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Miami Beach Guide - by Aleksandra Wachowicz

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King of The Court arrives in Miami Beach! The cosmopolitan gem of South Florida with endless sunshine, year-round warm weather, one of the best urban beaches on the planet, and vibrant street art is the place to be!

King of The Court arrives in Miami Beach! The cosmopolitan gem of South Florida with endless sunshine, year-round warm weather, one of the best urban beaches on the planet, and vibrant street art is the place to be!

There are plenty of things to do, see and eat in Miami, and we want you to capitalize on visiting one of the most popular travel destinations in the USA!

Must see:

  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden
  • Art Deco Welcome Center and Museum
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  • Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Must do:

  • Take a stroll along the Ocean Drive. It’s part of the Miami Design District packed with Art Deco buildings.
  • Relax on the South Beach! Or surf! Snag a chair and an umbrella from one of the many vendors. Don’t forget to take a picture with the famous art deco lifeguard stands that speckle the beach!
  • Walk in the southernmost part of South Beach called South Pointe Park. Amazing views towards the Downtown Miami Skyline guaranteed.

Must eat:

  • Time Out Market
  • Le Sandwicherie
  • Under The Mango Tree (a healthy spot for acai bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, sandwiches, and more owned by a beach volleyball player!)
  • Las Olas Café
  • Charlotte Bakery
  • Byblos

Consider visiting:

Little Havana

One of the most famous neighborhoods in Miami with a vast amount of art galleries and restaurants with cafes that feature Latin flares. Take a stroll down Calle Ocho and pop into a restaurant to enjoy a Cubano sandwich, empanada (El Pub is great for that), ice cream from Azucar, or pastelito de guayaba. At the El Titan de Bronze cigar shop you can learn and watch how the cigars are hand-rolled, as well as how the tobacco leaves are prepared and stored. Drop by Maximo Gomez Park (Domino Park) and see locals playing dominoes.

Wynwood

The Wynwood Art District is home to dozens of galleries, museums, boutiques, and trendy restaurants. Check out the Wynwood Walls, the beating heart of the neighborhood with a collection of incredibly impressive street art housed in a park. Stop at The Salty Donut –order the Key Lime pie donut for a fabulous taste of South Florida.

Coral Gables

With potent influence from the architecture of the Mediterranean, Coral Gables just might be the most gorgeous neighborhood in the USA. It is the polar opposite of South Beach. A highlight of any trip to Coral Gables is a visit to the famous Venetian Pool. The pool dated back to the early 20th century and was created naturally from a rock quarry which filled up with fresh water from underground. Entry fee is just $13 it is one of the best and inexpensive activities in Miami.

Other things to do in Coral Gables include shopping and eating along Miracle Mile. You could also play a round of golf at the ultra-luxurious Biltmore Hotel.

Española Way

It is a small pedestrian street that wonderfully mimics a Spanish village. Here is where you can discover some of Miami’s best restaurants, live music, entertainment, shopping, and more!

Lincoln Road

Speaking of streets in Miami, Lincoln Road is a pedestrian road that runs east, parallel to the beaches, and is another great outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

10 interesting facts about Miami

    1. Miami is well-known to have the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the US. Most of them (over 800) are in the Art Deco District. You can also take a walk in South Beach and admire the white buildings with pastel tones, and candy-colored facades that decor its streets. Some of these buildings are home to iconic hotels and restaurants. Look out for its most iconic examples, including The Celino Hotel, The Carlyle and Cardozo South Beach.
    2. The athletes will play on the sand imported from the Caribbean, likely from the Bahamas. All because Miami Beach is man-made beach. The city imports thousands of tons of sand. In 2017, the city poured 285,412 tons of sand on Mid-Beach and that cost Florida approximately $11.5 million.
    3. Did you know that sunscreen was invented in Miami? A pharmacist called Benjamin Green invented the mixture in 1944, during World War II. This pharmacist was serving as an airman back then and wanted to create something to protect him and his friends of getting sunburnt.
    4. Miami has the largest and busiest cruise ship port in the world. Miami's cruise ship port sees almost five million passengers pass through each year. From Miami you can reach nearly any Caribbean destination with heavenly beaches.
    5. Miami is the most southerly major city in the continental US. The most southern point in the continental USA is Key West, one of the Florida Keys, which can be reached from Miami within 4 hours.
    6. The movie Baywatch was filmed in Miami.
    7. Miami is the warmest major city in the USA during winter time. The average temperature is 75° F (24° C). The climate is subtropical which means that it’s quite inclined to having hurricanes, so get ready for some wind volleyball!
    8. Miami is sometimes nicknamed the "Wreckcreational" diving capital, due to over 75 shipwrecks found in the waters. Miami has ideal diving conditions, with clear and warm waters, and wildlife-filled reefs to explore. That’s why it’s a popular recreational diving destination.
    9. Little Havana was named a national treasure! Little Havana is a neighborhood in Miami known for its vast Hispanic, especially Cuban, influence. This district features incredible Latin restaurants, independent shops, fun events, and lots of friendly locals. When Fidel Castro rose to power, many Cubans decided to leave the country. The city quickly became home to the largest Cuban community in the USA.
    10. Miami is home to the largest concentration of street art in the USA. All located in Wynwood district. If you ever saw Instagram photos with murals in Miami, chances are that they were taken in Wynwood.