Our spring bucket list goes something like this: sip spritzes on a rooftop, wear the brightest frock we own, stop to smell the roses. Add to the list: the Miami Open presented by Itaú, kicking off March 21 through April 3. Not only is it the premier destination to watch your favorite tennis stars compete in a tropical, vacay-worthy locale, it’s also got the best food and drink options, art, fashion and more. Here, our editor-curated itinerary for how to live your best life at the hottest event in south Florida this year.

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Food & Drink

As an international melting pot, Miami is world-renowned for its foodie culture. So, it’s no surprise the dining and beverage options will be virtually endless at the Miami Open. This year, there's a new signature drink: the Ace Paloma made with Dobel tequila. Or venture outside the campus for taco or frozen margarita from Miami Beach’s beloved Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. Looking for date night options? There’s Kiki on the River, an indoor/outdoor romantic riverside oasis that embraces the spirit of the islands with time-honored Greek favorites like saganaki and tzatziki and modern dishes like lobster pasta and dry-rubbed "dino" ribs, all made in-house from scratch. Or try Omakai, a fun twist on omakase known for its various set menus designed for every palate. They’re rolling out an exclusive menu for the Miami Open featuring appetizers, sashimi and hand-cut rolls.

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Fashion

Tennis skirts may be the outfit du jour when it’s time to serve (although, we’d wear one as a stylish statement, too), but there’s just as much fashion to be seen off-court. Stroll the campus between games to take in Miami’s best-dressed. Or head to nearby Miami Design District or Miracle Mile in Coral Gables to spend the big bucks on a souvenir you’ll never forget.

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Art

As if the Pérez Art Museum, Brickell and the Wynwood Walls weren’t enough, the Miami Open is kicking its art installations up a notch. The event will feature art murals from six local and diverse artists—Grabster, Remote, Nate Dee and SURGE, to name a few—within the tennis campus for a ‘gram-worthy backdrop you can’t find anywhere else.

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Fun

If you prefer your art aural, local Miami DJs and musicians will be performing all day and night at the Hard Rock Stadium for one-of-a-kind music programming between game, set, match. There’s also theme nights such as “College Night” for the 21-and-under set (March 24), “Brazilian Heritage Night” (March 26) and “Out at the Open,” an LGBTQ+ pride event (March 27).

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