Miami, Florida Recap Part I

Our trip to Miami was everything I was hoping for. It included relaxing by the ocean and pool as well as getting to see some of the popular spots near the beach and downtown. We flew out from LAX early Saturday morning. The flight was 5 hours with lots of reading and a small nap. We landed in Miami after 4pm, headed to the airport and got ready to enjoy our first night out.

Saturday 

After getting ready, we took an Uber to the Wynnwood Walls.  I cannot recommend the Walls enough. I was curious to see what it was all about and I was definitely not disappointed. The artwork on the walls  is unique, captivating and colorful. In addition, there are artist’s exhibits in buildings around the walls. After we enjoyed the walls, we walked to the open art area. We just happened to be visiting during Wynnwood Art Walk, also known as the Second Saturday Art Walk. The area was exactly as they described online – lively, energetic and packed. We walked to the open stage area with DJ’s, performers and shopping trucks. We planned to eat dinner at one of the many food trucks open.

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The array of food trucks was exciting. We walked around the entire area to view all options before we decided on Lobstah Mobstah where we purchased lobster mac n cheese and lobster tacos to share. We also enjoyed beer infused cupcakes which were delicious (snickers, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter banana and churros).

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After dinner, we walked through the surrounding area viewing the graffiti walls, museums and shops before heading to South Beach. We walked to the beach and through the nightlife. There were lively restaurants and bars for blocks. It was the perfect end to our first night.

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Sunday 

I was thrilled to start the day early because we were going to the Everglades. We booked a tour on Viator where we were picked up at our hotel and transported with a group to the Everglades Safari Park. The best part of the trip was holding a baby alligator! The worst part of the trip was being eaten alive by mosquitos. Make sure you bring bug spray when you visit the Everglades. We purchased the bug spray the second we got off the bus but were still bitten over 20x each.

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We took a 20 minute airboat ride through the Everglades where we saw plenty of birds, turtles and frogs. Unfortunately, we did not get to see any alligators in the water. The airboat ride was a blast. Our tour guide was funny and shared interesting facts about the weather and the land of the Everglades. After the airboat tour, we watched a show where they brought out crocodiles, alligators and snakes. After we got to walk through the jungle trail and hold the baby alligator. My trip was made by holding that little guy!

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Our Everglades trip was followed by a visit to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in south Miami. The museum was filled with history, artwork and beautiful decor. The museum sits on the beautiful Biscayne Bay. I loved getting to view the bay before heading into the perfectly kept gardens. The gardens reminded me of being back in Europe and I soaked up every minute of it. We used the free trolley to get back to the hotel to get ready for our second night.

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Check back this week for the rest of our trip in Miami and my latest Stitch Fix review.

Tell me: Would you hold a baby alligator? Baby snake?

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