Miami might be known for its expensive nightclubs and massive parties on South Beach, but it is, IMO, the perfect spot for a chill long-weekend getaway.
Here's a guide to some of my favorite things to eat, see, and do (without a nightclub cover charge in sight). But first, a couple of tips:
- Most of the hotels are located along the beach. I stayed with a couple of girlfriends at a ~luxury hostel~ called the Freehand. The rooms themselves are pretty basic, but it's only a block from the beach and cheaper than most of the nearby hotels. I'd stay there again.
- To save some pennies, use the free trolley service to get around. It has routes through lots of the major areas including Miami Beach, Wynwood, and Downtown.