One of the best things about Miami is the diversity of its people and the experiences you can have. Whether you’re prone to party, enjoy creative culinary creations or would rather experience the city’s cultural gems, it’s easy to curate a first-rate trip to fit your lifestyle…
Miami the party town
Miami is perhaps best-known for its beaches and nightlife, and both are available in ample supply. You’ll find brilliant blue water, crisp blonde sand and blazing sun no matter where you go, ranging from quiet and intimate to bustling and fun. Once the sun sets, make your way to any number of nightclubs — many of which are on picturesque rooftop patios — for cocktails and dancing.
Miami the foodie town
Miami’s diverse cross-section of cultures has resulted in an incredible opportunity for foodies of all stripes. The Latin- and Cuban-inspired cuisine in the city alone is simply staggering, whether you prefer hitting up food trucks or white-tablecloth eateries.
Some of the world’s top chefs and restaurants have set up shop in Miami. Check out Nobu Miami, featuring world-class Japanese-inspired fare from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, or Kevin Cory’s own take on Japanese dishes at the award-winning Naoe. Go with high-end Cuban fare at Estefan Kitchen, the property of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Looking for something spicy? Grab some East Indian fare at Niven Patel’s Ghee Indian Kitchen.
Miami the cultural town
One of Miami’s most valuable and underappreciated assets is the abundance of cultural hotspots. Take Wynwood, for example. The former industrial district has been gloriously transformed into a thriving hub of nightclubs, cool clothing stores, breweries, eateries and so much more, all decorated with incredible artwork throughout. Art meets fashion meets food in this fun, funky part of town.
Then there’s Art Basel. The global art show now attracts tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of the world’s leading artists, galleries and collectors to the annual event, ramping up Miami’s cultural clout in a big way.
Even Miami accommodations ooze cool culture. There’s The Villa Casa Casuarina, for example, located on Ocean Drive. The former home of fashion icon Gianni Versace, Casa Casuarina is now a boutique luxury hotel in the city’s architectural district. It was created in the Mediterranean Revival style and features the legendary Gianni’s, an intimate restaurant specializing in Italian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.