There is no better way to escape the biting cold of a New England winter than by catching a plane to sunny Miami. Only 3 hours from NYC, and 3.5 from Boston, Miami offers everything we need to remind our pale skin that the sun still exists. While some cities can start to feel tired after a few visits, Miami is a destination we gladly travel to year after year. Its versatile neighborhoods offer fresh takes on activities, dining, and accommodations. Whether we're perusing the Bal Harbour Shops, catching waves on Miami Beach, or snapping pictures at the Wynwood Walls, here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Florida's most vibrant city, by neighborhood.
From relaxing walks along the beach to quiet afternoons by the pool, the luxurious Bal Harbour neighborhood is the ultimate coastal town for a dreamy beach getaway. For serious indulgence, you can book a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour or the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. We enjoy staying at the Carillon Wellness Resort because of its incredible group fitness program and spa, both complimentary to guests. After getting in a great workout, we walk the 2.7-mile-long beachside path to the Bal Harbour Shops for lunch and shopping. Despite being so close to downtown Miami, this area feels truly secluded and quiet.