If you’re heading out on a cruise from Miami, plan one day (or a few) to check out the Miami sights. We’ve rounded up a few activities that we think you’ll enjoy!

Cuban food is king in Miami, and you won’t have trouble finding places to get a Cuban sandwich. We suggest a stop at Havana 1957 on Ocean Drive. A bit touristy but still fun, Havana 1957 won’t disappoint with its extensive Cuban menu and 1950s decor. The plantain chips (mariquitas) are delicious, as is breakfast! If you’re craving seafood, then head to iconic Joe’s Stone Crab, widely considered the best seafood in Miami. Chalan on the Beach satisfies with homestyle Peruvian fare and great tasting ceviche. For tacos, try Bodega, which serves a unique Mexican-inspired menu from an Airstream repurposed as an indoor kitchen; be warned, the port-a-potty door leads to a hidden club and bar!

To work off the delicious food, rent bikes (or borrow ones from your hotel) and head out on the bike path at Lummus Park. You can ride from 5th St. all the way to 23rd St. When you see the boardwalk, walk your bike as locals will shout at you if you miss the ‘No Riding Bicycles on the Boardwalk’ signs. (Don’t ask us how we know this.)

People Watch
Gawking is somewhat of an accepted practice, and there is no shortage of opportunities for people watching in South Beach. You know about the South Beach night clubs, but we’ve heard that the SLS pool is the place to be. Check with your hotel concierge for the most up-to-date intel on the best places to go.

You might think we’re talking about the yacht scene because Miami is known for its yachting. But we have some faster boats in mind. If you have extra time, consider an airboat tour of the Everglades. The night tours offer the perfect blend of eeriness and excitement.

Finally, but probably the most important, spend time relaxing on the gorgeous Miami beaches. You’ll need some rest and relaxation before your cruise adventure begins!