Hi again! This week I have another travel related post for you. While home in Ireland, my friends in New York decided to book a last minute trip to Miami for Fourth of July weekend. With four days vacation from work, it would have been too much of a shame not to go away!
I returned from Dublin on Wednesday and flew to Miami Saturday, so needless to say it was a whirlwind, but the best kind of a whirlwind!
We flew from NYC into Miami Fort Lauderdale airport which was about 30 minutes from South Beach and cost approximately $30 in an Uber to our hotel in Miami South Beach.
Clinton South Beach
We booked our trip just one week in advance so it was a miracle we were able to get any hotel on such short notice, over the busiest weekend in America! We were delighted to find the Clinton still had open vacancies. AND it included breakfast in the price! Such a money saver!
The Clinton Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach, just a few streets back from the beach. We were able to walk to plenty of cafes and restaurants from here. We did take lots of Uber’s (which are very inexpensive in Miami) only because of the intense heat and humidity in July.
Escape the Heat
Miami in July is hot & humid & humid & hot. Luckily there are an unlimited amount of pools to visit. Like I said above, the trip was last minute so we hadn’t done our research in advance. Because it was fourth of July weekend, naturally there were parties at all the pools and entrance fees were high.
Savoy Hotel Pool
We found the Savoy Hotel pool which was really nice and chilled and also on the beach. We spent Sunday there sipping on frozen cocktails in the sun and walking along the beach.
Raleigh Hotel Pool
We ate dinner at the Raleigh hotel on our first night and saw how nice their pool was we decided to spend Monday afternoon here. Again, there is a great poolside bar with yummy cocktails and the pool is also right on the beach.
Mile long white sand with Instagram lifeguard watch tours. The water is like a warm bath, but don’t swim out too far… Sharks are often spotted offshore *gulp*.
660 at the Angler’s: Such a cute spot for food any time of the day
Coyo Taco: Amazzzing Mexican food with a secret bar hidden in the back.
Raleigh Hotel pool
The Standard Hotel– Such a fab dinner location! The whole resort at this hotel is amazing.
The Broken Shaker– Great for food and late night drinks. It’s also a cool hostel!
Area 31 – Downton Miami rooftop
Big Pink – Retro Diner
Not To Be Missed
Spend an hour in Little Havana for a taste of Cuba. Try Cuban coffee, local food and sip on fresh coconuts! The street has lots of great Cuban-inspired street art for the gram too!
Living in Brooklyn, impressive street art is a common sight. But the Wynwood Walls are incredible. I definitely recommend taking a walk around this area and stopping by Coyo Taco for lunch.
With only three days to pack everything in, there were a few things I’ll need to return for.
Venetian Pool at Coral Gables
Boat Mansion Tour
Miami was just what I needed for a relaxing girls weekend with just the right amount of fun, sightseeing, and chill. It was my first time but certainly not my last!
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This looks like an absolutely amazing vacation. I’ve heard such good things about Miami, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Cassie’s Big Adventure
Omg, i totally gotta go to miami beach now! I actually wanna go to disneyworld too haha
I love Miami! I always have the best time whenever I visit and this post made me want to go back soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂
-Carine | http://www.rinnyandbean.com
Now I want to visit Miami!! Looks like you had a blast, girl!
Beauty With Lily
Looks like a great trip! I’ve been meaning to plan a ladies trip to Miami, so this will be super helpful!
I’ve never been to Miami, but I loved all of your suggestions! The Wynwood Walls look incredible
Ying | http://www.navigatingadulthood.com
Looks like you had a fun trip! What a whirlwind flying back from Ireland and then jetting off a couple days later!
I’ve never been to Miami but would love to go. I’ve been to the Keys and I had so much fun!
Little havana seems like a great place to be! I love to try some cuban coffee someday !
Shi Hui | IreviewUread
This trip looks absolutely amazing, the perfect getaway with your friends!
The Southern Stylista
I’ve never been to Miami, but I’ve always wanted to visit! This was such a great list of things to see. I’ve heard so many amazing things about Wynwood!
XO, SS || Seersucker Sass
It looks like you had such a fun trip! I was just in the Fort Lauderdale area, and they actually had a shark spotting while we were at the beach! It was crazy! I wish I would have made it to Miami though – the places you mentioned and the hotel all sound amazing!!
This place looks beautiful! Glad you had a great time there!
wow it looks like you had a blast! I think that’s so interesting that pools charge fees for use, but I guess that’s how the owners make money haha! loving all of your pictures.
The Wynwood Walls are so colorful & beautiful! I have never been to Miami, but it is a spot that is on my list! I hear it is great for a cute little weekend getaway. Looks like you had a blast xx
I’m dying to go to Miami! This looks amazing!!
Ah! So cool! I want to go to the beach!
I love that mural! All These spots look so cute and great!
Love this… can’t wait to visit Miami although I would like it to be a little cooler xo http://www.champagneinateacup.wordpress.come
Omg how fun! I’ve been thinking of taking a trip to Miami soon!
These all look like such fun spots! I’d love to visit Miami someday!
This sounds like such a great trip! I’m dying to visit Miami!
The Blush Blonde
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