A short but efficient guide filled with recommendations for a great time in the beach party city of the US east coast.
Me and my husband needed a weekend away in a warm and fun place to relax, we saw the flights during spring time and didn’t think twice.
Even though it was spring break (the time of year that college kids have their break and for that reason places get super busy), it was Easter weekend. Now, I don’t know if there’s any change to that but as crowded as it could have been, and considering Miami Beach a pretty touristy place, it was actually pleasant.
We flew to Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) and, even late at night, that place was packed. Really crazy to just try to get a ride and get to the hotel. So if you can, choose Miami airport (MIA).
We had 3 nights and 4 days, although considering the amazing weather and the numerous things to do, it was a good amount of time in my opinion.
Where to stay:
There are many Hotels, Airbnbs and rental properties to choose from.
We stayed at the Kaskades South Beach (Urbanica Hotels). It was being renovated, but it didn’t bother us. Our room was pretty nice, comfortable and it worked for what we needed.
Where to go / What to do:
We were supposed to go to a club but it starts later as midnight (just like Brazil night life and many other places in the world), but we were super tired from late flight and waking up early and tiring out during the day that we decided to skip this time and wake up early again to try to catch a sunrise, which ended up being the best decision, since we got to watch an amazing one as you can see below:
Anyway… I know you want to know, so I got your back. The best clubs as recommendations from locals and visitors:
For drinks and a good chit chat:
- Juvia (Rooftop and restaurant)
- Nikki Beach (Beach club)
- Havana 1957 Cuban cuisine (Espanola way)
- Nothing better than the sand, a good sun bed, and listening to the sound of the waves, right?
Life is better in a bikini anyways.
Boat tours and rentals are always a good idea as well.
Miami Beach and South beach are amazing.
Miami has lots of hotel beach chair services and South beach its a sports + LGBT public, I really loved both.
I still can’t believe we sat still and spent the whole day laying at the beach and enjoying the sun in 2 of the 3 days we had. I think I was craving it so much that I had to soak up everything I could hahaha
Lincoln road is a great place to walk around, there is a open mall that is fantastic.
What to eat:
I’d say that Miami got my heart and my stomach haha
As you know, I love to eat, but I’m also picky with my food, I like savory.
Here is the list of restaurants I’ve been and I highly recommend:
- The Front Porch (breakfast / brunch / lunch)
- The Bazaar by Jose Andres (dinner – Spanish Tapas)
- Salt Kitchen & Lounge (breakfast / brunch)
- Byblos (dinner – Mediterranean)
- Paul French Bakery (breakfast / brunch / afternoon coffee)
- Casa Tua Cucina (lunch / dinner – Italian Market Miami)
Restaurants that people recommended but didn’t have the opportunity to try (yet) but I heard good things about:
- Marion (Restaurant / Party)
- Baoli (Restaurant / Party)
- Mandolin (Greek)
- I1 Gabbiano (Traditional Italian)
- KYO (Asian)
- Zuma (Japonaise)
- Cecconi’s (Italian brunch)
I’m sure this list it’s just going to expand and get bigger and bigger by the time we go to Miami again hahaha
Next time in Miami we have to go to:
- Wynwood walls
- Cuban Restaurant
I hope you liked my tips and recommendations.
Comment below to share your experience if you have ever been to Miami or let me know if it was helpful if you’re planning to go.
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