Indoor Activities to Still Get the Most Out of Summer in Miami

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And before we knew it – it was summer in Miami. Long gone are the days when you could window shop your way through Design District or take a nice relaxing walk on the beach. Summer is here, people and now is the time when AC means more to you than your own family. A time when ice cream’s no longer a suggestion, rather a necessity, when sweat becomes the new highlighter. #youglowgirl So in honor of the start of summer, we have listed some of our favorite indoor activities to help you escape the heat, and the rain, and make the most of those long summer days.

GO MUSEUM HOPPIN’

PAMM, Downtown. Just over the MacArthur Causeway, in the heart of downtown, sits the Perez Art Museum Miami and Sculpture Garden. Specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art, the PAMM showcases international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. And hosting events like Second Saturdays and ‘Art After Dark’, every Thursday from 6 pm – 8:30 pm, there’s always a reason to visit. Open from Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, and closed Wednesday, admission is $16 per adult.

José Carlos Martinat. American Echo Chamber, 2018. PAMM.

José Carlos Martinat. American Echo Chamber, 2018. PAMM.

Frost Museum of Science, Downtown. Within walking distance from the PAMM sits the Frost Science Museum. Six stories tall, with a planetarium, aquarium, and a rooftop observation deck, the Frost is the perfect place to get lost for the day. Open Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm and Saturday – Sunday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm., admission is $29.95.

The Bass, Miami Beach. New exhibits come and go pretty quickly out on Miami Beach, so getting to The Bass at least once every few months is a must. Located just blocks from the beach, it is the perfect summertime activity. Open Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm and closed Monday – Tuesday, the admission is lower than most at $10.

ICA, Design District. Easily missed, the ICA is not only a summer destination spot but a Design District hidden gem. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm and closed Mondays, admission to the ICA is FREE, which we all know is rare in the Magic City. Three floors of contemporary artists like Paulo Nazareth, Robert Grosvenor, and Ettore Sottsass, the ICA is small but mighty.

Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory” at ICA Miami.

Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory” at ICA Miami.

HIT UP A LOCAL MOVIE THEATRE

Brickell City Centre, Brickell. What’s better than eating half your weight in chips and coach-potato-ing alone whilst watching the latest thriller? How about doing it in public? But, seriously. The CMX at Brickell City Centre offers table service – yes table service – with a full food and bar menu. You can literally sip on wine all night long without ever having to get up. Yes, heaven is on earth. And it’s in Brickell City Centre.

O Cinema, Miami Beach. A non-profit, independent movie theatre located in North Miami Beach, O Cinema shows a variety of art, foreign and family films. In addition to screenings, the theatre is host to other cultural events like art exhibits, opera and ballet.

Tower Theater, Little Havana. Having opened in 1926, Tower Theater in Calle Ocho is one of Miami’s oldest cultural landmarks. Funded by Miami Dade College, The Tower Theater shows monthly screenings of the Miami Film Society and continues to be a cultural hub for the it’s community with both Spanish and English language films.

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EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH ONE (OR ALL) OF MIAMI’S FOOD HALLS.

St. Roch Market, Design District. Based on the original historic St. Roch Market in New Orleans, this food hall and eatery is lined with some of Miami’s finest vendors. Like Fernando Chang’s ‘Itamae’, Andrew Zarzosa’s ‘Yuzu’, and Chef Chloe and the Vegan Cafe. Complete with their bar stocked with craft cocktails, wine and beer, you won’t ever need to leave.

The Citadel, Little River District. In similar Miami Food Hall fashion, The Citadel at Little River is packed full of some of Miami’s favorites. Like Ash! Pizza Parlor, Bachour, Taquiza, and Vice City Bean, this food hall has it all. And for those warm summer nights, head up to the recently revealed rooftop bar and entertainment space for the Summer Series on the Rooftop, with live music performances, djs and health and wellness classes.

Photo of Timeout Market by FujiFilmGirl.

Photo of Timeout Market by FujiFilmGirl.

Time Out Market, Miami Beach. Miami’s newest food hall to open its doors, Time Out Market is home to 17 different restaurant concepts and three bars, like Wabi Sabi by Shuji, Michael Beltrain’s Leña, and Norman Van Aken’s Beach Pie. Within walking distance from the beach, Time Out Market is about to be your newest favorite summer dining destination.

BOWLING AND SKATING.

Basement at The Miami Beach Edition. It can be hard to stay active underneath the firey ball that is the Miami sun, but fear not – the Miami Beach Edition’s got the hook up. A “micro-club” made up of a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and nightclub, the Basement has everything to keep you entertained and out of the sun for hours upon hours. Your skin will thank you later.

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READ YOUR HEART OUT AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY OR BOOKSTORE.

Books & Books. With locations throughout Miami and even as far down as the Keys, Books & Books is, really, a unicorn. An independent bookstore that continues to not only survive, but to flourish in a major international city, this little bookshop is one in a million. Summer Life Hack: spend the morning hiding from the heat and torrential rain as you browse the shop to find your newest favorite beach read.

Photo: Haute Living.

Photo: Haute Living.

Public Library, Everywhere baby! The library is always a good choice when trying to decide just how to spend those long, summer days. Rows and rows of books, and hidden nooks to cozy up in, the library is the perfect Summer getaway.

Katy Prohira