How to Make the Most of 48 Hours in Miami

Whether you’re planning to bask in the sun on her powdery sand beaches, indulge in her unending gastronomic diversities, or spend 48 hours in one of her sublime hotels, this bustling beach city is bursting with activity and ideal for a quick city break.

Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours in Miami.

Book a hotel with a beachfront view

Miami boasts beautiful people and a wealth of beautiful places to chill, so you’ll definitely want to make sure that your short stay Miami hotel has a view.

Start your day by taking in the scenery from your balcony at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. They offer several room types and amenities that are sure to make your short stay sublime.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel is another great option for sea views. Rooms overlook the ocean and with on-site restaurants, lounges, shops, and a spa in which to enjoy a little R&R, you’ll find you may forget to leave the grounds and explore.

Visit the design district

2.8 miles from Downtown

Find out what fabrics are trending for this year and what all the stars are wearing, sample hip culinary creations, and marvel at the latest architectural developments during a visit to The Miami Design District. If fashion is your passion then a visit to this area is a must.

Explore south beach

5 miles from Downtown

You’d be hard-pressed to come to Miami without finding yourself on South Beach. Also known as the American Riviera, this Art Deco playground has something for everyone. With its stylised architecture, boutiques, galleries, and world-class cuisine, it is the place to see and be seen.

South Beach comes alive at night with crowds ready to dance the night away. The music, with its mix of Latin, modern, and soul will have you dancing in the streets … something that’s not unusual.

Sample Joe’s stone crab

6.6 miles from Downtown

No stay in Miami is complete without visiting this iconic restaurant. Florida is best known for its sweet stone crab, and Joe’s Stone Crab tops the state’s list of the best.

Opened as a small sandwich counter on the strip in 1913 by Joe Weiss, the restaurant has become an icon of the city and is a must-try if buttery, melt-in-your-mouth seafood is your pleasure.

Sip sundowners at a rooftop bar

0 miles to Downtown

Known for the breathtaking sunsets that can paint the sky with shades of ochre and pink, it’s no surprise to hear that Miami has a number of epic rooftop bars. Some of the better known hot spots to catch the sun sink below the horizon are:

Area 31

Located in downtown Miami, this hotel eatery serves freshly caught seafood from the pier close by.

Conrad Miami

Overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, it’s located in a stunning 36-story tower which affords guests of the hotel and those enjoying sundowners a memorable view.

Rock up well before the sun begins to set to secure the best seats in the house, order a cocktail, and enjoy!

Choose Miami as the destination for your next short getaway and plan your itinerary with the help of this guide to ensure you make the most of your stay.

Featured image by Mohmed Althani