Kick-start summer: Fun things to do Memorial Day Weekend in Miami

Your Miami luxury villa is booked and the bags are packed. Now it’s time to plan some rewarding activities for the kickoff to summer, Memorial Day Weekend.


Chihuly at Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables is 83 acres devoted to conserving the natural beauty of South Florida. It’s an appropriate backdrop for Dale Chihuly’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date of spectacular glass sculptures. Check out Tropical Chihuly Nights on Thursday and Sunday evenings, a twinkling wonderland of glass and light.


Miami Museum Month

May is Museum Month in Miami, so you’re arriving just in time to catch it. Miami has a wealth of museums for every taste. We’re confident you’ll enjoy these two.

The centerpiece of the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in nearby Coconut Grove is the James Deering estate, a National Historic Landmark, built in 1910s. This European-inspired estate includes a main house filled with art and furnishings, 10 acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock, and a historic village.

Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly Miami Art Museum) is Miami-Dade County’s flagship museum located in a 200,000 sq ft facility dedicated in 2013 in downtown Miami. The museum’s permanent collection is dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show

This very popular home show runs Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, Memorial Day at the Broward County Convention Center. This year’s show offers a plethora of exhibits, presentations and stage events, including Chip Wade, host of the Emmy Award-wining ‘Elbow Room’ on HGTV and an art exhibit titled “At Home wit Art: Topographies.” 


Memorial Day Kidzfest at Flamingo Gardens

For families with children, this event was made for you! Flamingo Gardens is a 60- acre tropical paradise just a half hour north of Miami in Broward County. The Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary within the Gardens is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, peacocks, and flamingos. Kidzfest kicks up the fun a notch with some kid-centric activities like free pony rides, a bounce house, hulu hoop contest, live music, and arts and crafts activities.

If you haven’t yet booked your Miami villa vacation, there’s still time. Click here and choose the luxury villa rental that suits your family group. And let’s get summer started, Miami-style!

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