FLORIDA: WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI BEACH & TIPS (PART 1)

“I took a little journey to the unknown and I came back changed, I can feel it in my bones.”

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How was your trip to Florida?

That’s what everyone have been asking me these days. Well, it was AMAZING, DIFFERENT, CHANGING, HOT, HUMID, BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC, CHAOTIC, EVEN MORE AMAZING, SOMETIMES CHALLENGING experience. There are still so many emotions and precious moments my heart and brain need to process.

After telling people about my trip, many of them said “I have to go there someday”, or even “Ok, Miami will be my next trip!”, which makes me happy, because I love to inspire people, through my blog and photos and stories to visit certain places. That’s why I have decided to make this blog post a bit different and share with you some tips that might be helpful, if you are considering Miami Beach to be your next travel destination.

1. GET YOURSELF ACCOMMODATION THAT’S NEAR THE BEACH

The main reason why people decide for vacation in Florida is the climate and the fact that you can swim in the ocean all year round. Beautiful sandy beaches that extend miles and miles along the coast are one of the top attractions in Miami Beach. That’s why make sure your accommodation is not too far away from the beach. You don’t want to spend  extra time driving and searching for parking every day, plus there is no better feeling than having sandy beach as your back garden.

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2. HAVE BREAKFAST AT ONE OF THE NUMEROUS BAKERIES IN MIAMI BEACH

Staying in Miami Beach, you will come upon numerous bakeries and coffee shops, with many breakfast options. I can already tell you the decision which one to choose won’t be easy, but to comfort you – anything you will decide to go for, will taste amazing!

2. TAKE A WALK ALONG THE COAST

You will come upon a nice walking area, just by the beach, exactly where the sand ends. It goes on for a few miles and you won’t get tired of walking, just because it’s the most scenic walk ever. There are palm trees and nice view over the ocean accompanying you all the way.

I advise you to take a walk in the morning or later in the evening, just because it can get really hot during the day, plus the light is much prettier at the sunrise or sunset.

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4. VISIT ART DECO DISTRICT

Art Deco is a historic area in Miami Beach, with authentic houses and architecture. Houses are well preserved and renovated, but they kept the historical style, which makes them so interesting. It is also the most “alive” area of Miami Beach, with numerous hotels, bars and restaurants. From time to time, you will probably run into some old cars from 50s or 60s, that go well together with buildings in Art Deco.

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5. ENJOY MIAMI BEACH LIFE

Florida is also called “The Sunshine State”, and when visiting make sure you spent some time at the beach. We usually went for a swim in the morning and returned in the late afternoon, when the sun was not scorching, but still warm enough. What I loved the most was the fact that the ocean was very warm, so you were not cold once the sun went down.

Miami Beach is known for it’s colorful lifeguard towers. During lifeguards are on duty you are not allowed to walk near the tower, let alone to climb up. But as soon as they finish for the day, people go after that one photo of them and the famous lifeguard tower.

 

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6. LEARN A FEW USEFUL SPANISH WORDS

Since Miami Beach is obviously in USA, therefore many people expect it to be “American”, but it’s quite the opposite actually. Caribbean has a huge impact on that southern part of Florida. Many people in Miami still don’t speak English at all, only Spanish, so knowing a few basics will be very helpful.

More tips on what to do in Miami Beach in my next post, so stay tuned!

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