Super Bowl LIV is just around the corner at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL! If your clients are fortunate enough to have scored tickets to the big game on February 2, that’s great! But if you have others who desire to get as close as possible to the action in sun-soaked Miami, why not help them plan an amazing getaway by including some of these one-of-a-kind experiences?
Best places to “sneak” in some fun
Grails Sports Bar
If your clients don’t have tickets to the game, this fun sneaker-themed sports bar has everything necessary for an unforgettable game day: hyper-local beers and handcrafted cocktails, live music, upscale bar fare, and more than 60 TVs playing throughout the indoor/outdoor space. Your clients can sip drinks from ceramic sneaker-shaped mugs while munching on free-range chicken wings, black truffle fries and buffalo cauliflower.
Super Bowl Live & Super Bowl Experience
Let your clients know about Super Bowl Live, a free week-long event held in Bayfront Park, offering loads of family-friendly fun leading up to game day. Or get them tickets to the Super Bowl Experience, an interactive theme park for football fans in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Visitors can get autographs from NFL players, participate in youth football clinics, and take part in a 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens. The experience also features an enhanced Super Bowl ring display, and photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Super Fan Fest
Super Fan Fest is another free week-long event, tucked right in the middle of Miami’s hottest neighborhood, Wynwood. The event includes 80,000 square feet of football-related fun. At the center of it all is thedeck, a 9,000-square-foot sports bar complete with South Florida’s top resident DJs and one of the biggest LED screens imaginable.
Art, aquariums and alligators
Wynwood was once a rundown textile and manufacturing area. But real estate developer Tony Goldman, and a group of street artists, transformed the area into a curated outdoor gallery featuring large-scale murals by world–famous street artists including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk and Eduardo Kobra. Your clients can explore the outdoor gallery on their own, or you can book them a guided bike tour for deeper insights into the artists and their artwork.
Experience nature on a whole new level at the Miami Seaquarium, where conservation and education go hand-in-fin. Your clients will meet sting rays, sharks, sea turtles and tropical birds. They can swim with the dolphins, get kisses from seals, and take an “underwater hike” in a state-of-the-art dive helmet. Book a VIP tour for those who want to get up close and personal with some of the more exotic sea creatures.
Everglades National Park
The Everglades National Park covers 1.5 million acres of swampland, home to alligators, snakes, crocodiles, the elusive Florida panther, and a fluttering host of unique birdlife. Your clients can hike or bike on trails, or you can book them a high-speed airboat ride to explore the marshes and streams.
Score a super dining experience
After a busy day of football-focused fun, your clients will appreciate a nice dinner at Alter. This industrial-chic restaurant in Wynwood offers the perfect space for showcasing Chef Brad Kilgore’s culinary talents. Alter’s multicourse tasting menus invite guests to savor the unique flavor combinations that have earned Kilgore multiple James Beard nominations.
Book a special night out for your clients at Miami Beach’s Stubborn Seed. They can order à la carte or take part in a five- or eight-course tasting menu crafted by Top Chef Jeremy Ford. And suggest they save room for Pastry Chef Dallas Wynne’s delectable seasonal desserts. They may even want to order a few snickerdoodle cookies to take home for a late-night snack.
Arline’s Restaurant & Seafood
If your clients want to dine close to the Hard Rock Stadium, Arline’s offers down–home Caribbean soul food that includes fried conch, shrimp and fish varieties, along with pigeon peas and rice, mac ‘n cheese, and generous slices of sweet potato pie for dessert. There’s also an entire menu section dedicated to shrimp and waffles.
The authentic flavors of Italy are alive and well in Miami Gardens at this award-winning family-owned restaurant. Tuscan yellow walls glow by the light of a gorgeous antique chandelier, evoking the feel of old–world Italy. Let your clients know they should stay for the late-night happy hour filled with refreshing cocktails, live music and livelier dancing.
The final touchdown
This subterranean disco was created by Ian Schrager of Studio 54 fame, but the venue doesn’t stop with mere dancing. There’s also a four-lane bowling alley and 2,000-square–foot ice skating rink inside. The classic discotheque lighting was designed by Patrick Woodroffe, the man behind the lighting magic of Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga concerts.
Your clients can soak up breathtaking Miami skyline views from this libation haven, listed among Condé Nast’s 15 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S. Situated on the 40th floor of EAST, Miami hotel, your clients can choose from a cocktail menu that’s as expansive as the view – including more than a dozen new tiki drinks.
Wynwood’s best wine bar, pronounced “lan-yap,” has a distinctive New Orleans vibe. Your clients will want to arrive early so they pick a bottle of Lagniappe’s specialty small-batch wine, order a cheese plate, and reserve a spot in the backyard for the nightly jazz show, performed beneath the glow of lights draped from trees overhead.
Fulfill your client’s Super Bowl vacation dreams by using Amadeus Selling Platform Connect to book not just air, but car, hotel and tours, and you’ll score big in profits. And if you’re doing a bit of pre-trip planning research, feel free to pop in and say hello to the folks in the Miami Amadeus office!
Which team do you think will be named the 2019 NFL champion at Super Bowl LIV: the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers?