From the newly opened Four Seasons At The Surf Club to a range of local events, there’s a lot to discover in Miami’s uptown destination of Surfside.
Surfside, located just north of Miami Beach and south of Bal Harbour, has been experiencing record-breaking growth and redevelopment that has transformed this mile-wide area into a vibrant travel destination.
The latest addition to the upcoming stretch is the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, which opened in March this year. The hotel’s Mediterranean Revival building was originally a private members club, which opened in 1930 and played host to luminaries such as Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Tennessee Williams. The original property has been discretely expanded by three new buildings designed by architect Richard Meier with interiors and public areas designed by Joseph Dirand.
The Surf Club is situated on 9-acres of beachfront and offers 77 guestrooms, three pools, a spa and 40 day-use cabanas. The hotel also boasts a branch of Le Sirenuse restaurant and champagne bar, the first to open away from its Michelin-starred home in Positano on Italy’s south coast. Rates in August start at $549. For more information, visit fourseasons.com/surfside.
There’s a lot to see and do in Surfside. Here are some of the highlights:
- Walk with the turtles: Tour a public art display of 13 colorful sculptures by local artists that depict the Florida loggerhead sea turtle. The artworks raise awareness of sea turtle conservation in the area such as the town’s turtle-nesting program in place from May to October.
- Local flavors on Harding Avenue: Surfside’s downtown district boasts a variety of dining options such as the popular Jewish-style Josh’ s Deli, featuring dishes such as duck fat matzah balls and crunchy spicy tuna latkes. Surfside has a large Orthodox Jewish community and is home to 11 Kosher restaurants including the highly rated 26 Sushi & Tapas. Also visit the Serendipity Creamery, offering eclectic ice cream and sorbet flavors such as pear Riesling and toasted coconut.
- Free monthly events: Every third Thursday of the month from February to April, Seaside hosts a downtown street festival with live entertainment, music, food trucks and special deals from participating restaurants and stores. During the summer months, themed beach picnics take place every first friday of the month, as well as many other family friendly events. Right now there is a pop-art exhibit at the Perez Art Museum, taking place through mid-September.