72 Hours in Miami

Miami, on the southeastern end of Florida, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Full of rich culture, nightlife, entertainment and natural beauty, Miami’s a great place to spend your vacation time. With so much to do, you won’t have a difficult time finding things to fill your schedule, but what if you only have the weekend? Even with only 72 hours in Miami, you don’t have to miss a thing. Here is Fox’s latest "72 Hours in..." post with a list of how to pack it all into your three days in Miami and leave knowing you’ve done all the things!

Beaches: With over 16 public beaches available to meet all your needs — family, quiet, pets, etc. — you have your pick of views and places to lounge.

South Beach: not just a place, but a destination in its own right, South Beach is a mecca of brunches and dinners, night clubs, museums and shops. You need to visit it to get a real taste of South Florida history and culture.

Little Havana: it’s like a small piece of Cuba in Florida, full of culture and food, music and shops. It’s a must-see when in Miami.

Animals: not only is there sea life to view from boats, but you can also tour the Seaquarium, walk through Jungle Island or visit the Miami Zoo. For kids or adults, at least visit one to get a taste for east coast ocean education.

Sports: Marlin Park is the baseball home of the Florida Marlins, so if you’re a sports or baseball lover, you’ll want to at least get an outdoor view of this beautiful stadium. If football is more your thing, visit Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins.

State Parks: there are too many to list, but be sure to add at least one to your list. Each varies in size and variety and inclusion but they are all beautiful ways to spend at least a couple of hours in your 72 hours in Miami.

Cape Florida Lighthouse: one of the remaining light house structures in the area, this lighthouse has guided tours available, and it’s beach location alone is worth the visit.

Head inland: the intercostal waterway is a relaxing way to experience a quieter lifestyle outside of Miami, with many options of dinner along the water or a boat cruise of varying lengths. 

Key Biscayne: Known as the “Key,” it’s a peaceful area away from the nightlife and shopping where you can stroll at leisure or if you want to be more activity, rent bicycles for a ride on the many paths through the beaches and parks.

Miami is a great place to visit without a schedule, going from one place to another until your time is as full as you wish it to be. If you’d rather just relax at your hotel, there are many accommodations available that will fit your bill and budget.

For even more recommendations all with photos, head over to our 72 Hours in Miami Pinterest board.

Contact Fox if you’re in the Miami area. With our five Florida locations, we’ll be able to help you travel with a discount rental car that fills your needs. 

Enjoy Miami and travel safe!