Adorned with swaying palm trees, crystal blue waters, and a vibrant melting pot of cultures, Miami has all of the elements that have rightfully earned the destination its coveted title as The Magic City. Recently named as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit, and hailed as the ‘Gateway to Latin America,’ The American Riviera is a perfect destination for travelers seeking stunning beaches, a thriving art scene, culinary gems, and everything in between. Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or have a family in tow, here are some of our favorite Miami spots to GoSee:
Known for glitz, glamour, and iconic entertainment, getting past Miami’s velvet ropes isn’t always the easiest task, but that’s with good reason. The nightlife scene in Miami is iconic and big name DJs and celebrity guests are simply the standard in South Beach. Miami’s most famous nightclub, LIV, recently reopened after a $10 million dollar renovation of its already spectacular setting. Located at the Fontainebleau, LIV is 18,000 square feet of pure decadence, striking architectural design, and opulent decor with over 1,400 of LED screens across the ceiling, a cascading double staircase, and the prettiest crowd imaginable.
Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which was built as James Deering’s winter home in the 1910s, is one of Miami’s most beautiful attractions, a National Historic Landmark, and an accredited museum. Located in the heart of the city, this Renaissance-style villa transports you to Italy with ten acres of formal gardens, a stunning orchid collection with 2,000 specimens, fountains, a maze garden, and stunning views of Biscayne Bay. The building itself is an architectural masterpiece with 34 decorated rooms housing 2,500 fine art objects and furnishings. With children under six offered free admission and discounted tickets for children and teens, Vizcaya is the perfect option for a fun and picturesque afternoon with the entire family.
Address: 3251 South Miami Ave. Miami Fl. 33129
Wynwood has quickly become one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods with its array of trendy shops, cafes, bars, and highly-acclaimed art scene. Visit the Wynwood Walls, which utilizes walls as canvases to showcase larger-than-life murals by some of the world’s top artists. First conceived in 2009, the open-air museum (which is free to the public) is comprised of over 80,000 square feet of walls and has featured artists from sixteen countries since its inception.
Address: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
If a restaurant has been open for 105 seasons, you know that it has to offer something special. That’s the case with this South Beach staple. Located in the ritzy South of Fifth neighborhood, Joe’s Stone Crabs is a Miami institution and is a consistent favorite of locals, celebrities, and tourists alike. Only open during stone crab season, which runs annually from mid-October through mid-May, Joe’s offers unmatched service and sublime food that is worth the wait. And, there will be a wait. Joe’s famously doesn’t accept reservations and seats 1,200 to 1,300 diners a night, but once seated, the experience and the sweet stone crabs make every minute spent waiting obsolete.
Address: 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139