City Guides

Miami City Guide

Jet down south to soak up the sun and culture of this beach-side metropolis.

PACKING LIST From bright, neon colors to fun prints, trendy and snazzy Miami is the place to make a fashion statement. Gather your bold statement pieces and flirty separates and you’ll fit right in at Miami’s beaches and party hot spots alike.

- Bikini in an eye-catching color or pattern - Perforated beach tote - One-piece cut-out bathing suit - Leather shorts - Distressed denim Jacket - Over-sized clutch bag in an exotic skin - Chiffon print tunic - Embellished mini-skirt - Silk sleeveless jumper - Jewel-tone chiffon camisole - Gladiator sandals - Bright colored pump

TIPS -South Beach is no longer the only desirable place to stay. If you are looking to save money on hotel costs stay on the quiet beaches farther north from the downtown Miami area, or in one of the small boutique hotels on Ocean Drive, Collins, or Washington avenues between 10th and 15th streets. - Nix steep hotel meal prices and pack a picnic lunch for beach days for a cost effective meal. Or, pick up sandwiches from La Sandwicherie en route to the sand. Easy, delicious, and affordable!

STAY The James Royal Palm This modern boutique hotel is located on Collins Avenue, right in the heart of South Beach. Adjacent Ocean Drive’s bustling luxury retail stores and restaurants, The James Royal Palm boasts awe-inspiring ocean views in every room. As if the environment is sumptuous enough, the hotel’s 24-hour concierge and room service only completes the pampered experience.

Freehand Miami If you are traveling on a budget then the Freehand is the perfect place to stay. The trendy hostel is nestled in the historic 1930s Art Deco-style Indian Creek Hotel. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a party, the Freehand offers a variety of private and shared accommodations in addition to their retro-inspired outdoor pool.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach The Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel is a hip, mega-resort. The impressive, vast property boasts three pools complete with day beds and cabanas, a gorgeous beach, and 12 fine dining and casual restaurants, and Miami’s wildly popular LIV nightclub and Bleau bar. During your stay here you will never run out of things to do!

DINE Juvia Whether dining for brunch or dinner, this sexy restaurant touts the most spectacular rooftop views in all of Miami Beach. Juvia serves up delicious Asian-fusion cuisine and unique cocktails daily. We recommend pairing one of their delicious Crudo dishes with a cucumber cooler for a light, refreshing bite.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres Located in the super high-end SLS Hotel, The Bazaar is a world renowned restaurant created by culinary icon Jose Andres. Guests will enjoy an original and imaginative culinary experience consisting of Latin- and Spanish-inspired flavors.

Catch Miami If you’re a lover of seafood, Catch is likely to be your new favorite restaurant! After a delectable meal of Catch’s signature Dungeness Crab Spaghetti, sip a cocktail at the restaurant’s vibrant bar scene.

DRINK LIV Miami This ultra-exclusive club located in the Fountainbleau hotel is the definition of Miami night life. Major DJ’s such as Swedish House Mafia and DJ Tiesto are only two of many headlining DJs to spin here. If you are looking to pop bottles and dance alongside celebrities, then LIV Miami is the perfect spot for you.

WALL Located in the W Hotel is this small night club packed with the young and fabulous. To gain access to the best music and crowd in the city comes with a premium: bouncers are notoriously tough and pricey bottle service for the night is recommended to secure your spot on the limited dance floor. But, for an unforgettable night, it just might be worth it!

REC ROOM As the throwback name implies, the Rec Room is an intimate upscale basement lounge is a tribute to the 1970s complete with wood paneled walls, leather red couches and over 3,000 vinyl records paying homage to Disco lining the walls. Grab a drink and dance the night away to your favorite oldies-but-goodies.

DO Lincoln Road Lincoln Road is an eight block long open-air mall located between Washington Avenue and Alton Road. With a unique blend of restaurants, cafes, and shops, Lincoln Road is one of the most popular destinations in South Beach for shoppers and diners alike-- the famous Van Dykes Café, which serves breakfast around the clock, is a must-try.

Wynwood Arts District Since 2009,the Wynwood Art’s District Association has been transforming former warehouses and factories into a neighborhood bursting with art galleries, retail and antique shops, performing art spaces, eclectic bars and restaurants, and a community-wide Art Walk every second Saturday of the month.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Built in the 1900s as the private winter home of industrialist James Deering, Vizcaya now stands as a National Historic Landmark and museum. Wander through this majestic villa’s grounds and buildings while learning of the site’s history and Italian Renaissance influenced and Mediterranean Revival architecture.