Skip to Main Content

PSJD: A NALP Initiative

Having Fun on the Cheap - Miami

Use PSJD's "Having Fun on the Cheap" pages, which are compiled by locals, to learn how to stretch your paycheck and maximize your fun while completing an internship or working in a big city. Contact us at psjd@nalp.org if you have resources to contribute.  Thanks.

Fun & Free Things to Do

One Bal Harbour. This free cinema series takes place on the sand behind One Bal Harbour on Saturday evenings.. Enjoy the film from couches or pillows with free popcorn. Parking is available in the lot beneath the Haulover bridge or valet at One Bal Harbour Resort, 10295 Collins Ave. The schedule can be found here - http://www.balharbourflorida.com/calendar?category=show_all&m=4&y=2012.

Soundscape, Miami Beach. Free movies are shown outdoors on the Soundscape screen every Wednesday evening. The Soundscape is located at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The schedule can be found here - https://www.nws.edu/events-tickets/wallcast-concerts-and-park-events/.

Yoga - There are free yoga classes offered all around the city! Click here to find out where - https://miamionthecheap.com/free-yoga-classes/#!/

Wynwood & Design District Art Walk - The Second Saturday of the month. Hours are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Check out ArtCircuits to see what’s on exhibit and get a gallery map. You can also find a list of events on the Design District Facebook page.

Gables Art Walk along Ponce de Leon Boulevard on Coral Gables Gallery Night. On the first Friday of every month galleries keep their doors open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and give gratis art advice, provide transportation between galleries, and offer wine and cheese.

Museum visits. The Miami-Dade Public Library offers free passes to local museums. The passes, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, allow up to a family of four to check out the Miami Children’s Museum, Zoo Miami and others. Click here for details. The Miami Art Museum offers free admission every Sunday and second Saturday of the month to view its collection of contemporary art.

On Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), Little Havana's Calle Ocho transforms into an open-air gallery with 100 artists, sculptors, and musicians filling the sidewalks with their creations and concerts. The event, held the last Friday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., is free of charge and includes walking tours of Little Havana.

Other Miami Musts!

Walk along the boardwalk at Southpoint Park. http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/parksandrecreation/scroll.aspx?id=57993

Lincoln Road. This road is closed off to the street and full of great shopping, restaurants, happy hour spots! http://lincolnroadmall.com/

Beach - Miles of free-access beaches dot the southern coast of Florida. Miami Beach has South Pointe Park (with a pier), South Beach, Surfside, and Haulover Park (a clothing-optional beach). South Miami boasts Matheson Hammock Park Beach, while Key Biscayne and Virginia Key have three beaches offering family-friendly activities and adventures for thrill-seekers (sailboarding, windsurfing, and jet-skiing).

Rent a Deco Bike. Save time, money, and the environment by renting a Deco Bike accessible from dozens of locations 24 hours per day. - http://www.decobike.com/

Full Moon Kayak from South Beach. A 'Fool Moon' kayak begins with a guided kayak tour through the islands at sunset with a final destination of Monument Island. Once on the island, you will enjoy a bon fire, weenie roast, smores, beverages, music & more. http://www.southbeachkayak.com/sched.html

Farmers markets. Even when you don’t need locally grown organic vegetables, these markets are great places to people-watch or pick up non-food items, such as jewelry and accessories. Some offer music, exercise classes and more.

The last Sunday of the month brings Sundays on the Green at Wynwood Green, an outdoor market featuring vendors with handmade goods, live music, workshops, organic pet food and more. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. at 572 NW 23 St., Wynwood.

The Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market of Miami Beach. Every two weeks on Sunday. - http://www.antiquecollectiblemarket.com/

Miami’s neighborhoods:

Miami Beach – the iconic art deco-dotted, world famous party center

Brickell – financial center with lots of young professionals and bar hopping activity

Coral Gables – Beautiful architecture, tree-lined streets, residential, and home to the university of miami!

Coconut Grove - where you’ll be staying. a historic hideaway for pirates and other swashbucklers turned tree-lined cobblestone streets. on the water. lots of bars and shops.

Wynwood & Design District- These are up & coming neighborhoods full of fun art galleries.  Some fun bars and restaurants too.