Your Miami Travel Guide: Best Places to Drink, Dance, Shop & Eat
Stay: The Miami Beach EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue – (786) 257-4500
A true oasis among the sea of hotels lining Collins Avenue. The EDITION stands out from the rest by bringing pure luxe with an effortless, laid-back vibe. Must Try: “The Pineapple” cocktail by London bartender Jack Hubbard. It’s delicious, served in a huge copper mug and very Instagram-worthy.
307 NE 61st Street – (305) 756-2005
Locals know the best place to get the latest swimwear is the warehouse at iShine365 in Little Haiti. Open weekdays from 10-6 pm; shop all the best swimwear in every size, color and style on the market. Find brands like Beach Riot, ACACIA, Wildfox, Posh Pua, Minimale Animale and Frankie’s. The local swim shop also carries resort wear, pool toys and beach accessories.
3470 N Miami Avenue – (305) 573-1520
This Wynwood restaurant is a local favorite and a great excuse to visit the Wynwood area and explore all the street art. Order the cornbread with honey bacon butter, brussel sprouts, steak chow fun noodles and the brisket bun. You’re welcome.
Chill: The Delano
1685 Collins Ave – (305) 672-2000
Visit the Delano for real Miami vibes. Play chess on the oversized courtyard board or hang out in the garden furniture half submerged in the pool. Everything at the Delano is white and crisp, it’s exactly what you picture when you think ‘Miami.’
1220 16th Street – (305) 704-2145
This is a new Miami Beach joint. Located in a former car garage, buy tacos from a converted airstream and then check out the hidden tequila lounge found by walking through a blue Porta Potty door in back.
Drink: Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive – (305) 531-2727
For some of the best local cocktails and a super chill environment, check out The Freehand Hostel—with The Broken Shaker bar located inside. All cocktails are prepared with fresh ingredients from the garden and are totally delicious. Float in the pool or hangout with friends in the courtyard sippin’ rum cocktails.
Swim: South Pointe
1 Washington Avenue
The best ocean swimming on Miami Beach is at South Pointe by the rocks separating the beach and the channel cruise ships use to enter and exit the harbor. It’s a great spot to see wildlife and experience views of the entire beach and downtown.
Play: The Standard
40 Island Avenue – (305) 673-1717
One of the best ways to get on the water without needing a boat is by paddle board. Rent one at The Standard and explore the bay intimately. It’s a good workout and really fun. Plus, you can grab lunch after at the Lido Bar or lounge by the pool with a piña colada.