To get a true sense of the area’s Afro-Caribbean culture, food, and history, Little Haiti Cultural Complex is the place to kick off the day. Here, Haitian art is celebrated in ceramics, folk dancing, and more. You can explore the ongoing exhibits during the day, but it’s also home to one of Miami’s best night activities: the Sounds of Little Haiti, where dancing, art sales, and tons of Creole food converge (for free!). On Saturdays, head to the Caribbean Marketplace to shop through even more creations from local vendors, like housewares and fashion accessories. Afterward, Chef Creole is the spot for lunch -- this local joint has spread throughout the city, but the Little Haiti location is the original, serving up queue boeuf, griot, and fresh seafood.