With tropical temperatures and Latin vibes, Miami is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, making it perfect for a weekend getaway.
Beaches, shopping, art, food, and nightlife—Miami has lots to offer, and you’ll need to pack accordingly. The city has both a fun and playful spirit as well as a sleek and chic vibe. So, when it comes to your Miami vacation wardrobe, it’s all about balancing refined neutral pieces with eye-catching colors and prints. Here are the sunshine-ready Miami outfits to add to your suitcase before you jet off.
1. Miami Outfit: Beach Chic
Gloria Bandeau Crinkle Bikini
Agua by Agua Bendita
Lavanda Printed Cotton-Silk Pareo
2. Miami Outfit: From Shopping to Swimming
Lola Linen-Blend Mini Wrap Dress in Ivory
Trophy Low-Back Swimsuit
3. Miami Outfit: A Night Out
Rio Gathered Halter Maxi Dress
Women’s Soleil Lace Up High Heel Sandals
1. Miami Outfit: Transitional Beachwear
Camp-Collar Linen Pajama Shirt
The One Short in Light Blue
2. Miami Outfit: For Date Night
Thomas Linen Camp-Collar Shirt
484 Slim-Fit Stretch Chino Pant in Faded Chino
1. Miami Outfit: Tropical Fun
Boys’ Short-Sleeve Polo in Towel Terry in White
Janie and Jack
Tropical Swim Trunk
2. Miami Outfit: Cheerful
Girls Sorbet Pink Stripe Smocked One-Piece
Embroidered Kaftan, Lemon/White
Miami is a city of skimpy outfits, that’s why a slightly less revealing outfit can actually almost be even more headturning.
Top 8 Must Have
Ray-Ban RB3447 53MM Round Sunglasses in Gold Green
Cotton-Linen Beach Shirt in White
Hot Lips in Tell Laura
Squishee® Hat A-List Packable Fedora Hat – White Mix
Lit Up Highlight Stick in Nectar
Clean Conscious Set & Protect Micro Mist SPF30
The K.M. Tie One-Piece in Black
The Perfect Day
In Miami, poolside dining is practically a sport. Start with lunch at La Côte at the Fontainebleau, and afterwards head to the hotel’s Lapis Spa, which Martha Stewart called the most beautiful spa in America. After your treatment—try a detoxifying body scrub or hydrating facial—immerse yourself in the mineral pools and eucalyptus steam bath.
Emerge feeling like a new person and take a ten minute drive south to Lincoln Road Mall to stroll the promenade and pop into shops, boutiques and art galleries.
For a fresh beach-front perspective, head a few miles north to the chic Surf Club Restaurant, Thomas Keller’s first foray into Florida inside the Four Seasons. Order a seafood tower with freshly-shucked oysters, and don’t miss the avocado and garden vegetable Louis, the chef’s take on the nostalgic crab dish.
Cap off the night back at the Fontainebleau with a visit to LIV Miami for a taste of the DJ-fueled, over-the-top Miami nightlife scene.
Set on the Biscayne Bay, La Mar, the contemporary Peruvian restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental is actually a perfectly lovely, family-friendly spot for brunch. Kids get coloring books and plenty of open space, while parents get stunning Miami skyline views and stellar cocktails.
Next up, head north to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to check out the three-level aquarium, and afterwards, make a worthwhile detour to Monkey Jungle to wander around the 30-acre zoological park and encounter some of the 300 resident primates.
For dinner, try Time Out Market Miami, where everyone in the family can get exactly what they want—from burgers to arepas and Cuban coffee—from among the 18 eateries inside. Stay at the waterfront Acqualina Resort, home to a roster of kid-friendly activities and the complimentary kids club for ages five to 12.
Start with a lobster benedict and Champagne brunch at Seaspice, the snug, open-air brasserie overlooking the Miami River.
Take a leisurely drive about ten miles south to Coral Gables to visit the Fairchild Tropical Garden, the 83-acre oasis of lush, tropical plants. Stroll the gardens, and don’t miss the tropical flowers and butterfly conservatory. Head back north to see the Rubell Museum—a dazzling private collection of thousands of contemporary works by artists like Keith Haring, Kehinde Wiley, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dine alfresco at the museum’s restaurant Leku, which serves Basque cuisine with a backdrop of the garden.
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