If warm weather, beautiful beaches, and a booming nightlife sound like the ideal vacation spot, then Miami is one southeastern Florida city you won’t want to miss. When it comes to activities, variety abounds. From natural attractions to a thriving art scene, there are lots of things to do and see. With that in mind, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite Miami hotspots that we’re confident you’ll want to add to your itinerary.
Whether you’re looking to take a sunset stroll, work on your tan, or do some people watching, Miami’s beaches are where it’s at. Lummus Park, a wildly popular spot in South Beach near the Art Deco District, offers its patrons volleyball courts, jogging paths, and bike trails in addition to the prime location and panoramic views. If history or palatial hubs are more your thing, then you’ll enjoy spending time at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. Completed in 1924, this swimming spot was created from an old coral rock quarry.
If dancing and partying until the wee hours of the morning is something you like to indulge in from time to time, then there aren’t many better places to do so than Miami. The city is known for its club scene and hopping nightlife and there are a couple of places we would recommend. LIV nightclub is the place to be if you’re interested in partying like a rockstar. Located inside the Fontainebleau Hotel, It’s the place to see and be seen, especially if you’re not worried about shelling out some cash along the way. For a more intimate setting, try the Rec Room. Described as being similar to an underground basement a la That 70’s Show, the funk music will take you back to cooler times.
With fine dining, cool eateries, and more ambiance than you can shake a stick at, Miami has plenty of amazing places to get a meal. When it comes to having a culinary experience, Bazaar Mar by Jose Andrés is the place to go if you love seafood as fresh as your surroundings. Pristine and high-end, this is an establishment where you may need to reserve a table in advance. Zuma Miami is a great restaurant that is found within a hotel in Downtown Miami. The dining hotspot can be found in the Epic Hotel on Biscayne Boulevard Way and serves some of the best sushi in the state. For a city well-known for having some of the freshest seafood around that’s really saying something. Even better, the desserts are supposed to be just as amazing as the sashimi.
If art and culture are your thing, then Miami won’t disappoint. In fact, you may even decide to immerse yourself permanently. But before you make this city your new home find out if their museums are up your alley. There is a wide variety of museums hosting everything from fine art to contemporary design and even cars. Sunny Isles Beach plays host to the Dezer Collection, a one-of-a-kind automobile museum that boasts over 1200 vehicles. That includes a Batmobile and more than a few of James Bond’s cars as well. The Perez Art Museum Miami, also known as PAMM, features extensive Latin American collections, views of Biscayne Bay, and social activities. And last but not least, the Lowe Art Museum situated on the University of Miami campus features lots of classic art, offers rotating exhibitions, and holds art classes for adults.