Winter is without a doubt the perfect time to visit the beautiful city of Miami. Winter in Miami means warm weather with average temperatures of about 80°F (26.6°C) and shirtless beach bodies exploring the sandy beaches and frolicking on Ocean Drive. When every other American city is falling into a state of slumber due to the cold winter weather, Miami remains awake and buzzing. The cultural diversity, spectacular white sand beaches, natural beauty, dazzling architecture, and turquoise waters in southern Florida make Miami one of the most intriguing cities in the United States. Here are top reasons why you should visit Miami in winter for your vacation.
South Beach is a Year-Round Destination
While everyone else to the north is freezing due to the cold weather, you’ll be dressed in your beachwear enjoying the South Florida sun at Miami Beach’s most famous stretch of white sand. South hosts a number of festivals at this time of the year including the South Beach Food & Wine (Februay), Winter Party festival (March 4th to 10th), and Art Basel Miami Beach (December 5th to 8th). Don’t forget to browse the neon strip, enjoy the lively nightlife, or do some shopping at designer stores after spending the day basking in the sun.
Get Immersed in Art at the Wynwood Art District
If you love art, you don’t want to miss out on the colorful murals at the glorious outdoor gallery space in Wynwood. Explore contemporary art and exhibits from both local and international galleries at the annual Art Wynwood weekend in February. The dynamic creative and entertainment hub at the Whynwood Art District focuses on emerging talent and has since become a leading destination for street art in the United States.
Selfies on Miami Beach
One of the reasons travelers and families from across the United States come to Miami in winter is because of the year-round sunshine, white sands, and pristine beaches. If that’s not enough to get you on a plane to Miami, there’s the social media aspect. Bring your family for a perfect winter vacation in Miami and take as much selfies as you can. You’ll be posting beautiful pictures of your hot dog legs and your family basking in the South Florida sun while your friends back home are shoveling snow.
Dine on Seasonal Fresh Seafood
There’s no better time to enjoy the tasty South Florida delicacy (seafood) than in winter. Winter ushers in the stone crab season (until May 15th) in the city. Don’t be afraid to sit back and enjoy the juicy meat from the crab claws at one of the local restaurants in Miami.
Art Deco Architecture
You wouldn’t want to miss out on the Art Deco Weekend in Miami in winter where the city’s architectural styles and world-famous designs are celebrated. Organized in the Miami Beach Architectural District, the event features art exhibitions, lectures, fashion shows, live music, and more. South Florida’s winter offers a balance of warm weather and cool breezes which mean you can enjoy a relaxing stroll across the city as you explore the streets.