Your Guide to the Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Miami
If there’s one place New Yorkers love as much as New York, it’s Florida. (Just ask your grandparents.) Snowbird jokes aside, we adore Miami for its mix of beaches, restaurants and culture. And with nonstop flights from the city clocking in at around $100 round-trip, there’s virtually no reason not to head south right this minute. We’ve mapped out four distinct itineraries, whether you’re looking to ogle street art or pass out under an umbrella.
ALL THINGS ART: WYNWOOD
Once a bleak and abandoned warehouse district, Wynwood is Miami’s new South Beach. There’s so much to see, eat and experience within the outdoor arts district, which runs from 36th Street to 20th Street between I-95 and NE First Avenue.
Stay: Even though you’re hungry for art, we prefer a stay at the 1 Hotel South Beach. Four pools, seven restaurants (we’re looking at you, Habitat, STK and Plnthouse), a farmstand with fresh produce in the lobby, beachfront yoga and an in-house SoulCycle studio. Ahh, we could go on and on. Plus, an Uber is only 15 minutes to the Arts District.
Eat: It’s all about booze-infused doughnuts at the Salty Donut, brunch at Zak the Baker, hummus at Dizengoff and unicorn ice cream at 1-800-Lucky. For something more upscale, transport yourself to Greece at Mandolin. Oh, and don’t forget Wynwood Kitchen & Bar—its charming back patio is one of the few places where you can dine while fully surrounded by graffiti-clad walls.
Do: Stroll around the stores inside Wynwood Block. (We love the botanical beauty products at Aesop.) Travel down Second Avenue to nursery-gallery mash-up Plant the Future, then forage for treasures at Thrifter Market. Don’t forget to visit the Wynwood Yard for live music and happy hour. As you explore, keep an eye out for open galleries. (They’re basically everywhere.) Afterward, make your way to the PAMM, Miami’s flagship art museum, which features—along with an impressive collection of contemporary works—a delicious waterfront restaurant and a really cool swing set outside.
SAND, SUN AND SPA: SOUTH BEACH
We could complain about how it’s forever buzzing with drunken tourists, but it’s a small price to pay for the pastel-colored Art Deco buildings, palm trees and ocean view. And at sunset, we’re speechless.
Stay: The Faena is more than just a hotel—it’s a palace. This opulent establishment is home to famed Argentine eatery Los Fuegos, a South American-inspired spa and a private beachfront oasis. Oh, there’s also a 24-karat-gold woolly mammoth skeleton in a glass case in the backyard…because, you know, why not?