Whether you are a victim of circumstance or simply want to leave no stone unturned when visiting the Magic city, it is possible to nail 24 hours in Miami. A high-speed visit to the sunny city of Miami might be swift but it can be all-encompassing and as wild as you like.
The cosmopolitan city of Miami has plenty to offer everyone from beach dwellers to foodies and everyone in-between, get your skates on and get ready to roll into 24 hours in Miami fun.
Soak up the sun at the beach
Annnd breathe! Just because you only have 24 hours in Miami, doesn’t mean that you can’t take a little bit of time out for yourself.
And what better place to do so than sit on the golden sands of some of Miami’s best beaches.
From the renowned Miami Beach with its funky boardwalk to the neon-hued vibes of Lummus, you are certain to find some of the best beaches in Miami.
However, if you are looking for a distinctly different vibe, head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida where you will have breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and can take a tour of the 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse.
If you visit just one beach, better make it the iconic South Beach where you can sip some of the best coffee in town whilst celeb spotting by the palm-lined beach.
Lunch like a pro
The Miami restaurant scene is quite the tour de force, but if you only have one place to check out for lunch, how do you navigate your way around the best bits?
If you are looking for eateries that give you the three f’s – feels, fun and of course – flavours, then you’re in luck!
As the Orbzii team have scouted the city for the best restaurants in Miami to tick all of those boxes – and more.
From budget to blowout, your taste buds needn’t worry about FOMO, as there are excellent eateries around every corner.
A piece of London can now be found in Miami – Sexy Fish might well be one of the most extravagant places to eat in the city and it’s easy to see why when you see the gigantic mermaid statues, 10 (yes 10!) Damien Hirst sculptures and the illuminated floor – all this for lunch? YOLO!
Like most cities all over the world, Miami has its very own art district. However, Wynwood is not just a boulevard adorned with street art. It is a walkable neighbourhood where every building has an intricate design which has been created by world-class artists.
It’s definitely worthwhile carving out some time from your 24 hours in Miami to walk the walls – the Wynwood Walls in particular, a free rotating gallery of the best street art and graffiti in the US and maybe beyond.
Take a tour and marvel at the work of the likes of Eduardo Kobra, Shepard Fairey, OSGEMEOS and many other renowned artists.
The scrub of your life
Before you start your big night out in Miami, make sure you are fully recharged and looking tippity top. You can feel better in just an hour. Miami does spa life very well – in fact, there is a fantastic selection of world-class spas that can be found both in Miami’s best hotels as well as in various neighbourhoods.
The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION looks like a dream and is one of the most opulent spas in Miami.
From the 24K body scrub to the revitalising aromatherapy and antioxidant facials, you will leave feeling like a million dollars and all ready for your 24 hours in Miami.
Make sure you line your stomach before you enjoy a tipple with dinner at one of Miami’s best restaurants.
From edible flowers in Peruvian restaurants to dreamy Greek food which will transport you to a taverna in the Aegean, you can literally eat your way around the world in one city.
We love Thomas Keller’s The Surf Club at the Four Seasons Miami which has an awesome laid back atmosphere. It’s elegant but not stuffy and offers exquisitely cooked dishes from a classic American menu.
The beef wellington has to be the numero uno choice on the menu. It’s flaky, tender and cooked to perfection. It’s absolutely unmissable when spending 24 hours in Miami.
Whilst spaces for drinks at Miami’s rooftop hotspots are coveted, rest assured there are several rooftop bars in Miami that you can get your mojito on in.
We love Sugar in the Brickell neighbourhood and others do too – so make a reservation in advance. If you are there on Friday nights, you can take advantage of happy hour (surely the best hour in the 24-hour clock!)
Relax with a cocktail in hand and you will be rewarded with an astonishing panoramic 360 view of the city. The cocktails are tasty but it’s not the cheapest place to drink in Miami, but the payoff is the view and if you only have 24 hours in Miami, it is most definitely worth it!.
Dance like nobody's watching!
Can you say you have enjoyed a night out in Miami if you haven’t taken a bite into the party scene in the Magic City? Maybe!
However, if you are just spending 24 hours in Miami, why not swerve on sleep and take advantage of the countless dance floors?
From E11even, a 24-hour Downtown Miami must-visit which has something for everyone. It’s a nightclub, live performance venue and it also has a rooftop restaurant. Expect to see performances from trapeze artists and burlesque dancers whilst you dance the night away.
If you prefer your music to be more guitar-based, then Miami won’t disappoint. Look beyond the decks and the neon lights and you can find a plethora of uber cool live music venues. Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well in Miami.
Whilst many of these venues don’t necessarily have the glamour of the glitzy clubs where you can spot celebs on every corner, there is something to be said about the gritty realness of live music venues in Miami like Churchill’s in Little Haiti.
Somewhat of a legendary institution for music fans (locals and tourists alike) this low key den is unequivocally the best place to enjoy rock music in Miami and has seen international stars play there at the start of their careers. You never know, you could be watching a future star on your night out in Miami!