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24 Hours in Miami

Story by: The Betsy - South Beach

There is a lot to think about when planning a trip. We're here to help with a few tips on how to spend 24 hours in Miami. 

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12 pm - Miami Remixed    

Lunch at Freehand Miami’s 27—for fresh cocktails in a backyard oasis and small melting-pot inspired bites like Lox Croquettas.

1 pm - On the Waterfront    

Ask The Betsy’s concierge to help you set up paddle-boarding on Sunset Harbor or jet skiing on the beach, if that’s more your speed.

2 pm - Two-Wheeled Haven    

Peddle it out, and rent Citi Bikes in front of the Betsy and ride through the scenic and lush, beach-side Lummus Park down to South Pointe Park Pier

3 pm - Culture in Spades    

The Pérez Art Museum Miami is a Pritzker Award-winning architectural dazzler and the home of an extensive and eclectic collection.  

4 pm - Kid-Tested and Approved    

The vibrant Miami Children’s Museum, in South Beach, is an ideal place to take kids, should the weather fail you or stimulation is needed.

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5 pm - New Threads Central    

The best place to shop, of the moment, is Miami’s Design District where Louis Vuitton, Margiela, and others have cutting-edge flagships.

6 pm - Old World Wonders    

As the sun sets, stroll down Española Way, a romantic, small area of charming Spanish colonial architecture, shops, and cafés.

7 pm - Hot to Trot    

Walk down south from The Betsy to Ocean Drive and check out the spicy, vibrant scene and endless restaurants and bars on the strip.

8 pm - Be Bop Bliss    

Gather friends (or have a moment of solitude) every night where live jazz is performed in The Betsy Lobby Salon from 7pm - 11pm.

bar9 pm - Meat and Greet    

The Betsy Hotel 's restaurant, LT Steak and Seafood, is a local and critics’ favorite. Order the unforgettable Black Garlic Charred Shortribs.

10 pm - When In Rome…    

Or try out The Betsy's Italian trattoria, The Alley with brock-oven pizza, fresh salads, wine and cocktails. Don't miss the meatballs!

11 pm - The Feel Goods    

Mango’s Tropical Café is quintessential Miami—a bar-club with live Latin music, salsa, and a carnival-vibe.

12 am - A Cozy End    

If you find yourself back in the hotel, make a pit-stop at the Lobby Bar—their Cucumber Collins is the city’s best.

1 am - Havana Beckons    

Late night, nothing compares to the beloved Cuban sandwiches at Puerto Sagua, which closes at 2 am.

2 am - Hey Mr. DJ    

A trip to Miami feels incomplete without clubbing; go to Basement at Edition for late night dancing, bowling and yes, ice skating too.music

3 am - Take a Dive (Bar)    

Still out? Then head over to Mac's Club Deuce, one of the oldest dive bars in Miami Beach with juke box, pool table and reasonably priced drinks. 

4 am - Food As Medicine    

Soak up your liquid consumption at the iconic 11th Street Diner: open 24 hours and masters of the greasy classics.

5 am - Aim To Please    

Sleep well knowing every detail of your room is on-point—from the Malin+Goetz toiletries to curated guest libraries to the airy spacious vibe.

6 am - Literary Take    

“Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around,” said the great writer, Tom Wolfe.

7 am - Om in the Sun    

Four days a week, The Betsy has sunrise yoga at 7:30 am on the Skyline Deck—an unmatched way to start your day centered.art

8 am - Take Advantage    

The hotel is passionately committed to the arts; check out its website for programming like lectures and live acts happening during your stay.

9 am - To Living Well    

Indulge at breakfast; LT Steak and Seafood’s menu—see the Croque Madam and Cuban mollettes—is as crowd-pleasing as it comes.

10 am - In-Resort Art    

Miami has emerged as a center of art, but you don’t have to go far for curated, quality viewing: The Betsy has 800 pieces of photography on display.

11 am - Revolve Around the Sun    

Work on a tan, polish off that novel, and hang by the rooftop pool or beach—you’re in Miami for a reason! A plus: There’s staff to help at both.