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Spend Thanksgiving in Surfside

by Frank Trigueros | Nov 04, 2021
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A unique destination within Greater Miami, Surfside combines modern luxury with a beach town feel. Boasting a peaceful mile of pristine beach, luxury beachfront hotels, a one-of-a-kind Business District, and gorgeous weather during the month of November - here's what makes this small town perfect to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday!

DINING

If you don’t have plans or actual food for the holiday meal just yet, don’t fret – you’ll find some options locally. La Plage Restaurant at the Grand Beach Hotel will host a Thanksgiving feast on November 25 between 5 and 10 p.m. Hotel guests and locals alike will have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful dinner experience for $90 per person for adults and $35 for children. The purchase includes a choice of salad, a main course as well as a varied selection of side dishes. To end this festive and delectable meal, guests will also have the opportunity to pick a dessert from a few different kinds of seasonal pies. To RSVP, call 786-456-5746 or email fbreservations@grandbeachhotel.com.

For a Michelin-worthy experience, opt for Thomas Keller's The Surf Club Restaurant. The Thanksgiving menu offers holiday classics elevated by Keller's team such as the slow-roasted green circle heritage turkey breast with sage gravy and blood-orange relish. To start things off on a lighter note, a leafy greens and grains salad plus The Surf Club's version of snacks - crudité, Ora king smoked salmon galette with caviar, and other delicacies. Don't worry, country bread stuffing, garnet yam, green bean casserole, mushroom velouté and black truffle mac & cheese will also be coming to the table during main courses. For dessert, choose between apple cherry cobbler or pumpkin pie. The menu is priced at $195 per person. To reserve a table, call 305-768-9440 or book through Tock.

If a laid back approach is in store for you this year, Flanigans Surfside on Harding Avenue will be offering two Thanksgiving Specials (while supplies last): Joe's Turkey Deal for in-room diners for $14.99 and the Just Dinner Deal (to go only) for $12.99.

For a killer meal outside of Thanksgiving, make sure to hit the Business District. There, neighborhood restaurant Josh’s Deli is known the spot for a casual breakfast or lunch with a daily rotating menu and modern takes on deli classics. Across the street, Cafe Ragazzi serves perfectly-executed Italian classics while Serendipity Creamery offers the perfect cold sweet treat for your post-Thanksgiving shopping. There’s plenty of options in every category, so head over to our food & beverage listings on VisitSurfsidefl.com for the complete scoop.

SHOPPING

Speaking of shopping, the town is located just a few steps away from the internationally recognized Bal Harbour Shops; but trust us, you’ll want to start on Surfside’s Harding Avenue. The two-block area is home to a warm and inviting walkable downtown district filled with local shops that offer unique gifts and the latest fashions. Many are family-owned and operated. You’ll find luxury eyewear, Indonesian-inspired gifts, stunning Italian silver pieces and one-of-a-kind fashions. If you’re traveling with the munchkins, be sure to stop by Sunny Toys & Gifts on the northeast end of the 95th Street block. Owner Alon has a curated selection of toys that will make you feel like a kid at heart!

Over in Bal Harbour, you can enjoy department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. The Shops offers a collection of world-renown luxury brands including Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Versace. A serene atmosphere with lush landscaping and a host of brands for every taste, Bal Harbour is a great place to do your holiday shopping for that someone special.

Take your shopping one step further this Thanksgiving weekend by shopping small on Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2021. Show your support for shop owners by dining out or purchasing from vendors that are designated small businesses and receive 2x the award points when paying with American Express. Find out more by visiting americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/.

From luxury shopping to beachside boutiques, Surfside’s shopping and the area beyond has something for everyone.

ACTIVITIES

For beach lovers, Surfside has a mile of pristine beach – perfect for soaking in the sun or a taking a long, relaxing walk. If you prefer more activity, Surfside is home to tennis courts, and a Community Center with an aquatic center that includes a swimming pool with lap lanes in addition to a children’s plunge pool with a water slide and a jacuzzi.

If you have greater adventures in mind, Surfside is within short range of all of South Florida's world-renowned attractions including South Beach, downtown Miami, area golf courses, marinas with rental boating and fishing expeditions, and to all area seaports and airports. November is a busy month in the region, with plenty of special events and attractions to check out nearby.

Downtown’s FTX Arena, home to the NBA’s Miami HEAT, hosts Latin superstar Marc Anthony on November 20 and legendary Hip Hop/Reggae group, The Fugees, for their long-awaited Reunion Tour on November 21. For a more soothing option, head to South Beach for the New World Symphony’s Brahms and Sibelius concert on November 21 at 2 p.m.

If you’re visiting with your family, treat the kids to a day of unforgettable experiences at the Frost Science Aquarium & Planetarium in downtown Miami. This hands-on facility offers weather and technology exhibits, a planetarium and wildlife centers. A brand new exhibition will be opening on November 24, Mammoths: Ice Age Giants.

As you can see, with its central location, enviable weather, relaxed atmosphere and resort facilities, Surfside is the perfect getaway for this Thanksgiving holiday!

To learn more about our destination, follow us on social media @VisitSurfside or head to www.visitsurfsidefl.com.