Vacationing in Miami like a Local

Florida, Miami Guide (B): Vacationing in Miami like a Local

Whenever I see people vacationing in Miami, I wonder, what do tourists do here? I’m still not sure about that. But I know what locals do. To experience Miami like a local, you have to get super hyped about the newest popular place to see and be seen. When the magic of that wears off, you go enjoy the same spots that have been popular for as long as anyone can remember.

People from Miami post only 3 kinds of Instagram posts: photos at Disney, photos in traffic, and photos at the Wharf. The Wharf was designed to make the dumpy area along the Miami River look hip and cool. And everyone in Miami fell for it, hook line and sinker. You can arrive by car or boat (because Miami is douchy like that) to enjoy a drink and a snack on their wooden deck. This is the spot where all of Miami is flocking to these days, because no one in Miami misses a hot new social spot. It’s like against the law.

Flanigan’s has been popular since everyone was in high school because they used to have $2 margaritas. They don’t anymore, but they still have rib rolls and Miami people love that shit. In fact, some Miami locals never go anywhere else. The fun thing about Flanigan’s is each Flanigan’s might as well be in a different country. You might find classic rock-loving white people in Kendall or a super loud Cuban fiesta in Hialeah. But the soothing neon green interior lighting and good food is guaranteed at every location. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Vacationing in Miami like a Local
Guide Location: USA » Miami
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on author's website: https://www.gnometrotting.com/vacationing-in-miami-like-a-local/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Wharf
  • Flanigan’s
  • Topgolf
  • Haulover Sandbar
  • Wynwood Brewing Company
  • Concrete Beach
  • Lincoln’s Beard
  • The Tank
  • The Standard
  • Extreme Axe Throwing

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