Are you thinking about having a South Beach Miami bachelorette trip? If so, we don’t blame you! There’s a reason it’s known as the “Magic City.” Miami is one of our fave travel destinations and there’s nothing better than spending some time on the beach with your gals, so we say go for it! But, Miami is QUITE a large city, so figuring out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat can be intimidating. We want to help take some of that planning stress off your plate, so we’ve created the Ultimate South Beach Miami Bachelorette Trip Itinerary for you and your ladies! Get ready to take some extensive notes, because we are about to deliver the hottest spots in town!
Where to Stay in Miami
This adorable artsy hotel in South Beach is delivering. With a huge private pool, its proximity to the beach (a block away? Come on!), its super cute neutral and cozy rooms, and location in the middle of South Beach, you’re really getting it all. A short walk to cute boutiques, delish, renowned restaurants, incredible nightlife, and the beach, Pestana totally has us sold!
This hotel definitely has more of an island-cabana vibe. Your girls are going to LOVE the sunny rooms, beautiful pool deck, ocean view rooms, its own nightclub, spa, and garden lounge… because what else could you ask for? Super chic, just opposite the Bass Museum of art, and complete 5-star energy. We’re obsessed.
Can you tell we’re very into South Beach? Why go to Miami if you’re not staying ON the ocean? This hotel is definitely for you if you’re looking for more eco-friendly, sustainable vibes. The 1 hotel was made using reclaimed materials, features a farm to table restaurant, yoga classes, 600 feet of beach, and *two* oceanside pools. The rooms are airy yet sophisticated, with adorable touches. Even the lamps here are cute!
Dream South Beach is an absolute dream with total 70’s nightclub vibes outside and gorgeous Moroccan-style decor inside. This hotel was built inside two iconic staples of Miami’s Art Deco past–The Tudor Hotel and Palmer House. Architects kept the vision alive by adding touches like the disco inspired nightclub and cheeky taco spot (with 125 different tequilas to boot) while keeping the exterior totally Miami-chic. Best part? It’s 50 yards from the beach.
Where to Happy Hour
Miami is known for delicious drinks, the views, and the parties. The cocktail scene here is absolutely unmatched! If you’re looking for some mind blowing drinks with Insta-worthy views, check out these happy hour spots that are sure to get the pregame going!
This gorgeous rooftop bar is always serving exotic cocktails and has major boho decor vibes. Perfect for our Indie Instagram girlies & laidback influencers! They’re on a reservation basis right now, but they are happy to accommodate larger groups if you call ahead. One of our favorite things about this spot that makes it super unique is that they offer a variety of different spaces for your party to sit! Some more private than others, if you don’t love the noise that comes with being at a busy bar. Their Happy Hour is 4-6 PM Tuesday – Saturday, offering $10 cocktails.
Palace is Miami’s #1 LGBTQ+ bar since the 90’s! They serve both fabulous drinks and fabulous drag brunches on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Its historic origin as the first restaurant on Ocean Drive secures its spot on our list. Their Happy Hour is from 5-7 PM, Monday-Friday.
This indoor/outdoor bar has the best Loft Chic aesthetic inside and a super homey patio vibe outside. Known for both botanically infused cocktails and small snack plates to share, this is a great place to recharge before a night of partying. Their Happy Hour is from 4-6 PM, offering $2 oysters and $7 cocktails. They also offer a Bottomless Bubbly Brunch daily at Seawell, 8AM – 3PM, with bottomless bellinis, tropical mimosas, and spritzes for $25 per person.
Yet another award-winning cocktail bar, Sweet Liberty is definitely unassuming at first glance. With an almost dive-bar vibe, this spot is located right by the Bass Art Museum. Their Happy Hour is everyday from 4-8 PM, with oysters ranging from $0.95-$1.95 each, $9 tropically-inspired cocktails, and $7 glasses of wine.
Where to Party
Miami is a major party destination. Everyone knows it! So, you and the girls are definitely in for some crazy nights out. From intimate neon house vibes to super cute garden patios, these spots have our seal of approval if you’re looking for fun!
This club has everything–neon lights, house music, amazing DJs, and delicious drinks. Do Not Sit on the Furniture really allows you to take your hair down and let loose! They rotate through different DJs every night, frequently hosting events with totally different themes and vibes.
Bleau Bar is def for groups that are on the hunt for a more luxurious, sophisticated vibe. This bar located in the Fontainebleau is known for its many celeb sightings. Their tables are bottle service only. They also have a dance floor and window view tables if you want to take a peak at their gorgeous pool and the Miami skyline. The decor in this space is absolutely dripping in gold.
This bar is known for Mediterranean food, sushi, and their absolutely stunning back garden patio. They have an upscale elegant dress code and a ton of space to explore with over 5,000 sq ft. This is another insta worthy spot that you’ll absolutely love, we know we do!
Where to Eat
Okay, so we’re sure you’re starving right now thinking of all the seafood spots in Miami that you want to experience during your South Beach Miami bachelorette trip. AND we know you probably weren’t even considering Italian, but trust us on this one–Macchialina is not only adorable, it’s delishhhh. All their pastas are made by hand in the restaurant, and they have meat and cheese boards that will make your knees buckle. Grab a glass of Pinot and sit down to a plate of Cavatelli Macchialina. You won’t regret it.
This seasonal crab shack is open October-May for a reason. They are serving up some of the freshest Stone Crab, shrimp, oysters, lobster, and even prime rib. We’re drooling just thinking about it.
This art deco property is serving Latin American and Caribbean influences in both the food and decor. They are dishing out worldly cuisines from the likes of Spain, Singapore, and beyond. A whole Iberico Ham section of the menu? Sign us up.
Other Things to do in Miami
Miami has tons of adorable shops, restaurants, and views–of course. But hiding behind the party atmosphere, there are some really special experiences you can share with your bride tribe in South Beach. If you want to slow down, take some time between delicious food and drinks, and really explore the city. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as having a picnic at South Pointe Park in the summer or making a trip to the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.
If you’re looking for some cultural enrichment or local history during your South Beach Miami bachelorette trip, explore Miami’s Art Deco District. Looking for something quirky to tell your friends about when you get home? Don’t miss out on the World Erotic Art Museum! And finally, before you head back to the airport or train station, take a stroll down the Miami Beach Boardwalk. There’s something in this city for everyone, so don’t feel like you HAVE to fill every moment with partying.
We hope that all of our Miami suggestions make planning your Miami bachelorette trip easier! If you’d like more wedding planning tips, head over to the blog! If you want to keep in touch, follow us on Instagram, TikTok or Pinterest. Happy planning!