Winter may be over but it’s not quite spring-like weather as the northeast thaws out. However, you do not have to stay and fight like the soldiers in Game of Thrones; you can escape to the warm beaches of Miami and stay at the Circa 39 Hotel and feel like you’ve beaten the winter.
Much like the culture in Miami, Circa 39 hosts an eclectic mesh of fashion and décor. Guests will step into a beachside experience from the moment they walk into the lobby to when they unpack and unwind in the warm-welcoming rooms.
The hotel offers a range of room styles including King- or Queen-sized beds, Double beds or connecting rooms for guests who may be traveling with the family.
Once you have settled into your room, you can kick back and relax poolside with multiple lounging options. You can sit back and enjoy the Circa 39 sundeck or kick it in the sand by reclining at the reserved beach area in a lounge bed. If you get parched or just need a little snack, you can order with the poolside hosts and they will bring it right out to you.
Additional guest features include cabanas, towels, WiFi and beach loungers. Do not worry, these amenities are all included in the upfront hotel fee that you pay as you book.
Maybe one of the days you are not feeling like being out and about in sand or by the water, but you are wanting a relaxing sanctuary. Circa 39 has you covered with the WunderGarden area. This area allows guests to escape from reality and have tranquility in essentially a secret garden. There are lounge chairs, swinging chairs and opportunities to have a cocktail in a serene environment.
After working up an appetite from the excitement in the water, sun and lush garden escape, guests can enjoy an all-day brunch that is available at the American-styled Jules Kitchen. The hotel has established the restaurant as a whimsical Miami Beach café where you can enjoy tapas, salads, grill foods including burgers, sandwiches and various other delectable entrees.
Once you have your food and you are still thirsty for more, you can hop on over to the WunderBar to liven the mood up with craft cocktails, an extensive wine selection, Miami-local craft beers and bar snacks just in case you still have a snacking urge. If you are not feeling like staying inside for a drink, feel free to bring your beverage poolside to enjoy a nice relaxing time under the Miami Beach skyline.
This boutique hot spot is minutes away from the beautiful shores of South Beach and boasts in affordable rates for those short-term snowbirds. Right now, Circa 39 is offering future guests up to 15-percent off with a purchase of four or more nights, which is on top of the low cost of $89.00 per night.
To learn more about Circa 39 Hotel and the various package options, visit their website at http://www.circa39.com.
The sun-filled days and dazzling nightlife in Miami makes it hard to stay indoors, and as wonderful a stay you may have at Circa 39, there is much to experience in this oceanside city. Here are just a few recommendations that were highly suggested to Millennium:
There’s more to Miami than its beaches, shopping and extravagant nightlife. Learn how the city came to be what it is today and admire the distinctive architectural designs Miami is known for.
This 1 1/2 to two-hour walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. All tours are $25.00 or $20.00 for seniors (65+), veterans and students. #MDPLTOURS
Citibike to South Pointe Pier
Walking under the Miami sun can be grueling, but Citibike can make your travels a bit more comfortable on your trip to the Pointe. Enjoy striking views and beautiful beaches on your trek along through South Pointe Park. The park is a popular spot and recently underwent a more than $20 million dollar face lift. From the walking promenade, you can watch cruise ships launch out to sea and new developments under construction with Key Biscayne to the south and downtown Miami to the west.
You will certainly work up a sweat under the sun. Most of the ride is on flat land with gentle slopes and very few people to dodge on the journey. Mid to late afternoon is best for a ride.
Concrete Beach Brewery is the center of Wynwood Arts District, uniting communities with a common love of traditions. The brewery offers an artistic array of classically brewed ales and lagers. Every pint conveys their passion and their beer complements any occasion.
The brewery is just minutes away from Midtown, near the famous art exhibit, Wynwood Walls. Can’t make it to the brewery? No worries. Brews are available throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Just use their beer finder for a list of bars, restaurants and retailers that sell Concrete Beach.
Join them for Happy Hour from 5-7pm every weekday for $1 off beers, or stop by for one of their upcoming events. Click here to see their full calendar.
Perhaps the biggest attraction in the Wynwood Arts District and one of the most notable Miami sites to visit are Wynwood Walls. This outdoor museum offers large scale works by some of the works best-known street artists. Young hip crowds frequent the scene, and it’s a haven for selfie takers who yearn to be photographed before the massive colorful backdrops. The surrounding neighborhoods is filled with converted warehouses for art galleries, chic boutiques, late-night bars and stylish bistros.
Looking to have a romantic evening dinner? One will score major dating points with an evening planned at Cafe Roval. The ambiance here is ideal for proposals or marking an anniversary.
Low lighting indoors and out set the mood and the wait staff is attentive to your every need. Bartenders do an excellent job mixing drinks. With such a diverse drink menu, you’ll want to sample quite a few.
Outdoor seating is recommended in garden where trees cast cover under the sky, and the sound of water flowing from fountains make for a serene evening.
During our visit Thievery Corporation played in concert. The audience was filled with fans of which you could easily tell were made of local friends, family and co-workers out to enjoy the evening. Thievery Corporation played scores of their music for hours and the audiences cheered them on for more at the end of each song. It was standing room only in our section, with good views and sounds that made for an exciting night.
Breakfast at Dr. Smood
It’s tough to maintain healthy eating when vacationing and if one hadn’t been throughout their trip, they will surely feel motivated to do so after a visit to Dr. Smood.
During our visit at their Sunset Harbor location, representatives prepare individualized servings. Some menu suggestions we sampled included raw oats with raspberry coulis, the Blueberry Majik organic live Smoody and Detox Juice No4. that is a combination of orange, melon, beets, spinach, celery, carrot, ginger, and ashwaganda.
While your taste buds water for delectable treats, you will find the location amazing organized and stock accordingly which would oneway find encouraging when it comes to maintaining a well-balanced diet and lifestyle.
There are several Smoody locations throughout Miami and New York.
Paddle Boarding Excursion
View some of Miami’s rich and famous homes as you paddle leisurely through the canals off Biscayne Bay by paddle board. Miami Beach Paddle Board offers a guided tour that first takes you out onto Biscayne Bay, and then between luxurious million-dollar homes as you zig-zag through canals. Then dare to venture across the Bay to Pace Picnic Island where you can hop off your board for a break to sit on the beach and admire the city skylines with other paddlers.