How to Spend the Most Perfect Day in Miami’s SoFi Neighborhood
Just minutes away from tourist traps like Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood feels like a whole other world: charming and laid-back with minimal crowds, pristine beaches and delicious detours. Round up your besties—here’s how to spend a day in SoFi from morning till night.
9:30 a.m.: Get bendy and work on your strength with a morning Pilates class at JetSet. (First-timers get $10 off their class.)
10:30 a.m.: Refuel with a quick stop at Dirt. This farm-to-counter fast-casual eatery is replete with fresh and local ingredients whipped into salads, wraps and bowls. Opt for the Glow smoothie—a spinach, mango, agave and coconut water blend topped with shredded coconut and pomegranate seeds. Or go for a nitro cold brew on tap.
11 a.m.: There is no shortage of beautiful scenery up and down the South Beach boardwalk. The best way to navigate this stretch of green and blue is on bicycles, which are available to the public for a small fee.
12 p.m.: Hidden behind lush mangroves, this spot offers a stunning backdrop of clear blue waters and silky beige sand. Set up shop adjacent to First Street and Ocean Drive. Don’t forget a towel and your favorite book.
2 p.m.: Fit for a late lunch, bathe in the warm glow of an entire wall of preserved lemons while you nosh on elevated comfort food at Upland. It’s what foodie dreams are made of. Mmm, pistachio pizza smothered in fontina, mozzarella and red onions…
5 p.m.: Swing by Bakehouse Brasserie for a cappuccino and some freshly baked pastries.
6 p.m.: Walk along the South Pointe Pier and catch the sunset. We may not be on the West Coast, but it’s still a sight worth seeing.
7:30 p.m.: Remember that cheeky outfit we told you to buy? It’ll come in handy during drinks and tacos at Bodega. Plus, you’re just in time for happy hour. Think $2 tacos, $3 chips and guac, and $6 cocktails.