Back in February, I took a work trip to Miami Beach. I had been to Florida many times but this was my first visit to Miami. I was channeling my inner Marysol from Real Housewives of Miami and ready to experience Miami. Of course, the city is famous for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and year-round sunshine. With so much to see and do, it can be hard to decide where to start. Here are the top 5 places to visit on Miami Beach that are sure to make your trip unforgettable.
5 Must Visit Places on Miami Beach
The Goodtime Hotel/Strawberry Moon
If you’re looking for a stylish and Instagrammable spot to eat, the Goodtime Hotel/Strawberry Moon is a must-visit. This boutique hotel and restaurant feature chic decor and delicious food that’s perfect for sharing with friends. The menu is filled with healthy and flavorful options like quinoa bowls, salads, and smoothies. But, if you’re in the mood for something indulgent, the hotel’s burger is a must-try.
The Goodtime Hotel is also known for its luxurious pool area. With colorful umbrellas, plush daybeds, and a retro vibe, it’s the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. However, keep in mind that the hotel is known for being a quieter spot, so it’s best to be on your best behavior.
If you’re looking for a stylish and Instagram-worthy hotel that’s a little more affordable, The Confidante is the perfect place to stay. The hotel’s decor is inspired by mid-century Miami, with a bright and colorful design that’s sure to put you in a good mood. The hotel’s pool area is one of its most popular features, with colorful beach chairs and umbrellas that are perfect for taking photos. You might recognize the beach setup from some of Gray Malin’s work.
Onkor Miami Charters
For a different perspective on Miami Beach, take a boat tour with Onkor Miami Charters. The company offers a variety of tours, including sunset cruises, private charters, and sightseeing tours. You’ll get to see Miami’s stunning skyline from the water and enjoy a relaxing ride with friends or family. Plus, the company’s boats are equipped with everything you need for a fun day on the water, including snorkeling gear and coolers.
Orilla Bar & Grill
Orilla Bar & Grill is a trendy restaurant that offers beautifully crafted cocktails and delicious food. The restaurant’s decor is modern and stylish, with colorful chairs and a laid-back vibe. But, the real star of the show is the food and drink menu. The restaurant serves up a variety of Latin American dishes, including ceviche, tacos, and grilled meats. And, the cocktail menu features unique creations like the “Mad Love,” a mix of gin, raspberry, and lemon.
For a rooftop dining experience, check out Serena Rooftop. This restaurant offers stunning views of the city and the ocean, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. The menu features Latin American cuisine with a focus on seafood, including dishes like ceviche and octopus. And, the cocktail menu is just as impressive, with creative drinks like the “Miami Vice,” a frozen blend of piña colada and strawberry daiquiri. I recommend the birria enchiladas!
Miami Beach is full of amazing sights and experiences, but these five places are definitely worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for a stylish hotel, a fun boat tour, or a trendy restaurant, Miami Beach has something for everyone.
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