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Little Havana is a thriving neighborhood in Miami, Florida, near Calle Ocho. It is considered one of the best places to visit in Miami because of its unique cultural offerings. This vibrant district is named after Havana, Cuba for being the largest known Cuban exile neighborhood in the world, with around a third of its inhabitants from Cuba and the rest from other Latin American countries. This neighborhood gives Miami a distinct flare and a vibrant, colorful culture. It is known for its top-rated Cuban restaurants, lively music, and other cultural characteristics. Little Havana is a fantastic destination for families, couples, and culturally curious travelers, and is an absolute must-visit for anyone traveling to Miami.A cultural Little Havana vacation rental
Plan a cultural excursion to Little Havana and choose from a variety of spectacular vacation rental options. The majority of vacation rentals in Little Havana feature an urban-chic design style with sleek, modern amenities and furnishings. A range of sizes and styles are available for a range of different budgets. Families and large groups can book spacious rentals, which are equipped to comfortably accommodate several people. Book a rental with a pool to cool off from the Miami heat from the comfort of your own private rental. Pet-friendly options are available for people traveling with pets.
Vacations in Little Havana
The area and getting around
If you’ll be arriving to Little Havana by plane, the closest airport is Miami International airport which has international and domestic flights and is just 5 miles from Little Havana. From the airport, you can take the tram or a public bus to Little Havana. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also available and take around 10 minutes from the airport to Little Havana.Getting around Little Havana
Little Havana is very walkable, so you will be able to get around on foot easily. The neighborhood is moderately sized, but you can experience the majority of major attractions on foot in just a day or two. Relying on public transportation options, such as the bus, is also an option. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also widely available throughout the neighborhood.
Travelers and activities
Little Havana offers a colorful and culturally rich destination for families of all ages. Make sure to see the Roosters at Calle Ocho. The rooster-themed installation is painted in bright, multi-colors and pays tribute to Cuban culture and folklore. For another culturally immersive experience, visit the open-air fruit market, Los Pinarenos. It’s the oldest open-air market in Miami and sells a variety of fresh fruit, juices, and other special products. Be sure to try the apple milkshake!Little Havana for couples
Couples will find no shortage of engaging and intriguing things to do in Little Havana. Learn about the history of world-famous Cuban cigars, which are one of the main industries in Little Havana. You can watch Cuban cigars being hand-made and rolled in a variety of family-owned Cuban cigar shops around the neighborhood. Enjoy a romantic date night at one of Little Havana’s most famous restaurants, Ball and Chain. The unique restaurant features live music, creative cocktails, and superb cuisine.
Little Havana is home to 8 different public parks! Visitors can explore all the parks, each of which offers something slightly unique and different.
Top 5 travel tips in Little Havana
Doing a walking tour of Little Havana is the best way to dive a little more deeply into the history and cultural characteristics of the neighborhood. There are several walking tour companies that you can book guided walking tours through. An expert local guide will walk you through the neighborhood's most significant places and share fascinating stories about the history and traditions of the area. You’ll get to visit all the most important landmarks and points of interest you may not have found on your own. Plus, the tour includes some true culinary gems!2. Visit the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame
This fun attraction is a must while visiting Little Havana. The Calle Ocho Walk of Fame is a sidewalk engraved with stars which pays tribute to various Cuban and Latin American cultural figures. It’s a great experience to walk through the star-stamped street, which is lined with restaurants and shops that you can browse along the way.3. Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
This energetic gathering space features an eclectic combination of art, live music, and dancing. It’s also home to a museum which features a beautiful collection of Cuban art from the 1800s and 1900s. You can sip on a cocktail while listening to live music, browsing the art gallery, and watching salsa dancing.4. Enjoy authentic Cuban food
One of the best ways to fully experience all the incredible culinary delights of Little Havana is to do a Little Havana Food tour. Sometimes the food tours are combined with a general walking tour, but separate food tours are available. If you’d prefer not to take an official food tour, and you’d like to discover the culinary gems of the neighborhood on your own, that is an option! Be sure you try the flan, chicken plantain cups, guava pastries, and Cuban sandwiches. There are many walk-up food windows around the neighborhood called “ventanitas” where you can easily grab Cuban coffee and pastries. Versailles Restaurant is one of the neighborhood's most iconic Cuban eateries, having been around since the early 1970s. Nearly every restaurant in the neighborhood will offer something Cuban-inspired and deliciously unique. There are several fresh fruit and juice stands as well.5. Catch a film at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami
This retro cinema is one of the oldest culture landmarks in Miami. It opened in 1926 and still plays regular show times until now. The art-house cinema is located near Domingo Park and offers cozy show rooms for watching. Be sure to check the show times before you go to catch a film here. The unique, laid-back ambience of this venue is something you won’t want to miss!