What does it take to plan the perfect Miami girlfriend getaway? Warm weather, great restaurants, and plenty of dancing for starters. Southern Florida is a perfect destination to find all this and more.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to discover some fun with your girlfriends, consider booking a hotel in Doral, Florida instead of downtown Miami.
Save Your Budget for Fun With Friends
One of the most exciting options for your lodging is the Aloft Miami Doral, a Starwood property. This hotel is stylish, with a great bar and restaurant, and a fun pool scene. Spend the day by the pool, visit the spa, and then head into Miami for dinner and a fun night out.
The Provident Doral at the Blue Miami is also an excellent choice for a girlfriend getaway. This all-suite hotel offers up to three-bedroom accommodations. If you’re going to search out spa treatments during your vacation, the Spa Azul is a must. With a focus on relaxation, stress relief, and hydrotherapy, the menu of offers everything a busy mom, businesswoman, or other professional may want in a weekend escape.
If you’re traveling over the weekend, book your room online to save 35% plus get a free breakfast included in the rate.
Uber Makes Getting Around Simple
Before you depart, make sure you all download Uber, a smartphone app that offers rides on-demand. The app knows your location and instantly matches you with a driver nearby. With plenty of drivers in and around the Miami area, this is a simple and safe way to get between Doral and Miami.
The ride is automatically charged to your credit card on file, and the drivers cannot accept tips. Be sure everyone in your group has the app downloaded so you can trade off covering the cost of transfers.
Inexpensive Adventures for Day or Night
If you and your friends are into yoga, make sure to join hundreds of yogis at Miami’s Yoga in the Park. Thanks to a roster of sponsors, enjoy free yoga classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday in the scenic Bayfront Park in Miami.
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The free FitCamp is also a fun activitiy in the Doral area. Head to 73rd street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and bring water, a towel, and a mat for an hour-long class filled with jumping jacks, squats, push ups, burpees, and ab work. Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
If you’re looking for a downtown pool experience, check out the 300-foot pool at Icon Brickell, a boutique hotel that shares a property with the Viceroy Miami. Instead of coughing up $700 per night for the amazing views of Biscayne Bay, plenty of comfy lounge beds and a fun pool scene, for only $45 per person you can purchase access via a day pass. You will be able to visit the pool, gym, steam room, and sauna from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Towels, robes and sandals are included.
A fun weekend in Miami with your girlfriends doesn’t have to be expensive. Happy planning!