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Miami South Beach Travel Guide

Miami — in addition to playing host to Miami Swim Week — is a flourishing weekend trip destination. There are always new restaurants popping up, luxurious hotels and secluded spas.

Miami has quickly become one of our favorite places to escape for a long weekend. Whether you’re traveling to Miami for a relaxing weekend with cocktails and a trip to the spa, a work conference — or just need an excuse to travel somewhere warm — here are some of the best spots.

 
Where to Stay: Loews South Beach

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Loews is perfect for a weekend of pampering, with a staff ready to assist you in anyway possible. While you catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to get around to in their private SOAK cabanas the staff will make sure your margarita is never empty. If you like to check in to your hotel and stay in one place the whole trip this is the perfect hotel for you. Between a private beach area, spa, multiple food and drink options from cocktails to pancakes to lobster, Instagramable views off your room’s balcony and Glam+Go you never need to leave.

This is the perfect hotel for all types of travelers, from families to bachelorette groups to a romantic newlywed couple. There are countless options of where to stay in South Beach, but Loews is unparalleled.

 
Where to have Dinner with a View: Juvia

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Juvia sits on top of a building overlooking all of South Beach. You’ll see almost everyone that dines here snapping Instagrams in front of the view and of the purple rubber ducks in by the tables. Highlights of the Japanese French fusion restaurant include Big Eye Tuna Poke, Wagyu Beef Gyoza, Chilean Sea Bass and Elderflower Mule.

 
Where to Have a Celebratory Dinner: LT Steak & Seafood

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LT Steak & Seafood is one of the best places to go for a good dinner and live music in South Beach. Chef Laurent Tourondel curated a solid American inspired menu full of fan favorites. The Soy-Wasabi Ahi Tuna Tartare, Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Salad, Wagyu Skirt Steak, Dover Sole and Hen of the Woods are standout on the exquisite dinner menu. No matter what your food preferences are you will without a doubt find something you love on this menu.

 
Where to Have a Relaxing Spa Day: Acqualina Spa by Espa

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Sure, almost every hotel is fully equipped with a spa; but few can compare to Acqualina. Worth the 20 minute drive north of South Beach this spa has a long menu of facials, targeted treatments and massages. After a highly customizable Himalayan Salt Stone Massage with personalized aromatherapy and a mini facial you have lunch by the private pool, step into a steam room with LED light therapy, sauna and an experiential shower. This is the perfect spa to take your mom or group of girlfriends after an early morning flight.

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