Summer vacations in Miami are fun and a smart travel strategy. Restaurants are more accommodating (Miami Spice program runs from August 1 to September 30 offering $23 lunch and $39 dinner tasting menus at prime restaurants). Hotels and spas that are over-booked during the winter months are offering special packages and deals. Tennis courts are emptier, golf courses, stores and family attractions too. Summer is the perfect time to wallow in pure luxury or hunt out those word-of-mouth hidden gems–without the crowds.