Insiders’ Guide: A Day Exploring the Best Places in Miami
Miami is one of the most famous and iconic American cities, known for its lively atmosphere and countless activities. Because of the immense variety of spots to visit, it is complicated to create a ‘Single Day Guide’ in this city, but we tried to combine different worth-try places.
Nothing more American than donuts, right? Jokes aside, The Salty Donut is a must if you want to try the typical treat. With two retail stores in Miami one at Wynwood and another at South Side, and a pop-up store at Miami Beach, this restaurant produces hand-made doughnuts freshly rolled and daily baked. With both savory and sweet buns, this is a must if you want to get to know the very truthful taste of an American donut. We suggest eating this fried deliciousness as a breakfast to feel the American vibes and start the day well!
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You cannot leave Miami without going to the Wynwood neighborhood. Best known for its graffiti walls made by top artists in the urban art field, Wynwood became a must-go place in tourists’ list. The Wynwood Walls were conceived by the late Tony Goldman, renowned for his work in community revitalization, in 2009. Since then, the program has received more than 50 artists from 16 different nations.
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Lunch at Leku
Located in the Rubell Museum, Leku is a restaurant that explores Basque cuisine. Using seasonal and local ingredients, the diner is worth-trying! If you have some spare time, check as well the museum that has amazing pieces from Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama and Keith Harring.
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Shopping at the Design District
If you are looking to shop at high-end designers and fashion houses, direct yourself to the Design District. Home of many flagship stores, the neighborhood hosts names such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Prada and many more. Walk unhurried through the streets and be enchanted by the architecture of the place.
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Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the Design District and head to Swan & Bar Bevy to have dinner. The restaurant is owned by David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, featuring seasonal and market-driven ingredients as the menu highlights refined rustic global cuisine in a fashionable atmosphere and artsy interiors.
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Nightlife in town
If you are a club enthusiast, you should definitely go to LIV, Miami’s most famous and well-frequented club. The spacious place has 18,000 square feet and is beautifully designed with remarkable architecture and plush furnishings with many lights. Furthermore, spotting a celebrity there is not a hard task, as the venue is known for hosting many VIPs.
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