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Spring Break in Miami is once again calling... Yes, we are open for Spring Break! This year as expected it will be a bit different as Covid still presents some challenges. Even though we are making good progress with vaccines, we are still not there yet where we can drop our guard and still have to take precautions to prevent further spread. So what's going on this year for Spring Break in Miami?
Our wonderful beaches, fantastic weather and warm ocean breezes are ready to welcome you... but the mega party events we are leaving for next year. ULTRA, Miami Music Week and the Winter Music Conference have beeen postponed until 2022.
So yes, come on down, it's time to perfect your tan, try out flyboarding or scuba diving, beaches, parks and open spaces are all OPEN.
For nature lovers, this is the perfect time for the outdoors, the Everglades are teeming with wildlife so make some time for a visit to our State and National parks before our migrating birds head out!
Here's what's on this Spring Break in Miami:
Miami Beaches, Beachwalks, Parks are Open
Parks, green spaces, beaches, beachwalks and baywalks have reopened in our city!
- Beaches are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Capacity limits will be placed on high-traffic public beaches during the Spring Break period
- Social distancing of 6 feet must be kept (except from members of same household)
- All beachgoers must have facial covering available and ready to use at all times; beachgoers must be able to show their mask upon request by local authority
- Face covering not required for children under 2, persons that have difficulty breathing and persons involved in strenous physical activity or while in the ocean
- Public gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited
- No coolers
- No floats or inflatables
- No styrofoam or plastic straws
- Allowed Activities: sunning, walking, jogging, swimming, surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking. Be particularly cautious in swimming, surfing and other water-based activities associated with rescue and resuscitation
For more info check out the City of Miami Beach Coronavirus Reopening Guidelines.
And here's our guide on Miami's Best Beaches
Where to stay in Miami during Spring Break?
On a normal year, Miami is a magnet for Spring Breakers that converge in the city seeking our gorgeous weather and the loads of highly charged events and parties taking place during this period, but this year is anything but normal.
Hotels have been gradually reopening their doors, their safety and health procedures have been strengthened with all necessary measures put in place to welcome guests with complete peace of mind.
As occupancy rates are lower than usual, the good news in this Covid social-distanced year is that hotels are having deals with many waiving resort and parking fees (which can add up!) , so this is the perfect time to enjoy that fabulous ocean-view suite that would under normal circumstances cost quite a lot more.
So where should you stay? The epicenter of the action, pandemic or not, remains South Beach and the Art Deco District area including Ocean Drive, Miami's legendary strip.
Spring Break in Miami is also a great chance for families seeking a break from the cold temperatures, and we do have plenty of beaches where you will not be bothered with partying crowds and noise. Staying away from the South Beach area will assure you a more tranquil vibe so you can enjoy your surf and sun with the family.
The following areas will be quieter while still within easy reach of South Beach:
More South Beach Hotels
Events and Things To Do This Spring Break 2021
- Get out on the Water! A cruise on the Bay...
- Try out Flyboarding
- Cruising Around On A Segway
- Private Sailing Charters
- Jetskiing in Miami - The rules have changed, if you were born after January 1, 1988, read this!
- Our Everglades are teeming with wildlife, Take an Airboat Ride!
- Snorkeling the reefs, scuba, kayaking, swimming with dolphins ... Here's more Things To Do In Miami
- More outdoor fun stuff to do, activities, tours, attractions that are OPEN
- Catch a Heat Game!
- Tennis Lovers! Miami Open Is Here! - March 22 - April 4, 2021
A Cruise On The Bay...
This Spring Break enjoy a fantastic outing in the sun, enjoying the breeze and beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay and our magical skyline. A cruise on the bay is the perfect way to take it all in.
There are many options for cruises, check our Biscayne Bay Cruise options page.
The newest craze in watersports, this is something you just HAVE to try!
With the right instruction, (which we had and we tell you all about it) you can be up and flying in no time and it's a feeling
like no other...
There are a few places in Miami where flyboarding is available as well as many operators that will come to you, just agree on a time
and place, the ultimate in convenience, reservations are of course a must.
Cruising Around On A Segway
This has to be one of the funnest ways to sightsee. There are many tours that take you through the heart of the Art Deco
District in South Beach, along South Pointe, the Miami Riverwalk... or simply rent a segway at one of the many
outlets throughout the city and explore on your own!
New to Segwaying? No worries, friendly guides provide all the instruction and equipment for you to
ramble through the popular spots safely and with confidence and make sure everyone has a good time.
Jetskiing in Miami: The rules have changed, if you were born after January 1, 1988, read this!
There are new rules for operating Personal Watercrafts such as Jet Skis and Wave Runners. Per Florida law,
anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must take a boating test. Luckily, the courses can be taken online so anyone that needs to meet
this requirement can do so before arriving in Miami.
Here's a list of approved Boating Safety Education courses.
The online course offered at www.boatus.org is free, others charge a small fee between $14.99 and $29.95.
And make sure you know the rules, there are a lot of no wake zones for the manatees as well as in the busy areas.
Take An Airboat Ride Through The Everglades
Zipping around these noisy vehicles through the vast wilderness of the Everglades is a fun adventure for everyone and
a great way to explore and enjoy the wildlife that this area is loved for and this is the perfect time of the year, our "dry" season when animals concentrate in the wetlands in great numbers and are easier to spot.
Alligators, turtles, all sorts of wading birds... and wonderful panoramic views of the marshes and hammocks at our beautiful "River of Grass".
Your Own Private Sail Boat For A Fantastic 2-hour Tour On Biscayne Bay
Itineraries can be customized and you can choose to stop at an or visit "No Name Harbor" where calm waters makes it a great smooth sail.
The choice is yours!
Refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages are included. You can bring your own champagne and meals or request a catered lunch/dinner for an extra fee.
How Much? $450+ per charter depending on day of the week/time
When? Multiple daily departures
Where? Cruises depart from Dinner Key Marina at 3400 Pan American Dr Pier 7-14, Miami, FL 33133, USA
›› More Info and Booking Private Sailing Trip in Miami.
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Watersports Galore! Book with confidence!
Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
More Activities, Tours, Attractions that are OPEN
It's time to get out! Here's a list of things to do while maintaining social distancing measures. They have reopened and can be booked now. Make a reservation as many of the tours and activities are running on limited capacities. You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.
- Marinas are open and the following operators are taking reservations for Biscayne Bay Cruises now:
- Beaches and Parks are open, time to go for a swim, kayaking, jetskiing, parasailing...:
- From Dinner Key Marina: 30- or 60-minute Jet Ski Rides on a brand new Sea Doo GTI 130, Parasailing, Flyboarding, Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Tubing.
- At Hobie Beach (Rickenbacker Causeway): Windsurfing rentals, individual and group lessons available, Hobie Cat Sailing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking.
- Crandon Park, Bill Sadowski Preserve, Matheson Hammock Park: Kayak Treks and Adventures.
- At Oleta River State Park: Paddleboard and Kayak Rental, Standup Paddleboard Yoga Classes.
- With pick up from your hotel: 3-hour Jet Ski Tour covering downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Brickell Key, Fisher Island, Star Island with a stop in Monument Island
- Snorkeling Boats have resumed operations in the Florida Keys and at Biscayne National Park and John Pennekamp State Park
- The Everglades are open! Except for Shark Valley which remains closed for visitor safety as a result of high water levels after both hurricane Eta and Iota.
- The following outifts are conducting Airboat and Eco Tours now:
- Segway Tours have reopened and they are a great way to discover the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Fisher Island... You see a lot more gliding around than on foot while enjoying the breathtaking views and some fresh air! These Segway Tours are running right now
- The Wynwood Arts District is open, come check out this fantastic open-air museum with its stunning street art. A fun way to see it is with the 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy.
- Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari is OPEN
- Zoo Miami is OPEN, tickets must be purchased online, members and Summer Pass holders must also make a reservation for the day of their visit.
- The gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are OPEN
- The outdoor areas at the Deering Estate are OPEN and hikes and kayak rentals have resumed.
- Tidal Cove Water Park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is OPEN
- The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens are OPEN
Catch a Heat Game!
American Airlines Arena is where awesowe happens!
Don't miss your chance to see the Miami Heat during the break... who will be in town?
COVID-19 Safety: A limited number of fans are allowed for in-person attendance at all HEAT home games and the HEAT and AA Arena have implemented a number of new COVID-19 health and safety measures to help mitigate the risk of exposure and create the safest game day experience possible.
There is a mandatory mask policy, social distancing will be enforced upon entering and throughout the Arena, all guests will be screened by COVID-19 Detection Dogs upon arrival. See all measures in place here.
Tennis Lovers! Miami Open Is Here! March 22 - April 4, 2021
An electrifying two weeks of tennis gets underway during Spring Break in Miami, a great chance to see the world's top-ranked players close-up and in action.
FANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND MATCHES; however, admission will be limited to facilitate social distancing and provide a safe experience for everyone. Format of the tournament will be different starting with the elimination of the Stadium Court. The Grandstand Court will serve as the main court for the 2021 tournament.
When? March 22 - April 4, 2021
Where? Hard Rock Stadium
How Much? There is a limited number of full tournament packages available.
More on the Miami Open, What's Different This Year, Getting There, Tips on Attending
And don't forget to check allMarch Events for 2021 including St. Patrick's Day events, Miami Heat and Florida Panthers Games
Spring Break Miami 2021 - Know Before You Go - Vacation Responsibly
- Legal drinking age in the State of Florida is 21.
- Drinking alcohol in public, smoking marijuana and driving under the influence ARE arrestable offenses.
- As in prior years, the city will ban alcohol, coolers, speakers or excessively loud music, glass containers, inflatable devices, styrofoam and tents on the beach.
- Driving a scooter in ad out of vehicular traffic or on sidewalks is illegal, so is riding on top of cars
- Temporary license plate readers will be installed throughout the city during this period
- Open containers of alcoholic beverages are not allowed in vehicles at any time
- All package liquor sales will cease citywide in Miami Beach after 10 p.m. and after 8 p.m. in the Art Deco Cultural District (Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington Avenues between 5th and 16th Streets including Española Way)
BE WARNED: THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, STREET FIGHTS, THEFT OF ANY KIND AND ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
More info at City of Miami Beach Spring Break 2021
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