Want to jumpstart your plans for the new year? We’re here to help, Miami.
Earlier this month, we asked you to share your ideas for a 2020 bucket list of great Miami and SoFla to-do’s, and as we bid farewell to 2019, we’re sharing some of your top tips for next year now…
🏕️ Go glamping in the Everglades. “[The] new Eco-Tents make visiting and staying in the Everglades more accessible and comfortable. Who does not want to wake up to a beautiful sunrise surrounded by nature?” —Sandy Chiu
🏃 Take a weekend jog along the Rickenbacker. “Even if you don’t like running, it’s so cool to see all the people outside fishing, cycling, sailing, swimming, and having picnics on the beach. There is no place more full of life in the entire city! —Jim Wall
🚴 Bike the Old Cutler Trail. “Experience Miami from a different point of view.” And a pro tip: “Scenic route is the north trail starting from Fairchild Gardens.” —Jessica Gonzalez
🌳 Picnic at Greynolds Park. “It’s [a] beautiful urban park, [and] not very well known.” —Claudia Gallegos
🖼️ Explore some art. Running through Maya Lin’s public artwork — located outside downtown’s Wilkie D. Ferguson Courthouse — is “Disorienting childish fun.” —Michael Sellinger
🌕 Jam at the full moon drum circle. “You will have sound (drums), contact with nature (sand and sea), good vibes (the people), transformation (bonfires), movement (dance)…basically engaging all your senses!” —Luisa Muro
🎶 Hear tunes at the GroundUP Music Festival. Several folks recommended this three-day, jam-band festival featuring Snarky Puppy, Lila Downs, Lettuce, and many more.
🏨 Learn some history at Art Deco Weekend. “This year the theme is, ‘Sheroes: Women who Made a Difference,’ celebrating the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment.” —Jack Johnson
☕ Treat yourself on a “cold” day. “Order a ‘chocolate caliente y tostada’ at Versailles or Sergio’s when the weather dips below 75. It’s the tastiest treat.” —Stephanie Seriane-Consuegra
😋 Eat at every Sergio’s location. The chain has spots all over the 305, “From Bird Road to a Walmart in Hialeah.” —Lina Fernandez
Thanks to everyone who sent us nominations, and made narrowing down your choices an extra tough task. Here’s to a great 2020, Miami!
Before we head into a new year, here’s one more chance to enter to win tickets for you and a friend to roast s’mores at a campfire on Biscayne Bay with O, Miami.
Join our membership family today and this will be the first of many creative ways we’ll offer up to help you #livelikeyoulivehere.
🎶 Dance to the Jonas Brothers live at the Fontainebleau (Miami Beach)
🎉 Ring in the New Year at the Wynwood Block Party (Wynwood)
🍾 Dale! into 2020 with Pitbull at his party in Bayfront Park (Downtown)
🎆 Watch the fireworks on Ocean Drive (Miami Beach)
🍾 Kick off the new year at The Wharf with some bubbles by the Miami River (Downtown)
🎶 Start the year with some jams at Las Rosas' open mic night (Allapattah)
🔥 Kick off the new year watching the Heat take on the Raptors (Downtown)
🍷 Sip on some of 2019's best wines at Abaco Wines & Wine Bar (Design District)
🎵 Catch a DJ set from Patrick Walsh at ATV Records (Downtown)
🎥 Bring the kiddos to a screening of "Smallfoot" (Sunny Isles Beach)
🍻 Sip on some brews at the Miami Beer Festival (Little Havana)
🎸 Rock out to the sounds of Different Faces at Scully's Tavern (Kendall)
🔥 Watch the Heat take on the Trail Blazers (Downtown)
🎶 Dance to a mix of old-school hip hop, '80s tunes and reggae at Bar Nancy (Little Havana)
🎮 Show your skills in a FIFA 20 tournament at The Tank (West Miami-Dade)
🚮 Join a multi-day beach cleanup at Crandon Park, through Jan. 8 (Key Biscayne)
🙂 Take a breather at this Mindful Monday event (Upper Buena Vista)
Wow! That really flew by, huh? 2019 was a big year in a lot of ways and we hope we did a solid job of keeping you up to date on the news and events you needed to know about. We also hope we helped you learn about some interesting folks and organizations doing big (and small) things in the 305, and we hope we truly helped you #livelikeyoulivehere.
Here’s to doing even more of it in 2020. Have a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve and we’ll catch you next year, Miami. 😉
— The New Tropic