Samantha Brown’s Miami Hot Spots

Savor the hot and cool attractions of Miami’s Little Havana. See how Samantha Brown spends a day playing like a local.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach
Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, hotel, exterior, pool, Florida
Hilton Worldwide
Upon arriving in Miami Beach, check into the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, a brand-new luxury beachfront hotel. When not exploring nearby South Beach or Little Havana, lounge at one of its 2 pools, enjoy your breakfast at the French restaurant L’echon Brasserie, or quench your thirst with an oceanfront mojito in the afternoon.
  • 6261 Collins Ave
  • Miami Beach, FL 33140 US
Little Havana
Samantha Brown calls Little Havana, a neighborhood just west of the city center, “the Cuban heartbeat of downtown Miami.” The Cuban music, the smell of cigars and the stucco houses along Southwest Eighth Street — the main drag, which is better known as Calle Ocho — epitomize classic Miami.
  • Little Havana
  • Miami, FL 33135 US
Azucar Ice Cream
Azucar Ice Cream, Little Havana, Miami, Florida
Azucar Ice Cream Company
In the heart of Little Havana, Azucar Ice Cream serves up more than 80 flavors of artisanal ice cream and sorbet, such as the Cuban- and tropical-inspired Café con Leche and the famous Abuela Maria, vanilla ice cream with swirls of red guava and rich cream cheese, topped with sweet Maria cookies.
  • 1503 SW Eighth St
  • Miami, FL 33155 US
Ball & Chain
Ball and Chain, bar, Little Havana, Miami, Florida
Gil Bitton
The iconic nightclub on Calle Ocho, the Ball & Chain — which originally opened in 1935 — is now a live music venue where the vibrant crowd fuels up on tapas and cocktails, including congri fritters, Cuban spring rolls and mojitos, before hitting the dance floor.
  • 1513 SW Eighth St
  • Miami, FL 33135 US

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