March 2016

Workout in South Beach

Want to workout on your vacation or weekend getaway? Even away from home, many people choose to still be active and stick to their exercise regiments. According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Miami was rated the number one most attractive city in the United States, so there’s no shortage of ways to workout in South Beach. Like the magazine said, “the Florida city is tanned, rested and suitably blinged-out…looking good at all hours is essential.”


Whether you’re looking to lift weights, go for a run, or try a fitness class you’ve never taken before, South Beach has plenty of options for you to burn some calories and feel good during your stay.


Workout in South Beach Outside


An outdoor workout in South Beach? Seems like a no brainer. Being in a warmer client, it’s easy for someone to run out the door and use the city as his or her personal jungle gym.


For a cardio workout, running, bicycling and swimming are easy options.  One option is to run on the beach, but this type of running can be very challenging to the legs as they have to trudge through the sand. For a paved ground, there is an eight-mile beach path that begins at 5th street and goes up to 22nd Street that turns into a boardwalk all the way up to 49th street.  For a group running environment, check out Raven Run. Raven Run is an eight-mile run that happens every day in South Beach at the 5th Street Lifeguard Station; this run is led by Robert Kraft, who has run eight miles every day in South Beach since 1975. South Pointe Park, Lummus Park and the Miami Beach Boardwalk are two other great spots to run.


Bicyclists are seen all over South Beach. Whether you rent a bike from a local Citi Bike docking station or a local shop like Bike and Roll Miami or bring your own bike, you can easily get around. Although there aren’t designated bike paths in the area, people can bike throughout the city. South Pointe Park and Lummus Park with their views of the Atlantic Ocean are great place to cruise around for your workout.


Swimming can be a very strenuous workout, but also very fun. The Ocean, just steps away from you stay at a South Beach hotel, is the easiest option. The water is warm and the surroundings are picturesque. If swimming in salt water isn’t your thing, South Beach has a public pool, the Flamingo Park Pool, on Michigan Avenue. If you like the water, but don’t want to swim, paddle boarding and kayaking offer a fun and challenging total-body workout in South Beach. Miami Beach Paddle Board, South Beach Kayak, and TKS Miamia offer rentals and lessons.


For an ultimate body workout, Lummus Park have volleyball nets, pull up bars, dip bars and an incline bench for sit ups.


Lift Weights at a Gym


Interested in getting a pump? Lifting weights is a great workout in South Beach at one of the area’s many gyms; South Beached has fitness facilities for all levels of fitness and styles of weightlifting.  Some gyms and fitness centers include: Crunch, Equinox, CrossFit and South Florida Boxing. Some of these places offer free one-day or seven-day passes, while others require a pay-per-day or session fee.


Take a Class in South Beach


Fitness classes can offer something for everyone. These intense workouts give members the chance to be social amongst people with similar interests, while getting that extra push from an instructor. Below are some fun fitness classes for a great workout in South Beach:


OceanFront Fitness offers outdoor fitness classes, book camps, yoga, and underwater gym classes on South Point Drive, right alongside the water.


Orangetheory Fitness has 60-minue cardio/strength-training classes. The offer several classes a day and are located on 5th Street.


Barre Motion offers fitness classes that use a barre to balance oneself while doing exercises, similar to ballet. Classes mix together several styles of workouts including Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. An introductory first class is free and they offer several classes throughout the day and week. The studio is located on Lennox Avenue.


Barry’s Bootcamp is an indoor boot-camp facility that costs $30 per class. Their cardio and strength workouts are said to have people burning 1,000 calories in a workout. Celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric, amongst others, have been known to workout here. It is located on Purdy Avenue.


Rest Up After Your Workout


After you finish your workout in South Beach, The Cavalier Hotel, located on Ocean Drive, can provide you with a great room to freshen up in after you just sweat it all out. To book your stay at the Cavalier, click here or call 305-673-1199.

Best Happy Hours in South Beach

South Beach is known for being the place to go out and have fun. After spending a day at the beach or exploring the luxury boutiques in the area, grabbing a drink is a great way to relax and ease into a night on the town. The bar, hotel, and restaurant establishments don’t just offer delicious and refreshing beverages, they also come with gorgeous ambiances. With stunning furniture and lighting, the places make it look like you stepped right into the pages of a magazine. Happy Hour in South Beach is a popular thing to do for both locals and tourists. Regardless of your budget or alcohol preferences, the city is filled with places that will suit your palate and wallet.


Here’s 7 Happy Hours in South Beach where you can experience the tastiest drinks, best deals, and awesome atmospheres as the city begins to come alive:


  • Doraku Sushi | 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy hour: Daily, 5 to 7 p.m.
    This restaurant is a South Beach hotspot for sushi, and they have one of the most extensive selections of sake in the country (straight from Japan). Doraku also offers a lunch Happy Hour from noon to 3 p.m. The sushi spot takes pride on its inviting, fun, and happy vibe. Their Happy Hour menu offers $5 wine, $4 sake, and $6 lychee martini, sangria, margaritas, and well drinks; sushi rolls range from $5 to $8 with cold and hold dishes like salmon carpaccio for $7 and edamame for $3.
  • Meat Market | 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Meat Market is a glamorous, sleek-looking steak house. This place is modern take on the traditional steakhouse with its white and leather furniture and sophisticated menu. The Happy Hour includes half-priced beer, cocktails and wine. Some other offerings have included: $8 Absolut Elyx Martini, $10 Perrier-Jouet Champagne, and complimentary light bites at the bar. There are also Happy Hour specials on ceviches, oysters and shrimp.
  • Monty’s Sunset | 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.
    If you want to watch the sunset over the ocean while sipping on a daiquiri, Monty’s Sunset is the place to be. This raw bar restaurant has outdoor tables surrounded by palm trees and a pool creating a great environment to wind down in.  All liquor is half priced; wine by the glass and draft beer are 30 percent off. Some raw bar items are discounted during Happy Hour, as well.
  • Tongue & Cheek | 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Daily, 4 to 8 p.m.
    With a sophisticated look and food, this restaurant aims to showcase the best of what Miami has to offer within its walls. It was featured on an episode of Best New Restaurant on Bravo TV. This establishment’s Happy Hour menu features: $5 beers on tap and $6 beers in a bottle or can, $5 chicken wings, $8 bar snacks (like nachos with braised short ribs, bacon fat, black beans, crème fraiche, and pico de gallo) and an array of $8 cocktails like the Gin and Chronic or The Ron Burgundy.
  • Rosa Mexicano | 111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Daily, 4 to 7 p.m.
    This upscale Mexican restaurant is in the heart of South Beach and its décor accurately reflects the fun and vibrant culture of the area. The restaurant is a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building with a contemporary design with lots of bright, warm colors inside. This Mexican spot Happy Hour offers $14 unlimited tableside guacamole, $6 margaritas and mojitos, $5 small plates (tacos and quesadillas), $5 for wine and sangria, and $4 for beer.
  • Traymore | 2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Daily, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Traymore Restaurant & Bar is a contemporary seafood restaurant inside the elegant, art deco Metropolitan by Como hotel. The bar has a dedicated Gin Club that serves more than 30 artisanal gins. Traymore’s Happy Hour menu features: $8 wine by the glass and well drinks, $7 Cuban sandwich, $10 cocktails, and $8 chicken croquettes.
  • Blues Bar | 1667 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Fl
    Happy Hour: Daily, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Step back in time to the Jazz era (with a modern flair) at the Blues Bar by listening to blues and jazz music all night. This bar resides inside the National Hotel and is filled with Art Deco architecture like porthole windows and terrazzo floors. The Happy Hour menu has $6-$8 cocktails with free appetizers.



These spots are just the tip of the iceberg for places to go during Happy Hour in South Beach. If you get the chance to come to South Beach, make sure to visit one of these unique, fun places to create new memories for yourself.


Want to stay nearby these Happy Hour hotspots? The Cavalier Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach making it easy to get to these bars and restaurants. Click here or call 305-671-1199 to book your stay today.