Miami celeb getaways: Sleep, eat, party like the rich & famous

Will Smith was on to something when he said that there “ain’t no city in the world like” Miami – with incredible weather, a party scene like no other, beautiful people (almost) everywhere you look, and celebs galore. 

If you’re planning a trip to Miami, here’s what you need to know about where the celebs hang out – and how you can live like a celeb in Miami, Florida.

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Sleep in luxury like a celeb in Miami, Florida

Fisher Island in Miami, FloridaOne of the most exclusive places in the world is Fisher Island.  Its red terracotta roofs are visible from the MacArthur Causeway, it is only accessible by ferry, and you have to have an invite.  It’s no wonder the likes of Oprah, the Bush family, Andre Agassi, Julia Roberts, and other top-profile celebs make their home here part of the year.  Guests can stay at the Fisher Island Hotel & Resort starting at $400 per night.  Find out more about Staying on Fisher Island: Most expensive zip code in the US

The next best place to stay if you want to do Miami like a celeb is The Villa by Barton G. – otherwise known as the Versace Mansion or Casa Casuarina on Ocean Drive, right in the heart of South Beach.  The mansion’s entrance is one of the most photographed sites in the country – it’s here where Versace was shot dead in 1997. This high-profile villa offers 10 exquisitely designed suites at a price only the rich & famous like Madonna could afford – starting around $1,200 to $5,000 per depending on the season. 

Last but not least, there’s Casa Tua: a hotel and restaurant that is more than just a hotel or restaurant – it’s a lifestyle, they say.  The surrounding hedge keeps out the prying eyes of paparazzi while the hotel offers six luxury suites that go for $400-600 during low season and $750-1050 during high season.  The restaurant offers the best Italian and tiramisu in Miami.  It’s no wonder celebs like Kate Hudson, Helio Castroneves, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, and Owen Wilson come here to play. 

Dine like a celeb in Miami, Florida

Sushi Samba on Lincoln Rd. in Miami, FloridaSushiSamba Dromo on Lincoln Road has been a hot spot for sushi-loving celebs in Miami for nearly ten years now.  Delicious Japanese cuisine meets South American flavours on tapas-sized plates in a trendy location. 

SushSamba’s newest sister restaurant, Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill in Midtown Miami serves up food from three areas: the robata, hot kitchen, and raw bar.  It’s one of the hottest new go-to dining spots in Miami, most recently visited by Shakira, and Gloria & Emilio Estefan.  

Mercadito, also in Midtown Miami, is another popular celeb hangout – far away from the shores of South Beach.  The stylish, fun restaurant serves up tapas-style contemporary Mexican food, signature cocktails, and fun guacamoles.  Who knows, you might see Jessica Simpson, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Kate Hudson or Goldie Hawn.  Read on as takes you Inside Mercadito, Miami.

STK Miami is a favourite of celebs like Kim Kardashian, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock.  Located at the Gansevoort Miami Beach, the restaurant offers steakhouse staples with an exotic Miami twist. 

Party like a celeb in Miami, Florida

LIV night club at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, FloridaLIV nightclub, Fontainebleau is by far one of the hottest new clubs in Miami seeing the likes of Drake, Paris Hilton, Joaquin Phoenix, Hayden Panettiere, Chace Crawford, Kevin Connolly, Nick Lachey, and the cast of the Hills.  More about Thrilling Weekends at the Fontainebleau, Miami.

Mansion Nightclub on Washington Ave. is another mecca for celebs in Miami – often frequented Diddy, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce and more. 

Louis Bar Lounge at Gansevoort Miami Beach is another great choice if you’re looking to rub elbows in one of Miami Beach’s most exclusive lounges – where Miami meets old-school Paris.  For a more mature crowd, celebs like Sean Penn can hideaway in the VIP tables where and relax without being bothered – Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan thought so, too.

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