Located on Florida’s southeastern shore, Miami is the famous beachside city overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With its trendsetting culture, diverse metropolitan center, and undeniable Cuban influence, Miami is renowned as a city where it isn’t hard to have a good time. To ensure you make the most of your Memorial Day weekend celebrations, we’ve put together a list of our favorite places to go and sights to see.
Where to go Memorial Day Weekend in Miami
Jungle Island is home to some of the most exotic animals and species on the planet. The interactive zoo has plenty of activities to captivate its guests as well as numerous educational exhibits. Their goal is simple: to captivate nature lovers everywhere, with immersive, adventurous experiences. Jungle Island is a great family-friendly destination for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.
When: May 27 – 29, 10am-5pm
Where: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
Lummus Park Beach is the famous Miami setting of many popular films and television shows. Described as “paradise on Earth”, the beach boasts clear, turquoise waters and towering palm beaches. This is the perfect location to spend a leisurely Memorial Day weekend in the sun, enjoying the gentle waves and beautiful views. Afterward, you can go explore the nearby Ocean Drive restaurants and sidewalk cafés.
When: May 27-29
Where: Lummus Park Beach, Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Wynwood Brewing Company is noted for being Miami’s first craft production brewery. Located in Wynwood Art District, this family owned business is a huge attraction in the neighborhood. They offer daily promotions and themes in their tap room for artists and craft beer aficionados to come together. If you’re seeking a warm, folksy event and good beer, this is the perfect Memorial Day watering hole.
When: May 27-29 starting at noon
Where: 565 NW 24th St, Miami
Bask in the authentic Miami Golden Era glamour at the Confidante. With its original Art Deco ambiance and 1950s style, this beachfront property hits just the right spot if you’re looking for a refined resort for Memorial Day weekend. You can relax in one of their outdoor pools, taste the culinary fare in their signature Asian-fusion restaurant, or sit back and treat yourself to a day at their full-service rooftop spa.
When: May 27-29
Where: 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Hailed as the best luxury spa Miami has to offer, the Mandarin Oriental Spa has a wide variety of options if you have your heart set on taking the opportunity to pamper yourself on the Memorial Day weekend. Their carefully curated list of services includes aromatic, rejuvenating full body massages, nourishing facial treatments, and delicate manicure and pedicure options. The Mandarin Oriental Spa is a crowd pleaser for both genders, with a special selection of spa treatments designed for men as well.
When: May 27-29, 8:30am-9:30pm
Where: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami
Bring the entire family to Fort Lauderdale Beach for a day filled with fun activities for all. With live performances from six different bands, everyone in the family is sure to have a good time. Bring your skills for the sandcastle contest and beach games, or take a more passive approach and walk around the classic car show. In true Memorial Day fashion, there will also be a tribute to the Armed Forces.
When: Mary 27, 10:00am-8:30pm
Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Blvd.
Whether you’re in the mood for adrenaline-filled adventures or searching for a laidback experience to reenergize, there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy yourself on Memorial Day weekend in Miami.