A weekend in Miami? Sleep is no longer an option, so stock up on those coffee drinks and head to South Beach!
Accommodation– You're only going to use your room to store your luggage, shower and change so forget about facilities and focus on location. Collins Avenue, right on the beach is where you want to be. Though it's worth remembering that the luxury hotels (like Fontainebleau, the W, and the Delano) can arrange amazing perks for their guests including VIP entry, priority reservations, and amazing discounts. If they're a little pricey try the cute Hotel La Flora.
Friday – After dumping your bags in your hotel room slip on your swimsuit and designer shades, grab the SPF 15 and head straight to the pool or beach to work on your tan. When hunger strikes head to Wet Willies frozen margarita bar at 760 Ocean Drive for their famous Tequila Wings and extensive frozen drink menu. Be careful they are pretty strong! If you're not too tipsy wander down Lincoln Road to check out its collection of stores, galleries, and cafes. After a quick shower shimmy into your sexiest party gear for the 8pm dinner and dance extravaganza at Mango's Tropical Cafe at 900 Ocean Drive. If the sexy senoritas and pulsating Latin rhythms get too much LIV at the Fontainebleau resort (4441 Collins Ave) keeps the bottles poppin' until 5am. Take in your first Miami sunrise on the beach then go for breakfast at the 24hr Jerry's Deli (1450 Collins Ave) before heading back to your hotel room to shower and select your swimsuit for morning cocktails by the pool.
Saturday and Sunday – After a spending the morning drinking mimosas by the pool jump on the shuttle bus to the elite Bal Harbour shopping area where you can stock up on your Marc Jacobs, get a massage, or do lunch while watching Miami's most beautiful and wealthy in their natural habitat. If you manage to get your hands on them (this is when a concierge can become your best friend!) tickets to watch Miami Heat is a must! NBA season runs from November until June, but from April playoffs start so getting tickets can be impossible. Glam up for cocktails a view straight out of CSI Miami at Modrian's Sunset Lounge (1100 West Ave) and while you're there pick up some souvenirs from BASE 24/7 the coolest vending machine in the world. At 1am jump in a cab and roll downtown to Space, the best afterhours spot in Miami and watch the sunrise as you dance till 11am on the roof terrace. Then bundle everyone in a cab back to South Beach to continue the party at Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive) before rocking your most scandalous swimsuit for one of Miami's famous Sunday pool parties at Acqualina or the Shore Club. If after all of that you're still standing you deserve a round of applause!