Heading to Miami for Super Bowl LIV? The annual championship game will be hosted by Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 2, 2020. With stadium seating for over 65,000 spectators, the venue and the city are setting up to accommodate the huge number of fans expected to swarm the city to cheer for their favorite teams. A city well-known for warm tropical weather, exquisite beachfront properties and a prominent Latin American influence, Miami is a city worth exploring while visiting for the big game.
Super Bowl LIV in the 305
This is the day NFL fans have been looking forward to all season. Miami will host its 11th Super Bowl and for the first time since 2010 at Hard Rock Stadium. The 54th Super Bowl in Miami also comes during the season the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Previously known as Sun Life Stadium, Hard Rock Stadium is relatively new and had completed renovations in Fall 2016. Home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and the Miami Open, the stadium is an iconic landmark in the city.
The Super Bowl halftime show, formally known as the Pepsi Halftime Show, is always epic. Previous years have spotlighted the world’s best performers, including Beyoncé, Prince and Justin Timberlake. This year, the headliners will be Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, award-winning performers known for the Hispanic flare they bring to their music.
The Super Bowl festivities start even before Super Bowl Sunday, with the Super Bowl Music Fest from January 30th to February 1st. Hosted by the American Airlines Arena, the music festival will feature performances from DJ Khaled, Guns N’ Roses and Maroon 5.
The Super Bowl Experience will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from January 25th to January 26th and January 29th to February 1st. The Super Bowl Experience is the most exciting continuous event surrounding Super Bowl LIV, with a professional football interactive theme park offering participatory games, youth football clinics, merchandise and autograph sessions with NFL players. The Super Bowl Experience will also feature a virtual reality encounter, an enhanced Super Bowl rings display and photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Tickets are required for Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium and can be purchased here. Be sure to download the NFL OnePass app for the most up-to-date event information, available on iOS and Android devices.
Miami Hot Spots
Known as the Magic City, Miami is a unique city that manages to pay homage to its storied heritage while keeping at the forefront of what’s next to come. Experience the city’s trademark glamour and distinct sights, all while you enjoy NFL’s most awaited season finale.
The Beach Life
South Beach is an iconic must-see, with turquoise-blue waters, a stunning coastline surrounded by Art Deco hotels, and a glitzy social scene. Surfside is known as Miami’s upscale beach town. Nestled between North Beach and Bal Harbour, it has a decidedly retro small-town appeal that creates those private beach vibes. Bill Baggs Cape State Park at the tip of Key Biscayne is a treasure, with rugged sand dunes leading to an uncrowded beach and uninterrupted ocean views, making it a piece of unspoiled and natural old Florida.
The Shopping Scene
Brickell City Centre in downtown Miami offers four levels of premium shopping and entertainment interconnected over three city blocks. If you prefer to shop outdoors, Bayside Marketplace is just for you. The two-story open-air shopping center is located in downtown Miami and recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau as the number one most visited attraction in Miami.
Hungry after shopping? La Centrale is a 40,000-square-feet premier Italian food hall located in Brickell, with authentic Italian restaurants, cafes, retail shops and a cooking studio.
Situated in an exclusive, ocean-front enclave north of Miami, Bal Harbour Shops features an array of designer offerings appealing to shoppers both international and domestic. On the other hand, the creative neighborhood of the Miami Design District is home to more than 120 flagship stores like Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Personal shoppers are available upon request to elevate your shopping experience. Finally, stroll down South Beach’s crown jewel, Lincoln Road, to experience a ten-block mecca of shopping, dining and live street entertainment.
The Art Culture
Immerse yourself in Miami Design District’s art culture by visiting its world-class art museums, fine art galleries, and public art exhibits. Wynwood is one of the city’s most artistic districts, known for its many colorful murals. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists.
Pérez Art Museum Miami is for modern and contemporary art enthusiasts, with galleries dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover a unique cultural gem at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a Gilded age estate set on Biscayne Bay. The property is a national historic landmark surrounded by ten acres of formal gardens and natural beauty that are sure to delight your senses.
Best for Families: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel is one of South Beach’s first family-friendly hotels. Enthusiastic counselors host beach tours and Nintendo Wii competitions at the Kids Camp, the Toy Library loans out beach shovels and the hotel can even send games up to your room. The hotel is also famous for its enormous and shallow free-form pool.
Best for Couples: W, South Beach
Surrounded by dense palms, wood-lattice cabanas and colorful cushions set along the grass, W South Beach is the ideal spot for couples looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway. As a W hotel, it features the top-notch Bliss spa, which offers couples in-room spa services and custom massages. The hotel is also centered in the heart of South Beach within walking distance to popular clubs and restaurants.
Best for Golfers: The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
With a stunning European aesthetic, The Biltmore Hotel flawlessly carries the luxurious theme of the hotel, offering guests 340-thread-count Egyptian beddings, as well as oversized windows with superb views of the 18-hole Biltmore Golf Course. The championship course is an 18-hole, 71-par course and was originally designed in 1925 by legendary golf course architect, Donald Ross, and updated for the modern game in 2018.
Best Overall: Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside
From the moment it first opened its doors in 1930, The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club has hosted history. It is here that you will find an oceanfront destination that brings a new era of glamour elevated with chic Italian dining and a world-class spa. Just a short distance from the urban beat of South Beach and Downtown Miami, it is a remarkable architectural feat of contemporary, white marbled buildings and refined, elegant rooms.
Indulge in a Spectrum of Flavors
Where Latin American influences meet refined, culinary expertise, Miami offers several dining options that provide unique flavorful menus. Some local favorites include:
- CHE 105, Downtown Miami
- Swan, Design District
- The Local Cuban, South Beach
- KYU, Wynwood District
- Yardbird, Miami Beach
- LeSirenuse, Surfside
Selected as the event’s host for its tropical climate, Miami’s Super Bowl weekend will most likely bring in relatively warm temperatures (75-82°F), with lower chances of rainfall, cool breezes and plentiful sunshine. Visitors are encouraged to bring lightweight, breathable clothing, as well as sunscreen, hats and umbrellas – just in case!
Miami and its surrounding cities are relatively safe for visitors to travel about. There are certain regions to avoid, but they are far from the usual tourist landmarks. Security will most certainly be heightened around the venue and in public areas during Super Bowl week.
Miami-Bound for Super Bowl?
The city awaits you for the ultimate Super Bowl 2020 Experience. Plan ahead to get the most of your trip and experience the best that Miami has to offer.