Weekend trips are my favorite, but planning a tour for someone that will be in Miami for less than 48 hours is not the easiest. This city has so much to offer so 48 hours isn’t enough time! As my friend was visiting from Connecticut and had limited time, I put together the ultimate “quick must see” in the city (which included a lot of food, shopping and sightseeing).
- Brunch at All Day Café. I made a previous bog post about it because it’s actually one of my favorite places in the city! We had the avocado toast and tres leches French toast. I also had the royal tea which is delicious
- Scenic drive to South Beach. Make sure to visit Lincoln Road and stop by Sparkle and Shine Darling boutique; you will want to purchase the entire store
- Walk around Ocean Drive and enjoy the ocean breeze
- Drive up the coast and head to Bal Harbour shops for some upscale shopping
- If you are feeling risky and watch the tv show Dexter, don’t forget to stop by his house and get a picture!
- Head back south and stop by La Perrada de Edgar, a bright, colorful counter serve dishing hot dogs with authentic toppings. It’s also one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite local spots in Miami.
- Time to visit Downtown! There are several scenic spots for you to enjoy the bay and relax, but one of my favorites is right behind the First Presbyterian Church of Miami. You can park behind the Church and enjoy the scenic view
- It’s dinner time! I would recommend the following dinner spots: Hakkasan, Il Mulino NY, Fogo de Chao, Cibo, Cecconi’s, Scarpetta, Area 31, Zuma, Nobu. For our dinner we chose Il Mulino NY and it was absolutely delicious
- Miami is not complete without making a stop at LIV nightclub, located inside the Fontainebleau Resort. Get there around 1:30am for the full experience.
- The night cannot end without dessert. Before heading to your hotel make sure stop by Paris 6 Bistro, a 24hrs restaurant that has just recently opened in the city. The petit gateau won’t disappoint
- The next morning we went to Vous Church followed by lunch in Wynwood at Coyo Taco. We couldn’t go to Wynwood and not stop by the pop up donut shop; The Salty Donut.
12. After that sugar high we walked around Wynwood to see the famous walls and local shops.
There’s still so much to see in Miami, but based on what my friend said she was interested in doing this was the quick itinerary I put together and hope you enjoy! Now it’s time to diet to loose all those extra pounds we put on from all the eating!