Any view of Miami is wondrous in and of itself, but if you’re looking for a panoramic view that you can take in from every single angle, then look no further!
With so many options to choose from, there’s never been a better time to take in the beautiful city skyline so admire the views from the images below for now and make note of where you’re going to see it in person:
1. The Miami Tower, Downtown
If you’re looking for the best views, why not start at the 16th tallest building in all of the state? Standing at 625 feet tall, the Downtown Miami skyscraper has been around since 1987 and its Sky Lobby is open to the public! Take the elevator up to the lounge and take in the sights of the city. If you’re looking for a quick bite, the tower also has a nice indoor cafe!
Find the Miami Tower at 100 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131
2. Skyviews Miami Wheel, Downtown
Towering at almost 200 feet above Bayside Marketplace, catch unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay and the skyline from one of its 42 climate-controlled gondolas. As you reach the top, make sure to look down because each gondola has a glass bottom floor. The wheel also comes alive at night, with shimmering lights that can be seen from a mile away!
Find the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel at 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
3. Juvia, Miami Beach
Take your brunch to the next level at this white-and-purple decked out restaurant perched 9 floors above South Beach. Order from an eclectic menu of brunch classics and French, Asian and Peruvian dishes while taking in all the stunning panoramic views this designer rooftop has to offer.
Find Juvia at 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
4. Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne
As one of Florida’s oldest lighthouses, and the oldest structure in Miami-Dade County, this is a standing time capsule with tons of history. In order to get inside, you’ll have to join one of their tours on Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and walk up the 109 steps to the top. For incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, it’s totally worth it!
Find the Cape Florida Lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park at 1200 Crandon Park Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
5. Sugar, Brickell
Nested on the 40th floor of EAST Miami, this hip rooftop lounge offers a birds eye view of the city alongside tasty Asian-inspired cocktails, tapas and a swank crowd. Sugar is perfect for a night out and sometimes has a long line to get in so you want to book a table ahead of time especially if you’ll be wanting something to eat!
Find Sugar at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
6. South Pointe Park, Miami Beach
Located at the southernmost point of South Beach is this gorgeous green park that offers up some amazing views (especially during sunset) of the beach’s shoreline, Downtown Miami’s skyline and Fisher Island. You can also soak in the view from the beach or the pier in the area!
Find South Pointe Park at 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7. Rooftop Cinema Club, Miami Beach
Get scenic views from every angle at Miami’s only rooftop movie theater! Forget a movie night at your local indoor theater when you can have beautiful sunsets, a dazzling city skyline and a perfect starlit evening in addition to the big screen. Head to the Rooftop Cinema Club early to enjoy delicious drinks from their bar and play some lawn games as you admire the view.
Find Rooftop Cinema Club South Beach at 1212 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
8. The Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne
Speaking of breathtaking views, the waterfront Rusty Pelican is an absolute must when it comes to getting a front row seat to the sparkling Miami skyline. Serving up great seafood in a sophisticated atmosphere, this spot is the most famous restaurant for anything from brunches to weddings.
Find the Rusty Pelican at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
9. Moxy Miami South Beach
Upstairs at this hotel located steps away from the sand is an enchanting al fresco rooftop restaurant you can dine in. Named Serena, the lush terrace is known for its buzzy brunches and handcrafted cocktails amidst a beautiful backdrop of South Beach. Available only to hotel guests and private events, another one of the hotel’s rooftop bars called The Upside brings together a shallow lounging pool, an alfresco movie screening area and show-stopping 360-degree views of the ocean and Miami Beach.
Find Moxy South Beach at 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
10. Rosa Sky, Brickell
Set among the towering skyscrapers, striking the perfect balance of scene and serene, Rosa Sky delivers panoramic views of the shimmering Brickell skyline on top of premium hand-crafted cocktails, brunch bites and bold music. Stay and watch the sunset to see a ‘rosa sky.’
Find Rosa Sky at 115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130
11. ASTRA, Wynwood
There’s more room for rooftop restaurants on this list, especially ones with stunning, uninterrupted views of the Miami skyline! ASTRA is a plant-filled rooftop garden that serves Mediterranean eats, the best drinks and music spun by a nightly DJ for the perfect day or night out.
Find ASTRA at 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127