Let’s be honest here – we are always on a “budget.” Even if we don't like to admit it and we go out every second we get there are times when we need just sit down, relax and save some money! In preparation for the summer I have put together a few fun things you can do in Miami on budget.
1. Go to the beach, duh: Whether it’s South Beach or Crandon Park in Key Biscayne you have to hang out by the beach. All you need to do is bring some friends, a few sandwiches and find parking. The last one might be a bit difficult, but so worth it.
2. Check out Viernes Culturales (Cultural Friday’s): On the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues from 7 – 11 p.m. is Viernes Culturales. This night is all about enjoying music and discovering works of art from local artists. The event is free, but you could also enjoy a nice dinner or wine in one of Little Havana’s restaurants!
3. Take your best friend to the dog beach: When I say best friend I mean your canine best friend. My personal favorite right now is the dog beach in Key Biscayne right after the first bridge. You can take them off the leash and hang out with other awesome dog owners.
4. Head over to PAMM: If you have never been to PAMM then head over on the first Thursday of the month because it’s free! There are also free tours so make sure to check them out.
5. Feeling the art scene? Then head over to one of Miami’s art walks: There are several art walks you can check out throughout the month. A few of my favorites are the Coral Gables Gallery Night (first Friday of the month), Wynwood Art Walk (second Saturday of the month) and Bird Road Art Walk (third Saturday of the month).
6. If you are looking to stay in shape then practice some yoga: Bayfront Park is on of the most popular destinations for some awesome free yoga because of the awesome view. Head over there are Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays at 9 a.m.
7. Head over to Biscayne National Park: Here you can scuba dive and snorkel among a colorful coral reef! Make sure to ask one of the rangers some tricks on how to spot manatees and dolphins.
8. Travel to the Everglades: With 1.5 million acres of swamps, sawgrass prairies and sub-tropical jungles there is tons to explore at the Everglades. This park is actually home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee! And admission is only $10 per car.