No trip to Miami is complete without a visit to historic Little Havana. This vibrant neighborhood is the epicenter of Cuban culture in the city. Stroll down Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) and you’ll feel like you’re walking the streets of Old Havana with the sounds of Cuban music, smells of tasty Cuban food, and the sight of locals playing dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park.
Be sure to stop by Azucar Ice Cream Company for a taste of Abuela Maria, the “quintessential Cuban ice cream” with vanilla, Maria cookies, and cream cheese. Or indulge in a Cuban sandwich and cafe con leche at the counter of El Pub. Ball & Chain is a beloved live music venue where you can enjoy tasty mojitos and guava BBQ wings while taking in some great local bands.
Little Havana is the perfect place to experience what makes Miami’s culture so vibrant and fun. The easy availability of a charter bus rental means you can experience the highlights at your own pace, without having to worry about parking or finding your way around an unfamiliar neighborhood.
Fashionistas and design lovers need to check out the chic Miami Design District. This neighborhood is home to dozens of high-end designers, art galleries, furniture showrooms, and more. Some notables include Cartier, Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, and Valentino. Even if your budget doesn’t allow for much shopping, window gazing at the spectacular modern architecture is a must.
When you’ve worked up an appetite browsing through all the luxury goods, pop into Mandolin Aegean Bistro for delicious Greek and Turkish small plates on their charming patio. You can also check out new dining and nightlife hot spot Coyo Taco. Their Mexican street food takes a gourmet spin with dishes like duck carnitas tacos and ceviche tostadas.
With a charter bus rental from Charter Bus Company Miami, you can easily move a large group between the Design District’s many high-end shops without having to coordinate multiple cars or taxis. Leave the driving to us while you focus on shopping and dining!
No trip to Miami is complete without checking out the colorful Wynwood Arts District. This cutting-edge neighborhood is a mecca for street art. The Wynwood Walls feature eye-catching large-scale murals and graffiti art created by artists from around the world. Even the parking garages and sidewalks are turned into canvases. As you wander around admiring the outdoor art gallery, you’ll pass by hip art galleries, boutiques, eateries, and bars.
Some top spots to check out include Panther Coffee, a local favorite cafe; Gramps, an eclectic bar and music venue; and Kush, a popular spot for burgers and craft beers. You can’t miss the iconic El Patio restaurant, which is recognizable for the massive aluminum marlin sculpture above it. Their salsa bar and Latin fusion menu are local legend.
With vast outdoor murals and evolving street art, it’s impossible to see all of Wynwood in one visit. Having a charter bus rental allows you the flexibility to spend as much or as little time as you want exploring this trendy arts enclave without having to worry about parking or congested streets.
You can’t come to Miami and miss the beautiful beaches. And no beach highlights the city’s diversity and energy like world famous South Beach. Travel along the stunning shoreline known as Ocean Drive to see the vibrant art deco buildings and iconic hotels facing the turquoise waters. Stop for an acai bowl at Lovache or rent a bike to cruise up and down the palm-tree lined boulevard.
At night, South Beach comes alive with a buzzing nightlife scene. Head to Mango’s Tropical Cafe for a fun night of salsa dancing and live entertainment. Or check out a show at the iconic Fillmore Miami Beach, housed in a restored art deco theater. You’ll have easy access to all the dining, drinking and dancing that makes South Beach such a vibrant destination when you rely on charter bus transportation.
After a late night out, you can sleep in a bit the next morning without worry, as your charter bus will wait on your schedule. Avoid the headaches of finding parking and simply enjoy South Beach’s beautiful scenery and entertainment thanks to the comfort of group transportation.
For a taste of Mediterranean architecture and charm, visit the beautiful neighborhood of Coral Gables. This upscale enclave southwest of downtown Miami was envisioned by real estate developer George Merrick as a “City Beautiful.” Today it’s home to many contemporary art galleries, high-end shops, and gourmet restaurants.
Stroll along picturesque Giralda Plaza and stop in one of the many art galleries nearby. Try Books & Books for a great selection of reads or investigate the Museum of Coral Gables History housed in the city’s first public library building. When hunger strikes, grab a bite at one of the chic eateries along Ponce de Leon Boulevard such as OB House or The Local Cuban Restaurant.
Don’t let navigating unfamiliar streets stress you out. Renting a charter bus means you’ll have a professional driver ready to smoothly transport your group between Coral Gables’ shops and dining spots. Sit back and soak in the beautiful architecture and charming ambiance while avoiding parking headaches and traffic.
Adjacent to Coral Gables, Coconut Grove offers scenic waterside parks and a trendy village-like neighborhood center. Kick back and relax while admiring the views at Bayshore Park or Barnacle Historic State Park. Treat your taste buds to Greek fare and homemade baklava at Mykonos Restaurant or tasty tacos at Lokal Coconut Grove. The Streelie is a great place for locally sourced coffee and healthy bites.
On Saturdays, don’t miss the Coconut Grove Arts Festival held each February. You can browse original works by over 360 artists while enjoying live music, drinks and food from local vendors. The neighborhood’s tropical vibe also comes alive each June during the Great Tropical Grove Bed Race and Goombay Festival’s celebrations of Bahamian culture.
Coconut Grove’s charm comes with limited parking and tight roads. But your group can take it all in with room to spare thanks to charter bus transportation. Leave driving duties to the pros and enjoy this trendy village stress-free!
Brickell offers a more modern, cosmopolitan vibe than many Miami neighborhoods. As the city’s major financial district, you’ll be surrounded by sleek high-rises and new, upscale developments. But there’s plenty of amenities for travelers too. Brickell City Centre houses shops, restaurants, lounges and a cinema for enjoying in your downtime.
Foodies will have their choice of eclectic eateries like Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Overtown and two outposts of Pubbelly’s popular gastropub. Perricone’s is a great spot for a dressy Italian dinner. When you’re ready for fun, check out Sugar Rooftop Bar’s incredible views and craft cocktails or dance the night away at E11even, an immersive 24-hour nightclub.
Brickell’s central location makes it a convenient home base for exploring Greater Miami. But let Charter Bus Company Miami navigate the busy streets while you experience the best of this modern neighborhood in comfort and style!
Overtown was historically the epicenter of black culture in Miami during the era of segregation. Though the neighborhood declined in the late 20th century, today it is experiencing a cultural revival. Check out colorful new murals throughout the area, many of which depict community leaders and celebrate local history. The Historic Lyric Theater now hosts live jazz, comedy and other performances after undergoing major renovations.
Local eateries like House of Mac and Jackson Soul Food draw crowds craving homestyle cooking. Or stop into Red Rooster Overtown for celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s take on classic soul food with a gourmet twist. On weekends, don’t miss the Overtown Arts and Music Festival or Overtown Music and Arts Festival to experience local talent.
Overtown continues to enrich Miami’s cultural landscape. Experience all it has to offer without transportation worries thanks to Charter Bus Company Miami’s group travel options!