From Cuban neighborhoods to antique cars on Ocean Drive, Musement looks at 11 of the most Instagrammable places in Miami
Filled with fast cars, an unforgettable nightlife, and beautiful beaches, Miami is a hot destination that attracts visitors year-round. Besides the sunrays, the city has plenty to soak up including many spots worthy of an Instagram post.
Here are 11 of the most Instagrammable places in Miami that are worth a visit.
1. Ocean Drive
No visit to Miami is complete without a trip to Ocean Drive. From the iconic palm trees to cute cafes, vintage cars, and the world’s largest collection of Art Deco architecture, the famous boulevard has everything to decorate your Instagram feed. Neon lights, good music, and drink specials invite revelers to celebrate a night out on the strip. During the day, take part in a self-balancing scooter tour and make sure to capture all the sites as you cruise around. Don’t forget to snap a picture of Gianni Versace’s former residence.
2. Venetian Causeway
There’s nothing quite like having a city skyline as the backdrop to your Instagram pics and Miami’s skyline is no exception. The Venetian Causeway runs over the Biscayne Bay and connects Miami Beach to Miami. Opened in 1925, the 2.8-mile bridge is the perfect spot to capture the city skyline, especially during a sunset. There are several lanes for pedestrians to walk, jog, or even bike over the bridge to get from downtown to the beach. Besides the skyline, the bridge will also offer picturesque views of the bay and the boats passing by.
3. Miami Beach Lifeguard Towers
When you’re in the “Magic City”, it only makes sense to pay a visit to Miami Beach. Crystal-clear waters and white sand make up the beaches along the coast. As you soak up the sun, make sure to check out the lifeguard towers on the beach. They are without a doubt one of the most Instagrammable places in Miami. Designed in different bright colors and shapes, each tower is unique in their own way. The more you stroll down the beaches, the more chances you will have to brighten up your posts. Pro tip: Head to the beaches just after sunrise to get solo pics without a crowd.
4. Zoo Miami
Animal lovers will be in heaven when visiting the largest and oldest zoo in Florida. Housing more than 3,000 animals from five different continents, Zoo Miami features a whopping 100 exhibits across 750 acres. Dating back to 1948 when it was called Crandon Park Zoo, the Miami Zoo has flourished ever since. Get up close to some of your favorite animals from all over the world. Have your cameras ready when you see giraffes, alpacas, and even warthogs in action.
5. Design District
It goes without saying that the most photographic neighborhood in Miami is worthy of a spot on this list. With its vibrant colors and artsy architecture, visitors can shop for their favorite designer brands in style. Miami’s Design District includes over 120 stores such as Fendi, Dior, and Hermes. Besides the designer stores, this district is dedicated to fashion (of course), art, and food so let your tastebuds guide you on a food tour. Head over towards Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, the art installation surrounded by palm trees. Or you can make your way towards the Fendi shop and capture the colorful walls outside of the storefront, making for the perfect Instagram photo op!
6. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Situated on the Biscayne Bay is the Italian style villa and its beautiful gardens. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was the former residence of industrialist James Deerling before becoming a museum. The estate’s architectural design and its charming gardens will keep you busy with your cameras. A visit here is surely to take your breath away and have you feeling like Mediterranean royalty. The Museum and Gardens are open from Wednesday to Monday. Don’t be surprised if you see wedding or engagements photoshoots happening here, it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Miami.
7. Big Pink
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” That might hold true to Regina George and the Plastics, but this diner in Miami is always dressed in pink. Big Pink is a 24-hour diner in Miami Beach that offers a large variety of comfort food on their menu. A powdered pink exterior and the hot pink Beetles outside make for the ideal photo op. Opened in 1996, the retro diner is a hotspot during the late-night hours and will bring you back to the good diner days. Come with an appetite and try out the Big Pink TV Dinner, a selection of the daily specials served to you on a stainless-steel tray.
8. Venetian Pool
Take a dip at the largest freshwater swimming pool in the United States. Venetian Pool, just outside Miami in the city of Coral Gables, is a historic pool dating back to the 1920s. Made from carved coral rock, the Venetian-style lagoon has tropical palm trees lining the pool with stone bridges that will transport you from one point to the next. The pool features caves and waterfalls where you can sit under and watch as the water crashes over you. Head to one of the two lookout towers and see the city from a different perspective. Grab a cocktail and snap plenty of pics on your visit for later memories.
9. Wynwood Walls
Looking for some colorful content to add to your gram? Then look no further than the Wynwood Walls. Located in Miami’s Art District, this free outdoor museum features graffiti and unique street art created by world-renowned artists. Each year, the walls are repainted so there is always something to photograph when you revisit. Numerous restaurants are also in the neighborhood so why not combine the two with a Wynwood food and art tour. These walls are an art lover’s paradise which is why it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Miami.
10. Sugar Rooftop Bar
What better way to see Miami then from up above. The Sugar Rooftop Bar sits on the 40th floor atop the EAST hotel in Brickell City Centre. With its lush garden setting, the chic lounge is an Instagram influencer hotspot. Grab yourself an exotic cocktail or some of the Asian-inspired tapas to nibble on. The panoramic views of the skyline are worth sharing on the ‘gram, especially during a sunset.
11. Little Havana
The Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana, is home to a large proportion of Miami’s Latino community. Created back in the 1960s by the Cubans who fled their country, it has since become a popular tourist destination. Some of the hotspots worth visiting are Calle Ocho, the Walk of Fame, Domino Park, and one of the many restaurants to get a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine. Colorful buildings, impressive mosaic murals and more are sure to top the list of things to be photographed here.