In the spirit of Amuse Swim Week and soaking up sun (and best Instagram pics and Snaps) in Miami, we’ve put together the ultimate city guide with our favorite, must go, must drink, must eat, and must shop places in Miami Beach. Consider this a cheat-sheet that everyone who will be in town for Miami Swim Week (and every local, for that matter!) should have. Read on, then get moving!
WHERE TO STAY
The rooms are black and white and super stylish (as is the rest of the hotel). The hotel has two pools: one is a bit quiter, the other is the party pool with DJ’s, fog machines – the whole nine.
Iconic and best known for their pool, and it’s unique shape and design, the Raleigh is another favorite. Side note, the Raleigh doesn’t have a gym, but if you stay there, you’re able to use the gym at the SLS.
The W is always a solid choice (and the pink lounge chairs on the beach make for a cute Instagram picture :)
If you’re looking for a more upscale experience and you don’t care about the ease of walking to shops and restaurants bon Collins Ave., then The Miami Beach EDITION is 100% the way to go!
The new-comer to South Beach, we'll be staying here during our trip and can't wait to see this beautiful hotel in person!
WHERE TO LAY OUT
Any of the hotels above have great pools to lay out by and if you're more of a beach person, there's always easy beach access along the South Beach strip.
WHERE TO EAT
MARKET AT EDITION at the Edition Hotel
You will want to order every thing off Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s menu, promise! Best part? It’s open 24 hours, so it can be your first stop in the day for coffee, or last stop at night for a gourmet pizza!
Our go-to spot when we're looking for yummy and freshly made salads and sandwiches to eat on the go.
The caesar salad at The Raliegh is the best caesar salad we've ever had, coast to coast. We guarantee you will love it. Pair it with a refreshing glass of rose and it tastes even better!
Casa Tua is such a hidden. Not only is the food outstanding, but the ambiance is so unique. When you arrive ask if the Chef’s Table is available. If it’s not booked in advance for a private dinner or event, anyone can sit there. Candles and flowers run down the center of the table, giving it the warmest yet chicest vibe. If you need a meal reco, order the Truffle Risotto and you’ll be dreaming about it for months to come.
You'll always find us having dinner and drinks at Nobu at least one of the nights during our trip. We haven't visited their new location at Eden Roc Miami since they moved from the Shore Club, but we know it won't disappoint!
WHERE TO GET DRINKS
Rooftop drinks here are a must – breathtaking views of all of Miami Beach!
WHERE TO SHOP
This is the first place we'll be heading after landing in Miami. Hands-down our favorite shop! They have an amazing swimwear section, and also a great variety of well-known designers as well as up-and-comers.
Other shops to visit: The Webster, BASE, Alchemist, and Boheme Boutique.
For vintage shopping visit: Antique and Collectible Market and Fly Boutique.