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3-Day Getaway: Miami Beach

Add some color to your next Florida beach vacation with the sights and sounds of Miami

The Vacationeer
Colorful South Beach in Miami, Florida.

If you're looking to add a little spice to your next Florida beach vacation, consider a trip to the southern most section of Florida's mainland. Embark on an adventure brimming with art, fabulous restaurants and a ton of seaside fun with this three-day Miami itinerary.          

Day One

Aerial view of Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin—Ocean Plaza and the South Beach in Miami, Florida.    

Morning: A hop-on, hop-off tour is the perfect way to get your bearings in a new city. Big Bus Miami will take you throughout the city and its surrounding neighborhoods, hitting all the major highlights and hot spots, including the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Freedom Tower and more.

Afternoon: Spend your afternoon exploring the city’s most famous neighborhood, Little Havana. There is so much to immerse yourself in with frequent music festivals, Latin-inspired cafes, delicious cuisine and colorful markets.

Evening: For a night out in Miami Beach, try Sweet Liberty for craft cocktails and an incredible menu. Enjoy people watching and finish your day with a relaxing walk on the beach.         

Day Two

Morning: Explore the Florida Everglades with an Everglades Airboat Tour, and marvel at nature’s stunning beauty as you cruise around the Everglades National Park to see the many creatures who call it home. Don’t forget your camera to capture some photos of wild alligators.

Late Afternoon: Plan a visit to Miami Beach’s moving Holocaust Memorial for a time of reflection and remembrance.

Evening: If you're lucky enough to be in Miami Beach on a Tuesday, don’t miss Miami Food Trucks in Haulover Park from 5:30-9 p.m. 

Day Three

Morning: Start your day admiring one of the most iconic street art sites in the country, the Wynwood Walls. With more than 80,000 square feet of vibrant and beautifully designed walls, you'll want to bring your camera and snap some selfies. 

Outdoor cafes along South Beach in Miami, Florida.    

Late Morning: Miami is replete with brunch offerings for all tastes and appetites in every popular neighborhood. However, take a mid-morning stroll along South Beach for the best of both worlds — ambiance and delectable bites. For a picturesque brunch on the beach, head over to Oliver’s Bistro to create and enjoy a custom omelet.

Afternoon: It wouldn't be a Florida beach vacation without digging your toes in the sand. Grab a beach umbrella or reserve a cabana and soak up the beautiful south Florida sun.

Evening: Freshen up for a night out in South Beach. Visit the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar for fried chicken, or try Pubbelly for fresh sushi. After dinner, take in the lights and art deco style on a self-guided or group tour of Ocean Drive.

Where to stay in Miami: Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza. This historic timeshare property is just the place to immerse yourself in the casual glamour and art deco architecture for which Miami Beach's Art Deco District is known. Just steps from palm-tree-lined South Beach, McAlpin boasts an Ocean Drive address and puts you in the heart of the action.  

Read on to learn more about hidden gems in Miami

 

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The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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