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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.
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.
Boho-Asian retreat with amazing food and outstanding views in Santa Marina Hotel
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)
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.
A beachfront bar-restaurant to relax and enjoy your day in a luxury way. Tropical design, excellent food, cozy seating areas, comfortable large sunbeds.
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.
Kiki's Taverna Agios 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
Chora- Nightclub- Hip Hop Music
Super Paradise Beach- Bar/Club (famous drag queen show)
Chora- Bar/Club- Cocktails
Paradise Beach- Massive Ibiza-style open-air nightclub
1. The Roosevelt Hotel
2. Ritz Carlton
3. Hotel Monteleone
4. The Soniat House
5. The Ace Hotel
Warehouse District: Grungy rooms, cool general vibes
6. Royal Sonesta
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)
(Mens streetwear, French Quarter)
(Womens, Garden District)
9. Tchoup Industries, DVRA, Disko Obscura
(Gifts, Garden District)
10. Saint Claude Social Club
(Womens, gifts, Garden District)
(Womens, Garden District)
12. Hattie Sparks
(Womens, Warehouse District)
(Gifts, Garden & Warehouse Districts)
(Mens, Warehouse District)
(Womens, Warehouse District)
15. Neon Heart
(Womens, Mens, Uptown)
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
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
Live Jazz on Frenchmen Street
Frenchmen Street Night Art Market
Cake Cafe, Bacchanal Wines, Bywater Bakery
National World War II Museum
Bike around City Park
New Orleans Museum of Art
Haunted Mansion Tour
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
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
What to Pack
Women: Bathing suits and a cover-up for day, sundresses or kaftans for night
Hire a Private Driver
Aegean Taxi App
Rent a Car or ATV
Public Bus Shuttle
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.
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.