6 (Literally) Cool Places to Spend a Sweltering Day in Miami

Guys, it’s scorching out there. But instead of hiding inside your air-conditioned apartment for the rest of the week, you can stay cool and be social at these ice-cold activities across town. You might even want to bring a sweater (seriously). 

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Sunday Brunch At A ‘top Chef’ Restaurant

We know you’ve been to Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s Miami Beach restaurant for dinner. But what about brunch? You need to try his chai waffles, snickerdoodle cookies, buttermilk biscuits and pork belly ASAP. The best part? Stubborn Seed is exclusively inside. (Phew, no chance of melting in here.)

Become A Chef For The Night

Skip that sweaty outdoor happy hour. Just off North Miami Avenue, pizza spot Mister 01 hosts boozy pie-tossing classes. You and your friends will gather in a private dining room for a lesson and, under expert guidance, learn how to toss pizza dough—while snacking on pizza and sipping complimentary wine and beer. It’s an all-around win.

Knock Down Some Pins

OK, we know you haven’t been bowling since, like, sixth grade. But Basement, a hidden spot below the Miami Beach Edition, has traded pizza and smelly shoes for a swanky, neon-lit bowling experience you never knew existed. Oh, and did we mention there’s an equally stunning ice-skating rink next door? Yep, it doesn’t get any cooler than this.

Do The Rounds At Miami’s Museums

While everyone else is at the beach, it’s a great time to check out usually crowded museums like the Pérez Art MuseumVizcayaFrost Science and the recently reopened Bass Museum.

Treat Yourself To Ice Cream (and More)

When it’s humid enough to make your arm hair frizz, we’d say it’s fair to splurge on a milkshake from MadLab Creamery. And a scoop of Fat Joe Pistachio. And a glass of frosé. Who’s counting, right?

See A Movie At Cmx In The Brickell City Centre

Take note: CMX isn’t just any old theater. It’s equipped with a full-service bar and kitchen, so come hungry. We suggest a plate of tuna crudo with a Funky Buddha Floridian brew.

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Miami Editor

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...