Are you fed up of the cold, miserable weather? Then booking a pre-Christmas getaway to somewhere that’s still mild and sunny is a good way to go, and Miami is a destination that’s never going to disappoint. With weather that’s still above 60 for most of December, you’re certainly not going to need your winter warmers, and as it’s a city there’s so much to see and do to get the whole festive experience. Whether you’re away over Christmas or visiting in the run up, here’s what you need to know. 

Where to Stay

The great thing about a city like Miami is that there’s something for all budgets. There are hundreds of hotels at all kinds of price points, so whether it’s a surprise luxury festive trip with your partner or a cheap getaway with friends there will be something for you. From Freehand in Miami Beach costing a very reasonable sixty dollars a night, all the way up to the Four Seasons that will set you back over four hundred dollars a night and everything in between- be sure to compare some prices online. If your hotel isn’t already booked and this is a last minute decision, get everything done as quickly as possible as of course this is a popular time of year. But on the plus side, you might find some great last minute deals!

What to Do

If you’re visiting Miami to enjoy the Christmas festivities then there are plenty of ways you can get in the spirit. From Santa’s Enchanted Forest amusement park and carnival at Tropical Park, to the Sounds of the Season New World Symphony Wallcast Concert, Miami Lantern Light Festival and gingerbread house workshops there’s quite literally something for everyone. Miami is of course the city by the ocean, and so there are lots of boat themed Christmas events too. You could watch the Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade at Bayfront Park, or just look into your own miami yacht rental and enjoy watching lights from the city right from the water. There are Christmas markets you can go to, and of course plenty of shops at all price points to get your last minute Christmas shopping done.

Where to Eat

If you’re visiting one of the numerous markets or events, these will of course be full of delicious street food stalls where you can try out all kinds of different cuisines in a casual way. You could book something really special and go for a steak at BLT Steak, or if seafood is your thing then Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits is one to try. If you’re from outside of the US, just attending a regular buffet in any kind of restaurant or chain is an experience within itself. It’s true, everything’s bigger in America and the average buffet is sure to impress​​​​ anyone that’s never been to one in the US. There are hundreds of great places to eat in Miami which serve all kinds of foods from around the world and at different price points. If you’re planning on going somewhere that’s particularly popular, book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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