The FTX Arena is Miami Heat’s 20,000-seat sports arena on Biscayne Bay. It’s one of the major sports and entertainment facilities in the United States. Home to the basketball team Miami Heat, three-time winner of the NBA Championships (2006, 2012, and 2013), the FTX Arena hosts various special events, including family shows and concerts.
Here are some of the best things to do near the FTX Arena.
The Greater Miami and Miami Downtown is known worldwide for its fabulous restaurants, hotels and club scene — not to mention the breathtaking beaches. Some notable restaurants near the FTX Arena include Klaw Restaurant, Mignonette Downtown and Catch Bar & Grill, all of which are about a 5-minute drive away.
Klaw offers a selection of king crab and beef, emphasizing specific breeds, environmental concerns, sustainability and raw product preservation. Mignonette is a popular oyster bar that features superior selections of seafood, oysters, veggies and prime meats. Catch Bar and Grill provides a laid-back dining experience beside the marina.
Treasures of Nature
Greater Miami is teeming with nature, making it an ideal destination if you love to adventure outdoors, whether on water or land. Go to Crandon Park, Deering Estate or Oleta River State Park for stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking.
Explore seagrass beds, mangroves and dunes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. You might even catch a glimpse of some of the 200 species of birds that inhabit or migrate through the nature center.
Visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and take a walk past flowering, tropical fruit and rare palm trees. Get a taste of an expansive wilderness with various guided tours, scenic drives and hikes at Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park.
Take a boat and explore Biscayne National Park, 95% of which is underwater. This national park is home to the Florida Reef, one of the most extensive coral barrier reefs in the world and the only living one in the United States, as well as the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world.
Plenty of opportunities are available to immerse yourself in Greater Miami’s lively culture. Stroll past its thrilling street art, or check out the art galleries. Go on a Miami Design Preservation League’s walking tour to view the local Art Deco architecture. Visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) or The Bass.
Spend an afternoon at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami Seaquarium, the Venetian Pool or Zoo Miami. Experience the diverse cuisine in Greater Miami at alluring restaurants, or visit Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery for a taste of beer and wine made from local fruits.
If you’re looking to enjoy luxury accommodations, consider booking a much-need session at one of the deluxe hotel spas in Greater Miami. Or you can shop at local stores, such as Brickell City Centre, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops or Dadeland Mall.
Inside the FTX Arena is the Waterfront Theatre. Boasting a 1,000–6,000 seating capacity, this cutting-edge yet homely theatre features spectacular performances, including family shows, concerts, cultural events and special events.
Endless Sights and Attractions
The FTX arena’s prime location gives you access to numerous sights and attractions in Biscayne Bay and Greater Miami. Nearby restaurants and hotels offer diverse cuisine, and the surrounding nature is replete with incredible vistas.
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