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A Weekend in Miami

A long weekend offers plenty of time to experience the best of Miami including contemporary and street art, beaches, luxury shopping and meals that make the city a culinary destination.

Day

1

MORNING
  • LOOSEN UP

    Start the day with a massage at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach. Then, head to South Pointe Park with its jogging path, kid’s playground, fishing pier and amazing view of the ocean, Fisher Island and Miami skyline.

  • BRIGHT & EARLY

    Stick around at the beach to feel the sand between your toes and get a few photos of the colorful lifeguard stands, which were designed by architect William Lane after many were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

AFTERNOON
  • LUXURY LIVING

    Stroll over to South of Fifth, a high-end neighborhood with water on three sides, shopping and dining worthy of any gourmand’s praise.

  • SHOPPER’S PARADISE

    The city’s newest shopping destination, Upper Buena Vista is filled with massive trees, boutiques and globally inspired lounges borrowing from Colombia, Turkey, Zanzibar, Italy and other destinations.

EVENING
  • LEISURELY MEAL

    Cap the day with dinner at Vista restaurant. Standouts from the all-day menu include calamari fritti with sesame salt, pickles and yuzu sabayon; maltagliati brisket and poblano pesto gnocchi with poblano peppers.

Day

2

MORNING
  • MORNING JOLT

    Head to Wynwood for a traditional Cuban cafecito at Miam Café, The Salty Donut or Suite Havana Café.

  • ART AL FRESCO

    Since 2009, Wynwood Walls has been an homage to street art showcasing some of the world’s best graffiti artists. While you can stroll around on your own, a guided tour offers an inside perspective.

AFTERNOON
  • BUILT BY DESIGN

    Find luxury shopping, modern architecture and imaginative interiors stores in Miami’s Design District. Near Wynwood, the former pineapple farm is now the city’s go-to shopping destination and home to several museums and celebrity chef restaurants.

EVENING
  • NIGHT FOR NOSTALGIA

    Little Havana’s Ball & Chain has been showcasing the likes of Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Chet Baker since it opened in 1935. Today, they continue to showcase great live music and make some of Miami’s best mojitos.

  • SWEET ENDING

    Walk a few doors down to Azucar Ice Cream company where options reflect classic Cuban flavors.

Day

3

MORNING
  • BREAKFAST BY THE BEACH

    Take a refreshing morning dip in the ocean followed by breakfast on the beach-view terrace at Fuego y Mar.

AFTERNOON
  • THE ART OF EXPLORATION

    Begin your tour of the city’s cultural venues at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The collection of modern and contemporary art is housed in a stunning building designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

  • ALL ACCESS

    The Rubbell Family Collection (RFC) is one of the world’s largest privately owned contemporary art collections with works from well-known artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker.

EVENING
  • SET SAIL

    Wind down the day with a sunset boat ride in Biscayne Bay, whether a romantic sail with champagne in hand or an adventurous tour of the islands.