September brings on another month of incredible things to do in the Magic City!
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 underwater cocktails with the Little Mermaid to sky-high drinks at Coral Gables’ first rooftop, here are 131 of the best things to do in Miami this September!
1.Spend an evening under the sea at this Little-Mermaid-inspired cocktail experience that has just arrived in 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.
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⭐
Cheers to Fall this September at Wynwood’s Octoberfest! The popular beer fest is coming back to Wynwood marketplace for its 11th edition next week starting on Thursday, September 9, through to Sunday, September 12, so you can celebrate the new season, German-style. Read more about it here.
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.
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!
Sky-high drinks have arrived in Downtown Coral Gables with Cebada, the area’s first-ever rooftop bar. Cebada Rooftop combines the best of rooftops, raw bars, and cocktail bars to bring a brand new concept to the neighborhood.Created by the team behind Dadeland’s Abi Maria, Cebada offers a fresh Cuban-American concept with a dual-bar program. Indoors, guests can enjoy a variety of spirit-forward Cuban cocktails such as the Cuba Libre and the Old Cuban while the open-air rooftop area offers a wide variety of mixed and canned drinks as well as cocktails on draft.
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.
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!
Like many large-scale events and annual celebrations, Miami Beach Pride Parade was forced to cancel in-person celebrations last year due to the pandemic. This year, the Parade and celebrations, which typically draw thousands of attendees, will return this and resume their famed route through Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District. However, this year, they will take place from September 18 through September 19.
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.
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!
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!
Are you always on the hunt for the perfect Miami photo op? These Instagrammable spots in the Magic City make for the perfect background for a great photo! 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.
Join a day cruise from Miami, geared to guests 18 and older, on board a motor catamaran Tranquility to Flagler Island, also known as Monument Island, located directly across from Star Island and the mansions of Miami’s rich and famous. Spend a relaxing day Miami-style and make use of the freewide array of complimentary water toys such as kayaks, paddle boards, and giant water trampoline. Or just relax in the water on the giant floating water mat and hang on the beach.
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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- 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
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.
Put on your skates and discover South Beach on wheels! Take in the sights of the city while getting exercise and a sun tan in the semi-tropical climate of Miami while you make your way to South Pointe Park one of the most remarkable places for rollerblading in South Beach for a totally fun afternoon in the buzzing heart of Miami Beach.
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.
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!
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!
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 — 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.
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!
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!
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!
Blue Marlin Fish House Restaurant & Adventure had been closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, but Miamians may be glad to learn that this popular waterfront spot at Oleta River State Park has finally reopened to the public!
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.
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.
Supercon’s pop culture convention is returning to Miami Beach this September for another three-day event and it’s the perfect opportunity for you and your friends to share your love for comic books, animation, cartoons, anime, video games, cosplay, fantasy, sci-fi, pop culture, and all things geek — Seriously, let us show you all the epic things that Supercon has in store for you! Book your badges here.