As February is considered among the health and wellness months of Miami, health conscious visitors can treat themselves with exciting discounts at the yoga studios, gyms, spas and golf courses. Accommodations like the posh InterContinental Miami, the simple La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport West and the apartments of One Broadway can be great options in February.
The rest of the United States might be freezing or have cold weather, but Miami will present you with comfy sunny weather to make the best out of the concerts, sports events, food and wine festivals, art shows and more.
Weather of Miami in February
The average temperature of Miami remains around 200 Celsius that is slightly higher than that of January and it tends to get warmer. In February, the highest temperature can be 240 Celsius while the lowest temperature is about 160 Celsius. Generally, the day temperature is around 24.10 Celsius and that at night is around 210 Celsius.
2. Sea Temperature
Those wishing to enjoy some water activities and explore the underwater life, February can be one of the best months as the sea temperature remains at 240 Celsius at an average. If you want to spend time on the beaches, swimming and sunbathing can be enjoyed in quietness and seclusion as it is a shoulder season and the temperature is quite warm in the sands.
Only about 6 hours of sunshine daily is available in Miami in February and therefore, the temperature remains mild without any risk of snowfall.
February comes with low rainfall in Miami and you can get a dry vacation by the sea. The average rainfall is about 53mm within six days.
Although a few shows have been cancelled due to Covid contamination risk, following proper guidelines, there are many things to do in Miami in February –
8 Things to Do in Miami in February
1. Enjoy A MSC Divina Cruise
The 139,400 GT cruise journey on MSC Divina will offer a lifetime experience on the open sea with utmost luxury and premium amenities like kids’ club, teens’ club along with several leisure and sports activities onboard. After a whirlwind trip in Miami, this cruise can take you to the Mediterranean, the Ocean Cay Marine Reserve, Bahamas and the Caribbean. From themed experiences to over 15 bars and lounges, more than five distinct buffet and restaurants to casino, theater, Formula-1 Simulator and video arcade, pools and lavish suites –there is something for everyone.
Highlights: Pat Travers will perform from 8th February to 13th February onboard
2. Attend Miami Yacht Show
Visit One Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay between MacArthur Causeway and Sea Isle Marina to marvel at the uniquely designed and the most extraordinary yachts and super yachts of the world. Hop on a complimentary water shuttle to reach SuperYacht Miami at Island Gardens Marina and check out the largest water vessels in a contemporary upscale ambience of the Deep Harbor.
More than 100 vendors arrive to offer a memorable culinary experience for every palette and budget. Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan items are included alongside a plethora of specialties like pad thai, wood-fired pizza, handcrafted burgers, cocktails, craft beer and premium wine.
Tickets: USD 30 for general admission and USD 45 for Prime Time Preview Admission, USD 100 for Prime Combo Yacht and Miami International Show and 1-day water taxi, USD 100 for Superyacht Miami and USD 100 for Prime Time Preview Superyacht Miami for 13 years old and older.
Highlights: Seminars at Booth 202 – Selling Yachts in the USA on 13th February from 12 noon, State of the Market on 14th February from 11 AM and Design Trends on 15th February from 11 AM.
3. Appreciate Artworks At Art Wynwood
Art Miami comes with its 10th edition fair during Presidents Day weekend alongside the Yacht Show in Miami in February. Modern and contemporary artists arrive here showcasing their works and you can check out artworks from over seventy international galleries at CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami sites. Cultural savvy people and artists from contemporary market, blue-chip contemporary, modern and post-war masters and mid-career artists meet at this prestigious waterfront location.
4. Enjoy Outdoor Performances At GroundUP Music Festival
From 12th February till 14th February, the 5th edition of GroundUP Music Festival will take place at the North Beach Bandshell of Miami Beach. With nearly two thousand tickets sold daily, here you can enjoy two performances simultaneously on two non-overlapping stages till 11 PM. Several other venues even organize live performances till 4 AM.
Highlights: Snarky Puppy with three different lineups on three nights, Isaiah Sharkey as Artist at Large, Edmas Castaneda AND Gregoire Maret, The Nth Power, Kurt Rosenwinkel Caipi Band etc.
Tickets: USD 220.49, USD 428.45 and USD 789.79 for 3-day general, premium and all-in admission respectively. USD 89.39 and USD 167.20 for general and premium individual day passes respectively. Late night fees for non-attendee are USD 120.30 for 3 nights and USD 43 for single night.
5. Celebrate Art And Culture At Coconut Grove Art Festival
From 13th February till 15th February, Coconut Groves Art Festival will come with trade shows, upscale artwork, music, culinary experience, local vendors and numerous family activities. More than 120,000 visitors, including over three hundred international artists attend the annual trade and art show with hundreds of exhibits at the seaside village.
Enjoy cooking demonstrations led by celebrity chefs, sampling and tasting beneath the big tent and check out new culinary wonders by over fifty restaurants and gourmet vendors. Live music and jamming sessions at the Peacock Park and educational kid-friendly activities at Regatta Park are not to be missed.
Ticket: Starts at USD 15
Timings: 9 AM till 6 PM (expected)
Highlights: Power 96 (15th February), 102.7 The Beach (16th February), 99.9 Kiss (17th February). Norman Van Aken’s Chef Table on 17th February (Ticket costs USD 60)
6. Have Poolside South Beach Parties
Enjoy being tanned under the sun with cocktails and live music to sway with at The Freehand Miami that is known as millennial tourist hub. The South Beach Rooftop of 1 Hotel will let you enjoy the view of glittering Miami skyline and the mesmerizing sunset on the poolside. Overlooking the Biscayne Bay, the Standard Spa with beachside pool is also a hotspot for parties and soirees.
7. Kayaking And Cycling At Oleta River State Park
Explore the virgin side of Florida while kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding through Oleta River to find the unspoiled beaches and deserted islands on the Biscayne Bay. Sprawling over 1043 acres, this U.S State Park boasts of abundant casuarinas trees and comes with the best bike trails in the wilderness while hosting extreme sports and triathlon events regularly. You can stay at the primitive cabins. Other activities include picnicking, fishing, camping, mountain biking, snorkeling, rollerblading, swimming and wildlife viewing.
8. Attend Rolling Loud Music Festival
From 12th February till 14th February, you can be witness to the largest hip hop music festival of the world. Hard Rock Stadium gets alive with the live performances from the artists like Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug etc in Miami in February.
Tickets: USD 9.99 for general admission for 3 days, USD 14.99 for GA+ for 3 days, USD 19.99 for VIP and VIP Munchies Experience for 3 daysSpending quality time in the sea or on the beach can be your favorite activities in the slightly colder weather, but there are various places that will give you an insight on Miami’s cultural aspects. As Miami in February remains sunny and favorable for traveling, here are the places that you can explore –
7 Places To Visit In Miami In February
1. Dolphin Mall
This is the largest retail store of Miami-Dade County with over 240 outlets of fashion, accessories, luggage, jewelry, health and beauty, electronics and food. From Adidas to Nike, Ralph Lauren to Elizabeth Arden, Victoria’s Secret to Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein to Miami Heat Store, Levi’s to Samsung –there is something for all. Eateries like Brew Ville, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Starbucks Kiosk and Pepper Palace, as well as entertainment attractions like Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas, Bowlero and Cool de Sac are there.
Timings: 11 AM till 8 PM from Monday through Saturday and 11 AM till 7 PM on Sunday
2. Lincoln Road District
In the heart of Miami, Lincoln Road will give you a glimpse of local trading and high-street shopping along with a farmers’ market that is held every Sunday. In the close proximity of the South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, it comes with movie theatre, galleries, restaurants, cute cafeterias and high-end boutiques. Lincoln Road Mall is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and has stores like Aerie, Armani Jeans, Crocs, Diesel, H&M, Nike, Macy’s, Sephora, Lacoste, Surf Style, Zara and The Shoe Shop. Treat your palette at the restaurants like Crabstar Hookah Lounge, Crema, Groovy’s Pizza, Doraku Sushi, McDonalds and Abbey Brewing Co.
Timing: 10 AM till 11 PM daily
3. Bayside Marketplace
To get souvenirs and memoirs of Miami, this festival marketplace of Downtown Miami between Bayfront Park and American Airlines Arena can be your best option. Crocs, Bayside Logo Shop, Blue Waters Fishing, Champs Sports, Disney Store, D’Nature, Island Queen Cruises and Times Square Electronics are some of the popular shopping and service centers of this area. There are eateries like Bonjour Brigitte, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Hooters, Mojito Bar @ Havana Nines and Mammamia Gelato Italiano. Various tour services are also available such as Water Taxi Miami, Miami Aqua Tours, Thriller Speed Boat, Island Queen Cruises, Bike & Roll Miami etc.
Timings: 10 AM through 10 PM from Monday through Thursday, 10 AM till 11 PM on Friday-Saturday and 11 AM till 11 PM on Sunday. Bars and restaurants may remain open later.
4. Miami Zoo
Also known as Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, this is the oldest and largest zoo of Florida, as well as the only subtropical zoological garden of continental U.S. Watch over three thousand animals from over five hundred species of fauna, including 130 endangered species thriving in their natural habitats created according to geographical territories. The mammals like African Lion, Aardvark, Anoa, Siamang and Clouded Leopard, amphibians like Blue Poison Dart Frog and Red-eyed Tree Frog, birds like Great Indian Hornbill, Ostrich and Swainson’s Toucan and reptiles like Green Anaconda, Galapagos Tortoise and Caiman Lizard.
There are over a thousand flora species alongside more than a hundred exhibits on scientific topics. You can enjoy rides, feeding and close encounters, zookeeper meetings and presentations or get educational training like zoocademy, zoo camps, fishing derby, nature play etc.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM daily
Tickets: USD 22.95 for adults above 13, USD 18.95 for kids of 3-12 and free for kids aged two and below.
5. Everglades National Park
Sprawling over 1.5 million acres of wetland preserve, Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness area in the country that resembles a slow-moving grassy river consisting of sawgrass marshes, pine flatwoods and coastal mangroves. Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, endangered Leatherback Turtle, Atlantic Ridley, American Alligators, Everglades Rat Snakes, Tokay Gecko, Boa Constrictor, bobcat, Everglades Mink, Florida bonneted bat, Florida chorus frog, centipedes, arachnids, butterflies and a plethora of birds like Red-breasted Merganser, Rufous Hummingbird, Mangrove Cuckoo, American Kestrel, Limpkin, Anhinga, Eastern Screech Owl etc are found here. The activities include bird-watching, boating, biking, camping, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, hiking, ranger programs and guided tours.
Timings: 8 AM till 5 PM from November through March and 9 AM till 5 PM from April through October
Tickets: USD 30 for private vehicle, USD 25 for motorcycle, USD 15 for cyclist, pedestrian and paddle-craft, USD 55 for annual pass, USD 200 for commercial motorcoach with 26 and more visitors, USD 100 for commercial minibus with 16-25 visitors, USD 75 for commercial van with 7-15 visitors and USD 25 with USD 15 per head for sedan with 1-6 visitors
6. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Sprawling over 43 acres and featuring Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Mediterranean Revival style, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens were built by F. Burrall Hoffman, Diego Suarez and Paul Chalfin. Dating back to the early twentieth century and listed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places, it has historic village outbuilding complexes and native woodlands.
The Main House features the Courtyard overlooking Biscayne Bay, symmetrical east façade opening to wide terrace, swimming pool emerging from vaulted arches, formal gardens and enclosed loggias to the exterior and library, music room, reception rooms, dining room, kitchen, guest bedrooms, breakfast room and personal suite of Deering to the interior.
The European-styled gardens feature geometrically arranged parterres, Secret Garden, Theatre Garden, Maze Garden, Fountain Garden with elaborate fountains, Mangrove Shoreline, orchid collection and native forest along with the Garden Mound, and antique sculptures.
The Vizcaya Village consisting of eleven architecturally significant houses within the 12-acre estate offers educational and recreational opportunities for families, students, cyclists, joggers and individuals.
Timings: Thursday to Monday from 9:30 AM till 4:30 PM, Main House remains open till 5 PM while gardens remain open till 5:30 PM, closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving
Tickets: USD 18 for adults aged 13 and above, USD 8 for kids of 6-12, USD 8 for visitors in wheelchairs, free for kids aged 5 and below and military
7. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Hands-on technology and weather exhibits, wildlife centers and planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will make your trip in Miami in February worthwhile. The 3-level aquarium exhibits fauna from the depths of the South Florida ecosystem to the surface. Enjoy 8K galactic projection with 16 million colors at the 250-seat planetarium. Power of Science exhibits path-breaking discoveries and researches by scientists, know about the diverse nature at Nature’s Superheroes and a chronological representation of prehistoric to future space travel at Feathers to the Stars and learn how mind and body works simultaneously at MeLaβ.
Timings: 10 AM till 5 PM from Monday through Thursday, 10 AM till 7 PM from Friday through SundayApart from these, you can also attend the concert of Cosmic Gate at Treehouse Miami on the beach on 13th February, Victor Manuelle and Hector Acosta on 20th February at Miramar Regional Park Amphitheatre, Allan Harris at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on 20th February and Pure Prairie League on Rock & Romance Cruise LLC from 27th February. Do you think any event or place should be added to the list? Share your knowledge in the comment box below.
Tickets: USD 29.95 for adults, USD 21.95 for youth aged 3-11, free for kids aged 2 and below