Miami has always been on my list of places to visit. When I was planning my summer beach trip, Miami was my top pick! I flew in on Thursday and left Sunday morning, so I only had 3 days to explore! Below I am sharing my 3 day Miami itinerary, including where we stayed, what we ate, and what we did!
3 DAY MIAMI ITINERARY
WHERE WE STAYED
So initially I always expected to stay in South Beach because that’s what you always hear about… but WOW it’s pricey! We ended up staying at Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, which is on Mid Beach (i.e. slightly north of South Beach). I personally loved this hotel! It was right on the beach, and beach towels and chairs were included. They also had 2 pools and an outdoor bar (I highly recommend ordering the guava margarita from the bar! YUM!)
There are so many food choices in Miami, and I want to go back just to get through my list of restaurants 😂. Since I was only there for 3 days, I barely made a dent in the list. I’m going to share all of the restaurants that were recommended to me along with reviews on the ones we actually went to!
The Rusty Pelican – seafood
Havana 1957 – Cuban
Versailles – Cuban
Yuca – Cuban
Bacon Bit** – American brunch
Joe’s Stone Crab – seafood
Astra – Mediterranean
Komodo – Asian fusion
Barton G’s – American (very instagrammable)
The Salty Donut
Sergio’s – Cuban
The Rusty Pelican
If you’re looking for a delicious seafood restaurant with a view, I highly recommend checking out The Rusty Pelican! We sat outside, and the view was unreal! Also, the food was incredible!! We ordered the Calamari for the table and I got the Pistachio Scallops for my entree. I recommend making reservations on OpenTable.
Havana 1957 is a cuban restaurant that had a ton of great reviews! I had never tried cuban food before, so I had no idea what to expect… lets just say I was BLOWN AWAY! I ordered the Signature Roasted Chicken and WOWZA!!!! Hands down the best chicken I’ve ever had! I also ordered the Guava Mojito, and I 10/10 recommend! We also made reservations on OpenTable.
THINGS TO DO/SEE
Again, I was not able to cross everything off of my list, so I’m going to include the things I did plus the things I didn’t have enough time for.
South Beach Lifeguard Towers
Scooter along the beach path
Wynwood – artsy neughborhood with graffiti + murals
Drive to the Everglades
Drive to the Florida Keys
📍 2100 Collins Ave
This art installment is such a good photo spot in South Beach! I love all of the palm trees in the background too!
📍 15th St
The Miami lifeguard towers are seriously SO FUN! Each tower is unique, so I recommend googling to find which one you like best. This one is the 15th St tower, and the colors are so vibrant!
I thought this path was the cutest! It runs alongside the beach and is perfect for bike/scooter renting! Unfortunately it rained when we were planning to do it, but I definitely will do this next time!