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Things to do in South Beach

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in South Beach. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite South Beach attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in South Beach to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in South Beach.

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  • Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club

    Sandoval—a trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie protégé, and first-rate jazz legend—runs a first-rate club, perfect for a downbeat evening. It's a welcome ad... More
  • Bar at The Setai

    Serving as the watering hole for one of SoBe's true Art Deco masterpieces, the evocative Setai Hotel, the Bar & Courtyard offers Asian-inspired coc... More
  • Base

    Base is one of the hippest—and most ecumenical—stores in Miami, where each selection is more refined than the next. The young staff models the merc... More
  • Fly Boutique

    Looking for a new shopping experience in a cozy yet distinctive place as off the beaten path as you can get in Miami Beach? Try Fly Boutique, a fun... More
  • Genius Jones, South Beach

    This diminutive operation is the ultimate destination for luxe kids' gear. Just off Lincoln Road, the store carries Bugaboo baby strollers, Marc Ja... More
  • Love Hate Lounge

    Offering a typical South Beach party scene, Love Hate Lounge was founded by Miami Ink's Ami James and Chris Nunez. As befits a bar opened by realit... More
  • Martini Bar, Miami

    This small hotel bar in South Beach’s art deco landmark, the Raleigh Hotel, offers a taste of a glamorous bygone era with its circa-1940’s mahogany... More
  • Pleasure Boating

    Water is the very essence of Miami, and it is the ease and sensuality of it that defines the city. To properly explore its offshore wonderlands, re... More
  • Sanctuary

    Located just a few steps from the clubs and lively atmosphere of Collins Avenue, this two-story boutique hotel provides an unexpected respite from ... More
  • The Setai Spa

    Offering a respite in the lively South Beach neighborhood, the exclusive Setai Spa offers private suites, where customized treatments are enhanced ... More
  • The Webster

    Housed inside a historic 1939 Art Deco building designed by famed architect Henry Hohauser, The Webster is a Miami institution located in vibrant S... More

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