Near the top of the list is the American Airlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat basketball team and the hottest concerts and events in South Florida. It is also one of the few arenas in the country that has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Before and after events, you’ll enjoy authentic Cuban food and music at Gloria Estefan’s Bongos Cuban Café, which is directly connected to the arena. Nearby are the shops and restaurants of the Bayside Marketplace including The Hard Rock Café, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Lombardi’s Ristorante, Mambo Café and many others. You can also book a boat tour of the bay at the Marketplace.
Museum Park is currently under development in Park West and, when complete, will feature a mix of art, science and historical museums. If a high-energy atmosphere is on your list, you’ll find many luxury condominiums in Park West, interlaced with the area’s shops, restaurants and other attractions. The MetroBus and MetroMover both serve this district. For 24-hour action, you can’t top Park West where a young crowd goes club hopping until the wee hours. However, this rapidly gentrifying neighborhood offers activities and attractions for all ages and interests including the Lyric Theater, the Miami Children’s Museum and the Jungle Island animal sanctuary.
Bongo’s Cuban Café, Fusion Deli, Gili’s Pizza, and Spuntino.
American Airlines Arena, Lyric Theater,
Miami Children’s Museum and Jungle Island.
90 Degree, Club Space, Nocturnal, Parkwest Nightclub, and Rehab
Bicentennial Park, the future home of Museum
Park and Miami Yacht Club.