What do you think of when you hear the word “Thanksgiving”?
Fall foliage, chilly weather, and short nights are probably on the top of the list. But when a Miamian hears “Thanksgiving,” they think of lush green surroundings, sandy beaches, and maybe a little dining al fresco with friends and family.
With gorgeous weather year-round, there’s a reason why so many flocks to the Magic City, not just for the holidays, but to live for a lifetime. How do these lucky residents celebrate the holiday season?
Here are the top 5 ways to spend Thanksgiving in Miami.
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Miami is full of some of the world’s top-rated restaurants, and with access to the ocean and all of the fresh produce Florida has to offer, it’s easy to see why. Since the city is a cultural melting pot, you’ll find all sorts of dishes that fit any palate. Why stick to turkey when you can think outside of the box? Brunch at Jaya at the Setai fits the bill excellently. Their eclectic buffet offers mouthwatering holiday classics. Still, the real showstoppers are the spicy pan-Asian inspired dishes that Jaya is known for from succulent duck prepared in a Chinese style to tempting tandoori-cooked chicken, as recommended by Time Out. While not the most traditional of choices, it’s certainly one of the most delicious.
Black Friday Shopping
Walk down any street in Miami, and you’ll see some of the most sophisticated, stylish fashions in the country. But where do the sartorially inclined like to shop? Lincoln Road, of course. As the South’s answer to 5th Avenue and Rodeo Drive, Lincoln Road is Miami’s singular shopping thoroughfare. Who needs to drive around all day on Black Friday? A simple leisurely stroll down Lincoln Road is the ideal way to kick off your holiday shopping at favorite stores like Anthropologie, Jo Malone, Ted Baker, and Sephora. You’re sure to burn off those Thanksgiving calories with all of the bags you’ll be carrying.
Turn your Thanksgiving weekend into a beach weekend. With condos like Brickell Flatiron, just minutes from the beach, take advantage of the gorgeous South Florida sunshine and relax on the pearl-white sand while catching some rays.
Catch a Show
There are a few times throughout the year that you get a mid-week holiday paired with a long weekend. Take advantage of it and head out to catch your favorite local team or see one of your favorite musical and theatrical acts. Pro tip: Ariana Grande is performing the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, sounds like the perfect way to kick off the festivities for you and your family. For any Jimmy Buffett fans, the Broadway jukebox musical “Escape to Paradise” featuring the main Parrothead himself is also running over the holidays, so treat yourselves to a trip to Margaritaville.
Take Advantage of Your Home
Many of the most significant development and architectural firms have taken a shine to the Magic City. These gorgeous buildings not only stand out for their contribution to the Miami skyline but for their amenities too. Why not just relax at home this weekend in the luxe confines of Una Residences with on-site spa or catch a movie in Brickell Flatiron’s screening room.
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