Don your matching swimsuits, sunglasses and tote bags for a glitzy weekend celebrating the bride-to-be in the best bachelorette destination in the country.
From sunshine and sandy beaches by day to non-stop parties and confetti cannons by night, Magic City is the perfect year-round destination for packing your itinerary with Instagrammable brunches, picture-perfect beaches, glamorous speakeasies with showstopping cocktails, and trendy hotels to call home for the weekend. Planning a bachelorette party has never been easier, and we’ve got the scoop on some of the hottest things to do on the ultimate girl’s trip to Miami!
Where are the best hotels in Miami for a bachelorette?
Miami is world-famous for its colourful Art Deco architecture and details, making every corner photo-worthy. Vintro Hotel is located right in the hustle and bustle of South Beach, and as its name suggests, this boutique hotel is the perfect mix of “vintage” and “retro.” The Confidante is another trendy hotel where mid-century modern vibes serves serious nostalgia with tons of amenities — open-air rooftop spa, anyone?
Speaking of rooftops, the effortlessly chic 1 Hotel South Beach was named the #1 hotel in Miami by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019, and even if you don’t score a room here, the rooftop bar opens to the public after 6pm for tasty cocktails with stunning views. Delano South Beach is located just one block from the hip Lincoln Road, an avenue lined with the best shopping in the city, and its luxurious, all-white furnishings bring an airy, relaxed vibe to the rooms. If quirky is what you’re going for, look no further than the giant golden wooly mammoth skeleton on display at the stylish Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Where are the best places for food in Miami?
Miami is diverse, ever-changing and always surprising, and its food scene is no exception. From breakfast ‘til dinner and every snack break in between, there’s something for every taste and budget. Start your day off right at OTL; this coffee shop is filled with natural light to wake you up in the morning, and if you’re looking for a sugar kick after the caffeine, head to The Salty Donut for homemade artisanal donuts that will blow Krispy Kreme out of the water. For those who prefer a full brunch spread, come for the food and stay for the mimosa pitchers at The Local House.
For a taste of Tulum, find serious jungle vibes and the perfect excuse to break out the animal print at Gitano, and for sushi lovers, Chotto Matte has an incredible interior complete with retractable roof and equally incredible cocktails to pair with your dishes. If you’re looking for something more casual, Lolo’s Surf Cantina is known as the godfather of Mexican street food, while Pura Vida is known for its healthy fare (and they deliver!). Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is more than just a stop for tacos, eat your late-night fill and then head through the secret door to find a secret speakeasy!
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Where are the best places for drinks in Miami?
One of Miami’s claims to fame is the dazzling yet often overwhelming bar scene. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite, can’t-miss spots. For a true slice of bright, Cuban culture, head to Little Havana to find Café La Trova, and this vibrant space is great for fitting larger parties. You’ll find quirky, tiki vibes at Esotico, so this is the time to pull out the matching palm leaf dresses. Everyone is served a side of stunning, panoramic views with their cocktails at Sugar, known as the “garden in the sky,” and we recommend making a reservation to guarantee a table for your party. If you’re looking for a dressy night out, Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. serves up award winning cocktails on South Beach, or prepare to party at Gramps Bar in the hip Wynwood neighbourhood (come on Thursdays for “Double Stubble” drag night!). Finally for a unique activity, take a mixology class so you can bring your Miami cocktails home with you at the Regent Cocktail Club.
What bachelorette activities should I plan in Miami?
There’s plenty to do and see around lively Miami. Sweat with your girls in preparation for the big wedding day with a group fitness class like SoulCycle, and check the schedule ahead of time for exciting themed rides. Alternatively, pole dancing classes at Pole Dance Miami or hip hop dance at Vixen are unique ways to feel sexy and strong while getting a great workout. If you prefer something less intense, try out beach yoga for a relaxing start to an adventurous day.
Spend the day on the water by renting a private boat or booking a boat tour to see Miami from a whole new perspective and save a slice of the turquoise ocean just for you. The famous art murals in the Wynwood neighbourhood make for the perfect Instagram backdrops while you explore the trendy shops and cafes that have popped up all over this up-and-coming neighbourhood.
Get hyped up for a fun night out by belting the best of Beyonce at Sing Sing Karaoke… because who run the world? Girls! Edition Hotel holds an underground secret – in the basement you’ll find a full bowling alley and ice skating rink, as well as a trendy club on Friday and Saturday nights so the party never stops.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Miami getaway without spending plenty of time under the sun at Miami’s stunning beaches. South Beach is where the party is, with plenty of people-watching and socializing opportunities, while 21st-45th Street beach is where the locals go if you’re looking for a slower pace. Finally, Lummus Park Beach is the quintessential Miami beach, which colourful lifeguard stands, pristine white sands and plenty of room to spread out.
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