Here are some places to visit and things to do.
The 221-room Hotel Is Part Of The Multi-use Four Seasons Hotel And Tower Development Which Rises 70 Stories Above Brickell Avenue. The Building Overlooks Biscayne Bay And Is Strategically Located At The Confluence Of The Financial District And Brickell’s High-rise Residential Area. The Hotel Occupies Floors 20-29 With An Expansive Lobby On The 7th Floor. The Lobby Faces A 2-acre Urban Oasis Featuring 3 Swimming Pools Set Among Palm Groves. The Hotel Also Has 14,210 Sq.ft. Of Daylight-filled Meeting Space.
1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami , FL 33131
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach epitomizes the sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida’s Riviera. Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 98 impeccable HOTEL rooms and suites and world-class LUXURY HOTEL amenities, including three oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program.
17875 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach , FL 33160
The Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean
and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. Originally built in 1936, the hotel’s architecture is rich with Art Deco influences, creating a nostalgic environment for its unique brand of modern luxury.
1220 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach , FL 33139
Plunge into the legendary South Beach vida loca, where glamour meets upscale elegance at the Loews Miami Beach HOTEL . Part Art Deco landmark, part sophisticated modern marvel but all a South Beach standout, gracing the most magnificent sun-drenched stretch of beach imaginable. A scene to be seen, or not. Shops to shop in, explosive cuisine to devour, nightlife to live or a spectacular new spa in which to steal away and rejuvenate.
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach , FL 33139
Secluded on 300 tropical acres, this stunning Mediterranean-style hideaway begins a new era in luxury travel. Retreat to this gorgeous oasis where you’ll find the essence of elegance and indulgence with 392 spacious guest rooms and suites, two 18-hole Raymond Floyd-redesigned championship golf courses, a private beach front Beach Club right on the Atlantic, the exclusive award-winning Spa & Fitness center, a tennis facility with four clay HydroCourts, three pools including a new lagoon-style pool featuring a waterslide, lazy river, private cabanas and poolside dining, a supervised children’s program and an array of recreational activities.
19999 West Country Club Dr
Aventura , FL 33180
Taking over the kitchens at Yardbird this season, Chef Clay Miller plans to uphold the restaurant’s reputation for down home favorites like crisp fried chicken, tender shrimp and grits and addictive fried green tomatoes that keep patrons lining up seven nights a week. Weekend brunches bring in fans from nearby Lincoln Road Mall who dine indoors or out at the busy sidewalk tables where small dogs and toddlers don’t seem to faze the friendly waitstaff.
1600 Lenox Avenue, South Beach
Khong River House
Creating a unique fusion of regional Asian fare, Khong River House brings all the flavors of the Mekong River to South Beach.
Southeast Asian tastes, ingredients and cooking techniques inform the menu that finds its roots in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Served in an artfully rustic dining loft located just off Lincoln Road Mall, the restaurant offers artfully crafted weekend brunches, hearty lunches and inspiring suppers seven days a week. Chef Sudarat Loasupho – affectionaltely known as “MaMa Pai” – leads an adept culinary team through the composition of Banh Mi sandwiches, noodle & rice dishes and one plate meals that are best shared with a table filled with foodie friends.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Stone crab season runs from October through May and this classic Miami Beach dining room serves the best crabs in town to a crowd more than willing to wait in line for a taste of the ocean’s bounty. Much like celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain, Joe’s has No Reservations. While insiders debate about the loaded handshake that might transport savvy diners to the front of the line, we find it’s best to visit at lunch or early evening to sample the coveted claws, crisp fried chicken, onion-filled Lyonnaise potatoes, steamy clam chowder and chilled Key Lime Pie that have made Joe’s Stone Crab a South Beach landmark since 1913.
101-B Ocean Drive, South Beach, 305-672-6624
Miami is filled with workmanlike renditions of Latin American cuisine from humble Cuban storefronts to tiny South American bistros. While the local ex-pat community may frown upon attempts to create upscale fusions of their native dishes, Chef Douglas Rodriguez elevates the simple to the sublime every night of the week at his eponymous restaurant De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean. From sparkling ceviche to savory croquettes and empanadas, the essential home made quality of each offering remains intact while his clever flavor profiles take it to new heights. Enjoy the best of the Nuevo Latino scene including a heady sangria Sunday brunch at De Rodriguez at the Hilton Bentley Hotel.
1443 Washington Avenue, South Beach, 305-538-7850
Servers who know the ins-and-outs of running a dining room set the stage at this classic 25-year-old Miami Beach Temple of Italian cuisine perched on the edge of one of the most thumping dance clubs in the city. This ironic pairing of the old and the new captures what is best about South Beach and what makes Osteria work. While the menu is a comprehensive collection of traditional pastas, seafood and meats, the daily specials posted on the blackboard make it difficult to bother reading any further.
NIBA Home is an interior design showroom in Miami Design District with remarkable objects, art, furnishings, mirror, lighting, photography, sculpture.
39 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137
A South Beach unisex shopping hotspot, Atrium is also a great place to stalk celebrities if you don’t feel like breaking the bank on a $2,300 Alexander McQueen clutch. With designer brands at designer prices, don’t be surprised if you see the same $200 white T-shirt on a Kardashian in the latest issue of your favorite tabloid.
1931 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
“Bloomies” features classy cuts from top labels such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Fendi, plus trendier pieces such as 7 For All Mankind jeans and Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses. Homewards, gifts, accessories and shoes also feature.
8778 SW 136th St
Oh-so-trendy Intermix gathers the choicest styles by top designers such as Derek Lam, Stella McCartney, Current/Elliott, Givenchy and Helmut Lang.
634 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL,
This glass box showroom is a beacon for buyers of classic modern furniture by the likes of Le Corbusier, Arne Jacobsen and Jasper Morrison. It is practically a Design District poster child. It features a greatest hits medley of modern designers, with pieces by Ron Arad, Arne Jacobsen, Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid et al.
3901 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
4. Night Life
This hipster enclave boasts an open, warehouse-like space in what was formerly a railroad station (it’s actually still situated on the tracks). A state-of-the-artsound system and accompanying light show set the sensory tone for Grand Central’s Friday and Saturday night parties, where you’ll see everything from indie punk bands such as Suicidal Tendencies to progressive rockers UK.
697 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
The quintessential beach club, Nikki is an outdoor fantasyland sprawling over a stretch of sand with tiki bars, lounge chairs and torches. Decorated with beautiful people, it’s like the Playboy mansion meets Survivor, where the fittest (as in toned, firm breasts and butts) don’t merely survive, they flourish. Buxom beauties attract well-oiled, deep-pocketed sugar daddies, and the studs also get rewarded for their packaging.
1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
550 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The club’s regular roster of A-list party hosts (such as Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida) bring in the club’s highest-priced tickets.
709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
Every night, a group of gentlemen gather at this cozy lounge to show off their pipes and musical knowledge. My Funny Valentine, The Man That Got Away and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered—all the chestnuts get an airing here, and with great gusto. Far away from the muscles and techno of South Beach, this bar is a time warp—in the best possible way. It’s warm and elegant: under dim lights, the crimson walls, red velvet drapes, oil paintings, gilt mirrors and wooden shutters create a womb-like vibe.
235 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Expect a mix of models, celebs and DJs who spin everything from house to kitsch. The Sexy Bitch party on Wednesdays is buzzing.
Opened in late 2008, Dina Mitrani’s contempo photo emporium has become a must-visit sanctuary for genre lovers. Focused exclusively on photography, Mitrani’s eponymous gallery is a platform for emerging, midcareer, and established shutterbugs. Housed in what used to be her father’s clothing factory for four decades, Mitrani consistently delivers top-drawer shows, including one of our favorite Art Basel exhibits, “Willy Ronis: Paris,” which drew hordes of photography and art aficionados to Wynwood and reflected a critical program committed to showcasing both the classic and the contemporary.
Dina Mitrani Gallery, 2620 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-486-7248
6th Street Container
This rectangular alt-asylum might not be where you would expect to discover a hotbed of invigorating exhibits, but the 6th Street Container’s odd configuration adds charm to its Little Havana location. Launched two years ago by indie curator and artist Adalberto Delgado and his partner Maria Amores, the gallery, located in a building housing a barbershop, a black-box theater, a dance studio, and several artist spaces, is curatorially driven and has earned a reputation for seamless solo and group shows and provocative performances presented on a monthly basis. Edgy in nature and always experimental while focusing on every conceivable genre of media, the 6th Street Container is at the forefront of cultural rebirth in Little Havana and a home for art outside the mainstream.
6th Street Container, 1155 SW Sixth St. (rear entrance through alley), Miami; 786-587-5279
Since it first opened its doors in 2009, this artist-run nonprofit has been a local favorite of art lovers searching for the challenging and thought-provoking. Dimensions Variable typically presents exhibitions by individual artists or collaborative efforts boasting local and visiting national and international talent. A Knight Challenge Grant winner, DV is also one of the recent spaces pioneering the nascent downtown Miami art scene. It is operated by Adler Guerrier, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, and Frances Trombly, whose project has become known for experimentation and exhibits that focus on addressing the DV space specifically. Whether they’re hosting artist residencies or workshops and forums on community building, the folks at DV have proven themselves fearless of pushing the boundaries.
Dimensions Variable, 100 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-607-5527
Debuting during Art Basel with a dozen murals in 2009, the late Tony Goldman’s “Street Museum” has grown to become arguably the greatest collection of urban murals in the nation and is certainly the most democratic expression of culture in Wynwood. Today, Goldman’s visionary project houses soaring opuses by artists from the United States, Brazil, the Ukraine, Greece, France, Japan, and Germany. Some of the marquee names at the Wynwood Walls include Os Gemeos, Retna, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Friends With You, Swoon, and Ron English. If you’re looking for a one-stop fix to mainline art that truly intoxicates the senses, the Wynwood Walls is your can’t-miss ticket.
Wynwood Walls, 2528 NW Second Ave., Miami
Founded in 1998, Wynwood’s pioneer artist-run space quickly became a crowd magnet for locals eager to discover a bleeding-edge alternative to the hackneyed commercial scene. The alt-haven is celebrating its 15th anniversary of presenting risk-taking shows and has featured hundreds of local, national, and international names early in their careers. Since it planted its flag, Locust has mounted more than 125 large-scale solo and group exhibits and has grown to become the largest experimental contemporary arts organization in the Southeast while garnering widespread critical acclaim for our region. The nonprofit’s Out of the Box public art project delivers art to the masses, and its popular annual Smash and Grab fundraiser makes artwork from hundreds of artists affordable for wage slaves.
Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-8570
Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editions works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.