There are many people out there for whom making a trip to Miami is on the top of their bucket list. There is nothing to be surprising about it. Miami’s rich history, breathtaking sights, significant landmarks, hidden thought-provoking facts, a glitzy culture which is full of many hues, and convivial people can intrigue anybody who has strong desire to travel. Two days in Miami are ample for you to enjoy the trip to the most, but beware you are going to leave a little chunk of your heart in Miami.
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Embark on your tour to Miami: Day 1
8 am: Start your journey
You should roll out by 8 am to start your journey. This is the time when you will be looking for a cup of coffee or tea and a healthy and hearty breakfast to rev your engine. Visit Taste Bakery Cafe
(900 Alton Road, Miami Beach & 1686 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach) to sip best coffee in town and gorge on wholesome and delectable breakfast here. Miami Beach is also marked by Cafe Prima Pasta
(414 71st Street Miami Beach) where you can get authentic and fresh Italian breakfast along with delicious coffees and desserts.
9:30 am: Time to visit Holocaust Memorial and a Museum of ArtAfter having enough dose of coffee, start moving towards Holocaust Memorial which was built in the honor of innocent Jews people died during Holocaust. It is situated at Meridian Ave., and there is no admission fee to the memorial. You can also visit Bass Museum of Art which exhibits contemporary art exhibitions and hosts educational programs and concerts.
Address: Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Operation hours: Monday-Sunday (9:30 am-Sunset)
Distance and time from Miami Beach: 11 min drive
Address: Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Operation hours: Monday-Friday (9:30 am-5:30 pm)
Distance and time from Holocaust Memorial: 10 min drive
11:30 am: A stroll around Miami cityMiami city is flooded with tourist spots and entertainment joints. It is possible to get baffled with the directions. But don’t panic. Boat and bus tours of Miami Tour Company are there to take you around the Magical City. Spend a few penny and get a big smile in turn.
Address: Miami Beach, Florida
Distance from Bass Museum of Art: 2 miles or 10 min drive
1:30 pm: Satiate the hunger
Its scorching heat outside, and you must be famished by this time. Miami city encompasses variety of great restaurants and cafes wherever you move to. You can get off near Collins Avenue, and there you can swing by Orange Blossom
(2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). Grab some American cuisines with plenty of craft cocktails served over there. If you find steaks and seafood really tempting, then you must visit Smith & Wollensky
(1 Washington Ave, S Pointe Park, Miami Beach) located at Washington Avenue, as it is considered one of the finest places to have flavorful steaks and seafood.
2:30 pm: Adventure is calling youAfter quenching the hunger pangs, its time to pick up the threads of your journey. You can start walking towards Ocean Force Adventures which is located at Alton Road. Book yourself for their 2-3 hours sightseeing tours and stroll over Biscayne Bay’s waters. You will be taken to the famed places, namely, Port Miami, Star Island, Key Biscayne Celebrity Houses, Stiltsville, and a lot of other popular areas. Visitors are also provided with some snacks during their tour.
Address: Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Rd, Pier E, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Distance and time from Smith & Wollenskey: 0.6 mile or 12 min drive
6 pm: Get Sporty!
Kiteboarding Junkies owe a visit to Miami Kiteboarding, renowned as the first kiteboarding center in Florida, where you will get a chance to learn kiteboarding and surfing from professional kiteboarding trainers at reasonable prices. Duration of camps for learners may vary from 3-5 days to 2-3 hours.
Address: 6767 Crandon Blvd, Crandon Park, N Beach - Watersports Concession,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Operation Hours: Monday-Sunday, During Summer and Spring (10 am-6 pm), During Fall and Winter (9 am-5 pm)
Distance and time from Ocean Force Adventures: 12.4 miles or 18 min drive
9 pm: Gorge on luscious food!
After weariness due to kiteboarding, its time to get some fuel. Get your energy pack by dining at Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant
(538 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach), which is just 12.5 miles away from Miami Kiteboarding. It is nestled in Art Deco Building and serves luscious and irresistible French cuisines. Its cozy romantic ambiance will surely catch your eyes. If you have a strong craving for Brazilian food, then swing by Fogo de Chao
(836 1st Street, Miami Beach). Lamb, pork, seafood, beef are going to be the major centerpiece at your table.
10:30 pm: Shake you leg!Its time to move towards the hustling and bustling corner of Miami, i.e., Story Nightclub. Its upbeat and thumping music and eye-flashing visuals and lights will make you dance until dawn.
Address: 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida
Distance and time from Fogo de Chao: 0.2 mile or 4 min drive
12:30 pm: Time to party!If party fever is not over yet, and feeling low on energy, then step into the Radio Bar nestled in the vicinity of Story Nightclub. Radio Bar’s uniqueness is evident from its back door being used for the visitors. Open a bottle of beer or sip the crafted cocktails and tap your feet on mesmerizing music.
Address: 814 1st St., Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Operation Hours: Everyday (6 pm-5 am)
Distance and time from Story Nightclub: 0.2 mile or 4 min drive
A Map Guide for Day 1 in Miami
One More Day in Green City: Day 2
8 am: A serene walk and healthy and hearty breakfast!
In the wake of partying and drinking late night, it will be great if you start your day with a peaceful walk along the quiet shores of Bal Harbour Beach
, or you can also relax under the serene palm trees. There is a belt of restaurants and cafes at Bal Harbour Beach, where you can stop next after your tempo is back.Santa Fe News & Espresso
(9700 Collins Avenue) is one of the finest cafes that serve freshly brewed coffee with vitalizing breakfast. It is 0.8 mile away from Bal Harbour Beach. You can also enjoy the authentic American and Caribbean style coffee from the kitchen of Unico Cafe
(1065 95th Street, Harding Avenue). It is 1.2 miles away from Bal Harbour Beach.
10 am: Time for a great picnic and cook-out!
After a yummy breakfast, start your journey by hitting the water with an immense splash at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park. This place boasts a Water Park, open areas for picnics, a fishing pier, tennis and basketball courts, a water fountain, a huge playground, two-mile long paths for biking, jogging and skating, and an open space for other recreational activities. It is one of the best places for outdoor activities and cookouts with your love-ones. So many things to do at one place.
Address: 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, Florida 33021
Distance and time from Bal Harbour Beach: 13.5 miles or 22 min drive
1 pm: Its splurging time!
Visitors see Miami as a fashion hub and a perfect place to shop due to plethora of shopping centers and local markets, and a good amount of discount for the overseas buyers. Venture into one of the noted shopping avenues in Miami, i.e., Aventura Mall. Be it jewelry, or fashion, or apparels, Aventura Mall is revered as the upbeat mall which boasts the collections of world-class designers and fashion connoisseurs. Apart from fashion and apparels, it incorporates extensive dining options, recreational services, fitness center, spas, and health and beauty shops and services. Splurging time is over, and time for food to satiate the hunger:
• 59th & Lex Cafe:
• Johnny Rockets
• Sushi Siam:
• The Grill On the Alley
3:30 pm: A historical and cultural visit!
Resume your journey and get on I-95 South in Ives Estates from Northeast 203rd Street. Keep moving until you reach Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which is a historic and cultural landmark and acknowledged worldwide for its endeavors to preserve and showcase Vizcaya’s history, culture, art and natural resources.
Address: 3251 S Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129
Operation Hours: Monday-Sunday (9:30 am-4:30 pm), and remains closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Distance and time from Aventura Mall: 18.4 miles or 23 min drive
4:30 pm: Beat the height!Its time to bridge the gap between you and the sky. Fly over the South Florida waters with FAA Certified Miami Seaplane Tours & Charters. The duration of their scenic tours varies from half-an-hour to two hours. Their trained pilots will take you to some of the spectacular remote places and islands, namely, Sunset Islands, Star Islands, The Port of Miami, Virginia Key, Dodge Island, Hibiscus Island, and a lot of other renowned islands and spots. You will be served with the seafood during your flight.
Address: 3401 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Distance and time from Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: 2.7 miles or 5 min drive
7 pm: Explore the city with South Florida Trikke!After getting off your seaplanes, move ahead from Rickenbacker Causeway to I-95 North and drive to 226 14th Street and stop by South Florida Trikke. Here you can indulge yourself in the exploration of city while riding rental electric bikes and scooters, rollerblades, paddle boarding, and tandem bikes. Enjoy your stroll like never before.
Address: 226 14th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (10 am-9:30 pm), Sunday (11 am-8 pm)
Distance and time from Miami Seaplane Tours: 10.5 miles or 18 min drive
9:30 pm: Treat your taste buds with yummy dinner!
After a ride through the city, you energy will be trickling down. Get your energy back by enjoying food at the restaurants in the vicinity of South Florida Trikke. You can enjoy the Cuban food in a traditional way at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way
(405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach). It is an epitome of Cuban delicacies point and decor that reflects the remnants of Cuba during 1950’s. You can also gorge on grilled seafood, steaks and chops served at Grillfish
(1444 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139) in a cozy and intimate ambiance.
11 pm: An extravagant night calling you!
After a busy day of moving one spot to another, its time to indulge in the glistening and vivid nightlife of Miami. Enter the South Beach’s most likeable and heavily crowded club, Mansion. Lose yourself in the bopping music by notable DJs and join the crowd hooting for the live performances by Velvet Revolver, Britney Spears and Prince. Before calling it a day, don’t forget to experience an eye-rolling light show at Mansion.
Address: 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida
Distance and time from South Florida Trikke: 0.2 mile or 5 min drive
A Map Guide on Day 2 in Miami