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The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Miami Beach

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The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Miami Beach

Miami Beach often makes the cut for lists of the most desirable cities in the U.S. It’s the kind of place that deserves hours spent lingering at sidewalk cafés, famous avenues, nightclubs, and the beach. So we’ve put together the perfect 3-day weekend in Miami Beach to help you have a great time without the stress of planning. Here’s how to pack in the best of Miami Beach into a short trip.

Friday:

Begin your 3-day weekend with the sun and shore to recover from your travels. After you’ve gotten your bearings of the neighborhood, it’s time to hit the beach. Just across Lummus Park from the Celino Hotel, the white sand beach stretches for miles along the coast. Spend the day on the sand amid the colorful lifeguard huts that line the coast. Enhance your beach day by incorporating an exciting water sport into your schedule. Snorkeling, diving, surfing equipment, jet skis, and more can be rented nearby. Find a list of SoBe water sports here, as well as everything you need to know for your excursion.

Savor the Cuban flavors of the city with dinner at Puerto Sagua on Collins Avenue. Serving up Cuban comfort food staples since 1962, their popular no-frills cuisine is a satisfying end to your beach day. Opt for a chill evening at one of Miami Beach’s drinking dens. Both Kill Your Idol and Bodega Taqueria y Tequila are local favorites in the neighborhood, serving up innovative cocktails in a unique space.

Saturday:

Put your walking shoes on, as today is all about exploring the most iconic destinations in South Beach. After breakfast at the beloved Big Pink or News Café, begin your sightseeing tour of the neighborhood at the Lincoln Road Mall. The historic street is the commercial hub of Miami Beach and is lined with shops, eateries, boutiques, and art galleries. After you’ve explored the strip, head south on Washington Avenue for a few minutes until you reach Española Way. The charming street is reminiscent of the old days of Miami and is perfect for having a quick lunch at a sidewalk café or grabbing a Cuba Libre from Havana 1957’s impressive rum bar.

Head east to Ocean Drive. SoBe’s most picturesque street is bordered by Lummus Park and colorful boutique hotels. Check out our complete guide to the famed Ocean Drive here. After a walk south along the palm-lined avenue, cut across closer to the beach until you reach the Miami Beach Boardwalk. The scenic stroll will bring you south to South Pointe Park where you can visit the pier, watch ships in the bay, and see the sunset behind Miami’s skyline. Stay awhile in the SoFi district and book a table at the waterfront Smith & Wollensky steakhouse or the historic Joe’s Stone Crab for dinner.

Make your Saturday night epic and go all out at one of SoBe’s pulsating nightclubs. Mango’s Tropical Café on Ocean Drive offers nightly salsa lessons with small bites, mojitos, and VIP entrance to their nightclub until 5 a.m. Check out more of our favorite nightclubs here.

Sunday:

It’s your last day in Miami Beach and we’re making it easy. Prime Fish rolls out a killer brunch menu on the weekends. The spread comes with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys and an over-the-top buffet with an abundance of choices including Truffle Mac n Cheese and carving stations. After you’ve had your fill, take the rest of the day to explore Miami Beach at your leisure. We recommend getting to know the Art Deco District through a guided tour. Leaving daily from the Art Deco Visitor’s Center, Museum, and Official Gift Shop at Ocean Drive and 10th Street, the guided tour takes you around a few of the district’s most notable architectural achievements, including detailed historic information and a visit inside some of the structures.

Get to your plans faster when you book with Celino South Beach. Be among the first to visit the brand new Celino District when you book our exclusive pre-opening promotion. Receive 20% off our Best Available Rate and a daily breakfast credit when you book now with Celino Hotel, Ocean Drive’s newest boutique hotel only steps from SoBe’s most exciting destinations.

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