Experience the Best in Miami: The Ultimate Super Bowl LIV 2020 Travel Guide
February 2, 2020, is a date you want to remember. Super Bowl LIV will bring the NFL's best teams down to Miami for the first time since 2010.
Experiencing football and Miami together will make it an unforgettable weekend. To watch the Super Bowl live at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens when it is winter in many other parts of the globe, is about as good as it gets! The Hard rock stadium has hosted five Super Bowls, two World Series and plenty of music events. Some memorable Hard Rock Stadium events have been the Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones or Metallica concerts and so many more. Murals and other original art by 18 esteemed international artists are on display, giving this stadium a very visually powerful edge. The Hard rock stadium offers a plethora of eating options from laid back quick comfort food to fine dining. You can also go for a VIP experience. Many VIP options are available ranging from exclusive clubs to open-air suites and private "lounge room" boxes.
The last time Super Bowl was in Miami in 2010, Drew Brees led the Saints to a beautiful victory over Peyton Manning's Colts during Super Bowl XLIV. You can be sure that this year's championship matchup will again give us some intense moments.
You can opt for hotels near the Hardrock stadium. The Hampton Inn & Suites Miramar is barely 4 miles away from the stadium. With its heated outdoor swimming pool, exercise room and breakfast buffet it is a great option and you are 20 miles northwest of downtown Miami. At the Best Western Plus Hotel Hallandale Beach, you are just under 5 miles away from the stadium and 12 miles south of Fort Lauderdale. Six miles from the stadium you can stay at the AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Aventura or the Aloft Hotel Aventura. Both are upper midscale options near the Aventura promenade shops. The JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa Aventura is also 6 miles away and close to the Aventura Mall, but definitely a cut above with its 2 18-hole golf courses.
7 miles away there are many options such as La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, the Downtown Hollywood Boutique Hotel or the Residence Inn by Marriott Sunny Isles Beach. Or splurge for a very fancy and pleasant stay at the Acqualina Resort & Spa Sunny Isles Beach. This oceanfront resort is a member of the Leading Hotels of the world.
Miami is also the place you want to be because there are so many things to do in Miami that you can enjoy before and after the game with your buddies or your family.
If you want to start by getting your shopping out of the way, first head down to Miami's Bal Harbour where you may just spot celebrity football fans shopping. All the designer stores and pleasant outdoor restaurants and cafés are there. Then head to Miracle Mile of Coral Gables that will offer you over 170 upscale shops and 40 dining options. Get some deals at the Dolphin Mall, which is Miami's mega-outlet mall. Just for the pleasant stroll it will afford you, head down to visit the stores of Lincoln road in South beach. Finally get some inspiration at the Miami Design District filled with art galleries, décor, fashion and hip restaurants.
Plan to visit some of the best places to explore all that Miami has to offer during your Super Bowl weekend…
Visit Gator Park for some up-close views of real alligators. Their alligator and wildlife show really gives you up-close action with the alligators. Be sure to plan a daily airboat tour.
Get a real feel for Miami at the Art Deco Museum right on 1001 Ocean Drive and then visit the whole Art Deco district. The South of Fifth or Sofi area of South Beach has a lot of fine restaurants with everything from stone crabs to steaks and so much more. Watch the cruise ships from the South Pointe Pier and then go for an after-dinner stroll along Ocean Drive, Collins, Washington and Lincoln Road.
As you head north, you may want to download a self-walking tour at mimoonthebeach.com and explore the four historic Miami Modern (Mimo) architectural districts in the northern end of Miami beach.
Enjoy soaking up the sun on the beach or get on the water with a boating or sailing charter, a deep-sea fishing trip or diving and snorkelling activities.
Escape to the Tropics via the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Or step into the Parrot Jungle Trail to mingle with birds and monkeys between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
Continue into Miami and visit the Pérez Art Museum of Miami on 1103 Biscayne Boulevard with its selection of 20th and 21st-century art. Since 2017 you can also Discover the power of science by checking out the Frost Museum of Science located in Downtown Miami, next door to the Pérez Art Museum. The Bass in Miami beach focuses on contemporary art.
South of Downtown Miami and Brickell is the Miami Seaquarium. You can enjoy the exhibits and swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Harbour. Then be sure to visit Coconut Grove and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with its priceless art collection in a Renaissance style bayfront villa. From there visit Downtown Coral Gables Miracle Mile and Little Havana for a unique Latin flavour. Little Haiti is the home of Caribbean history and art.
In Miami Dade County, north of Hialeah, Florida, Amelia Earhart Park is a 515-acre urban park that offers numerous recreational activities like bike trails, skateboarding, and fishing.
Definitely worth the visit, is the southernmost winery of the Continental United States, Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, where handcrafted wines and beers are made with tropical fruit. Wynwood is the hub of Miami Craft Brewery with many beer markets packed into this artsy neighborhood.
South Dade offers two natural wonders: Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.
Discover modern art on Wynwood Walls and inside the art galleries and museums. This place is also unique for dining and nightlife.
No matter what your budget, your style and your taste you are in for multisensory delights in Miami. Different cultures and styles converge in this Foodie Paradise for extraordinarily sensory results. The brunch at the Setai hotel incorporates countless traditional and delicious culinary techniques. The Bazaar Mar by José Andrés will give you an experimental cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental in Brickell. The real Miami Beach experience will be at the A Fish called Avalon on Ocean Drive where you will find the freshest seafood. The Palme d’Or is French cuisine at its best and the Fontana or Cecconi’s is for Italian cuisine aficionados. The best Cuban food in Miami is at the Estefan Kitchen in the Miami Design District. This place will bring you the best Cuban meal with lots of styles: Here food and drink are accompanied by live music and interactive performances. Lots of laid back Cuban eateries can be found in Little Havana. If you are in a simply want-to-eat-a-really-good- steak mood then head over to STK South Beach for signature premium cuts. Do not miss the Muse Café at Epic Miami: it is a whimsical space inside an art gallery with an artsy experience.
For nightlife, South Beach is at the center of it all. Head north to the Faena District for live concerts or to Little Havana for a more laid back atmosphere. Ball & Chain offers a rotating schedule of Miami's most popular local bands. If you want to go clubbing then LIV at Fontainebleau is a hot spot. The Basement at the Edition pairs a club vibe with fun activities like bowling and skating! Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District are Miami's newest nightlife spots.
When you book your Super Bowl LIV tickets, just think of all Miami has to offer.