Is there anywhere in Miami that isn’t the perfect background for a double tap-worthy photo? Surrounded by lush foliage, blue waters and blue skies, pastel-colored buildings and striking architecture, it’s easily one of the most striking cities in the U.S. If you’re in Miami and looking to up your social media game, visit one of these dazzling Instagrammable locations.
5. Perez Art Museum
Pérez Art Museum Miami has one of the most unique museum exteriors in the world. Modern and contemporary, the museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art from the 20th and 21st centuries, the museum’s outdoor spaces are as breathtaking as the inside. PAMM was designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron who used the wide, unfettered expanse of Biscayne Bay as the museum’s backyard. Don’t miss the opportunity to drink it all up from the veranda or waterfront restaurant. Be sure to take some pics in the hanging gardens. It is all gorgeous.
4. Venetian Causeway
Even though it’s populated by million-dollar houses on barrier islands on either side of it, the Venetian Causeway is fully accessible to the public. You can walk, jog, drive or bike across its 2.5 miles of quiet and serene path. This is Miami Beach territory but it’s apart from all the usual hustle and bustle. Take a moment to snap a pic here — this quaint causeway is as picturesque as it gets.
The next stop on your Instagram tour: the artsy, very trendy Wynwood neighborhood. With dramatic, large-scale murals on almost every wall and buildings gone wild with extreme eye-catching, attention-grabbing paint jobs, almost every step, every corner here is filled with Instagrammable moments. The Wynwood Walls feature urban artists like Kenny Scharf, Lady Pink, Peter Tunney, Retna, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, The London Police, and more.
2. The East Hotel Rooftop Resto and Bar
The rooftop restaurant and bar of the ritzy, suave and cool East Hotel in downtown Miami is so sweet, it’s no wonder they named it Sugar. In the same structure as the recently opened Brickell City Centre, Sugar was inspired by Swire Property’s Asian roots (they also have East hotels in Beijing and Hong Kong). Located on the 40th-floor rooftop of BCC, you’re able to relax in a lush garden setting or sip a cocktail overlooking downtown Miami while listening to the DJ spin some international tunes. Get your camera out while you’re at it and snap away. You can’t take a bad picture here.
1. Juvia Restaurant
Located atop the now iconic 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Juvia is a 10,000 square foot restaurant and lounge on the penthouse level of this building designed by Herzog & de Meuron (the same developers behind the aforementioned Perez Art Museum). Juvia has great food and amazing views. All seats in the house are the best seats in the house at this purple haze of a restaurant with its outdoor seating and indoor tables surrounded by wall-to-wall glass windows. Enjoy oysters chino, spicy tuna crispy rice or Japanese hamachi espuma as you eat with one hand and take lovely jaw-dropping pics with the other.
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Featured Image Courtesy of East Hotel.