Seasons may not change here in the Sunshine State, but the first of the fall month is coming in full force with tons of amazing things to do in Miami. From the best of dining with Miami Spice to the coolest art exhibitions, here are the best things to do in Miami this September!
1. Watch scary movies at this rooftop theater to get in the Halloween spirit
October isn’t the only month to enjoy Halloween movies and luckily for all the horror film buffs living in Miami, Rooftop Cinema Club is screening horror movies all weekend long! From Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4, catch “Practical Magic,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Friday The 13th” and “Scream.” Click here to see the full ‘Summerween’ schedule.
2-. Eat your way through the city with Miami Spice
Running until 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 $45 and $60 dinner specials. This year you’ll be able to enjoy meals from over 200 restaurants — Think scrumptious tacos with freshly made tortillas from Bakan Wynwood, the coolest cocktails from Swan and more. You can take a look at the full list of restaurants here.
3. Discover an imagined future 100 years from now at this dazzling ARTECHOUSE exhibit before it’s gone!
Step into a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Miami Beach. In “Renewal 2121,” embark across a cyberpunk cityscape where you’ll experience the sights, sounds and sensations of an interactive market, bustling alleyways, busy datacenter and a daiko drum experience to find nature blooming in the most unexpected places. This exhibit is like nothing you’ve seen before and another wonderfully unique thing to do here in Miami this month! Book your tickets here.
4. Sip your way through Wynwood’s 12th annual Octoberfest
Cheers to Fall this September at Wynwood’s Octoberfest! The popular beer fest is coming back to Wynwood marketplace for its 12th edition starting on Friday, September 9, through to Sunday, September 11, so you can celebrate the new season, German-style. Read more about it here.
5. Enjoy magical, candlelit concerts in a stunning Miami setting
You can still experience an absolutely magical 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.
6. Let your worries float away at one of these heavenly lazy rivers around Miami.
Is there something more relaxing than just floating downstream through crystalline blue waters underneath a lush canopy of trees? Florida’s nature is absolutely breathtaking and luckily for us, Mother Nature had our backs when she decided to bless the local landscape with plenty of beautiful lazy rivers on which we can just let our cares and worries float away for the day. So grab your swimsuit and grab your floaties and get on exploring these delightful lazy rivers around Miami for a totally relaxing outing!
7. Grab a drink and relax after a long day at this cozy Wynwood wine bar
8. Visit this Latin Food Favorite’s new waterfront restaurant
The lively Kuba Cabana, known for its authentic Caribbean style vibes, bites and cocktails, has opened the doors to their second hotspot in the heart of Bayside Marketplace with outstanding views! Read more about Kuba On The Bay by clicking here.
9. Watch Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life at this magical immersive experience!
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!
10-20. Visit a stunning museum for free
See the best art the city has to offer without breaking the bank! Keep an eye out for these museums offering free admission days at least one day a month or all year-round, as well as other family-friendly activities that you can check out completely free of charge.
21-26. Hunt down Miami’s best hidden bars
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.
27. Fall in love with South Miami’s girly new winery and bistro, A Love Story
A new winery and restaurant has sprung up in South Miami! Like its name, A Love Story is bringing an elegant atmosphere, adorable photo ops and romantic vibes its venue surrounded by an agricultural oasis. Spend a totally fun day or night enjoying some of the best wines, cocktails and Latin American cuisine in town!
28. See your favorite Latin artists at Billboard Latin Music Week 2022
The biggest week in Latin music is returning to the Faena Forum this September 26-30, coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will feature a star-studded lineup including Bizarrap, Camilo, Grupo Firme, Ivy Queen, Maluma, Nicky Jam and so much more. Click here to find out more and where you can register.
29-37. Go pumpkin picking around the city
It’s fall which means you can now be on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin patch! These Instagrammable spots make for the perfect background for a great photo and a great selection for the perfect pumpkin or gourd to carve! Check them out here.
42. Spend an unforgettable night at Miami’s spiciest Cabaret show!
A night of unpredictable performances, elaborate costumes and sophisticated cocktails await you. Presented by Clubesque, the sexy and sensual ‘Classic Night Out with Cocktails & Cabaret’ show features a cast of four world-class musicians, cirque and burlesque artists for a performance that will leave you begging for more! Book your tickets here.
43-80. Make the most of outdoor dining in the city!
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!
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- 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
82. Order these secret menu items from these Miami Beach restaurants
Did you know that you can order top-secret meals and drinks across all of the Fontainebleau Hotel’s restaurants? Whether it’s bubbly poolside at La Côte or cocktails at Bleau Bar, to access them, all you need to do is ask! Check them out here.
83-89. Explore these surreal spots that you will simply not believe are around Miami
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!
90-96. Visit the best record stores in town
Miami is full of incredible spots to check out. And because vinyls are still a superior way of enjoying music, that includes record stores! Find your favorite artist or discover one you’ve never listened to at these local shops.
97. Have some fresh, affordable sushi at this new Japanese Market in Brickell
Tucked away in the bustling neighborhood of Brickell, Momi Market is a new upscale Japanese eatery bringing affordable sushi of the highest quality to the city. It’s your one-stop-shop for all things sushi, donburi, sake, authentic snacks and more!
104. Travel back in time to the Roaring ’20s at this mysterious speakeasy
It’s time to put on your best flapper dresses and pinstripe suits to sip on some jazzy cocktails at this hidden bar! There’s a new top-secret hideaway in a premier Miami hotel that’s as close to a real speakeasy you can get into without a time machine. A secret knock will unlock the door and voilà! Click here to see inside.
105. Relax and unwind at this gorgeous tropical winery in Homestead
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.
106-118. 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!
119. Plan a trip to HHN and check out one of this year’s newest houses inspired by The Weeknd
Summon your squad to Universal Orlando because Halloween Horror Nights is back! It kicks off Friday, September 2 and runs select nights through Monday, October 31, unleashing 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and two live shows. One of the houses is based on one of the most iconic artists in pop culture today — The Weeknd! Get a preview of what to expect here.
120. Get a taste of these fun, suggestively shaped desserts!
Grab your best pals and plan a trip to a fun, X-rated dessert shop that offers interesting waffle shapes — because conventional waffle shapes are too boring. Whether you’re craving some steamy snacks, looking for a cheeky snap for the ‘gram or celebrating a birthday or a bachelor or bachelorette, head down to these spots for a deliciously good time!
121-129. Cool down with a scoop of Miami’s best ice cream.
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.
130. Take a culinary trip to Europe without boarding a plane
Have you ever had a meal where the entire dining room — including the table — comes alive around you? Located about an hour away from Miami, Atmos Immersive Dining in Fort Lauderdale takes you on a luxurious trip to five European countries, from Portugal to Greece, all without leaving your seat! Check it out here.
Contributed by Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz