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The following are recommendations listed by a close friend of mine and my husband. Our friend is twenty-seven years old, and he has been living in Miami for the past five years. This friend of ours loves to have a good time, and he is always the life of the party. The recommendations listed below are a great start to help plan your next trip with your friends!
1. Fountainebleau Miami Beach
Depending on the season and promotions available, a stay at the Fountaineblue Miami Beach will cost you $292-$559 a night for a Guestroom (standard room). Our friend says that him and his friends will frequently stop by to either eat at one of their restaurants or go to the bar they have there.
Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
2. 1 Hotel South Beach
This hotel is definitely one worth checking out, but it's a bit pricey. A stay in a King room (standard room) will be around $314-$688 a night depending on the season you are booking in. It is a great hotel that has awesome food and bar. Our friend also says they serve great Mojitos there, but in Miami there are great Mojitos everywhere.
Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
1. South Beach
This will be your top beach to go to because it is always a party there. Our friend says, “If you want to experience Miami, you have to go to South Beach”. Everyone goes there, and it has everything you need including food, bars, surf shops, and rentals for aquatic activities.
Other places to experience in the area:
- The historic Art Deco architecture- to admire.
- Haulover Park- to fish, play tennis, golf, or ride bikes.
(South Beach - Attractions & Things to Do in South Beach Miami FL.)
2. South Pointe Pier
- Bike rides
- Green areas
- Beach access
- Wollensky steakhouse.
(South Pointe Park - Miami Parks.) (marcramrattan)
Address: 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mid-Beach is close to the Fountainebleu Miami Beach hotel and a club called Liv, so you will get the same crowd as you do in South Beach.
4. Boca Raton
If you want a beach that's less crowded, Boca Raton will be the beach for you or any other beach up in the Northern part. You go there if you really want to enjoy the beach and relax. The only negative aspect of this is that the Northern part will be away from where you are staying and away from all of the hot spots.
5. Bal Harbour Shops
If you want to take a break from the beach scene and do a little shopping, you will want to go to Bal Harbour Shops. You will only find upscale shops here. Midtown or Bricklevillage will be where the regular shops are at. Bal Harbour Shops include top shops such as Gucci, Loui Vitton, and Alexander McQueen.
Address: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Restaurants for Dinner
1. The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille on Brickwell Avenue is a great restaurant if you are interested in something casual for the night. They have steaks and an impressive selection of wine.
Address: 444 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
2. Edge Steak and Bar
This restaurant has great food, a great atmosphere, and awesome service. You will want to dress nice for a restaurant like this. Our friend says, “You have to experience it…I would go to Edge every day if I could; that’s how good it is.”
Address: Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
This is a Japanese restaurant that you will want to dress up for.
Address: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Up until 2018, Liv was named one of the top rated clubs in Miami that famous artists make appearances at. The service is great, and you always have a good time; however, it is expensive and not everyone gets in. Cover can be up to $100 some nights, and you are expected to dress nice. The guideline of what makes you in or out is unclear to our friend. He says that he only gets in because he has friends who know people there. If you decided to give this club a try, expect to wait in a line unless you are a female. There is no doubt that this club likes to be exclusive, but if you manage to get in, you will have an awesome night at this top notch club.
2. “Story Nightclub”
This big club is owned by the same people who own “Liv”. Since “Story Nightclub” has the same owners as “Liv”, the expectations are the same: famous artists, dress nice, and great time.
3. Rockwell Miami
This club plays 90’s and 2000’s music; they have all of the throwbacks you can think of. This club is not exclusive, not expensive, and you can dress casual. This is another club that famous people show up to.
Basement Club is not a big club; 500 people is the maximum capacity. This club is not upscale like Liv or Story Nightclub. It is casual, and the best part about it are the games there. They have a bowling alley, ice skating, and other fun games!
Late Night Food
All of the clubs listed above serve food. If you want to go back to your hotel to eat after your night out, Uber Eats and Post Mates are very popular in Miami. They deliver food from your favorite late night places right to your door!
The Cuban coffee shops are going to be your number one go-to. Our friend says an area of Miami called, Little Havana has the best coffee shops. You could also find authentic food to cure that hangover of yours along with that coffee.
Other great coffee shops include:
- Pasion del Cielo
- La Carreta
- Panther Coffee
Green Street Cafe
Our friend strongly recommends going to the Green Street Cafe. He says that, “They have the freakin’ best French Toast ever there...if you are in Miami, you need to go there”.
Your Trip to Miami:
These recommendations from our friend should be a great starting point in planning your trip to Miami. I know first hand that planning trips can be very overwhelming, and sometimes you do not even know where to start. With everything Miami has to offer, our friend can confirm it could be a great getaway with your friends, significant other, or even a place to have a bachelor or bachelorette weekend.
© 2018 Jackie Zelko