TRAVEL GUIDE | MIAMI

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Here in Austin, the weekend trip, bachelorette party, quick getaway and family meet up is often New Orleans. But go a little further and east and you’ll hit what I think is the ultimate weekend on a U.S. beach. Miami is anything you need it to be – a lay on the beach for three days and sleep trip, a stay up late and go dancing ’til the sun comes up trip, or somewhere in between.  Due to the diverse cultural influences, Miami feels like a different world – you’re transported by the architecture, the 7 languages you hear in the air tram headed to the taxi, the humid air and plethora of palm trees.  Have I convinced you yet?  For a late summer getaway, there isn’t a better place to go – and here are my top picks.


La Latina

La Latina is a cozy spot just on the edge of Wynwood in Miami.  Arepas, a corn cake popular in South America, are their specialty.  Try the black bean and sweet plantain arepa and thank me later.

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Zak the Baker.

The only thing to say is try it.  So delicious.  If you’re gluten free, they’re happy to serve the tuna melt or egg salad on greens.

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The Angler’s.

The truth is that I love a boutique hotel and this Kimpton fit the bill – nicely.

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The Rose Bar and the Spa at Delano.

The Delano spa is such a well kept secret – it offers a mani/pedi for the price you would pay at home except it’s a spa on a rooftop in Miami #srsly. And the Rose Bar, well, see below.

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Finally, South Beach itself.

It’s the best people watching of all time and happens to be stunning.  Take a frozen bottle of white wine and sandwiches, rent a cabana for $20, and I promise you will be transported to total relaxation.

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