The Sunshine State tops the list of places to visit for all ages from families to seniors, and just as often on the list is a stop in Miami. Of course, if you’re in Miami, you most certainly need to take the time to visit South Beach. Not sure where to start? How about with these 5 things to do at South Beach Miami, Floria.
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5 Things to Do at South Beach Miami, Florida
Millions of visitors who flock to Miami will likely end up at South Beach at some point during their trip. This area has made a name for itself by becoming the hidden gem of Miami. It’s truly that magical.
From sugary cocktails to rooftop pool parties, it’s hard to get bored. Read on for 5 of the top things to do at South Beach Miami, Florida.
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1. Lay on the White Sand Beaches
One of the simplest things to do at South Beach Miami, Florida, (and it’s free!) is to lay on the white sand beaches. South Beach has almost three miles of white sand that hug the warm Caribbean water. Here, you can people-watch, surf, get a tan, or just relax. Miami’s hot climate makes it possible to swim at the beach all 12 months of the year, so it’s always a perfect time to go.
If you’re not a beach bum, you can find some pool fun instead. Hotels are a great place to have some fun in Miami. During peak season, which runs from March to October, many South Beach hotels host incredible pool parties which are typically free for guests with day passes available for those staying elsewhere.
Just footsteps away from the shore, Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami occasionally hosts poolside workouts that are free for guests and for a small fee for the public. If you choose Hyatt as your hotel, bring your pup and enjoy the Wooftop Deck, the first of its kind third-floor pool deck and dog park.
2. Walk Around Espanola Way
Maybe you want a quieter experience. Espanola Way is a quaint community inspired by Mediterranean villages in Spain and France where you can enjoy drinking coffee, having a glass of wine, or people-watching. It’s the perfect setting for shopping with girlfriends or a romantic date. The old-fashioned streets are filled with cafes and coffee shops with most set under twinkling lights.
3. Drink a Candy Cocktail at The Sugar Factory
This Miami hot spot is a hit with both celebrities and reality stars. This restaurant is known for its sugary-sweet cocktails intended to be shared with friends. These cocktails are filled to the brim with candy, liquor, and syrups. While these cocktails are pricey, they’re worth the Instagram photo op and the experience. Check out either of Miami’s two locations on Espanola Way or Ocean Drive.
4. Look at Art Deco Buildings on Ocean Drive
Located along South Beach, near Espanola Way and Hyatt Centric South Beach, is Ocean Drive, an iconic spot at the center of Miami’s Art Deco District. You’ll come across over 900 art deco-style buildings, such as the Colony Hotel. Tourists feel as if they’ve been transported back in time to little Havana. This is another great spot for taking photos and exploring the magic of Miami.
5. Visit Lincoln Road Mall
Lincoln Road Mall is the perfect place to shop at several stores at once. It’s one of the trendiest shopping centers in Miami with stores such as Aldo, American Eagle, Anthropologie, H&M, Lacoste, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and more.
If you’re a book lover, stroll into Books and Books for a slower atmosphere and a new book to read at the beach. This area is also filled with bars and restaurants to stop in for lunch during your shopping trip.
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I love this post! It is practical, valuable, and the photos are great! -Jen
Thank you — photos make a diference, right? 😉