Miami

4-DAY Miami, Florida ITINERARY

Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs, per Google.

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Must do, must see, must try:

ART DECO AND MORE

South Beach is the mecca for classic Art Deco buildings and unique pieces. A must see!

BIENVENIDOS A MIAMI

Take in the Cuban flare and food, while sipping cocktails on the beach.

BEACH PLEASE

Sun, sun and more sun. Soak it up and enjoy a day in the sun - in a bathing or not; there are options for all!

The Perfect 4-Day Miami Itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

AirBnB close to South Beach or Downtown Miami; Little Havana is also a fun spot 

Hotel: Washington Park Hotel ($$$), The Langford ($$), Fontainebleau Miami Beach ($$)

CLIMATE

The sun is shinning between March and May with highs in the 70's and low 80's; by visiting in the spring you can sidestep the peak Spring Break and summer rates. Fall and winter are nice as well but the water will be chilled. 

TRANSPORTATION

Parks of Miami are walk-able, as in some of the tourists spots, but you'll want to Lyft to the outskirts. You don't need to rent a car, but you can if you want to also pay for parking.

ENVIRONMENT

Language is English

Currency: US Dollar

LIFESTYLE

Great city for a bachelor/ette party, birthday celebration or a friendly getaway. A lot of day time activities and even more night activities - and even more when it's spring break. A mighty town made for tourists who want to work on their tans.

Miami, the home of the swimsuit. Besides the beautiful beaches, Miami offers a lively nightlife, a touch of Havana and Art Deco architecture. People speak Spanish in Miami but don't worry, they're not talking about you.

Ideal location for a quick getaway that's relaxing but with various activities. You can live the life of a beach bum here, or pick up some activities during the day to keep you busy. 

Day one

Evening flight; check-in at the hotel

Dinner Options: The Forge ($$$$, Steakhouse); A Fish Called Avalon ($$$, Seafood); Macchialina ($$, Italian); 11th Street Diner ($, American)

Day Two

9 AM – Everglades Safari Park; travel time 1 hour, $25 USD

  • 30-40-minute Airboat Ride – leaves every 30 minutes, no need to make a reservation

Want to stay in the Everglades?

  • Visit Shark Valley Tours; since it's a National Park, $25 USD per car

    • Tram Tours: time spent 2 hours, $25 USD

    • Bike Tours: time spent 2-3 hours, bike rental $9 USD per hour

    • Climb the Shark Valley Tower - lets you see just how many millions of alligators have been lurking in the swamps alongside you

  • Venture closer to town and enjoy the Venetian Pool; $15 USD

3 PM – Beach or Rest up

9 PM Dinner: Experience Cuba in Little Havana

Drinks around midnight: Bongos Cuban Café

  • Check out Freedom Tower across the way

  • If it’s not closed, visit Bayside Marketplace​

Day Three

8 AM – Miami Beaches

  • South Beach, topless or Haulover Beach, nude beach

  • Grab a croissant at Café Nikki ($, Cafe) or a champagne brunch at parent beach club Nikki Beach

10:30 AM - Art Deco Walking Tour on Ocean Drive; $25 or for FREE

Lunch: Joe’s Stone Crab ($$$, Seafood)

Need to get out of the sun? Shop, sip and snack at Lincoln Road Mall

1 – 8 PM – The Miami River Seafood & Music Festival at Historic Lummus Park

Night Club: Cameo

  • Options: LIV, Story, or Basement (has an ice skating rink and bowling alley​)

Day Four

Breakfast on the way to the airport: Eating House Miami ($$$, American)

Later Flight?

Goodbye Miami. Head home.

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Miami is a hot place - hot people, hot culture and hot weather. This is on my bucket list because I want to experience the beach life and the Art Deco scene. I say the 'beach life' because I've heard it's a sight to behold. People spend hours tanning, playing volley ball and working out on the beach and you can't help but watch. The people are an advertisement of the city so I love to see what the locals do, wear and spend their time relaxing. As for the Art Deco, I've always been an art lover so would love to see the collections and buildings that have stood the test of time. 

I do feel like I need to work on my Spanish when visiting, although with the Cuban heritage, there might be a difference between 'school taught' Spanish and local language. But I'm always up to learn and be as deep in the culture as possible. 

Money, money, money. The movies over-due the 'Miami Scene', right? Not sure, but I want to find out if the boats are really that large, if everyone walks around in designer and if the city is as fabulous as it's pictured. Get ready Miami, I'm ready to visit. 

Adios,

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