20 Places to Visit in Miami During the Fall

October 13, 2016

While longtime Miamians know the fall doesn’t truly start until the end of October, it’s time to start making plans. There are several great places to visit throughout the city and the area once the hot temperatures of summer are gone. Here are 15 of the top spots to plan on visiting this fall.

Zoo Miami

Zoo MiamiNow that summer is over, many of the animals will be more active and will come out to play. It’s the perfect time of the year to visit Zoo Miami and enjoy some of the incredible wildlife. This is the only tropical zoo in the continental United States, as well.

Matheson Hammock Park

Opened in 1930, Matheson Hammock Park was the first park in Dade. It was gifted to the area by William J. Matheson and now covers more than 600 acres. A man-made atoll pool is one of the main features, while the marina is very popular, as well.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Enjoy beauty found in Coconut Grove by visiting the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This is one of the top spots for weddings, photo shoots and events, along with just visiting. The Italian Renaissance gardens provide plenty to enjoy, while the native landscape fits in perfectly.

Miami Freedom Tower

A downtown landmark built in 1925; the Miami Freedom Tower provides a beautiful building to visit. It was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was also designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2008.

The tower has been now as the “Ellis Island of the South” while serving as the Cuban Assistance Center in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s a remarkable building and one everybody living in the Miami area should visit at least once.

American Airlines Arena

American Airlines ArenaWith the fall season comes plenty of great events at the American Airlines Arena. Of course, the Miami Heat are back and will be taking over the arena for plenty of home games. Other events will also be held throughout the fall and winter here.

Margaret Pace Park

The core of the Edgewater neighborhood, Margaret Pace Park provides a do-friendly place everybody can enjoy. It showcases a basketball court, outdoor gym and beach volleyball. It has also been the host of many events.

The Wynwood Walls

A unique, 80,000-square-foot canvas taken over by 50 different artists from 16 different countries, The Wynwood Walls provides something for the art lover. You can enjoy happy hour at the nearby Wood Tavern and tour the incredible art walls, as well.

1 Hotel South Rooftop Bar

The summer temperatures keep some away from this fantastic bar, but the cooler weather brings them back. This is a top spot for people watching and quite the place for ocean views.


Visiting Stiltsville is something everybody should do very soon. Hurricane Andrew took out some of the structures and only seven remain in the area. It’s found off the edge of Biscayne Bay and has been features in movies, shows and novels.

Hard Rock Stadium

The Miami Dolphins are into their season and playing at a beautiful new stadium. If you want to see something spectacular and enjoy football at the same time, head to Hard Rock Stadium for a Dolphins or Hurricanes game.

Lummus Park Historic District

Found just to the west of the downtown area, Lummus Park Historic District is a great spot to visit in the fall. You’ll find the William Wagner House here, which was built back in 1857. It’s the oldest home still standing in Miami.

The Barnacle

Found within the Barnacle Historic State Park, the Barnacle is a home built in 1891. It’s one of the oldest homes in the county and was home to one of the founders of Coconut Grove.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenThe top conversation and education-based gardens in South Florida, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides a great place to visit in the fall. Come for a relaxing afternoon or enjoy one of the events held here throughout the season.

Knaus Berry Farm

If you love cinnamon rolls and strawberry shakes, Knaus Berry Farm is for you. It won’t open until November, but as soon as it does, it’s time to enjoy the best cinnamon roll in all of Miami.

Other top spots to visit in Miami during the fall include:

  • Venetian Pool
  • David T. Kennedy Park
  • Bayfront Park
  • Museum Park
  • Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts
  • SoundScape Park at the New World Center

Related: About Miami’s Beaches

There are several places you must go in the fall in Miami. These are just some of the top choices and plenty more attractions are best visited after mid-October.

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