Renowned for its nightlife, beaches, art deco architecture and wall-to-wall sunshine, the Magic City has a burgeoning art, fashion and dining scene, making it the perfect holiday paradise

Known for its sophistication, Latin flair and tropical vibe, Miami is always alive with colour – from the painted surfaces in the Wynwood Arts District to the neon lights of South Beach’s art deco buildings. And now that many noteworthy inhabitants and artists are taking root here, it has become a world-class destination.

Chic shopping

Cutting-edge design store Alchemist on Lincoln Road

Visit Brickell's newest attraction and indeed the Centre of Attention: Brickell City Centre. Four levels of luxury, premium and world-class dining and entertainment are interconnected over three city blocks and anchored by a 107,000 square foot Saks Fifth Avenue and luxury VIP Cinema Experience from CMX, all within just a short scenic walk from Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Additionally, you can visit the Bal Harbour Shops for luxury labels such as Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Dior. And although the Design District has been home-furnishing heavy in the past, Christian Louboutin, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela and Amsterdam brand Scotch & Soda are all present.

Lincoln Road is good for people-watching as you shop. Those in the know frequent Books & Books, Alchemist for couture, and Base for fashion, music and anything cool. Off the main drag is The Webster, a wonderland of designer labels. Or find unique buys at Mary Brickell Village.

Dine in styleLa Mar by Gaston Acurio offers diners the chance to explore the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy through breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. A new addition YAKU by La Mar is a new waterfront lounge within La Mar showcasing Peruvian lite bites and cocktails.

Culture show

the Wynwood Walls

Home to the Perez Art Museum and the brand new Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum. Museum Park is a 30-acre public, urban park in downtown Miami, Florida. The park is bordered by the American Airlines Arena, Bayside Marketplace and the Biscayne Bay. Visit Miami’s flagship art museum, and learn about modern and contemporary, international art at Pйrez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Exhibitions highlight Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. In addition to exploring the galleries, visitors can: enjoy waterfront dining at Verde restaurant; shop a unique selection of art books, furnishings and handmade items at the museum’s gift store; and take in the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the elaborate hanging gardens.  

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Frost Science is divided into four buildings, the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings, where guests can learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more.

Art district Wynwood is home to Pan American Art Projects and the Dorsch Gallery. You can visit many of the galleries, without an appointment, on the Wynwood Art Walk on the second Saturday of each month. While in the neighborhood, snap the Wynwood Walls, art murals by leading graffiti artists.

Research the shows at performing arts venue the Adrienne Arsht Center: if it was a hit on Broadway, chances are it has made its way here. Music aficionados are spoilt for choice, with Latin at bar and lounge Hoy Como Ayer and orchestral concerts at the New World Center.

ART & ARCHITECTUREThe city now hosts the world's largest contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, and along Miami Beach is the revitalised Art Deco District

The great outdoors

A typical Miami beach

The advantage to having gorgeous weather year-round is not lost on fitness fanatics. Bike ride along the Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne, or play a few matches at Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open. Paddle boarding outfits in Key Biscayne and South Beach offer hourly rentals, and kayaking and canoeing is available at Oleta River State Park.

Unplug to Recharge at the Spa

Map of Miami

The Five Star-rated Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a sanctuary with 18 treatment rooms, six of which are suites overlooking Biscayne Bay. Its Beauty by Mandarin Oriental uses the latest technology, including oxygen and HydraFacial machines for results-oriented skincare. Our Digital Wellness Program at the Spa is designed to support the growing health and well-being needs of spa guests in the age of technology. Within the program, the spa will introduce new Digital Wellness Retreats which encourages guests to use their visit to the spa as a chance to disconnect and re-evaluate their relationship with electronics.

Foodie heaven

Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

With waterfront tables overlooking Biscayne Bay, the hotel’s Peruvian restaurant La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers a lively place to dine on the chef’s signature cebiches and anticuchos with a perfectly made pisco sour. Or try punch cocktails and tapas at La Mar’s adjoining alfresco  lounge, YAKU by La Mar . Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is one of the city’s Forbe’s five-star dining venues, serving modern American and Asian-influenced cuisine that tastes as wonderful as it looks. Other well-known Miami restaurants include Joe’s Stone Crab, The Forge and Prime One Twelve. Gianni’s at the Villa is set inside Gianni Versace’s former home. For something more casual, head to local favorites such as Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Yardbird, Run Chicken Run, and Sugarcane. Downtown Asiaphiles should try Zuma for the otoro sushi, and Makoto in Bal Harbour for short rib robata.

Into the night

the Adrienne Arsht Center

But with views of the water and the city skyline and lie music, MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Miami has all the elements of a sophisticated evening. For a Peruvian inspired night scene, visit our chic outdoor bar and lounge from our award-winning restaurant La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Serving a selection of Peruvian-inspired punch cocktails, beers and wines alongside delicious small plat, YAKU is the place to be Thursday-Saturday nights. Miami’s clubs and bars are mostly concentrated within South Beach and downtown; celebrities are often spotted at LIV and Bardot. For fun rooftop bars visit Sugar at East Miami hotel or the Pawn Broker within downtown’s Langford hotel.

Miami's clubs and bars are mostly concentrated within South Beach and downtown. Celebrities are often spotted at LIV, Bardot, Mansion and Set. Or simply enjoy the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay and the city skyline from MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

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