To quote Justin Timberlake… it’s gonna be May!
Cue in NSYNC ’cause a new month of May is rolling into the 305 and with it so are countless things to discover and adventures to go on. From dazzling immersive experiences to tropical hideouts and windsurfing in the bay, here are 60 fabulous things to do in the Magic City this May.
Soak up the sun and get in the mood for summer with this awesome boat party featuring a 3-hour open bar! A DJ will be spinning all your favorite tunes from R&B to Latin while you and your friends enjoy some gorgeous views of the Miami skyline and take full advantage of the open bar on board and the free snacks to keep you fueled through the party. Whether you choose to during the day or late at night get ready to get lit with this awesome, once-in-a-lifetime party! Book your spot here.
Located inside Casa Faena, an enchanting, vintage Spanish mansion in Miami Beach, Gitano offers a modern take on the Spanish-Colonial towns of Yucatan that will have you feeling like you’ve just been transported to the jungles of Mexico.
That South Florida is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna there’s certainly no doubt. But living in the 305 surrounded by skyscrapers and busy streets and honking cars it can be easy to forget about it. Tucked away in the historic Coconut Grove, however, lies a hidden gem of Miami’s vibrant restaurant scene, which makes for the perfect place in which to escape the concrete jungle of Miami without even leaving it: Peacock Garden.
From the sprawling paths of that lead to the heart of the Everglades to the more urban trails of Matheson Hammock Park, explore the great outdoors at these seven gorgeous spots, perfect for hikers of all levels. Oh and don’t forget to bring your camera with you cause these gorgeous trails serve some equally gorgeous views!
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Miami is an awesome place to go windsurfing! This activity operates in a calm, shallow part of Biscayne Bay. The spot receives good consistent wind year-round, which makes it the ideal location for every level of riding. Beginners and first-timers are able to safely practice their skills in waist-height water with confidence, and advanced riders are able to ride further out and get that nice strong wind from the inlets!
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. A world-class destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, Miami lies at the entrance of the uppermost stretch of the Florida Straits, the third-largest barrier reef in the world, which extends south to The Florida Keys, while Miami Beach is essentially a limestone coral reef island, making it another great spot for diving right in the 305. So if you’re a fan of underwater wildlife, make sure to keep on scrolling and discover eight awesome spots to go diving around Miami!
23-32. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo or May 5 is often confused with Mexican Independence Day, but did you know it actually commemorates Mexico’s military victory over Napoleon III’s French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862? Nowadays, this national feast is meant to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage, and cuisine. This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Wednesday, pero there’s still plenty of events and promotions going on around the 305 in honor of this fun feast. Not to mention, it also gives us the perfect excuse to down a couple of margaritas in the middle of the week — and who doesn’t like mid-week margs?!
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
This Memorial Day weekend relax and wine down at Venezia’s waterfront rooftop! Soak up the sun while you enjoy the free-flowing vino with over a dozen of bottomless options of red, white and rosé. And because no wine tasting is complete with the perfect marriage of snack and drink, incredible dishes such as bruschettas, cheese and charcuterie boards, and paninis will also be available for your enjoyment. Book your experience here.
35-44. More rooftop action!
This year also calls for outdoor dining all year long and we’re loving it, especially when it comes with a side of gorgeous city views! From wonderful waterfront enclaves to lush rooftop gardens, these ten Miami rooftops have it all (including safety measures)! Check out our map below to see which one you can visit next.
Part of Pharrell Williams and David Grutman’s newly unveiled Goodtime Hotel, Strawberry Moon hottest new restaurant and poolside bar. According to its creators, the restaurant “captures a unique Miami cross-section of the happy, the hedonistic and the healthy,” and honestly we couldn’t agree more — It’s gorgeous Deco pinks, lagoon blues, and palm greens give us all the Happy and tropical vibes.
La Industria Bakery & Café specializes in over-the-top, Instagram-worthy pancakes and waffles that literally look too incredible to miss out on — I mean at least go take a picture of somebody else’s plate if you manage not to steal a bite that is!
Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh will come to life 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.
We were treated to a supermoon on April 26, but we’ll see a second supermoon on May 26. It will appear blood-red in the sky as it’s obscured by the Earth’s shadow.
According to TimeAndDate.com, this event will be visible in the skies above Miami between 4:47 a.m. and 6:33 a.m., with maximum visibility at 6:31 a.m.
Check out Marion Miami for a fabulous and luxurious lobster dinner for two. Savor perfectly paired wines specially selected by the sommelier, an amazing selection of champagnes available by the glass, and new tantalizing hand-crafted specialty cocktails debuting on Lobster Tuesdays, such as the Le Bellini with ripe, white peach stirred into crisp prosecco for a refreshing experience second to none in Miami.
51. Book your spot at this delightfully mad, Wonderland-themed Gin & Tea party coming to Miami in May
Join Dormouse, March Hare, and your delightful host the Mad Hatter in an immersive, 90-minute-long, cocktail-crafting experience. Curiosity, tantalizing concoctions, and teatime mayhem await – just don’t plan on being late. Purchase your tickets here and travel down to Wonderland!
There’s something particularly alluring about the roaring 1920s and its speakeasies. The secretive, vicarious forbidden feel of transporting back to the prohibition makes imbibing cocktails in dimly lit dens all the more tantalizing and Room 901 has it down to a tee. Read more about it here.
Put on your brunch best and head on out to try the best Eggs Benedict, mimosas and avocado toast that Miami Beach has to offer at one of these five awesome brunch spots. Dalé!
Upper Buena Vista’s enchanting Palapa Miami is hosting a series of unique and intimate concerts featuring a wide range of genres and performers — and it’s the perfect way to enjoy a magical night out in Miami in a safe and socially distant way. Get your tickets here.
Time to bring on the fiesta Miami! If there’s something we know how to do right in the 305 is partying. So if you feel like joining some of the festivities taking place in the city this May, make sure to check out Wicked Paride’s Le Youth at Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach in Miami on May 21, and enjoy the sounds of one of the hottest acts in dance music at one of Miami’s most exclusive, intimate venues at this outdoor, safety first soiree. You can grab your tickets here.
- Or join an all-inclusive Party Boat! There’ll be unlimited drinks, plenty of hot dogs, fruit platters, and more to keep you fueled throughout the party while you get down to the hottest DJs. There will also be drinking and wet t-shirt competitions!
57. Let your tastebuds take you on a trip around the world with a wonderful wine and spirits tasting
Summer Fest Jupiter is your all-access pass to try beer, wine, and spirits from around the world. Enjoy a session at the Abacoa Town Center Amphiteatre with your favorite local brew or exotic wine. There will be beer, wine and spirit samples, as well as live entertainment scrumptious food, interactive games and more! Book your tickets here.
Raspadilla, granizado, raspado, piragua, cholado…Call it what you will, but one thing is for sure and is that there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cup of absolute frozen goodness to help combat the sticky Miami heat. And when they look as good as Amazonica’s cholados do…well let’s just say we’re glad Miami’s all-year-round hot weather gives us the perfect excuse to grab one every single day!
Become a real-life superhero while flyboarding in Biscayne Bay! With professional guidance, you’ll be flying like you were born for it. A long fire hose is used to connect the jet ski to the Flyboard, as the instructor who is sitting on the jet ski increases the power, more water gets pushed into the hose and out of the Flyboard, which is what propels the board out of the water.
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.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming the next Sherlock Holmes and would like to put your deduction skills to the test then why not try a fun mystery dinner! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Enjoy scrumptious dishes like Herb Roasted Breast Of Chicken, Atlantic Seared Salmon and Vegetarian Pasta Primavera, while you put your detective skills to the test and help find the culprit — beware though, they could be hiding in plain sight! Grab your tickets here.
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