The top things to eat, see and do when attending the Miami Grand Prix
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We are almost a quarter of the way through the season and things are starting to heat up; in the immortal words of Will Smith, “Bienvenidos a Miami ''. Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium, the circuit is conveniently located between Miami proper and Fort Lauderdale. If you are headed to the Grand Prix, here are our top suggestions on where to eat, explore and relax when visiting Miami for the Grand Prix.
Did you know?
Miami is the only major city in the United States to be founded by a woman. Local businesswoman Julia Tuttle encouraged a developer to extend the railroad to South Florida.
Miami is home to the world’s largest collection of art deco architecture.
Miami is a divers paradise and features over 50+ underwater wreck sites to explore
Where to Eat
In the past few years, Miami has gone through a restaurant renaissance building on the diverse and vibrant food scene. Representative of the city's multicultural population, Miami's cuisine is a fusion of flavors from Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond. Fresh seafood is plentiful on menus across the city due to Miami’s proximity to the Atlantic. The Miami food scene has something to offer at every price point, from takeaway cafecito to Michelin Star dining. These are just a few of our favorite restaurants to try when you are visiting Miami for the Australian Grand Prix.
North Beach Glamour - The Surf Club by Thomas Keller
Located within The Surf Club, a historic landmark developed by Harvey Firestone of the tire-making fortune in the 1930s, this Michelin star restaurant takes inspiration from the Miami of yesterday. Serving up modern interpretations of Continental cuisine, the food preparations are exquisite and the service is top notch. Arrive before your reservation to try a cocktail at the Champagne Bar and take in the glamour of the spaces. Reservations must be made in advance online, cocktail bars do accept walk-ins however hotel guests receive priority seating.
No trip to Miami is complete without a night at Joe’s in South Beach. Established in 1913, Joe's is celebrated for its legendary seafood offerings, with a particular focus on the eponymous stone crab claws. With a commitment to freshness, the restaurant follows the Stone Crab season opening in October and closing on May 1. If your itinerary allows you to arrive in Miami a few more days before the Grand Prix we highly recommend making a reservation during your time in South Beach - don’t forget to order the key lime pie!
You do not need to search far to find Cuban specialties in Miami. From arroz con pollo, fried plantains and cafcitos, there are no shortage of restaurants to try these dishes. For a tried and true experience, we recommended heading to Versailles which has been serving up iconic Cuban cuisine in Little Havana for over 50 years. Make not to miss their Cubano, a true collaboration between Cuban migrant workers and Floridians in the late 1800s and the early 20th century. This spin on the old ham and cheese is most often found simply with fresh Cuban bread, yellow mustard, roasted pork, baked ham, Swiss cheese, and sliced dill pickles. Open all day and late into the night, walk-in only.
Where to Explore
Miami has no shortage of things to do; from outdoor recreation to sports and arts and culture, there really is an activity for every interest. The city has a long history of philanthropy which has supported many museums and cultural institutions. The influence of the annual Art Basel further established Miami as a center for contemporary art and helped support the thriving artistic community. These are a few of our favorite places to explore when traveling to Miami for the Grand Prix.
A once industrial neighborhood, Wynwood is now synonymous with must-see street and mural art. This ‘outdoor museum’ was spurred by the establishment of several art foundations in this former warehouse district (De La Cruz Collection, Rubell Museum). Artists were drawn to the Wynwood to create vibrant and thought-provoking murals and the rest is history. Spend the afternoon in Wynwood to enjoy the artwork, grab a drink, explore local boutiques and galleries featuring the work of local artists.
The Perez Art Museum Miami, is Miami’s eminent contemporary art institution. Located on the shore of Biscayne Bay, the building was designed by world renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Inside the museum you will find their permanent collection featuring works by artists such as Diego Rivera, Frank Stella, and Kehinde Wiley in addition to series of temporary exhibitions. The museum has a commitment to diversity and focuses on fostering a dialogue on global artistic perspectives. The lush outdoor spaces, including the waterfront terrace, provide a picturesque setting for reflection and relaxation during a hectic race weekend. Open Daily, Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Art Deco Walking Tour
Embarking on an Art Deco walking tour in Miami promises a captivating journey through one of the most iconic and well-preserved architectural treasures in the United States. The city's historic Art Deco Historic District in South Beach boasts a kaleidoscope of pastel-colored buildings adorned with sleek lines and geometric patterns from the 1920s and 1930s. The Miami Design Preservation League offers daily tours of the Art Deco district in South Beach. During the 90 minute walking tour, learn more about the different architectural styles found within the historic district such as Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern (MiMo). Tours are offered daily at 10.30 am, book in advance online.
Where to Relax
When visiting Miami your itinerary should include some R&R at one of the many luxurious wellness facilities the city has to offer. Miami's spas feature a diverse range of treatments, from cutting-edge therapies to ancient healing traditions, all set against the backdrop of the city's stunning landscapes. These are a few of our favorite places to relax when traveling to Miami for the Grand Prix.
Visiting the Tierra Santa Healing House promises a rejuvenating and transformative experience that transcends the ordinary spa visit. Located within the opulent Faena Hotel, this wellness sanctuary offers a unique blend of ancient healing traditions and modern luxury. The Tierra Santa Healing House is renowned for its holistic approach to well-being, incorporating indigenous South American therapies, energy balancing rituals, and state-of-the-art spa treatments. The showpiece of the spa is their gorgeous Turkish-style hammam which cannot be missed on your visit to Tierra Santa.
Escape to pure bliss at the Away Spa located within the chic confines of the W South Beach. This luxurious spa seamlessly combines modern sophistication with a laid-back Miami vibe, providing a serene haven for those seeking respite. Immerse yourself in a range of cutting-edge treatments, from signature massages to revitalizing facials, all delivered by skilled therapists in a stylish and tranquil setting. For an extra bonus, guests of the spa are invited to extend their spa day with complimentary access to sun chairs on the W’s private stretch of beach.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort stands as a beacon of holistic well-being in the heart of Miami Beach. This premier luxury wellness destination offers a unique fusion of opulence and health, providing guests with a transformative experience. Boasting a state-of-the-art wellness center, Carillon offers an extensive array of fitness classes, personalized wellness programs, and indulgent spa treatments. Come for the day or extend your stay through the Grand Prix weeknd to enjoy the resort's stunning oceanfront location, gourmet dining options, luxurious accommodations, and a commitment to total well-being.
Where to Go Out
Miami is known for its vibrant nightlife - with no shortage of nightclubs, cocktail bars and late night spots these are a few of our favorite places to go out when traveling to Miami for the Grand Prix.
Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, Broken Shaker stands as a vibrant and iconic cocktail haven, redefining the city's mixology scene. Located within the Freehand Miami hotel, this eclectic bar boasts a laid-back, tropical atmosphere with a creative and ever-evolving menu that showcases innovative craft cocktails. The skilled mixologists at Broken Shaker infuse local and exotic flavors into their concoctions, using fresh ingredients and house-made infusions. Whether sipping on a classic cocktail or trying one of their inventive creations, a visit to Broken Shaker offers a delightful escape into Miami's unique and vibrant cocktail culture. Advance reservations can be made online via Resy
Located in the Wynwood Arts District, the Sylvester exudes an eclectic charm that sets it apart as a trendy and inviting cocktail destination. This chic lounge is celebrated for its inventive and expertly crafted cocktails, featuring a menu that showcases a fusion of unique flavors and premium spirits. The vibrant, Instagram-worthy décor, including neon signs and lush greenery, creates an intimate and stylish setting to enjoy one of their signature drinks or explore their diverse menu. Advance reservations can be made online.
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