Heading to one of tennis’s best tourneys? Or just happen to find yourself in sun-soaked South Florida from March 19 to April 2? Lucky you, because the Miami Open presented by Itaú is back and better than ever. But with 15 full days of entertainment, food, drinks and (of course) tennis, it can be difficult to narrow down the best of the best. Here, seven must-dos from our editor-curated itinerary.
7 Things to Do at the Miami Open 2023, from Tennis to Tequila
1. Sip an Ace Paloma
Game, set, sip! The Miami Open’s signature drink, the Ace Paloma, returns to the Hard Rock Stadium with sponsor Maestro Dobel Tequila. A thirst-quenching combination of tequila, grapefruit juice, lime and grapefruit soda makes it easy to soak in the South Florida sun while staying refreshed. Or try the other signature tourney custom cocktails: the Slice Ranch Water and the Spin Margarita.
2. Catch Reigning Champs Back in Action
Returning champion and world No. 2, Carlos Alcaraz will battle it out to see if he can take home the Miami Open men’s title yet again. Current women’s No.1 Iga Swiatek will defend her 2022 title against previous winners Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka. And with Florida-native Coco Gauff, highest-ranked American Taylor Fritz and Ons Jabeur, there won’t be a shortage of shock and awe under the bright lights.
3. Sample the Local Fare
Among dozens of dining options is one of South Beach’s most talked-about taquerias: Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, which attendees can sample between sets. The South Florida favorite for tacos and tequila is returning to the Lawn of Hard Rock Stadium with margs, frosé and al pastor tacos, plus other menu staples.
4. Be Transported to Greece
Returning to the Miami Open this year is fan-favorite Kiki On the River Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, an offshoot of Miami’s beloved Kiki on the River. Located on the top floor of the Palm Court with breathtaking views of the entire tennis campus, Kiki’s is serving up modern Greek fare, drinks and Mediterranean-meets-Miami vibes.
5. Sip Italian Rosé in a Wine Garden
Or if being transported to Tuscany is more your style, head over to Santa Margherita Rosé Giardino. Santa Margherita, the new official wine of the Miami Open, will be taking over the food court with a wine bar and rose garden complete with stunning flower-filled photo ops and the brand’s signature Italian rosé and Pinot Grigio—both chilled to perfection.
6. Load Up on Gear
If the tennis stars whet your appetite for elegant sporting apparel, head over to the official fashion sponsor of the Miami Open. The on-site Lacoste store features three stories of French athletic fashion including the co-branded Lacoste x The Miami Open collection. Find colorful and classic pieces for turning heads both on and off the court.
7. Let a Celebrity Chef Show You How It's Done
New to the tennis campus this year is Frites Artois presented by Stella Artois, where celeb chef Roy Choi will be firing up the fryers for fancy Pommes Frites and elevated sauces to enjoy along with your ice-cold beer.