Saturday, January 28, 2017

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Enjoy Some Winter Sun in Miami Beach

It's that time of year when the wind bites hard and the snow falls heavy, lingering on the ground for weeks at a time. Though beautiful at times, this season can leave a little something to be desired.

Namely WARMTH. And beaches. And sun.

Luckily for you, there's Miami Beach!

During this time of year the rest of the country slows down, stays inside, and waits for a better time to come. Miami Beach on the other hand, is already at its best.

The city's subtropical climate allows for warmth year-round and temperatures tend to hover around the mid-70s throughout the winter months.

If that wasn't enough, winter also brings some of the best festivals and events to the city, making Miami a great place to be during the season. No need to stay inside.

Below are some of the best reasons to visit Miami Beach this time of year.

A Thriving and Diverse Culinary Scene

In recent years, Miami has solidly emerged as a city of culinary excellence. Whether you're looking for authentic Cuban food, fine dining, or fantastic cheap eats and diner fare, Miami has it all. The city's best dishes were once found in a few select spots, but great food can now be found throughout the city - all the way from South Beach to Brickell to Little Havana.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival takes place every February and brings all of the culinary excitement of Miami into one star-studded event. Culinary celebrities such as Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, and Martha Stewart are just a few of the celebrities that have attended the yearly event. Events, tastings, parties, dinners, and demonstrations fill the event's five-day span and make this one delicious celebration not to be missed.

Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho Festival

Miami hosts numerous celebrations in February and March to celebrate Carnaval. The Calle Ocho Festival in Miami as well as its sister festival, Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables, draw huge crowds every year. The Calle Ocho Festival includes salsa dancing, Latin American and Caribean food, and a range of entertainment performances.

International Arts and Culture

In addition to the amazing food scene and the massive celebrations, Miami Beach is no stranger to the arts. Musuems such as The Perez Art Museum (PAMM) houses contemporary and modern art collections from around the world. The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) comes to the city every winter, and serves as a major showcase of international, independent and documentary films.

The Beaches

Last but not least, the gorgeous Miami Beaches are still the heart of this amazing city. Popular spots such as the Lummus Park Beach and Haulover Beach are great for watching the ocean surf, or the people - models, body-builders, and other interesting characters populate spots along the white sand.

If you're looking for the perfect getaway from your mid-Winter blues, look no more. The warm climate, active community, festivals, and arts scene of Miami Beach may be just what the doctor ordered. Check out our great Miami Beachfront Hotel in order to fulfill the order!