Miami in the Summer: Where to Go and What to Do

Your Guide to Miami During the Dog Days of Summer

It's beach season in Miami, and school is out for the summer. If you're looking for things to do in Miami and the surrounding area, look no further. Here's the roundup of summer activities. 

Rolling Loud Festival

Rolling Loud is the largest hip hop festival in the world, and it's coming to Miami July 23-25. Modern hip hop icons will be performing all weekend, including Post Malone, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyga, and A$AP Rocky. Backpacks, purses and other bags are not allowed inside unless they are made of clear plastic and do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12. Clear gallon ziplock bags or small clutches (about the size of a hand) without a handle or strap are also allowed. 

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Music Festivals Return (©Anthony Delanoix)

The Jungle Book

Since March of last year, theaters have been tragically shuttered, but now it's time to get people back in the seats. The Actor's Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables has reopened its children's theatre series. Grab the kids and buy tickets to The Jungle Book. Housed in a historic, converted movie theatre, Actor's Playhouse is a beloved neighborhood theatre with big Broadway hits like West Side Story and Mamma Mia. Weekend performances of The Jungle Book will be held on July 10, 17, and 25, starring a local cast of actors. Support the arts as well as the community and grab your ticket today.

Actor's Playhouse Miami (Courtesy GMCVB/ | WhereTraveler
Actor's Playhouse (Courtesy GMCVB/

Museum Of Art And Design

The Museum of Art and Design at Miami-Dade College is extending its free Thursday promotion indefinitely. Thursday evenings, go to the museum and wander the many galleries, including special collections like the Kislak Center and the Cuban Legacy Gallery. Temperature checks and face masks will still be required for entry for all staff and visitors over the age of two. The innovative exhibits aim to get everyone to reimagine Miami and the vast possibilities the future could bring.

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(Courtesy Museum of Art and Design)

Adrenaline Junkie Jet Boat Ride

Feel the need for speed? Adrenaline Jet Boat Rides has the cure for that adventure itch. Take to the azure waters of Miami on a 30-minute, high-speed ride with 360-degree hairpin turns at unbelievable speeds. Whiz past the homes of the rich and famous while heart-pumping music blasts through the speakers. There are multiple departures every day, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule. Bring a change of clothes because you WILL get soaked. Kids must be at least 3 years old and at least 36" to ride. 

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Miami Waterfront Mansions (©Chris Norberg)

South Beach Segway Tour

The early 2000s called, and they want to take you on a tour. Take a private segway tour with Segway South Beach and discover the landscape of this tropical, urban paradise. Each tour is approximately seven miles and lasts about an hour and a half. Tickets are $95 per person, and that includes tax and damage waivers. Cash, check, Venmo or Zelle are the preferred payment methods as South Beach Segway Tour doesn't accept credit cards. The tour guide rides a "hands-free" Segway, and halfway through the tour, you're welcome to try it out yourself. This is the only Segway tour in the country that allows guests to do so. 

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Neon Lights on Ocean Drive (©Andre Tan)

Tidal Cove Water Park

Stay cool and play all day in Aventura. Tidal Cove Water Park is the place to make a splash this summer. There are ten attractions for a wide array of ages. The Kids Cove is a 4,000 square-foot, emoji-inspired pool for kids to be kids. Or, defy gravity on the Master Blaster, the world's first uphill water slide. Grab a mat and race your friends on the Whizzard or endure the death-defying adrenaline surge on the Aqua Drop. All this fun will work up an appetite, and there are three dining options, including poolside dining so that you can keep an eye on the little ones.

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(Courtesy Tidal Cove/Facebook)