The Ultimate Memorial Day Weekend Staycation Guide, Presented by Expedia
By Jimmy Kontomanolis for Expedia| May 24, 2018 |
While the masses flock in to Miami for the holiday weekend to enjoy the Magic City’s warmth and waves, you, too, can take advantage of our gorgeous city’s diverse variety of offerings. If you live on the beach, consider a weekend getaway in Brickell, and vice versa; allow yourself to enjoy and explore your city from a new perspective. We teamed up with Expedia to bring you the ultimate Miami staycation guide. In addition to the first-rate hotels listed below, find more Miami hotel options at Expedia.
Enjoy a Wellness Weekend
Take advantage of the long weekend to unwind from the stress of daily life at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida’s most comprehensive spa and wellness retreat. Situated on a 750-foot stretch of private beach, the views alone are enough to relax the senses. The spa is known for its extensive hydrotherapy circuit, using restorative properties of water to promote well-being, with signature treatments designed and inspired by the sea. For a more intensive treatment, Carillon Miami also offers acupuncture and spiritual healing services. And don’t forget to check out the fitness center, with its state-of-the-art equipment and spectacular ocean views.
Explore the Heart of Downtown Miami
Downtown Miami has become a booming center of arts and culture, and ME Miami provides you direct access to the very best of the Downtown area. The hotel is just steps away from some of the city’s top cultural experiences. Catch a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center or stop by the Pérez Art Museum Miami to get a first look at the museum’s Sid Grossman exhibition, a series of photographs of New York. And just steps away from PAMM, don’t miss the recently-opened Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, with its state-of-the-art planetarium and three-level Aquarium. After a long day of exploring the neighborhood, unwind at ME Miam’s rooftop bar for Instagram-worthy views of the city.
Experience World-Class Shopping
Chances are, you may never want to leave the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort; the hotel’s refined luxury and stunning oceanfront views are unparalleled, and you’ll want to take full advantage of the on-site amenities. From indulgent treatments at the Remède Spa to unforgettable dining experiences at restaurants like Atlantikós, there’s much to experience at the resort. But beyond its doors lies an internationally-renowned shopping mecca: the Bal Harbour Shops. Spend a day exploring the latest collections from top luxury brands, including Akris, Escada, Dior, Harry Winston, and more, and you’re sure to leave with something for everyone!
Escape to a Private Oasis
Brickell has been booming, becoming a must-visit destination in Miami. The neighborhood also boasts the city’s only triple five-star hotel; Mandarin Oriental, Miami takes luxury to new heights. Situated on a private island and separated from Miami by the Brickell Key Bridge, the resort provides a quiet escape with gorgeous bay views and a tri-level spa. Fitness junkies will relish in Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s jogging path, with its surrounding water views, providing a perfect scenic route for outdoor exercise.
To book your ultimate Miami staycation, visit Expedia.