Playground for the rich and famous. In a state that is predominately made up of the elderly, Miami is the place to go when you want fun and sun. With all the luxuries of America and all of the style of Cuba then it's truly a winning combination. Everyone must go there at least once.
Start your city playlist with: Welcome to Miami by Will Smith
Vintro Hotel and Kitchen
Comfortable and stylish new boutique hotel. Rooms are fresh and have everything you could need. The roof has great sun lounges and hammocks and a plunge pool - you can also use the sunscreen they supply as you snack on the fruit they provide. They also have free use of bikes that are a great way to get around Miami. Highly recommended
2216 Park Ave, Miami, 33139
The Standard Hotel and Spa
A little off the main strip (but not in no mans land!) is this gem of a hotel that gives a different Miami flavour. The design is clean and minimalist. Upon arrival grab a fresh juice and then pop upstairs for your yoga. But if you're taking a holiday from being good then just head straight to the pool out the back where you will find a stunning restaurant, a pool to take a dip in and areas to simply hang out and behave like a local
40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, 33139
Soho Beach House
A part of the Soho House group. Amazing rooms with your own portable bar and free standing baths. Access to an incredible rooftop pool and bar alongside a great pool to chill out along the beach. This is the hotel that you've dreamed about
4385 Collins Ave, Miami, 33140
A back to basics boutique hotel for those who would still like something on the edgier side but allowing for more budget for the 25oz cocktails along South Beach. Technically a hostel, there are private rooms too. You'll definitely end up at the hotels destination bar, the Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, 33140
Do not miss this. Great menu, fresh food, amazing cocktails and literally the best restaurant decor wise you will ever eat in as well. Best to reserve for night, daytimes you can usually pop along - besides Sundays. Sundays you will need to reserve for their brunch (which is also amazing) and is all you can eat for $45 including a champagne cocktail. Set seating times. Ask for a table outside only
4385 Collins Ave, Miami, 33140
Open 24 hours. Variety of food on the menu. Outdoor seating amongst sparkling lit trees for good people watching
800 Ocean Drive, Miami, 33139
Lido Bayside and Grill
Head here for sunset drinks followed by dinner. The food is average (not bad, just average) but the setting is romantic and the view is killer. Looking back across to the city
40 Island Ave, Miami, 33139
Able and Baker
One of the hottest restaurants in Miami right now. You need to walk through the bar to get to the restaurant hidden at the back. It's at the back where diners can enjoy a six course Japanese Kaiseki meal
920 Alton Road, Miami, 33139
The Broken Shaker
They use the garden in the backyard for their ingredients. It’s run by the bar lab boys. The waitresses are cocky, but if you can get past that then it’s worth getting yourself there for a drink
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami, 33140
Kill Your Idol
With a life-size Bruce Lee statue then what’s not to love! Open until 5am so a good late night spot to hit. The jukebox has playlists going back years!
222 Espanola Way, Miami, 33139
Has the most incredible views or sunset. Get there a little earlier so you’re not stuck behind some girl asking her boyfriend to take 100 pictures of her for a new profile photo. Craig David lives there too. Maybe not 7 days a week (yes, see what I did there) but you may spot him Walking Away (yes, twice)
1100 West Ave, Miami, 33139
Predominately a restaurant that specialises in animals of the sea. But also serves more than 50 different types of cider. Relaxed vibe, you won't see Drake hanging around on the VIP table with a bunch of girls loitering around. It's a much more casual vibe
2911 Grand Ave Ste 400D, Miami, 33133
- Hire segways (which are actually incredibly easy to use) and cruise along the beach boardwalks all the way from South Beach to the top of Miami Beach - an hour will do though as it can get exhausting.
- Free bikes around the city once you register. A great way to see the city and there are no hills, so very relaxing.
- Hire a jet ski and go see all the millionaires houses (a girl can dream) and even stop off on a little island in the middle of the ocean. Incredible scenes. An hour is enough for hiring. Bring your deposit in cash so that you get it back immediately otherwise it takes a few days to return on your card.
- Get yourself a bit of Miami culture with the urban graffiti walls at Wynwood Walls. Bringing top artists from all over - it's truly a gorgeous sight!
- Take a tour up to the Everglades and see the gators on the back of an airboat. It’s a little touristy for the whole experience, but if you want to scare yourself a little then get involved
- Miami Heat is THE team. The noise, the fun, and the hot dogs. Check out if there is a game when you are there and get tickets beforehand as the touts charge a fortune outside
- With a beach as crystal clear as this, then it’s not to be missed. Go take a nice long walk and stop at a few of the beach bars/kiosks along the way
- Drive down the Florida Keys if you have time, worth a visit all the way along Highway 1