January 30, 2023

Sun, sand, surf and swanky vibes. Nothing says weekend getaway like South Beach. If you’re looking for an epic escape, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your South Beach Weekender Guide filled with plenty of options for everyone.

Where to Stay

Four Seasons at The Surf Club

A truly immersive experience of old Miami, The Four Seasons at The Surf Club resonates with the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco Era. Originally opened in 1930, the iconic club recently received a revitalization thanks to architect Richard Meier. The 77-room oceanfront hotel blurs the lines between its lush surroundings and tranquil interior. Enjoy all the bespoke amenities of the Four Seasons, plus chic Italian dining and a renowned spa.

The Setai

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For those looking to be in the heart of South Beach, look no further than this swanky beachfront resort. With its Zen-like vibe, the five-star hotel draws inspiration from Far Eastern aesthetics. Rejuvenate your body and spirit at The Spa or sit back and sip champagne at Sunday brunch. And, if you just like to people watch, put on your shades and keep your eyes peeled–The Setai is known to draw celebs like Jay Z and Madonna.

Where to Dine

Stubborn Seed

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Top Chef’s Jeremy Ford opened the sleek and sophisticated eatery in the vibrant South of Fifth neighborhood back in 2017, and it’s been making waves ever since. Servers guide guests through a rotating menu of specialties meant to be shared. Plates like JoJo Tea Cured Cobia and Warm Celery Root with crackling maitake explode with vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients.

Gianni’s at the Former Versace Mansion

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The acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant, in an unapologetically opulent setting, features mouth-watering signature menu items. With a nod to its previous iteration as the late Gianni Versace’s home, the restaurant boasts several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, The Roman Room and the iconic courtyard enclosed with a canopy overlooking the mosaic filled pool and garden.

Where to Brunch

Sunday Brunch at Jaya at the Setai

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We’ve already told you about the limitless Roederer Champagne at the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Pair the flowing bubbles with bottomless Bloody Mary’s, a lavish buffet of culinary delights including a full raw bar filled with fresh oysters, shrimp, Indian curry selections, and a full dessert table. Dine indoors or outdoors in the hotel’s tranquil awning enchanted bar and courtyard for a lavish and leisurely afternoon.

Where to Sip

The ScapeGoat

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Located in the trendy South of Fifth neighbor on South Beach, the late-night watering hole offers a menu with classic cocktails, innovative libations and indulgent bar snacks.

Where to Party

LIV Miami

Known for making headlines and its high-profile clientele, Fontainebleau’s famed club recently underwent an enormous renovation to the tone of $10 million. On Sundays, hip hop reigns and when celebs are in town, chances are this is where you will find them.

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