People passing by the storefronts in Little Havana, Miami
People passing by the storefronts in Little Havana, Miami

Little Havana

Miami, Florida

The basics

The neighborhood's colorful spirit unfolds on Calle Ocho, Little Havana's bustling main street, reminiscent of Cuba. On this block between SW 15th and 17th Avenues, the Miami Arts District contains a string of studios and galleries that showcase some of the best Latin American art in the country. Nearby, travelers will find the Bay of Pigs Museum & Library, which enshrines the crew of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, and on the two blocks at SW 13th Street, south of Calle Ocho, are monuments of Cuban patriots and freedom fighters.

Many tour options combine a visit to this neighborhood with tours of other popular spots in Miami and the surrounding area: South Beach and its art deco architecture, Miami Beach, the Everglades National Park, Coconut Grove, or the art galleries in nearby Wynwood. Walking tours and bike tours are easy ways to see the area, while bus tours can be a welcome respite from Miami's summer heat. Half-day Little Havana tours take in the neighborhood's sights, while full-day options also visit other Miami highlights.

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Authentic Little Havana Food and Culture Walking Tour
Authentic Little Havana Food and Culture Walking Tour
$69.00 per adult
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Best food tour ever
Our tour guide was Danny. We have been on several food tours..but he is what made this my favorite food tour ever. Thanks Danny...for a FUN, informative, and yummy experience.
Dennis_M, Feb 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Little Havana houses some of Miami's most popular live music spots. Stop by Ball & Chain, Bar Nancy, or Hoy Como Ayer for a show.

  • Make sure to grab doughnuts at Velvet Creme, Miami's oldest doughnut shop, and ice cream at Azucar.

  • There's a lot to explore—plan to spend at least three hours here.

  • The Calle Ocho Walk of Fame celebrates the actors, writers, artists, and musicians who have helped shape the Little Havana community.

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How to get there

The Miami River separates Little Havana from downtown Miami on the northeast border. Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) is the neighborhood's epicenter, running between NW 22nd Avenue and SW 10th Avenue. You can get to the area via the Metromover train or by bus. If you're coming by car, take I-95 to NW 7th Street.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

Daily life is always pulsating to the beat of Cuban music in Little Havana. A daytime visit lets travelers see the neighborhood's charming, banal side; the nightlife that erupts after dark is worth a visit in itself.

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What to eat in Little Havana

One of the best ways to experience a culture is through its food, and Cuban culture in Miami's Little Havana is no exception. On a culinary tour, you can taste authentic Cuban foods and specialties such as guava pastries, chicken plantain cups, and flan ice cream while learning about Cuban traditions, history, and culinary practices from a local tour guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Little Havana?
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