WHEN TO ARRIVE:
Art Basel coincides with what’s known as Miami Art Week. This year, it begins from Monday, December 3rd and goes through the weekend, ending on Sunday, December 9th. If you have some time off, definitely come for the week. There are a lot of pre-events and VIP events that happen before everyone descends onto the city over the weekend.
Arriving on Thursday, which is the official kick-off of the art weekend, puts you right in the middle of all the action.