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Miami’s Bal Harbour offers an appealing blend of experiences. Beautiful beaches at Surfside and Haulover. Luxury shopping at the Bal Harbour Shops and Lincoln Road. Museums, gardens and the performing arts at the Wolfsonian, Vizcaya Gardens and Miami City Ballet. The hotel is near these attractions and others, providing the perfect base for exploration.

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: 24 miles/50 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: 11 miles/36 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: 8.9 miles/29 minutes | Website

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: 7.4 miles/26 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: 11.5 miles/34 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: 14.6 miles/35 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: 8.4 miles/25 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: 21.4 miles/45 minutes | Website

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: 4.8 miles/17 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: 8.1 miles/25 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: 14.5 miles/34 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: 9.8 miles/30 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: 16.8 miles/37 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: 13.7 miles/34 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) 929-7000Distance: 7.5 mile/24 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: 5.7 miles/17 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: 1 mile/5 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: 27.8 miles/50 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: 25.4 miles/48 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: 8.5 miles/30 minutes | Website

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: 31.3 miles/1 hour | Website


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

Contact: (305) 663-0482 | Distance: 22.7 miles/58 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: 20.2 miles/48 minutes | Website

Bayside Marketplace

Located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami, visitors of Bayside Marketplace can experience the real Miami - home to impeccable international cuisine, fine shops and exotic music in a beautiful, waterfront setting.

Contact: (305)577-3344 | Distance: 15 miles/30 minutes | 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: 19.2 miles/45 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: 24 miles/48 minutes | 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: 8.5 miles/26 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: 9.5 miles/31 minute

Miami Design District

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

Contact: (305) 573-8116 | Distance: 9.5 miles/31 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: 10.6miles/35 minutes | Website


The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami recently unveiled a picturesque dog park situated just outside of the ocean-front hotel. Beautifully landscaped with a winding pathway and plenty of grass and palm trees for shade, this coastal sanctuary offers impressive ocean views for guests and their dogs to enjoy during their time at the hotel. Along with the dog park, the property has launched several new pet amenities to make traveling with a pet even more seamless for guests. Please contact our pet-friendly concierge so they can assist with any pet needs, including booking a dog walker, pet sitter, grooming appointment or vet visit.

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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: 24.3 miles/48 minutesWebsite


Golfers will delight in championship golf courses minutes from the hotel.
Please contact the concierge for more information regarding golf near Bal


The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is pleased to loan beach cruiser bicycles as
part of the daily resort fee.


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 | Distance: 50 miles | 1 hour and 25 minutes | Website


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: 49.6 miles/1 hour and 15 minutes | Website


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: 14.9 miles/34 minutes | Website


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: 16 miles/39 minutes