A Locals Guide To A Weekend In Miami
Posted on 25 June 2017
The lodging options in Miami are endless, but we picked our top three hotel faves just for you.
- The Freehand Miami: A new charming hostel in the perfect location, the Freehand features an incredible restaurant, a super popular bar, and quaint pool.
- The Standard Spa & Hotel: The Standard is known for it’s fabulous spas, food, and beautiful infinity pool located on the bay.
- Soho Beach House: With direct beach access, mouth watering drinks & food, spas, movie theaters, salons, and two pools, this hotel has everything you need.
After checking into the hotel of your choice, grabbing some quick food and getting ready for the first night with the girls, you hop in a cab and head over to Brickell to a fun little bar called Blackbird Ordinary. Delicious cocktails, a huge outdoor area with tons of board & drinking games, a stage with live music or DJ, pool table and even an edible herb wall to add some flavor to your drinks, this bar is the perfect Happy Hour spot to start off your night.
Hopefully you’re in town on the third Thursday of the month, because you’ll be lucky enough to go to an event at the incredible Perez Art Museum Miami hosted by Poplife, the best Miami music event company. Always featuring an exciting DJ, the tastiest cocktails, with the most ridiculous atmosphere and surroundings Miami can give you.
The iconic Wynwood Walls is a must-see for anyone new to Miami. Featuring top graffiti and street artist’s work encompassing all the surrounding walls of this artsy and exiting neighborhood. Grab a drink at tons of local hip bars and take a stroll through the area to check out all of the colorful walls, don’t forget to snap some pics for Insta.
Last stop of the night, our favorite place to listen to some really good music and dance til the sun rises. Bardot has the perfect ambiance and is always filled with super cute boys.
A Miami staple, Jugofresh is the best spot around for organic cold pressed juices, smoothies and food. Make sure to try their acai bowl for some healthy and oh-so delicious energy to start your lonnnnng day!
OK, time to head over to the beach for a few hours to showcase your ISHINE365 bikinis and sun your buns ☀️
Head back to the hotel, shower and change to have an early dinner at 27 at the Freehand and then drinks at the Broken Shaker. The cozy little outdoor bar is the perfect atmosphere to start off your crazy Friday night.
Featuring over-the-top Mexican street food that, once nighttime comes around, turns into an over-the-top bar. Make sure to get to Bodega at a good time, this place gets slammed!
A nightclub located below the Gale Hotel, Rec Room is one of our favorite spots to dance with the girls. Drinking fancy cocktails while getting down to the hottest tunes, they literally have to drag us out of here when it closes at 5am.
The best Cuban coffee in all of Miami, with delicious breakfast treats, make sure to stop by David’s Cafe to kick start your Saturday.
Last night was probably crazy, so today you should spend a relaxing Miami day at your hotel pool sipping on refreshing cocktails.
Gotta have at least one fancy meal on your Miami vacay- the Matador Room in the Edition Hotel is the perfect place for that. A menu filled with Caribbean, Spanish, and Latin and South American cuisines in a room that feels right out of the 50’s.
Not a far walk from the Matador to Basement, both located in the Edition Hotel, Basement is the perfect spot to spend your last Miami night. With a colorful disco bowling alley and ice skating rink, the fun is non-stop here. After you’re done messing around on the rink, head over to the club Basement for some deep house dancing beneath the disco balls and laser lights.
Sunday brunch at Cecconi’s in Soho Beach House is NOT to be missed. Quite possibly the most delicious buffet food in the most fabulous setting, you’ll feel like a true Miami queen here. Make sure to drink your mimosas and eat as much as possible!
The last location of your trip should definitely be at the new 1 Hotel rooftop pool. Always hosting a relaxing Sunday pool party with amazing music, drinks, and food with a view that’s to die for. This is the perfect place to end your eventful Miami weekend.