By Jane Ko @tasteofkoko
Things To Do
WALK DOWN ART DECO Miami has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world with South Beach home to over 800 Art Deco structures. You can book a walking tour to learn about the history of the art deco architecture.
TAKE PHOTOS ON MIAMI BEACH The colorful lifeguard towers on Miami beach make me so happy! Make sure you’ve packed water, sunscreen, and a towel before going to Miami Beach.
BIKE ESPAÑOLA WAY Española Way is a historic street between 14th and 16th street on Miami Beach that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Some of the restaurants are tourist traps, but I do love eating Cuban food at Havana 1957 while people watching and listening to live music.
WHERE TO EAT
Havana 1957 The very first restaurant that I ate at when I visited Miami for the first time was Havana 1957, so it holds a special spot in my heart. A trip to Miami isn’t complete until you eat Cuban food, so I usually try to dine here every time I visit Miami. Order the chicken and rice with a coconut mojito.
Puerto Sagua If you get late-night cravings for Cuban food as I do, go to Puerto Sagua. It’s been open since 1962 and the food isn’t overpriced.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila This cute Mexican spot serves tacos, burritos, and tequila.
Las Olas Cafe Another Cuban restaurant! If you see people standing on the sidewalk scarfing down croquettes and drinking cafecitos, you’re in the right spot.