Miami travel

Miami travel: The top places to shop, stay, eat and drink

Hot bods, hot beaches and even hotter Basel: what else could you want? Miami has been a haven for East Coast travellers for decades, but in the last few years, its cool factor has risen off the charts. Partly due to the early ought boost by Diddy and JLo, Miami’s party scene went from fantasy to staple with the establishment of the yearly art festival, Miami Art Basel. Each December, the arts community and its stylish friends flock to the city’s southern tip for a weekend of stylish discovery, fine dining and debauchery.

And while winter may be a desirable time to head down south, Miami’s travel appeal is getting to such that it just don’t stop. Mid-summer, glitzy Bal Harbour beckons with its serene oceanfront views, its five star resorts and its endless designer boutiques.

We hit the town to suss out the very best of Miami travel, from designer and vintage shopping to ultimate cocktail offerings to its aforementioned five star resorts. And since we know locals know best, we hit up 5 of the city’s coolest It girls for the handle on Miami through the well trained eyes of its chic inhabitants. So sit back, click through and fantasize about your next trip.