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Miami City Guide – Travel Visual Diary

“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity & reminds us how much we all have in common” -Deborah Lloyd

Miami has always been a destination that people link to shopping and a gateway to go to Disney. So after years of visiting this amazing city I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places in this pastel paradise and created my first Miami Travel Guide.

From coffee shops, galleries, upcoming neighborhoods and places that will steal your heart completely!

Miami Beach

Miami is known for its vibrant colors, art deco inspired architecture and of course its beaches. So of course Miami Beach had to be our first stop in this trip. 

We started out walking around Lincoln Road Mall  . Lincoln Road is an outdoor shopping avenue filled with cafés, restaurants, pop-up shops and stores that lead to Miami Beach. It’s the perfect way to spend the day and fall in love with Miami’s Art Deco District up until South Beach!

 

Wynwood Walls 

Wynwood has to be one of the coolest neighborhoods in Miami. It’s filled with murals painted by local artists, art and design galleries and local shops. Its the millennial version of a gallery, instead of exhibit the painting in a museum they are showcased in giant walls, stores and warehouses for you to enjoy.

Here you can find a little bit of everything (murals, coffee shops, galleries, restaurants, you name it!) If you love taking photos for the gram (who doesn’t love a good picture, right?)  you will LOVE Wynwood. 

Serendipity Creamery

Miami’s heat can be a little intense, so after walking around Wynwood head over to Serendipity Creamery and enjoy your favorite scoop to beat up the heat. Thank you to my darling friend  @vitalerie for sharing with me this spot!

PS. You can find the most amazing wallpaper inside Serendipity, just look at those flamingos!

OTL Miami

Let’s be honest one of the best parts of traveling is going out for brunch on the weekends. So I decided to treat my darling girls with a brunch at @OTL

One of the thing I love most about OTL is that its located in the heart of the Miami Design District and they offer brunch all day – EVERYDAY. This pastel paradise was the best way to start of a day of wandering the district. Our favorite picks were their avo toast, churro french toast and the breakfast burritos. 

Little Havana

Cuban cuisine is by far one of my favorites and Little Havana is the perfect place to indulge in those cuban treats. This cuban neighborhood has become one of my favorite places to visit. 

As soon as you enter Calle 8 you can hear the cuban music everywhere, the kiosks, the Domino Park, the restaurants. Head over Little Havana, grab a mojito and enjoy!

Ball & Chain 

Ball & Chain is a MUST in Calle 8. It’s one of the most iconic places in Little Havana since 1950. After lunch head over to Ball & Chain for mojitos  , enjoy their live shows and relax

Azucar Ice Cream Company

And how my darling Celia Cruz would say: ¡AZUCAAAAR! If you love ice cream you NEED to visit Azucar Ice Cream Company This cuban ice cream parlor has the most iconic cuban flavors you can imagine. You can choose from “café con leche”, “guarapiña”, “plátano maduro”, “arroz con leche” etc.

My favorite was the  Abuela María;  their signature flavor! Cream cheese, guava and galleta María. A pastelito de guayaba & queso in a ice cream. Let me tell you, it doesn’t get better than that.

Tacology

Tacos all day, everyday! A trip to Miami wouldn’t be complete without a visit to @Tacology Taquería in Brickell City Center. My darling friend Ana Linares @ananewyork took me to Tacology and it was amazing.

From guac and chips, to tacos al pastor and horchata catrinas with rum we enjoyed our afternoon like no other. Tacology is very popular so be sure to call and make a reservation if you don’t want to wait on line. Of just walk-in and enjoy walking Brickell while you wait for your table to be ready.

Downtown Miami

Every time I travel I love exploring the city so I head over to Dowtown Miami to discover new places to visit. If you love contemporary art you need to add the Peréz Art Museum to your list. Enjoy their seasonal installations, exhibitions and outdoor gardens.

All Day 

Make Avo-toast and they will come! This lovely coffee shop in Downtown Miami is the perfect place to unwind from the heat and enjoy a good avo toast, coffee and scones. Their interior design is beautiful and you can relax or work from their cafe or even take your coffee to go.

 Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Give yourself a treat and indulge in Mandolin Aegean Bistro. This beautiful restaurant will make you feel you’re in the middle of Santorini enjoying the best of the Mediterranean cuisine. It’s simply the best place to have lunch in the Miami Design District!

“Eat well, travel often”

Miami is the perfect pastel paradise! The list of places to visit here is endless but I hope this travel guide helps you on your upcoming trips to Miami. Let me know if you have any recommendations or new places I should visit on my next trip to this pastel city!

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I'm a content creator, designer and photographer based in Costa Rica & Miami. I'm an iced latte lover, Sagittarius soul, travel enthusiast that loves to create genuine and real lifestyle content for brands.

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