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Miami’s palm tree-lined shores, white sandy beaches, and year-round sunshine make it an ideal vacation destination in Florida. Add world-famous restaurants, flashy nightlife, designer boutiques, and lush spas to the mix, and Magic City is a perfect spot to spend quality time on a girl’s getaway.
Whether you and your girls are up for a wild party weekend or just want to lounge by the turquoise waters, Miami has you covered. Discover why this waterfront wonderland is an excellent city for a fun-in-the-sun girl’s trip and a perfect escape from the stress of everyday life.
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If your girl’s weekend itinerary includes a day of marathon shopping, you won’t be disappointed in Miami. Whether you’re shopping on a budget or ready to splurge on something fancy, the hotspot of upscale shopping is located in Miami’s Design District, which covers over 18 blocks of boutiques, designer stores, galleries, and showrooms. The area of Collins and Lincoln is at the hub of all the action, providing plenty of options for your next purchase. Here you can find plenty of shops at a variety of budget ranges such as Dior, Versace, Burberry, Alice + Olivia, and Alexander McQueen.
If you’re bored in Miami, you’re doing it wrong. The city is great for fun and offers a range of activities and things to do, from spas to water sports, wildlife nature to a quiet appreciation of art, crazy parties to laid back beach days.
Combine a few during your trip, one day sunbathing at the beach and then next getting your art on at the famous Museum of Contemporary Art or exploring Wynwood Walls, Miami’s eclectic outdoor street art.
Whether the girls are looking to get the champagne popping during the day or spend the evening on the dance floor, Miami has an overwhelming amount of choices to fill your party needs. For daytime partying, Hyde Beach at SLS Hotel is a popular choice and booking a private poolside cabana is money well spent. After dark, trade your flip-flops for stilettos at the lobby of the glitzy Fontainebleau, a popular choice to people-watch Miami’s most luxurious crowd. To heat things up, LIV is the nightclub to be and be seen. A massive two-story nightclub, LIV offers a variety of different types of music and regularly hosts big-name DJs spinning into the early hours. For a more laid-back night, LDV Hospitality’s Rec Room is a unique addition to the club scene with a vintage 1970’s house party theme.
While Miami is best known for its energy and lively vacation goers, it is equally a popular place to relax, unwind and revive. Miami takes spa treatments very seriously, a necessity in detoxifying from all the post-party activities, and offers spa luxury on a whole other level. Certainly, an area that splurging is a must, treatments include massages, facials, scrubs, healing baths, and full reclining pedis and mani. Whether you’re looking to live like celebrities for a day or just want to feel more renewed, book a treatment at Mandarin Oriental Spa.
Miami is a food mecca, with a plethora of options for any group. If you’re ready to splurge, you can spot A-list celebrities at one of the super fancy restaurants in the city. Those who enjoy seafood should head to Makoto where they do sushi to perfection or dine on fresh crab at Joe’s Stone Crab. If you’re on a budget, don’t stress, you can dine at the local favorite Oliver’s Bistro or head to DiLido Beach Club for a mix of elegance and casual at a waterfront restaurant perfect for enjoying one of Miami’s gorgeous sunsets.
Miami has a plethora of hotel choices, so create a budget and look for hotels in that range. The Anglers Resort is perfect if your priority is location, as it is right in the action of it all on Collins Ave and just three short blocks from the ocean. The Royal Palm South Beach is another choice smack dab in the heart of South Beach and a stone’s throw from restaurants, clubs, and shopping, offering the perfect balance of intimacy with luxury beach resort amenities. If you’re looking for true peace and quiet, The Standard is an adults-only hotel with strict rules prohibiting cell phone use and loud voices with holistic amenities like yoga, aroma steam rooms, and mud lounges. The Hotel of South Beach has your girlfriend’s trip already organized, offering a package appropriately named “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” filled with wine, poolside cabanas, and designated beachside chaise lounges.