Our favorite spooky month has arrived!
October is finally here and life in the Magic City is returning to its usual sunny self, which means its time to leave those raincoats aside and start enjoying everything fall has to offer here in Miami. So without further ado let us share with you some of the coolest things to do this spooky month of October in Miami all the way from pumpkin picking and spooky road trips to glorious afternoons on sun-drenched rooftops!
Is there something more autumnal than pumpkins? Probably not. Pumpkins are the predilect fruit of Fall. they’re in our lattes, our pies, cookies and even donuts sometimes. Nor is there something quite like a perfectly carved jack-o-lantern to get you into the mood for the spooky season. The versatile orange fruit is a total staple of fall, that’s why we’ve put together a list of the best pumpkin patches in the area so you can pick out the perfect Miami gourd! Take a look at them here.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth with a penchant for aesthetically pleasing spots, you might just want to pay Lolita Dessert Club a visit. This totally pink bakery opened in Miami Beach earlier this summer and has some of the most appetizing desserts we’ve seen in a while. Not to mention the bakery itself is super cute!
You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) fall 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. Book your tickets here.
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:
- Agua Bendita: Open-Air Concert, Sonic Currents, Roots and Rythms
- Mrs. Jones Collective: Open-Air Female Jazz Tribute
- Acoustic Concert by the Gilmar Gomes Collective
The wait is finally over Miamians y gracias a Dios we finally have Chug’s Diner back. After being closed for renovations for almost a year, Chef Michael Beltrán’s famous Coconut Grove diner reopened its doors to the public earlier in September, and boy doesn’t it look awesome! Take a look at it here.
Bodega fans rejoice because Bodega’s first-ever taquería is finally open in Aventura! With restaurants in South Beach and Fort Lauderdale, this popular Mexican outpost is adding a third location with a twist to its list. Check it out here!
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.
15-24. Take it to the rooftop!
From wonderful waterfront enclaves to lush rooftop gardens, these ten Miami rooftops have it all! Check them out 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.
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!
Here at Secret Miami, we’re always on secret-revealing duty and this time around we’re coming to you with six of the best hidden bars around the 305. We’ve unveiled their secrets, now it’s time for you to go and find them! Discover them here.
24. Watch Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life at this magical immersive experience before its gone!
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!
“The Art of Banksy” is a new exhibition soon to be in Miami, boasting more than 140 pieces on display! Banksy is the artist who everyone knows, but nobody knows, and this exhibit promises some awesome insight into the mind behind the iconic street art. Book your tickets here.
26-45. Celebrate Halloween in style!
The witching hour is close at hand, soon the ghosts will come out to play, cackling witches will soar into the skies and ghoulish creatures will creep out from their lairs. Halloween is almost upon us and we’ve already started planning for the spookiest nights of them all. From haunting candlelit concerts to historic ghost tours, there are tons of spooktacular things to do this Halloween in Miami:
- Haunted Circus Festival: A one of a kind spooky experience
- 5 best haunted houses to check out at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this year
- 9 of the most haunted spots in Miami
- Death or Glory: A spooky pop-up bar in Delray
- The Horrorland Drive-Thru Experience
- House of Horror Miami is back!
- 5 spooky towns in Florida that will give you the creeps
- The Vampire Circus
Segments of the Berlin Wall may be scattered all across the U.S., but the good news is that you don’t have to leave the Magic City to take a closer look at them! Located inside Ironside’s fantastic urban complex, our city is home to not one but four segments of the Berlin Wall. Once an icon of division and opposing ideologies, the Berlin Wall has become a prominent icon of world history while its “graffitis” are a global artistic symbol of freedom, unity and strength. Read on here.
If you’re a fan of classic cinema and fine dining then you have to check out Gramercy’s dazzling brasserie in Coral Gables. Apart from its NYC vibes and incredible photo ops (we’ll get to this in a sec), this lavish restaurant offers fun Retro Movie nights every Tuesday so you can enjoy a super fun evening out, old-school style.
Miami pretty much runs on coffee, no matter where you’re at you’re always bound to find a great ventanita at which to stop by for a quick coffee break. But while the Magic City is home to some pretty outstanding Cuban coffee spots, it’s also got some great coffee shops in which to get amazingly frothy lattes and espressos (and some free WiFi on the side too!).
54. Join el Profesor and his gang for the biggest heist of the year at Miami’s upcoming ‘Money Heist’ immersive experience
The infamous masked bandits are planning their new attack and they’re looking for new members! Do you have what it takes to join the infamous gang as they take over the 305? If you’re up for the challenge, grab your mask and don your red jumpsuit to join the thrilling ‘Money Heist’ immersive experience coming to the Alfred I. duPont Building this month! Book your tickets here.
Art lovers make sure to mark your calendars for Art Basel Miami Beach 2021! This coming edition, you’ll be able to step into a whole new artistic reality thanks to Artivive’s new Augmented Reality Cocktail Experience. Artivive’s innovative platform allows artists to create new dimensions of art and open a whole new world of possibilities for their viewers. Sign up to the waitlist here.
56. Book your spot on the Groove Cruise 2021 and escape to a Caribbean Paradise for four days of non-stop partying!
Will you miss out on the most epic cruise of 2022? Organized by Whet Travel, Groove Cruise is returning next year for what will be its most galactic trip yet. Hop on the Mariner of The Seas and enjoy high-seas luxury, world-class dining and non-stop partying, all aboard the cruise ship’s safe environment with $120 million in amplified upgrades! Book your spot here.
Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are actually kind of fun to go to and lucky for us, The Berry Farms, located just 30 minutes south of Downtown Miami, is the perfect spot to go and enjoy these fun fall activities. The farm reopened for the season earlier this week on Wednesday, September 1, and it’s bringing back all kinds of fall fun including a giant corn maze!
The Berry Farms is also home to a gorgeous sunflower field that’s in bloom all year round — It’s the perfect photo op!
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
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.
Retro music, natural wine, and traditional farming practices, this and more is what Los Felix, Coconut Grove’s newest restaurant, brings to the table. An ode to Mexican culture and heritage, Los Felix blends traditional cooking techniques and modern vibes offering a unique and nostalgic dining experience.
Sure, Miami is full of incredible restaurants to try out, heck we even have some of the best ones in the country. But boy do we know how to make the best Cuban food in the Sunshine State! There are so many excellent choices we even had to ask our followers to pick some of their favorite ones because we just couldn’t choose!
From Islas Canarias’ croquetas to Café La Trova’s cocktails, these Cuban restaurants some of the best food in the Magic City, we’re talking 100% abuela-approved!