Are you tired of bundling up in layers and battling the bitter cold during the winter months? Do you dream of escaping to a warm, tropical paradise where the sun is always shining and the weather is always perfect? Look no further than Miami in December!
This vibrant city offers the ultimate winter getaway, with endless sunshine and warm temperatures that will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a different world. And the best part? Miami has something for everyone, whether you’re a beach lover, a culture buff, or a foodie.
So why not take a break from the winter blues and experience all that Miami has to offer? From exploring stunning architecture to indulging in delicious cuisine, there’s no shortage of amazing sights and experiences to discover. So pack your bags, leave your winter coat at home, and get ready for the ultimate escape to Miami!
The Everglades National Park
I visited one of America’s largest subtropical wildernesses and it was amazing! I saw wild alligators on an airboat ride, and the park had tons of activities like hiking, biking, camping, and boating. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try alligator bites (they taste like chicken but it feels strange). Just bring cash for tips on the airboat ride, as there aren’t any ATMs nearby. It’s a fun and exciting experience you won’t forget!
Miami Design District
Imagine walking through a neighborhood filled with fancy shops, unique architecture, and amazing restaurants. It’s like stepping into a world of luxury, much like the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. You can find all sorts of high-end brands there, like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Céline, and Dior. Right now, Louis Vuitton has set up a special installation showcasing their Men’s Spring-Summer Collections, and it’s really cool to see the fitting rooms transformed into storage containers.
There are so many great dining options in the area, including the exclusive Dior Pop Up Café. Although we didn’t get a chance to go, it’s definitely on our list of places to try. It’s a bustling area, though, so be sure to plan ahead to find parking.
Viscaya Museum & Gardens
Price: $18.00 (weekdays & weekend rates vary)
Have you ever visited a beautiful old mansion that made you feel like you were transported to Europe? The Viscaya museum is just like that – it used to be the home and property of a businessman named James Deering, and it’s filled with stunning Italian Renaissance Gardens and over 70 rooms full of gorgeous architecture, antiques, and furnishings.
My favorite part of the Viscaya museum was definitely the garden area. It’s so peaceful and serene – you could easily spend hours just wandering around and taking in the beauty. It’s a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Price: FREE (as of 2021, there’s a new entrance fee of $10/person)
If you’re a fan of art, you absolutely have to visit this amazing outdoor spot in Miami. It’s filled with stunning murals created by artists from all over the world. Each mural is unique and full of color – it’s like walking through an open-air gallery.
As you explore the area, you’ll discover more and more murals that are truly inspiring. The Wynwood neighborhood, where the spot is located, is a hub of creativity with lots of bars, restaurants, and street art to explore. We stumbled upon a great juice spot called OOH Raw! and their smoothies were so good that we ended up going back for more.
It’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon exploring and immersing yourself in the vibrant art scene.
Key Biscayne: No Name Harbor
One of the most memorable experiences from my trip was when we decided to take a spontaneous drive to catch the sunset in Key Biscayne. We ended up stumbling upon a hidden gem called No Name Harbor. It had everything I was looking for – a peaceful atmosphere, stunning views, and a sense of seclusion.
There weren’t too many people around, so we were able to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and take in the beauty of the harbor. We watched as sailboats passed by or docked, adding to the peaceful ambiance.
There’s a restaurant onsite, but we decided to skip it and instead found a quiet corner of a dock to relax and watch the sun go down. It was the perfect way to end the day and make some unforgettable memories.
2 responses to “Winter Escape to Miami.”
It’s amazing how empty it looks! I was there one year ago and it was PACKED
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Totally. We’re also early risers and started our day earlier than normal which is probably why it’s not as busy too.