a citizen’s guide to Little Havana

a Cuban delight worth Salsa-ing into

Hola, amigos and amigas! Get ready for a spicy adventure as we dive into the lively streets of Little Havana. This neighbourhood is a fiesta of Cuban culture, vibrant energy and mouthwatering delights. So slip on your dancing shoes and prepare for a tongue-tickling journey through this fun and fabulous guide to Little Havana!

where is Little Havana?

Picture this: you're in Downtown Miami and you can practically smell the aroma of Cuban coffee and hear the lively beats of salsa music. Well, my friends, that's Little Havana, just a quick shimmy away! Head west from Downtown until you reach the Miami River. Cross SW 37th Avenue, and voilà! You've arrived at the heart of Latin paradise. Get ready to rumba your way through the streets.

swing your hips at Calle Ocho

Welcome to Calle Ocho, also known as the dazzling Eighth Street! Here, the air is filled with Latin rhythms and colourful murals dance along the walls. Channel your inner superstar as you stroll through the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame, where Latin legends are forever enshrined. And don't forget to make a pit stop at a Cuban café for a cup of bold and aromatic Cuban coffee that will have you ready to salsa the night away!

get a taste of Havana

Prepare your taste buds for a flavour explosion – Little Havana is a food lover's paradise, serving up the best darn Cuban sandwich in all of Miami. Sink your teeth into layers of succulent roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles that'll make your taste buds dance. Explore the array of restaurants, such as legendary spots like Versailles and hidden gems serving up authentic Cuban cuisine. And let's not forget about dessert — indulge in Azucar Ice Cream's luscious flavours that will transport you straight to Cuban dessert heaven.

relax in Domino Park

Time to take a siesta in the heart of the fiesta! Welcome to Domino Park, where the sound of clinking tiles and infectious laughter fills the air. Find a cosy spot under the shade of towering trees and watch the locals engage in a thrilling game of dominoes. Feel free to join in the fun or simply kick back, enjoy a refreshing mojito and soak up the relaxed vibes. It's the perfect spot to unwind, people-watch and let the Cuban spirit seep into your soul.

admire Cubaocho’s art collection

Calling all art enthusiasts! Prepare to be dazzled by Cubaocho, a haven of Cuban artistic brilliance. This hip art gallery and bar showcases the largest Cuban art collection outside of Cuba itself. Feast your eyes on mesmerizing paintings, captivating sculptures and historical memorabilia from renowned Cuban artists. Sip on a refreshing mojito as live music fills the air, turning your art appreciation journey into a lively dance party.

catch the next Marlins Game

Batter up, sports fans – it's time to hit a home run of excitement. Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and head to LoanDepot Park, where the Miami Marlins play ball. Join the energetic crowd as they cheer, chant and do the wave with unbridled enthusiasm. Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of America's favourite pastime, all while indulging in ballpark treats that'll have your taste buds doing a victory dance.

visit Tower Theater

Explore the iconic Tower Theater, where you can catch captivating films and cultural events that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. And if you're longing for a beachy escape, the nearby Cuban beaches offer sun-soaked shores and crystal-clear waters that'll make you want to cha-cha your way into the ocean.

explore the Cuban Market

Before bidding adiós to Little Havana, make sure to visit the bustling Cuban market, a lively hub of vibrant colours, exotic scents and irresistible flavours. From fresh produce to unique crafts, this market is a treasure trove of Cuban delights that'll make you feel like you've stumbled upon a hidden gem.

So, amigos and amigas, grab your fedoras, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to immerse yourself in the sizzling spirit of Little Havana. This Cuban paradise will have you dancing, laughing and craving more of its vibrant and fun-filled experiences. ¡Vamos a bailar y disfrutar! And remember, when life gives you Little Havana, shake it, don't stir it!

eat, dance, rest, repeat

Looking for the perfect place to rest your dancing feet after a lively day in Little Havana? citizenM Miami hotels have got you covered. Our vibrant and stylish hotels are the ultimate oasis for travellers seeking luxury, fun and a touch of quirkiness.

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citizenM Miami Worlcenter hotel
At citizenM Miami Worldcenter, located just a stone's throw away from Little Havana, you'll find yourself immersed in contemporary design and sparkling-new technology. Relax in the cosy yet stylish rooms, featuring plush beds and innovative amenities. With a 24/7 grab-and-go food and beverage concept, you can satisfy your late-night cravings or grab a quick bite before heading out to explore more of Miami.

citizenM Miami Brickell Hotel
Meanwhile, citizenM Brickell, nestled in the heart of the buzzing Brickell neighbourhood, offers a unique blend of comfort and cosmopolitan flair. Unwind in the chic living rooms, adorned with vibrant artwork and luxurious amenities. With its vibrant communal spaces and a rooftop bar boasting panoramic city views, this hotel is the perfect spot to raise a glass and toast to the adventures of the day.

So, after you've danced the night away in Little Havana, stumble your way to an XL-comfy bed citizenM Miami hotel for some well-deserved sleep. Book your stay and experience the perfect blend of style and luxury in the heart of Miami. ¡Vamos!

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