Headed to Miami for Super Bowl LIV this weekend? Don’t miss some of the world-class experiences this vibrant city has to offer, like top-notch cuisine and unparalleled ambiance. Check out our guide on where to stay, relax, eat, drink, and play, whether you’re looking for a peaceful spa-centered retreat, or a buzzing, energetic weekend downtown. No matter your style, take full advantage of your Miami trip.
Where to Stay
Greystone Miami Beach
A historic 1930’s boutique hotel, Greystone Miami Beach has undergone a complete revitalization to become a truly matchless experience on the beach. The 54,000 square-foot adult-only hotel is eco-conscious and pet friendly. The property’s style juxtaposes beachy boho-chic vibes with city glam influences while bringing back to life its iconic Art Deco façade. The hotel holds 91 guestrooms, from boutique style historic accommodations to suites with a private deck and hot tub. The property features five distinct culinary outlets—try Sérêvène, the property’s signature restaurant, showcasing the best of French Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine.
Rates: Starting at $949 per night
1920 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 305.847.4000, greystonemiamibeach.com
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Located only 20 minutes from Hard Rock Stadium, the award-winning Diplomat Beach Resort has been selected as a host property for its prime location and its ability to provide the league with privacy, luxurious amenities, celeb-chef driven outlets, beach access, and exclusivity. Their spa treatments focus on alleviating stress and elevating life into balance through sensory holistic wellness experiences. Decompress with their signature aromatherapy massage or facial with a collagen eye treatment. The huge property includes 1,000 guestrooms and suites, 8 different culinary destinations, two sun-drenched pools, and 26 poolside cabanas. And, the hotel is only a 10-minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Rates: Starting at $759 per night
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 954.602.6000, diplomatresort.com
Novotel Miami Brickell
At Novotel Miami Brickell guests can experience a modern and relaxing environment from the heart of Miami’s booming financial district. Guest rooms are both stylish and functional with 50-inch LCD televisions, plush beds, and city views. The hotel also features a rooftop swimming pool and Vista Pool Bar that boasts stunning views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. At restaurant Lima guests can experience flavorful contemporary cuisine celebrating the culinary influences of the Americas. A wellness program includes Full Moon and Sunset Yoga, Movie Under the Stars, and more.
Rates: Starting at $849 per night
1500 SW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL, 786.600.2600, novotelmiami.com
Where to Dine
Consistently named one of the top restaurants by Latin America’s 50 Best, internationally acclaimed Osaka marked its North American debut with its Miami location. Helmed by Chefs Rogger Quispe and Juan Urrutia, Osaka merges millenary Japanese techniques with the best Peruvian ﬂavors and ingredients. Founded in Lima, Peru in 2001, the Osaka brand is a trailblazer in the movement of new Nikkei cuisine and currently operates nine locations in South America. Dishes include the “Pato Mochero” with crispy duck leg served atop of wok rice with Amazon bacon, and shitake mushrooms, and “Chirashi Causa” with ceviche, salmon sashimi, trout roe, and avocado. Osaka’s bar program used uniquely sourced ingredients for house made cocktails complemented by a vibrant atmosphere and their trademarked Osaka sounds.
1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL, 786.627.4800, osakanikkei.com
MILA, a new “MediterrAsian” restaurant, lounge, and mixology bar, has recently opened in South Beach. The rooftop space features a multi-sensory culinary experience that draws influences from the Mediterranean region and Japan, resulting in a luxurious interpretation of a cuisine rooted in tradition and mindful mixology. The artfully balanced menu by Chef Nicolas Mazier delivers a cohesive culinary story that marries health and nutrition with sensorial textures, flavors, and beautifully plated dishes. To accommodate MILA’s extensive spirits program there are two bars, curated by world-renowned mixologists Jennifer Le Nechet and Mido Yahi. The destination’s 3,000 square foot water feature, open-sky setup, clean lines, and tranquil modernity weave together a laid-back yet luxurious nature-inspired experience.
800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, 786.706.0744, milarestaurant.com
Where to Party
Housed in the former Rokbar space, Myn-Tu is an intimate French-Japanese resto-lounge by entrepreneur Romain Zago. In the open kitchen the Myn-Tu chefs combine Japanese and Vietnamese flavors with a French twist. Signature dishes include the Asian Tacos with lobster or tuna, yuzu tofu avocado, and crispy wonton; Saigon Nems Mynt with rice paper, pork tenderloin, vermicelli noodles, lettuce, and mint; and French Orange Duck, a slow roast duck with mandarin orange sauce. Myn-Tu’s interior features walls of lighted mirrors and high-energy music, and is the only restaurant in all of Miami licensed to serve alcohol until 5 a.m.
1905 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 786.610.4200, myn-tu.com
Named after the powerful South Florida hurricane of 2017, Irma’s is a stylish tropical outdoor bar at the epicenter of South Beach’s W hotel. Serving artisanal tiki style cocktails and light bites, the casual destination constructed of light driftwood and jewel-toned furniture is the perfect stop for live music, Cuban cigar flights, or a pre-game for a night out.
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 305.938.3000
Open since 2009, Living Room at W South Beach is the hotel’s hip lobby lounge with an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach, live DJs, and eclectic décor. The relaxed, yet upscale lounge has earned accolades for its sophisticated cocktails and sultry ambiance, like Zagat’s “7 Coolest Hotel Lobby Bars in Miami (2015)” and USA Today’s “10 Best Miami Hotel Bars.” At Living Room, guests can sip on zesty libations with worldly influences featuring an extensive ingredient list that includes house-made tonics, edible flowers, top-shelf spirits, and locally sourced organic produce.
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 305.938.3000
WALL is currently one of the longest running lounges on South Beach. Its intimate mixture of models, celebrities, locals, and renowned DJs is what appeals to visiting celebs including Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and surprise DJ sets with Jamie Foxx and Paris Hilton. Its sought-after weekly events include Favela Beach, Miami Beach’s longest running Tuesday party, Hip Hop Thursdays, and Secret Sin Sundays.
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 305.938.3130, wallmiami.com