LuxeGetaways Magazine – Spring 2017 | Miami is always a fabulous destination to visit. Whether you are traveling for work or play, there is always something new to see, do, taste, and experience in this trendy South Florida hot spot. From the growing Wynwood and Design districts to the see and be seen allure of South Beach; the neighborhoods of Miami each provide something entirely unique to the locals and tourists — a record 15.8 million overnight visitors were welcomed by Miami-Dade County last year, so perhaps 2017 is the year to add Miami to your travel schedules.

With warm weather year-round, spring is a prime time to visit before the sizzling summer temperatures make an appearance. However, if you don’t visit until the summer months, it is still possible to avoid the heat by enjoying the area’s poolside cabanas, fine dining and a growing number of cultural offerings. Plus, you can get more for your buck during these months with extra happy hours throughout Miami and South Florida, and money-saving events like Miami Spa Month (July and August) and Miami Spice (August and September) when restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices.

For those preparing a visit to Miami, we wanted to provide the basic essentials for planning your ultimate getaway, and focus on the dining, shopping and other cultural activities available in Miami, Miami Beach and several of the surrounding areas in South Florida.

Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore in Miami | LuxeGetaways

Where To Explore: Miami Area Hotspots

>> Best Museums and Art

>> Best Spa Locations

>> Best Pools

Where To Sleep… Miami Area Hotels

>> North Beach

St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
(305) 993-3300

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
(305) 455-5400

>> Mid Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 538-2000

Nobu Hotel Eden Roc
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 531-0000

The Confidante Miami Beach
4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 424-1234

The Miami Beach EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(786) 257-4500

>> South Beach

National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 532-2311

Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel
1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 503-5700

SLS South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1701

The Tides South Beach
1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 604-5070

>> South of Fifth

Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach
101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 938-4600

Marriott Stanton South Beach
161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 536-7700

>> Downtown

Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 503-6500

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 358-3535

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami
(305) 913-8288

SLS Brickell
1300 S Miami Avenue, Miami
(305) 239-1300

>> Outside of Miami

Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood
(954) 602-6000

Fisher Island Club Hotel & Resort, Miami Beach
1 Fisher Island Drive, Miami Beach
(800) 537-3708

Miami Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(855) 311-6903

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
(305) 365-4500

Where To Eat… Miami Area Restaurants


>> Upscale

Il Gabbiano
335 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 373-0063

The Forge
432 W 41st Street, Miami Beach
(305) 538-8533

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
(305) 577-0277

>> Romantic

1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 674-5752

105 NE 3rd Avenue, Miami
(305) 577-3454

KOMODO Restaurant & Lounge
801 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 534-2211

>> Family

Big Pink
157 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 532-4700

Lolo’s Surf Cantina
161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 735-6973

Pizza Rustica
667 Lincoln Road Miami Beach
(305) 672-2334

>> Rooftop

Area 31
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
(305) 424-5234

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 763-8272

watr at the 1 Rooftop
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 604-6580

>> Power Lunch

Caviar Russe
1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 902-6969

Coya Miami
999 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 415-9990

1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 375-8282

>> Poolside

National Hotel Aqua Club
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 532-2311

Nautilus Cabana Club
1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach
(305) 503-5700

Santorini by Georgios
101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 672-6624

>> Steak

3101 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Miami
(305) 446-1400

Prime 112
112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 532-8112

Smith & Wollensky
Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 673-2800

>> Seafood

Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres
1300 S Miami Avenue, Miami
(305) 615-5859

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster
423 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 397-8843

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 673-0365

>> Brunch

Beaker & Gray
2637 N Miami Avenue, Miami
(305) 699-2637

Matador Room
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(786) 257-4600

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 538-5220

>> Coffee

B Sweet Coffee Shop
20 NE 41st Street, Miami
(305) 918-4453

Eternity Coffee Roasters
117 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami
(305) 350-7761

Panther Coffee
2390 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
(305) 677-3952

>> Cocktails

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach
(305) 704-2145

The Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 531-2727

Sushi Garage
1784 West Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 763-8355

>> Wine

Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
(305) 503-6500

Cibo Wine Bar South Beach
200 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 987-6060

La Cave D’Azur
309 23rd Street, Miami Beach
(305) 538-2118

>> Vegetarian

3252 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
(786) 245-6211

Della Test Kitchen
56 NW 29th Street, Miami
(305) 351-2961

232 5th Street, Miami Beach
(305) 763-8548

>> Gluten-Free

Full Bloom
11 Island Avenue, Miami Beach
(305) 397-8018

Plant Food + Wine Miami
105 NE 24th Street, Miami
(305) 814-5365

Plant Theory
744 6th Street, Miami Beach
(305) 672-5785

>> Dessert

Azucar Ice Cream Company
1503 SW 8th Street, Miami
(305) 381-0369

Bunnie Cakes
2322 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
(786) 268-9790

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 604-0323

Know Before You Go…


Suggestions from our friends at the Marriott Stanton South Beach:

  1. Key Biscayne  Pack a picnic bag from the hotel’s Mexican restaurant Lolo’s Surf Cantina and head to the island of Key Biscayne – perfect for sunny beach days, turquoise water swims, and sunset bike rides.
  2. PAMM – For the couple who appreciates contemporary art. PAMM museum is an architectural beauty in itself with large hanging ivy pillars setting the tone for relaxed browsing of awesome artwork. Head outside to lounge in the suspended, hammock-like swings overlooking the sparkling Biscayne Bay.
  3. Brickell City Centre – This brand new, futuristic-styled shopping mecca is in the heart of Brickell – the high-rise, fast-pace business district of Miami. With 5.4 million sq. ft. of retail shops, restaurants and more, you are sure to find something special to buy your significant other while browsing the endless store options.
  4. The Grove  South Beach has great nightlife, but for singles looking to explore beyond the Beach, Coconut Grove is a great spot for bar-hopping (locals call it “The Grove”), and meeting new people.
  5. Wynwood – Eccentric nightlife scene with an artistic flair. Expect to meet and mingle with creative minds while exploring this art district. Make sure to check out the bars at night – Bardot is a favorite late-night spot among locals.
  6. Ball & Chain in Calle Ocho – A staple Miami experience in the historically Cuban district of Miami. Live Latin music and new friends await you on the dance floor, where salsa dancing is encouraged. Novice dancers, not to worry – there are plenty of guys and gals to teach the moves. Make sure to order a mojito (or two).

5 More Reasons To Visit Miami This Season

Miami Beach Polo World Cup | April 2017 (Dates TBD)

The Miami Beach Polo World Cup is an annual four-day oceanfront Polo tournament at Collins Park Miami Beach. Polo stars and celebrities from around the world flock to the city to compete in the event. Star spectators in the past have included Beyoncé, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Russel Simmons.

South Beach Triathlon | April 1-2

The South Beach Triathlon is a premier triathlon hosted by Life Time Fitness. The course is the main star of the show; athletes begin with an ocean swim in the beautifully warm waters parallel to South Beach. Then comes a relatively flat bike ride, crossing over Miami Beach’s famous scenic causeways with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway, biking through Downtown Miami, then looping back to Miami Beach. The running course is a fast out and back alongside the historic Art Deco District and finishes on the sands of South Beach.

Longines Global Champions Tour | April 13-15

The Longines Global Champions Tour is an annual show jumping competition bringing together the top 30 ranked show jumpers from around the world. Each year, the competition is held in multiple world-class destinations, including Miami Beach. The 15-event tour is making its stop in Miami Beach early April for the third year running.

World OutGames | May 26 – June 4

The World OutGames is a 10-day sporting event that is bringing more than 450 events spanning Sport, Culture and Human Rights to the sands of South Beach.  With the main purpose of bringing together athletes and spectators from all walks of life, regardless of sexual orientation, the opening ceremony will be held at Lummus Park in Miami Beach. This is the first year that the OutGames will be hosted by a U.S. City. The games welcome any and all who wish to participate; there are no qualifications or standards for competing, but athletes are arranged by skill level.

Miami Fashion Week | May 31 – June 4

Not to be confused with Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Miami, Miami Fashion Week is held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is the world’s largest fashion expo for Latin American and Caribbean fashion designers. Attended by over 600 journalists and a plethora of fashion royalty with a packed social calendar filled with parties and events surrounding the week, Miami Fashion Week is a hot spot for the fashion world. MFW goes beyond swimwear and features an abundance of designs across evening wear, menswear and intimate wear, with a main focus in resort wear given the proximity to Miami Beach, a world-class travel destination.

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