Destination Guide: 5 Awesome Things To Do in South Beach, Miami

When traveling to the Sunshine State, your mind is probably on palm trees, pampering, and partying. You can get all that and more by heading down south to Florida for a taste of the ultimate in vacation luxury living in South Beach, Miami. If you don’t want to shell out for an expensive South Beach hotel stay, however, book something farther north and order Uber in Miami to get you to these five fun-in-the-sun destinations:

Take Uber, Then Take a Walk

If you’re visiting South Beach for the first time, you should spend a few hours walking around the strip on Ocean Drive to people-watch and take in the stunning pastel architecture of luxury shops and colorful cafes. Immediately, you’ll be able to see that South Beach lives up to its reputation as a trendsetter’s paradise. Hopefully you have some room in your travel budget to do some high-end splurge shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, an outdoor mall that’s brimming with boutiques and dining options.

Get Artsy

While it might be tough to draw your gaze away from the pristine beaches, be sure to explore South Beach’s Art Deco District if you’re an art aficionado. You can begin at Art Deco Welcome Center and sign up for a walking tour that will take you through the historic neighborhood. Enjoy learning about the unique structures built between the 1920 and 1940s, and catch a local art show. Museum lovers should also make time for a visit to the Bass Museum of Art, which features work from greats like Peter Paul Rubens and Sandro Botticelli.

Enjoy Cake by the Ocean

You can have your cake and it eat it, too,—along with lots of delectable South Beach cuisine and cocktails—all with the stunning beaches and Miami skyline as your backdrop. Among the must-try seafood eateries on your list should be Joe’s Stone Crab, which boasts a long history of over a hundred years in South Beach. For a more trendy vibe, try Yardbird Southern Table and Bar or Pubbelly, which are both rated highly as among South Beach’s top restaurants.

Get Your Tan On

Of course, a visit to South Beach wouldn’t be complete without sandy toes and sun-kissed skin. Although you’d be hard pressed to find a stretch of beach that isn’t fabulous, Lummus Park—located on Ocean Drive between Fifth and 15th streets—is an especially great pick for families since it features a playground and beach volleyball courts.

Take Advantage of the Night Life

There’s simply too many South Beach nightlife spots to list in one place, but after a day of beach fun, be sure to glam up so you can venture back out—and maybe treat yourself to an UberLUX—to join the nonstop party in Miami. From Icon to Liv and everywhere in between, you can dance to hip-hop, EDM, Latin music, or just about any musical genre you can think of.

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