Here is my quick guide to my favorite picks in Miami
I always love an AirBNB situation (and Miami has tons)
The areas to look into are:
A cute boutique hotel that is budget friendly is
EAT & DRINK
Swan- Pink aesthetics dream come true
Komodo- Fancy restaurant well known in Miami.
OTL- Great place to start your Miami day with coffee and light snack.
Gianni's at the Former Versace Mansion- Make reservations if you want to dine here, if you just want to check out the spot stop by early for drinks at the bar, no reservations needed.
The Salty Donut- I still dream about these donuts. Try the Brown Butter + Salt or Guava and Cheese. Best donuts I've ever had.
Café Roval - Lots of delicious options. Def a place to share and try a bunch of different items on the menu. Be sure to order the Cheesecake for dessert. Sounds like it would be basic but its not. Amaaaaazing!
SuViche- a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian. Super yummy.
Bacon Bitch- They literally greet you with "hey bitches." The overall theme here is everything bitch. The cortadito is delicious along with any of their crossaint sandwhiches.
Michael's Genuine Food + Drink- This place came highly recommended through IG fam.
Azucar Ice Cream - located in the heart of Lil Havana, calle 8 this place is filled with delicious latin flavors.
Cafe Dior Miami- A pop up shop in Dior's aesthetic
Mandolin Aegean Bistro- Greek food, moderately priced, delicious
Sanguich De Miami- Delicious cuban sandwiches, cortaditos, and warm/friendly service. Can't go wrong
Coyo Taco- Bomb mexican food, budget friendly and authentic flavors. There are a few different locations, but the one in Wynwood neighborhood goes off on the weekend.
Casa Tua Cucina
Mary's Coin Laundry- My friend and Miami native, Jenny Valdes, favorite spot. Its a coin laundry serving up some bomb Pan con Bistec
All these and more are on my Miami Google Maps
El Patio- A fun place to dance reggaetón + latin music
Ball + Chain - another cool spot to dance latin music
Mango's Tropical Cafe - iconic touristy miami but don't worry its not touristy in a cheesy way.
ilov305- Mr.305 aka Pitbull just opened up this restaurant/lounge and if you know Pitbull he always gets the party started so looks promising.
El Tucán- this place looks super sexy (haven't been) but I spotted it on the gram.
LIV- Classic Miami along with STORY. These are the super clubs. Not really my vibe but if you're into and can maybe get bottle service so you have a section could be a fun wild night.
Miami Design District : Great places to take photos are Fendi, Tom Ford, walls next to Gucci, rooftop at the parking of Modern Art Museum, so many more so explore a little. The architecture is beautiful and its fun to see each designer boutique in this atmosphere.
Art Deco Historic District: Another great place to explore for photos and take in this architecture. If you watched "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" this gives you all those early 90s vibes. **If you're into taking photos and want some fire posts hit up Juno through AirBNB experiences: http://bit.ly/2m7DV7x when you sign up through my link you’ll get off $15 to use toward an experience worth $50 or more (truly recommend!)
South Beach- Of course you'll want to stop at the beach. If you're hotel is not located here you may need to rent chairs or bring your own towel + set up.
Rubell Family Collection: A mix of cool art
Miami Museum of Modern Art: After you're done exploring the art inside you can take a picture in front the MIA sign.
Vizcaya Museum + Gardens: Breathtaking place to spend an afternoon. You'd never think this existed in Miami and in the parking garage rooftop.
Wynwood Walls- Street Art plus lots of dining and shopping options while you're exploring.
Flight Club- Cool place to stock on some unique sneakers/streetwear
Alchemist- a curation of top designers.
OndadeMar- Great source for all things swimwear.
CARAVANA- Only location in the US
Brickell City Centre- Shopping Mall
IGK Miami Salon- From some of my favorite products, come here get your hair styled, cut or colored. They do it all, and WELL! Don't forget to catch my video where Leo, co-owner of IGK shows me how to beat the frizz in the Miami humidity.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach- Top spa when you need some R&R
As always I love to leave you with my Google Maps to help give you an idea of where things are when you're planning your trip as well as to have with you while traveling.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tune into my Belize IG stories Highlight to see all these places in action