Top 5 Spots in Miami for a Late Summer Break

Miami is an exciting city where celebrities and party goers flock to experience the finer things in life. Florida’s best known city has a population of 20.6 million people, and it is bursting with excitement and beauty. With all year round heat, luxury restaurants, independent boutiques and phenomenal bars to visit, Miami is the ultimate luxury holiday destination. Whether you’ve been before and want to visit Miami for another city break, or you’re experiencing it for the first time, here are five things you need to do whilst in the city that never sleeps.

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1. Sail a yacht round Biscayne Bay

Close your eyes and picture yourself sipping Piña coladas as you sunbathe in 31°C heat. You’re sailing around Miami on a luxury yacht, drinking in the breathtaking views of Miami’s shoreline. You cruise along the Biscayne Bay (also known as Bahía Vizcaína in Spanish) until sunset, where you see panoramic views of Miami during sundown. You sail past the state park on Elliott Key and Boca Chica’s national park – you can choose to wander around these or continue your relaxing sails across the glittering waters of Biscayne Bay. To make a night of it, why not have a personal chef on board to cook you and your beau a delicious meal, as you sail on into the night.

2. Have High Tea at The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Miami

With your own private yacht, sail to Orlando and indulge in an afternoon of high tea at The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. The Ritz Carlton Orlando is a luxury resort in Florida that certainly makes the ordinary extraordinary. The Royal Afternoon Tea features delicious champagne, loose leaf tea and handmade scones with mouthwatering jam and cream. The high tea takes place in the lobby, and the large windows offer incredible views of the lushly landscaped gardens. If you love the afternoon tea there, then why not extend your stay in one of their Presidential Suites…

3. Rent a luxury convertible to cruise Ocean Drive

Exotic luxury is the perfect way to describe life in Miami, so it would make sense to live like a local in absolute luxury. Choose to hire a convertible Bentley GTC or Ferrari 458 Spider, and drive through the wealthiest suburbs of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. If you and your friends want to enjoy a few Miami Vice cocktails, then why not be chauffeured around Miami, and sip on those coladas and daiquiris?

4. Go on an Art Deco Tour of Miami

Miami is a place of excitement, culture and history, so enrich your visit to South Beach with a tour of the famed Art Deco district. You’ll be transported through the 1920’s, 1930’s right through to the ‘80’s where you will museums and galleries will regale you with fascinating stories and tales of Miami’s history. The art deco architecture of Miami has a fascinating story to tell,  and you can learn about the pioneers, heroes and criminal elements that made Miami the place it is to today. If you find some art you love, then add it to your own collection!

5. Visit the Spa at Faena Hotel on Miami Beach

Faena Miami Beach Miami

Whilst you want to explore Miami, you should spend some time relaxing and rejuvenating – there’s no better place to do this than at Faena Hotel on Miami Beach. This indulge spa allows you to unwind in your own exclusive spa surroundings. You can enjoy the sun on the stunning outdoor balcony and indoor soaking tub, and then have your choice of Tierra Santa treatments. Spend the afternoon sipping on a bottle of Champagne as you  soak in the sumptuous tub while their world-renowned chef prepares a few special nibbles. For sumptuous stay in a sanctuary in the middle of one of a bustling city, then Faena Hotel is the perfect place to go.

Indulge in a luxury holiday with Berkeley Travel


If you’re looking for a luxury retreat during the late summer, then Berkeley Travel is the luxury holiday agency to go with.

From taking you to the airport to making your dining reservations, we’ll do everything to ensure all you have to worry about is enjoying the American holiday of a lifetime. To speak to one of our travel experts, simply get in touch today!


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