Hot Tickets and Must Haves. What to do in Miami Beach.
Below are some suggestions for top things to do in Miami that compliment the Z Ocean Lifestyle. Contact our Concierge for any arrangements, insights or further options.
The American Riviera - Miami's South Beach is exciting all year-round. The very picture of hedonism, South Beach is an international playground offering white-sands and turquoise waters, varied nightlife, colorful architecture and beautiful people from all over the world, drawn to South Beach for the climate and culture, the beauty and the beat.
For a distinct change of pace, spend a day on Miami’s other island village, Key Biscayne. Established in 1947, the village of Key Biscayne lies south of Miami Beach and is connected to the mainland by the Rickenbacker Causeway. In addition to the miles of pristine beaches and mangroves, visitors enjoy the serene, tropical atmosphere and a full range of recreational offerings.
Just a 20 minute drive from Z Ocean, this 99-acre metropolitan beach contains one of south Florida's most beautiful clothing-optional beaches and is recognized as one of the best nude beaches in the world. Nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Haulover Beach Park has pristine white sand shores, open ocean surf, various shaded picnic facilities, beautifully landscaped sand dunes, and concession stands. The beach is ideal for surfing as well as swimming.
American Airlines Arena is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility that is South Florida's pre-eminent sports and entertainment venue and home to our Miami Heat. Its professional staff is committed to providing the highest standards of service and to ensuring the best possible experience for both you and your guests.
A sports and entertainment venue that has held five Super Bowls, two World Series and spectacular world-class events. A place that's known as much for the luxuries it offers as well as the legends it has hosted. The stadium obtains one of the largest high-definition video boards and LED ribbon board in the world, more than 2,000 flat-screen TV monitors, including several 103-inch plasma displays, to ensure you won't miss any of the action.
The 18-hole course at the Miami Beach Golf Club facility in Miami Beach, Florida features 6,903 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 127. Designed by Bruce Devlin/Robert von Hagge, Arthur Hills, ASGCA/Steven P. Forrest, ASGCA, the Miami Beach golf course opened in 2002.
This mesmerizing botanical garden is truly a unique place. Visitors may walk among garden paths surrounded by the wonders and beauty of nature, view impressive art, and see butterflies and birds at every turn as your eyes behold the allure of South Florida's tropical flora.
The Bass Museum of Art was established by agreement in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted the gift of the art collection of John and Johanna Bass upon condition that it would maintain the collection in perpetuity, provide for the exhibition of the collections, and keep it open and available to the public. This building is now the centerpiece of the city's historic district and was placed on the National Register in 1978.
Designed by Kenneth Treister, The Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is a Holocaust memorial at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1984 and formally established in 1985. The Memorial was opened on Sunday, February 4, 1990, with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel as guest speaker at the dedication ceremonies.
The Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, within easy walking distance of our hotel. Its fascinating collection of objects from the modern era (1885-1945) focuses on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. The museum further engages the visitor by complementing its collection with thought-provoking discussions of the context and connection among its objects.
The WEAM is minutes from Ocean Drive and the beach, restaurants, bars and shops and in the center of the historic and fashionable art deco district. The WEAM is a must for all liberated art lovers; it's fun, sensual, erotic and educational. The collection includes art, sculptures and artifacts from many of the world's influential cultures and present exquisite ancient to contemporary classics.
Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark, built by an agricultural industrialist – James Deering – in 1916. The grounds consist of a gorgeous house built right on the water, 10 acres of gardens and a rockland hammock. Group tours of the grounds are offered in 10 different languages and private events and photo shoots are often scheduled here. Over the years, Vizcaya has been host to Queen Elizabeth II, President Ronald Reagan and the Summit of the Americas.
Sitting on four acres within downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science divides into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique campus-like setting takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, from the human cell to outer space, investigating life as we know it, and the process of science and innovation. Opening date May 8th.
Experience the Florida Grand Opera, the renowned City Ballet, the New World Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra at Miami-Dade County's largest and most esteemed performing arts center. Set in the heart of Downtown Miami, this exquisite structure is one of the nation's most celebrated new architectural designs.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater is a 2,600-seat concert hall in South Beach. The art deco building takes its hybrid name from two sources: the Fillmore concert halls founded in the 1960s by rock promoter Bill Graham; and entertainer Jackie Gleason, whose television variety show aired live from the building from 1964 to 1970.
The Theater was designed by famed theater architect Thomas W. Lamb in association with Robert E. Collins. A jewel of Art Deco architecture, it contains sleek, curving shapes and intricate stylized floral reliefs on its coral-pink facade and elegantly appointed interior. Now seating 713 in spacious, comfortable chairs, the auditorium contains a stage with more than 2,000 square feet of space, clear sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. Host to classical concerts, including ensemble and chamber programs, the Lincoln is one of the best venues in South Florida to hear classical music, as well as the occasional dance or world music performance, in a comfortable, modern and at the same time, historic location.
Miami's most esteemed, upscale shopping experience, the Bal Harbour Shops, is set in a lush open-air, garden with waterfalls and exotic foliage. In addition to legendary boutiques such as Christian Dior®, Alexander McQueen®, Prada® and Versace®, shop enthusiasts can also enjoy charming outdoor cafes, salons, an art gallery and two of the best department stores around, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Lincoln Road is a pedestrian mall between Lenox Avenue and Washington Avenue. It is an area thriving with shopping and dining venues. Unique stores offer items not typically found in malls, and restaurants and cafés are common. Most restaurants offer either indoor or outdoor seating, including in the middle of the most successful pedestrian mall in the country. And without question, the people watching on Lincoln Road can match any place in the world.
In the heart of the Art Deco District, just a few blocks from Z Ocean, The Webster is a 20,000 square foot luxury multi-brand boutique offering men’s and women’s fashion on three levels. Luxury sportswear, denim and young designers, The ground floor is dedicated to luxury sportswear and young designers. Completely renovated with high ceilings and a modernized extension of the lobby, contemporary denim and t-shirt brands coexist with a selection of luxury sportswear lines and prestigious swimsuit brands. In the former hotel lobby, you can sit and have an afternoon coffee, tea or simply a glass of Champagne. The second floor is entirely dedicated to luxury fashion: men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, bags and shoes. With voluminous natural light and a posh private residence feel, this lofty second story includes a cozy sitting room in addition to all of fashion’s finest. On the third floor lays a gallery space and corporate offices, where rotating shows, fashion pop-up shops, and special events take place. The roof of the Webster offers a restaurant lounge setting with unobstructed views of the ocean.
Select stores located right in the heart of Collins Avenue, and just steps from Z Ocean Hotel, with fashionable designers such as Zara®, Guess®, Armani Exchange®, Kenneth Cole®, Nicole Miller® and Mac® - the possibilities are endless.
Ranked the third largest mall in America, Aventura Mall is located just a short drive from South Beach. Among providing upscale restaurants, shop enthusiasts are at awe by the multitude of stores ranging from All Saints® and Zara® to Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.
The Village of Merrick Park is an upscale lifestyle center in Coral Gables designed to fulfill the wishes of its shoppers. Merrick Park features over 100 retail stores including Lacoste®, Tiffany & Co.® in addition to its praised anchored stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
CocoWalk, Miami’s initial open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment spot, has something for everyone. Its unique design was create to blend effortlessly with its historic Coconut Grove surroundings, and the well-known and loved bayside village. CocoWalk is not only a beautiful sight to see but a truly exceptional Miami shopping, dining and cultural experience.