Miami is home to one of the world’s largest ports and one of America’s best vacation cities. You have probably heard about the famous beaches and 365 days of summer, but there’s a whole lot more to this town once you peel back the layers. We’ve created this handy guide for the cruiser seeking a Uniquely Miami experience before or after they set sail.

What To Do in Downtown Miami Before Your Cruise
Staying at a Hilton hotel in Downtown Miami puts you just minutes from the cruise port. and close to some of Miami’s hottest spots. There are great options for all types of travelers including the chic boutique-style hotel. The Gabriel Miami, Curio Collection by Hilton or the comfortable suite hotel, Homewood Suites in Miami Downtown/Brickell.

Those staying at Hiltons in Downtown Miami have the whole city at their fingertips, but you’ll need some energy to see and do it all. Start your day with a quick ride over to Panther Coffee where you can sip on a freshly-roasted cup of coffee. This Miami-based specialty roaster puts their roasting process on display every Monday morning and throughout the afternoon. The smell alone will draw you in and wake you up!

From there, the Wynwood Walls are just a short walk down the way. These huge displays of street art are famous the world over and visitors come from around the globe to enjoy the graffiti-style art. Take a stroll through layers of stunning imagery among an array of contrasting colors, or sip a mocha at the adjoining cafe as you take in the scenery. Miami is a multicultural city, and nowhere is that more on display than through the art galleries and local boutiques that line the streets of Wynwood. Forbes once ranked Wynwood as one of America’s “Hippest” neighborhoods thanks to the modern art that has encompassed the city.

There’s a ton to do in the Miami and if you’re cruising from the Magic City, make sure you leave time before and after to explore! From the food and art to Cuban culture not found anywhere else in the United States, Miami is as unique as it gets. For more great things to do, check out Hilton’s awesome guide to the city, with maps, restaurant recommendations and more for all your vacation needs!

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