When the skies turn gray and snow threatens to make every weekend one to stay indoors, Miami beckons with the promise of the right kind of cool. Listen to the siren call of Miami and plan an adventure with dancing, dining, shopping, as well as the arts. Up your cool factor a few notches with the options below.
Dance the night away
Miami is home to electronic dance music and the clubs reflect that. Locals and tourists don their finest attire to dance the night away under strobe lights. If looking for something more sedate, Afro-Cuban jazz clubs dot the alleyways and offer the best in retro musical offerings. Salsa clubs are also quite popular. No need to take lessons beforehand, the Latin culture is inclusive and one will certainly be shown the steps by one of the many followers.
Dinner by the sea
Saltwater air makes food taste better. Just ask one of your fellow diners. Oysters, dolphin, and in season stone crabs are served to much enjoyment. Watch the yachts sail by as you indulge in fusion cuisines by some of the world’s best chefs. Every pallet will be satisfied. Food from the old country or artful conceptual fare is plentiful.
Art Deco delights
Miami is a visual feast for those who love architecture. Miami Beach is home to the Art Deco style of design. In the 1920s, inspired by the opening of King Tut’s tomb, the city was conceptualized to be America’s Riviera complete with tasteful buildings. Pastel hues dominate as homage to the lightness of the sea and air.
Fresh air shopping
Lincoln Road Mall is an outdoor mall that is quite the fresh air shopping experience. Retail mixes with the restaurants to ensure that a good day of shopping ends with a cocktails and designer sustenance. Mainstays include GAP and Williams Sonoma. Adults and children alike will delight in Dylan’s Candy Bar with sugary confections that make Willy Wonka’s seem down market. There are a few art shops throughout and even a mystical shop for a quick palm reading or incense.
A bit of knowledge
Miami Beach is home to three museums worth noting. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Children’s Museum, and the Holocaust Museum. Miami is presently considered one of the art capitals of the world. Pieces from the Renaissance to modern times earn kudos from the international art aficionados celebrate the innovative temporary exhibits offered at the Bass Museum of Art. Miami Children’s Museum allows the kids to explore educational adventures while the adults can cool off in the gift shop. The Holocaust Museum can lend gravity to the day.
Music beats from the hottest clubs invite you to take the dance floor. Salsa to Jazz to EDM can provide the soundtrack to a memorable Saturday night. Al fresco dining offers fusion cuisine and the chance to listen to the waves with every mouthful. Shop ‘til you drop at Lincoln Road Mall where the “food court” is anything but bland. Cool off in one of three famous museums and take in the sights of this tropical paradise. From the hottest clubs, alfresco dining, and stunning architecture, this international destination of cool.