Wynwood Walls
Miami Beach

They say the best things in life are free and this couldn’t be more true in Miami. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, couple staycation or solo retreat, there’s never been a better time to explore everything our colorful city has to offer, especially when you don’t have to shell out any money! From early morning fresh markets to late night art walks, our Loews Miami Beach Hotel Team put together a list of their favorite activities that won’t break your budget.

Fresh Market Finds

From locals to travelers and even out-of-towners, fresh markets are a great way for you to experience the uniquely local flavors Miami features in its everyday cuisine. Here are our top three markets to visit:

Lincoln Road Farmers Market: Located on the bustling streets of South Beach, fruit smoothies and freshly cracked coconuts line the pedestrian mall between Washington and Meridian Avenues. Open year-round on Sundays, from 9 AM to 6:30 PM, the market makes sure you have time to snack after your stop at the beach.

Mary Brickell Village Farmers Market: A quick drive away, you will find vendors that feature weekly-changing goods including artisanal jewelry, pet supplies and more. This is a perfect pit stop to take in Brickell’s breathtaking scenes while grabbing a bite to eat by the bay.

Coconut Grove Farmers Market: Open for nearly two decades, this market is a local’s staple for vegan desserts, Jamaican dishes and everyday necessities like spices. With an opening time of 11 AM, you’ll have more time to sleep in or lounge poolside.

Art Walk Activations

Filled with graffiti-splashed walls, eccentric sculptures and an abundance of galleries, it’s no wonder why Miami was recently named the “New Art Capital of America.” To get a glimpse into our culture, here are three neighborhoods where you can take a tour:

Wynwood: Created to showcase the art galleries within its district, Wynwood Art Walk takes place on the second Saturday of each month and features more than 60 shops along with draw-dropping wall murals from artists across the globe.

Coral Gables: From trolley rides to free wine, Coral Gables Gallery Night is the place to be and be seen on the first Friday of every month. Featuring live music, art installations, food and spirits, you can bring your friends, family or neighbors for a night under the stars.

Bird Road: With no galleries in sight, you may be wondering why we added this location to our list of must-see places. It’s because industrial spaces have been converted into working art studios and you can view the way emerging and established artists use the area to create their work.

Bike Tour Brigades

We like to think the best way to enjoy Miami is on bike and there’s certainly a ton to discover while on the road. Grab your sneakers, a cycle and explore these three destinations:

Wynwood Murals: To uncover hidden gems in “America’s Greatest Neighborhood,” bike enthusiast Ryan the Wheelbarrow offers free tours Tuesday through Sunday beginning at noon. The hour tour digs deep into the history, art and culture of the area, including all of its many faces.

Coconut Grove Tales: Travel through time and explore the historic sites and shady lanes of Coconut Grove with local historian, Frank Schena. Free the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 AM to 12 PM, this is a great tour to let your inner history buff loose.

Critical Mass: Held on the last Friday of every month, cycle enthusiasts gather together for a 20-mile ride through Miami and Miami Beach. While we don’t consider this your average tour, we do think it’s one you should cross off your Miami Beach bucket list.

Ashley