It’s hard to get into the holiday spirit with bikinis still in your wardrobe and 80-degree weather, but these 5 Haute Miami Winter Wonderlands are sure to heat up your holiday!
1 Basement Skate at The Miami Beach EDITION
Right in the “heart of Miami Beach,” between South Beach and North Beach, you’ll find a 2,000 square-foot ice skating rink with high windows overlooking Collins Avenue and a state-of-the-art sound system that rivals some of Miami’s largest superclubs. Don’t believe us? The Miami Beach EDITION hotel is home to Basement Skate, one of the coolest spots to ever hit Miami. Skaters can channel their inner Michelle Kwan while groovin’ and glidin’ to the beat.
2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140786.257.4548
2 Drinkhouse Fire & Icera-haus
Just minutes from the sand you’ll find Fire & Ice, Miami’s first Ice Vodka Bar and Experimental Cocktail Fire Lounge, a one-of-a-kind, exhilarating social experience. Award-winning master ice sculptor David Berman dedicated months and months to detailed carving work; transforming 100,000 pounds of ice and genuine crystals into the most mesmerizing ice cavern imaginable. Fire & Ice provides plush faux fur coats, gloves, and lined slippers to combat the 23-degree temperature you find inside of the bar. Play ice games & sip on premium vodka cocktails from genuine pristine ice glassware. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped right off of Collins Ave. and into your favorite snow globe.
1672 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139305.534.2423
3 Virtual Snow of Palm Beach
Virtual Snow brings the slopes to sunny South Florida. This ski and snowboard training company, originally founded by former World Class Freestyle Champion Bob Salerno, provides a safe, indoor environment. The same industry training protocols used by ski instructors on the mountain are utilized in this facility – allowing students to develop muscle memory and comfort in the movement patterns before hitting the slopes. A minimum of 5 sessions is recommended for a beginner skier and a minimum of 3 sessions is recommended for a beginner snowboarder.Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTriBEOi8bA#t=95
1900 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409561.625.0003
4 Ice Fountain and Acqualina Spa Resort
Inside Miami’s Acqualina Spa by ESPA you’ll find a very unique spa feature; the ice fountain. After warming up in the sauna or steam room, follow up your thermal experience by cooling off with ice. The interplay between heat and cold animates your blood circulation and creates a euphoric, mood boosting sensation. As you rub your heated body with handfuls of ice flakes, you can concentrate on cellulite prone areas, as increased circulation can help eliminate cellulite. This one-of-a-kind refreshing experience can also strengthen your immune and lymphatic systems, resulting in a multi-facetted luxury spa experience.
17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL877.312.9742
5 The Ice Room Aboard Norwegian Escape
All aboard the Norwegian Escape, the newest and largest ship in Norwegian’s fleet to date. She measures a whopping 1,098 feet in length and welcomes 4,248 people on board. The ship is jam-packed with incredible features and amenities – including a 3-story ropes course, a mini-golf course, full basketball court, an aqua park, and The Haven: an exclusive enclave with private key-card access, 24-hour butler service and a private sundeck. But the true winter wonderland feel can be found inside of Escape’s Mandara Spa. After unwinding in the largest thermal suite at sea, chill-out, literally, in the first ever at sea Snow Room, an ice-cold artic environment that stimulates blood circulation throughout the body. Home-ported in Miami year-round, the Escape is the perfect holiday getaway vessel.