With summer in full swing, there’s plenty of things to discover in the Magic City.
It’s finally August which means it’s about time we make the most of our summer in the city. Luckily there are plenty of ways to enjoy the last months of summer in Miami!
From food festivals to dazzling exhibits and pool parties, here are 101 fun ways to make the most of August in the 305:
Taking place from August 1 through to September 30, Miami Spice is offering discounted, three-course menus at select restaurants throughout Miami-Dade including $28 lunch and brunch options as well as $42 dinner specials. This year you’ll be able to enjoy meals from over 140 restaurants — Think scrumptious tacos with freshly made tortillas from Bakan Wynwood, Patatas Bravas from Bulla Gastrobar, and the coolest cocktails from Swan. You can take a look at the full list of restaurants here.
Step into a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Miami. Entirely designed by women to celebrate all women, the Womanish exhibit will take you on an inspiring journey into womxnhood. Enter a dreamland of colorful lights, juicy scents, Insta-worthy moments and imaginative displays that explore womxnhood and all its ISH! Flirt with censorship in a juicy way and follow paper planes to a holographic dimension. Exploring fresh perspectives and new identities, Womanish Experience is like nothing you’ve seen before and another wonderfully unique thing to do here in Miami this month. Book your tickets here ⭐Sponsored⭐
Miamians don’t need to be told how incredible it is to live in the Magic City. But with its endless layers and unique pockets to explore, you sometimes get the feeling you’ll never get to experience all it has to offer. Questo, experts in creating open-air exploration games, has found a solution. By mixing real-life elements, local folklore and an immersive quest, this exploratory game takes you on an eventful adventure across the city and offers one of the most unique ways of discovering our hometown. Get ready to see Miami from a whole new perspective! ⭐Sponsored⭐
Full of ghouls, ghosts and all manner of freaks, this chilling circus has been luring unsuspecting victims into its dark embrace everywhere it goes, and this fall it’s coming to Miami. Let yourself be enchanted by the haunted circus’ mysterious allure and immerse yourself in a thrilling experience that will make you feel you’ve stepped back in time to the golden age of circus entertainment. Get your tickets here.
5. Spend an evening under the sea at this Little-Mermaid-inspired cocktail experience coming to Miami!
What are you willing to give up for the chance to drink with mermaids? Your voice, your heart’s desire… maybe your very own human form? Luckily, all your nautical fairytale dreams can come to life without having to sacrifice anything you hold dear to your heart. The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience has plans of splashing its way to Miami in August 2021, and you’re invited to witness this timeless tale like never before! Book your tickets here.
6-19. Get your brunch on.
El verano llegó so why not make the most out of your summer weekend’s by brunching yourself through Miami. ! Put on your brunch best and head on out to try the best Eggs Benedict, mimosas and avocado toast that Miami has to offer at one of these 11 awesome brunch spots. Dale!
If you’re looking to add a little bit of spice to your feed, then The Social Hub is the place for you! Not just your average selfie museum, this new interactive art installation in Brickell City Center has everything you need to make that ‘gram extra glam! With 3,5000 square feet of content creation space, here you’ll find more than 20 different themes and designs as well as countless props to create the perfect selfie. Book your ticket here!
You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) spring here in Miami, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to a beautiful open-air venue for the season.
From ancient temples to engineering wonders that look straight out of this planet, Miami is full of hidden gems to discover (or rediscover!) that you simply won’t believe are hiding in plain sight in the Greater Miami area. So if international travel is a no-go for you once again this year — or even if it isn’t– get on exploring our beautiful city and go on the hunt for these 7 surreal places that will have you traveling to other magical worlds without even leaving the 305!
It is hot (and humid) out here in Miami which means there’s one thing you must have at hand at all times–an ice cream! And we’ve got the scoop on the best ice cream shops in the 305, check them out here.
39-42. Join Goddess Kayla and discover her enchanted secret sanctuary (plus other palapa plans)
Kayla is a feminine goddess, keeper of the keys to a sultry and ultra-secret sanctuary, which you can now enter and explore with this magical, cirque-style show. Held at Palapa Miami in Upper Buena Vista, this seductive show makes for the perfect socially distant evening outdoors featuring unique cocktails, world-class performers and unique, burlesque-style entertainment. Book your tickets here.
And if you’re looking for similar and equally enchanting experience check out these other concerts currently being held at Palapa in Upper Buena Vista:
- Acoustic Concert by the Gilmar Gomes Collective — A worldly live acoustic concert composed and arranged by The Gilmar Gomes Collective featuring Brazilian sounds with Cuban and Azerbaijani touches.
- Agua Bendita — Focusing on the sonic roots of the Cuban, Jamaican, and American funk music- PinoGrillo has arranged and curated a vibrant live acoustic tribute to the multifacetedness of a South Florida stereo.
- Munir Hossn: Vientre — Come and enjoy a night of celebration of world music through the eyes and ears of Munir Hossn. Just by listening to Munir Hossn’s compositions and arrangements, you can imagine the variety of life across different countries and cultures.
Located just 50 minutes away from Downtown Miami in Homestead, FL, this Schenbly’s gorgeous winery serves up some major tropical vibes. Full of luscious greenery, soothing natural coral waterfalls and plenty of sunny spots in which to chill out and relax with a glass of wine in hand, Schnebly’s idyllic location is just the perfect spot in which to escape city life for a day.
Live your best life with a of holistic health, healing, and wellness coaching. Join this experience and embark on a true journey of self-discovery. While you are on it, network and mingle with others who have come for the same reasons you have: to better understand themselves. Leave by the end with a better inner peace in mind, body and spirit. Get your tickets here.
Looking for the perfect spot in which to live out your best afternoon tea dreams? Cue in Pani — This adorable café at Aventura Mall serves up major European café vibes in a totally Instagrammable setting as well as whimsical cakes that just look way to good to miss! Check it out here.
There’s no doubt that South Florida is home to some amazing flora and fauna, but what many of us often don’t realize is that there’s also plenty of natural wonders to discover under the sea! Join Snorkel Tacos and explore the bluest of waters in Miami with this morning and midday snorkeling adventure! Take a look at what is below the Atlantic, and meet all kinds of interesting sea creatures and more! An experience perfect for all the family, you have noth-fin to lose! Book it here
A new supper club has sprung up in Miami Beach! South of Fifth’s latest restaurant, Jia Chinese Dinner Club & Lounge has brought major edgy vibes and modern Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine to the up-and-coming neighborhood. Immerse in its vibrant and up-beat atmosphere and spend a totally fun night enjoying some of the best cocktails and Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine in town!
Take a tour of Casa Habano and learn about tobacco’s origins as well as how the tobacco is planted, cultivated, cured, fermented and aged. Discover why they call Florida the “Cigar Factory of the World” and enjoy a delicious cafecito with a complimentary cigar for the full sensory experience! Book your tour here.
Created by Stephane Haffner, founder and creative director of Les Farfadais, and US champion gymnast Kyle Kier, AirOtic shares a unique story of love, passion, sexuality, and eroticism. The sexy and sensual show features a cast of four world-class acrobats, including Haffner, Kier, Cirque du Soleil alimony Karya Konchakivska and Suren Bozyan. Combining the best of burlesque, cirque-style entertainment and astounding acrobatics it will leave you begging for more! Book your tickets here.
LUX has turned Doral into a magical, artistic paradise, bringing a little bit of extra razzle-dazzle to the area! Combining projection mapping, LED technology and sound, LUX features a series of dynamic visual artworks created by an international roster of celebrated artists and design studios, that reflect upon a theme of balance between the human-made world and nature.
If there’s something Miami certainly knows how to do is outdoor dining. Gorgeous waterfront enclaves, lush hidden gardens and stunning rooftops with dazzling city views– there’s no shortage of outdoor spots to check out in the 305. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor dining spots you have to check out in Miami. Take a look!
- 8 Lush, Plant-Filled Miami Spots For An Enchanting Evening Al-Fresco
- 12 Wonderful Waterfront Dining Destinations To Check Out In Miami
- 10 Beautiful Miami Rooftops With Breathtaking Views Of The City
- 12 Of The Best Patio Bars In Miami
- 38 Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Miami
It’s true, Miami may just be one of the most expensive cities in the country, but there are still tons of fun and free things to do in Miami. So if you’re in the 305 and you’re a bit of a budget, make sure to check out these awesome things to do and see completely free of charge!
Life in paradise now also includes a shopping center perfect to fulfill all your dreams of a boho life in the Keys. Tucked away in the gorgeous enclave of Islamorada, Village Square at Trading Post is your one-stop-shop for all things decor, gifts, fashion, coffee and everything necessary to live out your best hippie life in the Tropics!
Chilling under the sun, sipping on cocktails, and cooling off by the pool of some of the trendiest hotels in the 305 — Summer in Miami simply cannot go without an awesome pool party!
Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh will come to life this month in a 360-degree digital spectacle that’ll illuminate and transform the physical space into a fully immersive exhibit. You’ll see Van Gogh’s work take over the walls and encompass your surroundings through the lenses of several dozen projectors, hyper-realistic VR headsets, or a mix of both. Get your tickets here!
[Featured image courtesy of Womanish Miami]