Flying into Miami presents travelers with lots of fun things to see and do. The restaurants are world-class, the nightlife is some of the best in the world and there are numerous attractions to keep you and your family busy. To plan your vacation, we recommend the Miami Hotels Magazine site for an overview of everything Miami has to offer, but to get you started, here are a few suggestions compiled by our travel bureau…
For accommodations may we suggest The Raleigh Hotel, a charming Art Deco property at 1775 Collins Avenue where you can dine poolside at the pool inspired by 1940s film star Esther Williams. Start with a choice of fresh fruit salad, granola and yogurt or smoked salmon on a bagel. Move on to a choice of French toast, a variety of traditional egg dishes (from eggs benedict to huevos rancheros) or a steak and fries. End on a sweet note with tender ricotta pancakes, fruit tarts or chocolate brownies. A glass of champagne or a spicy Bloody Mary is included. Cheers!
Treat yourself to some pampering at Lapis Spa, 4441 Collins Avenue, at the fabulous Fontainebleau, another
hotel we highly recommend. Get a front row seat at the Fontainebleau’s pool and choose a massage, facial and pedicure plus a chance to enjoy the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
For your afternoon enjoyment, the International Ballet Festival of Miami celebrates the arts and provides a rich opportunity to experience the best in young contemporary choreography.
Chef Sean Brasel’s Meat Market steak house at 915 Lincoln Road was instantly successful in this city where Kobe is commonplace. Combining a sleek interior design, a capable waitstaff, a great bartender and a delicious selection of beef and locally sourced seafood, Meat Market is a prime ticket for South Beach style.
Also, don’t miss the monthly Wynwood Gallery Walk where Miami hipsters parade through the Miami Arts District to check out the contemporary art at local galleries.
For evening entertainment try The Fillmore Miami Beach at 1700 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. Dress in black, slick your hair and get ready to rock with bands such as New York’s Interpol that regularly take the stage.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Miami when the Miami Heat is playing, you can check the American Airlines Arena at 601 Biscayne Boulevard and cheer the Heat on to victory.
For nightlife we suggest LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel located at 4441 Collins Avenue. This club often presents world-class DJs such as Chicago’s Kaskade, Tiesto and many more.
Miami is a wonderful place to visit, and we know you’ll enjoy flight to the cross-roads of the Americas.