Best Times to Visit Miami Beach
The best time to visit Miami Beach is the spring. Between March and May, the sun shines with high 70s and low 80s during the day. Also, you'll miss the peak winter rates. This part of Florida enjoys a subtropical climate, meaning it's usually warm year-round and a bit rainy. Pack an umbrella if you visit in summer or fall; at the very least, you can expect some afternoon showers. In the worse-case scenario, you could experience torrential downpours since hurricane season runs from about June to November. If you're trying to keep your bank account in check, hotel rates and flight fares tend to decrease in the summer as the temperature and precipitation increase.
|Summer means that families will converge on the beach; however, they won't stick around for the evenings. With temperatures in the high 80s and lower 90s, you should bring lots of sunscreen and take frequent dips in the ocean.|
With hurricanes a definite possibility, visiting during the fall can be a gamble. If you guess right, you'll save a lot of cash. Regardless, you'll still confront leftover summer heat and humidity. The beaches will be the least packed at this time of year.
The time to see and be seen, winter brings out the best in Miami Beach. You'll enjoy the people-watching, while sitting on the outdoor patio of an exclusive restaurant with temps in the mid 70s. Miami Beach also saves its best events for the winter, especially Art Basel. Everyone (who is anyone) wants to be here during this time, so bringing the check book and booking three to four months in advance are musts.
The clubs have cooled off a little, but the beach is heating up. Visitors get their tans while lounging on the wide beaches. Note that Spring Break always brings a throng of college kids to Miami's shores. If sharing the sand with students isn't appealing, plan on visiting in late April or early May.