What most people tend to think of when they think Miami, is palm trees, beaches, and hot sun- lot’s of it! But we know it’s much more than that, and today we’re headed to South Florida to take a closer look at the The Magic City.
From the thriving Arts and Design districts, to the flashy Art-Deco in South Beach, and from the street art spanning miles in Wynwood, to the thriving Caribbean and Latin American communities and cuisines, Miami is about as diverse as any American city can get. At only a little over 100 years old, and as one of the only U.S. cities founded by a woman in 1896, Miami is young, rapidly growing and changing, and has a unique and distinguished history that runs deep.
Today, Miami is cultural hub in every sense of the word. In addition to some of the most well-respected Art + Design Museums in the country, including the Frost Art Museum, Perez Art Museum, the Rubell Family Collection and more, Miami holds the single largest art exhibition in the world, Art Basel Miami Beach, which attracts visitors from all corners of the globe every December.
Tourism reigns in Miami year-round, being the largest cruise ship port in the world, and with weather that rarely dips below 60 degrees. Miami has unsurprisingly become and a place that attracts entrepreneurial spirits from all backgrounds. The ones who call Miami home, however, have a special personalized relationship with these areas of rich cultural depth and diverse history. We asked a handful of Miamians to show us their favorite spots in the city and explain what makes it so special to them! We love Miami and are glad to be a part of such a distinctive community. Read on about the places they selected below:
Uno de mis lugares favoritos en Miami es el Pérez Art Museum Miami , así que cuando @westelm me pregunto si tenía un lugar favorito donde quisiera mostrar mi #locallove ni pensarlo decidí que sería este, si vienen a #miami lo tienen que conocer, ES INCREÍBLE. Pasé un rato increíble con mi hermano, y sobre todo disfrute de hermosas esculturas y obras de artes. Este museo está ubicado en el downtown de la ciudad y está ubicado justamente al lado del Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Una de mis partes preferidas es el trayecto entre estos dos museos, es un espacio increíblemente mágico lleno de árboles con flores amarillas y bancos blancos perfectos para pasar un tiempo relax, con una increíble escultura de cuerdas azules por Jesus Rafael Soto , un lugar que definitivamente debes conocer! #westelmlocal #ad – 📸:@alejotinoco
I love the beach. Back in LA I lived no more than 20 minutes away from one, and here in Miami it's about the same. I was born in LA but I'm an island 🌴 girl at heart which is why visiting a beach in Miami is one my favorite things to do. It's like my soul needs it every so often, but I don't like just any beach. I prefer secluded or private beaches just like this one in Key Biscayne that my friend lives super close to because it gives me more relaxing "me" time. If you're looking for me and can't find me, I'm most likely under a palm tree in this hidden gem of a beach 💕 @westelm #ad #westelmLOCAL #locallove #Miami #KeyBiscayne #Florida
I am partnering up with @westelm to show off one of my favorite places in #miami – #wynwood art district. It's so vibrant, fun, ever- changing, surprising with new art, shops and festivals. I am always excited to explore wynwood and see what surprises popped up seemingly overnight. So thrilled to live in a city where street art culture is appreciated and held in high regard! Go #wynwoodmiami! . #westelmlocal #locallove #ad #miami
Oh Hey Miami! Thanks for the blue skies and perfect beach day yesterday! I've teamed up with @westelm to show you some #locallove here in Miami and there is no better place to be then #MiamiBeach taking in some rays! As a Miami native, the beach as always been one of my favorite landmarks from enjoying the sun, taking advantage of fun water sports, spending time with friends and family you can do it all here. Not to mention you're surrounded with great food, top notch shopping, amazing clubs the list goes on and on! And because Miami Beach need to be on everyone's travel list, I've marked it with the #westelmlocal love pin just for you! ❤️ #ad
Did we miss your favorite Miami spot? Let us know in the comments!