It’s no secret that Miami is one of our favorite getaway destinations. From the white sand beaches along South Beach to the up and coming arts district on the mainland, Miami offers something for everyone. But be warned – the weather can be hot, humid, and prone to passing showers. Rather than heading out to walk the city without a destination in mind – we’ve rounded up the ten most Insta-worthy locations to add to your itinerary.
So check in to one of our Everygirl-approved hotels and get exploring!
1. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
The Bodgea on the west side of Miami Beach is a popular taco outpost that is equal parts casual dining and nightclub. A small airstream trailer sits inside with a takeout window and picnic tables, and through a back door sits a tequila lounge with a live DJ. The bright colors, inventive drinks, and quirky decor are an Instagram favorite.
1220 16th St, Miami Beach
2. The Delano Hotel
The Delano Hotel is a cultural mainstay on Collins Avenue. It was built in the 1940’s and is a beautiful testament to the art deco architecture that Miami is famous for. Oversize artwork, plush velvet couches, and dim mood lighting adorn the lobby hall which leads guests out a private pool and bungalows. The Delano is a favorite of celebrity guests for the ultimate in Miami Beach relaxation.
1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
3. The Broken Shaker
If the Delano is a bit too upscale for your vacation vibe, the Broken Shaker is the perfect counter-culture hangout. Housed in The Freehand Miami hostel on Miami Beach, the Broken Shaker is a backyard bar and pool area for the hotel’s transient guests and city locals. Enjoy a cocktail out of a vintage glass while taking in the scenery of pastel colored lawn chairs and string lighting.
2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach
4. Wynwood Walls
Dozens of beautiful murals are scattered throughout the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, right across the bay from Miami Beach. Over recent years the area has become a buzzing hub of hip restaurants, art installations, and craft breweries. Wynwood attracts a younger clientele who are often less glitz and glamour than those of South Beach. You can easily spend a few hours walking around the area and photographing the murals that adorn the neighborhood.
2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
5. 1 Hotel South Beach
The 1 Hotel is a boutique luxury property on Collins Ave. that has a focus on nature. With only two other locations (both in New York), the 1 Hotel is a must-visit while in Miami. Built around nature, every decor element was designed with the outdoors in mind. The walls are covered in greenery, furniture is constructed of reclaimed wood, and the entire space smells faintly of pine. The Miami Beach outpost features a beautiful rooftop pool and expansive bar with ocean views year round.
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
6. Miami Beach Boardwalk
After you’ve ate, drank, and suntanned your way through Miami Beach, take a walk down the boardwalk that extends four miles down the coast. The boardwalk offers walkers perfect views of the beach on one side and glimpses into the backyards of some of the most luxurious hotels on the other side.
7. The Basement at the Miami Beach EDITION
The EDITION Hotel is new Ritz Carlton property set on the beach along Collins Avenue. The hotel is beautiful in its minimalist design, but the real Instagram gem is the basement. Set below the lobby down a large curved staircase is a nightclub with bowling alley and a neon-lighted ice skating rink. If you arrive before the sun goes down, take a walk around the grounds to see the historical diving board that still shadows one of the hotel’s pools and find the hidden-away ping pong sand pit.
2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
8. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Just south of Wynwood on coast of Biscayne Bay sits the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. On fifty acres of lands sits a sprawling villa built in 1914 by a wealthy industrial magnate. After his death, the county took control of the land and it has since become a nationally recognized historic landmark. Visitors can walk acres of gardens and peruse the original art collections of the homeowner. The sculptures, landscaping, and architecture are a photographer’s dream.
3251 S Miami Ave, Miami
9. Sugar at EAST Miami
Sugar is a bar and restaurant that stits atop the EAST hotel and residences on the 40th floor. Located in the Bricknell neighborhood of Downtown Miami, Sugar’s roof deck location provides stunning views of the water and the city skyline. Before you head upstairs to enjoy craft cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas, take a walk through EAST’s lobby and pool deck to see the modern Miami space.
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami
10. Perez Art Museum
The PAMM is Miami’s contemporary art museum and regularly hosts rotating exhibits, local events and speaker series. The art exhibits are inside and outside on the museum grounds, offering guests hours of inspiration (and Instagram opportunities). Check the museum’s calendar before planning your day trip to see what is happening that week – the indoor/outdoor patio where most of the events are hosted is beautiful.
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami