The Ultimate Guide to South Beach, Miami in a Weekend

From the breathtaking beaches, to the fresh seafood, to the exciting Cuban culture and the colorful buildings, South Beach has it all! It’s no surprise it’s found within Miami, America’s sexiest city, and it’s considered to have some of the greatest stretches of sugar-white sands in the country. If you are thinking of spending your weekend in this little paradise, then here’s a complete guide to a perfect South Beach weekend:

Where to stay

South Beach has no shortage of trendy boutique hotels  fully equipped with state-of-the-art boutique rooms and suites. The Miami Beach Edition, for instance, offers mouthwatering dining options, a nightclub, an ice-skating rink, ocean-blue pools, a movie theater, as well as a bowling alley; you’ll never get bored here.

Other hotels like Nautilus Hotel and Hotel South Beach boast of awesome spas and amazing beach fronts. You’ll have foods prepared by some of the top chefs in the market. The restaurants are Michelin-star quality, no doubt about that.

What to do

Apart from just enjoying the warm sun, you can also venture on an Art Deco architectural safari tour. South Beach is home to over 400 restored Art Deco beauties, you can find more info about tours, brochures and more at the Art Deco Welcome Center. Most of the places are retro bars, hotels, galleries, cafes, and apartment buildings. The best way to appreciate the influences and elements of the styles is by taking a self-guided tour around the area on your bicycle.

Where to party

If you love to party, then South Beach is definitely the place for you! It’s known for hot clubs such as Trade, Basement, and Story, that will get you dancing all night long. They have theme nights such as costume and lingerie parties as well as celebrity tie-ins to promote music and movies. So ensure that you are dressed to impress!

For the more sedate individuals, clubs are not the only places to enjoy your South Beach nightlife. There are plenty of bars ranging from the elegant ones such as the Bar at the Setai to the more casual ones like the Abbey Brewing Co.

Where to shop

Fashion enthusiasts will love the shopping experience at the Lincoln Road. This pedestrian-stretch of shops, bars, and restaurants fills with swarms of people, especially in the evenings. From Guess to Swarovski to Armani, you can’t miss something that you’ll love here.

While you’re at it, you can indulge yourself in some Cuban delicacies by grabbing some tasty black beans and chicken for lunch at the Havana 1957. And if it is a Sunday, you can buy fresh veggies and fruits at the Farmer’s Market.

South Beach is also full of body art shops for tattoos and piercings. You can also get yourself some ethnic jewelry and other organic stuff from the numerous vintage stores around.

Top off your exciting weekend in South Beach with a peaceful moment at the beach. The South Point Park is the best place to enjoy the alluring sunset. Don’t forget to carry your camera for the evening photo-shoot. You will definitely need the memories!

Get to who matters most. Use South Florida Elite Shuttle for convenience and affordability airport transfers to F. Lauderdale and Miami. Call today to get the best price on airport transfers and custom trips: 877-786-9546.


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