After the last year, everyone deserves to take some time off to relax.
Spring Break in the Miami Sun
Miami's beaches, palm trees, and incredible attractions make it one of the hottest spots in the U.S. for spring break. Check out more Miami fun for families here.
A select number of fans will be able to visit the Hard Rock Stadium to watch tennis titans duke it out on the courts. Considering the restrictions the coronavirus has imposed, those that are not selected will have their tickets roll over to 2022. The Miami Open will begin on March 22 and culminate on April 4; two full weeks of grand slam madness. The Open will offer far more than just high-level tennis matches. There will be food, music, and art throughout the tournament. The restaurant partnerships are sure to bring in fresh, diverse local cuisine including Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, Pincho Factory, and Sushi Maki. Beverages will be provided by Moet & Chandon, Kim Crawford, Stella Artois, and William Grant & Sons. Goldman Global Arts from Wynwood Walls will be responsible for the breathtaking, world-class art installations surrounding the stadium. Every ticket holder will have access to live music too, be it local musicians playing sets throughout the day or DJs spinning the latest hits.
Spring break is a time to cut loose and what better way to relax than with tequila? Margarita March festivities will take place on April 24 from 1-10 p.m. Check-in is mandatory from 1-3 p.m. and then ticket holders will have access to fun activities, entertainment, and delicious margaritas. Eight of Miami's hottest bars and restaurants will be participating including Wood Tavern, El Patio Wynwood, and Grails. Revelers will be drinking for a cause because a portion of all the proceeds goes to non-profits and charitable organizations. Each ticket ensures no cover charge at participating venues, access to live music along the way, and a laminated punch card to keep track of where you got margaritas or beer. Please drink responsibly and tip your bartenders. Cheers!
Families with young children to entertain on spring break should head to the Miami Seaquarium for a day of oceanic fun. The aquarium offers affordable tickets and passes as well as several ways to get up close and personal with marine life. Get suited up in a Seaquarium wetsuit and meet dolphins, penguins, and seals in their enclosures. The Seaquarium is dedicated to conservation and visitors can get a first-hand look at their efforts by vising the Rescue Reef exhibit or reading the great info outside of the manatee exhibit. Guests can also watch a variety of sea turtle species swim past, experience the incredible variety of tropical fish in Caribbean waters, or visit the touch pools filled with stingrays. There are also exhibits dedicated to tropical birds, killer whales, and Pacific white-sided dolphins. It's a full day of fun for the whole family.
Art Deco Walking Tour
Anyone who visits Miami Beach will notice the exquisite art deco-style buildings lining the shore. Grab the fam and book a guided walking tour of the art deco area and learn more about these incredible, historic structures. Currently, tours are taking place in a socially distanced format where participants are provided with headsets to better hear the tour guide while staying far apart. Tours take place Friday-Monday and generally begin around 10:30 in the morning. The 90-minute to two-hour tours guide visitors past hotels, commercial buildings, and restaurants and explain the art deco, Mediterranean revival, and Miami modern styles of architecture. Tours don't just stand out on the street! Go inside and look at original and restored interiors that have been lovingly cared for over the decades. Tours through the Miami Design Preservation League are $30 for general admission and $25 for seniors.
Little Havana Walking and Food Tour
Originally home to hundreds of Cuban exiles, Little Havana has blossomed into a vibrant cultural mecca. Today it is rife with influences from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Little Havana Tours offers public and private tours to help visitors explore this incredible neighborhood. The most popular tour offered, the cultural walking and food tour, lasts three hours and delves deep into the local history and customs of the area. The tour explores the famed Calle Ocho street, historic farmer's markets featuring Caribbean produce, a cigar factory where the cigars are still hand-rolled, and finishes with a traditional Cuban meal. The meal can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten restrictions with advanced notice. While this may seem like a lot of ground to cover, the tour is actually more of a leisurely five-block walk making it perfect for visitors of all ages. Tours are $60 for adults and $40 for children.
Explore exciting urban graffiti art at the famous Wynwood Walls. This constantly evolving art destination brings in some of the best street artists from around the world. Incredible murals are commissioned and the walls are repainted constantly so it's a new experience every time you visit. Since its founding, the walls have seen more than 50 artists hailing from more than 16 countries covering its 80,000 square feet of walls with beautiful graffiti art. eL Seed, a current artistic contributor, has dubbed himself a "calligraffiti" artist for the way he seamlessly blends graffiti with Arabic calligraphy. His art not only promotes the word's meaning but also highlights the motion of the letters themselves. The area surrounding Wynwood Walls is full of trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques making it a full day's worth of spring break fun.