With its stellar south Florida location, Miami is a paradise boasting dozens of entertaining things to do. Activities for kids, adults, and families abound, from Miami’s amazing museums to its beautiful white sand beaches. Following, we’ve listed a few attractions close to BEST WESTERN PREMIER Miami International Airport Hotel & Suites.

Miami Things to Do

mural_mijaresSituated in Doral, less than 4 miles from BEST WESTERN PREMIER Miami International Airport Hotel & Suites, Museum of theAmericas features both emerging and established contemporary artists. It serves not only patrons, but artists as well, with assistance like career counseling.

The museum’s collection and exhibits include art from all of the Americas. Visit www.museumamericas.org for more information.

bank-united-centerPart of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Bank United Center is a mid – sized event venue. An eclectic range of events happen here, from professional trade shows to family entertainment spectacles.

The Center can seat up to 8,000. Visit http://www.bankunitedcenter.com

art-centerThe Arsht Center serves Miami – Dade County with a wonderful array of world – class performances. There isn’t any one type of performance at the Center, which is part of its appeal.

Broadway shows are just as likely to be performed as classical orchestrations, ballet, or Beatles tributes. Go to http://www.arshtcenter.org/

aa-arenaHome to the NBA Miami Heat, American Airlines Arena is more than just a basketball court.

Headliners from all over the globe perform here including Shakira, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.

Family fun is also on the menu of this dynamic entertainment space with shows that feature favorites like Yo Gabba Gabba and Disney on Ice. Visit http://www.aaarena.com/

jungle-islandVisitors to Jungle Island can’t help but smile at this popular local Miami destination. The Island is home to over 1,000 tropical birds, which fly freely amongst gorgeous flowers and plants.

Visit the Petting Zoo, watch the Lorikeet Feeding, and learn about big cats with the Tale of the Tiger. For more information, go to http://www.jungleisland.com/

miami-coral-gables-gardens-smVizcaya Museum is an ornately beautiful mansion built by James Deering, an industrialist, at the turn of the 20th century. Located on 10 acres, Vizcaya includes tended gardens and a well – preserved interior with amazing gilded furnishings.

It has been deemed a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and is open to the public 364 days each year. Visit http://www.vizcayamuseum.org/

miami-science-museumMiaSci, as it’s known in Miami, is an awesome center of scientific learning that appeals to both kids and adults. From the far – reaching stars to the center of the earth, the wonders of science are explored in every corner of the universe. The Museum includes a Wildlife Center, Planetarium, Theater, and ever – changing special exhibits. Visit http://www.miamisci.org/

miami-seaquariumCombining fun with knowledge, Miami Seaquarium is a delightful attraction that gets visitors up close to creatures of the deep. A few of its amazing shows include a dolphin encounter, a manatee presentation, and the unflappable sea lions. Kids can pretend they’re ocean dwellers themselves at Salty’s Pirate Playground or Dolphin Harbor. Go to http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/

ABFINALWhat better place to host a convention than Miami, Florida? The Miami Beach Convention Center features enormous square footage – over 1 million.

Surrounding by shops, restaurants, and that beautiful white sand beach, attending a convention or trade show here might feel more like a vacation than work. Visit http://www.miamibeachconvention.com/

miami-zoo-4The residents are wild at Zoo Miami! Over 2,000 animals call the Zoo their home. From koalas to rhinos, Zoo Miami is a must – see during your South Florida travels. In addition to the animals, kids will enjoy the Wildlife Carousel, Safari Tram Tours, and “Z.S.I.” – Zoo Scene Investigations.http://www.miamimetrozoo.com/