With its diversity of food, art, entertainment and culture, it's little wonder Miami is one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. Though you can you enjoy a relaxing long stay there's so much to explore on just one long weekend with the girls: the trendy nightclubs of South Beach, the cultural hub of Wynwood, luxury shopping aplenty, and of course, beautiful beaches for all year long. So, grab an Uber from the airport and prepare for one dream getaway. Here’s our guide to how you and your best girlfriends can have an unforgettable weekend in Miami.Original Photo CC BY-SA 2.0
Enjoy the Beaches, Art & Shopping
Miami is a tropical city and the beach is an ideal destination to get a perfect tan. You can find beaches for surfing, family day, wildlife and just a bit of peace. Two of the best ones are South Pointe Park - with picnic areas and great views of sunsets and cruise ships – and Sunny Isles Beach – with clear waters popular for snorkeling, diving and other water sports.
One of the best things to do in Miami is exploring Wynwood Art District with your girlfriends and making your own street style photo-shoot. Appreciate the diversity of the artwork at Wynwood Walls - it's one of the world’s largest open-air street art installations and is known for its life-sized murals and colorful drawings from over 50 artists around the world.Original Photo CC BY 2.0
Retailers are all over Miami's luxury market. Though there are malls aplenty ( Lincoln Road Mall is a safe bet) it's best to head to Miami's Design District for a shopping spree with the girls. For adorable vintage items check out the great art deco gift shop at the Miami Design Preservation League.Original Photo CC BY-SA 2.0
Feast Forever on Lincoln Road
Outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment in just one place: Lincoln Road is one of the must-see in Miami Beach. This mile long pedestrian-only offers an excellent variety of both casual and chef-driven restaurants. In this area you can try flavors from around the world; highlights include Cuban cuisine in Havana 1957 and authentic northern Italian food in Quattro Gastronomia Italiana .
Party Time at Ocean Drive
Girls night out? If so, you have to visit the famous Ocean Drive and have a cocktail in one of the sidewalk lounge bars. The Clevelander in one of the most famous for its Pool + Patio as is Nikki Beach Club . It's known for its open air parties, but the late-night Sunday ones are the most unforgettable. In this area you can also find cafés, designer boutiques and clubs. Don’t forget to snap a picture at the glamorous Versace Mansion .Original Photo CC BY-ND 2.0
Beachside Hotel Vibes
Located in the heart of South Beach, The Betsy is a distinguished landmark hotel that provides an elegant and personalized experience. Its relaxed tropical interiors, ocean view and world-class cuisine make this place unique and perfect for a weekend stay close to shopping, nightlife and culture.
If you are looking for a glamorous experience with your best girlfriends, the Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel is an excellent option that emulates a luxury beach house. The hotel, originally named the Nautilus Hotel, was designed in the 1950's and has been renovated with homage to its original spirit. Relax all day in the salt-water pool surrounded by cabanas and enjoy Bohemian hammocks aplenty. If you get bored (unlikely) you'll have Miami's art deco district at your fingertips, and Ocean Drive just a mile away.Catalina Island , San Diego and Palm Springs .