A Weekend on the Beaches of Miami – Yachts, Shopping & More

What’s the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear someone say Miami? Is it the beach? Nightlife? This city offers all kinds of hidden attractions. With the current global pandemic, however, having a late night out has become a bit of a halt. That shouldn’t stop tourists and locals from coming to Miami though with endless amounts of places to visit. Miami has some of the most famous beaches along the east coast of South Florida. If you are interested in visiting the beautiful city but have doubts, we have come up with an itinerary giving you options and ideas of how a weekend in Miami can look like.

Brunch is the most common activity you’ll see both locals and tourists do during the weekend since this city is also known for its food. Miami has a diversity of all types of food places such as Cuban breakfasts, traditional breakfasts, and even brunch places that are more of a party scene offering bottomless mimosas and music for dancing. FINKA Table and Tap is an Asian Fusion, Cuban Gastropub that offers delicious foods of all types with a touch of Cuban flavors such as Vaca Frita and Cuban fried rice and delicious cocktails. There is also Bistro Café which is a Puerto Rican Café spot in downtown Miami which offers an upscale breakfast. They offer one of the best Nutella coffees with so much flavor.

If you want to indulge in a big plate of food, Bistro is definitely the spot! If you like the Latin vibes and are looking to party and dance we highly recommend El Otro Tieso Café which offers amazing Dominican, Japanese food. You walk in and the scene is a party- offering bargain balloons, unlimited mimosas, hookahs, and just a fun ambience all around. If you want to dine somewhere with a breathtaking view of the city and enjoy waterfront views where you’ll see yachts, cruises, jet skiers then we recommend visiting the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. This is an American cuisine and offers the freshest local sea food.

Miami is also known as the cruise capital of the world. With the global pandemic going on, yacht rentals have become very popular in Miami. It’s a great way to spend time with your friends and family and celebrate events in a more intimate way. If you are going to be celebrating a birthday or any special event we recommend renting a yacht as they are pretty pricey. A yacht rental typically differs between 4 or 8-hour day charters, Yacht Rental in Miami, FL also offers multiple day charters to the Keys or Bahamas.

If you have 10 people joining your party the average size of yachts offered are typically between 45’ to 115’. Normally, there are companies that offer great deals. We recommend planning your charter ahead of time that way you can visit what you want to see and most importantly have a great experience. If you are unsure of what you would like to do, the captain usually has suggestions. Anchoring near Downtown during sunset and cruising during the night is really nice because you get to see all the lit-up buildings in the city. You can also anchor at Haulover sandbar, Nixon Sandbar, the keys, or dock at any restaurant by the water and hop off to take a bite.

If you are on a budget and don’t want to spend a fortune, heading to the beach is always an option. In Miami there is a spot called South Pointe which is more than just a beach. It is also a park which offers yoga and Pilates classes during the weekends, a good place to take a stroll or ride your bike enjoying the beautiful weather and has a ton of space to play with your dog or have picnic. You can literally spend all day in South Pointe.

Many people also head over to this area to watch the sunset and enjoy the evening breeze. You can bring a blanket, pack some snacks, wine, and head over to the beach before the sun sets. There is also a boardwalk that stretches for a few miles with hotels aligning the entire way if you did want to take a walk. There are also have 5-star restaurants near that area to visit such as Joe’s Stone Crab, Smith and Wollensky’s, and Planta which is a vegan restaurant just to name a few.

There are many great shopping centers throughout South Florida. You have the options of Bal Harbor in Sunny Isles and Brickell City center. These two shopping centers have more high-end stores than a typical mall. Both of these are also technically “outdoors.” Even if you don’t want to shop, they are nice areas to walk around and still enjoy your time. Lincoln Road is another great spot to visit. It is an outdoor strip by South Beach with many stores to shop at and many restaurants to choose from when deciding what to eat.

In conclusion, Miami has endless amounts of things to do. What was mentioned above was just to name a few. You can easily visit and spend a minimal amount of money. You can spend your days at the beach and enjoy the weather and scenery around you. Doing your research before visiting is recommended just so that when you do decide to visit, you are able to visit places that caters specifically to you whether it’s South Pointe, Brickell, or Wynwood, there are things to do everywhere!