How to Have the Best Spring Break in Miami (and What Not to Do)
Miami is a classic spring break destination, and we’ve got your complete guide to where to go, what to do, and even where to eat while you’re there.
The holiday mood is slowly floating in the air and where does it lead? Directly to the city of Miami. Arguably one of the best destinations for spring break, this Florida city’s warmth beckons travelers with its warm weather, party vibe, and cultural excitement.
Visiting the city with family or friends (why not both?) will make the trip even more enjoyable because Miami offers many activities for everyone. From its gorgeous beaches and party scenes to cultural and historical landmarks, some say the city’s only vice is indulgence. Here are some places to see, activities to try, and foods to taste that will make for meaningful memories of Miami.
Spring Break in Miami: Places to Visit
It’s a kaleidoscope of destinations in this sunny city. From sunrise to sunset, travelers can enjoy a lot in a single day. With so many attractions to choose from, it might not be easy, but whichever holidaymaker chooses, it’s always worth the effort. Here are a few places to try.
First in mind are the beaches. From north to south, the city can satisfy beach lovers who want to swim or simply sunbathe. There are also water sports, such as parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking. Here are some sandy destinations.
- One of the best known, south beach is proud of its clear waters.
- Surfing side is ideal for family ties, thanks to its wide beach.
- the North Beach Ocean Park is the go-to place for travelers who want to try a multitude of beach activities like biking, walking, picnicking, and the list goes on and on.
- For tourists who want a gentle getaway, the uncrowded Sunny Isles Beach just offer that.
Cultural and historical landmarks in Miami
The Art Deco District is home to iconic buildings that bring history closer to the public. A haven for lovers of art and learning, Miami is filled with museums, historic homes, a Holocaust memorial and remarkable villages. Here are some destinations that will take tourists to another world.
- Lowe’s Museum of Artthe first of its kind in South Florida, is open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is currently free.
- The museum and gardens of Vizcayaa National Historic Landmark, is a matter of heritage.
- It is open Wednesday through Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25.
- Along the Ocean Drive in the Art Deco Districtvisitors can sightsee from dusk to dawn.
- the Micosukee Indian Village welcomes customers who want to know more about the tribe. The place is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a $15 entry fee.
Miami Shopping and Sightseeing
While the lure of the beaches is hard to resist, some people might choose to explore the urban wonders of Miami. It is always possible, thanks to these meeting places.
- For those who like to stroll, the Lincoln Road Shopping Center is perfect. This shopper’s paradise is packed with restaurants, boutiques, galleries and more. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Considered the most visited site in Miami, the Bayside Market is not to be missed. Much like the aforementioned mall, it is packed with shopping and entertainment venues.
- Downtown Miami has a collection of historic buildings, cultural landmarks, retail and parks.
Things to do on Spring Break in Miami
As a tropical destination, Miami vacationers should expect plenty of exciting activities along the beach and in the clear Atlantic waters. With the sun as a witness, all the adventures to be had in this city are epic.
Adventure awaits you every day in this lively city close to nature. Here are some outdoor getaways to try.
- Embark on a journey along the Everglades National Parka proudly Florida destination that will surely not disappoint.
- Visitors can enjoy the ‘Waterworld’ of Biscayne National Park which is the favorite place for boating and fishing.
- Trails inside the Oleta River State Park Welcome to cyclists, campers, paddlers and wildlife enthusiasts.
For adrenaline-pumping moments, Miami has plenty to offer. With the beach and the ocean as our playground, we always have fun under the Miami sun.
- For the casual traveler, kayaking and paddleboarding are fine. But for thrill seekers, kitesurfing, Kite surfingand sailboard always worth trying.
- Going underwater is wonderful too. Snorkeling and diving are not to be missed because of the natural and artificial reefs that will surprise especially beginner divers.
- For more intense aquatic escapades, veil and sail fishing await the guests. Handling the sail and furling a big one is a sure hit, either way.
Miami Tours to Take
Joining tours is the best way to not only feel the vibe and learn more about the city, but also meet the locals. Here are excursions that are good for the soul and the stomach.
- A culinary tour around Little Havana is not only a question of food but above all of culture. The Cubans are waiting. ¿Que bola?
- What would you say sightseeing by bus? It’s always a treat in Miami where there are surprises at every twist.
Where to eat in Miami
When talking about food, it’s better to be direct. Here are some must-try delicacies that will satisfy the palate.
- Michelin stars Azabu has a branch at Marriott Stanton South Beach. Open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., the sushi, which costs between $8 and $17, will not disappoint.
- For quick meals, The Sandwich bar is the perfect place. Located in SoBe, it’s known for its inexpensive food (under $10). The Frenchie is a must.
- Al fresco dining in Miami is always an option. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the party with a mesmerizing view? To visit Amara in Paraiso, a waterfront restaurant on 7th Avenue NE. The flan ($13) is worth trying.
- Located in the heart of Overtown, Lil Tight Grill offers healthy and hearty meals. The smoked ribs ($26) are not to be missed.
Before stepping on the sun in the Magic City, here’s one thing not everyone should do: forget the sunscreen. Rain or shine, Miami knows how to entertain. There are no rules for enjoying spring break here as long as travelers know how to have fun in the sun, through the urban jungle and with the waves.
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