There is nothing like Monday Night Football, and for Patriots fans making the trip to Miami this weekend, they will truly get the best of both worlds: primetime football in warm weather.
Planning on heading down to Miami to catch the Pats action? We've got some tips for you.
If you are still looking for tickets to the Monday Night Football matchup, there are some tickets available on Ticketmaster. For season ticket holders and waitlist members, as always, check out the NFL Ticket Exchange. Connect with groups of Patriots fans traveling to Florida for the game in the Patriots Tailgate Facebook Group.
As for places to eat, Miami is full of hip restaurants and legendary eats.
For breakfast, look no further than The Salty Donut. The donut shop is a gourmet treat, and while they have their staple flavors, there is a rotating weekly menu to spice things up. Donut lovers can feast on flavors like maple bacon, Nutella, guava and cheese, and dark chocolate caramel cheesecake. Make sure to get to The Salty Donut early, as their popular items often sell out.
For those always on the hunt for a city's best pizza, check out Lucali.Don't let the simple menu deceive you. The pizza is a must-try. If you're in the mood for a sandwich and want to enjoy the Miami weather, head over to La Sandwicherie. You can grab a seat at an outdoor counter and eat some of the best sandwiches in the city. And La Sandwicherie is open from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m., so any time the craving strikes, you have a place to turn. 405 Deli is another spot for a quick sandwich, and its bakery makes bread daily which is delivered and sold around the city, so you know it's good.
Since the weather will feel like summer for those traveling from New England, it's a nice excuse to enjoy some ice cream while strolling through the city.Azucar Ice Cream Companyis an iconic spot to get a sweet treat. While Azucar has the typical flavors you'd expect at an ice cream shop, it specializes in the unexpected with flavors like a margarita sorbet, egg nog, caramel flan and olive oil, orange zest and dark chocolate.
Miami Art Week kicked off on Tuesday and will run through Sunday, and there are plenty of exhibits and fairs to explore this weekend. For a list of events and ideas for navigating Art Week, check out this list from Miami New Times. On that same note, Wynwood is a popular spot to check out incredible street art.
If you want to get some holiday shopping done while you're in town, check out the Lincoln Road Malland Bayside Marketplace. To get your outdoors adventure fix in, check out Everglades National Park. Because of damage from Hurricane Irma, some trails are still closed, but you can get all of the information you need to plan your trip on the park's website.