If you’re looking to have fun in Miami, I hope you’ve been saving! Miami is a city that is known for both its party atmosphere and relaxing beach lifestyle. From artsy up-and-coming neighborhood Wynwood to Club E11even that is open 24/7, 365 days a year, where the party never stops, Miami is both action-packed and expensive.
If you come to Miami with a friend, an awesome and relatively affordable thing to do is walking around is seeing the many murals at Wynwood Walls. Some have animals on them while others have portraits. Some have cartoon drawings and others are extremely lifelike. A few murals are strictly patterns covering storefronts, strewn with neon paint. It's an easy daytime adventure for any spring breaker coming to Miami if they’re looking to capture the perfect Instagram shot to share with their followers!
Stop for breakfast at Panther Coffee, a chic cafè right in the heart of Wynwood. They’re known for their freshly-brewed coffee. There is a new, handwritten chalkboard menu at the register each morning with a line that was nearly out the door. The coffee itself is strong, and prices are comparable to Starbucks.
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Swing by the Miami Mojito Company for a cold and refreshing mojito during one of Miami's humid days. The garden in their outdoor seating area provides a serene environment for some relaxation in the shade.
For lunch, the Sugar Factory near Lincoln Road Mall in Mid Beach serves up goblets that billow with smoke. They’re huge, and if you go with four or more people, you can get a secret buy-one-get-one-free deal that they don’t typically divulge. The raspberry watermelon mojito goblet is their most popular drink. When the waiter appears and begins pouring the rum-filled mojito into the goblet filled with watermelon candies and fresh mint leaves and dry ice, it begins to billow smoke all over the table. At $36 for each goblet, it would be smart to go with some friends and take advantage of their “secret” deal!
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Arriving at Club E11even, or any other club in Miami, around 1:30 am is never a good idea. At 1:30, the line is at least 300-people deep, which is fairly typical for Club E11even on any given night. E11even has two floors with the first featuring three stages for performers and a DJ booth under a wall of LED screens with kaleidoscopic graphics. The second floor has VIP rooms and tables for the spring breakers looking to break the bank. At the bar, expect higher-end cocktails like vodka cranberries for $26 each.
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There are plenty of nightclubs lining Miami Beach and Downtown Miami, and some other popular ones include LIV, Basement, Rockwell, and Story. It costs $20 for girls and $60 for guys to get in the door at most clubs, but if there's a special event or performer, the cover charge might be more. After you enter the club, however, you'll see why!
This year, Miami has an event going on for March Madness during spring break. $140 for men and $115 for the ladies, you get an all-access seven-day pass to parties and clubs on South Beach. This pass includes free entry to bars that will be showing the games on the South Beach strip. You can choose any seven-day span from March 1st to April 2nd to use your pass. The pass provides entrance to pool parties, lingerie parties, and clubs including Story and LIV.
Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week also fall within spring break this year. Ultra Music Festival is a dance music festival that goes on for three days March 23rd through 25th. Tickets are $400, but it is a non-stop party from 4:00 p.m. on Friday until 11:00 p.m. on Sunday. With some of the world’s most famous DJs on the lineup and their 20th anniversary coming up this year, this festival is going to be one for the books!
For a weekend in Miami, you would have to be born with money or know how and where you can use it wisely. Though it is a spring break destination for many, and you are destined to have a good time, make sure you have a good chunk of change to play with while in Miami.
For more about spring break in Miami, register on 305area and connect to everything going on in the Magic City.
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