Spring Break in Miami 2021

Many events are being cancelled / postponed / rescheduled due to the current Coronavirus health precautions. Please check with event organizers for updates.

Miami-Dade county has issued an emergency order mandating facial coverings be worn in public at all times INDOORS and OUTDOORS and until further notice, with limited and specific exceptions.

The countywide curfew has been modified to be from midnight to 6:00 am.
Please adhere to the rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Here's the latest.

Spring Break in Miami

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?

Spring Break in Miami

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. Booking.com

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

A Cruise On The Bay...

Boat Tour in Biscayne 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.

Flyboarding

Flyboarding at Oleta River State Park

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

Riding Segways through South Beach

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!

Jet Skiing at Bal Harbour Beach

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

Airboat Ride in 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

Private Sailing Tour Miami

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

Many attractions remain closed but several tours that can be conducted safely and within health department and CDC guidelines have reopened as have most outdoor activities.

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.

Catch a Heat Game!

Miami Heat Game at AA Arena

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

Miami Open

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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