Little Havana is one of Miami's most well-known cultural hubs. It is incredibly diverse and teeming with history, culture, art, and an overall sense of community. If you haven't had the pleasure of exploring this gorgeous neighborhood, which is a short distance from downtown Miami, you must do it ASAP!
It is the ultimate location for all cultural enthusiasts to explore because it has so much to offer. Some reasons for you to plan a tour of Little Havana right away include:
The incredible art and architecture
It would be an understatement to see that Little Havana itself is a work of art. Every street corner features a work of art; there's incredible graffiti, murals, and so much color everywhere. Not to mention all the beautiful buildings and the general architectural style the neighborhood follows. It's almost another world right in the middle of Miami.
A lot of it has to do with careful planning and zoning-based construction that was heavily advocated for, which is why we have incredibly well-preserved architecture such as the art deco Tower Theatre and various others.
Cultural events and attractions
Little Havana's vivacity doesn't just come from its appearance. It's also a frequent host to all sorts of events, performances, and festivals like the Viernes Culturales, which takes place on the third Friday of every month. Hundreds of people gather at Domino Plaza for a night of food, fun, festivities, drinking, dancing, singing, and more as local talent comes together.
Tourist locations and sightseeing
Besides architecture and cultural events, there is a general abundance of tourist-friendly attractions and sightseeing opportunities in the area. Some popular locations include Domino Park, Cubacho Museum and Performing arts Center, the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame, Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, and many more must-see locations.
It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and learn more about it, especially when you go on a tour of Little Havana.
Perfect for collecting souvenirs
Of course, what's a trip without souvenirs to commemorate it? Not only does Little Havana have plenty of stores and boutiques where you can shop for clothing, shoes, cigars, and much more, it's home to many local craftsmen and creators. Your patronage will help them grow their business and support local economies in the best way. It's one of the best ways to promote fair tourism practices.
Incredible food, drinks, and desserts
Last but not least, you have so many options for food, drinks, and desserts. From Cuban sandwiches to Cuban cigars and everything in between, enjoy the best coffee and soft serve of your life, have a hearty, authentic Cuban meal, and feast on food made by locals as you listen to live music. It's glorious!
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