Buena Vista in Miami, Florida, has become a favorite location for tourists, locals, and celebrities. This destination is home to many exciting attractions, and has continued to develop throughout the years. Buena Vista is a historic neighborhood and is north of the Design District. It is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami.
Buena Vista started out as a small village in the 1890s, with many houses, grocery stores, and churches. As the Miami population grew in the early 1900s, more and more buildings started to be put into the area and it began to grow. The houses here have unique styles such as, Bungalow, Pueblo, Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival. Today, Buena Vista is a lot more than just a neighborhood with houses. Now, there are restaurants, museums, and high-rise apartment buildings.
Jungle Island is a popular attraction and is fun for all ages. Here, visitors can see many exotic plants and animals. There is a VIP safari tour available and camps that children can participate in. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is the Buena Vista Bistro. It’s an award winning spot and is known as the “Best Late Dining” by the Miami New Times. This restaurant in 1950s themed and ingredients come fresh from the market. The Perez Art Museum Miami is another hotspot in the Buena Vista neighborhood. This museum features modern and contemporary international art. It has an beautiful view of Biscayne Bay and shows 12 exhibitions at a time. The last attraction spot to mention is the Vista View Park. This 272 acre park is a great way to be outdoors. There are basketball courts, fishing spots, nature trails, and golf courses. This park is so popular that activities can fill up fast.
Because Buena Vista is so close to Buena Vista Lake and Disneyworld, many celebrities travel here for vacation, and sometimes work. Reba McEntire and Charlie Puth were recently in the area and both of them also made their way to Disneyworld. Craig Robins, Neil Patrick Harris, and Chris Rock also travel here frequently. Adam Sandler and George Clooney have been spotted in Buena Vista as well.
Buena Vista has grown quite a bit from the small village is started out as. It is a great destination to visit with many different things to do for fun.