There’s simply no better time to visit Miami than March. The month boasts perfect temperatures, zero hurricanes, and nonstop events, but be warned: Hotels won’t be cheap and the bars will be packed. Start the month with spring break, where usually-snooty South Beach loosens up and welcomes a younger crowd. Move seamlessly from there into Miami Music Week, when every EDM artist you’ve heard of -- and probably 10,000 you haven’t -- play clubs, restaurants, art galleries, and the occasional Citgo station around the city. It all culminates with Ultra Music Festival, the biggest of its kind in the world, which runs this year from March 29-31.
Though partying is Miami’s big draw, the second half of the month means the Miami Open kicks off, where you’ll the likes of Federer, Nadal, and Williams in one of the coolest settings in the sport, on the tropical island of Key Biscayne. Add in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (March 30) and proximity to spring training, and this month here is almost perfect.