Need a break from the Northern Winter? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – South Beach is the quickest and easiest place to grab some balmy weather, awesome activities, and incomparable nightlife. There’s so much happening this Spring on SoBe, but luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you. Whether you’re into cultural diversity, live music, or simply getting back into shape, there’s something below for you. Check out some of the Must-Do activities then give in and book that flight!
Celebrate the sounds, tastes, and sights of Latin culture with the annual Carnaval on the Mile, which happens each March on SoBe. This festive weekend event features a huge art walk with Latin flare, merchants with handcrafted wares, and a talented lineup of musical acts on three separate stages, so every corner of the party is grooving along from morning ‘till night.
Take a Sea Cruise
Indulge your senses a little and take off for a few. Short cruises like the 3 or 4 night excursion from Miami to the Bahamas with Royal Caribbean are a great way to refresh yourself and take a well-deserved time out. As mentioned, the cruises only last a few days, so you can take a Monday and a Friday off and come back completely rejuvenated. Bonus: they’re also extremely affordable mini-getaways from Miami.
Flex Your Inner Self
There probably aren’t many things out there that are quite as zen and easygoing as a beachfront yoga class. Namaste your way to total relaxation with free yoga classes with certified instructors from Third Street Beach Yoga. This company has been doing yoga for free for a number of years, and they have never charged for classes. Bring a donation or a positive attitude and you’re set for a session of body-bending bliss.
Get Spa’d Out
Lay back and let the pros take care of your body! Destress with the spa visit to end all spa visits at the Spa at Shore Club. Lay on the terrace and enjoy the sounds, smell, and warmth of the ocean breeze as you receive a full body massage and facial. You can also get manicures, pedicures, and possibly one of those seaweed body wraps that’s supposed to leach the toxins from your body. Your skin will glow and you’ll be completely at ease by the time you’re done.
Do Some Good
Doing charity work is an important aspect of life that can be done without doling out a ton of cash. You don’t necessarily have to raise thousands of dollars, but why not do your part by participating in the events? Gather up some friends, and sign up for AIDS Walk Miami, a 5k walk/run that begins at the Botanical Gardens in Miami Beach, and ends with a huge celebration back at the starting line. There will be a number of refreshments to cool off with and they give out free massages after the main event winds down, so you can have fun while supporting a worthy cause!
Dance the Night Away
The nightlife on South Beach is unstoppable, and the parties are just getting started in the Spring. Why not go out for drinks and live music at a Jazz club like Jazid on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The laid back atmosphere and beachy music by local and national artists will knock your socks off without getting too out of hand. The club features R&B, Reggae, Jazz, and other world music. Tuesdays is Karaoke Night, so if you really want to let your hair down, take a few friends and gang up on a Gloria Estevan hit. Big laughs and great times.
You’ll never be short of something to do in a place like South Beach. There are far too many interesting sights and people to pack it all in, but the suggestions above are a great jumping off point for a killer springtime vacation. What are you waiting for?!