One of the most renowned electronic dance music festivals in the world is returning to Miami for their 20th anniversary. Say goodbye to the towering brilliance of Downtown Miami, and say hello to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium. Situated between Brickell and Key Biscayne, this secluded location holds stunning views of the ocean and the Miami skyline. The feel of partying on one of Miami’s precious islands will transcend you to splendid levels of euphoria. Thousands of tourists, artists, and influencers flood the streets during this week, filling Miami with waves of activity and life. It’s up to you to select your experience. We’ll help you sift through the chaos, grab a bite to eat, and maybe find a nice place to stay.
Virginia Key is located between three main waypoints: Key Biscayne, Brickell, and Coconut Grove.
Key Biscayne is a great option, they have a variety of restaurants. There is fresh sushi at Kazumi, Pizzas and pastas at Puntino’s, Cuban galore at Oasis Café, breakfast at the Donut Gallery (please order the Ted Special), Argentinian meat and pastries at Patagonia, ice cream at Bianco Gelato and Venezuelan cuisine at Doggis. You can stay at the famed Ritz Carlton, Coral Reef Apartments, and hidden gem Silver Sands Beach Resort. Catch a break at Crandon Park Beach.
Brickell’s skyscrapers illuminate Miami. Grab some Mexican food at Coyo Taco, convenient Italian cuisine at Vapiano's, sandwiches at Cien Montaditos, Sushi at Yuzi, Japanese barbecue at Gyu-Kaku, late night Arepas at Budare Bistro, and many more. Select from a variety of hotels, including: Aloft Miami- Brickell, Hilton Garden Inn Miami Brickell, EAST, Pedro’s Place, and Extended Stay America.
Visit the CocoWalk area in Coconut Grove, where there are an array of restaurants and shops. Eat international cuisine at Lulu, American food at Greenstreet Café, quick tacos at El Taquito, famous pizza at Harry’s Pizza, and some of France’s best at Le Bouchon du Grove. Hotels come in all sizes and prices; stay at the luxurious Ritz Carlton, The Mutiny Hotel, Mr. C, the Mayfair Hotel, or the Commodore Inn. If you want an excellent meal with a view of Biscayne Bay hit up the Grove Bay Grill. If it’s four in the morning, visit Mary’s Café: a 24/7 Cuban café that sells smoothies, sandwiches, pastries, and cigarettes (MiamiSmith does not approve of smoking).