What to See and Do in Miami During the Miami Yacht Show
All of South Florida is in full gear preparing for the 2019 Miami Yacht Show. The yachting world will descend upon the coast for this annual appointment that can’t be missed. It will be held in a new location on Biscayne Bay from February 14 - 18.
In reality, there are three sister yacht show events going on in the Miami area during the same weekend.
- The main Miami Yacht Show, in midtown at One Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay, features hundreds of new and pre-owned luxury yachts. The show also includes other events and displays which appeal to the yachting lifestyle.
- Superyacht Miami will be held at recently built Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island. It is an exclusive event for those interested in visiting some of the most opulent yachts available for charter. Charter vessels here range in length from 190 ft. to 217 ft.
- The Miami International Boat Show will be held at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. This year the show will be celebrating it’s 78th anniversary as the world’s biggest display of boats, engines, boating accessories, toys and gear.
While You’re in Miami…
Visitors to Miami are going to want to explore the area a bit between boat show events and seeing all the latest yacht models on display. So, here’s a quick guide to other great things to check out while you are in town.
Places to Visit during the Miami Yacht Show
The Miami Design District is a crossroads of everything creative: art, architecture, culture, fashion and gourmet cuisine. While you’re in Florida, you will want to stop here for some fabulous shopping and fine dining crafted by celebrity chefs. The upscale boutiques and stores have everything from design furniture, jewelry and luxury fashion. You can also find art galleries with special events connected to Art Basel Miami Beach which is held each year in December.
You can’t say you’ve been to The Magic City without strolling down Miami Beach. Lined with Art Deco hotels, clubs and storefronts, this coastal hotspot is known for more than just its white-sand beach. Take a break from the bustling yacht shows to visit the oceanfront cafés, nightclubs, and spas. It’s also great for activities like tennis, golf, and seaside bike rides.
The Brickell City Center is a massive and super modern development located right in downtown Miami. Like a European city center brought to life in the context of today’s South Florida, it’s known for its contemporary architecture and sustainable design features. The facility spans three city blocks, joining residential spaces with office towers and providing a lively urban hub on the ground levels. Miami visitors are attracted to the city for the unique fashion and culinary experiences.
Best Place to Eat in Miami
For a taste of the trendiest cuisine in Miami right now, try Zuma. Located in the middle of downtown, it’s easy to get to from the Miami Yacht Show. Chef Rainer Becker has gotten international recognition for his modern spin on Japanese specialties. The menu is interesting, fresh and bold, while the dining environment is classy and full of life.
While you are in Miami, schedule a consultation with G Marine luxury yacht brokers. Visit our stand at the Miami Yacht Show or contact our office in Fort Lauderdale to set up an appointment.