What to do with 24 hours in Miami

24 Hours in Miami

What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami

photos by Jared Smith

I think I’ve now procrastinated to the perfect timing for recapping our 24 hours in Miami now that it’s been just long enough for me wish I was back at the beach. I always go through the whole “I’m ready to be in my own bed” phase, and then end up changing my tune after t-minus one week of being back to the regular grind at home. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it?

Nevertheless, we always make sure to jam pack as many cool stops in along the way, and you guys are always full of awesome recommendations! We stayed at the Thompson Miami Beach, and holy gorgeousness, I wanted to steal our entire room and stash it in my suitcase. It’s one big, photogenic ball of mid century goodness…

What to do with 24 hours in Miami What to do with 24 hours in Miami

Case in point, the most darling little bar cart/refrigerator combo I’ve ever seen a hotel, plus it’s right on South Beach but just far enough from the main tourist drag that it’s still kind of quiet and relaxing, with lots to do nearby.

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I’m also contemplating throwing a circus party and/or pool party in the studio just so I can snag some of these striped cabanas for good reason.

We had cocktails by the pool when we first arrived and then wanted to venture out for dinner, and ended up just a few blocks down Collins Avenue on the patio of The Tavern, which was close (I was getting hangry) and actually really good while still being reasonably priced. We stopped by The Broken Shaker afterwards, and I’d definitely recommend going there just before sunset. It’s got such a cute vibe, but loses some of it’s charm after dark.

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The next day we explored some of the historic Art Deco architecture along Collins, but we made the mistake of trying to drive there. I’d HIGHLY recommend parking farther away or checking into your hotel and then Uber from there. We seriously must have spent 40 minutes trying to find a place to park!

We dabbled here and there and then wanted to check out the historic Raleigh Hotel, and had lunch there next to the pool before heading to Wynwood to see the art walls and shops.

What to do with 24 hours in Miami What to do with 24 hours in Miami

We then proceeded to take an abnormal amount of pictures of ourselves in front of every wall within a 1 mile radius of Wynwood Kitchen. Of course, this was after we figured out that the walls were scattered all over and started with the Wynwood Kitchen entrace. Totally didn’t get that at first! Some of the best walls are once you exit Wynwood Walls gated area and go around behind it along Dorsey Avenue and 26th. The hidden cake wall has an entrance right near Zak The Baker (which is delicious and adorable!), which is where this photo was from.

Also, this grid dress and hat combo is my new absolute favorite!

What to do with 24 hours in Miami

And Jared with his token jumping pose! There are lot of really neat shops in the Wynwood area too, some of my favorites were Glottman, Frangipani, and Plant The Future.

What to do with 24 hours in Miami

We also got some recommendations for other stops that we didn’t get to squeeze in from other Instagram followers that you can see here. Have you all ever visited Miami? I’m sure we missed a ton of places, but the ones we did catch were definitely our style! I’d love to hear some other recs for next time, though!

Also, you can snag $30 off our Home Decor Workshop with HOMEDECOR30 just for today and tomorrow!

What to do with 24 hours in Miami

24 Hours in Miami

What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami

photos by Jared Smith

I think I’ve now procrastinated to the perfect timing for recapping our 24 hours in Miami now that it’s been just long enough for me wish I was back at the beach. I always go through the whole “I’m ready to be in my own bed” phase, and then end up changing my tune after t-minus one week of being back to the regular grind at home. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it?

Nevertheless, we always make sure to jam pack as many cool stops in along the way, and you guys are always full of awesome recommendations! We stayed at the Thompson Miami Beach, and holy gorgeousness, I wanted to steal our entire room and stash it in my suitcase. It’s one big, photogenic ball of mid century goodness…

What to do with 24 hours in Miami What to do with 24 hours in Miami

Case in point, the most darling little bar cart/refrigerator combo I’ve ever seen a hotel, plus it’s right on South Beach but just far enough from the main tourist drag that it’s still kind of quiet and relaxing, with lots to do nearby.

What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami  What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami

I’m also contemplating throwing a circus party and/or pool party in the studio just so I can snag some of these striped cabanas for good reason.

We had cocktails by the pool when we first arrived and then wanted to venture out for dinner, and ended up just a few blocks down Collins Avenue on the patio of The Tavern, which was close (I was getting hangry) and actually really good while still being reasonably priced. We stopped by The Broken Shaker afterwards, and I’d definitely recommend going there just before sunset. It’s got such a cute vibe, but loses some of it’s charm after dark.

What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami  What to do with 24 hours in MiamiWhat to do with 24 hours in Miami

The next day we explored some of the historic Art Deco architecture along Collins, but we made the mistake of trying to drive there. I’d HIGHLY recommend parking farther away or checking into your hotel and then Uber from there. We seriously must have spent 40 minutes trying to find a place to park!

We dabbled here and there and then wanted to check out the historic Raleigh Hotel, and had lunch there next to the pool before heading to Wynwood to see the art walls and shops.

What to do with 24 hours in Miami What to do with 24 hours in Miami

We then proceeded to take an abnormal amount of pictures of ourselves in front of every wall within a 1 mile radius of Wynwood Kitchen. Of course, this was after we figured out that the walls were scattered all over and started with the Wynwood Kitchen entrace. Totally didn’t get that at first! Some of the best walls are once you exit Wynwood Walls gated area and go around behind it along Dorsey Avenue and 26th. The hidden cake wall has an entrance right near Zak The Baker (which is delicious and adorable!), which is where this photo was from.

Also, this grid dress and hat combo is my new absolute favorite!

What to do with 24 hours in Miami

And Jared with his token jumping pose! There are lot of really neat shops in the Wynwood area too, some of my favorites were Glottman, Frangipani, and Plant The Future.

What to do with 24 hours in Miami

We also got some recommendations for other stops that we didn’t get to squeeze in from other Instagram followers that you can see here. Have you all ever visited Miami? I’m sure we missed a ton of places, but the ones we did catch were definitely our style! I’d love to hear some other recs for next time, though!

Also, you can snag $30 off our Home Decor Workshop with HOMEDECOR30 just for today and tomorrow!

Comments

  • Snappystreet

    03.16.15

    Honestly, this looks exactly how I imagined it to in my head! Beautiful photographs, and now I want to go there!!

  • Carrie

    03.17.15

    A + J – you’re Miami photos are fabulous! You perfectly captured the essence of it all.

    A – LOVE the photos in front of Wynwood walls. I so want to visit there!

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  • Bridgette R

    05.18.15

    love these photos! what camera do you take with you when you travel?

  • Maritere Rice

    01.08.16

    Thank you so much for the recommendations on this and your other Miami article!!! Will be so helpful on our upcoming trip! Gorgeous pictures!! xo

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