Living in Miami, its sometimes easy to lose sight of all our beautiful city has to offer. When you need a quick vacation, don’t forget that South Beach is close to home. While others need to travel the world over to visit the clear blue waters and unique art deco landscape, we can simply take a weekend to rejuvenate in our own backyard! Here’s how to make the most of your weekend South Beach get-away. The best time for locals to visit is off-season, May through August. You can get great rates
at this time, and the streets and restaurants are quieter. Spring break weeks are the worst time for locals to visit, in March
Your best bet for tonight after checking into your hotel is dinner and people-watching on Lincoln Road. Full of stores,boutiques, art galleries, and museums, seven blocks of this ten-block mall have been closed to auto traffic. The unique atmosphere lends to some interesting people showing up, and you never know who you may see!
Most restaurants offer outdoor seating so you can enjoy the ambience and beautiful weather. Whether you feel like
Italian (TiramesU Restaurant, Da Leo Trattoria), Cuban (Yuca Restaurant), New World (Pacific Time), or a blues cafe (Van Dyke Cafe), you can find it here on Lincoln Road! Spend the rest of the evening here so you can be refreshed for a full day tomorrow.
You’ll want to wake up early on Saturday to make the most of your day. Most hotels offer continental or full breakfasts, or you can make your way to Ocean Drive to one of the many restaurants open for breakfast.
The News Cafe (800 Ocean Drive) is a popular early-morning hangout. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, making it also a very popular place for late-night munchies! Get a paper, magazine or book from the store and enjoy your meal outside.