Miami Weekend Getaway Guide.

In Miami, Travel by Sarah Lindner11 Comments

I spent 48 hours in the sun-soaked city of Miami and I have picked a selection of my best tips to what felt like a Miami layover!

Arrivals and Departures:

When flying into Miami, you have 2 options either Miami International or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. I flew into Miami and the quickest way into the city is usually by Uber which cost $22. You will be at the beach in less than 30 minutes and ready to enjoy your vacation . 

Miami Neighborhoods: 

Most people including myself normally associate Miami with South Beach so this trip I decided to explore a little more. Make sure not to miss Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Little Haiti, Little Havana, and Wynwood, Design District which has become the heart of Miami’s art scene and a hot spot for some of Miami’s hippest restaurants, cafés, and lounges.

Best Places to Eat:

The Salty Donut:

This little donut gem is located in the heart of Wynwoord Art District. Some may say good things come to those who waited over a half hour in line. This place lives up to the hype! Make sure to get here early to avoid lines and donuts selling out. The original glazed and brown butter donuts are definitely miles ahead of Dunkin Donuts, but nothing to wait over a hour for. If the line is short you should definitely try one! 

Regarding the line –  I’ll admit, standing in line for anything food related in the hot heat is not something I willingly do to often but the tent is a nice addition to help keep you shaded while waiting to get your next sugar fix. Expect to spend around $2.75 – $3.50 per donut.

29 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 925-8126

Makoto:

Well located in the beautiful Bal Harbour Shops, this Japanese restaurant has all the glamour of its location with a beautiful well dressed audience. Between two people we spent $100 but ordered a multitude of plates. The crispy brussels sprouts were one of my favorites of the night! Makoto is most definitely one the top of my list for favorite restaurants in Miami, and one of my new faves.

9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 864-8600

Comments

  1. I love Miami! I spent some time in South Beach before but didn’t get to explore much because I was with a group. If I go back, I’d love to try the Salty Donut!

  2. I went to Miami right before you did, I wish it was the other way around so I could have read this and used your tips lol.

  3. Nice quick guide! The last time I flew into Miami I had to do the math. It was cheaper to fly into Ft. Lauderdale but I had to think about the Uber to our rental. I love Miami though, so many great places to eat!
    -Stephanie
    thetangerinedesert.com

  4. Oh this is so helpful! I’ve never been to Miami, but it is on my list of places to go. Thanks for sharing. xo

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