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.
How to Have the Best Day Ever in Miami’s SoFi Neighborhood
7 a.m.: We’re starting our day early with a free yoga class at Third Street Beach. Trek all the way to the end of Miami Beach any day of the week for a calming oceanside session. Don’t forget to bring your own mat.
12 p.m.: Perfect for lunch, Planta South Beach is what foodie dreams are made of. Go for the meat-free burger made with black beans, mashed lentils and beetroot and topped with a gooey vegan “cheese” made of carrot and potato. Don’t forget a side of cauliflower tots, fruit and vegetable sushi, or ceviche made with coconut instead of fish. On second thought, we’ll take one of each, please.
2:30 p.m.: Post-lunch, take a stroll one street north of SoFi and find a host of on-trend clothing stores like Zara, LF and Club Monaco. Splurge on something that looks just as good on the beach as it does at a swanky restaurant (there’s a reason, trust us).
5 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 p.m.: Remember that cheeky outfit we told you to buy? It’ll come in handy for drinks and dinner at Stubborn Seed. Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s spot offers indulgent multi-course tasting menus centered on New American cuisine. Don’t leave without getting the chocolate-filled snickerdoodles for dessert.
9 p.m.: We know it’s been a long day, but trust us—this last stop is worth it. We’re off to the ScapeGoat for the seasonal Smashed cocktail, made with a bartender’s choice of spirit that’s guaranteed to be tasty. Take it up a notch with the Happy Meal, a secret menu item complete with a beer and a shot. Whatever you go for, you’ll love lounging inside this dimly lit space.