Solo Female Travel in Miami

Miami, a vibrant and multicultural city located in southeastern Florida, United States, is famously known for its pristine beaches, sparkling ocean, and diverse blend of cultures. It is a leading destination known for its bustling districts like Miami Beach, which features iconic white-sand beaches and vibrant nightclubs, as well as the Art Deco Historic District with its colorful architectural gems from the 1930s. The city's distinct Cuban influence is seen in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho, the heart of Little Havana district. Meanwhile, bohemian Coconut Grove offers lush, tropical landscapes and beautiful sailing bays. Miami's thriving art scene showcases global masterpieces in the Perez Art Museum and stunning contemporary and modern art in the city's internationally renowned Art Basel Miami event.

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Safety:Safe

Miami is generally safe for solo female travelers. Like any major city, it has areas that are more tourist-friendly and areas to avoid. Touristy spots like Miami Beach, Little Havana, and the Design District are patrolled and quite safe, even after dark. However, it is always recommended to be vigilant and mindful of your possessions, especially smartphones and purses. Using common sense, like not walking alone late at night in less crowded areas will enhance your safety.

Transport:Easy

Miami boasts a relatively efficient system of transportation options that make navigation quite convenient. These include buses and trains, among other modes. Additionally, the city is walkable and bike-friendly in some areas. While general navigation is easier in certain parts like Downtown or Miami Beach due to denser public transport service, some less central parts might require a bit more planning or time to traverse. Also, traffic congestion at peak hours can pose a challenge.

Things to do:Fascinating

Miami is a vibrant city filled with an array of activities for solo female travelers. From exploring the neighborhoods of Little Havana and Art Deco Historic District for some cultural immersion, to unwinding in the beautiful beaches of South Beach, Miami offers a variety of unique experiences. Don't miss out on the bustling culinary scene ranging from upscale dining to streetside Cuban cuisine. If you are art lover, Wynwood Walls offers you some of the best street art in the world. Also, two national parks close to Miami, Everglades and Biscayne provide a getaway to nature within city limits. Indeed, Miami is a city that never runs out of things to do.

Food:Excellent

Miami offers a rich tapestry of culinary delights, known for its diverse mix of influences including Latin American, Caribbean, and southern cuisines. You can indulge in everything from fresh seafood, traditional Cuban dishes, to trendy vegan eateries. The city also boasts a wide range of upscale gourmet restaurants and street food spots where you can try out local favorites like empanadas or ceviche. In terms of variety, flavor, and authenticity, Miami food scene is definitely top-notch.

Budget:Moderate

Miami offers a mixture of activities that can be tailored to suit a modest budget. While there's potential for lavish spending – particularly when it comes to luxury hotels, high-end restaurants, and extravagant nightlife – solo travelers can save by exploring public outdoor attractions like the stunning beaches, art districts, and local markets. Affordable transportation options, including bikes, scooters, and the Metromover, make navigating the city inexpensive. However, given that hotel prices and certain activities can stretch the budget, it might not be the cheapest U.S city to travel.

Is Miami worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 4 experiences

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Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

3.3/5

Food

3.4/5

Budget-friendly

3/5
Marley

Marley

United States

Solo travel experience

I felt pretty safe in Miami, although there were some weird people at the club. Knowing how to hold your own is essential and keeping small self-defense devices on you. As a girl, you will get into the clubs for free with a promoter, but some of them are weird.

Posted: April 11, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Mandy

Mandy (51)

United Kingdom

Couple travel experience

We love Miami, have been three times now for 3-5 days each trip Generally we felt safe, although we didn’t venture away from Miami Beach/South Beach much in the evenings. Daytime feels very safe. Obviously the beach and the Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach is the main draw, we spend a lot of time in the sea and eating in nearby restaurants. Great fun is to visit little Havana to dine and salsa, Coconut Grove is cool for dining too. Personally I wouldn’t choose go out alone at night, but sunset dinner and walk home I would do. It’s really hot, so don’t plan on doing too much, little bit of sightseeing and a lot of chilling is the best plan. Easy to get around via Uber or using the bus network.

Posted: April 1, 2024Experienced: August, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Noelle

Noelle

United States

Group travel experience

I felt safe with my girls and we stuck together the whole trip, especially in the clubs. The budget was pretty cheap even though we went during spring break season, I didn’t have to spend too much. I recommend Bacon B*tch for brunch, if you don’t mind being called a b*tch by your waitress lol. Overall it was a fun Aries trip with people I love!

Posted: January 28, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe. I stayed in Brownsville. I took public transportation and rideshare. Lots of ways to get around the city. Food was great. Mattie's, Naomi Garden and Chef Creole are local favorites to try.

Posted: December 14, 2023Experienced: November, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Rose

Miami

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Mari

Miami

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