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Miami Itineraries

Planning a trip to Miami? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Breakfast at the world-famous News Café on the corner of Ocean Drive and Eighth Street.
  • 2 Lounge in a cabana at Nikki Beach Club at the tip of Ocean Drive at First Street, where you can have lunch and bottle service right there on your beach bed.
  • 3 Migrate north to Ocean Drive and Seventh Street, grab a frozen cocktail on the rooftop of Wet Willie’s and watch the action on Ocean Drive below.
  • 4 Dinner at The Forge.
  • 5 Take in the scene at Mynt, one of the top nightclubs on the Beach.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Check out the shows and amazing displays at the Miami Seaquarium.
  • 2 Lunch at The Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne.
  • 3 Crandon Beach on Key Biscayne for an afternoon dip and, if you’re lucky, a meeting with the sea turtles that live there.
  • 4 Sushi and sake under the stars at SUSHISAMBA Dromo on Lincoln Road Mall.
  • 5 Check out the massive dance club LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Experience Aventura and the surrounding area.
  • 2 Get in a round of golf at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, then squeeze in a treatment at the Spa.
  • 3 Lunch at The Grill at the Alley in the nearby Aventura Mall.
  • 4 Try some indoor surfing in the Flowrider, at Adrenalina at The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, just 2 miles from Aventura Mall.
  • 5 Take in the extravagant décor and lively atmosphere of MI-VI at night.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Take a guided tour of the historic Vizcaya Museum in Coconut Grove.
  • 2 Stop by American Watersports, also in the Grove, rent a Jetski or a powerboat, and take it to the water.
  • 3 Enjoy a light lunch at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Grill.
  • 4 Follow up all the UV exposure with a Sun Ritual Treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Spa.
  • 5 Cocktails and dinner at Zuma in the Epic Hotel downtown.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Discover the diverse collections of the Miami Art Museum (MAM), located downtown in Miami’s Cultural Center Plaza.
  • 2 Head over to Calle Ocho in Little Havana for lunch at Versailles.
  • 3 Grab an afternoon tour of the historic Merrick House in Coral Gables.
  • 4 Peruse the shops on nearby Miracle Mile.
  • 5 Dinner at Cafe Abbracci.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Explore the Miami Design District:
  • 2 Take in the three-story, 30,000-square-foot de la Cruz Contemporary Art Space, which is an extension of the residence of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz.
  • 3 Bring home a bauble from the Turchin Love and Light Collection jewelry showroom.
  • 4 Linger over lunch at Jonathan Eismann’s Pacific Time.
  • 5 After dark, head to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood for dinner at Martorano’s, a comedy show at the Improv, and gambling in the casino.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Go Downtown.
  • 2 Breakfast at Balans in Mary Brickell Village.
  • 3 Bayside Marketplace for souvenir shopping and a sightseeing boat tour on the El Loro (Pirate Ship).
  • 4 Savor a massage at mySpa in the Hotel InterContinental.
  • 5 Dinner at Philippe in the Gansevoort South in Miami Beach.
  • 6 End your vacation with a bang by hitting the provocative, Parisian-inspired Louis Bar-Lounge in the Gansevoort South.


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