The good life often goes hand in hand with a huge bank account they say, but I am here to prove them wrong by showing you how to visit Miami on a budget! Miami, fondly referred to as the crown jewel of South Florida, is a world of everything! Sunny, rich and glamorous. It’s parties, cruises, culture and tons of celebrities are truly the elements that make it a Magic City. On arriving Miami, the first thing that strikes you is the pleasant summer weather all year round, and next the enchanting beaches, perhaps some of the best in the world with the cleanest white sand ever. Miami is the perfect combination of what’s both cosmopolitan and luxurious…
However, planning to travel on a budget in Miami might sound unrealistic but as always, I’m here with good news to save you those extra dollars! Guys to be honest, it is one of the cheapest cities I have every visited. In fact, Miami is so cheap that it might sound too good to be true. And yes, cheaper than almost all your fav European cities if you are wondering.
So, during my recent research tour in September, I had my travel tribe in mind like I always do, therefore I made sure to crack the budget friendly secrets of the glamorous Miami. And trust me, I did find a very exciting and immersing budget friendly scene in beautiful Miami.
Today’s post would include a compilation of the best activities to enjoy at no cost in Miami. And equally some informative sections of the things you never knew about Miami that could save you money. Without wasting time here is how to visit Miami on a budget!
MUST DO! (FREE)
- Enjoy a free concert & talent show at Bayside, along with a lot of interesting things there.
- Get a taste of Cuba on cultural Fridays by visiting Little Havana
- Experience a ride on the MIA MOVER, it’s free and the easiest way to get the views of Downtown
- Join a free yoga class on the ocean drive
- Experience the Art deco district on a self-guided tour
- Spend your Thursday night in a free Salsa class at Ball & Chain
- Catch a Cuban vibe by playing Dominos at Maximo Park
- Feed your eyes and window shop on Lincoln Road
- Take advantage of the free museum days and tour the museums
- Deep yourself in the sand and blue waters as you enjoy the sights of South beach
- Don’t miss the Wynwood wall as you explore the neighborhood
- Love biking? Enjoy a free bike tour in Miami
EXCITING FACTS ON HOW TO VISIT MIAMI ON A BUDGET
-Do you believe public transportation in Miami almost cost nothing? Daily tickets with unlimited access cost around 5 dollars. This is the cost of a single one way ticket in European cities like Stockholm, Sweden.
-As if that’s not enough, there is FREE and fast Wi-Fi on all public transport carriers. Dear Europe, we are waiting on thee?
-The MIA Mover is a phenomenal way to see some districts. I found it very thrilling!
– To get free tours and other discounts tours this site is very helpful
– What to eat in Miami can never be a challenge as there is a wide range & variety of cuisines, from Latino spicy kitchens to tasteful street foods.
-Visiting Miami in the low season is the first key to cutting cost as you get to enjoy the same luxury for less
-Love to party? Well, Miami offers you non-stop partying, but my TIP is to pre-drink & eat before and that saves you $ as clubbing is expensive
-Moving around and exploring Miami is incomplete without these practical transport apps Easy Pay and MDT tracker
Best cheap lodges when you visit Miami on a budget
I’m pretty sure at this point, you must be wondering where on earth are you supposed to stay in Miami. Not to worry, I handpicked these hotels that offer unbeatable services with very reasonable prices.
*Generator Miami– In Europe we all know the Generator brand as the major name in the hostel business, but guys the Generator in South beach Miami is on a whole different level. It even offers villas which I booked in the off season for almost nothing. If staying in the villa isn’t your cup of tea Generator offers accommodation in price range for everyone, it well situated and has all the amazing facilities a high-class hotel can offer.
*Posh South Beach – This is hands down a 5 star hostel, not your regular kind of hostel. I spent just 1 night, and I wished I could stay longer. From an outdoor pool to a rooftop terrace and gourmet style kitchen. Shocker alert the price is unbelievable considering its location and excellent facilities.
FUN FACTS (My observations)
*A lot of people do not speak English in Miami. Time to take those Spanish classes serious lol.
*In just one week, the amount of mad people I saw in Miami is more than what I have seen in my entire years in Europe. It still baffles me! Shows you the struggle is real beyond what you see on the surface
*Downtown Miami is not a joke! Be ready to see the other side outside the glitz and glamour.
*For singles or Solo travelers, Miami is a great location to mingle *wink*
So guys, now that you know how to visit Miami on a budget, I hope it spurs you to make that trip? Saying Miami was extremely cheaper than I envisaged is not something that just happened, I did my homework and researched properly before visiting. I found all the hacks on exploring on a good budget. So, the aim of this piece is to save you that time. All you need now is just your tickets and you good to go! Photo of me in Miami for distraction 😁