’s located near the cruise terminal and Bayfront Park.

So you can even go for a relaxing stroll after dinner.

Try some of their favorites like the Legendary steak burger while the DJ music is pumping in the background.

Pair this with a fancy cocktail and it’ll be a night to remember in Miami.

  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-8pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm
  • Address: 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

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15. Miami Night Tours

There are many places to see once it gets dark in Miami.

So it can be difficult to decide on where to go.

One of the best ways to see Miami is on a tour with a local guide.

They can offer insights and provide an overview of the history, culture, and activities at night.

Whether it be on a luxury bus tour, segway, or cruise, there are tours to suit everyone.

  • Duration: 1-5 hours
  • Departure Times: Varies depending on the tour

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Miami Night Map

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Where to Stay

Once you’ve planned your night in Miami, it’s best to find a hotel close by.

There are hotels in Miami more suitable for families, while others are better for couples on romantic getaways.

If you want to best location, you can’t go past an oceanfront hotel.

Read our picks on the best Miami hotels to get the best out of your night:

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