BRIDES Florida: Why You Should Go to Miami for Your Bachelorette Party, Wedding, or Honeymoon

Florida, Honeymoons & Destination Weddings, Local
Miami Bachelorette Party Ideas, The Standard Spa

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.

Eat: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Do tapas with the cool crowd then snap selfies across the street at Wynwood Walls, the nabe's famed street-art installation.

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.!

Miami Wedding Ideas, Sense Beach House

Photo: Courtesy of Sense Beach House

The Wedding
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.

Eat: Verde
Kick off your weekend with a rehearsal dinner at the buzzy Pérez Art Museum's indoor-outdoor restaurant. On the menu: fresh local bites and gorgeous Biscayne Bay views.

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.

Miami Honeymoon Ideas, The Setai

Photo: Courtesy of The Setai Miami Beach

The Honeymoon
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!

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