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MIA: 5 Things We Love About Miami International Airport

Stuck at the Airport’s “5 Things We Love About…” series continues today with a look at some of the notable features and amenities at Miami International Airport (MIA).

Keep in mind that some of the amenities at MIA may be temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 concerns, but we’re confident they’ll return.

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Here are 5 Things We Love About Miami International Airport (MIA)

By R&R Studios

1. The art at MIA Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA) has a robust collection of permanent public art as well as temporary exhibitions.

Here’s a sampling:

‘Meltdown’ by Jen Stark at MIA

Murals by Carybé 

2. The MIA Beach

It started as an April Fool’s joke. But now MIA does have a beach (of sorts) in the terminal.

3. Monitors showing vintage MIA & Miami

Instead of taking down a bank of video flight monitors, MIA and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College use the monitors to show vintage film clips.

4. Local Caribbean and Cuban cuisine at MIA

Miami International Airport (MIA) is a great place to find real – and really great – Cuban and Caribbean meals and keep-you-awake Cuban coffee. Just a few of the places to find local flavor at MIA include Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, La Carreta, Cafe La Carreta, Cafe Versailles, Estefan Kitchen Express, Ku-Va Restaurant and Bar..

5. Cool Souvenirs at MIA

Travelers can find some unique souvenirs at Miami International Airport.

Our favorites include stone crabs packed for travel, hand-rolled Cuban-style cigars and travel gear from the colorful Britto shop.