Top Ten Free Things to Do in Miami

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Miami is a lot of things -- a bastion of beautiful people, a tropical paradise, the road rage capital of the free world. One thing it isn't, however, is cheap. And while some Miamians have beau coup bucks to throw around, if you're reading this, we're guessing you're not one of them.

The good news for broke folks is there's more free fun to be had than you might imagine. Here are our top ten free things to do in Miami (hint: a great page to bookmark for your next OK Cupid hangout).

See also: The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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10. The beach. Duh.
It's why we live here, obvs. But way too many of us fail to take advantage of the paradisiacal year-round asset that makes our friends up North weep with envy. How long has it been since you've had a beach day? Probably way too long. Pick your pleasure -- there are plenty of options, from bare-assed Haulover to booze-drenched SoBe.

Bill Citara
9. Check out Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
Unlike the (worth every penny) $25 admission fee to Fairchild, the Beach's botanical treasure is gratis. Stroll the gorgeous green space and escape Miami madness for an afternoon.

Location Info


Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Biltmore Hotel & Resort

1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

Kennedy Park

2400 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL

Category: General

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Wynwood Walk

N. Miami Ave. & NW 23rd St., Miami, FL

Category: General

Whole Foods Market

6701 Red Road, South Miami, FL

Category: General

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

SoundScape Park

400 17th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

Earth 'n' Us Farm

7630 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

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HEYYY No fair! Immediately after the Yoga classes at Bayfront Park there is a free Capoeira class (Saturdays at 10:30) in the same pavilion taught by one of our great local Mestres, Zé com Fome! 

And there are often other free Capoeira & Samba & Salsa events (ArtWalk Little Havana sometimes has them) all over town sometimes.

Erin Crites
Erin Crites

Jo Jo DeSerio Jones, have you been to #1? Let's go!

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

12. @miaminewtimes tweet ups (duh) 13. Ladies night - Wednesdays at @woodtavern 4 hours 14. Boating! Make friends with boats (better than owning one) 15. Bike rides! Mass transit 16. Bass Museum Friday nights (idk the deets) 17. Local art shows like @yomiami Average Joes Art sale or @youandiarelove 's monthly show at TSL lounge 18. Sunsets - find a higher vantage point, sit, watch. 19. Join Thrillist email list. Alcohol companies are always throwing free parties in Miami ... Just get on the Thrillist so you can get on the list! 20. Get stoned and do anything or nothing at all, it'll be awesome either way

Bianca Olivadoti
Bianca Olivadoti

Katie Stump check out number four - it's walking distance.

Lauren Reskin
Lauren Reskin

11. Almost every in-store event at Sweat Records is free. Second Tuesdays Casa de Haha comedy night is going five years strong.

Brad Beaty
Brad Beaty

Anything you listed that involves Miami beach isn't free. Much less any beach, you'll always have to pay for parking.

Staci Handelman
Staci Handelman

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