Tuesday, December 10

A Postcard from Miami 2019


Brickell

It's difficult to choose where to stay when visiting a new city but I am so happy we found Brickell. It is the heart of the financial district - the lights on the skyscrapers are beautiful at night and walking along beside the Biscayne Bay, and seeing both a dolphin and a manatee, was one of the highlights of our stay.

We found a lovely little air bnb located on the 14 floor of a building in the city - it included free parking and was so much better value for money than any of the hotels we looked at. I shared photos of the apartment on my insta stories (check out my Miami highlights) and I'd recommend it to everyone. Brickell is close enough to everywhere you'd want to go in the city and close to, but calmer than, Miami beach. 



Wynwood Walls & Art District

After a morning wandering from Brickell to downtown Miami and Bayfront Park I realised we could hop on the 'Metromover' to get within a 20 minute walk of Wynwood. The Metromover is a free automated people mover train system operated by Miami-Dade Transit and serves the Downtown Miami, Brickell, Park West and Arts & Entertainment District neighbourhoods. It's an AMAZING way of seeing more of the city and so easy to hop on and off. 

Obviously the 'Wynwood Walls' caught my eye on social media but I didn't expect the whole area to be so cool. You can see the regeneration taking hold of what was once a run down area of the city with lots of unique shops and breweries popping up. 

After we check out the murals we enjoyed a cold beer in J.W Brewing before jumping back on the Metromover.




South Point, Miami Beach

On our second full day in the city we got a Lyft to Miami beach because you really can't say you've been to the city without visiting the beach. The nightlife wasn't really what we were looking for in this trip and to be honest the restaurants along the beach were very touristy. However, it was good to see the view looking back across to the city and dip our toes in the Atlantic ocean.



Miami Beach Botanical Garden

If you want to escape the busyness of the beach I cannot recommend 'Miami Beach Botanical Garden' enough. It is only small but as I hope you can see from the photos a real oasis of nature. We were able to sit and watch the animals in the pond, marvel at the air plants my mum would be jealous of and enjoy the silence before heading back to our apartment after a busy day. 

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