Beautiful beaches and art deco delights – welcome to the sunshine state of Miami. From a bustling arts scene, colourful nightlife and scintillating cuisine, here are our best things to do in the city.
Tickle your taste buds at Japanese Zuma restaurant, graced by everyone from Beyonce to David Beckham. Inside the EPIC Hotel, the London transplant serves freshly made sushi and offers romantic dinners overlooking the Miami River.
The popular weekend champagne brunch, features a lavish buffet, made-to-order entrees and dessert spread fit for a king.
Start with salmon tuna tartar, truffle rice donburi with mushrooms, followed by quail egg and Japanese vegetables. The chocolate caramel cremeux is to die for.
Take a trip to Biscayne National Park with 95% of the 172,000 acre park being underwater. It is the largest marine park in the national system, making it a watery wonderland ripe for exploration. Certain parts can only be seen by boat so preparation is needed.
Ignite your curiosity with Miami’s dynamic art scene. Wynwood is the epicenter with more than 70 galleries in the mural painted neighborhood. Upcoming areas such as Little Haiti and Downtown, are also attracting attention. The scene extends to areas like South Beach, Historic Overtown and Little Havana.
Enjoy a spot of retail therapy at Miami’s most luxe retail destination, Bal Harbour Shops. The high-end shopping center, features whimsical public art displays, lush tropical landscaping and koi ponds.
Luxury stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive brands (Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Versace and more) ar included.
The 250,000 square feet retail space also has a collection of Forbes rated five-star luxury hotels nearby.
Between 2000 and 2016, the city’s population tripled, with many living in Downtown Miami.
Neighbourhoods like Wynwood, the Design District, Downtown, Little Haiti and Little Havana offer boutique bars, restaurants and cafes for a newly reinvigorated hipster scene.
Every December the Art Basel Miami Beach showcases North America’s largest contemporary art fair, for an international arts scene to rival London and New York.
Let down your hair when night falls at the bar and restaurant Ball & Chain, a recreation of a 1930s hotspot that welcomed jazz superstars.
From top mixologists at the Regent Cocktail Club (margaritas and mojitos) to Cuban-inspired cocktails (the Mojito Criollo, the Canita) you can also order small bites and a tapas-style dinner.
Local bands such as Spam Allstars and crooners such as the likes of Brendan O’Hara are part of the regular circuit of performers. Expect live jazz at 6pm sharp Thursday through Saturday.
Reasons to invest in Miami
- Growing: Between 2000 and 2016, the city’s population tripled, with many living in Downtown Miami
- Vibrant: Vibrant cultural scene in Wynwood, the Design District, Downtown, Little Haiti and Little Havana
- Near to nature: From sandy beaches to Biscayne National Park (with 95% of the 172,000 acre park being underwater), there are many natural elements, ideal for family living.