Spring Break in Miami

The Unofficial Guide to Spring Break in Miami and South Beach

••• Mathew Lakatos and Brett Witmer from Shippensburg University use a funnel to drink beer during spring break on South Beach. Students from colleges around the country are on spring break which starts at the end of February and into mid-April. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Miami Beach is one of the top spring break destinations for college students seeking to break away from their routines and the drudgery of midterm exams. Every year, thousands of co-eds converge upon South Beach for a week of fun and excitement. Here’s a collection of our best resources designed specifically to help you have a blast on your Miami Beach spring break!

Getting to Miami

First things first: you need to get to Miami!

Whether you’re planning to drive or fly, the resources below will help make your trip a smooth one:

Flying into Miami
Getting to Your Hotel from the Airport
Road Trip to Miami
Getting Around Miami: Guide to Public Transportation

Staying in Miami

You’ll also need a place to crash while you’re in Miami. Whether you’re looking for a high-end hotel, cheaper establishment or want to find a hostel on South Beach, there’s a place to stay in Miami for every taste and budget.

Top Miami Beach Hotels
Budget South Beach Hotels
South Beach Weekend Getaway
Miami Beach Hostels

Things to Do in Miami During the Day

Miami is full of exciting things to do, ranging from airboat rides in the nearby Florida Everglades to sea/land tours of Miami and Miami Beach. Here are some of the best things to do in Miami during the day:

Top Things to Do in Miami
Miami’s Best Beaches
Best Shopping in Miami
Shopping on Miami Beach
Miami Beach Walking Tour
Saving a Buck with Miami-Area Discounts

Miami and South Beach Nightlife

The real fun in Miami starts after the sun sinks below the horizon.  The nightclubs of Miami Beach are a hotspot for Spring Break travelers and a must-do item on any vacation itinerary.  Here are some great resources to help you navigate the evenings in Miami and South Beach.

Top Miami Bars and Nightclubs
Miami Beach Nightlife
Movie Theaters in Miami

Places to Eat in Miami

Unless you’re planning to bring a giant bag of granola bars, you’ll want to eat at a variety of restaurants while you’re staying in Miami. Here are some of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat:

Top Miami Restaurants
Best Italian Restaurants in Miami
Best Miami Beach Restaurants
Best Cheap Restaurants in South Beach
Best Miami Coffee Shops

Miami is a fantastic place to spend Spring Break.  The hot sun, pulsing nightclubs and lively atmosphere make it a phenomenal location for young adults from around the country and the world to cut loose and enjoy some time away from the books.

Be sure not to limit your time in Miami to the beaches and bars.  Our city has so much more to offer ranging from a wonderful restaurant scene to a vibrant art community and some of the best shopping in the United States!  Our shopping opportunities are so diverse that people from around Latin America routinely fly into Miami with empty suitcases and the sole purpose of filling them with luxury items at our many shopping malls.