By Alyssa Diaz
Miami is the city that never stops. There are always new experiences and attractions popping up. If you’re looking to picnic on the beach, go to a music festival, dine at a top-quality restaurant, or explore some well-known Instagram-able spots, Miami has it all.
There is no better place to unwind after finals week or take advantage of a well-earned vacation after earning your degree. Whether you live here or are from out of state, this guide by The Buccaneer will ensure you have a summer to remember in Miami:
Book a Well-Deserved Staycation:
Do you prefer all-inclusive hotels or comfortable accommodations close to Miami Beach's greatest exhilarating activities? Thankfully, Miami Hotel Months by Greater Miami & Miami Beach has returned to offer a wide range of incredible options on vacations at premier hotels. Take a staycation and enjoy the breathtaking beaches and relaxing spa sessions.
The Mandarin Oriental, the Kimpton Epic, the Biltmore, Four Seasons, and Faena are just a handful of featured hotels offering special rates from June 1-Sept. 30. There are several hotels to choose from whether you're looking for a high-rise home away from home in the center of Downtown or a family-friendly seaside resort.
At www.miamiandbeaches.com, you can pick a hotel room on the water from South Beach to the beautiful water town of Coconut Grove. Free your schedule and enjoy fantastic perks for your best staycation ever.
Show Your Style at Miami Swim Week:
Even though it's not New York, Miami's largest fashion show is back this summer. Swim Week is a must-attend if you want to model, design, or simply admire Miami fashion. Influencers, celebrities, and fashion enthusiasts travel from all over to participate.
To combine with Miami's legendary swimsuit trade expo, Swim Show, one of the biggest and most recognized show producers, Funkshion, agreed to launch Swim Week in 2002. Swim Week is now established by several producers, including Arts Loves Fashion, Paraiso Miami Beach, and Flying Solo.
This year's performances are scheduled from July 4-10. So, prepare your most gorgeous swimwear to show off. For more information, check out www.miamiswimweek.net for tickets, an in-depth schedule, and model casting information.
Live That Concert Life:
Miami cannot exist without music. And it's time to rally your friends and get tickets to countless performances this summer. South Florida venues including Miami Dade Arena, FPL Solar Amphitheater, Hard Rock Live, FLA Live Arena, and others will host several artists. Anuel AA and Kali Uchis are performing at the end of April. Charlie Puth, Bryson Tiller, and Tove Lo will perform in May. TLC, Shaggy, Sean Kingston, Paramore, Bloc Party, Romeo Santos, Drake & 21 Savage, and Blink 182 are all coming in June.
The ultimate music festival, Rolling Loud, will come into town on July 21st as well. The biggest hiphop festival in the world will last for three days. The lineup has not yet been released. Follow @rollingloud for updates.
For a list of all show dates and venues this summer, visit: www.eventticketscenter.com
Visit a Theme Park:
Although we don't have Busch Gardens or Disney World here in South Florida, we have other famous, admirable family-friendly attractions.
At Zoo Miami, you can take a daytrip around the globe, stopping at Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Amazon. Home to over 3,000 animals and 1,200 plants, you can meet lions, tigers, orangutans, elephants, gorillas, tree kangaroos, and more.
If you’re more into sea life, nearby is the Miami Seaquarium. There dolphins speed through the water, killer whales soar, and endangered animals like manatees and sea turtles find refuge. Apart from the exhibits, the Seaquarium offers eight marine animal shows a day.
But if you enjoy water parks more, you must visit Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach. They offer exhilarating water rides, obstacle courses, a lazy river, a wave pool, and mouthwatering food. It would be a fantastic summer day to cool off with loved ones.
Whatever you do, enjoy this summer and try something new!