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20 Things to Do in Upstate New York in Fall

Hudson River valley in Autumn New York State

Are you planning a trip to Upstate New York in fall? If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting all year to see those autumn leaves in action!

New York is such a large state with lots of big cities and small towns and it can be overwhelming to know where to start researching for your trip… and unless you’ve got about six months of unlimited time, you don’t want to waste a moment. 

Whether you’re a history buff, an art aficionado, a nature lover, or a little bit of all three, we’ve created a guide packed with over 20 unique ways to explore the great state of New York in autumn. 

So if you’re taking a quick day trip from NYC or are finally crossing Niagra Falls off of your bucket list, we’ve got it covered. 

You may also like our chock-full 4-day NYC itinerary.

Best Time to Visit Upstate New York for Fall

There isn’t really a bad time to visit, it’s more about what you hope to get out of your trip the most.

Autumn officially kicks off around September 20th, with the fall foliage really coming to life from late September to late October so if that’s at the top of your list, plan your trip in the earlier part of the season.

Upstate fall weather in September can still have deliciously warm afternoons with cool and crisp mornings and evenings, but if you want those cooler New York State fall temperatures so you can shamelessly indulge in pumpkin spice lattes and oversized cozy sweaters, arrive in October. 

If you like short days and long nights and can’t wait for the snowy season, you can get a sneak peek by coming in November, where the upstate climate can begin to see snowfall sooner than many other parts of the country. 

Fun Things to do in Upstate New York in Fall

If You Want a Short Drive From NYC 

If you’re planning a visit to The Big Apple this autumn, you’ll already probably have a full itinerary of amazing things to do. However, it is well worth clearing a day or two of your schedule to take one of these fall day trips from NYC. 

Check out this guide if you’re looking for fun things to do in NYC in the fall. 

1. Overlook Mountain, Catskills

Home to Dirty Dancing and Woodstock, the Catskills are among the most infamous parts of upstate New York.

You can get there from Manhattan in about 2.5 hours by car or by taking the Metro-North Hudson Line from Harlem to Poughkeepsie, transfer to the KPL-NB bus to Kingston, and transfer to the Z-WB bus to Woodstock.

If you’re a nature lover, look no further than very popular Overlook Mountain to get amazing views of the Hudson River Valley and the treetops in all of their color-changing glory.

While in the Catskills, you should also check out Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bronck Museum, and the Hudson-Athens lighthouse.

Aerial view of fall foliage along the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York along Five State Lookout.439076974_l-2015

2. Hudson Valley, Westchester

If seeing New York State fall foliage is on your bucket list, taking a helicopter tour of the Hudson Valley will change your life. 

As Billy Joel sang, “I’m taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River Line, cause I’m in a New York state of mind”, but you don’t need to Greyhound, you just need to take the Metro-North Harlem line to White Plains, transfer to the Bee-Line 12 bus to Westchester County Airport, and the helicopter will meet you there. 

Not only will you get a bird’s eye view of the most beautiful time of the year, but this will give any adrenaline-junkie the ultimate rush too. 

Plus, think about those amazing snaps that you’ll get for the ‘gram!

Hudson River valley in Autumn New York State

3. Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze, Croton-on-Hudson

The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor is a must-see sight if you’re going to be in upstate New York in October; the even runs from mid-September to mid-October

The manor is filled with 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns that are hand-carved by the on-site artists.

Can you think of a better way to get in the Halloween spirit?!

From Manhattan, take the Metro-North Hudson line from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon to get there. 

Not only will you be in something that seems like it is out of The Nightmare Before Christmas but you’re also going to be tucked in an amazing 18th century (maybe haunted?) manor and grounds so keep your eyes open for anything spooky lurking in a corner.

Love Hallowe’en? Check out our guide on things to do in October for spooky-specific US activities and events.

If You Need a Family Friendly Option

Finding something that everyone in the family will enjoy when taking a trip away is always a struggle, so if you’re looking for fall vacation spots that tick off the family-friendly list, check out these options.

4. The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester

The Strong National Museum of Play is an interactive museum that caters to children but holds something for everyone in your group. 

The kids and parents can touch, explore, learn, and play amongst the 100,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive exhibit space.

Be sure to visit the very popular National Toy Hall of Fame, Butterfly Garden, and the World Video Game Hall of Fame during your trip.

They frequently hold events and bring in new exhibits so check the calendar before you plan your trip so you don’t miss out on anything special.

5. Children’s Museum of Oswego, Oswego 

If little ones outnumber the adults in your party, a day at the Children’s Museum of Oswego is a great idea to let the kids run wild and get immersed in a world that was made just for them. 

Geared to kids up to 12, this museum is all about inclusive, hands-on, multi-sensory exhibits that allow children to have fun and learn simultaneously.

Your kids (and you) can learn about agriculture, weather patterns, recycling, and even make some arts and crafts to take home and remember your day.

They also have a monthly sensory-friendly session as well as accessibility for differently-abled individuals and visitors with additional needs such as accessible bathrooms and noise reducing headphones.

6. Old Macdonald’s Farm, Sackets Harbor 

Old MacDonald’s Farm has a lot more to it than the song says! 

Everyone in the family will find something they love at the farm; you’ll be spoiled for choice.

You can visit with over 200 friendly farm animals, jump around in the bounce house, take a hayride around the farm, play 9-hole mini golf, and check out the Reindeer Christmas Village year round.

If you visit the farm in the fall you can also wander through the two corn mazes and pick your own pumpkins.

No matter what time of year you go, the freshly made on-site ice cream will always be a good idea.

For the Sports Fan in Your Group

 In fall, a trip to New York doesn’t have to be all pumpkins and pretty trees if you don’t want it to be.

Upstate New York has so much to offer that the average vacationer might not realize–like numerous museums and Hall of Fames to many any sports lover feel like they’ve just found a little piece of heaven. 

7. Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

Tucked into the idyllic Cooperstown resides the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is visited by over 300,000 baseball fans each year to relive the best of America’s National Pastime.

With 40,000 preserved artifacts and over 3 million items in the library, you’ll barely scratch the surface with your visit – but you can always come back for more. 

Any baseball fan would appreciate a guided tour to make sure they get the most out of the museum, and for the die-hard fan you can get a personalized tour that spotlights their favorite team, including some behind the scenes moments that the general public won’t get to see.

8. Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid

You don’t have to be a die-hard sports fan to love the Olympics, and the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is the perfect place to relive a little of that glory. 

Here you can explore the history of the two-time winter Olympic host through the artifacts, photographs, exhibits, and videos.

Exhibits include Lake Placid Medals, Quest for Speed, History of Whiteface, Miracle on Ice, Sliding Sport, Olympic and Parade Uniforms and more.

Athletes still train year-round at the Olympic Center, so keep your eyes peeled and phone charged to snap a selfie with any familiar faces when you visit. 

If You Want Spend Time in the Great Outdoors During Fall in U

To see the best fall colors in upstate New York, you only have to do one thing – go outside and enjoy one of the best fall vacation spots.

With hundreds of thousands of miles to explore, you could spend the entire season hiking and not even begin to scratch the surface of all this part of the world has to offer. 

If you want to find some of the best hiking trails on the East Coast, this guide will help.

9. Adirondack State Park, Adirondack Mountains

There is nothing more synonymous with New York in the fall than the Adirondack Mountains, and the Adirondack State Park is a great spot to get the best experience. 

Leaf peepers will rejoice because as far as your eyes can see, there will be a sunset of colors in the trees as you hike up the mountains (especially if you hike up Mt. Marcy, the highest point in the state of New York!)

With thousands of miles of rivers and streams and thousands of miles of land to hike, you’ll never get tired of exploring this beautiful place. 

The most popular spots include Whiteface Mountain, Gore Mountain, Mount Marcy, and Ausable Chasm; don’t leave them off your list.

Alpine scene in the Adirondacks Mountains, New York

10. Letchworth State Park, Castile

Called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park has everything you could want, especially when you want to see some waterfalls while in New York.

Get lost in the 14,427-acre park with 66 miles of hiking trails, lush forests, three major waterfalls (and fifty smaller ones), where visitors can go hiking, camping, horseback riding, biking, white-water rafting, and even ride in a hot air balloon.

Letchworth Bird Conservation Area is within the park, Audubon enthusiasts should keep a look out for bald eagles, black-capped chickadees, great blue herons, pine warblers, turkey vultures, and yellow-billed cuckoos.

The park also frequently holds events such as a monarch butterfly release, guided nature walks, a mushroom walk and more.

Autumn view of the Genesee River and Middle Falls from Inspiration Point, in Letchworth State Park, New York.482000070.l.2015

11. Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg

Taughannock Falls State Park is named for its gorgeous 215ft waterfall (33 feet higher than Niagara!), but that’s only one of many things that make this park so unique. 

Depending on whether you take a gorge or rim trail, you’ll find amazing views from up above the falls to see the park in all its wondrous fall color or from below at the end of the gorge trail.

Whether you’re hiking in a group or on your own, take advantage of their cell phone tour by calling 607-216-6062 to learn about the history and ins-and-outs of the park.

Don’t miss the view of Taughannock Falls from the Falls Overlook, it’s the most popular spot for a reason.

You can also stay in a cabin or on the campsite to truly immerse yourself until it shuts for the season in mid-October. 

12. Niagara Falls, Niagara

You cannot visit upstate New York in autumn without going to Niagara Falls; the views, the colors, and of course, the falls, it’s one of those places that doesn’t need much introduction

It is a group of three waterfalls that border New York and Canada; the largest is Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America, and the smaller two are American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

In this guided tour, you’ll take a ride on the Maid of the Mist and see the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Niagara Falls State Park, Goat Island, Luna Island, Terrapin Point, Three Sisters Islands, Whirlpool State Park, and finally the grand finale: Niagara Falls. 

The Maid of the Mist closes by early November, so be sure to get your tickets and plans booked in advance. 

American side of Niagara Falls.Depositphotos_4874710_l-2015

For the Art Aficionado 

Art lovers will be in paradise if any of these spots are on the itinerary; between the artful colors of the world and the masterpieces inside of the galleries and museums, what more could one want?

Even though New York City is seen as more of an epicenter for all things art-related, don’t underestimate what the rest of the state offers.

13. Storm King Art Center, New Windsor

If you don’t want to sacrifice a moment outdoors but still want to take in fantastic modern and contemporary art, Storm King Art Center is a perfect place to go. 

The outdoor exhibit takes its name from the nearby Storm King Mountain and spans over 500 acres of hills, meadows, forests, and manicured lawns with permanent installations and changing exhibits. 

The landscape was specifically designed to be a consistently changing backdrop to the art installations on the grounds whether its the wetlands or the woods.

Here you can see the best that the nature of upstate New York has to offer and works of art by top visionary artists in the country. 

14. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning 

Not only is the Corning Museum of Glass a top-rated museum with half a million visitors annually, but it is also the most comprehensive collection and leading library on glass and one of the top glassworking schools in the world.

As a visitor, you can get hands-on at the Innovation Center to learn the science and technology within the world of glass, watch a hot glass or flameworking demo, and even make glass yourself!

Despite the delicate nature of glass, this museum caters to all ages and has programs geared to younger visitors so everyone can find something to enjoy here as you explore 3500 years of the history of glass.

Warm on a cold fall day by blasting glass with a hot flame!

Want to see what it’s like before you go? They live stream their events showing things like guest demonstrations and new techniques.

15. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown

The Fenimore Art Museum, named after the American writer James Fenimore Cooper, is dedicated to American art in all forms; from fine art to folk collection to photography and everything in between this museum has it.

Set in a gorgeous, classic American village and house in a 1933 mansion, just visiting the museum and its surrounding town is almost a work of art within itself, especially during fall.

With permanent exhibits and changing ones, there is always something new to see to inspire you to return again and again. Check out what’s on in fall.

The Fenimore Art Museum’s garden terrace looks out over the Otsego Lake, the inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass” and is often a highlight of the trip!

The Fenimore Café allows dining on the garden terrace, among the fall tones and landscape.

Fenimore Art Museum is a popular proposal and wedding venue so you are planning to pop the question this fall, consider Fenimore.

If You’re an American History Buff

New York was one of the original thirteen colonies, so it is no surprise that this state is teeming with historical sites, artifacts, and dedicated places.

If you want to combine a little history lesson for the kids to brush up on some famous sites for yourself, be sure to add these to the list when you plan your trip to NY in autumn. 

16. Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls

The birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement was in Seneca Falls in 1848 at the Women’s Rights Convention, so it makes sense that this is also where the Women’s Rights National Historical Park lives. 

You can go on your own or take a ranger tour of the home of the convention’s main organizer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the site of the convention itself, the M’Clintock House, the Suffragette Centennial Exhibit, and more.

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the landscape around this historical park as you work your way around the tour.

You can also view the collections of artifacts spanning from things recovered during archaeological investigations of the park sites to items created or used by the First Women’s Rights Convention attendees.

Although the park centers on the struggles and triumphs of the suffragettes, it also teaches us about how far women have come in the centuries since – and how far we still have to go.

The museum puts on lectures and events so check out the website to see what’s on this fall.

Womens Rights National Musem Upstate NY.Depositphotos_210733872_l-2015

17. National Warplane Museum, Geneseo

The National Warplane Museum is a museum that focuses on WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam-era aircraft and equipment, as well as the stories of those who served in those wars.

The collection includes seven planes, one searchlight, and one amphibious truck; the museum also hosts a slew of events throughout the year, including an airshow.

You can even schedule a ride in a historic aircraft to slip back a few decades and get a fantastic bird’s eye view of the spectacular land underneath at the same time.

This New York museum hosts a number of events including musicals so check the website calendar to see what’s on during your fall visit.

18. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater

On the site of the infamous battle of Saratoga now lies the Saratoga National Historical Park.

You can ride your bike around the park to take in the views, climb the Saratoga Monument, get lost in the Victory Woods, go hiking on the Wilkinson trail, tour the Phillip Schuyler Country Estate, see the collections of artifacts, and more. 

You can download the free app for the audio tour to really learn the history as you walk or bike around the park to truly understand the meaning behind all of the stops.

Check before you go ahead; if you’re lucky, you might get to catch a re-enactment on the battlefield!

19. Genesee Country Village and Museum, Genesee 

New York state’s largest living history museum, the Genesee Country Village and Museum, covers over 600 acres and is fully dedicated to 19th-century life.

Costumed interpreters work in the 68 buildings in the village, where they bring the town to life for visitors to step back a few centuries back in time. 

At the pottery, cooper shop, tinsmith, and blacksmith, you can see live demonstrations, sit in the one-room schoolhouse, and watch life unfold as it would have in the 19th century in the Village Square.  

If you want to enjoy your time outdoors, the nature center has five miles of themed nature trails and 175 acres of wildlife habitat to explore.

Preparing food with apples is one of the popular fall activities enjoyed here at Genesee.

Get a ticket to the Genesee Country Village & Museum and experience it for yourself.

If You Want the Quintessential Fall Experience 

Fall isn’t truly fall until you’ve successfully visited at least one pumpkin patch, gone apple picking, braved a haunted mansion, and got lost in a corn maze. 

Luckily New York in fall is the place to be to get that classic taste of the best time of the year with an abundance of choices for each, like the ones we’ve chosen below. 

For more amazing things to do in the USA in October, read this guide.

21. Twin Star Orchards, New Paltz

What do apple picking, craft cider, wood fire pizzas, and burgers all have in common?

Honestly, not a lot, but you can get all of them at Twin Star Orchards

You can pick your own “ugly” apples once apple season kicks off at the end of August and goes through to late October, and with ten varieties of apples, there will be something different in season every time you visit. 

They brew all of their ciders on-site using nothing but the apples from the orchards, so drink up; it’s practically one of your five a day.

They also have live music so check their schedule before you go to catch a show!

22. Pumpkinville, Great Valley

Everyone knows that the ultimate moment of autumn isn’t thanksgiving or even Halloween… it is pumpkin picking.

If you agree, a trip to Pumpkinville is definitely on the cards; they’re open from early September to the end of October. 

Whether you want to enjoy the farm animals and play area on a family-friendly trip or want to head out with your friends to the beer garden to try their craft beer, wine slushies, and hard cider, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

23. Pure Terror Scream Park, Monroe

Are you looking to scare yourself into oblivion this Halloween season? Pure Terror Scream Park is the place to make it happen for anyone 10 and up.

It has ten different haunted houses on the property, each with its own terrifying theme redesigned each year, so you get a unique experience every time you go.

They’re only open on the weekend from mid-September to Halloween, so don’t wait to buy your tickets and miss out on an ultimate Halloween experience.

24. Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze, Ticonderoga

Get lost (but hopefully not for too long) in Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze by yourself or with your friends and family this fall season.

Open from early September to mid-October, and the six-acre life-sized corn maze is a life-sized puzzle that you can only find your way out of by connecting the clues to lead you to the exit. 

The maze is divided into two parts, a smaller, simpler part to ease you into it and the main maze, which takes about an hour to complete; there is also a kiddie maze for any little ones in your group. 

Final Thoughts

We barely scratched the surface of all of the amazing things that upstate New York has to offer in autumn.

Whether you want to spend time in the great outdoors, take a step back in time, or getting scared out of your wits, you’ll find it all here.

If you’re looking for more to do in New York, read this guide of 100 things to do in New York State. 

Upstate New York in Fall

38 Festive Things to do at Christmas in Miami

Christmas in Miami - Christmas tree with palm trees

Parades, light shows, shopping, events and partying! This guide to Christmas in Miami details the most festive things to do for everyone including family-friendly activities and big kids only fun.

Miami in December is the perfect time to visit for those seeking sun, sand and Santa. Forget snow and skiing, Miami is all about beach life by day and Christmas movies or cocktails by night.

For ease, we’ve split our guide on things to in Miami in December into outdoors, indoors, family and adult sections.

You may also like our article, how to spend one day in Miami.

Traveling to Miami in December: What to Know

Miami in December Weather

Escape the dreary, cold winter and head to Miami in December for a vacation filled with beautiful weather. 

Temperatures usually hover in the upper 70’s and rarely dip below 50 degrees.

Expect to pay a little more for tickets for your tropical Miami vacation – winter is considered the peak travel time for the Sunshine State, but it’s well worth the extra expense.

Start planning your trip about three months in advance to get the best deals. 

If you visit around the holidays, don’t be surprised if someone wishes you a “Merry Chrima.” 

It’s the standard holiday greeting in Miami. 

Things to do at Christmas in Miami

Outdoor Winter Activities in Miami 

1. SoundScape Cinema Series

The City of Miami Beach hosts weekly outdoor movies at SoundScape Park every Wednesday evening from November to May. 

Grab a blanket and head to the park for an outdoor movie night.

2. Miami Shores Living Nativity 

See a live reenactment of Jesus’ birth set in downtown Miami at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church‘s free live nativity performance. 

3. Parasail over Biscayne Bay

End your year with a rush of adrenaline as you soar 400 feet above the deep blue waters of Biscayne Bay on a once-in-a-lifetime parasailing experience

The experience includes a one-hour boat ride, parasailing session, and photos. 

4. Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Take advantage of Miami’s tropical climate at the famous Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

For just $5 you can explore the 3-acre urban garden filled with lush flowering trees, palms, and fountains during a quiet winter morning.

5. Winter Fishing

Forget ice fishing in the winter. 

Miami offers endless fishing opportunities year-round and plenty of deep-sea fishing trips for the most dedicated anglers. 

6. Check Out Some of the Swankiest Miami Real Estate

Ever wonder how the rich and famous decorate for the holidays? 

The City Cruise to Millionaire’s Homes & Venetian Islands boat tour will give you a chance to gawk at the finest Miami real estate as you enjoy a beautiful day on the water. 

7. Snorkeling

If you have some time on your hands, head down to Key West for a day of snorkeling in Florida’s warm tropical waters and exploring the local community. 

The Key West Full-Day Trip with Snorkeling tour gives travelers a chance to beat the winter blues and admire colorful coral reefs and Caribbean vibes.  

8. Head to a Miami Beach for Winter Sun

With temperatures still comfortably warm in December, visitors can have a nice day relaxing on one of Miami’s many public beaches such as the popular South Beach and Biscayne Bay or the quieter North Beach.

Visit Sunny Isles Beach for a stroll along Newport Fishing Pier or Hobie for windsurfing.

South Beach, Miami Beach. Florida

Christmas in Miami Kid-Friendly Activities

9. Pinto’s Farm

A Miami family favorite, Pinto’s Farm Winterland at the Farm annual event is a great way to spend an afternoon with the little ones. 

Take them to meet Santa and a few of his friends, explore the twinkling forest, and go on exciting rides all at this family-friendly destination. 

10. Deering Holiday Wonderland

The historic Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay celebrates the holidays with events and festive decor all December. 

Visitors can sip hot chocolate and explore the grounds and maybe catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. 

There are also adult only events with cocktails and live entertainment, but you’ll want to check the schedule before you go. 

11. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Like the Deering Estate, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is another relic of Miami’s past that’s still shining today. 

The Italian-style estate has immense gardens and special holiday events.

12. Sporting Events

Cheer on Miami’s NFL football team, the Miami Dolphins, or catch a Miami Heat basketball game while you’re in town. 

There are also plenty of Florida Panthers hockey games every December.

13. Santa’s Enchanted Forest

For an all-out Christmas extravaganza, take the kids to Santa’s Enchanted Forest theme park for tons of rides, live shows, holiday displays, and much more. 

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Miami Light Shows and Parades

14. NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Every year, the 83-acre Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland filled with impressive holiday light displays. 

The annual NightGarden exhibit features talking trees, ethereal sound effects, and even an augmented reality game. 

15. Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

See some wild animals and a wild light display at Zoo Miami’s annual holiday celebration.

Visitors can go on boat rides, get a photo with Santa, and enjoy live entertainment.  

16. Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens decks its botanical garden out with thousands of twinkling lights for the holidays. 

17. King Mango Strut Parade

The annual King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove is perhaps the weirdest parade you’ll ever attend.

It’s full of oddballs and outcasts who meander through Coconut Grove on the last Sunday of each year. 

18. Bayfront Park

If you happen to be downtown, head over to Bayfront Park to see the city’s massive Christmas tree decorated in a unique Miami style. 

December Art and Culture

19. Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival 

The Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival at Jungle Island features 13 acres of illuminated Chinese Lanterns for a beautiful nighttime experience. 

Visitors also get food, cocktails, and live entertainment. 

20. Art Basel Fair

The annual Art Basel Fair in December at the Miami Beach Convention Center is a huge contemporary art fair that displays work by more than 4,000 artists from 36 countries. 

21. Wynwood Art Walk and Market

Take a tour of the Wynwood Art District’s unique graffiti-lined streets or explore the 75,000 square-foot open-air shopping venue called Wynwood Marketplace that’s filled with dozens of local vendors. 

22. Miami City Ballet Nutcracker Performance

Need to get in the holiday spirit? 

Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker features world-class dancers performing a classic Christmas production on stage. 

23. Winter Shorts at City Theater

If you don’t want to sit through a long performance, head to City Theatre Miami for its famous winter shorts performances. 

The shorts only last for about 10 minutes before the next show starts. 

24. Art Outside

Public artworks dot the landscape in Collins Park and around The Bass Museum of Art thanks to the Art Outside outdoor exhibition that was curated in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Adult-Only Christmas Events in Miami

25. Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl

Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and join in on a holiday-themed bar crawl through Miami

26. Matzoball 

Single on Christmas? Not a problem. Singles are welcome to attend the Society of Young Jewish Professionals’ annual Christmas Eve Matzoball in Miami that features live entertainment and plenty of chances to meet someone special. 

27. Noche Caliente Latin Night

Every Thursday night the Clevelander Hotel makes way for a Latin-themed party called Noche Caliente that features Latin music, drink specials, food, and plenty of dancing.

A Romantic Private Airplane Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable night flying above downtown Miami on a 45-minute private airplane tour for two as you sip on a complimentary bottle of champagne. 

Festive Restaurants and Bars in Miami

28. Matador Room

Christmas Eve at the Matador Room takes you back to the swanky side of Miami in the 1950s. 

Diners are served a four-course meal featuring locally sourced produce and Caribbean-inspired recipes.    

Be sure to make reservations ahead of time to get a table. 

29. Fiola

Treat yourself to a Michelin-starred Christmas meal at Fiola

The Italian restaurant presents a five-course Feast of the Seven Fishes traditional Christmas Eve meal with fresh seafood and Italian dessert. 

30. Sugarcane

With special seasonal drinks, holiday specials, and a Christmas Ice Cream Bar, a trip to Sugarcane for the holidays could be all you need to get in the Christmas spirit. 

31. Miracle Christmas Pop-up Bar

Holiday pop-up bars have become the latest winter trend to hit Miami. 

Try heading to Gramps for the famous Miracle Christmas pop-up bar

Miami is a hotbed of Christmas pop-up bars every year, so there will probably be a few more timely options to choose from during your December vacation. 

Christmas Shopping in Miami

32. Miami’s Design District 

Spoil everyone on your Christmas shopping list with something special from the Miami Design District

The District is home to luxury boutiques, excellent dining options, and contemporary art installations. 

33. Lincoln Road

Get your Christmas shopping done at some of the trendiest shops in South Florida’s open-air shopping destination called Lincoln Road

34. Sunset Corners

Get in the holiday spirit and pick up some spirits at Sunset Corners – considered the best shop for wine and spirits in Miami. 

35. Miracle Mile at Coral Gables

Just South of Miami is historic Coral Gables, a pedestrian-friendly shopping destination full of boutiques, restaurants, and other hidden gems outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami. 

36. Coco Walk in Coconut Grove

For shoppers who still want to spend a little time in nature, the Coco Walk in Coconut Grove is the perfect urban oasis that features a variety of local boutiques among lush, tropical gardens.  

37. Aventura Mall

Aside from great shopping, Aventura Mall also offers several world-class art installations that guests are free to explore as they shop.

38. Coconut Grove Artisanal Market

Every Friday night vendors, musicians, and chefs come out to St. Stephen’s Church for the Coconut Grove Artisanal Market where guests can shop around for hand-made products, unique jewelry, art, and more. 

Still not satisfied that Miami at Christmas is for you? Check out our warm places to visit in winter US guide.


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Haley Walters is a writer and avid traveler based in the Southeast. She has written about regional news and history in the South for five years.

20 Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

NYC Fall

Are you planning a trip to NYC this fall? It’s such an action-packed time of year that if you blink, you might miss something; there are holidays, festivals, events, and more – where do you even begin to make the most out of your trip?

Although New York is beloved year-round, it is incredibly wonderful in Autumn; as Tom Hanks’ character said in You’ve Got Mail, “Don’t you just love New York in the fall?”

Don’t waste your time figuring out the best way to experience fall in New York City; this guide will help you navigate through 20 things to do.

We’ll cover everything from the best spots to see the leaves change to the spookiest ghost tours in the city and everything in between – there is so much to do in New York in fall!

You may also like our jam-packed 4-day NYC itinerary and Upstate New York in fall.

Best Time to Visit NYC in Fall 

The autumn season technically runs roughly from September 21 to December 21, surprisingly but we tend to refer to fall as September, October and November.

November is sometimes included as part of the winter season.

However, New York weather will often have you believe that September is still part of summer, and the city will often reflect that.

If you can’t wait to wear a thick turtleneck and leather boots, you should aim to come no earlier than the end of September; New York fall temperatures vary.

Top of the Rock NYC

Still, you can expect from 76° to 61° in September, 64° to 50° in October, 55° to 42° in November, and 44° to 31° in December. 

If seeing those gorgeous colors on the leaves is your primary motivation, anywhere from mid-September to late October is a safe bet.

By November, a lot of the leaves will have already fallen from the trees. 

New York loves to celebrate a holiday, Halloween festivities will often start in mid-October, and Christmas lights start going up the week before Thanksgiving.

Since winter tends to fall under November and December, we’ve focused on September and October.

If you love Hallowe’en like us, check out our guide to the best places to go in October to get in the spirit, boom boom.

Best Things to do in New York in Fall

1. Visit Governor’s Island Before it Closes

Governor’s Island is popular with the locals for its big-name art installations, green spaces, and relaxing atmosphere but is often overlooked by tourists.

This 172-acre Island sits just south of Manhattan and to the west of Brooklyn and can only be accessed by ferry between May 31 and October 31.

You’ll feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of the city and get a fantastic view of the New York City skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty at the same time. 

Historic Governors Island New York City. Depositphotos_279326466_l-2015

2. Take a Hudson River Cruise 

If seeing New York in fall is on your bucket list, you might as well do it in style and take a Hudson River Cruise. 

There are many options; you can take a daytime or nighttime cruise, rent the boat out as a private event, enjoy a romantic date night or do something the whole family can enjoy. 

The Hudson River is on the west side of Manhattan and is famous for its views of the city and its fall foliage; it is like a feast for your eyes. 

You can even take a 1920’s Yacht Cruise to see the leaves in all of their colorful glory.

3. Rent a Rowboat in Central Park 

Is there a better way to spend fall in New York than in Central Park? You can stroll down the winding lanes, take a bike ride to cover more of the vast grounds, or, my personal favorite, take a rowboat ride at the Loeb Boathouse.

Whether you’re on a solo trip, a romantic getaway, or a family holiday, a trip on a rowboat will be a lasting memory, and at $20 per rowboat that seats 4 for an hour, it is an NYC bargain; the boathouse is only open until November so be sure to get a ride while you can. 

If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can rent a bike, giving you a better chance to see as many of the 843 acres as possible. 

If seeing NYC fall foliage is at the top of your “to-do” list, this is the place to be. 

Central Park NYC Boats

4. Visit the Brooklyn Book Festival 

Something about September and books just go hand in hand, don’t you think?

If you’re a book lover, you will adore the Brooklyn Book Festival

It is New York City’s largest free literary festival occurring annually at the end of September. 

It was created in 2006 as a free city-wide “hip, smart, and diverse” literary event. 

It has grown from that into an eight-day event that connects readers with authors, projects new authors into the spotlight, and brings a community of people who love books together.

Brooklyn Bridge Sunset Sunrise New York

5. Catch a Flick at the New York Film Festival

If you’re more into movies than books, don’t miss the New York Film Festival!

This annual 2-week event is always hosted at Lincoln Center, located on the Upper West Side on 66th street and Broadway. 

The NYFF has 25-30 feature-length films with various subjects and styles, documentaries, an experimental showcase, shorts, special events, and more. 

This is one of the most prestigious film events in the country. 

Passes go on sale in the summer and often sell quickly, so act fast if this is your idea of a perfect way to spend fall in NYC.

DUMBO Manhattan Bridge New York_

6. See a Broadway Show

Every summer, the Broadway season dwindles but always comes back with a roar in September with brand new plays and musicals. 

If you’ve got your eye on a specific show on a particular date, it is well worth buying tickets in advance – especially if there is a celebrity in the cast. 

If you’re feeling more casual, you can head to the TKTS booth in Times Square and get last-minute discounted tickets. 

If you don’t know where to start, you can always take a walking tour of the theatre district, learn about the history behind the shows and theatres, and get some tips on the must-see shows of the season. 

Times Square New York_

7. Taste the Feast of San Gennaro

The peak of NYC in fall is the Feast of San Gennaro.

It started in the early 20th century as a small gathering of Italian Immigrants to pay their respects to the San Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples, on September 19.

It is now an 11-day festival that falls in the latter half of the month and is a significant tourist attraction. 

It takes place in Little Italy, mainly on Mulberry Street, and features a full-on carnival with games, a parade, rides, and street vendors.

The most popular reason to go is the food; you cannot attend without trying the sausages, zeppole, and cannoli. There’s even a cannoli-eating contest! 

If you can’t get enough of Little Italy (and who can?!), take an Italian food tasting tour to eat your way through learning more about the history and culture. 

8. New York’s Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is one of the top fall activities in NYC; this iconic parade has been running since the 70s and will probably never stop. 

This is the world’s largest Halloween parade and is attended and watched by hundreds of thousands of people each year. 

Anyone can join in the parade, but you must be in costume; you’ll be joined by hundreds of giant puppets, dozens of bands playing music from around the world, and what will seem like every New Yorker in the city in their best costume!

Every year, a theme is decided, and the puppets are all crafted to match that theme. 

If you want to watch it, it takes place on Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street every Halloween night from 7-10.

9. Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade occurs annually in October, usually a week or two before Halloween. 

This is not your average Halloween dog parade; hundreds of New York’s furry best friends hit the streets dressed as cultural icons, topical events, avant-garde designs, and more. 

Whether you have a dog or not, many New Yorkers will tell you this is one of their favorite things to do in NYC in the fall. 

This parade features in our guide on things to do in October in the US.

10. Experience The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

If you like your Halloween to resemble Christmas, the Van Cortlandt Manor Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is the best of both worlds, well worth the trek (about a 1-hour drive north) outside of the city. 

The 17th property is lit up with over 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns hand-carved by a team of on-site artists. 

You’ll spend about 90 minutes taking in the sights and sounds – they even curate an original soundtrack for the synchronized light show; what could be a more excellent way to enjoy autumn in New York?

This event features in our guide to the best things to do in Upstate New York during fall.

11. Go to an NFL Game 

New York is home to two teams in the NFL, the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

Whether you’re a sports lover or not, if you can snag a ticket to one of these games, you are in for a treat.

Football season starts in early September and goes through early January, but tickets always sell fast, so you’ll need to plan if you want to attend a game.

 Both teams play their home games at the MetLife Stadium, which is actually in New Jersey, but you’ll be surrounded by so many New Yorkers you won’t even notice that you’ve crossed state lines.

12. Take a Haunted Mansion/Ghost Tour… If You Dare

New York has many haunted mansions and ghost tours to choose from if you want to get spooky. 

If you’re looking for a haunted house experience, try Blood Manor in the Lower East Side, Haunted Hayride in Randall’s Island, The Gravesend Inn in Dumbo, or Bane Haunted House in Midtown. 

If you want to get scared out of your wits while taking in the city sights, you can take a walking ghost tour; popular spots are Greenwich Village, Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Astoria, and Brooklyn Heights.

If you don’t fancy a ghost tour but still want to see the city at best at night, check out this comparison guide to the best NYC observations.

Empire State Building at Night NYC

13. Down a Pint at Oktoberfest

Even though New York is a few thousand miles away from Germany, you’d never know it once Oktoberfest hits!

The festival runs every year from mid-September to mid-October daily, and the beer, pretzels, & schnitzel are free-flowing. 

You can enjoy this celebration with adult friends or the whole family at the Watermark Bar in the Financial District, where you’ll also get some fantastic views. 

It’s free to attend, but you can reserve tables and express entry options if you’d like, and while you don’t have to, traditional dress is encouraged.

14. Run (or Watch) the NYC Marathon

You know it’s November when it’s time for the New York City Marathon; this is the largest marathon in the world; in 2019, over 53,000 people finished the race. 

The marathon began in 1970 and always takes place on the first Sunday in November.

Much of the city shut down to accommodate the runners who compete in this historical event, so check your itinerary if you’re visiting on this day. 

The course covers all five boroughs of New York, starting in Staten Island, to Brooklyn, Queens, to Manhattan, to the Bronx, and back to Manhattan, where it finishes in Central Park. 

Due to its prestige and popularity, runners are selected by a lottery system; you can, however, join the ranks of the other spectators and cheer on the runners during their last mile.

Helicopter aerial view of lower Manhattan New York City and the Hudson River NYC

15. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Is there a better-known icon to signify Autumn in NYC than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? 

The parade began in 1924 and has grown to become the largest parade globally and is attended by thousands and watched by millions. 

The parade takes place in the morning on Thanksgiving Day each year; it is best known for its spectacular balloons, live music from high school and college bands and musical groups, performances from The Radio City Rockettes, various Broadway musicals, cheerleaders, and dancers. 

If you want to catch a glimpse, be sure to stake out a spot early in the morning along the parade’s route, which stretches from 77th Street and Central Park West down to Columbus Circle to Central Park East to Sixth Avenue, where it finishes at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, in front of Macy’s.

16. Walk the Highline

If you want to see some of the best fall colors of NYC, The Highline is the place to go.

This elevated train line lay neglected for decades. After a public outcry, the Highline was opened in 2009 and continued to be built upon until its completion in 2014 as a free, 1.5-mile long space full of hundreds of plant and tree species, art installations, food pop-ups, and more. It also boasts impressive views of the southwest part of the city.

It is a great spot to feel like you can escape the city while never even leaving Manhattan. 

If you want to learn more about The Highline, take a walking tour to learn some of the behind-the-scenes secrets. 

17. Have a Pint at CiderFeast NYC

You can’t celebrate being in New York in the fall without at least one delicious cider, and if you’d like, you can attend an entire festival dedicated to them!

The ticketed event kicks off in Williamsburg in early October, where you can sample ciders from all over the state and some surrounding areas as well as fill up on bread, cheese, ham, and more from local suppliers. 

One World Trade Center Tower (AKA Freedom Tower) over Hudson NYC RiveR

18. Union Square Farmers Market 

One of my favorite things to do in the fall when I lived in NYC was to go to the Union Square Farmer’s Market.

It’s opened year-round, but the fall harvest always made me feel it was the best time to go. Plus, you can get hot or cold (non-alcoholic) apple cider, pick pumpkins, and get apple cider donuts. 

This is a great place to pick up your regular produce and get plants, baked goods and find something new to try. 

19. Visit the (Indoor) Brooklyn Flea

Not only is the Brooklyn Flea a cultural institution, but it is also a great indoor escape if the NYC fall weather is a little chillier than you anticipated during the colder months. 

You can purchase everything from furniture to vintage clothing to handmade jewelry and even fresh food. 

It’s like a treasure trove to look at everything for sale; even if you are on the strictest of budgets, you’ll probably begin to wavier after 10 minutes.

20. The New York Botanical Garden

The fall season in New York isn’t complete without a trip to the New York Botanical Garden, although gorgeous year-round, I think this is when it truly shines.

The NYBG is located in the Bronx and it is 250 acres of pure majesty with over 1 million living plants!

With a variety of events, installations and campaigns there is often something new to see but if you come during Autumn you’ll get to see the most spectacular leaves.

How to Dress in New York in Fall

It’s always tough to decide what to wear in New York in fall; on the one hand, you’ll want to be stylish for the ‘gram, but on the other hand, you don’t want to be miserably cold once those temps drop. 

Since the start of fall can be sunny and warm, you might get away with arms and legs on show but remember to carry layers for the evening chill or off days.

If visiting from late September onwards, a warm coat is a recommended, preferably with a lining but even better if it comes with a bit of insulation. 

I always opted for a coat that came down to my thighs from late October to help trap in body heat. 

From the start of October, you’ll be amiss if you don’t bring a hat, scarf, and gloves; you’ll spend more time outside than you might realize, and you’re better off having them in a bag and not needing them than having your ears and fingers feel like they’re going to freeze right off. 

Footwear is another big consideration; no matter what time of year you come, you’ll walk miles and miles every day; shoes that are a little broken in and are comfortable and have some support are a must.

The ground can become extremely slippery if there are fallen wet leaves, snow, or ice and the last thing you want to do is spend your trip hobbling on crutches so something with a grip on the bottom can be very helpful too.

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Things to do in NYC in Fall

Final Thoughts

It’s easy to see why everyone falls in love with New York in the Fall; in the span of a few weeks, you will get warm afternoons with gorgeous leaves, to Halloween parades with those same leaves crunching underfoot, to the biggest parade in the world with Christmas just around the corner.

If you’re visiting for one week or one month, there will always be something you feel like you missed out on – there are just so many options and so little time!

If you’re coming for a short trip and need to jam-pack your itinerary, check out this guide to get the best things in the shortest amount of time and if you have time to travel further afield our Upstate New York bucket list.

12 Best Beaches in Delaware For Day Trips & Vacations

Lewes, Delaware bench on beach

Looking for the best beaches in Delaware? When you’re choosing where to take your next beach vacation, you might be thinking of places like The Outer Banks, Miami, or Los Angeles.

Delaware, the second smallest state in the nation, is often overlooked for its nearby larger states like Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey when vacationers are choosing a spot to visit.

Other than President Joe Biden and being the first state to ratify the Constitution, there isn’t too much that the world knows Delaware for – but don’t let its size fool you; this tiny state can pack a big punch, especially down in the southern part of the state at the Delaware Beaches.

The next time you need some sand and saltwater in your life, pull up this guide and start planning a trip to the best Delaware Beaches.

The Best Beaches in Delaware to Vacation

1. Woodland Beach, Smyrna DE

Smyrna is home to Woodland Beach, a once-thriving town and beloved beach resort complete with its own amusement park was unfortunately destroyed in a bout of bad weather in the late 19th century and it never seemed to fully recover.

While not known to be a swimming beach, the calm waters make it popular for dipping your toes in during a sunset stroll.

The main attraction for this beach is the 24-hour fishing pier, this modern steel pier is lit all night meaning you can fish for as long as you’d like.

Things to Know

  • To fish, crab, or clam anywhere in Delaware, you must get a recreational fishing license every year.
  • The beach is narrow and disappears during high tide, be sure to check tide times before going.
  • Bring bug spray in the warmer months, the area can often have a lot of bugs.
  • There is plenty of free parking available.
  • There are Port-a-Potties in the parking lot.
  • There aren’t dining options on the beach so bring a picnic or venture into town for food.

Things to Do at Woodland Beach

  • Get a boozy milkshake in The Painted Stave, a distillery housed in the historic Smyrna Theater.
  • “Hunt” for Horseshoe Crabs, the beach is full of them during when they’re in season in late spring/ early summer.
  • Catch yourself some dinner from the pier where you can fish and crab all day and night long.
  • Stroll down the quaint downtown Symrna main street and grab lunch at The Odd Fellows Cafe, a favorite mom and pop restaurant.
  • Look out for ghosts – the beach – along with the rest of the town is known being the most haunted place in the state.
  • Get yourself delicious bushel of Blue Crabs from the family owned and operated Boondocks Restaurant and Package Store.
  • Search for sea glass, this beach is a popular spot with sea glass enthusiasts and jewellery makers.

2. Bowers Beach, Bowers DE – For the Anglers

This maritime community has faced hardship with the collapse of its pier and damage to sand dunes but investment in Bowers Beach and the commitment from locals makes it an up and coming beach in the middle of Delaware.

This town is where settlers from the north first set foot on a sandy beach! 

Historically, Bowers Beach was a stop on the Frederica steamboat’s route, bringing in tourists from Philadelphia while the boat re-loaded.

Today, at Bowers Beach you can walk, watch the boats and schooners, run, sunbathe, hunt for sea glass and shells, and fish.

Fishing is permitted at the jetty. Fishing fans as asked to leave no trace by not starting fires and bringing a bag to collect their trash.

Visitors are asked to help keep Bowers Beach “Delaware’s Best Kept Secret”. 

Things to Know

  • Lots of available parking, about a 5-10 minute walk from the water.
  • Bring lots of bug spray, it can get very buggy in the summertime.
  • You can go into the water, but these are very calm and shallow waters unless you go far out, more for wading that swimming.
  • Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed while on the beach.
  • Bring water shoes if you plan to go in the Bay, it can be very rocky and uneven.

Things to Do at Bowers Beach

  • Watch the fisherman work and taste the freshest catch at JP’s Wharf; a seasonal restaurant that is only open when the water is warm enough to fish.
  • Book Captain’s Lady Charters to take a fishing expedition or a private cruise on the Delaware Bay.
  • Visit the The Bowers Beach Maritime Museum, a pirate museum that tells the history of the Delaware Bay and the pirates that patrolled its shores – they even host a Buccaneer Bash every Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Try some of the famous wings at the Bayside Tavern and enjoy a drink (or two or three).
  • Take advantage of the calm waters and try kayaking, canoeing, or boating.
  • Bring your gear and grab some bait from Bowers Bayside Bait and Snacks and spend the day fishing.

3. Slaughter Beach, Milton DE – For the Nature Lover

If you’re looking to zen and avoid the mounds of crowds that famous beaches usually attract, you’ll love spending the day at Slaughter Beach, the northernmost part of the Delaware Beaches, 15 minutes from Milton, Delaware.

The beach is nestled in the northern part of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, making this an ideal spot for wildlife enthusiasts.

On the beach, you’ll see lots of wildlife too, like birds, crabs, horseshoe crabs (it’s a horseshoe crab sanctuary), and maybe even a dolphin if you’re lucky. 

This is the sort of place where you can relax and let the calm waters and the natural beauty around you envelop you in peace.

However, if you want to do more than just relaxing beach activities, you might get bored quickly.

Things to Know

  • There is no fee for parking or entering, and public restrooms are available on the beach.
  • Dogs are allowed but are to remain leashed. 
  • You can fish, canoe, kayak, or swim in the water.

 Things To Do at Slaughter Beach

  • Explore Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge; it is open daily, and entry is free; they also have activities you can partake in.
  • Have some lunch and enjoy a beer tasting at Dogfish Head Brewery; you can also stay at the Inn. 
  • Try something new and head to The Brimming Horn Meadery to sample their meads. 
  • Visit Lavender Fields Farm to see the fields bloom in the spring/early summer but enjoy the gardens and shop year-round. 
  • Check out Milton Historical Society, open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, where you can learn all about the town through the ages.

4. Lewes Beach, Lewes DE – For the “Small Town” Lover

This historic town is beloved by locals and tourists alike for its fantastic beach and the charm it holds around every corner. 

Lewes Beach is more popular than Slaughter but quieter than Rehoboth; it is great for families wanting a safe place to vacation or couples looking for a semi-secluded and romantic spot. 

The town, which affectionately calls itself “The First Town In The First State,” is filled with historical attractions and museums that you can easily access within a short work. 

The perfect day in Lewes would be breakfast in one of the colorful cafes, play on the beach in the afternoon, check out some boutiques in the early evening, and enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner at one of the many top-rated dining establishments.

Lewes, Delaware bench on beach

 Things to Know

  • Parking meters are in effect for on-street parking and parking lots in the downtown area between May 1 and October 14 and at parking lots at Lewes Beach between May 1 and September 30.
  • Dogs are not allowed on Lewes Beach from 8:00 am and 6:30 pm between May 1 and September 30.
  • Lifeguards only work between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • Alcohol is not allowed, and events such as bonfires must have a permit. 
  • Lewes Beach has free access and is open from 7 am to Dusk with public restrooms and shower facilities.
  • Lewes is an easily walkable town; cycling is also a popular option for getting around if you don’t want to drive.

 Things to Do at Lewes Beach 

  • Take a day trip to Cape May, New Jersey via the Cape May – Lewes Ferry
  • Tour the Zwaanendael Museum, showcasing the history of one of America’s earliest settlements.
  • Explore the Lightship Overfalls, a restored lightship that is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Spend happy hour at Nassau Valley Vineyards, where you can take a guided tour and partake in a wine tasting. 
  • Head to Crooked Hammock Brewery, a favorite amongst Delawareans, to taste their local craft beers, listen to live music, and eat some home-cooked meals. 

If you’re going to spend time in Cape May, you can take a sunset cruise and try to spot some dolphins.

 5. Cape Henlopen State Park, Cape Henlopen DE – For The WW2 Buff

This park is within the confines of Lewes but is a private beach, so it has a lot more to offer than just sand and sun.

Once a WW2 coastal defense site, the Cape Henlopen State Park spans 6 miles of coastline and is well known for its “point,” where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

If you’re looking for a quieter spot to enjoy the water, have fun with water sports, or cycle/hike on land, and want to get a peek into some Delaware history, you can do all of that here.

If hiking is your thing, you might like our guide to the best East Coast hikes.

Things to Know

  • An entrance permit costs $5 for in-state residents or $10 for out-of-state residents, and you can come and go throughout the day.
  • There is ample parking space available.
  • Lifeguards are only present from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
  • The beach is wheelchair accessible thanks to Mobi-Mat equipment that creates a path from the beach from the boardwalk.
  • There are free public showers and restrooms, as well as a snack bar. 

 Things to Do at Cape Henlopen State Park

  • Make the most of the water; you can swim, boat, fish, kayak, paddle-board, and wind-surf. 
  • Camp at the designated campgrounds, either in a tent or in a cabin. 
  • Visit the Fort Miles Museum to learn about the part in history that Delaware played in WW2.
  • Explore the Seaside Nature Center, where you can experience the Touch Tank and observe the aquariums.
  • Take a bike ride with your bike or through the first-come, first-serve Borrow-A-Bike program and cycle (or hike) the Bike Loop Trail.
  • Check out the Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve, the only publicly owned wild beach in Delaware; part of the beach is for pedestrian use, but the rest is used for wildlife conservation and is off-limits to people.
  • Climb up the Observation Tower, originally a WW2 fire control tower that gives a great 360 view.
Path to the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, in Rehoboth Beach. Depositphotos_105076368_l-2015

6. Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth DE – For The Ultimate Tourist

This is the most well-known Delaware beach town and is the most crowded — and touristy — option. 

Rehoboth Beach is known for its boardwalk, amusement park, and miles of beach to thousands of visitors all year long — but especially in the summer.

People visit Rehoboth Beach for so many reasons; to enjoy a classic beach vacation with their family, to take advantage of the tax-free shopping outlets, or to partake in the various festivals held all year long; there’s something for everyone. 

This famous beach means crowded beaches and parking areas and potentially long waits at restaurants; if you’re vacationing at Rehoboth Beach, you’ll want to plan and reserve as much as possible.

Things to Know

  • Tents, tarps, cabanas, pavilions, canopies, and sportsbreallas are prohibited from the beach; you are allowed to have an anchored umbrella or baby tent.
  • Grills, campfires, or other devices requiring fire are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all parks and playgrounds, the bandstand plaza, boardwalk and access ways, dune crossings, and the beach except in designated smoking areas.
  • Beach is closed from 1 am – 5 am 
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the beach, boardwalk, or public streets within the city limits.
  • Dogs are prohibited from the beach and boardwalk from May 1-September 30.
  • Bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades/skates are not allowed on the boardwalk from May 15 – September 15.
  • $2-$3/hour parking meters with a maximum of 12 hours are in effect from 10 am-10 pm the Friday before Memorial Day through the second Sunday following Labor Day, excluding Mondays. 
  • Beach wheelchairs are available from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm starting Memorial Day weekend.

 Things to Do at Rehoboth Beach

  • Walk down the mile-long boardwalk, where you’ll see tourist shops, candy stores, bookshops, boutiques, and more. 
  • Enjoy performances at The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand; The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Concert Series takes place annually from mid-June through Labor Day.
  • Have fun in Funland; the 50-year-old establishment is an icon that locals and tourists love to visit during its open season; Mother’s Day Weekend, and runs through Labor Day.
  • Shop at the Tanger Outlets, featuring huge discounts on brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Michael Kors, and more. 
  • Go wild at Jungle Jim’s; this family-friendly waterpark offers everything from a lazy river to giant water slides.
  • Stroll down Penny Lane Mall, a European-style street with iconic boutiques and shops.
  • Catch a show at the Clear Space Theatre, the only professional theatre company in the area.  
Benches on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Depositphotos_105078830_l-2015

7. Gordon’s Pond, Rehoboth DE – For The Laid-Back 

A much lesser-known beach area about two miles north of the business of Rehoboth is Gordon Pond Wildlife Area.

While technically a part of Cape Henlopen State Park, Gordon’s Pond is a semi-secret spot that even some locals don’t know. 

Here you can is a place where visitors can enjoy wildlife watching, hiking, biking, and taking in the stunning natural sights that this lovely locale offers.

Things to Know

  • The beach and trail are wheelchair accessible and dog friendly.
  • Because it is a part of Cape Henlopen, the same entrance fee applies.
  • Lifeguards are only present from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
  • There are free public showers and restrooms, as well as a snack bar.

 Things to Do at Gordon’s Pond

  • Have a picnic at the pavilion; with seating for up to 50 people, a fire ring, a barbecue grill, and dune access, you can enjoy your dinner with a view.
  • Walk or bike the 3-mile trail where you can try to spot an osprey or bald eagle; the trail is considered a “superhighway,” one of only four in North America. 
  • Take a calm swim in the much less crowded waters or enjoy a walk on the quieter sands.
  • Go fishing and keep an eye out for the most popular species: bluefish, dusky smooth-hound, and black seabass.

8. Dewey Beach, Dewey DE – For The Partygoer

Dewey Beach is well known amongst locals for being the town with the biggest nightlife and party scene; however, the beach is a place for anyone, especially if you enjoy water sports.

While still considered family-friendly, this beach will be best suited for someone who wants to do more than read a good book and take a stroll through nature. 

Dewey has been awarded Superstar Beach Status from the National Resources Defense Council 4 times in the last decade; this beach is not one to miss on your next Delaware summer vacation. 

 Things to Know

  • The beach is open every day from 5:30 am to 1:00 am 
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the beach from May 15 – September 15 but is permitted from September 16 – May 14. 
  • Glass bottles are not allowed on the beach; dogs are only allowed with a license. 
  • Bonfires are allowed on the beach if you’ve got a permit. 
  • You can bring your umbrella and chairs or rent them from the Delaware beach rental shops.
  • There are three public restrooms available, and the beach is wheelchair accessible.
  • You can bring your food or get food and drinks from the snack bars. 
  • Parking fees are only in effect from May 15 – September 15; you can download the Parkmobile app to avoid needing coins to pay. 

Things to Do at Dewey Beach

  • Get a bird’s eye view and go parasailing to get the most incredible views of the beach. 
  • Experience the best of Dewey’s nightlife at Bottle & Cork, Northbeach, The Starboard, The Rusty Rudder, and Nalu, where you’ll be able to drink, dance, and enjoy live music.
  • Grab some dinner at Grotto’s Pizza, an iconic Delaware staple.
  • Relax on a scenic cruise around the Delaware Bay or turn it into a party with your friends on the Cycleboat – a boat and bar hybrid.
  • Find some adventure and try out the water sports; you can surf, windsurf, kayak, canoe, jet ski, water ski, and more. 
  • Get some local, fresh Delaware produce and souvenirs from Fifer’s Farm Market; Fifer’s Farm is a beloved statewide icon.
Beautiful sunrise and waves in the early morning near Dewey Beach, Delaware, U.S.A Depositphotos_436221082_l-2015

9. Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth DE – For The Campers

Delaware Seashore State Park is an excellent spot for anyone who wants to kick back in their tent or camper and enjoy the six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline.

With the Delaware Bay to the North, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay to the West, you can experience both calm and more adventurous waters depending on where you stand. 

If you want proximity to the favorite tourist beaches like Rehoboth and Dewey but want a calmer and more relaxing experience, the Seashore State Park is the perfect spot to spend a day or two. 

Things to Know

  • The park is open daily from 8 am to sunset.
  • Daily entrance fee passes are $5 for in-state vehicles and $10 for out-of-state vehicles.
  • The beach has restrooms with showers, changing rooms, and concession stands and had life guards between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 9 am – 5 pm daily. 
  • The beach is wheelchair accessible.
  • The two campsites are on either side of the Indian River Inlet; the Northside has electricity, water, and sewer service, and the Southside has electric, water, and sewer and no hookup sites.
  • You can also stay year-round at the fully furnished Cottages at Indian River Marina. 

Things to Do at Delaware Seashore State Park

  • Go fishing along banks of the Indian River Inlet or on the ocean beaches.
  • Visit the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, a nearly 200-year-old restored station that features maritime exhibits and historical re-enactors today.
  • You can go on a self-guided tour of the museum using your smartphone to access the audio guide.
  • Windsurf, sail, kayak, or canoe in the calm water of the bays.
  • Hike, bike, or horseback ride on the six family-friendly trails.
  • Take a self-guided educational hike; scan the QR codes at the trailheads as you hike through the trails.
  • Explore the Burton Island Nature Preserve, a tiny island that is half marshland and half forest in the middle of the Rehoboth and Indian River Bays, accessible via a flat 1-mile loop trail. 

10. Bethany Beach, Bethany DE – For The Slower Paced 

Immediately south of the Delaware Seashore State Park, you’ll stumble upon the sleepy town of Bethany Beach that gains a population of over 10,000 more people during the summer months. 

You’ll get the best of both worlds; well-kept beaches with amenities and loads of activities and a quiet small town that holds tons of that classic seaside charm. 

You can spend the day lazing on the beach watching out for dolphins, you don’t even have to get up for snacks, the vendor services will come directly to you; or you can check out the boardwalk, go kayaking, or check out the local shops for treats and souvenirs. 

Things to Know

  • The beach is guarded from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm and beach hours are from 5:00 am to 1:00 am; you cannot sleep on the beach or boardwalk area from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. 
  • You cannot have glass bottles/containers, alcohol on the beach, or have an open flame without a permit. 
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach or the boardwalk, and you cannot ride a bike on the boardwalk from May 15 to September 30. 
  • Parking is free except from May 15 through September 15, when all public parking spaces are either pay-to-park or require a parking permit.

Things to Do at Bethany Beach

  • Stroll down the 1/2 mile long boardwalk to see all of the shops, eateries, and boutiques.
  • Ride the Bethany Beach Trolley, an old-fashioned trolley that costs 25 cents per trip and goes all over the town during the summer season. 
  • Fill your pockets at Candy Kitchen, a Maryland transplant brand that has become an iconic part of the Delaware Beaches.  
  • Grab a snack at Fisher’s Popcorn, a brand that originated in the nearby Ocean City, Maryland but is still beloved by Delawareans. 
  • Check out the Bethany Beach Nature Center and Conservation Area, open year-round to encourage awareness of the Bays and Wetlands.
  • Stock up at the Bethany Beach Farmers Market, where you can get fresh produce, flowers, bread, pastries, and more. 
  • Visit the South Bethany’s York Beach Mall Shopping Center to get a taste of the local flavor. 
Bethany Beach, Delaware, USA. A long, low band of beautiful white clouds along the beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Depositphotos_390835494_l-2015

11. Fenwick Island Beach, Fenwick Island DE – For The Calm Travellers

The southernmost beach of the Delaware Beaches and tip of the state, Fenwick Island, sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Assawoman Bay. 

The unique geography allows visitors to have two different experiences based on their location, the ocean side of the bayside. 

You can spend time in the state park or the public beach, but no matter where you are, you’ll appreciate the quiet beauty of this town and everything it offers. 

Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Fenwick Island, Sussex County, Delaware. Depositphotos_258069646_l-2015

Things to Know

  • Entrance fees to the state park are $5 for in-state and $10 for out-of-state visitors and are open from 8 am to sunset year-round. 
  • Fenwick Island Public Beach does not allow animals, alcoholic beverages from May to September. 
  • Glass containers and smoking are prohibited, and permits are required for bonfires year-round.

Things to Do at Fenwick Island

  • Visit Fenwick Island State Park sandwiched between the ocean and the bay; the ocean side is a more typical beach with people lounging on the sand and swimming in the water, lifeguards patrol during the summer season during daytime hours, and on-site bathrooms, showers, changing rooms, food concession & a gift shop. The bayside is used more for fishing, recreational crabbing, and clamming, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking – either through their equipment or rented on-site.
  • Explore Discover sea Shipwreck Museum to learn about the maritime heritage of the area.
  • See the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, commissioned in 1856; this lighthouse is still operational today.
  • Stroll down Fenwick Boardwalk, a small boardwalk with tasty treats like ice cream from Hershey’s Creamery, pizzas, funnel cakes, and more. 
  • Go adventuring at the Viking Golf & Go-Karts Water Park, where you can play 18 hole mini golf, relax on a lazy river, race go-karts, and more. 
Fenwick Island Sunrise. Depositphotos_65915897_l-2015

12. Ocean City, Maryland – For The Out-Of-Towners

Though technically in Maryland and not Delaware, only about 20 minutes from the DE/MD border lies the very famous and popular Ocean City, Maryland, or OCMD as it is commonly called. 

This town has been home to many generations of American vacationers from the surrounding area; the 10-mile beach has something for everyone, free family-friendly activities, romantic itineraries for couples, a national mall outlet for the shop-a-holic, and popular nightlife spots for partygoers. 

Things to Know

  • No alcoholic beverages or glass containers, excessively loud music, or bonfires without a permit on the beach year-round.
  • No dogs are permitted on the beach or boardwalk from May 1 to September 30. 
  • Paid parking is in effect from April 1 through October 31 and can be paid via the Parkmobile app, coins, or cards. 
  • No sleeping on the beach from 10 pm to 6 am. 
  • The beach is equipped with rails for handicap access. 

Things to Do at Ocean City

  • Try a new water activity like jet skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, fishing, sailing, surfing, and more. 
  • See the very famous three-mile boardwalk filled with arcades, shops, rides, and more.
  • Take a sunset cruise to relax and enjoy the sights or a “booze cruise” to start the night off right.
  • Visit Frontier Town, a cowboy-themed water park where you can camp or enjoy the rides. 
  • Grab your gear and go fishing at the Oceanic Fishing Pier.
  • Try waterfront dining at the very popular Seacrets, where you can continue the night at the bar or nightclub. 
  • Shop the day away at the Outlets Ocean City with top brands like Coach, Under Armour, Adidas, and more. 
Ocean city maryland . Depositphotos_8946425_l-2015

Final Thoughts

Who knew such a small state had so much to offer? Delaware may be tiny, but it’s big on character and charm and makes for a great vacation spot. 

Whether you’re in a neighboring state or ready to hop a plane to spend a few weeks lazing in the sun, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the best Delaware Beaches.

If you liked this guide, check out this article on our favorite small-town East Coast beaches. If you’re not a fan of beach life, here is our guide to the ultimate lake vacations on the East Coast.

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One Day in Miami Itinerary & What to Skip

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Looking for a fun one day in Miami itinerary? This jam-packed guide takes you through the best things to do in Miami from morning until night! It includes what to see, where to eat and drink and what you should skip. Since you only have 24 hours you don’t want to waste time on tourist traps. Find out what attractions are worth visiting and where the locals hang.

If you are making Miami a stop during a road trip, read this guide to East Coast road trips first.

Visiting in winter? Here’s the most festive things to do in Miami at Christmas.

Fun One Day Miami Itinerary

Morning Miami Itinerary: Coconut Grove, Museums and Art

There’s no way to see everything Miami has to offer in only 24 hours, but layover travelers can certainly enjoy a full day of sightseeing and once-in-a-lifetime adventures in this bustling destination. 

Travelers will need to think about pacing themselves to make sure they can get as much out of the city as possible, and there’s no better way to gear up for a full day of activities than spending the morning in Coconut Grove. 

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is a unique enclave in Miami of boutiques, restaurants, and hotels that are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown without putting travelers too far out of the way. 

Grab a quick breakfast at GreenStreet Cafe or Le Pain Quotidien – two Coconut Grove staple eateries – before embarking on the rest of the morning. 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

After breakfast, either take a walk on the pedestrian-only Ocean Drive for some iconic Miami people watching and art deco architecture or indulge in a more opulent Miami attraction – the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which also features in this Florida bucket list.

Built in the 1900s, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens property was originally a winter villa for a wealthy businessman. Today it’s filled with artwork from the 15th and 19th centuries that the public can explore on their own or catch a guided, 45-minute tour.

HistoryMiami Museum

Moving toward downtown, there’s the HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that offers a variety of exhibitions related to Miami history. 

Miami Design District

For travelers spending time north of downtown, there’s plenty to explore in the Miami Design District.

The District offers high-end shopping opportunities, stunning architecture, public art installations, galleries, and world-class dining. 

Wyndwood Walls

Just south of the District are Miami’s famous Wynwood Walls, a former warehouse district that was transformed into a massive outdoor art exhibit featuring colorful murals.

A 1-hour golf buggy tour through Wynwood Walls allows travelers to sit back and enjoy the art. 

Art fans shouldn’t miss this off their one day in Miami itinerary.

Bayside Marketplace

As the morning winds down, head to Bayside Marketplace to grab lunch and get ready for the afternoon ahead. 

Bayside Marketplace is a large, outdoor mall that has more than 150 shops, cafes, and restaurants in downtown Miami.

Don’t get too distracted by all the marketplace has to offer, though.

There are lots of exciting tour boats that depart from the area, so be sure to save time to hit the water during the afternoon. 

Afternoon: Beaches, Watersports and Brickell

With only 24 hours in Miami, travelers should be sure to hop on the water to enjoy the afternoon – a typical Miami pastime, and a great way to admire the city skyline. 

Luckily, Miami has plenty of boat tours and water activities that depart from Bayside Marketplace. 

Boat Tour in Miaimi

Sightseers can grab a front-row seat to admire some of Miami’s finest waterfront homes, Venetian Islands, and South Beach.

The City Cruise to Millionaire’s Homes & Venetian Islands boat tour takes sightseers around the Biscayne Bay to soak in the gorgeous Florida sunshine and admire the city from afar.

Watersports

There are also opportunities for day travelers to blaze their own trail across Biscayne Bay with a 60-minute jet ski rental, or join a 2.5-hour Jet Ski City Tour, which is perfect for small groups eager to enjoy a beautiful day on the water. 

Parasailing

Adrenaline junkies traveling with a group shouldn’t miss parasailing 400 feet above Biscayne Bay.

The one-hour boat ride into the bay offers travelers the perfect chance to unwind from a busy morning before sailing through the Miami sky.  

If you like beach vacations, check out this guide to small beach towns on the East Coast.

Relax at the Venetian Pool

For travelers who are after a more mellow afternoon, take a short drive inland to the Venetian Pool for a relaxing escape from South Beach.

The tranquil public pool is surrounded by beautiful architecture and waterfalls. 

Miami Bus Tour – Hop On and Off at the Top Attractions

To see as much of the city as possible, hop on a half-day bus tour and 90-minute boat tour through some of Miami’s most famous attractions.

The narrated tour teaches guests about Miami’s rich history as they enjoy picturesque views of the city.

Then head to the water to visit Island Queen Millionaire’s Row in Biscayne Bay. 

Brickell Neighborhood

At some point in the afternoon, try to swing by Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, the city’s waterfront historic district and swanky downtown shopping destination.

It’s full of historic art deco urban architecture, modern art museums, and sports arenas.   

You could easily slink into the night here, hitting up the rooftop bars such as area31 for sundown drinks.

Things to do at Night in Miami

Sunset Cruise

For travelers who didn’t have a chance to enjoy the water during the day, there’s always the option to kick the evening off with a 1.5-hour sunset cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach.

The tour sails past attractions such as Star Island, known for Al Capone’s Mansion.  

Best Maimi Cocktail Bars

For party-goers, a day in Miami isn’t complete without indulging in a bit of the local nightlife. 

For those looking to stick to the mainland, go grab a round of drinks at one of Miami’s many famous cocktail bars.

The award-winning Broken Shaker is a favorite among locals and travelers alike.

Sip on craft cocktails poolside or in the rustic bar backyard while soaking in the memories made during the day exploring Miami.  

For a truly Florida cocktail experience, don’t skip The Sylvester, a downtown Miami bar that draws much of its inspiration from the Sunshine State.

The bar brings in elements of both old and new Miami for a truly unique atmosphere and fun, Florida-themed menu items. 

Food is also served here.

Dine at South Beach’s Sinset Harbor

Pop over to South Beach’s Sunset Harbor, dubbed Miami’s best dining neighborhood by The Miami Herald.

With dozens of restaurants ranging from super-casual to upscale, there are plenty of options to choose from even for the pickiest of eaters. 

After dinner, it’s time to get out and explore some of Miami’s glamorous nightlife destinations. 

The iconic Ball & Chain bar and lounge is a staple of the Little Havana neighborhood.

The Ball & Chain has managed to hold on to its 1930s roots along with great Cuban food and drinks. 

Party in Miami

There’s also the outdoor bar, El Patio, in the eclectic Wynwood neighborhood just north of downtown Miami for a fun night in one of Miami’s more artsy areas. 

For a truly over-the-top night of clubbing, head to E11even. It’s a nightclub, performance venue, strip club, and rooftop restaurant rolled into one downtown location.  

If the line’s too long at E11even, there’s also LIV Miami and WALL Miami Beach, both offering plenty of music and dancing to celebrate the most epic 24-hour Miami vacation. 

Finish off the night admiring the nighttime Miami skyline at a glitzy rooftop bar, like Area 31. Located in the heart of Miami, Area 31 brings guests to the top of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, surrounded by stunning skyscrapers and unforgettable nighttime views.  

There’s also Sugar, the highest rooftop bar in Miami on the 40th floor of hotel EAST Miami near Biscayne Bay. The rooftop terrace is decorated in tiki-style and offers a menu of refreshing cocktails. 

Miami: Things to Avoid

With only 24 hours in Miami to explore the city, there isn’t much time to waste. Don’t fall into the usual tourist traps, including…

Spending the Day Getting a Sunburn on South Beach

While it’s an iconic spring break destination, South Beach isn’t for travelers who want to explore the more unique side of Miami.

For those who simply must dip their toes in the sand, head up to the quieter North Beach area where parking is easy and the neighborhoods are quaint and historic.

There’s also Virginia Key, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, or Key Biscayne for plenty of beach opportunities. 

An Expensive Show at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Miami’s downtown performing arts venue rarely hosts acts that travelers couldn’t catch in other cities.

Though the venue is stunning, spending an entire evening at the theater likely isn’t the best use of time or money. 

Hoping to get a Taste of Cuba in Little Havana 

Little Havana, once a culturally rich area of Miami, has become largely overrun with tourists and big businesses moving in.

Though there are still some of its Cuban roots showing, it may not live up to everyone’s expectations. 

Want Havana inspiration? Check out this travel guide.

For travelers on the hunt for a diverse Miami neighborhood, consider instead Little Haiti. 

Skipping a Chance to Hit the Open Water

While there’s certainly plenty to do on land, the best parts about Miami are experienced on the water.

Even a short cruise around Biscayne Bay gives sightseers a new perspective on one of the country’s most exciting cities. 

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About the Author

Haley Walters is a writer and avid traveler based in the Southeast. She has written about regional news and history in the South for five years.