Little Havana, Miami’s Cuban district, is noted for its distinct cultural environment more than its abundance of tourist attractions. The streets are lined with restaurants and speciality food stores, and Latin music fills the air. Locals congregate in public areas to socialise.
Murals depicting famous Cuban people and situations from daily life adorn the walls of structures. The district’s main road, Calle Ocho, is where much of the action takes place, although Little Havana extends far beyond it, into the adjacent streets and avenues. The neighbourhood provides plenty of opportunities for people-watching. This is, of course, the place to go for Cuban food.
The Calle Ocho Festival, which takes place in March, is the world’s greatest celebration of Cuban culture. This street festival has grown to include more Latin American cultures over the years, and it is now a fantastic way to sample Latin American music and Caribbean cuisine.