Most people think a Miami vacation consists of going to the beach, eating at top restaurants, and partying at nightclubs. It’s true, that Miami offers all those things in abundance, but it also offers way more. Elevate your Miami vacation with discounted suites from MAK Realty at the world-famous luxury hotel, The Fontainebleau in Miami’s South Beach.
We’ll start with the obvious. If you’re going to Miami, your first stop is probably at the beach. However, discerning which one might be a challenge, as there are so many.
If you’re staying at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the choice is a little easier, as the resort has direct beach access to Miami Beach. You can leave your belongings in your room and just take a towel and flip-flops or reserve a beach chair or cabana and order a drink while you wiggle your toes into the sand.
Other beaches to choose from include:
South Pointe Park Pier: Eat, fish, watch the cruise ships and take a dip at Nikki Beach.
Lummus Park Beach: Drink, party, and shake what yo’ momma gave ya at this good time spot for the more energetic side of the Miami scene.
Mid-Beach (21st-45th St): A more sedate take on beach life with a boardwalk and access to the resort restaurants.
Mid-Beach (46th-63rd St): A family-orientated beach away from the crowds that allows you to grab some rays without being any hassle.
North Beach (63rd-87th St): Another laid-back enclave with a nearby park/green space, and a dog beach.
Surfside: Barely a mile long, if you’re after a small town beach vibe, this is it.
Haulover Beach: An expansive pristine sandy beach, plenty of places to fly your kite, a top-notch skate park, dog park, and a nudist section too!
Bal Harbour: An upscale beach that’s always in pristine shape. This chic enclave is in one of the most expensive parts of the US. Bal Habour Shops offers a high-class shopping and dining experience when you’ve had enough sand and surf.
Sunny Isles Beach: A luxury beachside condo boom has made this a popular beach with locals. A calm but classy beach, there’s the added bonus of quality restaurants and the Newport Fishing Pier if you crave more than a day in your swimsuit.
Hobie Beach: A slim, tiny beach is dog friendly and welcomes water sports enthusiasts with onsite rental facilities.
Crandon Park: Postcard views of Key Biscayne, this is a locals’ favorite with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, and Bear Cut Preserve as well as two well-regarded beachside restaurants.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park: Reopened in 2008, this was once Miami’s sole colored-only beaches. These days all are welcome to enjoy mellow ocean views, biking trails and water sports, and the colorful Caribbean-themed beachside cabins.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: Time travel back to a Miami-Dade’s oldest structure, the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse which anchors this beach. Watersports, as well as fishing and cycling, are popular activities here.
Matheson Hammock Park Beach: A man-made salt-water pond, surrounded by sand (formally known as an atoll pool) is flushed by the tidal movement of the adjacent of Biscayne Bay and surrounded by lush mangroves and banyan trees.
Hollywood Beach: The home of Jimmy Buffet’s expansive Margaritaville Beach Resort has a famous wide boardwalk and a selection of quality burgers at the Le Tub Saloon.
Top Tours to Do In Miami
There are dozens of different tours in Miami and not all of them involve whizzing around the bay on a speedboat. There’s something for everyone including culture, cuisine, and clubs. According to TripAdvisor.com, here are just five of the top tours to do in Miami.
Little Havana Food & Walking Tour
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of Southbeach and Millionaire Homes & Venetian Island
Everglades Tour in Small Groups with Guide
Miami Eco Kayak/Paddle Board & Snorkel Adventure
Retail therapy has always been a huge attraction for Miami residents and tourists alike. You’ll be spoiled for choice with a slew of shopping and inclusive dining options to help you make a day of it. Whether it’s open-air malls, trendy boutique shopping spots, or mammoth mall extravaganzas, if you like the shop ’til you drop, Miami’s the place for you.
Open Air Retail
Bal Habour Shops: Upscale and outdoors, this offers everything the discerning buyer could want along with a koi pond, plenty of foliage, and diverse dining options.
Lincoln Road: This 10-block-long pedestrian mall boasts the designs of noted art deco architect Morris Lapidus, whose sculptures and native plants add intimacy amid the upscale stores and restaurants.
Bayside Marketplace: As well as retail options, you can book your boat tours, and grab some souvenirs. Proof that touristy doesn’t mean tacky.
Design District: Enjoy classy boutiques with striking public art
Brickell City Centre: High-design outdoor shopping in the financial center of the city
As well as Dadeland Mall, Mall of the Americas, and Dolphin Mall the massive Aventura Mall, the largest mall in Florida, puts retail on steroids with over 300 retailers.
Other Things To Do In Miami
From museums to aquariums to sports teams and enough restaurants to feed a small country, Miami offers a non-stop action-packed vacation to suit every visitor. The added bonus, of course, is the weather meaning that whatever time of year you choose to visit, your winter coats will likely not be taking the trip with you. Elevate your Miami vacation with discounted suites from MAK Realty at the world-famous luxury hotel, The Fontainebleau in Miami’s South Beach.