Are you looking for the perfect girls’ trip destination that combines all your favorite things – great dining, glamorous luxury, pampering spa, shopping, and wonderful fun adventures? Miami Girls Trip it is.
Look no further than Miami, Florida! I love Miami; I travel solo here as often as I can, and for next year, I really want to plan a Miami girl’s trip for MY squad!
Imagine waking up in a luxurious hotel suite with stunning ocean views, sipping on mimosas while enjoying a delicious breakfast spread on the balcony, already.
This vibrant city is not just a popular spring break destination but also an ideal getaway spot for more mature women out of their 20ies who want to relax, indulge, and have some fun.
Why Choose Miami “The City Of Lights”?
Where do we even start?
One of the best things about Miami (apart from the beach and the weather) is its diverse culture – from Cuban influences in Little Havana to colorful street art in Wynwood and the art deco architecture in the heart of South Beach.
Then there is the shopping, the beaches, the museums, the restaurants, the nightlife, Biscayne Bay, and the list goes on and on and on!
Spend a whole day exploring one neighborhood and immersing yourself in the vibrant local scene. Or maybe even take a Cuban cooking class (over 1 million Cubans live in Miami) to learn how to make traditional Cuban dishes?
And, of course, get your AmEx going on a limitless shopping spree. Let’s go through all the stuff you need to cover on your trip to Miami!
1. Fabulous Miami Shopping
For those who love shopping and fashion, Miami will not disappoint.
Among the most renowned area for shopping in Miami is the Downtown area and Brickell, where you find a variety of shops in different price ranges. Everything from high-end designers to more budget-famous chain brands.
On Miami Beach North Beach, you find the exclusive high-end designer stores in Bal Harbour.
Closer to South Beach, you have Lincoln Road and the famous Espanola Way, which is a super nice pedestrian zone stuffed with shops, bars, and restaurants.
Just outside the Wynwood Art District and the Design District of Miami, there are also a number of unique boutiques for scavenger hunting for one-of-a-kind pieces!
Basically, you find something for every fashionista in Miami! Here are the 8 best places for shopping in Miami for your gals trip!
- Lincoln Road on South Beach is famous for its shopping
- Espaniola Way on South Beach is a pedestrian street super famous for its shops, restaurants, and charming ambiance, with lots of outdoor seating everywhere
- Dolphin Mall is Miami’s largest outlet, with over 240 stores, restaurants, and entertainment
- Miracle Mile, a half a mile stretch of Coral Way, where you find a wide selection of stores, restaurants, and art venues
- Miami Design District is famous for luxury fashion and jewelry, modern architecture, and elegant interiors mixed with cafes, celebrity-chef restaurants, and an exclusive clientele
- Bal Harbor Shops is a small, high-end luxury brand shopping area on North Beach Miami Beach
- Tropicana Flea Market is the largest outdoor flea market in Miami if you love searching for treasures and hidden gems
- Brickell City Center (BCC) is a new, modern, shiny area of Miami that is a mecca for all kinds of city pleasures, including dining, activities, self-care, and – “retail therapy”!
If you don’t mind a bit of transport, you might also want to consider heading out to the famous Sawgrass Mills outlet, where you might score some amazing deals! But be aware you might get stuck there for the day.
With more than 400 retailers, including internationally recognized brand-name stores, full-service restaurants, entertainment venues, and the region’s most sought-after luxury outlets, it can be hard to get back out again!
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2. Sightseeing The Best Museums, Parks And Gardens
Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, but did you know that it’s also home to loads of stunning parks and gardens?
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a tranquil day exploring places like the secluded Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
The stunning Vizkaya House is built to resemble Italian architecture from the earliest 20th century, and the amazing gardens are created as an elegant Italian oasis from last century Europe!
Share a bottle of prosecco at the Vizcaya Café garden on the north side of the Main House, across from the Orchidarium.
Or visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a serene and picturesque location perfect for a relaxing afternoon with your girlfriends. Don’t forget to snap some Instagram-worthy stories while you’re there!
For a more vibing ambiance, you can stop by Little Havana too! The most famous Cuban diaspora in the world is here; this is a piece of Cuba.
Get a strong Cuban coffee and a Cuba Libre, and watch the pros play a game of domino in Domino Park, the most popular game in Cuba. I lived in Havana for two years, and in Cuba, there is never a party without at least one battle of Domino!)
😎 Here are some of the most popular museums & sights in Miami:
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- Miami Zoo
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- Superblue Miami Immersive Art Experience
- Perez Art Museum Miami
- Wynwood Walls Art Center
- The Wolfsonian Florida
- Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
3. Ladies Bottomless Mimosa Brunch
Wherever you are for lunch, at least one of them needs to be in the category “Bottomless Mimosa brunch,” if for nothing else just to experience this fun vibe, ambiance, and mood!
You can book a table for your Mimosa brunch in a modern, elegant futuristic ambiance around Downtown or have a more laidback but still elegant, beachy, airy experience over at Miami Beach.
4. Adrenaline Running Tours of Miami!
After the cultural immersion, why not get the heart and blood pumping a bit to get the energy going for the evening?
There are a variety of really cool things to do that might get your adrenaline to rise a bit and really wake you up. Intrepid chicas can do anything!
Why not do a unique Hovercraft tour on the Everglades, which is really cool! Both looking for alligators and the speed and entertaining guides talking about the history and significance of the Everglades, this is a multi-level experience.
Jet Ski tour outside the shores of Miami for an up close and personal experience with the waters of Miami (as long as you don’t mind getting salt-water-hair!).
Join a Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami and drive around Biscayne Bay in a much faster fashion than the relaxing harbor cruises! (I have not done that yet, but it is on my list as soon as I get my gals traveling with me to Miami)!
5. Miami Beach & Beach Clubs
Miami is super famous for its beaches, and although the city has so much more to offer, we can not not talk about the stunning beaches in Miami in an article like this!
The “no-brainer” beach tip is naturally Miami Beach, and I am going to use this opportunity to encourage you guys to spend some time on the south beach part of Miami Beach and the lively South Point Park!
Nikki Beach Club on the tip of South Beach is all white and elegant and also laid-back, as it is a beach club where you feel the sand between your toes even though you are not on the beach completely.
If you want lunch or brunch at Nikki Beach Club, I recommend you book a table beforehand, as it is a popular place, and you don’t want to have to turn around at the door.
Apart from the iconic Miami Beach running from south to north, there are also a range of other popular beaches close to Miami Dade County.
😎 Here is a list of the 4 of the most popular ones:
- Surfside is known to be an upscale beach town situated between North Beach and Bal Harbor (with the high-end mall)
- Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is a slightly secluded beach park nestled along the Rickenbacker Causeway, connecting Key Biscayne to mainland Miami
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach is on the tip of Key Biscayne, with soft white sand dunes. Close by is Boater’s Grill and the Lighthouse Cafe, which serve fresh seafood and Cuban flavors
- Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on tiny Virginia Key is a place to relax in the sands, but you can also find adrenaline-fueling bike trails on this small islet!
6. Take A Chill Boat trip on Biscayne Bay
Another must-do activity on your girl’s trip to Miami is a fun boat trip or a sunset cruise.
If your group consists of sporty ladies who love water activities like snorkeling, swimming, and sliding into the water from the boat (yep, that is doable), you can rent a private boat for a few hours of the day!
If you prefer the more serene scenic tour, you might like the sunset tour version, where you can take in the stunning views in the golden light as you sail along the coast, sipping on cocktails and maybe dancing to live music?
It’s the perfect opportunity to bond with your friends while experiencing the beauty of Miami from a different perspective. Maybe this will be your happy-hour-place one of your days in Miami before you hunt down great food and a night out!
And it is more than probable that you will catch a glimpse of some celebrity homes along the way around Biscayne Bay!
7. Pampering Miami Spa Time
But no girl’s trip is complete without some spa time, and Miami has plenty of options to choose from.
For my birthday this summer, I booked my treatment at the Palms Hotel & Spa in Mid Beach, Miami, starting with a zen outdoor yoga session.
I had a great time there, a super massage, a serene, relaxing area with a glass of bubbles, and a skilled and friendly therapist. A really elegant and nice place, and if you are not already staying there, you get a day pass with your treatment.
Enjoy the pool and pool bar area as long as you like, and there is also direct access to the beach from here.
One nudge up is the Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel, an incredible high-end hotel also on Mid Beach, with direct beach access, a pool, several restaurants, and an incredible lobby and lobby bar that looks like a House of Sin from Paris in the 20ies. And a luxurious spa!
😎 Here are 3 other top-rated spa experiences the whole group will treasure on your Miami girls’ pampering part:
- Acqualina Spa, north on North Beach, has been rated Best Hotel Spa in the US by USA Today and given the coveted Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide!
- mySpa in Downtown Miami has been voted #1 Spa in Miami on Trip Advisor
- The Standard Spa on Miami Beach is not standard and offers spa treatments from around the world, like a Finnish sauna, Turkish Hammam, and more.
Treat yourselves to luxurious massages, facials, and other rejuvenating treatments at some of the top-rated spas in the city. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try the traditional Turkish hammam experience?
8. Miami Art & Design District
Wynwood Art District has incredible street art and murals on pretty much ALL the buildings in the neighborhood, not just inside the famous Wynwood Walls Center.
Wynwood is strewn with nice cafes, bars, restaurants, art venues, food trucks, and local breweries. You find something fun and tasty to eat and drink everywhere.
You might actually want to join a food and art tour in Wynwood to get the best of both the food scene and a great guided tour of the everchanging street art.
I did this food and art tour in Wynwood with a great guide, great food, and drinks. This one ends with an entrance and a guided tour of Wynwood Walls.
Opt for the VIP version, and you will get a couple of cocktails as well as the foods you get to try!
The Miami Design District is “next door” to Wynwood, and instead of being filled with lots of external murals and laid-back bars and breweries, the Miami Design District offers up more exclusive and unique art & design stores in all categories.
You find exclusive designers and one-of-a-kind clothes stores here, as well as accessories, traditional and modern artifacts, and venues for display.
You find several of the museums on the museum list in the design district, in addition to several Michelin-star restaurants, boutiques, incredible architecture, and public sculptures and
The Miami Design District is a walkable area; you can even combine it with a day at Wynwood for a whole-day immersive experience!
9. Happiest Happy Hour
For the days when you don’t have the happy hour on a boat floating around Biscayne Bay, the best city option for sunset refreshments around happy hour is to find a rooftop!
I am obsessed with rooftops, including rooftop bars, pools, restaurants, or just places to watch the sun setting on the horizon.
You know what I mean? I have gone a bit over the top researching these ones, as I am the absolute queen of rooftops!
😎 So without further ado, here are the 8 best Miami rooftop bars for drinks, meals, and crazy good ambiance (in no particular order).
- Watr at 1 South Beach
- Mila Miami Beach
- Terras in East Little Havana
- Rosa Sky Miami Brickell
- Area 31 Kimpton
- Esme the Roof
- Elevar Wynwood
- Woodoo South Beach (a bit exotic, this one!)
10. Miami Evening Dining For The Girls
Of course, we can’t forget about the food! Miami is a foodie’s paradise with an endless array of dining options – from trendy rooftop bars to cozy waterfront cafes.
Head over to Miami Beach (unless you are there already) and make sure you guys spend one evening (or even a lovely brunch) at the Versace Mansion on South Beach, which is IN-CREDIBLE!
This house, this mansion, is filled to the brim with exquisite details, over-the-top art, and decor, and it has a level of glam that you probably have not seen a lot before. The menu, service, and ambiance are just incredible here.
But that is just one place! There are thousands of great dining options in Miami, and I will give you just 4 recommendations here, fully aware that it will take years to test the majority of restaurants!
- Estitario Milos is a Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant on South Beach that is recommended by the Michelin Guide!
- Versaille Restaurant & Cuban Cuisine was the first Ventanita opened in Miami and is today a renowned Cuban restaurant
- Jaya at the Setai is a modern Asian restaurant showcasing flavor’y dishes from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand, India and Japan
- Mister O1 is rumored to be “the best pizza in the world”, as the chef here came to the US from Italy under the “O1 Visa” for “extraordinary artistic ability“! So book a table here to find out!
Dining in Miami, you will be able to indulge in fresh seafood, Cuban delicacies, as well as pizza or a juicy burger, and mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the warm ocean breeze.
And don’t forget to try some of the famous Miami cocktails like mojitos and caipirinhas.
11. Miami Nightlife Queens
There’s no place quite like Miami when it comes to nightlife. From trendy rooftop bars to hip nightclubs, this city knows how to party!
If you are into Latin vibes and rhythms, this is when you want to visit Little Havana neighborhood, the most famous Cuban exile neighborhood on the planet.
Little Havana is a piece of Cuba: everywhere you go, there are salsa rhythms, you can get Cuban cigars, coffee in the Cuban ventanitas, and a bottle of rum to take home!
Apart from the Latin Quarters, here is a collection of really good nightlife options for your Miami Girls Trip Night Edition!
Club Space Miami is for electronic lovers; this club has been one of Miami’s most popular electronic clubs for over 20 years, featuring DJs from all over the world. Arrive before 11 p.m. to avoid a queue, and the club is open until 4 a.m.
Offering a sophisticated and intimate ambiance for music lovers who want to enjoy their favorite DJs, enter the Do Not Sit On The Furniture Club, with this rather unusual name! This club highlights being an underground movement dedicated to “injecting life, meaning, and culture” into the Miami underground club scene.
Winner of, among other awards, the Winner of the prestigious “Best New Concept” award, E11EVEN Miami Club is a high-energy nightly dance and music playground. Enjoy the luxury and sophistication here, a one-of-kind experience where some of the world’s biggest stars and DJs perform regularly!
Depending on the vibe in your squad, you may or may not enjoy an evening at the Dirty Rabbit in Wynwood! This is a 21+ Adult Night Club that lives up to its rep, and the evening might evolve into the naughty side!
Oasis Wynwood is a 35.000-square-foot bar, food hall, and music venue that offers an evening concept where you can spend the whole night! With outdoor and indoor lounge seating, it is a great full-concept place if you don’t want to bounce around to several venues in one evening.
Lastly, the iconic LIV Club which is part of the Fontainbleu, one of the best hotels in Miami, offers one of the best nightclub experiences as well. Check the website for events and reservations, and here, reservations are very smart. Dont risk anything!
Where To Stay: Miami Girls Trip Cribs
Where you stay WILL MATTER!
On the trips we have taken in my squad (usually in Europe), we have learned one thing: it is so much more fun if we live together and not separately one-on-one in a hotel room!
It gets messier, definitely, and louder, but helluva lot more fun!
We do this in a couple of ways: we rent an Airbnb, VRBO, or any of the booking apps and find the PERFECT apartment or suite, preferably with a kitchen with an ice machine and a rooftop pool on the terrace of the building!
As a minimum, we need a mini fridge for chillin’ the champagne!
Here are my best recommendations for your stay in three different areas in Miami (personally, I think you should stay in Miami Beach, but you know, that’s just me).
😎 Best Miami Girls Trip Places to Stay with room for at least 6 queens:
📍 Luxury: The Elser Hotel Miami
📍 Mid range/budget: Cozy 2 Bedroom Apt Art District
📍 Luxury: Spacious Oceanfront Suite
📍 Mid Range: Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Apt Ocean Drive
Brickell & Downtown
📍 Luxury: Suites at SLS LUX Brickell
📍 Mid Range: Luxury Brickell Studio
📍 Luxury: Gorgeous Loft Sleeps 6
📍 Mid Range: Condo with stunning views
Create Your Own Miami Girls Trip Itinerary
Whether you and your girls like to spend the day lounging by the pool or at the beach, getting pampered at a world-class spa, or indulging in exquisite meals at Michelin-starred restaurants.
Or maybe you want to head out scuba diving or jet skiing before dancing the night away at some of the trendiest clubs.
Whatever your preference, Miami has you covered. It’s time to turn that dream into reality and plan a girl’s trip to Miami with your closest friends!
I hope you are able to use all the information in this Miami Girls Trip Guide to create your own perfect girls trip-itinerary. There should be enough information here to keep you going for a week, if not more!
Whether you’re celebrating a milestone thing like an important birthday or a bachelorette party, or you’re just in need of some quality girl time, Miami has everything you could possibly want for an unforgettable vacation.
Wrap-UP Miami Girls Trip
So gather your girlfriends, pack your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable Miami girls’ trip to the City of Lights!
With its perfect blend of luxury, relaxation, and adventure, it’s no surprise that this city is a top choice for women over 30 looking for the ultimate getaway. So what are you waiting for?
Book your tickets now and get ready to experience the magic of Miami with your besties! Let’s go on a girl’s trip to Miami!
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