Miami: home to some of the finest waters in America. Whether you want to relax along Biscayne Bay, the ocean or the Intercoastal waterway, what better way is there to explore Miami than on its water. Miami is a location renowned for its colourful street art and glamour; it’s a locus of cosmopolitanism.
Here, we have a comprehensive guide of where to stay, where to eat and what to do when visiting the Miami Yacht Show. Nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” it is unlikely you will be bored in this diverse city.
Straight onto Collins Avenue is The Faena hotel. Like walking into something out of the Great Gatsby the Faena hotel was a spectacle in itself. Aesthetically, the hotel was very Art Deco which makes sense since it was designed by Alan Faena, alongside the help of the film director Baz Luhrman. From walking in the lobby, you will be in awe at the artwork. But the decadence of the hotel does not stop there: it takes one step outside to a golden mammoth skeleton in a glass cage courtesy of artist Damien Hirst.
If you fancy a bit of Soho in your Miami vacation, Soho Beach House will be for you. With 50 rooms spread across 15 floors, you a guaranteed a gorgeous beach or bay view. Soho House also has some great amenities featuring a Screening Snug, Cowshed Relax spa, Beach Club and more.
A luxurious eco-friendly based in central Miami beach. The 1 Hotel is a great spot for aesthetically pleasing beach views. It also has a very natural feel to it with its driftwood interior. The 1 Hotel is an idyllic location for a restorative stay in Miami. The 1 Hotel also mentions on their website the ways in which it is making a conscious effort to give back to the community through its eco-friendly stance.
Another reason to stay at The Faena is because Los Fuegos is one of its three restaurants. Created by award-winning chef Francis Mallman, Los Fuegos brings a fusion of South American fire cooking and Argentine cuisine. Highlights include the Chilean Sea Bass with crispy black rice, or if opting for a vegan alternative (our recommendation), the roasted cauliflower.
Whether you are a vegan or not, Planta is one to visit. With its modern, aesthetically pleasing interior, Planta is filled with good vibes. Highlights include the Udon Noodles with truffle mushroom cream and the fried rice with tofu and Brussel sprouts.
Cecconi’s Miami Beach is a feature of Soho Beach House. Whether you are opting for brunch, lunch or dinner, Cecconi’s has you covered. Cecconi’s is a classic Italian with a twist.
Bringing a bit of New York City to Miami Beach is Upland. Its casual vibe invites a great crowd. With a Californian inspired philosophy, the food is both health-conscious without compromising taste.
If you are looking for somewhere to get proper coffee, Shepherd is for you. Shepherd does coffee the right way. You can also get plenty of breakfast and lunch options ranging from salads to a Limoncello cake! Note, they also have free, high-speed Wi-Fi and lovely staff.
What better way to spend your evening than watching a cabaret performance at the Faena hotel. Make sure to book in advance as the tickets do go quickly!
We would recommend visiting the Miami Seaquarium on Biscayne Bay. You can get the chance to swim or have your picture taken with dolphins! The Miami Seaquarium is a great thing to do for both adults or families. We promise you will have a splashing time!
Intrigued by the history of Miami? The Art Deco walking tour is for you. This tour is great for exploring the city on foot whilst finding out about the architecture of Miami. It is also relatively cheap at 30 dollars per person.
A great thing to do whilst in Miami is to visit Vizcaya. Located in Coconut Grove, you will find yourself taken back by the botanical gardens and beautiful terrace. For a scenic spot, Vizcaya is for you. Vizcaya also offers lots of activities to do throughout the year such as waterfront yoga and arts and crafts.
Miami is a place that everyone needs to experience. With this guide, find yourself immersed in the Miami hotspots and culture. Beware, you may not want to leave.