Drone photo of an empty beach in Miami Beach, FL. The water is calm and turquoise colored, with various umbrellas placed on the light yellow sand

Your ultimate guide to the 305. Take a Miami Beach vacation with me!

I moved to Miami Beach in November 2020. Little did I know at the time that it would become such a hot spot. Although it is known to be a party city, Miami has been a very calming place for me. Reset, relax, and explore this beautiful city with your ultimate guide to the 305.  

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Below is a list of places I like organized by neighborhood   

 South of Fifth Neighborhood in Miami Beach: 



Free: Get your steps in by the water and take a stroll on the beautiful south pointe pier or check out the daily sunrise and sunset yoga on 3rd street beach.

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Donation-Based: Follow @aprilmayyoga as she teaches a donation-based yoga class most Friday mornings on the beach in this neighborhood. 

Purchase a Class: JETSET pilates reformer class - super tough. One of the best little studios in Miami Beach. 

South of Fifth Restaurants 

High End: Carbone, Kosushi, Joe's Stone Crab, Smith & Wollensky's  

Plant Based / Healthy: Pura Vida, Lilikoi, Planta (one of my fave Miami Beach Restaurants), Abale, Sobe Vegan

Low Key: Kalamata Mediterranean, Lolo's surf cantina, Local House

Great Outdoor Seating: Call me Gaby, Forte dei Marmi, The Savoy Beach Club, and the infamous Nikki Beach

photo of a dog by the ocean

Other spots to visit in Miami Beach:

Lincoln Road Mall: great to shop and stroll. I love their farmer's market on Sundays. On certain Sundays there is also a flea market where you can find antique furniture and small business set ups. I also love the Lincoln eatery which houses food stands of all different cuisines. It is one of my favorite spots in Miami Beach to grab a casual bite.

Fuze House Miami: aesthetically pleasing fitness studio which offers hot pilates. 

Baia Beach Club: Great sushi, truffle fries, aesthetically pleasing outdoor seating, and the best pool on Miami Beach.  

The 1 hotel: A luxurious beach club and hotel on Miami beach with a very serene vibe. 

Bal Harbour Shops: For upscale shopping in a pretty setting. I get my facials inside the Saks Fifth Avenue at Skinney Med Spa.

selfie of a girl and her dog

Other neighborhoods in Miami to check out:

 1. Wynwood: Think LES in New York City but warm and more street art. Here are some great spots in Wynwood:  The selfie museum (we love a photo op)  and Wynwood walls for some artsy photos against beautiful art. Eat at Bakan for the best guacamole, or R House (they have a drag brunch)!  Get pierced at Iris or Studs.  Have a drink at the super chic rooftop Astra 

2. Design District: Top designer fashion boutiques paired with some of the trendiest restaurants like: Contessa, Mandolin Aegean, Swan. Besides Bal Harbour, you cannot find shopping like this in Miami Beach so it is worth the 20 minute drive (or more with traffic).

3.Brickell: Miami's financial district, you will want to grab a drink at Socialista and have dinner at Komodo. If you are willing to spend the money, Marion is the best dinner party I have ever been to!  Have a beautiful trip! You deserve it. 

*Art showcased in photo by @redskeee

photo of Grafiti that says Wynwood

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