The vacation vibe is slowly wafting through the air and where does it lead? Straight to the city of Miami. Arguably one of the best destinations for spring break, the warmth of this Florida city invites 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 better because Miami offers lots of activities for everybody. From its wonderful beaches and party scenes to cultural and historic landmarks, some say the only vice in the city is fun. Here are some places to see, activities to try, and food to enjoy that will make meaningful Miami memories.
Miami Spring Break: Places To Visit
It’s a kaleidoscope of destinations in this sunny city. From sunrise to sunset, travelers can enjoy many things in just a single day. With lots of attractions, choosing might not be easy but whatever vacationers pick, it’s always worth it. Here are some places to try.
First in mind are the beaches. From north to south, the city can satisfy beachgoers who want to swim or just have a tan. There are watersports, too, like parasailing, jet skiing, and kayaking. Listed below are some sandy destinations.
- One of the most famous, South Beach is proud of its clear waters.
- Surfside is ideal for family bonding, thanks to its wide beach.
- The North Beach Oceanside Park is the go-to place for travelers wanting to try a multitude of beach activities like biking, strolling, picnic, and the list goes on and on.
- For tourists who want a mellow getaway, the uncrowded Sunny Isles Beach offers just that.
Cultural And Historical Landmarks In Miami
The Art Deco District is home to iconic buildings that make history closer to the public. A refuge for lovers of art and learning, Miami boasts of museums, historic homes, a Holocaust memorial, and remarkable villages. Here are some destinations that will take tourists to another world.
- Lowe Art Museum, the first of its kind in South Florida, is open Thursday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is currently free.
- The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, is all about heritage.
- It is open Wednesday-Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance costs $25.
- Along the Art Deco District's Ocean Drive, visitors can enjoy sightseeing from dusk till dawn.
- The Miccosukee Indian Village welcomes guests who want to learn more about the tribe. The place is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an entrance fee of $15.
Shopping & Sightseeing In Miami
Though it is hard to resist the allure of beaches, some people might opt to explore the urban wonders of Miami. That’s always possible, thanks to these hangout spots.
- For those who love to stroll, the Lincoln Road Mall is perfect. This shopper's paradise is chock-full of restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and more. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Considered as the most visited site in Miami, the Bayside Marketplace is not one to miss. Just like the aforementioned mall, it is teeming with shops and entertainment sites.
- Downtown Miami has a collection of historic buildings, cultural landmarks, retail spots, and parks.
Things To Do While On Spring Break In Miami
As a tropical destination, vacationers in Miami should expect lots of exciting activities along the beach and in the clear Atlantic waters. With the sun as a witness, any adventures to be had in this city are epic.
Adventure awaits every day in this vivid city that’s close to nature. Here are some outdoor escapades to try.
- Embark on a journey along the Everglades National Park, a proudly Floridian destination that will surely not disappoint.
- Visitors can enjoy the 'Waterworld' of Biscayne National Park which is the go-to place for boating and fishing.
- Trails within the Oleta River State Park welcome bikers, campers, paddlers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
For adrenaline-fueled moments, Miami has a lot to offer. With the beach and the ocean as the playground, there’s always fun under the Miami sun.
- For the laidback traveler, kayaking and paddleboarding are fine. But for the thrill-seeker, kiteboarding, kite surfing, and windsurfing are always worth a try.
- Going underwater is wonderful, too. Snorkeling and diving are not to be missed because of natural and artificial reefs that will surprise especially first-time divers.
- For more intense water escapades, sailing and sailfishing await guests. Manning the sail and reeling a big one is a sure hit, anyway.
Miami Tours To Take
Joining tours is the best way not just to feel the vibe and learn more about the city but to meet locals as well. The following are excursions that are good for the soul and tummy.
- A culinary tour around Little Havana is not just about food but mostly about culture. The Cubans await. ¿Que bola?
- How about sightseeing while riding a bus? That's always a treat in Miami where there are surprises in every twist and turn.
Where To Eat In Miami
When talking about food, it’s better to be straightforward. Here are some must-try delicacies that will satisfy the palate.
- The Michelin-starred Azabu has a branch in Marriott Stanton South Beach. Open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., the sushi, costing $8-$17, won’t disappoint.
- For quick eats, La Sandwicherie is the perfect spot. Located in SoBe, it is known for cheap food (below $10). The Frenchie is a must-try.
- Outdoor dining in Miami is always an option. Who wouldn't want to enjoy the feast with a mesmerizing view? Visit Amara at Paraiso, a waterfront resto in NE 7th Ave. The flan ($13) deserves a try.
- Located in the heart of Overtown, Lil Greenhouse Grill offers healthy and hearty meals. The smoked ribs ($26) should not be missed.
Before walking on sunshine in the Magic City, here’s one thing everyone must not do: forget the sunscreen. Rain or shine, Miami knows how to entertain. There are no rules in enjoying spring break here so long as travelers know how to have fun under the sun, through the urban jungle, and with the waves.