Everyone’s favorite blog of lists – Thrillist – has put our own Miami at #6 on their current catalog of “The 25 Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend”
Sometimes you just want to get away and explore a totally new city… Which is why we tapped our crack staff of writers and editors across the country to whittle down 300-plus American cities (with populations over 90k) to the absolute 25 best for spending three days. It wasn’t easy, but, in the end, we came up with a bucket list we think stands up to the test.
Must eat/drink: Croquetas, stone crabs, frita burgers, Cuban coffee, Cuban sandwiches…
Don’t leave without: Spending as much time as you can on the beach, or at the very least going out on the water. You can, by all means, do the South Beach thing, but there are plenty of worthwhile things to do here besides party: In a weekend, you can see some of the best street art in the world in Wynwood, feel like you’re in another country in Little Havana (or, if you’re adventurous, Hialeah), and get a big-city experience among the steel-and-glass towers of Brickell.
Weekend highlights: The Miami you know from rap videos isn’t really accessible unless, well, you’re a rapper. So don’t think you’ll be making it rain at strip clubs and rolling around in a Bugatti all weekend. Come to Miami to enjoy some of the best food, nightlife, and beaches in America — not to mention one of the country’s most vibrant gay scenes — and absolutely pack your wallet. Next to Manhattan, it’s the most expensive place in the country to party; next to Vegas, it’s probably one of the easiest places to get scammed, so know what mistakes to avoid before you go. All that said, you can still experience Miami like the locals do, and hey, at least the beach is free.
To see the other 24 cities that made the list, check out Matt Meltzer’s full article: “The 25 Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend”