24 Hours in Miami: For Local Professionals and Business Travelers Alike
Bienvenidos a Miami! If you are one of the lucky business travelers to land in Miami, well you’re in for a treat! Not only does the city offer a vibrant culture but it also hosts a vast variety of entertainment for a fun 24 hours!
Evelyn Torres, blogger at Brickellista Files, is one of Miami’s top bloggers. Her insight to the hottest restaurants, latest fashions and business advice has helped guide local professionals and tourists alike. Today she is giving TravelBank a local, insider scoop to some of Miami’s hot spots.
Where to Stay
If you’re visiting Miami for business, why not enjoy one of the luxuries of the city, the beach! Beautiful ocean views are never wasted on a business trip, so indulging on a beachside boutique hotel is just the ticket.
The 1 Hotel, The Edition Hotel, and The Gale Hotel all offer beach access and spa like amenities to make any business trip feel zen. Travelers should book a spa appointment to recharge after a long flight. Isn’t striking a work-life balance what business travel is all about?
Where to Eat
One of the best attributes about Miami is the culinary scene! Travelers can find an array of restaurants ranging from renowned chefs to secret hole-in-the-wall pop-ups. Almost every culture is represented in Miami, from delicious Haitian food to mouth watering Lebanese. When in Miami for 24 hours there are a few restaurants you can’t leave without tasting.
For cheap eats and a fun happy hour check out Bodega on South Beach. Their tacos are a local favorite. Stay for dancing afterwards while sipping on their yummy margaritas!
River Oyster Bar
Positioned centrally in Brickell, Miami’s Financial District, River Oyster Bar is a perfect spot for a business meeting. Their food is always fresh and they offer an impressive array of oysters, fresh seafood, and of course, my favorite dish, the blue crab gnocchi.
Sugar at the East Hotel
After dinner, take your client to Sugar at the East Hotel. It’s a rooftop bar offering the best views of Miami. On a clear day, you can even see Fort Lauderdale!
Panther Coffee and Pasion Del Cielo Coffee Shops
Travelers looking for a WiFi refuge should check out Panther Coffee and Pasion Del Cielo. These locally owned, caffeinated hot spots are where travelers can find local professionals networking over a cup of joe.
Things To Do
Business travelers should take advantage of their visit to Miami. There are so many neighborhoods to visit that there’s always bound to be something to do nearby!
- Catch a show at Faena Theater
- Take pictures at the lighthouses near The South Pointe Pier
- Grab a Cigar on Calle Ocho
- Swing by for ice cream at Azucar
- Salsa the night away at Ball & Chain Miami
- Get cultured at The Perez Art Museum and The Frost Museum
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Pro Travel Tips
If business travelers have to rush to a business meeting after a long flight, they should suggest to meet at Smith and Wollensky. It’s a great spot on the water to grab a cocktail and watch the cruise ships depart.
Also if there’s little time to waste, a call to GlamSquad with send a hair and makeup team to any hotel in Miami. This way busy travelers can get glam, while answering emails and taking call in the comfort of their hotel room.