Miami isn't your typical spring break destination: Here you can find luxurious accommodations, world-class dining, eclectic culture, and abundant music and art.
As the biggest crowds of the winter season begin to make their way out of the city, Miami in the spring can be pleasantly calm but still lively with plenty of things to do. This time of the year is host to many of the most popular events, including the Miami Open and Ultra Music Festival. The start of March is typically a popular time for college spring breakers, but there are plenty of things to do to avoid that type of crowd if you'd prefer. Plan a visit in April or May and you'll miss the college students altogether.
By March, the temperatures in Miami hit the high 70s with lows in the 60s. The weather is dry this time of the year, so it's the perfect season to enjoy South Florida's nature preserves. Plus, spring is host to many of Miami's most iconic events. Plan your Miami spring break 2021 with us to enjoy luxurious accommodations in the hottest neighborhoods.
Miami Spring Events 2021
Because the weather is ideal in the spring, it's a popular time for events. Some of the biggest festivals and events take place in spring, there is something for all interests.
Be sure to check the website of each event to be sure details haven't changed.
Miami Film Festival
Dates: March 5-14, 2021
In its 38th edition, the Miami Film Festival 2021 showcases the work of new and established filmmakers through a 10-day event. In year's past, the festival brought together 45,000 people, 300 filmmakers representing 40 different countries, and more than 170 feature films of all genres. This year's event offers the opportunity for guests to watch films virtually and in-person and in theaters throughout downtown Miami.
Date: March 27, 2021
The Florida Derby takes place each year at Gulfstream Park in nearby Hallandale, Florida. Located about 30 minutes north of downtown Miami, Gulfstream Park hosts the race in preparation for the Kentucky Derby. Don your best hat and dress to the nines for this fun event.
Miami Music Week & Ultra Music Festival
Dates: March 26-28, 2021
The Ultra Music Festival takes place at Bayfront Park each March. While it didn't go on as planned last year, the event is returning and all passholders from 2020 will have a chance to attend. Miami Music Week is typically in conjunction with the Ultra Music Festival and takes place all throughout the city. It has not yet been announced if Miami Music Week will take place in 2021.
Dates: March 22 - April 4, 2021
The Miami Open is Tennis' 5th Grand Slam and is one of the biggest events in the US for the sport. This exciting event takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Come for the whole event or experience just a day of world-class tennis at the 2021 Miami Open.
Perfect Weather to Enjoy the Best Parks in Miami
Oleta River State Park
Boasting more than 1,000 acres, Oleta River State Park is just 30 minutes from downtown Miami and offers a peaceful recluse with bike trails and waterways to explore. There are 15 miles of bike trails, a fishing pier, and is a stop along the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.
Matheson Hammock Park
Located on a peninsula along Biscayne Bay, Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables features a man-made atoll that is naturally filled by the bay. The park is home to Florida mangroves and hardwood forests, as well as a planned landscape with walking paths, bike trails, a playground, and beautiful views. Matheson Hammock Park also has a marina for boating, paddle boarding, and more, as well as an on-site waterfront restaurant.
Everglades National Park
Miami is a gateway to the Everglades National Park, and it's just about an hour from the city. This majestic park can be accessed through Shark Valley from Miami, and it offers so much to do, including boat tours, kayaking, hiking, biking, and abundant wildlife viewing.
Bear Cut Nature Preserve
Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Bear Cut Nature Preserve is an oceanfront park with hiking and biking paths for all levels. The Osprey Trail is a popular trail that brings you to a 6,000-year-old fossilized mangrove forest reef.