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There are plenty of birthday ideas in Miami, no matter what kind of trip you’re looking to take. Spend a weekend hitting all the fanciest restaurants and nightclubs or keep it lowkey with some dive bars and ice cream parlors.

This build-your-own itinerary will include multiple options for each part of the day, depending on your mood. Whether you want to chill in Little Havana with a cafecito or indulge in a “Mega Mary” brunch cocktail at The Standard Spa, there are birthday ideas in Miami for everyone below.

You can create your own custom trip itinerary on Troupe, where everyone in your birthday crew can add suggestions, share reservation info, and more. You can even vote on your favorite accommodations, like on of these awesome Miami hotels with rooftop pools, and preferred travel dates.

Awesome ideas for celebrating your birthday in Miami include:

  • Hit up day clubs like Hyde Beach
  • Chill out on South Beach
  • Pay a visit to the Wynwood Walls
  • Take a sunset cruise on Biscayne Bay
  • Visit Little Havana and chow down on empanadas
  • Brunch and massages at The Standard Spa
  • Enjoy the views from a rooftop bar like Area 31
  • Party at nightclubs like Ball & Chain
  • Paint a Batik scarf with a Malaysian artist
  • South Beach tours by bike
  • Cool off at the Venetian Pool
  • Pay a visit to The Kampong Botanical Garden
  • Explore the Frost Science Museum
  • Epic dinner at Barton G.

Birthday ideas in Miami: the ultimate weekend itinerary

Friday: Enjoy the sunshine however you like

Depending on what time you arrive on Friday (or maybe you get in Thursday night,) it’s time to kick your Miami birthday weekend off with a bang. Today is all about enjoying what makes Miami, Miami.


If you’re already in Miami on Friday morning, it’s time to wake up, lather on the sunscreen, and head to South Beach for a day at Miami’s most iconic spot. South Beach is truly the perfect way to start a Miami birthday weekend, whether you want to chill on the sand and people-watch or hit up day clubs like Hyde Beach.


If you’re enjoying fruity cocktails at the day clubs on South Beach, keep at it. But if you don’t want to keep partying by the water today, we suggest a jaunt to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Miami: Wynwood.

Head to Wynwood where you’ll find streets covered in beautiful graffiti in addition to an outdoor museum of street art featuring murals by prominent artists. Stroll through the colorful streets and enjoy the art exhibits within the Wynwood Walls museum. For lunch, enjoy Coyo Taco, a popular spot in Wynwood with Mexican street tacos.


Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or keep the party going, there’s a boat cruise in Miami to fit your needs. Head out at sunset and choose between plenty of companies that offer boat rides on Biscayne Bay. Enjoy dinner with a few drinks, total relaxation, or an ultimate booze cruise-style sail. Totally up to you.

No matter what, the views of the Miami skyline and the setting sun are the perfect way to wrap up your first day in Miami.

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It’s Saturday in Miami and it’s time to enjoy delicious food, no matter what else you choose to do.


Chill: Head to Little Havana and start your day with croquetas or empanadas at a local Cuban bakery like Versailles. Order a cafecito and enjoy a walk through the neighborhood.

More of a “thing”: If you’re looking for more of a breakfast scene, head instead to The Standard Spa, set along the waterfront with breakfast burritos, avocado toast, and other popular brunch dishes to accompany the upscale atmosphere.


While you’re at The Standard Spa, you might as well indulge in some spa treatments and an afternoon by their lux pool. Be sure to make reservations in advance if this Miami birthday idea is more your style.

When it comes to birthday ideas in Miami, this is also the perfect option for a chill afternoon. There’s nothing like pampering yourself on your special day.


Chill: The rooftop bar scene in Miami has plenty of worthy options to celebrate your big day, no matter how low-key or fancy you want to get with it. The beautiful weather in Miami makes rooftop bars a must-visit while you’re in town.

Check out Sugar at EAST Miami, Juvia in South Beach, or Area 31 in downtown Miami for trendier spots. For something more laidback, No. 3 Social in Wynwood has a chilled vibe and offers stunning views of the Miami skyline.

More of a “thing”: If you skipped over Little Havana this morning, this evening is your time to pay a visit. Check out a show at one of Little Havana’s legendary nightclubs, the Ball & Chain, where you can celebrate your birthday with live music and salsa dancing. Ready to toast to another trip around the sun? Be sure to try a Cuba Libre or Mojito. When in Little Havana, right?

Sunday: Quirky sites and lesser-seen Miami

Happy Sunday! These Sunday birthday ideas in Miami are sure to end your vacation on a high note.


Find a tour to suit your interests in the morning. We love Airbnb experiences for this purpose. These are great ideas to surprise the birthday boy or girl with, based on their interests.

A couple of birthday ideas in Miami include:

Or, come up with your own fun things to do on vacation while you’re visiting Miami.


To cool off: A visit to The Venetian Pool is unlike anywhere you’ve been. This public swimming pool in Coral Gables was built in the 1920s and you’ll find waterfalls, caves, and a sandy beach area in addition to the giant public pool.

To enjoy nature: Pay a visit to The Kampong Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove. This gorgeous collection of tropical plants and trees includes rare and endangered species.

To indulge your inner geek: Head to the Frost Science Museum, a state-of-the-art science museum in downtown Miami. There, you’ll find interactive exhibits and experiences to explore the wonders of the universe, from the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of space.

To get artsy: Enjoy some time at the Little River Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Miami’s Upper East Side. The growing community of artists and creatives here means that you’ll find a unique selection of art galleries, studios, and pop-up events. It’s a great place to discover new and emerging artists and immerse yourself in Miami’s vibrant creative scene.


If you’re around for one last meal, it’s time to hit up Barton G. This whimsical restaurant makes dinner a whole experience that won’t disappoint your birthday crew. Their artistically presented dishes have included things like a lobster pop-tart and a cotton candy baked Alaska. Be sure you have your phone ready to record all evening.

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