Many cubicles and offices in Miami are storing Halloween costumes at this moment. Not able to wait at home, many employees have shipped their Halloween ensemble to their work. While it might have been embarrassing to sign and hide the package in question, it was surely a relief to have finally obtained this seasonal prize. Now comes the difficult part: they must now decide where to show off this magnificent outfit.
Halloween is the beginning of the holiday parties in Miami. Some time ago, it was about candy and witches but things have changed as of late, and adults now feel the need to party. Lately, Halloween marks the celebration of the coming winter when other cities will be reaching for covers while we get to enjoy our beaches. We honor this great tradition by dressing up and trying to mingle with everyone else in South Florida.
With the costume on hand, now begins the search for the appropriate party location. As Miami runs out and rushes the doors on Party City stores, costumed men and women will crave the appropriate places to exhibit their outfits. Even without being invited to a house party, there are plenty of locations for anyone to enjoy. Be prepared, don’t drink too much (work is the next day after all) and get ready to pose for some photos.
Considering its location, Coconut Grove will not disappoint anyone looking for a Halloween crowd. Since both major South Florida universities are only a few miles from the neighborhood, it will definitely feel like a college town. However, it will also get pretty packed and hectic. Parking itself will usually be several blocks from the area as the crowds get so large that police closes a few of the roads. In ways it will almost feel like a Calle Ocho celebration, a fair warning for anyone’s expectations.
The next location to consider is South Beach. The advantages of seeking the beaches will be in having a lot more walking room while still being a part of the large costumed crowds. In many ways patrons will be treating it like a typical lively weekend, so many restaurants and bars will be in full service like any casual night. For those who cannot decide on a particular Halloween activity, there will be plenty of clubs welcoming costumed individuals (not mention the romantic noire for couples out on Halloween).
Should these previous locations be either unsuitable or undesired, The Seminole Hard Rock Casino will prevail for all trick or treaters. While travelling to Broward might not be preferred, the events will more than make up for it. The casino does a magnificent job of keeping large crowds feeling welcomed, entertained, and keeping the energy alive even on a Sunday night. Costumed contests are held, decorations adorn the premises, clubs, restaurants, and the entire building is out in full force to celebrate the 30th of October. Although, as everyone including tourists have come out, don’t be surprised if it becomes difficult fighting the mobs of photographers just to catch a drink (but it sure is flattering).
All these locations have plenty of style and options. Regardless of which Halloween activity adults partake in, going out and enjoying at least a few hours of these hot spots will highlight anyone’s Halloween night. With the location decided and costume in tow, patrons can now look forward to a wonderful weekend. All that is left is for men to pick a cool, easy breathing costume (this is Miami, after all); women should make sure that all zippers and corsets are in their upright position. Bring a camera, and enjoy a Miami style Halloween.