Rise and shine like the colorful roosters that dot the streets of Miami's Little Havana neighborhood and which no doubt make the best spots for Instagram-worthy selfies.
Grab a shot of Cuban coffee and toast from El Pub Restaurant or other cafeteria windows—ventanitas—to wake up like the locals. Pro-tip: The city's official coffee break time is 3:05 pm and is known as Cafecito 3:05.
Tour the historic monuments including the Cuban Memorial Plaza, the 12-foot marble Bay of Pigs Invasion Monument (SW 13th Avenue/Eighth Street) and the bust of José Martí at Domino Park.
Take in a game of dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park, aka "Domino Park," and sit with generations of Cubans who visit the park daily for camaraderie, to smoke cigars and engage in discussions of world politics.
For that "only in Miami" experience, visit this open-air fruit stand on 13th Avenue for a thirst-quenching glass of "guarapo"—sugar cane juice—or shakes made from a variety of tropical fruits. Note: Cash-only stand.
Get artfully inspired at this Cuban art gallery with works from 1800-1956, in addition to collections of cigars and 482 bottles of rum. At night, the center turns into a nightlife spot with live music and salsa dancing.
Azucar Ice Cream Co. is an award-winning, neighborhood treasure serving Cuban ice cream. Ice cream flavors include sunset-colored mamey, creamy avocado with condensed milk and sweet pink guava.
Toast happy hour at Bar Nancy, a new cool, nautically-themed craft cocktail den. The rum-and-whiskey heavy menu of libations use the best local fruits, herbs and spices available for its infusions, bitters and tonics.
Just before sunset, head to the Tower Theater for a foreign—English/Spanish-language—or independent film. This old-time movie palace from the 1920s is a popular venue during the annual Miami Film Festival.
Groove to everything from jazz to Latin pop to Afro-Cuban funk at this Ball & Chain. This iconic bar and lounge also serves shareable small plates of Cuban food, specialty cocktails and desserts.