McAlpin resort in Miami, Fl.

Vibrant colors. Warm sand seeping between your eager-to-tan toes. Creative mixology. Music, events, water sports. A sizzling night scene. Should we go on? Miami’s South Beach defines urban sophistication and relaxing beach fun. Complete with al fresco cafes, Art Deco architecture, and a mosaic of culture, Miami will always equal spring break perfection.

Travelers have the option of flying into Miami International Airport, but if by chance you find a really good rate into Ft. Lauderdale, it might be worth it. There isn’t a need to rent a car; simply take an Uber or Lyft into Miami’s South Beach. Upon arrival, imagine spending your days soaking in the 70-80 degree weather at the beach, museum hopping, listening to live music, and enjoying long dinners on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. We recommend visiting Club Perks to get a Go Miami card before your stay. This way you can save money (and time waiting in line) at all of the popular attractions.  

Why Visit Miami in Spring

Besides the fact that spring break and Miami just go together like peanut butter and jelly, cocktails and little umbrellas, or white sand beaches and volleyball, Miami offers visitors perfect warm weather, a variety of special events, and plenty of outdoor activities. Here are just a handful of reasons why you and Miami must meet up this spring.

  1. Miami Seaquarium Bunny Palooza
  2. Zoo Miami Egg Safari
  3. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  4. Tour Botanical Gardens
  5. Take a dip in the Venetian Public Pool
  6. Biscayne Bay Cruise
  7. Key West Day Trip
  8. Everglades National Park
  9. Outdoor movies at Soundscape Park every Wednesday night through May 30th
  10. Perez Art Museum for modern and contemporary art
  11. Of course, simply relax on the beach people watching, with a colorful drink in hand

Where to Stay

The Art Deco inspired, Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza, Miami Beach, FL is located in the heart of all your spring break daydreams. With a premier Ocean Drive address in South Beach, McAlpin-Ocean Plaza puts you just steps away from the neighborhood’s most celebrated bistros, boutiques, art galleries, and cultural venues. The hotel has an enticing rooftop whirlpool spa and cabana, so you can relax with a Miami Vice* cocktail in hand, and take in the colorful scene below, that makes South Beach an incredible place to vacation.

*What’s in a Miami Vice?

Daiquiri Mix

Pina Colada Mix

Rum

Strawberries

Fresh Coconut

Yum. Can you picture this as your daily happy hour drink during spring break? Yes. Yes you can.

McAlpin resort lobby.

 

Where to Dine

  1. Havana 1957 – Cuban Cuisine
  2. Front Porch Cafe – excellent for breakfast or weekend brunch
  3. Pane E Vino – Italian, where pasta is made in-house
  4. Joe’s Stone Crab – established in 1913
  5. Quality Meats – NYC butcher feel

Entertainment + Nightlife

  1. LIV – The largest nightclub on Miami Beach, located at the Fontainebleau Resort
  2. Mango’s – Restaurant/nightclub with cocktails, live Latin music & entertainment until 5 AM.
  3. Story Nightclub – Sprawling neon-lit nightclub offering five bars & bottle service, plus a dance floor & DJ music
  4. Clevelander- A beautiful and exotic landmark centered in the Art Deco district, this adult-only hotel features 2 rooftop terraces
  5. The Cabaret South Beach – Cabaret, Piano Bar

Shopping

  1. Lincoln Road Mall – A pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants, and galleries
  2. The Aventura Mall -The largest conventional shopping mall in Florida and the second largest shopping center in the United States
  3. Brickell City Centre – A shopping and mixed-use center in Downtown Miami that spans up to five blocks
  4. Dolphin Mall – Outlet Mall that has over 240 retail outlets and name-brand discounters
  5. Bal Harbour Shops – An upscale, open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, known internationally for its luxury retail

Night light skyline of McAlpin

Are Your Flip-Flops and Sunnies Packed Yet?

Did you already start packing halfway through reading this story? Just toss in a few bathing suits, cover-ups, shorts, and sandals. It’s pretty easy to pack for Miami’s South Beach. This year, avoid the sticky humidity and crowds that flock during summer. Instead, plan a trip for spring break, and enjoy a much more comfortable time of year under the sun in South Beach.

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