5 Star Miami: A City Guide

A trip to Miami is what you make of it. From basking in the sun with a cocktail in hand, escaping for much-needed R&R at a luxurious spa, to simply enjoying the art deco flair of the city’s buildings, there are countless offerings at your disposal. Aside from the glitzy hotels and abundance of parties that are quintessentially South Florida, the art scene (propelled in popularity thanks to Art Basel) has cemented Miami as a cultural capital. From eating to shopping, and places to play; below is a list of must-sees to explore all that Miami has to offer.

Taste Of Miami

Given the short driving distance between numerous eclectic neighborhoods, it’s possible to explore the wide range of flavors the city has to offer. Picking one is the challenge. However, if you’re looking for a crowd pleaser that has garnered rave reviews and boasts an unrivaled atmosphere, The Bazaar by Jose Andres is the spot. Rivaling the best tapas found in Spain, The Bazaar offers a mix of traditional and modern dishes. Foie Gras PB & J anyone? With delicious meals and the most engaging and attentive staff, in a setting as extraordinary as the meals itself, a dinner at The Bazaar will be an evening to remember.

Rest Your Head

When visiting Miami, what will immediately strike you is the character and beauty of the city’s architecture. South Florida is comprised of Art Deco buildings dating back to the 1930’s and 50’s that encapsulate the true glamor of South Miami. This history is complimented with modern updates throughout the city and the result is nothing short of breathtaking. Enter the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The modern art, unique architecture, and remarkable individual dwellings culminate to provide an experience that makes this hotel like no other. Honored by Forbes Travel Guide with the distinguished new 5-star award, you can rest assured that The Faena Hotel will not only provide a luxurious stay but remarkable service.

What To See

Although South Beach parties are the place to see and be seen, the Miami art scene has undergone significant changes that certainly warrant a visit. There are various installations to satisfy any art enthusiast including annual exhibits, sprawling art fairs, beachside pop-ups, and ambitious hotel art spaces. While the Edition Hotel may be known for its sophisticated space and luxurious boutique, it also hosts unique projects in its poolside bungalows. Art is woven throughout the hotel, including special events and temporary exhibits showcasing inspirational pieces. Take a walk through. You won’t be disappointed.