Miami Beach is a fascinating spot to visit, boasting incredible beaches, a vibrant cultural scene, delectable food, and cool architecture. No matter what kind of activity you prefer, there is always something you’ll love to do, so check out these fascinating spots and make the most of your trip to Miami Beach.

Morning: Grab Breakfast

Start the morning with breakfast at one of the best restaurants in the city, Big Pink, which is a favorite among locals. The building is tall and pink, located on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Head inside and you’ll find all of the classics on the menu. If you’re up for something different, try the breakfast burger, topped with eggs, sausage, ham, and cheese, or the Carolina pulled pork omelet, served with grilled red onions and sour cream.

Late Morning: Shop at Lincoln Road Mall

After you’re nourished with good food, head to Lincoln Road Mall to shop ’til you drop. This one-mile pedestrian shopping area is on the National Register of Historic Places, so be sure to take a closer look at the architecture as you stroll through shops like Lululemon, Armani, Gap, and Macy’s. You can also participate in morning yoga classes, visit the farmer’s market on Sunday mornings, or listen to live music at the outdoor concerts, held throughout the year. The vibe is similar to other open-air promenades like Las Ramblas in Barcelona and Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

The Haulover Beach in Miami Beach.

Afternoon: Beach Time

When the sun is shining brightly and the weather is nice, it’s the perfect time to head to one of Miami’s world-famous beaches for some relaxation on the sand. Haulover Beach is a fun spot to visit, but two nude beaches make it better for adults. If you’re visiting with younger kids, try South Pointe Park, located on the southern tip of Miami Beach. This park has picnic areas, a fishing pier, a playground, and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Evening: Sample Local Seafood

During a trip to Miami Beach, you simply have to eat the fresh, local fare. For a budget-friendly meal, head to La Camaronera, a classic fish-fry joint serving shrimp, conch fritters, and other Cuban dishes, served with sides like yellow rice and tostones (green plantains). If you want a more upscale dining experience, check out Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill. Here you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Miami River as you dine alfresco on entrees like oysters, stuffed lobster, salmon, tuna, or a selection from the raw bar.

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The South Pointe Park in Miami Beach.

Late Night: Dance the Night Away

Miami Beach is well known for its nightlife. LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Hotel is one of the top clubs in the city, combining the high-energy atmosphere of a nightclub with the feel of an exclusive lounge. Keep your eyes open while you’re there, since you might spot celebs and VIPs drinking and dancing in the 18,000-square-foot space. If you prefer a more low-key night, try The Broken Shaker on Indian Creek Drive. The cocktails are delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable.

Whether you’re planning a bachelorette weekend or a low-key family getaway, there is something for everyone in Miami Beach.