We asked Concierge Natacha Napotnik of Four Seasons Hotel Miami to gather the savviest sightseeing suggestions she could find—her own as well as those of other local connoisseurs, including some she works with every day at the Hotel. Experience the city’s vibrant nightlife, beaches, strong coffee and cultural ties to Latin America and the Caribbean.
One of the top markets for Latin American art, Miami is a hotbed of galleries and exhibition spaces as well as host to über-successful Art Basel Miami Beach. The Wynwood area and the Design District are the best places to see cutting-edge works by top local artists like Glexis Noboa and Herman Bas, whose work is also displayed at the Hotel. For less cutting-edge art, explore the upscale galleries of Coral Gables.
Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road is a vibrant, pedestrians-only street, perfect for people-watching as you sip a mojito, Miami’s quintessential cocktail, at one of its many fun, outdoor restaurants like the Van Dyke Café. Or try Nespresso for Miami’s version of the Spanish cortadito, an espresso mixed with a small amount of milk. The diverse fashion styles of South Beach are on full—and sometimes bare—display as amblers enjoy the breeze-cooled tropical air along Lincoln Road each evening.
Considered one of Miami’s best restaurants for its Latin-Asian fusion cuisine, handsome EDGE Miami restaurant sits above the pool terrace on the Four Seasons’ seventh floor. Start the evening with a drink poolside at Bahia. For dinner at EDGE, begin with the Lobster Cocktail and be sure to try one of their signature dishes, the Corvina with Baby Cucumber, Green Apple and Celery Leaf Yellow Pepper Sauce.