Living in Florida means I’m near tons of beaches, and one city that I happens to come with a gorgeous one is Miami. New York had long been my favourite city in the US; a place I wanted to live and grow my career. As I visit Miami more and more, I feel the pendulum swing more in its favour. I love the hustle of New York, but the perfect mix of palm trees, beach life and city exists in this beautiful destination.The city has a great mix of everything from art, food, music, fashion, entertainment, and of course, a beautiful beach and an international airport that makes it easy to get to plenty of worldwide destinations. It’s a city that leaves me wanting to see more. Today, I’m sharing a travel diary on how to spend a day in Miami.
With how much we travel, we don’t always stay in luxurious places. Each and every time we visit we stay somewhere different to get a sense of the areas of Miami. At this point, I really should start taking Spanish lessons since I spend so much time there! Here’s a quick itinerary below.
HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN MIAMI
Breakfast & Coffee in Miami
There are a couple of recommendations I’d make for breakfast in Miami. If you’re staying near the city and want a great brunch with coffee stop into All Day. The parking lot behind is a little bit of a mess on the weekends from late night clubbers, so uber or find street parking nearby. For all of your who need a shot for instagram, the actual breakfast bar is white and sleek. The latte is smooth, the empanada is tapa-sized yet flavourful. I particularly enjoyed the french toast and breakfast sandwich here.
Another spot I love is Morgan’s Restaurant, but if you go on the weekend, be prepared to wait a full hour before you are seated. The French toast and blueberry pancakes are so delicious here.
A trip to Miami is not complete unless you’ve hit the beach. If you want to be where all the party-goers are, South Beach Miami is the place to be, but it is very crowded and most of the crowd happen to be visitors. If you want the beauty of the beach but a more local feel, enjoy a stroll around Oceans Drive, have drinks there and then drive up towards Mid and North Beach and get your tan on there.
I really loved the Viscaya Museum. I have photos from my visit here. It’s small but really pretty and picturesque. If you just want to wander through leisurely we recommend about 1 to 1.5 hours
If you like donuts, you must stop by The Salty Donut to try a few. They are delicious. Since it’s located near Wynwood Art District, you can take some photos near numerous graffiti walls.