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Miami's Ultimate 2022 Fall Bucket List

Spooky and sunny: here’s what not to miss in Miami this fall. 🏝🎃💃

by Miami Bucket List


Miami still boasts 70-degree temperatures and warm water beaches well into November, but it also starts showing out with cozy pumpkin treats, the start of world-renowned stone crab season, haunted circus parties, and so much more. 

Read on for the Magic City’s ultimate fall bucket list!

Get a pumpkin spice latte at this coffee truck

This vintage coffee truck isn’t just a great Instagram backdrop—it also serves the best specialty coffees and baked goods around. Make sure to try one of their fall-flavored lattes. 

Where: 1300 Brickell Ave
For more information on True Baristas. 

Run in the Halloween Half Marathon | October 22

Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just love the idea of a playful, themed walk with friends, 

the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon and Freaky 4-Miler are calling! This is a running event where all participants are encouraged to run in costume and get into the spirit of the season. And there’s a chance to earn a witch-themed medal at the end!

Where: South Pointe Park Miami Beach
For more information on Halloween Half Marathon.

Take a Salsa Dancing Lesson

October is National Learning and Development month, so why not learn some new dance moves and impress your friends and family by Thanksgiving? For an inclusive learning experience, try Salsa Mia, hosted at the vibrant Mango's Tropical House. You can sip mojitos and enjoy delicious food while learning to dance beginner Salsa and Bachata with your own table to celebrate. 

Where: 900 Ocean Drive
For more information on Salsa Dancing Lessons in South Beach Miami.

Go for espresso martinis and this new cozy bar

Nestled within the Standard Spa, this new bar has all the cozy vibes for fall. Slip into a plush velvet booth at the sultry new Monterrey Bar and Lounge. It's the perfect rainy day date spot with their espresso martinis. 

Where: 40 Island Ave
For more information on Monterrey Bar.

Check out the Happy Go Lucky Immersive art exhibit

The Happy Go Lucky Exhibit is a wildly popular immersive art exhibit with 15,000 sold-out tickets per month between the New York and LA locations. The multimedia exhibit arrived in Miami this year with never-before-seen installations and experiences, and you don’t want to miss it.  Happy Go Lucky combines lighting, sculpture, and optical illusions to create ten art rooms, including the crowd-pleasing Diamond Palace, and the brand new super serene Pure Pearl Pond. 

Where: 19501 Biscayne Blvd
For more information on Happy Go Lucky Exhibit.

Go to Smorgasburg Miami

The well-named Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting thousands of people to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, LA and now Miami events. Each weekend in Miami, eat from hundreds of local vendors every Saturday from 12 PM—7 PM right across from the Wynwood Walls!

Where: 2600 NW 2nd Avenue
For more information on Smorgasburg.

Try one of Miami’s new restaurants

Did you know more new restaurants open in the fall than any other season? The South Florida food scene is growing, so spend this fall trying out all the new restaurants that have come to town.

For a deeply elegant yet wonderfully warm restaurant experience, try the new modern Lebanese spot, Amal Miami. Executive Chef Wissam Baki serves generous and highly shareable dishes that embrace Lebanon’s traditional spices and our coastal flavors.

Where: 3480 Main Hwy
For more information on Amal Miami.

Go to a farmers market

For the freshest locally-grown fruits and veggies, hand-made crafts, and the tastiest seasonal and home-cooked bites of the season, nothing beats a Farmers Market stroll. Coconut Grove’s Saturday market is one of our favorites, with a raw bar of prepared foods and velvety vegan ice cream to try. We also love the beachfront Surfside Farmers Market, just steps away from the sand and packed with home decor, apparel, jewelry, and food options.

Go to a Japanese listening bar

For a shake-up of the usual Top 40 stereo pounding clubs, consider an intimate and soulful listening bar. These specialty bars based on Japanese listening bars are gaining popularity in the US, where guests can relax with recognized artists in the lo-fi genre played on state-of-the-art vinyl record players.

Where: 519 NW 26th St
For more information on Dante's Hifi

Try a Miami spice restaurant deal

For a true fall feast, don’t miss the Miami Spice deals where top restaurants in the greater Miami and Miami Beach area offer specially priced prix-fixe menus! The deal is $28 for lunch or brunch and $45 or $60 for dinner. Menus vary, but all restaurants offer a three-course menu with appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

P.S. This is the perfect opportunity to try out the new and upscale Basque cuisine spot, LEKU, located inside the gorgeous contemporary art museum, Rubell.

For more information on Miami Spice.

Grab a tasty fall treat

You might not be reaching for your parka in Miami (and we're not complaining), but you can still enjoy the decadent flavors of fall, from pumpkin spice to apple cinnamon, and everything in between. Try the seasonal s'mores donut at The Salty, or grab a slice of apple cake from Mamma Leone Bakery.

Not so spooky drive through experience

If you feel like something a little more laid-back (read: you don’t have to leave your car), try out this drive-thru pumpkin patch experience! Entire families can trick or treat, pick pumpkins, take photos and have fun all from the comfort of their own cars.

Where: Tamiami Park 11201 SW 24th St. (Enter on Coral Way & 114th)
For more information on Not So Spooky.

Enter a fall wonderland for the day

Celebrate all things fall at this immersive autumn pop-up. Miami Hay Maze opens on October 21st, with a variety of activities, photo ops treats, and an entire beer garden. The namesake 6,000-sq ft Hay Maze may be the crown jewel—we suggest grabbing a pumpkin beer and getting lost in the surprise-filled routes.

Where: Bayfront Park: 301 Biscayne Blvd
For more information on the Hay Maze Miami

Check Out The South Beach Seafood Festival | October 19-22

Not your average east coast crab fest, the annual South Beach Seafood Festival is back on the sands of South Beach from October 19th—22nd. This curated show hosts leading chefs of South Florida and kicks off the world-renowned stone crab season. The three days of seafoodie fun consist of pop-up cafes, 30+ complimentary open bars, music and games, a “crabs, slabs, and cabs” event, and a 14 chef showdown where attendees are the judges! 

Where: 1400 Ocean Drive
For more information on the South Beach Seafood Festival.

Dance it Out at Daybreaker | November 13

With a focus on movement, joy, and culture, this is a dance party like no other. Daybreaker's CULTURE tour merges mischievous movement with the arts, music, and institutions that tell our deepest and often most ancient cultural stories. Beverages and snacks included!

Where: Miami Beach Bandshell: 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
For more information on Daybreaker.

Get Scared at Horrorland Miami

The scariest haunted house in Miami is back with new and different thrills. Walk through eight main haunted attractions, plus terrifying carnival games, a coffin bar, a creepy beer garden, and much more. End your night with a terrific circus show featuring The Vampire Circus.

Where: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
For more information on Horrorland Miami.

Take a Day trip to Mr. Jack O‘Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch

Take the family for a day trip out to Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch in West Palm Beach, where you’ll find an obstacle course, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, animals, and more.

Where: 419 Lakeview Ave., West Palm Beach
For more information on Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch.

Go to the North Miami Brew Festival | November 12

Get things started with an elevated Brewfest. You’ll get unlimited beer tastings from 50 brewers, gourmet bites, live music, games, and beer and food pairing seminars, all for the price of one ticket.  

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza: 770 NE 125 ST
For more information on North Miami BrewFest