Miami… Just by pronouncing this name, I start daydreaming about the sun, beautiful beaches, luxury shops, fashionable restaurants, good-looking people and Latin music.
In the beginning, Miami was supposed to be a 3-hour stop on my way home, but in the end I decided to spend 24 hours there and I will never regret this decision; it was the funnier 24 hours I have ever spent in a city!
After waking up among Egyptian cotton sheets in one of the best hotels in Miami Beach, COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, I got ready to enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast on the sunny terrace of the hotel. I saw an endless number of people jogging along the boulevard: from self-centred fit gym addicts to overly tanned elderly couples; the show was guaranteed.
With a full belly I stretched my towel on the golden sands of South Beach, after admiring the contrast between the colourful lifeguards’ huts and the turquoise blue waters of the ocean in the background.
The beach is one of those places where it’s easy to meet people and exchange opinions, ask about the coolest places in town and get lost among the bathers.
After a revitalising bath and aware that I was running out of time in the city, I started my route on Collins Avenue while watching a display of luxury cars, impressive hotels, chic tourists… At the end of the street I found what I was looking for: Lincoln Road Mall, the most famous shopping center in Miami, with more than 400 stores and a traditional street market. Absolutely amazing!
Miami has a large number of shopping centres, from the most exclusive and elegant ones to outlets and bizarre markets; Miami is definitely a paradise for fashion victims and compulsive buyers!
Back at the hotel, I took a relaxing bath in the Jacuzzi of the Rooftop Terrace.
As the sun was setting, I put my best clothes on and headed out to dine in one of the many restaurants that South Beach has to offer; the possibilities are endless and the trends change very fast, so it’s best to ask if you don’t want to miss the most fashionable spots.
Parties and music are undoubtedly a trademark of this city, there’s a wide variety of options, but I personally believe that it’s the mix of Cubans, Dominicans, Venezuelans, Colombians, etc. that makes it so characteristic. Fun is guaranteed!
As Enrique Iglesias sings in one of his songs: “Bailamos hasta las diez, hasta que duelan los pies…” (we danced until ten, until our feel hurt).
Miami is a place where you can spend 24 hours over and over again, and you will never see, feel, eat, buy, etc. in the same places. It’s a city with such good vibes that it’s impossible to forget about it!