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Explore a new world, or just leave your old one behind, when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, one of the landmark Miami hotels located on the beach and Collins Avenue. The hotel’s oceanfront location is also just steps from exciting Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive and the world-renowned sights, attractions, museums, incomparable beaches, nightclubs and South Beach restaurants that make this thriving, multicultural city so electric.

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

This professional theater for adults and children offers workshops, summer camp and facility rentals.

Contact: (305) 444-9293 | Distance: 12.92 miles/22 minutes | Website

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is Florida's largest performing arts center is located in Downtown, Miami. The Arsht Center is known as a presenter of world-class shows including concerts, dance performances and Broadway musicals.

Contact: (305) 949-6722 | Distance: 5.2 miles/11 minutes | Website

Art Center/South Florida

A contemporary visual arts organization that houses an art gallery and 45 artists' studios. The Art Center is free and open to the public; art classes available.

Distance: .78 miles/3 minutes

Bass Museum of Art

Offers an overview of major European paintings, sculptures and textiles; the collection includes European and decorative artwork, as well as American, Asian and contemporary art.

Contact: (305) 673-7530 | Distance: .67 miles/2 minutes | Website

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery has over twenty years of specialized experience presenting modern & contemporary art around the world. The gallery runs a year-long exhibition program in Miami and participates in art fairs internationally.

Contact: (305) 576-1804 | Distance: 4.7 miles/14 minutes | Website

Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, the museum offers a glimpse into South Florida's fascinating past through its hands-on displays and special exhibits.

Contact: (305) 375-1492 | Distance: 6.46 miles/14 minutes | Website

Holocaust Memorial

One of the World's most moving and beautiful memorials dedicated to the six million Jewish Holocaust victims before and during World War II.

Contact: (305) 538-1663 | Distance: .86 miles/3 minutes | Website

Lowe Art Museum

Featuring art drawn from museum collections and traveling exhibitions, the Lowe museum always has something inspiring to see. Permanent exhibits include Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Greco-Roman Antiquities, 17th-21st Century Art of the Americas and Europe, Asian, African and Native American art.

Contact: (305) 284-3535 | Distance: 14.04 miles/22 minutes | Website

Miami Children’s Museum

Recognized as a premier institution serving children and their families and the culturally diverse community we live in through the arts, literacy, and early childhood education. Play, learn, imagine, create!

Contact: (305) 373-KIDS | Distance: 5.9 miles/12 minutes | Website

Miami Museum of Science & Space Transit Planetarium

Features national traveling exhibitions, a wildlife center with rare birds of prey and reptiles and fascinating Planetarium shows and exhibitions. See live science demonstrations and shows daily.

Distance: 9.50 miles/17 minutes

Museum of Contemporary Art

Visit this art-collecting museum known for its provocative, innovative exhibitions and for seeking a fresh approach to examining the art of our times.

Contact: (305) 893-6211 | Distance: 13.75 miles/22 minutes | Website

New World Symphony

The local performance season includes five series of world-renowned, full-orchestra concerts, chamber music, family concerts, open rehearsals and concerts.

Contact: (305) 673-3331 | Distance: .52 miles/2 minutes | Website

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is now open to the public in Museum Park. Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Contact: (305) 375-3000 | Distance: 6 miles/14 minutes | Website

The Wolfsonian

Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the museum showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885-1945, offering a thought-provoking journey through the modern age.

Contact: (305) 531-1001 | Distance: .89 miles/2 minutes | Website

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

One of Miami's most beautiful landmarks and the design inspiration for The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove. The grand, bay front villa was built in 1916 as a private estate and was created to look like a 400-year-old Mediterranean palace. Today, this Italian Renaissance-style villa contains 15th through 19th century furnishings and art, surrounded by more than 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains.

Contact: (305) 250-9133 | Distance: 9.47 miles/17 minutes | Website

Frost Science Museum

Sitting on four acres within Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is divided into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique campus-like setting takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades and from the human cell to outer space. It investigates life as we know it while exploring the process of science and innovation.

Contact: (305) 434-9600 | Distance: 6 miles/20 minutes | Website

Miami City Ballet

Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional troupe, by Balanchine standards, anywhere in the world,” Miami City Ballet (MCB) is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and is considered a leader in the field – nurturing new choreographic voices, creating innovative collaborations and opening new avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet.

Contact: (305) 929-7000| Distance: 1 mile/5 minutes | Website

Bayside Marketplace

A retail, dining and entertainment complex located on beautiful Biscayne Bay; visitors will find more than 150 shops, restaurants, bars and daily entertainment.

Contact: (305) 358-4555 | Distance: 6.10 miles/13 minutes

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area

Scenic beach, walking and bicycle trails wind through native vegetation. Don’t miss the historic lighthouse that is Florida’s oldest structure. Open daily for tours.

Contact: (305) 361-5811 | Distance: 16.39 miles/31 miles | Website

Coco Walk

Coco Walk features colorful outdoor cafes, charming bistros and unique stores with European-village ambience in the heart of Coconut Grove.

Contact: (305) 444-0777 | Distance: 12.07 miles/21 minutes | Website

Coconut Grove Playhouse

Recognized nationally for a tradition of innovative and original productions, the Playhouse presents world, national and regional premieres on the Main stage and in the more intimate performances in the Encore Room theatre.

Contact: (305) 442-4000 | Distance: 12.30 miles/22 minutes | Website

Everglades Safari Park

This one-of-a-kind park offers an alligator farm and show, guided airboat rides, jungle trail, and interpretive center.

Contact: (305) 226-6923 | Distance: 33.6 miles/41 minutes | Website

Fairchild Tropical Gardens

This 83-acre garden, established in 1938, is one of the world's preeminent botanical gardens, with an extensive collection of rare tropical plants.

Contact: (305) 667-1651 | Distance: 16.69 miles/30 minutes | Website

Gator Park

Embark and an airboat tour; catch exhibits of beautiful birds; snakes and other reptiles; or watch an exhilarating Wildlife Show, complete with alligator wrestling at Gator Park, located in the Heart of the Florida Everglades.

Contact: (305) 559-2255 | Website

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Visit this little gem of a tropical oasis in the heart of Miami Beach. Stroll through a Japanese Garden and Bromeliad collection.

Contact: (305) 673-7256 | Distance: .73 miles/3 minutes | Website

Miami Beach/South Beach

This world-famous beach is depicted in postcards, movies and television shows worldwide. Come delight in the Art-Deco hotel skyline, artistic lifeguard stands, and wide sandy beaches. Or enjoy the children's playgrounds, people watching, strolling, bicycling and in-line skating scene that makes up the concrete promenade that runs for miles beside the beach and famous Ocean Drive.

Distance: 0.01 miles/1 minute

Miami Design District

A potpourri of restaurants, showrooms and galleries selling furniture, accessories, antiques and art.

Contact: (305) 573-8116 | Distance: 6.30 miles/12 minutes | Website

Wynwood Walls

The Wynwood Walls has brought the world's greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art genre to Miami. Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.. Second Saturday of the Month (Wynwood Artwalk) from 11 a.m. - midnight. Sunday from noon - 6 p.m..

Distance: 5.3 miles/15 minutes | Website

Aventura Mall

Aventura Mall, Miami's premier fashion destination features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world's most iconic, recognized retailers. Visitors also enjoy nearly a dozen restaurants, an artist-designed interactive playground and a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX.

Contact: (305) 935-1110 | Distance: 20.6 miles/32 minutes | Website

Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour is the place to find the best of the best. This exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants in a tropical garden setting is reason enough to leave the beach.

Contact: (305) 866-0311 | Distance: 7.28 miles/16 minutes | Website

Dadeland Mall

Dadeland Mall, Miami’s original and most iconic shopping center features more than 185 retail stores and restaurants.

Contact: (305) 665-6226 | Distance: 17 miles/32 minutes | Website

Dolphin Mall

Dolphin Mall is Miami-Dade County's largest retail shopping center blending the hottest concepts in theme entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 value-oriented stores. Diverse dining & entertainment options include a food court, and various entertainment venues.

Contact: (305) 365-7446 | Distance: 17.4 miles/29 minutes | Website

Lincoln Road

This marvelous Art Deco pedestrian promenade is one of South Beach's most charming shopping districts and a cherished source of people watching. Stroll among all the best restaurants, boutiques and cafes. There is something for everyone on Lincoln Road.

Distance: .85 miles/3 minutes

The Falls Shopping Center

Boasting more than 100 word-renowned retailers, this open-air center also features waterfalls and fine restaurants.

Contact: (305) 255-4570 | Distance: 34 miles/20 minutes | Website

The Shops at Sunset Place

For open-air shopping, dining and entertainment designed around a Mediterranean theme, check out The Shops at Sunset Place.

Contact: (305) 663-0482 | Distance: 20.45 miles/23 minutes | Website

Village of Merrick Park

South Florida's newest luxury retail forum, a Mediterranean-style village featuring a fashionable collection of 115 luxury boutiques and restaurants, includes Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and is set amid a delightful tropical garden.

Distance: 12.90 miles/21 minutes

American Airlines Arena

Miami’s premiere entertainment arena seats 20,000 and is home to the NBA's Miami HEAT, and hosts high-profile concerts, family shows and special events.

Contact: (786) 777-1000 | Distance: 5.77 miles/12 minutes | Website

Crandon Park Beach

Find plenty of recreational opportunities along the three-mile-long, lagoon-style beach featuring 13 lifeguard towers, beachfront playground, picnic facilities, volleyball rentals and softball fields.

Contact: (305) 361-5421 | Distance: 16.76 miles/32 minutes

Dolphin Stadium

Home to Major League baseball's Florida Marlins, NFL's Miami Dolphins and a variety of concerts and community events.

Distance: 18.13 miles/25 minutes

Everglades National Park

The third largest national park in the Continental United States encompassing 1.5 million acres of rare and beautiful ecosystems, the park contains a visitor center, nature trails, full-service marina, boat-launching ramps, boat rentals and camping facilities.

Contact: (305) 242-7700 | Distance: 51.37 miles/1 hour | Website

Jungle Island

Next to the picturesque cruise ships, Parrot Jungle Island features remarkable parrot shows, a Serpentarium and Jungle Theater, an Everglades Habitat and open interactive aviaries all nestled on a lush tropical island. Jungle Island is an interactive zoological park in Watson Island. It is located just east of Downtown Miami. The theme park's landmark are its sails covering the Jungle Theater, an arena where visitors encounter wildlife from all over the world. Come face to face with a 900-pound liger, a cross between a lion and a tiger. The park is also home to a trained bird show at the Parrot Bowl, and an exhibition of reptiles, penguins, flamingos and other animals at the Serpentarium. The park's "Everglades Habitat" recreates the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, featuring much of the natural flora and fauna found in the natural environment.

Contact: (305) 400-7000 | Distance: 4.2 miles/10 minutes | Website

Miami Beach Golf Club

Premier golf destination located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, with 128 acres of lush fairways and perfectly manicured greens; masterfully designed by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates in 2002; 18-hole, Par 72, 6,800 yards from the back tees with Paspalum turf.

Contact: (305) 532-3350 | Distance: 1.67 miles/5 minutes | Website

Miami Seaquarium

Enjoy 38 acres of entertainment, great shows and exhibits. The aquarium is the home of Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV superstar, Flipper. Marvel at the sea lions, dolphin performances, Nile crocodiles and indigenous fish.

Contact: (305) 361-5705 | Distance: 11.89 miles/22 minutes | Website

Monkey Jungle

Monkey Jungle is considered an innovator of many of the concepts currently seen in the design of zoological parks. It is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve and is one of the few protected habitats for endangered primates in the United States and the only one that the general public can explore. A total of 30 species of primates are represented at Monkey Jungle including gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and colobus.

Contact: (305) 235-1611 | Website

Richard Petty Driving Experience

This ultra-modern facility hosts all forms of major auto racing events, including the Ford Championship Weekend in November and the Grand Prix of Miami.

Contact: 800-237-3889 | Distance: 40 miles/51 minutes | Website

The Biltmore Golf Club

Designed by Donald Ross in 1925, this course features an 18-hole, Par 71, 6,642 yards from back tees.

Contact: (305) 460-5366 | Distance: 14.16 miles/25 minutes | Website

The Fillmore

Located in the Art Deco District and adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center; the theater is the showcase for an array of performers and production companies, including the Miami City Ballet, the Miami Beach Broadway Series and contemporary entertainers.

Contact: (305) 673-7300 | Distance: .34 miles/1 minute | Website

Zoo Miami

Experience the wonders of tropical America at the zoo's newest interactive exhibit - Dr. Wilde's World - featuring walks on the wild side among rare, endangered animals in a cage-less environment.

Contact: (305) 255-5551 | Distance: 26.86 miles/36 minutes | Website