Brit + Co's Ultimate Self-Care City Guide
We all want to make the most of our limited vacation days, but it can be challenging to find the right balance between exploring and relaxing. It's easy to overbook ourselves when we finally get away, trying to see and do everything possible. Instead of just enjoying our free time, we end up stressed. That's why we created the Self-Care City Guide to help you plan the best of what to see, where to eat, and how to pamper yourself in some amazing destinations. We start in sunny Miami, with more cities to be added soon.
Miami Self-Care City Guide
Miami is a city full of color — that applies to everything including the street murals, Art Deco architecture, gorgeous beaches, foodie scene, and vibrant culture. And while the nightlife is what most people buzz about, the daytime offers plenty of opportunities to soak in some of Miami's year-round sunshine and recharge the mind and body. Below you'll find all the places to experience the healthy side of Magic City.
Miami is a hub for creativity and there's no better place to witness that than the Wynwood Walls, an outdoor gallery of huge murals by street artists from all over the globe. Go early to avoid the crowds, and take a scenic stroll immersed in world-class art. Afterward, wander around the neighborhood, which is filled with great restaurants, cafes, and shops.
THE STANDARD POOL AND SPA
To indulge in some self-care, The Standard Spa combines a traditional spa with a new-age ashram. Treatments like The Celestial and Acupuncture Alignment will bring balance to your body and soul, while the Soul Temple is a pamper-worthy bathhouse experience that includes a stone scrub, massage, and bath soak.
COLORFUL LIFEGUARD TOWERS ON SOUTH BEACH
Even Miami's beaches have their own artistic flair — bright lifeguard towers provide colorful accents on the sands of South Beach.
Each tower has its own personality, shape, and pattern, and collectively, they provide fun eye candy whether you're running next to the water or sunbathing with a book.
Located in downtown Miami, Ten Fruits is a great place to fuel up in the morning before a day of exploring. Pick up some fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, hearty acai bowls, high-protein waffles, or homemade pastries to keep your energy and spirits high.
Packing for a vacation can be stressful and especially tricky if you’ve never been to the place you’re headed. Even though Miami is relatively sunny year-round (about 70-80º F), it can also get very windy, so dressing in layers is key. This adidas Ace Bra is the perfect pop of color to help you fit right into the vibrant Miami scene during your morning runs on the beach. And this super lightweight Sport ID Wind Jacket is a stylish way to keep you cozy when that ocean breeze picks up.
Every girl also needs a comfy pair of versatile leggings that can transition from plane to play, like these High-Rise Sport Block leggings. And last but not least, keep all your travel essentials handy in this carry-on friendly Defender III Small Duffle Bag, which has easily accessible side pockets, and can also double as a workout bag for your trip.
adidas and Dick’s Sporting Goods invite you to join our community of FITSQUAD women and come sweat, create and refuel together on Saturday, March 30th at the Pembroke Pines Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pembroke. HIIT/Power Yoga classes, a live DJ, delicious food and custom terrarium-building activities will be happening all day! RSVP to attend here.
As Miami's first plant-based gastropub, Soul Tavern serves comfort food with a healthy twist. Founder Jason Gordon is an acupuncturist specializing in Chinese medicine and has brought some of his practices into creating food that brings both balance and harmony. Sit in the zen outdoor space and order off the herbal elixir tea menu, designed to enhance various aspects of your well-being. For a nosh, the jackfruit gyoza and the hearts of palm cakes are must-try items.
ART-DECO HISTORIC DISTRICT
For a little throwback, head to the beachfront to see all the Art Deco architecture of Miami's yesteryear. Throw on your comfiest sneakers and get ready to get your steps in.
These historical '20s and '30s pastel buildings have been restored into luxurious hotels and nightclubs along trendy South Beach and provide a colorful way to spend the afternoon or evening.
Next time you find yourself in Miami, you'll be well-equipped to find your zen and get the R&R you deserve. Share your travels with us using on social by tagging @BritandCo and @dickssportinggoods #FITSQUAD.
Photography: Brittany Griffin/Brit + Co
Design: Marisa Kumtong
Production + Styling: Cassidy Miller
Author: Lesley Chen