Hello, Nazira here with my third travel blog installment. This month I am in Miami enjoying the warm weather, vibrant culture and delicious food. Here are my top 13 Miami recommendations.
Things to do in Miami Beach:
Hit the beach
My favorite way to explore Miami Beach is by bike. You can rent a bike for a few hours or the whole day. Riding through the Miami Beach Drive Promenade and on the South Pointe Park Pier is really fun. The best part is that once you are done riding you can walk right to the beach and go for a swim.
The Bass just reopened in October of this year after being closed for renovations since 2015. The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach.
Pubbelly offers fresh, creative, flavor-packed cuisine in a cozy urban-tavern setting. I love going to Pubbelly with a group of friends and ordering a ton of small plates and sharing. It’s all of my favorite things in one place – Asian food, small plates, gastropubs, and pork belly
I love escaping to this backyard oasis. The Broken Shaker’s handcrafted cocktails are composed of elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from garden herbs and spice, and fresh-pressed produce and exotic ingredients from around the world. Basically, they have the best cocktails in Miami!
The restaurant and bar’s tricked out taco truck interior is the spot for over-the-top Mexican street food and yummy margaritas. Bodega is much more than a dining experience, it’s a food truck, nightclub, speakeasy and dance party all in one plus they are open until 5am!
Things to do in Wynwood
Wynwood Walls is a unique outdoor destination featuring huge colorful street murals by artists from around the globe. Open to the public, free of charge the Wynwood Walls was established in 2009 by the legendary placemaker and visionary Tony Goldman as an outdoor museum of international street art. And of course, the walls have become a popular background for Instagram photos.
The Wynwood Yard is a new hub of food and culture in Miami. The food yard, events-and-live-music venue and all-day hangout space brings locals a smorgasbord of food, fitness, music and other cultural activities. Hand-picked culinary concepts, a pop-up bar, and an edible garden are anchored within a vibrant outdoor setting.
The donut craze continues and my favorite spot is The Salty Donut. The Salty Donut is an artisanal donut shop & coffee bar offering sophisticated donuts in inventive seasonal flavors, plus craft coffee.
El Patio is an outdoor spot known for its unique and innovative concept, artistic décor and exceptional music. The Latina Vintrash & Alter-Latina Bar was designed to bring together a mélange of art, handcrafted artisan cocktails, and beer, not to mention an eclectic and wide range of Latin Beats and live performances. It’s one of my favorite places to go dancing.
Breweries have become a big deal in Miami and my favorite is Concrete Beach. Concrete Beach is an artisanal craft beer brewery and their craft beers are inspired by the culture and flavors of Miami.
This to do in Little Havanna
Ball and Chain is one of my favorite iconic Miami spots. The nightclub is from the 1930s-1950s and was reopened in the mid-1990 as a live-music venue with Cuban-style food & drink.
Azucar Ice Cream Company is an artisanal ice cream and sorbet boutique. They specialize in unique flavors like as flan, café con leche, and passion fruit – they really bring that Cuban flair. It’s hard to pick just one flavor!
You can’t come to Miami and not eat Cuban food and the place to have it is in Little Havana. One of my favorite spots is El Exquisito. No frills here. Just a quaint, welcoming eatery serving traditional Cuban sandwiches & entrees. Yummy!