Miami, known as the Magic City, may not be the largest city in Florida, but it’s the most diversified city with magnificent beaches and beautiful wildlife. The best time to visit this amazing city is in the spring, between March and May. The temperature is usually in the high 70s or low 80s and it’s not as pricey as during the winter months. It’s great to travel and it’s also fun to visit places that aren’t on everyone’s radar. Here are some restaurants and activities you may want to include on your next visit to Miami. (For extra info on Miami check out this guide by Suddath).
Miami definitely has its own Latin flavor. Have you ever had Cuban coffee? Visit Vicky’s Bakery and try some of their fabulous croquetas. Also on your list should be the Chef Creole where the Haitian griot is amazing! Of course, you can’t come to Miami without eating seafood. Joe’s Stone Crab (not to be confused with Joe’s Crab Shack) is the city’s oldest restaurant and Garcia’s Seafood Grille and Fish Market has a super location. It’s right on the Miami River with fantastic views and some of the best seafood in the city. Their food is reasonably priced and their menu offers a pleasant assortment of fish, shrimp, and stone crab dishes. Are you hoping to see some of Miami’s rich and famous crowd? Then visit the Matador Room or the Stubborn Seed.
If you find yourself in South Beach, visit the neighborhood of Sunset Harbour and eat at the Icebox. It has an amazing wine list and serves homemade slices of decadent cakes. For sushi fans, visit Pubbelly Sushi and try one of their tapas, a local favorite that’s not very expensive.
Miami is rich with Jewish history. One of the best places to see the history first-hand is the Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial. Did someone say shopping? Yes! Miami has some fabulous shops, especially at the Bayside Marketplace and the Shops at Midtown. You’ll also find some of Miami’s expensive boutiques on Ocean Drive and the Bal Harbour Shops deemed America’s most luxurious mall.
Walking in Miami or South Beach is a great way to explore the city, but if that’s too slow for you, try going on a Segway tour or renting a scooter. Are you up for something more adventurous? South Beach Kayak can fix you up with either a paddleboard or kayak. Go ahead. Explore the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay.
Whether this is your first visit to Miami or you’ve been here many times, the city will never stop amazing you with its culture, charm, and gorgeous beaches. It’s the ultimate get-away for a weekend, a week or a lingering vacation. Pack your sunglasses, swimsuit, flip flops, and be prepared to be wined and dined in some of the classiest restaurants in the world!