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Vivacious, Hedonic, Bohemian

 

Miami is a fabulous city for a luxury beach getaway. Here you will find beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, sizzling nightlife, world-class hotels and a distinct Latin vibe. The Miami area includes a number of districts but the most famous is Miami Beach, which is known for its iconic Art Deco architecture, one of the world’s best white-sand beaches and fashionable restaurants and nightlife.  But Miami isn’t all about glitz and glamor -- Miami has a burgeoning art scene, including a new art museum, Art Basel in Miami Beach held each December and the vibrant and hip, fashion-driven scene in Wynwood.

 

BUCKET LIST

Beignets & Cafe Au Lait at Café du Monde
Wine Bucket & Live Music
Bacchanal Wine Bar
Muffuletta
Central Grocery Co. or Cochon Butcher
Oysters
Casamento’s, Dragos, Galatoire’s
Po-Boys at Domilise’s or Parkway Bakery
Biscuits & Baked Goods @ Willa Jean
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TOP SPOTS

BEACH CLUBS & RESTAURANTS

Alamagou Beach Bar Ftelia Beach

Beautiful beach retreat with amazing food, turns into a beach party in the afternoon through the night.

Nammos Psarou Beach

See and be seen. Reservations are a must and the food is not to be missed: seafood, sushi and authentic greek cuisine. Enjoy a day bed on the beach and stick around as Nammos transitions into a full on party from 4pm until sundown.

Scorpios Paraga Beach

Legendary cliffside beach party bar that begins at sunset with chic bohemian canopies overlooking the Mykonos southern coastline. Live music and food.

Principote Panormos Psarou Beach

Stunning beach club in a chic Bohemian setting, zen-like atmosphere

SantAnna Paraga Beach

An upbeat day club/ party spot near Scorpios with a saltwater pool, sushi bar, Mediterranean restaurant, spa, boutiques + beach.

Buddha Bar Psarou Beach

Boho-Asian retreat with amazing food and outstanding views in Santa Marina Hotel

Spilia Seaside Restaurant Psarou Beach

A hidden restaurant built into a cave with incredible views and amazing food (plus a natural seawater pool with live lobsters, sea urchin, octopus and more)

Fokos Taverna Fokos Beach

Quietly tucked away in a remote beach, Fokos Beach is a true gem of Mykonos. Its amazing menu of authentic Greek delicacies and untamed beauty lends an air of exclusivity and privacy that makes it like none other.

Solymar Mykonos Town

A beachfront bar-restaurant to relax and enjoy your day  in a luxury way. Tropical design, excellent food, cozy seating areas, comfortable large sunbeds.

DINNER SPOTS

Sea Satin

Fun dinner spot for groups on the water, near the windmills in Little Venice. True Mykonian dining experience with fresh seafood, upscale taverna cuisine, and dancing on tables.​ 

Interni Mykonos Town

Great for groups, Hidden outdoor garden-style dining with upbeat music that’s a place to see and be seen.

Remezzo Mykonos Town

On the edge of Chora overlooking the water, this modern take on tradition Greek cuisine turns into an upscale cocktail bar/ nightclub in true Mykonos style.

Nautilus Mykonos Town

Incredible food met with even better service; Quality Mediterranean dining with a modern Greek twist.

M-eating Mykonos Town

Creative restaurant specializing in fresh Greek cuisine in equally delicious and innovative preparations.

AUTHENTIC EATS

Kiki's TavernAgios Sostis Beach

A local institution; simple & delicious cuisine in a scenic setting. the quintessential Greek taverna.

Farma Ftelia Beach

Located by the sea, fresh local ingredients are the focus being made into both delicious & nutritious meals, near Alamagou Beach

Hippie Fish Agios Ioannis Beach

Casual and simple beach restaurant with well executed dishes and fresh seafood.

Jimmy's Gyros Agios Sostis Beach

The classic Greek street food, Jimmy's is the most famous

NIGHTLIFE

Moni 

Chora- Nightclub- Hip Hop Music

Bonbonniere

Chora- Nightclub

Jackie O

Super Paradise Beach- Bar/Club (famous drag queen show)

Astra

Chora- Bar/Club- Cocktails

Cavo Paradiso

Paradise Beach- Massive Ibiza-style open-air nightclub

Toy Room 

Chora- Nightclub

 
 

RESTAURANTS

STAY-SEE-DO

HOTELS

1. The Roosevelt Hotel

French Quarter

2. Ritz Carlton

French Quarter

 

3. Hotel Monteleone

French Quarter

 

4. The Soniat House

French Quarter

 

5. The Ace Hotel

Warehouse District: Grungy rooms, cool general vibes

6. Royal Sonesta

French Quarter

SHOP

1. Exodus Goods

(Womens, Gifts, French Quarter)

2. Nadine Blake

(Gifts, Home, French Quarter)

 

3. Krewe du Optic 

(independent chic eyewear, French Quarter)

 

4. Fifi Mahony’s

(Funky wig shop, French Quarter)

 

5. Porter Lyons

(Jewelry, French Quarter)

6. United Apparel Liquidators

(Designer discounts, French Quarter)

7. Re:Fresh

(Mens streetwear, French Quarter)

8. Peony

(Womens, Garden District)

9. Tchoup Industries, DVRA, Disko Obscura

(Gifts, Garden District)

10. Saint Claude Social Club

(Womens, gifts, Garden District)

11. Monomin

(Womens, Garden District)

 

12. Hattie Sparks

(Womens, Warehouse District)

 

13. Stonefree

(Womens, CBD)

 

14. Defend

(Gifts, Garden & Warehouse Districts)

15. Friend

(Mens, Warehouse District)

14. Freda

(Womens, Warehouse District)

15. Neon Heart

(Womens, Mens, Uptown)

ACTIVITIES

French Quarter

Historic, romantic, vibrant, and downright decadent, the French Quarter is many things –“boring” is not one of them

 

  • Café Du Monde

  • CityWalk/ Jackson Square

  • Antique Shopping Royal Street

  • Bourbon Street

  • French Market

  • Audubon Aquarium

  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Bywater & Faubourg Marigny

Revitalized section of town downriver from the French Quarter is home to many small galleries, coffee shops, a new waterfront park and some of the best examples of Creole architecture and colorful homes in town. It’s the perfect place to see the city’s vibrant use of color

 

  • Crescent Park

  • Live Jazz on Frenchmen Street

  • Frenchmen Street Night Art Market

  • Cake Cafe, Bacchanal Wines, Bywater Bakery

Warehouse District

  • National World War II Museum

Mid- City

  • Bike around City Park

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

Tours

  • Swamp Tour

  • Cemetery Tour

  • Haunted Mansion Tour

  • Witch Tours

Garden District

Home to NOLA’s rich and famous. The homes sit among ancient oak trees and picturesque streetcars. It is considered one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods

  • Shop Along Magazine Street

  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, (good starting point for discovering this neighborhood)

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum

  • District Donut

Uptown

Great spot to relax and take a break and have incredible views of the Mississippi River

  • Audubon Park (near Tulane, jogging path, picnic tables)

  • The Fly (on the water and near the Audubon Zoo. It’s a local favorite)

  • Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, Creole Creamery

 

SURVIVAL GUIDE

What to Pack

Women: Bathing suits and a cover-up for day, sundresses or kaftans for night

Transportation

Hire a Private Driver
Aegean Taxi App
Rent a Car or ATV
Public Bus Shuttle

Etiquette

Currency: Euro
Language: Greek

 

Weather

Hot, dry summers and mild winters, Mykonos is known as the “island of the winds” so a lot of the time, it’s a very windy place. However, during peak summer season the weather gets so hot that the wind actually feels good!

When to Go

High season is during summer months from June to September.  The rest of the year, most restaurants and bars shut down and the island is extremely quiet.

Getting There

Arriving by Air: MYK, located about 15 minutes from Mykonos Town, is serviced by domestic flights from Athens and direct flights from a handful of other European cities.  There is no public transportation from the airport, but most hotels offer a shuttle service and there are taxis available to take you to your destination.

Arriving by Sea: Ferries are a cheaper option, but the journey takes much longer.  There is a ferry that runs from Athens that takes anywhere between 3.5 and 5 hours (vs. the flight that is only 30-40 minutes).  There are also ferries to Mykonos that run from the surrounding Cycladic islands.  For example, there is a ferry from Santorini that takes approximately 8 hours. 

 
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