With its ocean-adjacent location, pristine beaches, and intra-costal waterways, there’s no denying that Miami is a beautiful city with some unbelievable scenery. Of course, while your eyes may like what they see wherever you go in Miami, not all views are created equal; some are far more spectacular than others. If you really want to be blown away by the South Beach scenery, here are a few places to go for the best views in all of Miami.
Mondrian South Beach Hotel
The Mondrian South Beach Hotel may be home to the best sunset view in Miami. The hotel sits on the west edge of South Beach, so it’s on the shore of Biscayne Bay, not the Atlantic Ocean. The view from the hotel looks west over the bay and back towards the skyline in downtown Miami, which makes for a great view with the sun setting behind it. Most guests can watch the sunset from their balcony, and those that can’t are able to see such a gorgeous sunset from the hotel’s Sunset Lounge. Of course, even after the sun goes down, the lights from downtown Miami towering over the bay isn’t a bad view either.
South Pointe Park
At the southern tip of South Beach is South Pointe Park, which is a place to enjoy spectacular views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, depending on which end of the park you’re enjoying at the time. From South Pointe Park, you can also see downtown Miami, the port of Miami, and Fisher Island, which is home to many famous people. There are a wide variety of activities to partake in at the park, and all while you’re surrounded by amazing views. When it’s time for the sun to set, head to the pier and you’ll be able to see something special.
On the eastern side of South Beach is Lummus Park, which is home to some of the best ocean views anywhere in Miami. The park is in the heart of the Art Deco District of Miami, so to one side you have beautiful views of the ocean, beach, and palm trees, while on the other side you can enjoy the view of several famous Art Deco buildings. Even if you don’t want to go down to the beach, Lummus Park features a long bike path that allows you to take in the great view while enjoying a leisurely afternoon bike ride. Of course, since the park faces east over the Atlantic Ocean, if you can get there before dawn, this is a great park to enjoy watching the sunrise over the ocean.
Finally, the place in downtown Miami to go for a great view is Viceroy Hotel and Resort. If you’re lucky enough to have a room that faces east, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of both Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel also features a rooftop infinity pool, and while the pool itself is nice, the view is what blows you away. The hotel’s unique location and rooftop pool give it one of the best and must-see views in Miami.