Labor Day Weekend 2020 In Miami

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By: Jennifer Agress

Every September, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the unofficial start of fall. This year, plan to spend the three-day weekend in Miami, where you can celebrate with outdoor fun, beach days, a little fun in the sun, golf outings, a trip to one of our attractions or even a staycation! Read below for those LDW ideas and more. 

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Take a Staycation

With many hotels offering great deals and promotions, summer is a great time to enjoy a staycation in Miami. Labor Day Weekend is no exception. Get discounted stays, resort credits and more at participating hotels in every Miami neighborhood. 

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    Pamper Yourself

    With Miami Spa Months in full swing, now is the best time to get that much needed massage, facial or self-care journey. More than 20 Miami spas are offering all sorts of treatments to keep you soft and supple. In its 13th year, this program runs through September 30 and celebrates world-class spas and wellness facilities in Miami with experiences at a fraction of the usual price. From fusion massages to reflexology and body glow scrubs, you’ll be sure to find something to tickle your fancy this weekend with Miami Spa Months.

      Head to the Beach

      When it’s a long weekend in sunny Miami, there’s always time for the beach! Miami is lined by miles of shoreline as far as the eye can see, and no two beaches are the same. Pick the one that works best for you. For the view of Miami Beach you see on TV, head to Lummus Park in South Beach, which runs right along Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th streets. There is an LGBTQ+-friendly beach at 12th Street. For a quieter beach experience, go up Collins Avenue to Surfside, Bal Harbour or Sunny Isles Beach. There are opportunities for kayaking and SUP paddle boarding on Key Biscayne or at Oleta River State Park. If you’re really adventurous, get your fill of the beach at Haulover Park Beach. It’s Miami’s only clothing-optional beach!

        Hang out by One of Miami’s Hotel Pools

        What’s a weekend in Miami without a day at the pool? Miami’s hotel pool scene is a good enough reason to spend any weekend here—especially a long one. When looking for a hotel for Labor Day Weekend, book one that makes you want to lounge poolside. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has 11 oceanfront pools and green spaces lined with cabanas and pool beds, making social distancing a cinch. The Confidante Miami Beach throws it back to 1940s Miami Beach, with pastel-colored pool chairs and cabanas and a retro-glam deck with swaying palms, al fresco dining, board games and two heated pools. At the Loews Hotel Miami Beach, there’s always something going on by the pool with the Loews Hotel “Welcoming You Like Family” mantra. It’s their commitment to make you feel safe and cared for, just like family. The hotel’s pool offers VIP SOAK cabanas and daybeds, including new adult-only cabanas, making it perfect for a couple’s getaway or girls’ weekend.  

          Catch a Flick

          Hard Rock Stadium has an open-air theater that’s perfect for getting together and enjoying a movie on the big screen. Perfectly situated for social distancing out in the fresh air, this Labor Day Weekend you can have dinner and a movie in style.

            Indulge In Miami Spice

            A holiday weekend is a great excuse to catch up with family and friends over a delicious meal. And since Miami Spice Restaurant Months run through September 30, it’s a great time to do it at one of Miami’s finest restaurants. During this promotion, participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe menus for $25 for lunch and brunch and $39 for dinner. If there’s an expensive restaurant you’ve been dying to try in Miami, this is the time to do it. Patio and outdoor dining make for easy social distancing and a comfortable vibe. If you prefer to grab your meal and go, Miami Spice To-Go offers the same great savings with a pick-up or delivery option right to your doorstep. Some restaurants included in this program are RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Winery, Pisco Y Nazca Doral, Novecento Aventura and Bulla Gastrobar in Coral Gables.

              Explore South Dade

              Go south of Miami’s trendy epicenter, and you’ll find that there’s so much more to see in South Dade. On a long weekend like Labor Day Weekend, drive south to Homestead’s homegrown winery and brewery, Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, which makes wine and beer out of local Florida produce, like lychee and guava. There, you might be lucky enough to hear some live music. Nearby, take a guided tour of the 37-acre Fruit & Spice Park and see its 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. Go for a walk through Cauley Square Historic Village, which was built in 1903, and you’ll step back in time with classic chalets, an aviary, handmade crafts by local artisans, antiques, scenic gardens and more.  No visit to South Dade is complete without a creamy Key lime pie milkshake from Robert is Here Fruit Stand. This produce mecca is open for drive-thru pick-up. It sells fruits, vegetables, jams, honey and hot sauce, plus a plethora of relishes and marinades.  

                Get Out on the Water

                In Miami, there are plenty of ways to spend a day on the water. Enjoy views of Star Island, Fisher Island and more when you take a Biscayne Bay day cruise with Miami Aqua Tours. If you want to go out on your own, you can rent Jet Skis from Miami Jet Ski Rental in Downtown Miami, or get paddle boards and kayaks in Key Biscayne or on Virginia Key. If you really want to get adventurous on the water, try parasailing with Miami Watersports Paradise or do paddle board yoga with Sunny Isles Beach Water Sports. All promise a fun day in the sun.

                  Discover Miami's Attractions

                  Miami is filled with plenty of interesting attractions. At the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which has a planetarium and a three-level aquarium, families of all ages can unlock a world of incredible exhibitions, sea creatures, laser light shows and interactive educational activities. The sting ray touch bay pool, neon lit jelly fish tanks and “Power of Science” exhibition will keep you entertained for hours.  

                  Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offers great outdoor fun with beautiful gardens and water views. Wander through ten acres of spectacular Italianate gardens and take a self-guided tour of the first floor of the Main House. You’ll likely see a bride or quinceañera taking her special pictures, as Vizcaya offers a spectacular tropical backdrop.

                    Channel Your Inner Ballerina

                    Enjoy the Miami City Ballet pop-up location on Lincoln Road. What better way to connect with your inner dancer than by passing by the studio at 744 Lincoln Road to view graceful performances every weekday, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., through September 10. This is a great way to relish the arts.

                      Head Toward Nature

                      A long weekend is the perfect time for some al fresco camping or glamping (fancy camping). Oleta River State Park is a popular locale for on-site camping. It has a handful of cabins to make you feel as if you’re in the woods. Social distancing is enforced, so you are guaranteed a time of rest and relaxation. Facial coverings are required for the safety of all visitors.

                        Tee Time

                        Golf courses are also open, so dust off those clubs and make a tee time. If you have been complaining about never having time to hit the links, then spoil yourself this three-day weekend with a day of golf at the Biltmore Hotel’s celebrated golf course. This course is a combination of history and luxury all in one. If the Blue Monster is on your bucket list, then make it happen at the Trump National Doral, Miami. This 18-hole championship course will have you thinking you’re Tiger Woods winning another tournament. Plus, the property has its own club-fitting lab, so professionals can tailor-make your clubs to the correct specs. 

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