Hailed as the neighborhood of the year, Sunset Harbour has the perfect mix of restaurants, shops, nightlife and one of the prettiest views. (©David Kirsch/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Once a warehouse district, the waterfront neighborhood of Sunset Harbour has steadily evolved into a trendy haven for locals escaping the high rents from other parts of South Beach and visitors looking for a good meal. Located on the northwest corner of Miami Beach, this enclave distinguished itself as a favorite for gastronomes; now restaurants alongside chic boutiques, condo towers and fitness centers provide traveler appeal.
Where to Eat: The Best Restaurants in Sunset Harbour
Discover where the South Beach locals break bread in this trendy neighborhood. Sushi Garage delights the taste buds with flavorful Japanese dishes, inventive nigiri and refreshing cocktails. Get your fix of New York-style pizza and Italian fare at Lucali. Journey to Bangkok or Old Siam for Thai street food and Japanese classics from NaiYaRa. For a modern and American menu focusing on healthy and all-natural ingredients, creative cocktails and fresh juices, try Icebox Café.
Sushi Garage 1784 West Ave, Miami Beach, 305.763.8355
Lucali 1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305.695.4441
NaiYaRa 1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 786.275.6005
Icebox Cafe 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.8448
Where to Shop: From Vintage-Style Clothing to Premium Denim
Now there are even more reasons to visit this hot spot with the opening of NYC vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around. Luxury apparel and accessories from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Missoni and other fashion houses await. It's a denim explosion of stylish and affordably priced jeans and tees at Sunset Clothing. And within the Sunset Harbour Shops, Market Miami features basic looks you'll love such as rompers, maxi dresses and flowy shorts.
What Goes Around Comes Around 1800 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305.271.6200
Sunset Clothing 1895 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.1280
Market Miami, 1420 20th St., Miami Beach, 786.577.0555
Where to Drink
Unwind at Purdy Lounge, known for its laid-back vibe and on-point drinks. When a fruity cocktail or beer won't do, toast with creative cocktails of Mezcal and tequila from El Grito. For a jolt of the caffeinated variety, Panther Coffee is waiting for you with that iced macchiato or espresso.
Purdy Lounge 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.4622
El Grito 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 914.844.3640
Panther Coffee, 1875 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.677.3952
Things to Do
Named after the Bee Gees artist, Maurice Gibb Memorial Park features a children's playground and trails. Also in the park, Miami Kiteboard for kite surfing and kiteboarding lessons. Or get in the flow with yoga at Tropical Vinyasa.
Maurice Gibb Memorial Park 18th Street & Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, 305.673.7000
Miami Kiteboard/Kitesurfing 1780 Purdy Ave.,Miami Beach, 305.898.1700
Tropical Vinyasa Yoga, 1825 West Ave., Miami Beach