August 17, 2022

How To Beat The Heat in South Beach

Checking in to a South Beach Miami hotel is always a good decision, but with a summer stay comes the heat. Thankfully, this city has been perfecting the art of cooling down in style for decades upon decades. We have a few tips to help travelers beat the heat in South Beach this summer.

From hangouts at the Winter Haven Hotel and Blue Moon Hotel to air-conditioned local attractions, here is the full breakdown: 


Winter Haven and Blue Moon Hotel have advantages for a summer traveler trying to escape the South Beach summer heat. 

Blue Moon’s Cooling Appeal

Among the most popular amenities during a heat wave is the swimming pool at the Blue Moon Hotel. This on-site oasis features cooling waters and a delightful patio that’s within range of the property’s lightning-fast WiFi. That way you don’t have to sacrifice connectivity for a dip. 

Blue Moon Hotel’s on-site restaurant FIX also has a number of cooling, refreshing beverages and treats for guests to enjoy. Pick from a rotating cast of cold beers on tap, bottled brews, and icy mixed drinks from the well-reviewed bartenders. 

Winter Haven’s Cooling Appeal

Winter Haven gives guests a place to cool off right across the street from South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Catch an ocean breeze from the rooftop deck and cool down after a long day in the South Beach heat. 

Winter Haven guests can also escape the sun under the sidewalk umbrellas of Il Bolognese restaurant. People-watch and enjoy a juicy burger or some local seafood without the sun beating down on you. 


Beyond these awesome properties, there are a number of additional places to stay cool around town. 

In the Water

Winter Haven is conveniently located on Ocean Drive across from the iconic white sands of South Beach. And Blue Moon is only a block away in the other direction on Collins Avenue. This means that guests of either hotel have quick, easy access to a refreshing dip in the ocean. Take advantage of it while you’re here on a summer holiday. 

Hit the Museums

Museums are the perfect hangout during a hot summer day. You can stay cool in the a/c while making new discoveries. Luckily for travelers coming to Miami this summer, we are home to a number of amazing institutions. 

While beating the heat, consider checking out the Perez Art Museum, The Bass, and the Miami Children’s Museum. There are also fascinating exhibits and collections at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Rubell Museum, and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum. 

Indulge in an Ice Cream Treat

There is no problem that ice cream can’t fix. When the temperature is rising, head to the nearest ice cream shop in South Beach. There are plenty of places to choose from where you can enjoy a frozen treat in all shapes and sizes.

We recommend checking out Gelato-go South Beach on Ocean Drive. For something interesting and unique, you can also try Miami ‘N’ Ice – Rolled Ice Cream on Washington Avenue. 

Find Some Frozen Cocktails

If you want to consume something that will cool you off and get the party started, then South Beach is well equipped to take care of you. In addition to a World “Famous” Mojito at Blue Moon Hotel, you can also get delicious frozen cocktails at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company and Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach

You can also head to Wet Willie’s, which is known for its large selection of frozen drinks that are known to be quite strong. With names like Shock Treatment, Call-A-Cab, and Weak Willie, you can probably guess that real parties happen at Wet Willie’s. 

Chill Out in an Air-Conditioned Hotel Room

From the lobby to your room, one thing is guaranteed during your stay at a South Beach Miami hotel — air-conditioning. After all of the swimming, eating, and partying, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to crash for the night.

Book a room at Blue Moon Hotel South Beach, where you will have access to a pool, on-site restaurant, relaxing guestrooms, and other thoughtful amenities. To get even closer to the Atlantic Ocean, choose Winter Haven Hotel. In addition to cooling A/C, you can count on free high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, and more.