You might just have that Will Smith song in your head (well, if you didn’t; you do now) and are humming the tune to “Welcome To Miami” because you’re ready to experience the luxurious side of the Floridian city. It’s Cuban influence, turquoise waters, and deco buildings attract a plethora of tourists each year, who are eager to soak up the laid back culture and atmosphere. The following are some ideas to pop on your travel itinerary if you want to take on Miami in five-star fashion and don’t want to skimp on the luxury touches.

Relax In A Spa         However you’ve been traveling to Miami; you’re likely to be a little tired and overheated when you arrive. Therefore, there’s no better time to check yourself in for a luxurious treatment at the Mandarin Oriental’s award- winning 15,000-square-foot spa. You can indulge in an outdoor massage or use one of the VIP suites for a breathtaking view over the water as you unwind. Check out’s six best spas for some further inspiration on where to head. There’s no better way to start your luxury trip, and you’ll leave feeling pampered and ready to party.

Travel In Style         Whether you fly into the sunshine state or sail up to its shores; you’ll want to ensure that it’s first class all the way. TV cruise deals show you how you can incorporate Miami into a longer five-star vacation, and a cruise will allow you to see more beautiful luxury destinations on your travels. Once you’ve arrived; there’s plenty of options to do a yacht tour around the shores so that you can get a different view of the vibrant city skyline. You could also hire a convertible vintage car and cruise Ocean Drive; you’ll get some awesome views of the sea and some great photo opportunities too. You could drive yourself out to one of Miami’s luxury suburbs like wealthy Coral Gables and Coconut Grove; the perfect way to imagine what life would be like living in Miami.

Shop Shop Shop          What would a luxury vacation be without a trip to the shops to buy some treasured items to take back home? Bal Harbor shops have all the designer labels that you could wish for, along with high-end restaurants, cafes, and bistros so that you can rest and refuel and shop some more. There’s also the Miami Design District which is dedicated to innovative fashion, dining, and architecture; a great stop for those who appreciate forward-thinking design and lifestyle.

The Aventura Mall is another plentiful shopping destination and is one of the most visited malls in America (which s no easy feat); you’ll find shops for every budget, so you can splurge or save as much as you fancy. If you prefer an outdoor setting, and some entertainment options straight after you’ve shopped; the Lincoln Road Mall is situated on Ocean Drive, where you visited earlier. Lincoln Road offers a busy street scene and plenty of international and regional shops, with many brands choosing the destination to have their flagship stores.



Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.