Miami is a hotspot within Florida, home to many fun attractions and events. Known as a notorious party town for some, there are endless things to do in Miami at night. In fact, as the No.1 city for nightlife in the country, there’s always something to do if you want a dance and a drink. That said, there’s more to Miami nights than this. Here’s a look at all the amazing things you can do in Miami at night.

1. Miami Nightclubs

There are a number of popular nightclubs in Miami, most with long queues and crowds inside. Some popular venues include STORY Nightclub, E11EVEN, and LIV. If you want to experience a variety of parties in one night, it’s best to follow a local who knows the scene. With priority access, you’ll get into each club pretty quickly. Some tours include entry fees to clubs and special drinks packages. Follow your fun host, meet like-minded people, and dance until the early hours of the morning.

  • Duration: 2-6 hours
  • STORY: Thursday to Saturday 11pm-5am; Tuesday 11pm-5am
  • E11EVEN: 24 hours
  • LIV: Wednesday to Sunday 11pm-5am

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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 in Miami’s South Beach offers a full night of partying. Your journey will begin in Mojito Room where you get the best Salsa and Bachata lessons. It’s decked by peppy lighting, beautiful bronze trees, and snuggly sofas. Master new moves as a professional trainer teaches you the nitty-gritty of this Latin dance. After the lessons, enjoy the cabaret-style show and a complete bar with your favorite drinks. If you want a unique nightclub experience where there’s also great food, this is the place to be at night.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-5am
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • 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 Wynwood 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 Wynwood Walls as a stop.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
  • 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 the 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 and segways. This is one of the largest collections of art deco buildings in the world so it’s definitely a must-visit.

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

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6. Little Havana

To experience the thriving Cuban culture in Miami, visit Little Havana. This district, running west of downtown, is flanked by the Miami River and is a thriving community. You’ll find multiple Latin American art galleries, restaurants, cigar clubs, and more here. The famous Maximo Gomez Park is also worth a visit, where locals play games of Dominos. There’s artwork and murals everywhere you look, and the area is a fantastic burst of culture. For the best experience, tour Little Havanas with a guide. They’ll be able to relay information and history to ensure you have an enjoyable time in the area.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 24/7
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Address: SW 8th Street, between Cuban Memorial Boulevard and SW 18 Avenue, Miami

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7. Sunset Flights Over Miami

Miami has an impressive and vertical skyline. Dominated by skyscrapers and buildings of all kinds, it’s a shame most only see it from ground level. With a sunset flight, you can give yourself a new vantage point of Miami. By hopping into an aircraft, you’ll glide high and experience the beauty of Miami. Plus, at sunset, you’ll be treated to illuminations and neon signs as day turns to night. Flights leave from the suburbs, but the views you get are worth traveling out from this location. These flights are the perfect mix of adrenaline and scenery.

  • Departure Times: Flights throughout the day
  • Duration: 20-60 minutes

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8. Miami Sunset Cruises 

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 the tour

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9. Stand Up Paddleboard

Florida is often joked about as being a swamp. Said condescendingly, its marshlands create beautiful canals and waterways in Miami to paddleboard. The premier spot for paddleboarding is the East Coast Buffer Water Preserve Area. This is a natural part of the city and contrasts beautifully with built-up areas for which the city is known. You’ll experience some islands and secluded spots around the city when paddleboarding. A peaceful yet fun thing to do, it’s a great activity to unwind and step away from the chaos of the city. There are plenty of places you can rent a paddleboard from and get some great tours too.

  • Tour Times: from 8pm
  • Duration: 2 hours

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10. Miami Skyview Wheel

The Skyviews Miami Wheel is located deep in downtown Miami. This Ferris wheel is 176 feet tall, and its gondolas give riders amazing city views. Best experienced at night, the wheel is brightly illuminated and dominates the skyline. The ride is relaxed, with a full rotation lasting around 15 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take it all in. Being close to the waterfront, you also get amazing views of Biscayne Bay and beyond. Near Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park, it’s something unique when visiting downtown Miami.

  • Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday 1pm-10:30pm; Monday to Thursday 2pm-10pm
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Address: 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

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11. Superblue Miami

Superblue is an immersive art experience that lets you step into the creations. With art from Es Devlin, teamLab, and more, this museum will challenge your perception. Key exhibitions include trippy mirrored mazes to navigate. You can also explore light-based work that flickers to the rhythm of your heartbeat. Interact with art in new ways that will take your breath away. While it’s open all day, it’s best to visit Superblue at night as it’s a bit quieter. You’ll need to pre-book a timeslot and arrive early to ensure entry. Located in Wynwood, the museum should be easy to get to.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: 1101 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127, United States

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12. 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 used to. 40+ life-size artworks recreate illusions, fantasies, and hilarious cartoons. You just need to jump into the art and 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 yours to smash!

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Address: 536 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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13. Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are a great and exciting way to test your nerve and intelligence. Trapped in a room, you and your party must solve clues and puzzles to break out. Escape rooms are fun and unique, and Miami is full of fantastic options. Escape Hunt is one of the best, themed on detective, thriller, and pirate motifs. PanIQ Escape Room is a bit more high-octane, adding pressure to enhance the experience. Axe Habits is also a great option, including an axe-throwing range for you to try.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Escape Hunt: Monday to Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 1pm-11pm; Sunday 1pm-10pm
  • PanIQ Escape Room: Daily 10am-12:30am
  • Axe Habit Miami: Monday to Thursday 2pm-10:30pm; Friday 2pm-12am; Saturday 12pm-12am; Sunday 12pm-8pm

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14. Shopping at Night

Unlike many other cities, Miami doesn’t shut down when the sun sets. If you’re into shopping, many malls in the city stay open late into the evening. This means that the best time for a shopping spree in Miami is at night. One of the best places is at Bayside Marketplace. Here you’ll find a mix of stores and restaurants or bars to enjoy once you’re done shopping. Dolphin Mall is also an excellent outlet for discounts on some quality brands. Brickell City Centre has more high-end brands and is recommended for fashion shoppers.

  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Bayside Marketplace: Monday to Thursday 10am-10pm; Friday to Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-9pm
  • Dolphin Mall: Daily 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-8pm
  • Brickell City Centre: Daily 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-7pm

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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 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. One of the more flexible ways of seeing Miami is on the Big Bus tour. This is a popular double-decker bus that stops at various points of interest around the city.

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

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Best Things To Do In Miami At Night For Free

Many attractions in Miami require a fee, although you can do a few free things. Most of them involve checking out the iconic districts of the city. So if you want to save money at night, here are a few options:

  • Little Havana – stroll around the streets, especially between SW 13th and 17th Avenues. This is where you’ll experience Cuban culture.
  • Art Deco Historic District – Walk at your own pace to see the lit-up buildings. The best street to walk is Ocean Drive.
  • Wynwood Walls – Don’t worry about following a guide. You’ll see amazing street art on walls everywhere.

Best Things To Do In Miami At Night With Family

Obviously, steer clear of nightclubs and bars. Crowds might get a bit too lively at night. To ensure everyone has a safe and fun time, here are a few options:

  • Escape Rooms – If you need something fun to do with the family, the various escape rooms in Miami are a great option. With fun themes and interesting puzzles, children and adults can enjoy this.
  • Museum of Illusions – If you don’t want to think too much, and just be wowed, this is the place to go.
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard – A great option to get kids outdoors. You’ll have a different view of the buzzing nightlife in Miami.

Most Romantic Things To Do In Miami At Night

You can make a romantic night out from most of the activities available. But if you really want to make an impression, here are our top recommendations: 

  • Miami Skyview Wheel – not many things can be as romantic as viewing the city skyline from the Miami Skyview Wheel. From here, you get an awe-inspiring scene of the city that your partner will love.
  • Sunset Cruise Great vantage point of Miami from the water, under orange hues.
  • Sunset Flights – If you’re happy to spend a bit more, a romantic sunset flight is a sure winner.
  • Mango’s Tropical Café Great excuse to get up close with salsa lessons. Plus there’ll be drinks to make things more fun and lively.

Where To Stay In Miami

Royal Suite at Villa Casa Casuarina

Most of the activities at night are in Downtown Miami or Miami Beach areas. If you’re planning on having a big night out, it might be a good idea to book a hotel. Especially if you’re going to a nightclub or rooftop bar that opens until the early hours of the morning.

Downtown Miami

  • The Elser Hotel Miami [for families] – Highly-rated hotel with a range of 1-3 bedroom suites. It’s close to Bayside Market Place and the Skyviews Observation Wheel.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Miami [for couples] – Located in a quiet location, make sure you check into a suite with bay views. This 5-star hotel will be a highlight if you’re planning a romantic night in Miami.

Miami Beach

  • Pelican Hotel [for couples] – This is one of the best hotels on Ocean Drive. It’s only a 1-minute walk to Mango’s Tropical Café. If you’re planning a romantic night enjoying drinks and salsa lessons, this is the place to stay.  
  • The Villa Casa Casuarina [for couples] – For the complete art deco experience, this is the hotel to book. While it’s quite pricey, the interior room decor is exceptional. Villa Casa Casuarina is only a 4 minute walk from Mango’s Tropical Café
  • Blanc Kara [for adults] – If you’re clubbing at STORY, this is the best hotel for an overnight stay. An adults only hotel, it’s only a 1-minute stumble from the club.

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Miami NightlifeOpening Hours
Miami Beach NightclubsMost clubs from 11pm
Mango’s Tropical CaféDaily 12pm-5am
Wynwood WallsMonday to Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
Pérez Art Museum MiamiFriday to Sunday 11am-6pm; Thursday 2pm-9pm
Art Deco Historic DistrictDaily 24/7
Little HavanaDaily 24/7
Sunset Flights Over MiamiTours throughout the day, sunset tours from 5pm
Miami Sunset CruisesTours throughout the day, sunset tours from 5pm
Stand Up PaddleboardFrom 8pm
Miami Skyview WheelFriday to Sunday 1pm-10:30pm; Monday to Thursday 2pm-10pm
Superblue MiamiMonday to Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
Museum of Illusions MiamiDaily 11am-9pm
Escape RoomsOpen til at least 10pm at most escape rooms
Shopping at NightMalls open til at least 9pm most days
Miami Night ToursDeparture times vary
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