Revel in glamour with strolling, shopping, and cocktails in America’s very own slice of tropical exotica.
Photo courtesy of Todd Eberle/Faena Hotel
The hotel anchors Argentinean real estate mogul Alan Faena's in-progress, billion-dollar Faena Arts District between 32nd and 36th streets. The common areas of the 169-unit beachfront property are rife with whimsical and wild furnishings and art, while room interiors flaunt Art Deco panache. Rates start at $745; 305-534-8800.
Pictured: The pool at Faena Hotel
Photo courtesy of Juvia Miami
Summit the 1111 Lincoln Road mixed-use parking garage for tasty sunset cocktails and sushi snacks at Juvia.
Pictured: Tasty optics at Juvia
Photo: Nik Koenig/Faena Hotel
Recharge your batteries with a "Tree of Life Vibrations" healing treatment at Faena's eye-catching Tierra Santa Spa. Afterward, alternate between the hotel's palm-laced swimming pool and the beach. Feast on tropical libations and lunch right by the water.
Pictured: The opulent waiting area at the Tierra Santa Healing House spa at Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Photo: Robin Hill
UberX to the burgeoning Design District, the apex of Miami's high-design movement and global retail clout. Gawk at the eye-catching buildings and the impressive tenants housed within, such as the world's largest Jonathan Adler store, a triple-story flagship Hermès, and a Rolex Boutique with a watchmaker on site.
Pictured: Buckminster Fuller's "Fly's Eye Dome" in the Design District
Photo courtesy of Seth Browarnik/worldredeye.com
Take in the sunset—and the city skyline—from 40 stories up at Sugar, the ultra-stylish alfresco rooftop lounge at hotel EAST, Miami. Dine on the fifth floor at Quinto La Huella, sister outpost of Uruguay's most acclaimed restaurant, famous for its fresh, wood-grilled selections. When the clock strikes 10, inquire about access to EAST's late-night, secret Tea Room lounge. Cap the night at Sweet Liberty.
Pictured: Baby Bison cocktail at Sweet Liberty
Explore the picturesque 1930s to 1950s Art Deco glamour of South Beach along Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive from 20th to 5th streets. End your safari of pastels, portholes, and neons at Prime Fish for a brunch of stone crab claws and filet mignon (plus "bottomless" Bellinis).
Pictured: Looking up on Ocean Drive