What to do in Miami

For my 30th birthday, it was my heart’s desire to visit Miami for the first time. This was also my first time ever to visit the state of Florida. It was an awesome trip! we spent three whole days in this southern FL paradise and here’s all the fun things we got into:

  1. Miami Beach: We hit the beach our first day there and it was amazing. The water was a pretty turquoise and a decent temp in mid October. We started on Miami Beach which you could say is the ‘mid beach’. You can walk along the shore line either way to hit both North and South Beaches.
Miami Mami

2. Visit the Everglades: If you head south from Miami, you’ll hit Everglades National Park in about 30 minutes. We stopped at Gator Park to take an airboat ride in the Everglades and it was awesome! The boat glides so fast on the water in every which way. We got to see wildlife and, yep, even an alligator!

No touchey

3. Barnacle Historic State Park: This is a cool spot in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. It’s a pretty little oasis on several acres of land. You can tour all the property including the house, grounds, and boathouse.

Idc how basic it is to love palm trees

4. Explore Wynwood neighborhood: This was by far my favorite neighborhood we explored. There are murals literally EVERYWHERE. It was so fun just walking around snapping shots of all the beautiful local art.

Gimme my money

5. South Beach Pier: Head to the end of the shoreline and find a pretty pier in South Beach. You’ll see lots of fishies in the clear water and can see the whole expanse of the beach and ocean.

Wish I would have brought my fishing pole!

6. Explore the Art Deco District: This neighborhood is right next to the beach. It’s so cool to see the all old style buildings! You’ll feel like you stepped right out of the Great Gatsby novel. You can walk for miles and miles to see all kinds of old architecture from this era.

Call me Daisy

7. Little Havana: This is another sweet area to explore. There’s a cigar shop on every corner along with all other kinds of Cuban style merch and restaurants.

Where’s my droptop caddy at?

Miami was so amazing to visit. I’ve never seen a tropical area like this before, I can’t wait to go back and explore more of the state of Florida!

7 responses to “What to do in Miami”

  1. That sounds like a fantastic fun, warm and adventurous state. Can’t wait to visit it someday. Thanks for all the great information.

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    1. Yes it is an awesome city!


  2. Alligators don’t look too friendly – did you stay far back?!


    1. i sure did! They were huge!


  3. […] I wish for none of the above to deter you from your Miami excursion. It’s a wonderful place to visit! Check out my other posts on Miami to read more about this oceanside paradise: Where to Eat in Miami that Won’t Break the Bank and What to do in Miami. […]


  4. I was recently down in Tampa on the gulf side and a waitress said Midwest people tend to relocate on gulf side while East Coasters tend to relocate on Atlantic side. Did you notice that? Also I really enjoy the gulf side as someone nearing retirement age. What’s your opinion for the Atlantic side for people that are nearing retirement? Thanks and keep up the great blogging!


    1. interesting! I did not notice that but I hear the Gulf side is way more pretty with the white sand and clear ocean. and thank you!


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