Sandwiched between Burleigh and Mermaid Beach, Miami is a small suburb with big energy. Once an industrial hub housing trade businesses and storage sheds, this southern suburb has evolved into a bustling urban hub that is go-to for Gold Coast locals and visitors. They come for the cafe culture, artistic undercurrent, laid back lifestyle and refreshingly authentic feel of the place. With cafes, restaurants, art spaces, creative workshops, music venues, craft breweries and night markets, there are endless options for entertainment. Miami Marketta is a Gold Coast institution - a hybrid street food market, live music venue and nightspot open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Sprawling Pizzey Park is a haven for lovers of sports - with an Olympic pool, sports clubs, walking trails and one of the best skate parks in Australia. And a visit to Miami would not be complete without getting your feet in the sand at the golden stretch of beach. The walking path that runs parallel is one of the most picturesque parts of the Gold Coast - follow it all the way to the south end of Miami Beach to see the iconic rainbow staircase (you'll know them when you see them) which leads to to Mick Schamberg Park, with uninterrupted views up and down the coastline.