The 7 most Instagrammable spots in Miami

Looking to add some excitement to your Instagram feed? Miami is the place for you. Whip out your camera and get ready to explore. Miami and the Beaches are full of photo opps thanks to the year-round scenic backdrops of turquoise blue waters and picturesque palm trees. Here are the most Insta-worthy spots in Miami to help you rack up your likes.


Ocean Drive Miami

1. Ocean Drive
A trip to Ocean Drive on South Beach is not to be missed on any visit to Miami. There’s an infinite number of great photo opportunities, night or day, including Art Deco buildings, interesting people and vintage cars. Stay south of 10th street and walk either side of Ocean Drive.

Insider tip: Make sure you check out the Colony Hotel. It’s one of the oldest Art Deco hotels in South Beach and appears in Scarface and episodes of Dexter.

Wynwood Miami

2. Wynwood
When you get to Wynwood you’ll think you’ve arrived in a photography paradise. Just north of downtown Miami, the neighbourhood is filled with art galleries and restaurants. The most unique aspect of Wynwood is its creative and colourful street art on numerous buildings throughout the area. Artists are commissioned to paint the walls, and since the walls are re-painted regularly, there’s always something new to see.


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3. The Salty Donut
From Wynwood make your way to The Salty Donut. If you don’t come for the serious Instagram game, come here for the sheer joy of the mouth-watering donuts. The Salty Donut offers a wide range of innovative craft donuts and you’ll be in an indecisive tizz as you choose between the likes of maple bacon, cinnamon raisin and other tasty treats.

4. Lifeguard Stands on South Beach
Dotting the Miami shore and all along South Beach in vivid contrast to the sparkling blue ocean, stands an array of brightly coloured lifeguard towers, each with a unique art deco design and its own piece of history. There are now 36 lifeguard towers along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street.

Insider tip: Photograph in the morning just after sunrise and use the light from the sun as backlighting or side lighting.

Little Havana Miami

5. Little Havana
Little Havana is one of the must-see places for visitors in Miami. Head to the touristy-but-interesting Calle Ocho and you’ll find authentic Cuban restaurants, Cuban bakeries and all sorts of places offering insight into the area’s heritage. Check out Domino Park where locals take their dominos very seriously and don’t miss the giant rooster sculptures – roosters are a treasured animal in Cuban folklore.

Cape Florida Lighthouse Miami

6. Cape Florida Lighthouse
Standing tall and majestically along the south end of the Key Biscayne shoreline the Cape Florida lighthouse is a spectacular sight. The lighthouse is the oldest standing structure in Miami. Daily tours are offered, where you’ll hear tales of sinking ships, ambushes and all about the many lighthouse keepers that have occupied the keeper’s cottage over the years.

Insider tip: If you’re feeling up to it, the view at the top of the lighthouse is breath-taking… and not just from climbing the 109 steps.

Miami Design District

7. Miami Design District
The Miami Design District is a neighbourhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. Take a stroll through it and you’ll be treated to cutting edge architecture, designer shops and street art including the Fly’s Eye Dome, a geodesic dome designed by inventor Buckminster Fuller.

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