Photo: Courtesy of The Standard Spa Miami Beach
Thanks to miles of beach, crazy nightlife, and a hot art scene, this sultry city has something for everyone! Whether you're planning a Miami bachelorette party, wedding, or honeymoon, we're offering our top picks on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do for every type of wedding-related getaway.
The Bachelorette Party
Stay: The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
If pampering if the plan, spend your girls' weekend as this sybaritic retreat, seen above, featuring open-air mud baths, massages in a Turkish hammam, and mod minimalist rooms. Doubles from $349.
Do: Wall at W South Beach
Once you make it past the velvet rope, sip into a banquette for bottle service or hit the dance floor; the DJ spins until 5 a.m.!
Photo: Courtesy of Sense Beach House
Stay: Sense Beach House
With 18 seaside-chic rooms (perfect for a buyout!), this laid-back hotel will feel like your bridal party's private bungalow. Bonus: The rooftop pool terrace, seen here, is a sweet spot for Sunday brunch. Doubles from $390.
Do: Fairchild Gardens
Dreaming of a tropical garden party? Book this Coral Gables Eden and say, "I do" on a bridge overlooking palms, cycads, and lily ponds.
Photo: Courtesy of The Setai Miami Beach
Stay: The Setai, Miami Beach
Oceanfront and superluxe, this Asian-inflected high rise is your sanctuary on South Beach — and awesome for celeb watching. (Beyoncé loves its Lenny Kravitz-designed music studio.) Doubles from $1,650.
Eat: Casa Tua
It may be in South Beach, but its lantern-lit garden and Italian cuisine will make you feel like you're dining in a Mediterranean village.
Do: Art Deco Historic District
See SoBe's famed architecture via the Art Deco Welcome Center's iPod walking tour, or roll down Collins Avenue in a rented Bentley.
Don't forget to pick up the February/March 2015 issue of Brides, available on newsstands now or available for download here, for more great travel ideas!