Best Times to Visit Miami Beach
The best time to visit Miami Beach is between March and May when the sun shines with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s during the day. Aside from the gorgeous weather, a spring visit allows you to sidestep 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 worst-case scenario, you could experience torrential downpours since Atlantic hurricane season runs from 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.
Weather in Miami Beach
Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center
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. Be warned: June is the start of Atlantic hurricane season. If you're willing to brave the sweltering temperatures, you'll enjoy more breathing room at the area's top attractions, hotels and restaurants. And if you want to sample some of the area's best restaurants at a fraction of the price, visit in August during the city's annual Miami Spice event.
With hurricanes a definite possibility, visiting during the fall can be a gamble. If you guess right, you'll save a lot of cash at the area's top hotels. Regardless, you'll still encounter 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. Everyone (who is anyone) wants to be here during this time, so bringing your checkbook and booking three to four months in advance are musts.
The clubs have cooled off a little, but the beach is heating up with average high temperatures rising from the upper 70s in March to the mid-80s in May. 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.
Popular Times to Visit Miami Beach
Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.
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