Things to Do in Miami
You won’t regret your decision to stay at our boutique hotel during your Miami vacation. Between our own luxury accommodations and the many things to do around the area, your getaway is sure to be one to remember.
Things to do in Miami, Florida
From the charming village of Bal Harbour to the exuberant nightlife of South Beach, the beautiful Miami Beach coast is an enchanting vacation destination for your soul. Relax on the sparkling white sands of Bal Harbour Beach, enjoy romantic walks along the sands of Surfside, tee off on championship golf courses, and discover luxurious, open-air shopping and dining at Bal Harbour Shops.
Explore the sexy playground of South Beach – from the Art Deco District to the hot nightclubs on Ocean Drive to the Bass Museum. Catch a Miami Heat basketball game at American Airlines Arena, kayak through the mangroves at Oleta River State Park, or head out on a fishing adventure from Haulover Marina. Overlooking the white sand beach and blue Atlantic Ocean, the Bal Harbour Quarzo is an idyllic retreat in the heart of the exciting things to do in Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Area Attractions
Bal Harbour & Bal Harbour Beach
Located on the northern tip of Miami Beach, the affluent village of Bal Harbour is a chic enclave for fun, fashion, and food. Home of the Bal Harbour Shops, with the hottest couture and cuisine in Miami, Bal Harbor is a peaceful and playful vacation destination with a beautiful beach, high-fashion shopping, signature golf courses, and wonderful restaurants.
Enjoy luxurious outdoor shopping, relax on beach, tee off on beautiful golf courses, and discover the art and energy of Miami. Visit www.balharbourflorida.com.
Bal Harbour Shops
Bal Harbour Shops in Miami is an opulent high-fashion shopping center that celebrates the couture and cuisine of South Florida. Steps from the Atlantic Ocean in the village of Bal Harbour, this lushly landscaped, open-air mall is a shopping oasis with outdoor walkways with orange trees. Bal Harbour Shops houses 100 exclusive fashion and jewelry boutiques, galleries, and flagship stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Browse fashion designers, including Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Escada, Fendi, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Valentino. Relax at charming eateries, such as Carpaccio and Lea’s Tea Room & Bistro. This sky-lit shopping and dining hotspot offers a chic vibe under the blue skies of Miami. Don’t miss events and parties, like the Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show. Visit www.balharbourshops.com.
Haulover Beach Park & Marina
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intercoastal Waterway in Haulover Beach Park, this fantastic marina is minutes away from amazing fishing. Haulover Marina offers the largest charter fishing fleet in South Florida, boat launching ramps, boat rentals, and a bait and tackle shop.
The beautiful 180-acre waterfront park features a white sand beach, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, kite rentals, ice cream and souvenir shops, concessions, and Café Azul. Walk the underground path to the sparkling sands and waters of Haulover Beach. Visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/haulover.asp.
Miami’s South Beach/Art Deco Historic District
The playful pulse of Miami, South Beach is a sexy vacation playground for fun and fashion. Relax on white sand beaches, take a stroll along the shore, and gaze at breathtaking ocean scenery. Enjoy amazing shopping and dining, hip cafés and lounges, and the hottest clubs in the country. Enjoy the flavors of South Beach at cafés, restaurants, and fashion boutiques on Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road.
Visit South Beach attractions like Bass Museum of Art, Colony Theater, and Seaquarium. Take the Art Deco Historic District Tour to see South Beach’s magnificent Art Deco architecture and buildings. When sun sets, South Beach offers a hot nightlife with festive clubs and bars like b.e.d., Sobe Lounge and Aqua Bar. Whether sipping a mojito on the beach or dancing the night away to Latin beats, the spirit of South Beach captivates your senses. Visit www.visitsouthbeachonline.com.
Oleta River State Park
Located on Biscayne Bay in the Miami metro area, Oleta River is Florida’s largest urban park. Best known for its more than 17 miles of off-road bicycling trails, the park offers a myriad of recreational activities, such as cycling, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and picnics on the beautiful sandy beach.
Canoe and kayak on the Oleta River through an amazing and beautiful mangrove forest that preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. The park also offers picnic tables, grills, pavilions, and campgrounds, as well as kayak, canoe, and bicycle rentals. For overnight stays, the park offers quaint, rustic cabins with porches. Visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oleta-River.
Town of Surfside
The tranquil paradise of Greater Miami, the charming Town of Surfside is a beautiful oceanfront community with a gorgeous mile-long white sand beach, eclectic shopping and dining, and a peaceful small town feel.
Located between Miami Beach and Bal Harbour, minutes from Miami’s hottest attractions, museums, theaters, and sports arenas, including the arts and culture of South beach, Surfside is loved for its powder white sand, crystal-clear water, and serenity. Surfside is also a hot spot for concerts and recreation. One note: Surfside Beach is topless. Visit http://visitsurfsidefl.com.
Miami Beach Convention Center
The heart of South Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center, is a world-famous event, entertainment, and convention destination with state-of-the-art telecommunications and technology. This legendary convention center has hosted memorable events, such as Muhammad Ali’s first Heavyweight Championship in 1964 and the Democratic National Convention. Home of the Greatest Indoor Flea Market, the Center also hosts leading conventions, industry events, trade shows, expos, meetings, and major corporations, such as Sprint and Microsoft.
The MBCC calendar boasts the nation’s prestigious consumer shows and public events, including Miami International Boat Show, South Florida International Auto Show, and Art Basel Miami Beach, North America’s most significant contemporary art fair. Visit www.miamibeachconvention.com.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Encompassing four and a half magical acres, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a tranquil, lush oasis of tropical plants and trees, orchids, a peaceful Japanese Garden, and “living wall” vertical landscape. Stroll along scenic paths and through the beautiful gardens.
Relax in a dynamic green space, and join garden cultural programs, fun events, and receptions. Open Tuesday through Sunday with free admission. Visit www.mbgarden.org.
American Airlines Arena
Home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, American Airlines Arena is the top entertainment, sports, and event venue in Miami. Located on Miami’s vibrant waterfront, this amazing arena showcases world-class events, blockbuster concerts, family entertainment, and sporting events to millions of international music lovers and fans.
American Airlines Arena presents an exciting calendar of events, including World Championship Boxing, Miami Heat basketball, WWE events, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil. For tickets, visit www.aaarena.com.
Sun Life Stadium
Located in Miami Gardens, Sun Life Stadium is a multi-use sports and entertainment showplace and home to the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, University of Miami football, Discover Orange Bowl, and many world-class events and concerts.
With two of the largest high-definition video boards and the longest LED display in professional sports, the legendary stadium offers an amazing entertainment experience. Sun Life has hosted four NFL Super Bowls, two MLB World Series, and BCS college national championships. For Sun Life Stadium events and tickets, visit www.sunlifestadium.com.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Adrienne Arsht Center celebrates the music, art, and spirit of Miami-Dade County. This outstanding performing arts venue presents concerts, shows, plays, and events that entertain through transformational arts and cultural experiences. Experience the Florida Grand Opera, Broadway Across America, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, and a spectacular lineup of Grammy musicians and recording stars as well as contemporary dance, theater, family, or multimedia shows and other popular entertainment from cabaret to comedians.
Enjoy contemporary American cuisine, wines, and signature cocktails enhanced by the stunning décor of Prelude. Enjoy cocktails and small plates at Bombay Sapphire Lounge at the Carnival Tower, a Miami art deco landmark. Relax at the neon blue bar or patio. Visit www.arshtcenter.org/index.aspx.