Traveling is great, but when there’s so much to do at home in Miami, why not have a relaxing staycation instead? Booking a vacation closer to home allows you to skip the crowds at Miami International Airport and discover Miami from a new perspective. Plus, playing tourist in your own city can help spice up a holiday weekend, anniversary, or milestone celebration without the worries of travel. Here are some Miami staycation ideas to help you get started.
Mondrian South Beach
South Beach, home of the Art Deco scene and everything glitzy, has several luxury hotels that make for the perfect staycation setting. The Mondrian South Beach is an architectural gem along Biscayne Bay, just minutes from the heart of South Beach. The chic property features bold interiors by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, as well as a host of five-star amenities that, together with soft white walls, furniture, and damask ebony staircases, create a feeling of opulence as soon as you enter main lobby. Relax by the stunning pool amid lush terraces and luxurious lounge pillows, or peacefully unwind in the decadent Agua Spa. End your day with a sumptuous dinner at La Savina, which offers flavors from the Balearic Islands and views of Miami’s iconic downtown skyline.
As you ponder these staycation ideas, consider indulging in your ideal spa. Every summer, Miami Spa Month celebrates the best of Miami’s best spas. And the 28,000 foot Bliss Spa at the Viceroy Miami is definitely worth celebrating. Exotic treatments include the Moroccan oil body buffs and warm-stone massages with essential oils, which balance the mind and revitalize the muscles right in your backyard. You won’t want to leave (and if that’s the case, just stay for the night), but when you do you’ll feel spoiled, in the best possible way.
Florida Keys Luxury Vacation Rentals
The proximity of Miami to the Florida Keys makes them ideal for staycationers who don’t mind making the short drive south. With over 1,700 islands in all, there are hundreds of vacation homes available for rent in the Keys. Florida Keys Luxury Vacation Rentals has several gorgeous waterfront homes complete with everything you need without moving a muscle: sun, swimming, privacy, and all the modern conveniences of home. Many of the villas feature a private pool, large comfy living spaces, chef-worthy kitchens, free WiFi, and charming Key West-style architecture that still makes you feel like a resident. Plus, many of these homes are large enough to accommodate families or couples looking for slightly “bigger” adventures: Boat charters and fishing trips abound in the warm waters surrounding the Florida Keys, which offer a bounty of grouper and yellowtail snapper, as well as the opportunity for big catches of marlin, sailfish, and swordfish.
While deliberating on your staycation ideas, remember this is all about you, so do whatever you want! Miami’s array of luxury hotels, spas, and restaurants are at your disposal. Whichever way you choose to celebrate, remember that staying close to home could just be the escape you’ve been craving all along.