Spring Break in Surfside
3 Ways to Spend Spring Break in Surfside
From sunning to shopping, lunching to brunching, Surfside has a variety of things to see and do for every taste. Looking to relax? Head to the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. Looking for a fab day with friends? Spend it at Surfside’s tranquil beach. And the family? Bring them, too! Whether there’s just two of you, or you’ve packed the whole family up, read on to see all the best ways to have a great spring break in Surfside.
The Luxe Traveler
Taking an entire week off can do wonders for mental health. Consider “Spring Break” as an essential time to allow your body to heal and recoup from all the stresses of the real world. Book a room at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, and get ready for a world class experience. The marquee hotel is nestled right on the sands of Surfside’s beach and is awash with a sense of calm. Plan for slow-paced morning walks on the beach, a rejuvenating spa day, spectacular dining and one-of-a-kind shopping.
What to Do
Start the mornings with a sun salutation on the lawn. The sunrise in Surfside is a breathtaking scene and waking up with the misty morning dew sets an intention for a day of respite.
Feast on the freshest seafood on the terrace at Mare, the lunchtime pop up restaurant at the famed Le Sirenuse where elegant Mediterranean dining and beautiful views merge. Afterward, put on your best all-white outfit and head to the Polo World Cup in South Beach Thu, Apr 25 – Sun, Apr 28 to watch some of the greats from all over the globe compete for the crown.
As the sun slips behind the horizon, savor the day and listen to classics performed at the piano lounge at Thomas Keller’s The Surf Club Restaurant, before enjoying the Michelin-starred chefs modern take on continental cuisine in the dining room, with a dining experience you’ll never forget.
Day two or three, opt for some laps in the pool, followed by lunch at The Surf Club’s casual dining al fresco outlet, Winston’s on the Beach, then head for a stroll along Surfside’s downtown Harding Avenue. Surfside’s downtown is full of hidden gems; stop in to Le Beau Maroc for beautiful olive oil soap and custom caftans, head to Oberle for new shades from some of the world’s best brands or pick up a custom-fitted suit from Condotti. Back at the hotel, stop in to Haremlique to pick up a chic, lightweight peshtemal, imported from Turkey, for tomorrow’s day at the beach.
To complete the trip, book a few appointments at the spa for a rejuvenating day of massages, body scrubs, and a steam session in the marble-swathed Hammam. The spa can arrange a personalized experience, including a calming restorative massage, reflexology, or even something inspired by Eastern practices. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave feeling calm, relaxed and at ease.
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Surfside at The Surf Club
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
The Girlfriend Getaway
A week away with friends means sharing new experiences and making memories that will last long after you return home. Book a room at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside and set the stage for a memorable trip.
What to Do
The Grand Beach Hotel Surfside is a playground for some serious time in the sun and on the sand. Just steps to the beach, the modern hotel is perfect for some daytime sun-worshipping and gabbing with the gals.
At lunch, head downtown for some delicious pita sandwiches and mounds of spicy tabbouleh at The Greek Place and browse the Harding Avenue shops for some unique finds. In need of some new jewelry for your trip? Stop in at Peikin Empire Fine Jewelry for a variety of adornments. Afterwards, book an afternoon nail appointment at Alexia + Frankie's Beauty Bar to treat yourself a little bit more.
To see the sights, pick up some Citi bikes and loop around Surfside, taking in the beach scene, the beautiful architecture and some bay views. For an afternoon treat, head to Morelia Gourmet Paletas and pick up popsicles for the troop, where tropical flavors and inventive toppings abound.
After a few days at the pool and the beach, book a pastry class at Gourmet Temptations with French pastry chef and owner Odile N'Guessan. The pastry boutique, with decor worthy of a Parisian postcard, is a charming destination for learning the art of French pastry and a fun way to bond with girlfriends. Learn classic techniques such as tempering, folding and icing while creating delicious fresh puff pastries and fruit tarts to be enjoyed later in the day.
To celebrate a week of fun, cheers with a beverage at the Grand Beach Skybar and take in a postcard perfect sunset from the 12thfloor. Don’t forget to snap a picture for the ‘gram!
Where to Stay: Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
9449 Collins Ave., Surfside, FL 33154
The Annual Family Trip
Whether you've got a family of three or ten, Surfside has plenty of spots for a family vacation your kids will love, where boredom is banned, and fun is king.
What to Do
Have little ones? Head to Surfside’s Community Center where the kids' activity pool is filled with interactive play areas for little swimmers. Once all the slipping and sliding is done, make some time to learn about Surfside’s beloved sea turtles followed by a visit Surfside’s well-known turtle walk. A line up of life-sized turtle sculptures by local Florida artists, are a reminder of how special these sea creatures are.
Hungry? Surfside is full of restaurants that suit every member of the family. Local favorites include Flanigan’s, where heaps of seafood and piles of french fries abound, or the kid-friendly Serendipity Ice Cream and Yogurt cafe. The neighborhood scoop shop makes lip-smacking flavors from scratch like Blueberry Crumble, Breakfast Cereal, and a perfect-for-summer Arnold Palmer.
To keep everyone busy, head to 96thStreet park, picnic on the beach or jump in the car for a visit to the newly revamped Jungle Island or the Frost Museum of Science, where the programs appeals to all ages. Whether you’re into nature escapes, live music, or museums, Surfside is full of family-friendly activities and just a short drive to numerous cultural, educational and entertainment outlets.
To accommodate the whole family, book a room (or rooms) at The Residence Inn by Marriott, where the all-suite hotel features kitchenettes in every room and ample space for everyone. The Surfside hotel also has a rooftop pool deck with a poolside bar, hammocks and cabanas perfect for relaxing and basking in the sun. The best part? The hotel is pet friendly, so you can really bring the wholefamily.
Where to Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott
9200 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
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