Having Japanese food like beef skewers, sushi and tempura prawns from Zuma, vegan options like quinoa burger, pizza and pancakes at Mi Vida Café and baked key lime pie, chocolate dipped flans, cheesecake and apple pie from Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop and Pies are quite popular eatery options at this time. As for accommodation, you can stay at the posh Hyatt House Miami Airport, the B&B Tamiami Guest House or the beachside Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa.
With the geographical location close to the Tropic of Cancer, the warm weather makes Miami one of the most sought-after tropical destinations. Being the driest month of the year, you will not face much rainfall in March and there is always a cool comfy breeze coming from the North Atlantic Ocean. Miami in March is neither too hot nor too cold and those who want to enjoy moderate weather will find March the most suitable for the tour.
Weather Of Miami In March
The average temperature of Miami remains around 220 Celsius in March, while the highest temperature is around 25- 260 Celsius and the lowest temperature is 180 Celsius. Generally, the day temperature ranges around 24.60 Celsius and the night temperature is around 21.60 Celsius. Therefore, it is suitable weather for both strolling around the market and relaxing the beaches.
2. Sea Temperature
The sea temperature remains at 240 Celsius generally just like in February. Although it remains relatively crowded with millennial visitors from the locality, you can enjoy swimming and other water sports. Avoid packing heavy as humidity is very low in March.
Miami offers twelve hours of sunlight daily with seven hours of sunshine, which is one hour extra from the past month and therefore, the temperature rises. Carry sufficient amounts of sunscreen as the UV levels remain very high in early March. The sunlight remains just before 6:30 PM.
Only 53mm rain can be experienced over the period of six days in March. Miami remains relatively dry throughout the year and the maximum rainfall can be about 64mm with the unpredictable torrential downpour, although it does not last long.
From beachside parties to music festivals, there are several things to do in Miami in March. Although under the Coronavirus pandemic situation, lots of programs have been postponed or cancelled for this year, there is still no dearth of recreational opportunities –
9 Things to Do in Miami in March
1. Indulge In Health And Wellness Month(s)
Starting from February, this health-conscious celebration will continue throughout the month of March and conclude on 31st. Those with resolutions to maintain a healthy lifestyle and fitness enthusiasts can attend yoga and fitness classes, spa therapy, golfing, biking, massage therapy, pool lounging and many such outdoor activities. Following the safety and health guidelines, you can also relax at the beach cabanas, enjoy rooftop yoga or get manicures done.
2. Celebrate All Things Miami At Carnaval Miami
From art to music, food to fashion, sports to party, there is something for everyone at Carnaval Miami that is the largest Hispanic celebration. Since 1978, this program has been uplifting Cuban culture through domino tournaments, 8K run, Miss Carnaval pageant, soccer matches, cooking contest, arts, golf classic and live music. Hosted by Little Havana Kiwanis Club, it boasts of the Calle 8 street party that is the largest of its kind in the world and continues for two weeks.
23rd Annual Carnaval on the Mile from 6th to 7th March showcases jazz, arts, kids’ entertainment and fine cuisine on three outdoor stages. The Miracle Mile runs from 10 AM till 10 PM. Cork & Fork: A Food & Wine Tasting Experience will let you watch celebrity chefs in action, international wine tasting and food offering from local restaurants. There are two cooking sessions each day, 1 PM and 7 PM on Saturday and 12 noon and 5 PM on Sunday.
Cordials & Candy on 6th March runs from 9 PM to 12 AM with food and wine tasting. The 39th Annual Domino Tournament from 8th to 10th March at Domino Park offers a laid-back competition from 9 AM to 4 PM. 39th Annual Golf Classic on 11th March at Melreese Golf Course lets you get acquainted with VIPs from 12 noon onwards.
The largest Hispanic music festival, 44th Annual Calle Ocho Festival on 14th March will take place from 11 AM till 7 PM with blocks after blocks filled with Hispanic ethnicities and musical performances in Little Havana. The largest Latino music festival VIP Passport gives you premium access to backstages and lounges and runs from 10 AM till 7 PM. El Croquetazo on the same time and same day is the world championship off Croqueta eating.
3. Enjoy Boating In Miami Sailing Week
Sailing enthusiasts and national-level teams from across the globe gather on the Biscayne Bay in Miami in March to participate in the sailing week. By renting a boat, you can enjoy the vistas of the vibrant spinnakers on the sea. Over two hundred sailors arrive at Regatta Park of Coconut Grove to sail, enjoy food and drink while onlookers can enjoy quality family time.
Timings: Miami Sail Week Part I (Adults), Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 4 and M32 Miami Winter Series 3 from 5th to 7th March, Miami Sail Week Part 2 Youth from 13th to 14th March, Miami Sail Week (Adults, Finns/FS Winter Series 5) from 18th to 21st March, 54th Don Q Snipes from 19th to 21st March, Finn Spring Series 1 on 27th March and Flying Scot Spring Series 1 on 28th March.
4. Attend Movie Screenings At Miami Film Festival
From 5th March to 14th March the 38th Miami Film Festival by Miami Dade College will screen some of the critically acclaimed Ibero-American movies directed by renowned personalities alongside hosting workshops. As one of the most prestigious platforms upholding new talents, this festival will let you enjoy short films, feature films, documentaries etc from directors of over forty countries in different locations across Miami.
5. Visit The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
Take your family at the largest fair of Florida with over ninety carnival rides, agricultural and livestock competitions, concerts and food stalls. As host to the annual Youth Fair, The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo also offers various cash-only games in stalls and new foods to taste every year namely grille Latin bowl, Samoa caramel apple, conch po'boy, jalapeño brisket popper, after school burger, BBQ nachos, lemon poppyseed funnel cake, s'mores crepe, cheese curd, flaming hot cheeto corn dog, pickle pizza and deep fried tacos. Visit the MarketPlace at Edwards Hall where vendors offer unmatched products and services.
Ticket: Free for kids aged five and below and seniors aged 65 and above, USD 5 on 18th March and Thursdays, USD 10 for general admission, USD 25 for unlimited rides, USD 20 for 22-ticket ride sheet and USD 24 for 19-day admission pass.
Timings: 28th March onwards (except 22nd to 24th March). Opens at 3 PM on 18th and 19th March and at noon on the rest of the days
6. Attend Winter Music Conference And Ultra Music Festival
Visit the Bayfront Park from 26th march to 28th March for the 22nd Ultra Music Festival where you can enjoy performances from the electronic music artists and DJs on the main stage or seven other stages. The Winter Music Conference from Faena District (WMC) comes with musical performances, workshops and panel discussions.
7. Watch Tennis Maestros At Miami Open
Starting from 22nd March, the Miami Open or Sony Ericsson Open will let you enjoy nail-biting tennis matches between the world-renowned players along with a plethora of recreational activities like art exhibition, food stalls and musical performances at the Hard Rock stadium. With 14,000 seats, the court offers state-of-the-art luxury, comfort and intimacy under the canopy while organizing 29 permanent practice courts and tournaments.
DJs and local musicians come to give a musical extravaganza to every ticket holder. You will get to see world-class art murals from international artists of Goldman Global Arts of Wynwood Walls. Local restaurants like Kiki on the River, Pincho Factory, SuViche and Sushi Maki offer food along with beverages like Moét & Chandon, William Grant & Sons and Stella Artois.
8. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
On 14th March, the annual St. Patrick’s Day festival will take place at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park of Coral Gables where you can enjoy performances by Irish musicians and singers and also Miss Colleen Beauty Pageant. Kids will love being greeted by clowns, getting their faces painted or enjoying rock climbing walls and slides. On 17th and 18th March, around twenty thousand visitors will gather at Mana Wynwood to celebrate St. Pat’s Wynwood with entertainment, special events and pub crawls hosted by various Miami pubs like John Martin’s and Fado Irish Pub.
9. Take Part In Nautica South Beach Triathlon
Enjoy swimming, biking or running for a marathon along the backdrop of the beach and the sea. The athletic events include Chequamegon, Chicago Half Marathon, Leadville Race Series, Turkey Day Run, 305 Half Marathon & 5K, Life Time Tri and many more. The Finishing festival will take place from 7 AM till 12 noon at Lummus Park, where you can rehydrate and refuel with bagels, water, paella, cookies etc.
Apart from these, you can enjoy the virtual shows such as –
- Winter Party Festival
Being the “vacationing part” of Florida, Miami has numerous places to visit starting from the historic mansions like Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to the beaches. However, here are the best places to visit in Miami in March –
7 Places To Visit In Miami In March
1. Miami Beach –South Beach And Art Deco Historic District
Nestled around a barrier island, Miami Beach is connected with the mainland Miami via bridges and has an expanse of beaches stretching from the palm-laden local parks namely North Shore Open Space Park, Lummus Park and South Pointe Park. While the Art Deco Historic District features vintage buildings with neon signs and pastel colors from the 1930-40s, the Ocean Drive boasts of the ocean-facing art deco buildings. Popular for being the home to various celebrities, the South Beach is the best place to soak under the sun or swim in the shallows.
2. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park And Crandon Park–Key Biscayne
Connected to Miami via Rickenbacker Causeway, the quaint town of Key Biscayne is home to the two large parks with expansive sheltered beaches, tropical forest full of loggerhead turtles, butterflies and avifauna and mangrove ecosystem. The Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is famous for the lighthouse from the 19th century while Crandon Park has its Family Amusement Center with a Nature Center.
3. Bayfront Park
On eastern Biscayne Boulevard, the 32-acre Bayfront Park lying adjacent to Bayside Marketplace is famous for several sculptures and monuments namely the electronically operated Pepper Fountain, Challenger Memorial paying tribute to the Challenger spacecraft crew and the Light Tower amphitheatre hosting musical performances. Other monuments include Slide Mantra, Mildred and Claude Pepper Fountain, statues of Claude Pepper, Julia Tuttle and Christopher Columbus, Centennial Time Capsule and World War II Veterans’ Memorial. Let the kids enjoy at the playground while you can walk or run on paved trails, winding walkways and wide baywalk or enjoy relaxing at the green space and the sandy beach.
4. Deering Estate at Cutler
Home to Charles Deering until his death in 1927, the Deering Estate sprawling over 444 acres is directed towards conservation of mangrove forests, tropical coastal hardwood rockland hammocks, pine rockland, coastal dune and salt marshes. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and there is a burial ground for American-Indian from the 1500s, Stone House and Richmond Cottage along with various historic buildings dating back to 1896-1922. Watch artworks collected by and painted by Deering at the cottage and attend various art and cultural events.
Timings: 10 AM till 5 PM daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Tickets: USD 15 for adults above 15, USD 7 for youth aged between 4 and 14, free for 3 years old and below, USD 2 discount on Tuesdays for seniors above 65, active and veteran military
5. Wynwood Walls
Marvel at the magnificent and huge vibrant murals and graffiti on outdoor street walls while visiting the warehouse district in Wynwood. The Wynwood Walls was started by Tony Goldman and since then, the walls covering 80,000 square feet area have been the canvases for world-renowned artists from North America and beyond. Visit Wynwood Walls shop for some artistic souvenirs, get the Wynwood Walls book and check out the sections like Goldman Global Arts, GGA Gallery and Joey’s.
Timings: Wynwood Walls Museum is open from 11 AM till 7 PM from Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM till 9 PM on Friday-Saturday. Wynwood Walls Shop is open from 11 AM to 7 PM from Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM till 8 PM on Friday-Saturday. GGA Gallery is open from 11 AM to 7 PM from Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM till 8 PM on Friday-Saturday
Tickets: USD 10 for general admission, USD 15 for official tour, USD 25 for early access tour
6. Calle Ocho And Little Havana
Considered as “national treasure” for upholding Cuban culture and lifestyle by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Calle Ocho in Little Havana is filled with authentic restaurants, bakeries, street festivals and ventanitas. The Domino Park or Maximo Gomez Park can be a great place to hang out while Tower Theatre organizes various performances and exhibitions on Cuban culture.
Visit the Cuban Memorial Boulevard that is a tribute to Cuban soldiers from the Cuban War of Independence and Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. The seven monuments paying homage to war heroes like Tony Izquierdo and Antonio Maceo Grajales and the Virgin Mary sculpture with the sixteen feet raised Cuban map are also notable.
Enjoy tango, salsa and Conga lines with Latin street food during the Calle Ocho Music Festival. The Cuban cigar shops like Cuban Crafters and El Titan de Bronze will offer you premium rolled cigars from cigar masters. Visit the eateries like Versailles Restaurant for Cuban bread, croqueta, ropa vieja etc or Sanguich de Miami for artisanal coffee and croqueta preparada sandwich. The Azucar Ice Cream Factory offers reimagined Cuban treats with creamy cold flavor like café con leche, flan and plantano maduro.
Enjoy live music, DJ shows and dancing at Jazz-styled Ball & Chain and sip cocktails named after patriots and American Revolution at Bar Nancy. Union Beer Store offers craft beers like Faust Sour Chocolate Stout and Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit in its taproom. The hacienda-style El Santo Taqueria specializes in 6 different types of tacos while El Santo Restaurant offers Latin, Asian and Peruvian cuisine with music coming from the DJ booth.
While visiting Biscayne Boulevard, do not miss the 78m Freedom Tower that looks like a wedding cake. As the oldest skyscrapers of the southeastern U.S., Freedom Tower has been the immigration processing office for innumerable Cuban refugees during the 1960s and now stands to signify solidarity for Cuban immigration with the contemporary art museum. Featuring Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, the tower is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Apart from the above, you can also visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to take a trip back to the Italian Renaissance era, Art Deco Historic District to marvel at some of the unique architectures in the South Beach, Everglades National Park to be up close with nature and fauna, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to explore exhibits and American Airlines Arena to watch live performances, Miami Heat and other events.
If you think any activity should be added to the list or any place needs to be mentioned regarding Miami in March, let us know in the comments.