So I’ve hit up the beach, I’ve stuffed my face with all the good food, and now to all the artsy fartsy sights and tours we took. We wasted no time trying to get to know this city as much as possible. Well…except naps. We did factor in some nap time.
Our first two days was mostly beach and food. We took advantage of the weather since there was a forecast of rain on the later end of our trip.
In my previous post, we made a pit stop to Little Havana for some Cuban food and coffee, but I didn’t mention it was also a cool spot for murals.
Wynwood and the Design District
This place is seriously a fashion blogger paradise for photo shoots. Wynwood and the Design District is probably one of my favorite stops. There were amazing murals everywhere. Even on the floor. Not only did we see tons of murals on businesses, we perused the Wynwood Walls and Wynwood Doors. It was an outdoor art tour of sorts and was incredible. Think a cooler more artsy version of Deep Ellum.
On our last day, we started off the day with a visit to the Bay Area and a speedboat tour.
I found the real life version of The Secret Garden. This place was absolutely incredible. It’s a mansion built in the early 1900s. This place was incredible, with rooms made of stone, and marble, with an open courtyard inside and adorned with Renaissance inspired furniture, decor, and aged tapestries. There is an enormous garden to the right of the Museum and with a view of the sea directly behind it.
We couldn’t take photos inside the Museum, but we were able to snap this one going down a spiral staircase. Isn’t it stunning? It’s one of my favorite shots.
View of the “backyard”.
It was impossible to capture the essence the gardens and how magical it felt. It wasn’t very busy this day, but is definitely a destination for wedding shoots, quincineras and so on. How those girls work it in those dresses in this humidity is beyond me.
Snack time is also a must.
And then continue…
There are also wonderful little coves in this garden.
Miami was such a fantastic trip. It’s always refreshing to experience new things and see new sights for the first times. For the past 6 years, I’ve promised myself to visit at least one new place each year. Last year was Guatemala, this year it’s Miami. Glad I was able to make a short trip to experience a totally different culture.