Another year older, another year of incredible experiences! If you’re on the lookout for ways to celebrate your big day, we’ve compiled a list of all the best things to do in Miami to usher in another year of life. From scenic restaurants and charming Candlelight concerts to a relaxing spa experience and much more, celebrate it any which way you want with the help of these fabulous ideas!
Why light a dozen candles when you can enjoy a medley of your favorite tunes among a sea of candles? Celebrate your birthday like never before in one of Miami’s most historic venues, as brilliant string quartets work their magic on compositions by classical music legends such as Vivaldi as well as songs from contemporary hit makers like Taylor Swift, Coldplay and many more. Find your favorite Candlelight Concert in the city here.
The Concerts Under the Stars series makes for the perfect birthday plans. You’ll get to listen to talented musicians and their renditions of classics from the likes of Sinatra to Winehouse while taking in the city’s views atop Elevar Wynwood. Get tickets to upcoming shows here.
There’s nothing better than enjoying good food in a stunning location, so if you’re looking to spend your birthday in style, set up a dinner reservation at one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city. You’ll have a memorable time and you bet your photos will come out looking perfect! See our full list here.
4. Have a picnic on the beach
Like we said, good food in a stunning location is a great idea, which is why a beach picnic is an obvious choice for a birthday! Whether you decide to set it up yourself or enlist the help of folks who specialize in creating luxurious group picnics, don’t forget the essentials: a large blanket, umbrellas, platters or cutting boards and plenty of snacks and drinks!
Your big day wouldn’t be complete without a few drinks and a good old fashioned sing-along with your closest friends. Whether you prefer a private room to belt out your favorite tracks or open karaoke bars when feeling extra confident, Miami boasts a good deal of venues to unleash your inner pop star in.
If you’re a foodie looking for a fun group activity or a new way to sharpen your culinary skills, celebrate your b-day with a cooking class! Not only will you learn hands-on with an expert chef, but you’ll get to enjoy your creations at the end. Choose from the following cooking classes:
- Chinese Dumplings and Intro to the Art of Sushi at the Berkeley Park Hotel
- French Macaron Class at MIAM Cafe Wynwood
- Handmade Ricotta Ravioli at MIAM Cafe Wynwood
Swing on over to Puttshack in Brickell to put your mini golf skills to the test! Although this isn’t your ordinary mini golf experience. Navigate through unique and interactive courses with friends, creating lasting memories while you indulge in their delightful bar bites, cocktails and more. Puttshack welcomes all ages to have fun during the day, but as the sun sets and the evening arrives, the atmosphere transforms into a 21+ haven from 8 p.m. ’til late.
Take your festivities to new heights with AirOtic Soirée at the one and only Hunters in Wilton Manors, where the thrill of the circus meets the sensuality of burlesque to make for an extraordinary experience. Expect to see world-class acrobats, mind-boggling stunts and extravagant costumes. If you’ve been on the hunt for an unforgettable night out, then this show is for you! Get tickets here.
Nothing screams (literally) the perfect b-day celebration more than a thrilling zipline adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping at Treetop Trekking inside Jungle Island, which provides sky views along with three courses separated by difficulty level and height.
For a blissful celebration with friends and family, go for an evening atop one of Miami’s best rooftop spots. Whether or not your birthday falls on a day with nice weather, many of them have covered seating so you can still get an epic view with your food and drinks!
Sail off into the sunset on a Cruisin’ Tiki, a unique, floating tiki bar that can be booked anywhere from an hour to two. It’s BYOB so make sure to bring a couple of your favorite drinks and just relax while taking in the views of Biscayne Bay. Boats also fit up to six people, so you can have your perfect party at sea!
You never need a reason to hit the spa, but your birthday is the perfect time to hit reset and pamper yourself with some of the best holistic treatments, massages and facials the city has to offer. If a relaxing birthday is in the plans, check out our list of the most relaxing spas in and around Miami.
We’re lucky to live near countless coastal small towns and natural wonders. If you want to get out of the city for your birthday and a plane ticket is a little out of reach this year, check out these epic coastal towns near Miami for a day (or a few days) of exploration and fun.
Thrill seekers of all ages (we really mean that) looking for a bit of fun will love FunDimension in Wynwood. Heal your inner child with old school arcade classics or challenge your friends to a game of air hockey. Then revel in some friendly competition with laser tag and spinning bumper cars!
What’s the best gift you can get for your birthday? Everyone might have a different answer for this question, but we can all agree that free stuff is pretty great! If you’re on a budget this year, you can celebrate your birthday without spending any money with the help of this list of free things to do and places to go in Miami.