Formula One is bringing the heat to South Florida once again for the Miami Grand Prix. This high-octane event centered around Hard Rock Stadium is a nonstop party filled with food, music, and, of course, world-class racing. In addition to the circuit that boasts 19 corners and speeds up to 320 kilometers per hour, the Miami International Autodrome features a man-made beach, a yacht-filled marina, and the world’s largest outdoor art gallery.
While there is certainly no shortage of action at the track, Lewis Hamilton, legendary driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, says that this coastal city is a great place to chill and soak up the sun. If you can’t get behind the wheel of a racecar, Hamilton’s teammate, George Russell, suggests driving a few balls at one of the amazing golf courses in the area.
Once you’re ready to wind down, escape to The Ritz-Carlton in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Bal Harbour, Coconut Grove, or Key Biscayne. For Alexandra Adeniya, Senior Partnership Manager for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, nothing beats the tropical serenity of The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour. “It’s in North Miami Beach and a bit tucked away, so you can retreat from the hectic hustle and bustle of South Beach,” she says. “You also have access to the ocean, which for me, is essential!”
Whether you’re hoping to sneak in some beach time or check out Miami’s epic party scene, Adeniya has the inside track on where to go and what to see while you’re in town.