The wide range of Miami Attractions center around an invigorating mix of astounding natural beauty, chic entertainment, and a thriving local arts scene…
Villa Vizcaya: Lavishly decorated by its millionaire owner in the 1910s, it has been run as an art museum in Miami-Dade County since 1952. Only a 20-minute-drive from the beach, it's a must-see destination. (Bonus trivia: Pope John Paul II met with President Ronald Reagan and his wife here in 1987.)
Coral Gables Venetian Pool Coral Gables, FL Why It’s Cool: History is preserved at this 820,000-gallon man-made lagoon, carved from a coral rock quarry in 1924. The founding father of Coral Gables—George Merrick—designed the pool, which is surrounded by Venetian-style architecture and tropical foliage. Fed daily with springwater, it features two waterfalls, coral caves, even grottoes. Interesting Fact: It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Vizcaya Museum is a National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916-1925. Today, the extraordinary European-inspired estate includes a Main House filled with art and furnishings, 10 acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock (native forest), and a historic village. Enjoy buy one, get one free admission at this museum during May's #MiamiMuseum Month. #Museum #Miami #Thingstodo #Art