Lincoln Road Mall
The epicenter of South Beach shopping and nightlife, this pedestrian-only thoroughfare is lined with chic boutiques, cool cafes, cutting edge galleries and some of the best restaurants in Miami Beach.
Experience sculptor Kenneth Treister's conception of the six million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. This poignant, soul-stirring monument features a photographic mural of the death camps and a Memorial Wall with the names of victims.
The stunning new home to Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins also plays host to concerts and special events when the home team isn’t playing. Its ultra-modern design alone is worth the visit with a retractable roof, two giant aquariums and a surrealistic, moving “home run sculpture” that has to be seen to be believed.
American Airlines Arena
In addition to hosting the National Basketball League’s Miami Heat for 41 games each season, the state-of-the-art American Airlines Arena and entertainment complex features UFC fights, the Ringling Bros Circus, the Harlem Globetrotters and musical acts like The Who, Phish and more.
Get in touch with your inner party animal at this interactive zoo, where you will come face to face with unique and endangered species like a rare albino alligator, a liger (lion and tiger mix) and a myriad of exotic birds. Be sure not to miss the “VIP Lemur Experience” – where these friendly primates are more than happy to hang out on your lap or shoulders.
Twelve separate galleries are home to hundreds of interactive exhibits (most are bilingual). Children can scan plastic groceries in the supermarket, romp through an enormous sand castle, scale a rock wall and mix their own tunes in a working music studio.
With its unique architecture, gardens and interiors, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, is a European-inspired estate offering the perfect place to spend a relaxing hour or an afternoon.
The 38-acre Miami Seaquarium is a place where dolphins romp, killer whales soar and protected species like sea turtles and manatees find a home to thrive. To delight kids of all ages, eight different shows and presentations featuring whales, dolphins and sea lions are offered daily.
Soak up the authentic Cuban lifestyle on the shores of Miami Beach. Cruise the food stands, art galleries, Cuban restaurants and hand-rolled cigar shops of Calle Ocho. Learn the finer points of the classic tile game from a pro in Domino Park. On the last Friday of each month, Little Havana hosts Viernes Culturales, or Cultural Fridays, an art walk featuring local galleries.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Home to a historic lighthouse built in 1825, this state park features a mile-long ribbon of sand ranked #7 on the list of "Top 10 Beaches in America" by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, more commonly known as “Dr. Beach.” In addition to sunbathing, swimming and picnicking, visitors can fish off the Biscayne Bay sea wall and tour the iconic lighthouse. Overnight boat camping is allowed in No Name Harbor and a primitive campsite is available for organized youth groups.
The area’s largest retail destination features over 240 value-oriented stores along with dining and entertainment options like Cinébistro, Cool de Sac, Dave & Busters, Strike Miami and several restaurants, including Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Mojitos Cuban Cuisine and more.
Just 30 minutes from the hotel, this chic destination is the third largest shopping center in the United States with over 300 retailers, a food court that has eighteen eateries and several national chain restaurants. Featured retailers include Brooks Brothers, Cartier, Armani Exchange and more.
From Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes football to Cirque du Soleil, international soccer matches and some of the biggest names in music, this 75,000-seat stadium is home to many of South Florida’s biggest events.
Sawgrass Mills Mall
Sawgrass Mills has 323 famous name brand outlets and department stores, including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Gap, plus value retailers OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Marshalls. There are also over 40 exclusive outlets unavailable anyplace else in South Florida such as Burberry Factory Outlet, David Yurman, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store and Tory Burch.
The Clay Hotel
1438 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, Florida 33139