12 Things To Do in Miami Before You Turn 40

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More often than not it seems like Miami is either a town for the very old or the very young. Either retirees or barely-twenty somethings who think of the city as a perpetual party. But for those who've said a permanent goodbye to their twenties, but aren't quite ready for retirement, Miami might seem to have lost a bit of its sparkle.

In your thirties, your bank account is probably bigger and your family is likely larger, but there's still plenty to do in the Magic City. Here are a few suggestions.

See also: 18 Things to Do in Miami Before You Turn 30

12. Enjoy a Florida Grand Opera performance or a night Miami City Ballet from the expensive seats:

In your thirties, you have the extra cash for a special treat. And you might even have the attention span.

11. Visit the maternity unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Whether it's to visit a friend's or sibling's baby, or meet your own, babies are an inevitable part of your 30s.

Lookin' good, Vizcaya.
Lookin' good, Vizcaya.
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10. Be a tourist: Remember the Venetian Pool, Vizcaya, Fairchild Botanical Tropical Garden, and the Coral Castle? Your parents probably took you when you were young and have a bunch of photographs of you smiling a toothy, toddler grin. They're worth experiencing again in your thirties, they're still as magical as they were two decades ago. Top it off with a meal at Joe's Stone Crabs or News Cafe.

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