It’s time to celebrate Independence Day Miami-style with haute BBQs, fireworks, and of course beachside celebrations. Here are our top picks of where to celebrate this year’s festivities from swanky hotels, breathtaking beachfronts and dockside dining spots:
For some 4th of July-spirited red décor, head to the Faena Hotel and celebrate in high style on the beach with red umbrellas, white sands and clear blue water. Start the day off with some relaxation and join Tierra Santa Healing House’s New Moon Ashtanga Yoga on the beach ($35/person). As can be expected, Faena ensures the rest of your day is perfect, from a four-course feast by Los Fuegos signature Chef Francis Mallmann, to unlimited house wines, mimosas and Absolut Elyx Bloody Mary cocktails available along with live music from Spam Allstars. Tickets available $150 for adults, $55 for children.
For a haute scene, book your reservation at Bagatelle Miami Beach for a boozy Sunday brunch on July 3rd, 2016. With the restaurant’s signature blue and white decor and a wait staff clad in red, white and blue attire, this St. Tropez outpost is ready to celebrate Independence Day in full force. Enjoy family-style brunch selections, lots of champagne and beats by DJ Gotta that will keep you dancing all day long. To book your table, contact [email protected] or call 305-704-3900.
THE BILTMORE HOTEL
If you’re looking to escape the crowds in South Beach, The Biltmore offers the perfect refuge with a classy and traditional American celebration at its stately property. The iconic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables will host its annual Stars & Stripes BBQ at the hotel’s center terrace featuring delicious grill selections to munch on, an open bar, a grand firework display with VIP table options. Pricing runs for $170 general admission for adults and $45 for children (12 and under). VIP tables of 10 will go for $1600.
RIVER YACHT CLUB
This new Miami waterside hotspot will celebrate its first Fourth of July Celebration with a day of fun in the sun on the River. Enjoy live music and some of America’s favorite cuisines with an elegant twist and, of course, fresh seafood including lobster rolls, sliders, coleslaw, watermelon salad and corn on the cob. Later in the evening, post up and enjoy the best waterfront views of the firework displays as the sky lights up along the Miami River.
ST. REGIS BAL HARBOUR
An Independence Day Soirée will be in full swing at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour throughout the five-star resort’s pool area. Indulge in extravagant buffet stations featuring a raw bar, BBQ beef and pork, burgers and a Fourth of July-themed dessert presentation by the famed Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Enjoy live music and Bal Harbour’s beautiful firework displays taking place along the beach. If you want to take it up a notch, opt for the VIP package which includes bottle service and a private beach setup to watch the firework show. Admission is $139 for adults, $75 for children and $350 for VIP tickets.
Get ready for an All-American Cookout with two days of celebrations from the Restaurant at The Raleigh. Enjoy a creative twist to your favorite American classics, skillfully created to indulge your palettes with dishes like Grilled Oysters with charred scallion and yuzu vinaigrette, Alaskan King Crab Legs with lemon garlic aioli, Wagyu Beef Hot Dogs and Grilled St. Louis Ribs with Kimchee BBQ. Pair off these delectable BBQ favorites with drink specials and live raw bar selections. Later, bring on the competition with a giant connect four game or ping-pong on the lawn.