Leave Your Luxury Condos and Homes behind and Celebrate Halloween–Miami Beach Style!

Leave Your Luxury Condos and Homes behind and Celebrate Halloween – Miami Beach Style!

Okay, so there’s no chill in the air, no leaves falling, no howling wind whipping through the trees (not that we don’t get a few of those a little earlier in the year). But here in the Miami Beach area, we don’t need the traditional trappings of fall to do Halloween right.

In fact, despite the absence of a layer of ice on our pumpkin patches, dare I say that we do Halloween better than anyplace else in the country?

Here’s a brief rundown of how to celebrate the spooky season in style.

Since you’ll likely be spending the night pigging out on treats (and not necessarily the candy variety), have a healthy Halloween morning by running in the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon! Not only does the race give you a head start on burning the day’s calories, it also gives you an opportunity to score some great prizes for running in costume.

If you have kids, swing by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for Halloween Family Day for a few hours of pumpkin carving and other seasonal arts and crafts. Or, head south to the MetroZoo for the annual MetroBoo! Party at the zoo.

Of course, after hours is when the holiday really heats up, and nowhere more so than in South Beach. Halloween in SoBe isn’t about trick or treating – it’s more about treats for the over-21 set. There’s the official Playboy Halloween Party, with a bevy of bunnies and a sprinkling of centerfolds, at the Shore Club. While for those who prefer their adult entertainment to be scary rather than sexy, Mansion will host the release party for the latest “Saw” movie all weekend long at the House of Jigsaw Halloween Weekend. Or if theme parties are more your thing, pull out your best 1920’s attire for the Raleigh’s speakeasy-themed Cat’s Meow party.

Of course, all this partying may have a downside. With no one home to pass out candy to the trick or treaters, don’t be surprised if a lot of prime South Beach real estate gets egged on Saturday night!

by Lisa Canfield