Welcome to the US of A! It took a few days to adjust to hot showers and menus we could read, but Miami was a brilliant place to start our tour of the US!
Miami Beach is the island that sits off the coast of Miami, separated by Biscayne Bay. It’s a city in it’s own right, and has a completely different feel. South Beach – the southern part of the island is awash with people, cars, shops and – you guessed it – beautiful white sandy beaches that look out onto the turquoise Atlantic Ocean.
Miami has gorgeous graffiti all over, but one of the more famous districts is Wynwood – now becoming a hipster neighbourhood. Almost every wall is decorated, and there are cool bars, artisanal markets, festivals and Art Walks.
South Beach is famous for its Art Deco look, seen in all the hotels and bars along Ocean Drive. This is a fascinating walk, seeing not just the buildings, but some of the entertainment going on inside!
Far away from the glitz and glam of South Beach lies the Everglades National Park. Boat tours run to see Alligators in the wild just on the fringes, something that is forbidden in the actual park itself. These guys are about four months old, and being kept a very close eye on by their ‘momma gator’.
History Miami is a must-see museum. It details the history of the South Florida region, and how Miami came to be; turning from a handful of houses in Coconut Grove to a world-famous holiday resort.
Have you been to Miami? What did you get up to? Where else is amazing to visit in Florida?