Last Updated:

9/23/22

Miami, FL

The View of Vizcaya Museum and Miami in the Distance

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

A Variety of Donuts from The Salty Donut Located in Miami Florida

The Salty Donut

50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127

Donut Flavors I Would Order

  • Brown Butter + Salt: Vanilla bean cake donut, brown butter glaze, topped with Maldon sea salt.


  • Strawberry Milk Cake: Vanilla Bean Cake Donut with Chunks of Strawberries, Strawberry Milk Glaze, and Topped with Strawberry Dust


  • Caramel Toffee Crumb: 24hr brioche bottom crusted in dark chocolate + shortbread crumb, light caramel glaze, topped with heath toffee pieces + Maldon salt.


  • S'Mores: 24hr Brioche Coated in Dark Chocolate & Crushed Graham Crackers with Torched Marshmallow Glaze

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday 7 am - 7 pm

Friday & Saturday 7 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

They Have Locations in Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, and West Palm Beach

The Croissant Loaf French Toast at B Bistro + Bakery Located in Miami Florida, Where Getting Your Eat On Feels Good

B Bistro + Bakery

600 Brickell Ave #175, Miami, FL 33131

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Croissant Loaf French Toast: Croissant Loaf, Berry Compote, Vanilla Cream, Strawberries, Raspberry Gel, Vanilla Crumble, & Powdered Sugar $19


Steak & Eggs: Braised Shortrib, Salsa Verde, Charred Scallions, Basil Mashed Potatoes, & Two Fried Eggs $31


Pastelito Pancakes: Cream Cheese Mousse, Guava Preserve, Brown Butter Maple, & Vanilla Crumble $19.00

Hours:

Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 4 pm

Order Online: No

If You Like Fancy Breakfast, Go Here

Activities

Zoo Miami

Stats

  • Largest and Oldest Zoo in Florida, Fifth Largest in the United States


  • The Only Sub-Tropical Zoo in the United States


  • 750 Acres of Land


  • More than 500 Animal Species



General Admission Rates:


Adult - $22.95

Child(3-12) - $18.95

Parking - FREE


Event: Zoo Boo - Oct 29th & 30th - Included with General Admission - South Florida’s Number One Trick-Or-Treating event, will be held on October 29th and 30th.  Families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in a costume contest, meet special characters, make Halloween crafts, see our wild animals get their Halloween goodies, and more!

Tiger Strutting Around Its Habitat at Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Last Ticket Sold at 4 pm

VIP Experience: A Two-Hour Golf Cart Tour with Your Own Personal Tour Guide, Also Food Voucher for a Food Basket for Lunch $89.95

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Some Exhibits That Spark My Interest


  • Aquarium: Three Levels of Discovery, the 31 Foot Oculus Lens (Center Piece of Museum), Part of the Gulf Stream Tank Gives A Unique View of Sea Life 


  • Planetarium: 16 Million Color 8k Projection with Surround Sound


  • Power of Science: Look at The Oceans, Environment, Human Body, and Universe as a Whole


  • Mammoths: Ice Age Giants


General Admission


Adults: $29.95

Youth (4-11) $24.95

Enteral Shot of Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Located in Miami, Florida

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 7 pm


Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast will Open Oct 8, 2022

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The Most Iconic/Historic Building in Miami, the Vizcaya House was Built-in 1922,  Occupied Along with Ten Acres of Formal Gardens


Admission:


Adult (over 13) $25.00

Child (6 - 12) $10.00


Historic Stairs at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Located in Miami Florida

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

Hours:

Closed Tuesday

Wed to Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Last Admission is at 4:30 pm

HistoryMiami Museum

HistoryMiami Museum is the Largest History Museum in Florida. 


Some Exhibits That Spark My Interest


  • Tropical Dreams: People's History of South Florida 


  • It's a Miami Thing: The Best Pieces of Their Collection on Display


  • Upcoming Exhibit - CAPTURE: A Portrait of the Pandemic (August 5th, 2022 - Jan. 8th 2023)


General Admission (Online)


Adults: $10.00

Senior $8.00

Youth (6-12) $5.00

Photo Gallery at HistoryMiami Museum Located in Miami Florida

101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130

Hours:

Monday & Tuesday Closed

Wed to Sat 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday Noon - 4 pm


Food

Famous Key Lime Pie from LoKal Located in Miami Florida, They Also Make Great Burgers

LoKal

3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Frita By Kush Burger: Guava Jelly, Potato Stix, Bacon, Swiss, LoKal Sauce  $17.00


My Childhood Dream Burger: 4oz Burger Patty, American Cheese, Candied Bacon Served on Glazed Donut $17.00 add fried egg +$1


Royale with Cheese Burger: Jack Cheese, Canadian Bacon, White Onions, BBQ Sauce $17.00


Mama Bear's Chicken & Waffle:  Crispy Cage-Free Chicken, Belgian Waffles, Bacon, Powdered Sugar, Sriracha Maple Syrup $16.00


LoKal Key Lime Pie: Graham Cracker, Pecans, Lime Zest, & Whipped Cream $11.00

Hours:

Monday & Tuesday Noon - 10 pm

Wed to Sat Noon - 11 pm

Sunday Noon - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Also, Check Out Kush Wynwood for Amazing Burgers Too

Fried Chicken from Yardbird is Located in Miami Florida, and Best Fried Chicken Around, Just Make Sure to Bring Your Wallet

Yardbird Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Smoked Brisket Biscuits (Appetizer): Pickled Onion, Cucumber, Housemade BBQ Sauce $20.00


Chicken & Waffles: Honey Hot Sauce, Chilled Spiced Watermelon, Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese Waffle, Bourbon Maple Syrup  $42.00


Sweet Tea Braised Short Rib: Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Field Vegetables $42.00


Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Cake: Nutella Frosting, Bourbon Salted Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream $21.00

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11 am - 10 pm

Friday 11 am - 11 pm

Saturday 10 am - 11 pm

Sunday 10 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Some Say They Have Best Fried Chicken in the Country

The Cookie Monster Pie Along with Grasshopper Pie at Fireman Derek's Bake Shop Located in Miami Florida, Home of Some Incredible Desserts

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

2545 N Miami Ave Bay 1, Miami, FL 33127

Pie Flavor Samples From Menu

  • Key Lime: Voted Best in the Miami Area, Made from fresh, hand-squeezed key limes and a crushed graham cracker crust.


  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Peanut butter filling made with creamy peanut butter, cream cheese and whipping cream filling, chocolatey Oreo crust, and topped with Nutter Butter cookies and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.


  • Sundae: Funfetti cheesecake-based pie with a graham cracker crust, base of chocolate ganache and a layer of cut bananas, topped with fresh whipped cream, Golden Oreos, Maraschino cherries, sprinkles and chocolate caramel sauce.


  • Cookie Monster: Cheesecake-based pie, made with a chocolate chip crust and a layer of crushed oreo cookies and finished off with pralines, whipped cream, chopped chocolate chip cookies, caramel and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.


  • Grasshopper:  Chocolate Oreo crust, pie is made with a cool and minty-chocolate mousse filling and topped with crumbled Thin Mint cookies and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 10 am - 11 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 11 pm


Order Online: Yes

They Also Have Cakes, Cheesecakes, Cookies, and Brownies

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

  • Located in Miami's Art Deco District, Right on the Beach


  • Dining: The Lure Fishbar, Award-Winning Seafood Serving Up Lobster Rolls, Red Snapper, Oysters, Sashimi, and Even Popular Bash Burger


  • Enjoy the Pool Life, the SOAK Experience is a Must, Eight State-of-the-Art Poolside Cabanas with Rooftop Sundecks, AC, Plush Furnishings, Personal Concierge Service, and Other VIP Amenities.


  • Doorbells with “Do Not Disturb” Buttons Accessible from the Inside of the Room

The Overhead Pool Area of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


City View King in August 2022 - $447.67

Ocean View Balcony in Nov 2022 - $654.33

The Ultimate South Beach Experience Starting Point

1 Hotel South Beach

  • A Very Environment-Friendly Hotel, Farm to Table, Furniture from Reclaimed Materials, and More Sustainable Stuff


  • Dining: Habitat - Reimagined Mexican Cuisine, Watr at the Rooftop - Sushi, 1 Beach Club - Mediterranean Fare, Plnthouse - Vegan Lovers,  and The Sandbox - American Coastal Food


  • Two Oceanside Swimming Pools with more than 70,000 square-foot Deck Space. The 1 Rooftop Pool is Adults-Only


  • The Electric Audi e-tron is the House Car of 1 Hotel, Available for Use on First Come, First Served Basis

The Pool View at 1 Hotel South Beach Located in Miami Florida

2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Pet Friendly Hotel

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


King Bed in August 2022 - $609.00

King Bed in Nov. 2022 - $739.00

21 and up fun

The Arts Interior Look at Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company Located in Miami, Florida

Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co.

7360 SW 41st St, Miami, FL 33155

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

P.Swayze IPA: IPA - American | 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU


Frankenfeather: Festbier  | 4.8% ABV


Lawyers Don't Surf: IPA - New England/Hazy | 6.9% ABV


Strawberry Slammer: Sour - Fruited | 6.0% ABV


Vanilla Demon Portal: Stout - Imperial/Double | 10.5% ABV


It Has the Juice: Sour - Fruited; pineapple, orange, banana | 6.0% ABV

Hours

Monday 4 pm - 11 pm

Tues & Thurs 4 pm - Midnight

Wed & Friday 4 pm - 1 am

Saturday Noon - 1 am

Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Trippin Zombie Brew From Tripping Animals Brewing Company Located in Doral Florida with Collaboration with Beer Zombies

Tripping Animals Brewing Co.

2685 NW 105th Ave, Miami, FL 33172

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Hippo Hooray: IPA - Triple New England/Hazy | 10.0% ABV


High Sea Pink Lemonade: Sour - Fruited | 6.0% ABV


Who Loves Orange Soda?: Sour - Fruited | 6.0% ABV


No Mames: Lager - American Light | 6.0% ABV

Monday to Weds 4 pm - 10 pm

Thursday 4 pm - Midnight

Friday 4 pm - 1 am

Saturday Noon - 1 am

Sunday Noon - 6 pm

Food Menu is Available

Animal’s Roots and Rock Garden, a large patio where animals are welcomed to roam and enjoy.

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn