With Spring Break on the horizon, it’s time to hang up your winter coat, grab your beach towels and sunglasses and head south for a family vacation in the City Beautiful. It’s no secret that the perfect Spring Break itinerary consists of equal parts relaxation and fun, so we’ve compiled the perfect list of activities to enjoy during your South Florida escape that will check both boxes. If you’re looking for a guide as you plan a Miami Spring Break for the whole family, you’ve come to the right place.
A timeless combination of fun and relaxation, no spring break would be complete without catching a few waves or taking a dip in the pool. For the latter, head to the third floor pool deck at THesis Hotel and lounge poolside as you take in stunning views of Coral Gables. Within a 30-minute drive of the hotel’s front door, you’ll find some of the best beaches in Miami. When you head to Crandon Park Beach or Hobie Island Beach on nearby Key Biscayne you’ll discover sand bars, palm trees and tropical waters waiting to be explored.
At Crandon Park Beach be sure to visit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center for the chance to interact with sea turtles or go on a Family Seagrass Adventure with a conservation specialist. At Miami’s renowned Windsurfer Beach, Hobie Island Beach, embrace your adventurous side with a two-hour or all-day windsurfing lesson.
Explore South Miami or Coconut Grove by Bicycle
Available at the hotel’s main entrance, grab a few THesis Bikes for a leisurely cruise through South Miami or Coconut Grove. Just a few blocks from THesis Hotel, South Miami carries a vibrant energy and is the perfect neighborhood for casual cafe dining, boutique shopping or catching a movie. Head in the other direction to take a spin down tree-lined streets in Miami’s bayside Coconut Grove neighborhood. Make sure you factor in time to hop off and explore as you go because you’ll find plenty of things to do in Coconut Grove along the way.
Travel Back in Time at a Historic Museum or Park
Explore the exhilarating Miami of days gone by at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Situated on the shores of Biscayne Bay, the Gilded Age estate spans ten breathtaking acres with Mangroves, lush gardens and fascinating architecture. As a National Historic Landmark, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens acts as a cultural hub in Coconut Grove with decades of captivating history to dive head first into.
Don’t forget to check out the weekly Vizcaya Village Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm for fresh baked goods, fruits and vegetables. Or, get in on the treasure hunt at the Craft Market at Vizcay Village once a month. The next two Craft Markets take place on March 6 and April 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
For a combination of beach, museum and outdoor recreation, head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. The park is part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom heritage preservation program and features the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest structure in Miami-Dade county. Take in jaw-dropping sunset views from the lighthouse’s viewing deck, or rent a bike to cruise the park’s 1.5 mile paved nature trail. Round out a day at the park by lounging in the sun on the beach, ranked in the country’s top ten beaches.
Fill Up During a Family Dinner
After a day exploring all Miami has to offer, gather for a family dinner at one of THesis Hotel’s award-winning restaurants.
With renowned Chef Niven Patel leading the way at Mamey Restaurant, you and your tastebuds will embark on a tropical journey as you sample mouthwatering, island-minded cuisine in an adventurous, lush environment.
For a taste of locally and sustainably sourced Native American cuisine and artisan cocktails, grab a table at THesis Hotel’s Orno Restaurant, now open daily. For the adults, enjoy 50% off a glass or bottle of wine between 5:30-6:30pm.