North Miami is one of Miami-Dade’s most interesting neighborhoods. Between the one-of-a-kind museums, historic sites and beautiful nature preserves, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In case you’re new to the area or want to maximize your visit, here are some of the coolest things to do in North Miami.
Channel James Bond at the Miami Auto Museum
Leave reality behind for a bit and imagine you’re Bond. James Bond. Visit the Dezer Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection to check out the largest James Bond collection in the world, including cars, planes, helicopters and other items from the movies. You can spend hours strolling the 50,000 square feet of classic cars and some of pop culture’s most famous automobiles, including the Batmobile and the Mystery Machine!
Window Shop at Antique Row
An afternoon at Antique Row is a must for any fashion lover! Duck into Gary Rubinstein Antiques’ three-showroom store for unusual finds such as a $25,000 armchair and a vase that belonged to a princess. Vermillion 20th Century has gorgeous headboards, sofas and other midcentury home decor and furniture. Aubery sells stylish pieces with all the glitz and glam of the 1940s to the early 1980s. Glo 20th Century Design curates a collection of fine furnishings, lighting, glass and decorations from America, Scandinavia and Europe.
Kayak at Oleta River State Park
Escape the noise of the city and enjoy some recreation outdoors at Oleta River State Park. The mangrove trees in the large urban park are home to several species of water birds and the endangered West Indian Manatee. Kayak out into the blue ocean to soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. If you want to avoid the crowds, go before noon! The park also has a lot of nice walking areas, off-road bicycle trails and a private beach where you can lay out and relax.
One of the top things to do in North Miami if you’re an art lover is visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art. Known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, MOCA takes a fresh approach to modern art. Each year the museum presents between 8 and 10 exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection consisting of sculptures, paintings and works on paper. The collection features more than 400 works by contemporary artists from Florida and all over the world, including Pablo Cano and Alex Katz. On the last Friday evening of every month, the museum hosts a free outdoor jazz concert featuring local musicians. It’s a great night to visit the museum because the galleries are open by donation!
See a Movie at iPic Theaters
Ever wished you could watch a big movie release in the comfort of your own home? iPic Theaters has all of the comfort amenities you could want, with the luxury and top-notch service only found in a premium theater! Sit back in the leather reclining seats and cuddle up with a pillow and blanket while the waitstaff takes your order for food and drinks. The menu is curated by an award-winning chef and the cocktails are handcrafted to perfection.
Retreat to the Ancient Spanish Monastery
No need to go to Europe to explore the relics of the Renaissance. We have a piece of history right here in our own backyard! Visiting the Ancient Spanish Monastery is one of the most unique things to do in North Miami. Originally completed in 1141 AD, the Monastery was dismantled stone by stone and shipped to New York in 1925. It now graces North Miami Beach with its beautiful architecture and peaceful gardens. The museum houses relics from the Middle Ages, including a suit of armor from the 1600s and an 800-year-old collection of hymns handwritten in berries on lambskin parchment. Take a walk through the gardens, Cloisters and Chapel, and don’t forget to take something home from the museum gift shop!
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