Want to have the best time in Miami on your long weekend trip? This luxurious Miami travel guide will lead you the best place to stay, beaches to visit, and upscale dining.
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MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI! If you are traveling to Miami, then you're probably looking for a good time. As someone who just got back from Miami and has been there a countless number of times, I am bringing you the most luxurious Miami travel guide.
This 3 day Miami itinerary is perfect for a long weekend, whether you are taking a girls trip, traveling with your significant other, or simply taking a solo trip. You are going to learn about the best fine dining, best beaches to visit, and the best place to stay.
After reading through this luxurious Miami travel guide, I recommend you to start booking your reservations because restaurants and hotels fill up quick (so plan ahead)! Get ready to have a fun filled Miami trip!
This post is all about the most luxurious Miami travel guide that you should follow if you are looking to treat yourself in Miami.
Luxurious Miami Travel Guide - 3 Days
1. Where To Stay
When travelling to Miami, there are typically two main areas you choose to stay in: the beach side or downtown.
For this 3 day trip, I recommend staying in the Brickell District.
If you plan on coming back to Miami to stay on the beach side, then I recommend Beacon South Beach Hotel!
Airbnb In Brickell District: W Hotel
- Stunning views
- Can watch the yachts go by
- Very clean and modern
- Great walking path along Biscayne Bay
- Walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants
- Packed/slow elevators to the room
- Pricey valet
- Must drive to the beach
- Loud city street noise at night
2. Where To Eat
Day 1: Breakfast By Mandarin Oriental
This breakfast location in located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It is walking distance from the Airbnb in the W. Enjoy a large buffet on the weekends and order by menu during the week days!
Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Day 2: Weekend Brunch At Balan's
Balan's is only a 10 minute walk from the W. Enjoy a tasty brunch on the weekend (I recommend sitting outside). Their menu has something for everyone, including vegan and vegetarian options.
Day 3: Breakfast At The Four Seasons
This upscale breakfast experience is the perfect way to start off your last day in Miami. This luxurious breakfast is located in the Four Seasons hotel, which is about a 15 minute walk from the W. I recommend requesting an outdoor table (relaxing, tropical vibe).
Address: 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Day 1: Yardbird Table & Bar
Yardbird is located in Miami Beach, so I recommend eating here on a day that you are going to spend time at Miami Beach (whether you are shopping or laying out at the beach).
Enjoy America's southern classics at Yardbird including their "Best Fried Chicken In The U.S".
Day 2: Cantina La Veinte
Cantina La Veinte is walking distance from the W (walk along the bay). This is a perfect spot to grab some lunch, while enjoying the stunning view of Biscayne Bay.
At Cantina La Veinte you will be able to choose from a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes. I recommend requesting a table on the patio, so that you can have a beautiful view of the water.
Address: 495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Day 3: North Italia
Day 1: Chotto-Matte
Chotto-Matte is seriously the BEST. If you only go to one of these restaurants, let it be this one. The atmosphere of Chotto-Matte is super fun with it's open roof, pink lighting, and party music. Not to mention that the entrance door is the coolest door EVER! The door is basically an entire wall that cracks open.
The cuisine is Japanese and Peruvian. If you are there with a group (we had 5 people), then I recommend the sharing menu. You get many meals through out the night in shareable sizes accustomed to how many people are in your group. It makes the dining experience exciting with a variety of dishes to share.
Day 2: La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (same place as breakfast). This restaurant has stunning views of the city and Biscayne Bay. This restaurant serves Peruvian, Latin, South American, and seafood cuisine.
I recommend requesting an outdoor table at this fine dining restaurant!
Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr Mandarin Oriental, Miami, FL 33131-2605
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Day 3: Nobu
Nobu is a well known, fine dining restaurant. This restaurant is located in the Nobu Miami Hotel. The food is served in small proportions for the table and you can order more dishes throughout the night.
Nobu is saved for last because it is the best way to end your Miami trip!
Be sure to make your reservations at least a month in advance to make sure you get a table!
3. Where To Eat Dessert
Morelia Gourmet Paletas
SO GOOD! If you are in the South Beach area, then you have to go get yourself one of these DELICIOUS popsicles. Moreila is so fun and tasty! First, you get to choose your flavored popsicle, then you can choose to dip in your favorite chocolate (white chocolate for me), and lastly you get to choose toppings to go on it!
Moreila was so good that we made time to go twice during our trip!
Address: 1664 Lenox Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (next to Shake Shack)
4. What Beaches To Visit
1. South Beach
You need to make time to go to one of the most famous beaches of all time, South Beach. Yes, it is PACKED. However, the beach is beautiful! I recommend bringing a few towels to lay down and enjoy the sun/water.
Grab some lunch on Ocean Drive, where you will find many cafes.
Address: South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
2. Crandon Park Beach
If you are more into the "quiet" beach setting that is not as busy as South Beach, then I recommend Crandon park. It is the perfect beach for relaxing at! The water is very calm (little to no waves) and it is very shallow. It is good for wading out in the water and sitting down.
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