W hen people come to Miami, they think of two things: the beach and LIV. Or really, waking up on the beach after a night at LIV. Either way, as much as us locals like that tourists stay to those areas (and out of our way), it pains us to know that they've barely scratched the surface of Miami.
Truth be told, our dear Magic City has matured from being a nonstop party scene to a nonstop party scene with actual cultural flair. These days you'll find artsy hangouts, cabaret, drag racing, disco bowling, mansion hunting -- and, of course, jai alai. Miami doesn't do things like anywhere else, so make sure you do all the things that you can only get here and here alone.
Jorge M. PĂ©rez Art Museum | Raimund Koch/Getty Images
Oleta River State Park | Flickr/digital_rex
Stand-up Paddle Boarding at the Standard | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Homestead Miami Speedway | Action Sports Photography/Shutterstock
Haulover Park | Miami2you/Shutterstock
Disco Bowling at Basement | Courtesy of Edition
Biscayne Bay Mansion | meunierd/Shutterstock
Miami Marlins Game at Marlins Park | Flickr/David Torcivia
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
Wynwood Walls | RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images
Faena Theater at Faena Miami Beach | World Red Eye
Jai Alai | GAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images
Miami Marine Stadium | Joe Raedle/Getty Images News