Saying that all of Miami is an Instaworthy view isn’t a stretch. The cerulean blue waters of the Atlantic, lush tropical climate, and thriving culture make Miami an incredibly picturesque destination. Miami’s rich history is woven into everything from the architecture, to the fashion, to the food. Did we mention it’s also one of the most FOMO-inducing places there is? Make your followers jealous by throwing any one of these spots on your feed.
Make sure to snag a shot of the Cape Florida Light, the oldest standing structure in greater Miami. Built in 1825, this simple but stark lighthouse helped guide sailors off the shallow Florida Reef. The state park surrounding the lighthouse is open 365 days a year for just about every kind of activity you could do outdoors: hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, and kicking back in the sand. Between the bushy palm trees and the azure waters of the Atlantic, your followers might think you’re on an island somewhere tropical, which, we guess, you are?
Just south of the city, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, is this sprawling, historic Gilded-age estate that’s a relic of Miami’s extravagant, whimsical past. Explore the mansion’s 32 decorated rooms and over 10 acres of beautiful gardens, mangrove swamps, and exotic pools. Previously known as Villa Vizcaya, the entire property is now owned by Miami-Dade County and is open to the public. It makes for a great afternoon of strolling through the lush foliage and gazing at amazing architecture. Just be sure to bring a fan!
This small island park within the city of Miami has some uh-mazing views of the city skyline and is usually pretty empty. Brickell Key is a peaceful, secluded spot to picnic or read a book. Stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden, the Flower Conservatory, or take a moment to reflect at the national AIDS memorial. Brickell Key Park is easily accessible by foot or metro rail and definitely has some of the best views around.
Snap a shot at one of the thousands of colorful birds that call the Everglades home. There are a solid amount of walkways to explore America’s biggest and best wetland, but the true way to experience the Everglades is by boat. You’ll see plenty of Alligators up close and maybe get a manatee sighting, too. For any fan of national parks, the Everglades is a must-see.
Walk, bike, or drive across this historic bridge that connects mainland Miami with the barrier island of Miami Beach. Midway to Miami beach are the manmade Venetian islands, small residential communities with large mansions and luxurious estates. There’s a three-dollar toll to take the causeway by car, but the views looking back at Miami and looking toward Miami Beach are definitely worth it (and more).
Snapping a good pic in Miami isn’t hard, but choosing the best one is. Whether it’s a Lamborghini rolling through or a slickly dressed group of partiers, make sure to always be on the lookout for the little touches that’ll make your photo pop. And don’t forget to have a trusty car to get around. While we can’t promise you a lambo, we do have a great selection of reliable cars and SUVs with full insurance coverage from Allstate included every trip. Take a look and book your car today!
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