While Miami weather is impeccable almost all year round, spring brings warmer days and comfortable nights — the perfect time to try out new experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a thrill-seeking visitor, we put together a list of cool things to do in the city for the occasion.
1. Dive into Van Gogh’s iconic masterpieces
Take an awe-inspiring journey into the universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. Explore his life, work and secrets like never before, as you’re able to see his most famous paintings come to life thanks to 360-degree digital projections. Click here to get your tickets!
2. Listen to live music under the stars at this scenic rooftop bar
From Amy Winehouse to Bossa Nova to 90’s Nostalgia, the city’s new Concerts Under the Stars will pay homage to some of the greatest hits of the past few decades. This April, kick back with a cocktail in hand and let stunning views and lively tunes surround you. Tickets are now on sale to these intimate tribute concerts at Miami’s Elevar Rooftop — so grab yours while you can!
3. Then revel in Miami’s best rooftops
The weather is always right in Miami, which means there’s never a bad time to sit back with a drink at one of the city’s amazing rooftop restaurants or bars. From new ones to beloved ones on top of hotels and more, click here to see our full list.
4. Be dazzled by this free outdoor moon installation
Measuring 23 feet in diameter, artist Luke Jerram’s internationally renowned moon has taken over downtown Coral Gables for a celestial celebration. The awe-inspiring artwork features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and is the main centerpiece for several events taking place at the park such as live music and a picnic. “Moon Over the Gables”, will be temporarily set up at Ponce Circle Park on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, until March 25th, so hurry because there isn’t much time left!
5. Fall down the rabbit hole with this new Mad Hatter-themed brunch
Brunch at Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden is getting an adorable storybook twist! From March 26 to May 28, the Coconut Grove restaurant is hosting its Mad Hatters Spring Brunch Series every Sunday, featuring a tea-rrific brunch and cocktail menu fit for queens and kings. Learn all about it here!
6. Go paddle boarding through nature
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s always new ways to explore the city. This experience bridges nature and paddle boarding for a fun experience through natural canals and mangroves. Along the path, prepare to see birds, fish, crabs and maybe even some manatees or dolphins! The refreshing experience makes for an enjoyable adventure, as beers and water are also welcome. Get your tickets here!
7. Schedule a speedboat sightseeing tour
A speedboat tour is just the perfect activity to kick off a weekend in spring. Experience thrills during the 45-minute ride and soar along the Miami coastline, taking in views of the spectacular skyline, Star Island’s multi-million dollar mansions and the stunning Art Deco designs of South Beach. Grab your tickets now!
8. Get your party on at Miami Music Week
Now in its tenth year, Miami Music Week returns from March 22 – 26 to transform the city into a “dance music paradise.” There will be tons of concerts and parties for music lovers and partygoers to enjoy, culminating with the grand finale: Ultra Music Festival. For a list of the best parties to go to, check out our ultimate guide here.
9. Attend a Parisian-inspired pop-up picnic under the stars
Le Dîner En Blanc is a unique, all-white dinner experience held at a secret location. It’s so secret, you’re given a designated location for a volunteer to escort you to the official destination on the day of. The gathering first began in Paris in 1988 and has become a worldwide phenomenon, bringing the celebration to over 120 cities in 40 countries in present day. In previous installments, Dîner En Blanc has called a few different popular areas of Miami home, such as Jungle Island and Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park.
10. Go for a hike at a stunning nature trail
Sunny South Florida is a dream spot for those who love the outdoors. There are so many amazing hiking opportunities that are within a short drive from the city. Check out our list of some of our favorite hiking trails here.
11. Embark on a scenic bike trail around the city
Miami is also great for bike-friendly activities. You can rent a bike if you don’t own one and get out on a trail on a perfect day! Plus, it offers up some amazing sunset views if you go at the right time! For a few scenic bike trails, check out our full list here.
12. Experience a gorgeous Candlelight concert
Of all Miami experiences, few are as enchanting as a Candlelight concert. Flickering candles and an equally cozy atmosphere make for a mesmerizing experience at the heart of the city’s most spectacular venues. Whether you’re a Coldplay, ABBA, Queen, Juan Gabriel, Beatles or Adele fan, these intimate concerts bathed in candlelight will leave you in awe.
13. Go wild with a visit to Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is Florida’s largest zoo and, thanks to its commitment to conservation, it’s filled with all kinds of animals roaming its wide-open terrain — so seeing them feels like spotting them in the wild. With more than 3,000 animals and 1,200 plants and trees, walk the beautiful grounds and encounter an amazing array of species in the natural world. Click here to get your tickets!
14. Watch the latest blockbusters at a discounted price
What’s more satisfying than reclining into a movie chair with some popcorn in your lap? Indulging in all of the new releases and greatest blockbusters of our time at the cinema! Creed III, Scream IV, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, John Wick: Chapter 4 and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves are all showing this month, so why not pay your local AMC a visit? Save with an AMC Black Ticket here.
15. And enjoy movies on a rooftop
Rooftop Cinema Club has just announced its spring programming, with highlights like Women’s History Month screenings (“A League of Their Own), Y2K Tuesdays (“13 Going on 30,” “Zoolander”), dog-friendly Wooftop events (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Top Gun”) and more.
16. Saunter through South Florida’s gorgeous gardens
From the Vizcaya Museum to Morikami Japanese Gardens, beautiful gardens are perfect for a relaxing stroll in the sun but they’re particularly lovely in the spring when everything is in bloom. Discover Miami’s (and beyond) lush gardens this season by seeing our full list here.
17. Wade through a field of sunflowers!
And speaking of blooms, every Miamian knows that spring is the absolute best time to visit the The Berry Farms’ golden sea of sunflowers! Its annual Flower Festival is underway, where you can walk through their 4-acre sunflower maze, see dozens of zinnias and marigolds, photo ops and go strawberry picking!
18. Be mesmerized by Kusama’s immersive artwork
If you’re interested in modern art, Yayoi Kusama’s stunning “Love Is Calling” is on display at the Pérez Art Museum. The renowned Japanese artist premiered the installation in Japan in 2013 and is considered to be “the most immersive and kaleidoscopic of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms.” Covered in her characteristic polka dots, tentacle-like sculptures hang from the floor and ceiling, as mirrored walls create an infinite space in the room.
19. Have a flippin’ good time at Miami Seaquarium
This spring, embark on a waterfront adventure where you’ll get closer than you’ve ever been to sharks, manatees, penguins, sea lions, endangered sea turtles and more! You’ll even get to skip the admission lines at the seaquarium, all the while overlooking a breathtaking Miami skyline. Save your spot here!
20. Plan your next spa day
Whether you’re feeling the madness of March or partying at every event (heck, even if you’re stressed out about traffic), one way to find relaxation is at the Carillon Resort in Miami Beach. Their vast spa menu features massages ranging from Swedish to Deep Tissue along with their muscle recovery circuit, in addition to six new Touchless Treatments.
If you’d also like to escape to Palm Beach to the newly-renovated PGA National Resort Spa, there’s a Repêchage Facial of Champions, which includes a four layer facial, anti-aging hand treatment, eye contour treatment, glow foot scrub, biolight mask and more. You’ll find complete calmness during this head-to-toe treatment in which layers of fresh seaweed plump, nourish and hydrate the skin while a Glycolic Peel and LED therapy brighten.
21. Get into the swing of spring at Puttshack
Tee up for good vibes, bumping beats, amazing eats and some friendly competition at Puttshack! With tech-infused mini golf for all ages, this is the ultimate spot for a good time. And if you’re looking to make the most of spring break, hit the course during the week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to score a second game at half off.
22. And tee up among your favorite Pixar characters
Made up of 18 fun, interactive holes inspired by the stories and characters from some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films, Pixar Putt has rolled into Fort Lauderdale! Play a round of golf among Buzz Lightyear, Sully and other beloved characters from your childhood at this unique mini-golf experience, which is taking over The LOOP in Las Olas Oceanside Park through April 2nd.
23. Let loose at MAD Club
Hit up MAD Club Wynwood for a memorable night out! With its vibrant atmosphere, luxurious decor and top-tier DJs, this is a great place to lose yourself in the music until the deep hours of the night. Chances are that you’re spending your weekends in Wynwood clubs, so this is the perfect spot. On Friday and Saturday nights, the nightclub offers an all ladies’ open bar from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.