We receive emails all the time from visitors who have about 24 hours to blow either before or after a cruise vacation from the Port of Miami. If you find yourself in this very good predicament, here are a few suggestions:
Grab an Uber or Lyft and head across the causeway to South Beach.
Visit South Pointe Park
South Pointe Park is a beautiful 17-acre park and pier located on the southern-most tip of Miami Beach. Stroll out on the South Pointe Pier and watch as anglers reel in their catch and get a close-up of giant cruise ships gliding through Government Cut.
Eat lunch at Joe’s Stone Crabs
A Miami institution for more than 100 years -the restaurant is only open during Stone Crab season which runs from mid-October to mid-May. The place is busy but definitely worth the wait!
Hit the beach
Take a stroll along our turquoise waters and white-sand beaches or rent a lounger & umbrella and kick back a while.
Visit Ocean Drive
No trip to South Beach would be complete without exploring the neon signage and art deco architecture on
You could easily spend a few hours at this beachfront park. Located along Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th streets, Lummus Park is one of the most popular destinations in Miami Beach. (fun stuff: beach volleyball courts, rollerblading, jogging and people-watching).
Stop at David’s Cafe
(919 Alton Road) – for real Cuban coffee and pastries.
Espanola Way is a slice of Europe in South Beach (cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and restaurants offering Spanish, French or Italian, and Cuban cuisines.
Grab a Citibike and cruise all over South Beach
Visit Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road is a world-famous shopping & dining promenade in the heart of South beach that features more than 200 national retailers, designer brands, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. In South Beach, Lincoln Road is the place to be.
Sunset at the Juvia Rooftop
Juvia is an indoor/outdoor restaurant & lounge glamorously perched high above Lincoln Road. Their well-crafted cocktails pair well with the amazing sunsets and spectacular South Beach views. (1111 Lincoln Road)