When you arrive in Miami Beach, you will immediately realize that there are many things to do in the area. The many options can make it overwhelming to decide how the trip will be. No need to worry. Here we make lists of things to do to help you plan your trip.
- 1 Beaches
- 2 Restaurants
- 3 Bars and Clubs
- 4 Other Interesting Places to Visit
- 5 Places to Stay
1. South Miami Beach
Known as the American version of Riviera, the South Beach is packed with activities and entertainment. Witness the beautiful pristine sand, taste the amazing food, and enjoy the buzzing nightlife.
Events like music and art shows, Art Deco Weekend, and volleyball tournaments are held here, too. It is definitely a great spot to enjoy the Miami Beach weather.
2. 21st-45th Street Beach
Want to avoid the crowded South Beach? This local beach is a good place to go. Stroll down the boardwalk and watch the beautiful scenery around. On this beach, you can find some of the best hotels in the area like the Faena Hotel and Miami Beach Edition.
3. Haulover Beach
A beach known for its natural beauty, at Haulover Beach you can see miles and miles of perfect sand. If you want to enjoy an actual beach, this is the place.
4. Crandon Park
If a beach with postcard views is what you’re looking for, then look no further than Crandon Park. It is a classy beach with a gorgeous panorama and a favorite place for a beach barbecue. As it is not too crowded, parking here is usually a breeze.
5. Sunny Isles Beach
Feeling fancy? Do check out Sunny Isles Beach. It is a very vibrant beach stretching out for about two miles. Along the strip of sand, you can find various hotels and souvenir shops.
Speaking of beaches, are you planning to visit Hawaii on your next vacation? If you are, consider visiting Kapalua Bay Beach. It is a beautiful beach where, like Miami Beach, there are many things to do.
1. Joe’s Stone Crab
Go to Joe’s Stone Crab and crack open some fresh crab claws. This restaurant has been around for over a century, back when the area was a city. Crab isn’t your thing? No problem. The restaurant also has the delicious key lime pie and fried chicken.
2. La Sandwicherie
Enjoy a salad and a croquet monsieur at the small sandwich bar. The bar serves French food with genuine taste and various fresh smoothies. For a small bar, it certainly packs a punch.
3. La Perrada de Edgar
Try some unconventional hot dogs at this place. La Perrada de Edgar has more hot dog options than you can imagine. Your taste in hot dogs will forever be changed after.
4. Tapas y Tintos
Taste the authentic seafood tapas and paella here. Located on Espanola Way, this restaurant offers delicious seafood dishes and eclectic Spanish décor.
5. Tap Tap
Eat delicious Haitian food at Tap Tap. Besides the amazing food, the best thing about this restaurant is they can deliver the food at your door if you’re staying within three miles radius of the restaurant.
Bars and Clubs
1. Radio Bar
Take a sip of the finest cocktails in town. Here is the place of indie music, seasonal craft cocktails, and bourbon. Radio Bar also features a grilled cheese menu and a snack bar.
2. Cabaret South Beach
Get served by the excellent waitresses and bartenders at this French-style bar. Here you can see and listen to various genres of music and entertainment.
3. Wet Willies
Refresh yourself with some drinks from Wet Willies. It is a retro restaurant that encourages visitors to make their own mix of flavors for their drink.
4. Mac’s Club Deuce
See the local legend yourself. This classic place offers various kinds of drinks, from Bloody Mary to the eye-opening Irish coffee.
5. Purdy Lounge
Listen to some reggae music at this dance club. You can see some of the best DJs in Miami playing various genres of music. Yes, including Caribbean music. Don’t forget to try the famous Chocolate Sundays while you’re at it.
Other Interesting Places to Visit
1. Miami Beach Marina
Park your boat at Miami Beach Marina. It is a parking space that has 400 boat slips with each slip that come equipped with electricity, freshwater, and hook-ups for phones and cable. That’s not all. The marina also has other facilities like boat rentals, a dive center, diving expeditions, water taxis, and even fine dining.
2. Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Enjoy nature and attend meditation and yoga classes at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. It has native Florida plants such as palms, and bromeliads, a wetland with pond apple trees and mangroves, and, interestingly enough, a Japanese garden. A perfect spot to escape from the crowd.
3. North Beach Band shell
Listen to the music at this little yet very charming open-air music venue. The venue has bench seating and a proscenium stage. The ocean breeze and string lights make it an excellent place to chill and relax.
Places to Stay
1. Hilton Cabana
Rest and spend the night at this upscale hotel with Art-Decoration style. This grand hotel offers direct access to a wide and sandy beachfront. Hilton Cabana offers various facilities, including free Wi-Fi, bright and stylish retro guest rooms, two outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness center, to name a few.
2. Mondrian Hotel
Unwind and relax at Mondrian hotel. If you like to enjoy the beach during the day and explore the city during the night, this hotel in Miami Beach is a good place to stay.
3. Eden Roc
Indulge yourself in the oceanfront view room at this hotel. That’s not the only thing Eden Roc offers, of course. The hotel also offers four pools with poolside cabanas, numbers of resort activities like nature trails, jet skiing to a world-class spa.
4. Cheaper Alternatives
Staying at a resort is not for you or your budget? No worries. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives like hostels, Airbnb, apartments, and others available in the area.
As you can see, there are many things you can do in Miami Beach Florida. How your trip will be is, of course, for you to decide. The list above should help you plan the trip now that you know what things you can do in the area. Happy vacation!