5 Activities To Do Outside in Miami Beach While Still Social Distancing
COVID-19 doesn’t have to halt your Miami Beach fun. Maintain your sanity with these five activities to do outside in Miami Beach while social distancing. Just remember, activities mentioned may be unavailable or operating with reduced hours in compliance with current mandates. We recommend visiting MiamiBeachFL.gov for travel updates, emergency orders, and reopening information for the city of Miami Beach. Please travel responsibly and take precautions to stay safe and informed.
1. Go to the Beach
While you may not be able to gather with other beachgoers in typical vacation fashion, you can still enjoy the beach, albeit with reduced hours and strict CDC guidelines. Groups of more than 10 people are not permitted and all beachgoers must have a facial covering available and ready to use. Masks are to be worn at all times except while in the ocean and visitors not in the same household should stay at least six feet away from each other (both in and out of the water). As long as you adhere to the guidelines, a visit to the beach during these times can be a welcome reprieve that both reduces stress and brightens the mood. Visit MiamiBeachFL.gov for a complete list of beach rules.
2. Walk the Miami Beach Boardwalk
The nearly 4-mile-long Miami Beach Boardwalk is open daily and is a wonderful way to get fresh air while social distancing. The remote coastal walk runs along the oceanfront of South Beach’s eastern shore from the southern tip of the neighborhood all the way up to 46th Street in Mid-Beach. A jaunt along the picturesque boardwalk bestows stunning views of the coast and beachgoers enjoying the sights and ocean breeze. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are currently prohibited. Check out the Miami Beach Boardwalk for more information.
3. Relax in South Pointe Park
All Miami-Dade parks are open, but the 17-acre park that runs the length of the southern border of South Beach has wide open spaces that are perfect for keeping your distance. Stay awhile and enjoy the walking paths and grassy areas while gazing at the bay, downtown Miami skyline, and Fisher Island.
4. Explore the Art Deco District
The Art Deco District encompasses almost all of South Beach and includes the nation’s largest concentration of Art Deco architecture - over 900 historic buildings to be exact. Get to know some of the most celebrated works in the district with our free self-guided walking tour, beginning at Sagamore Hotel. The tour is entirely outdoors, but do use extra caution along Ocean Drive, where foot traffic tends to be much higher and more concentrated. You’ll also find the Art Deco Museum in Lummus Park, which is currently open with reduced hours.
5. Get Takeout
With iconic South Beach spots like Mango’s Tropical Café and Taquiza temporarily closed, it’s time to get creative with what you choose to eat while in town, and where. Avoid dining rooms and opt for takeout on the beach or in a park. Eating outside in public places in Miami Beach is permitted, as long as you are doing so with members of the same household (up to 10 people) and are maintaining a minimum distance of six feet apart. Check out the best spots for Cuban fare in Miami Beach. Havana-style no-frills street food is easy to pack and eat while on the go. Puerto Sagua on Collins Avenue serves tasty Cuban comfort food, while Las Olas Café on 6th Street is known for its legendary Cuban sandwiches.
Sagamore Hotel remains open and we can’t wait to welcome you back to the heart of South Beach with all new special offers, events, and exhibitions. Your health and safety is the most important to us and we thank you for your trust and loyalty. When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be here to welcome you. Reserve your spot at The Sagamore for 25% off with our Future Stay Vouchers. Read more.