Not many of us are lucky to live somewhere other people dream about and want to vacation. So today I wanted to give a few of my tips on how to enjoy Miami like a tourist.
Those of us Miami locals sometimes forget the wonders of our city. We just feel HOT and frustrated in traffic. Everything is too expensive, crowded, and the people are not as warm as other places. While this may be true, we have a lot of be thankful for right in our own backyards. Miami isn’t perfect, but it’s a great place to have an epic weekend. Maybe we should step back and learn to enjoy it more like the tourist do.
Enjoy the Heat
Yeah its like your flesh is burning off. It’s probably giving you sever skin damage and who knows what else, but just remember the good that comes with our blazing sun. Hot bodies everywhere! In a city where you have to be “summer ready” year round you see quite a few more tight, toned, and sexy bodies. It’s no secret Miami boasts some of the most beautiful people on Earth.
Head to the beach and enjoy people watching EXPERT LEVEL. You’re going to see some things that will blow your mind. You won’t see bodies like these just anywhere. This is what Miami is known for and you get to watch whenever you can squeeze in a power lunch by the beach.
The heat is also keeping clothing to a bare minimum. Bikini clad in the streets of South Beach…no big deal. Run around free, my friends, it’s all good in Miami. Maybe the tourist look sideways at you, but the locals are just fine with it.
Locals usually have a few choice spots they frequent. Maybe they use Yelp or their friends to know what’s hot. Tourist usually have no idea how to find the best spots, so they just wander the streets and look around.
Wandering has many benefits. You can check out what strangers are eating and ask if it is good. Have an excuse to go up to cool looking people and ask them about their favorite spot to eat in the area. You may be surprised. We’re not known for our friendliness, but do this enough and you could find some great tips from locals and tourists alike.
Living here and being used to our surroundings can make you forget that it is beautiful. Take out your camera…the good one, and capture the moments. From our graffiti art covered walls, to high end shops, and the panoramic views.
You’ll never run out of great photo spots when you open yourself up to the natural beauty of Miami.
Eat Strange Foods
Miami is a melting pot and we always have something tasty cooking. We are a latin food mecca, but not only that, we like to fuse it all together with other styles and create our own flavor of awesome.
Pincho Factory, for example has taken the traditional America burger and sprinkled some Miami flavor. I kid you not, these unique creations are not only amazing but have received countless awards and praise.
So locals, next time you’re sweating and screaming stuck in Miami traffic, remember the good things. Miami is full of adventure and beauty when you see it through the sunscreen scented shades of a tourist.
For more great Miami eats and things to do be sure to check out my often updated post here.