Miami Beach on a Budget

Budget Eats in South Beach

Las Olas Café, 644 6th Street, Miami Beach; phone (305) 534-9333.

Puerto Sagua, 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-1115.

Macchialina (Thursday nights only – $10 pasta special), 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach; phone (305) 534-2124.

Lunch Specials at Café at Books and Books, located at 927 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach; phone (305) 695-8898)

Nespresso, (free samples for potential buyers), 1105 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Best coffee in town is the Cuban “Colada.” Its triple strength pure Cuban expresso, serves up to 4 people and averages $1.75 per colada.

Bella Cuba, 1659 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; phone: (305) 672-7566.

Café Papo, 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach.

David’s Cafécito, 919 Alton Road, Miami Beach; phone (305) 534-8736.

Las Olas Café, 644 6th Street, Miami Beach; phone (305) 534-9333.

Munchies Latin Café, 324 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; phone (305) 531-0559.

Puerto Sagua, 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-1115.

Budget Eats in North Beach

Gol, 940 71st Street in Miami Beach; phone: (305)397-8917.

Locura Marina, 7118 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 397-8555.

Mi Colombia Restaurant, 702 71st Street, Miami Beach; phone (305) 867-1013.

Sazon Cuban Cuisine, 7305 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; phone: (305) 861-4727

Miami Spice Month:  For a super deal to dine in high-end restaurants all over town, Miami Spice Month in August and September offers fine cuisine lunches and dinners at reduced prix-fix menus. Stop by Visit Miami Beach Welcome Center at 530 17th Street for details.

Happy Hour South Beach

The Dutch, in the W South Beach Hotel at 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 938-3112.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company , 237 20th Street, Miami Beach; phone (305) 763-8217.

Regent’s Cocktail Club, in the Gale Hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (786) 975-2550.

Katsuya’s  “Kan Pai Hour,” the SLS Hotel at 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 455-2995.

Segafredo L’Originale, 1040 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-0047.

Yuca, 501 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; phone (305) 532-9822.

Pool Parties

Shoreclub’s free Sessions Sundays at the Shoreclub Hotel at 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (786) 276-6772.

Sip. Swim at the One Hotel Pool Party (free with rsvp at [email protected]) at the One Hotel at 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 361-5100.

Backyard Saturdays at the Confidante pool party at the Confidante Hotel at 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 424-1234.

First Sunday of the Month Hyde Beach Pool Party at the SLS. In the SLS Hotel at 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 674-1701.

Full Moon Swim every month at the Broken Shaker in the Freehand Hotel at 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach; phone (305) 531-2727.

  

Arts & Culture

First Friday of every month, there is a FREE CONCERT in Normandy village at Normandy Fountain in North Beach.  Normandy Fountain is at 7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach, FL 33141. Call 305-332-2623 for more information.

Espanola Way on Miami Beach between Washington Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue features free events all week long:

1) Free opera concert every Wednesday evening

2) Free Salsa performance and dancing every Thursday evening

3) Free Flamenco performance every Friday evening

4) Free Yoga class every Saturday morning at 9:30am

 

The North Beach Bandshell hosts concerts every month that are free at this amphitheater on the beach.  See for more information: http://www.northbeachbandshell.com/events/ . North Beach Bandshell is located at 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (786) 453-2897.

Fourth Wednesday of every month – Free Open Air Tango Milonga from 6pm to 10pm. Free lesson at 6pm. 845 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; phone (786) 355-0882.

Last Sunday of every month, the Bass Museum is free. Check out “Overtime” one night every month.  Bass Museum is located at 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-7530.

Every Friday from 6pm to 9pm, admission to the Wolfsonian Museum is free. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 531-1001.

Jewish Museum of Florida offers FREE admission every Saturday. It is located at 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 672-5044.

Holocaust Memorial is always free.  It is located at 1933 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 538-1663.

Stitch n’ Bitch the Freehand Hotel at 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach; phone (305) 531-2727.

Children

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is a bird rescue and is free and accepts donations. It is located at 1279 79th Street Causeway, Miami Beach; phone (305) 751-9840.

Flamingo Park Pool  in Flamingo Park. It is located at 1245 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-7750.

Playgrounds in Miami Beach:

Miami Beach Botanical Garden is always free. It is located at 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-7256.

Miami Children’s Museum is free to enter every third Friday of each month from 4pm to 8pm. It is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach; phone (305) 373-5437.

Last Sunday of every month is family day at the Bass Museum, and admission is free for the whole family.  Bass Museum is located at 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (305) 673-7530.

Tours

Take a free tour of Miami Beach on our trolley system: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/city-hall/transportation/trolley/ .

Tour Miami Beach in the Swoop for a free ride to your destination and make sure to tip your driver.

Rent a bicycle with helmet and lock.

GO Miami Cards & Explorer Passes allow for many tours and attractions in southeast Florida at a substantial discount. Visit Miami Beach Visitors Center sells them. For more information, go to Visit Miami Beach at 530 17th Street, Miami Beach; (305) 672-1270.

Sports & Recreation

Beach Tennis.  Courts are located on the beach at 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; phone (347) 815-4423.

For an outdoor gym on the beach, visit Ocean Drive at 9th Street.

Volleyball courts are free at South Beach Volley located on Ocean Drive and 8th Street.

Free Yoga on Espanola, organized by Synergy Yoga. Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am at 419 Espanola Way, located between 14th and 15th Street and Washington Avenue, and meet on the street in front of El Paseo Hotel. Call El Paseo Hotel (305) 400-0767 or The Dana Agency (305) 758-1110 to confirm before you go.