There are so many cultures that come together in Miami that it has made it an amazing place to explore and experience the variety of flavors, colors, architecture and most importantly its people. When we’ve got some time off from cleaning, we love to visit some of these local sites in Miami where we can walk around and experience the culture in that particular neighborhood. If you haven’t already explored these neighborhoods, be sure to check them out!
Not as popular as Little Havana, which makes it ideal for someone who wants a more authentic Caribbean experience without all the visitors. Little Haiti is perhaps best known for its incredible wall murals featuring important people in Haiti’s history and so much more. The buildings are colorful and interesting, and places like the Little Haiti Cultural Center and Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance are perfect for learning more about the expats that live in this community.
A fun place to do some hard-core window-shopping or actual shopping is the Design District with an impressive variety of high-end clothing and jewelry stores to choose from. Here, you can also enjoy a number of outdoor art exhibits and sculptures, our favorite being the swinging bench set, popular with kids and adults alike. We have to mention the graffiti, made by the some of the world’s best-known artists. The Design District is also quickly becoming a world-class dining and wining destination.
Coral Gables has some of the most stunning architecture that you can find in the Miami area. Its downtown area, aptly named Miracle Mile is a lot of fun to visit for families; great shopping and dining awaits visitors and locals alike. You can take a trolley to travel from end to end to take in all the sights and sounds of the area.
Downtown Miami and Brickell
There’s so much to do in downtown Miami and Brickell, we don’t even know where to get started. This is where the Downtown Maid office is located this area is where you will find a melting pot of cultures where young people live and work, as it is an important financial district. Here, you can find some of the biggest event venues like the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the American Airlines Arena where the Miami Heat NBA team plays. Exquisite restaurants and bars seem to be opening every week where locals hang out after work, sometimes well into the night.
Its own city to the north of Miami proper, there are a number of things to see and do here. Of course, there are the beaches, but for the art lovers several museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Miami Auto Museum can be recommended. The Miami Auto Museum has dozens of classic and rare cars, including one of the original Batmobiles and the famous 1981 DeLorean featured in “Back to the Future.”
We love visiting Miami Beach, a part of Florida that feels a lot like Las Vegas with plenty of glitz and glamor to enjoy with the added benefit of the blue waters of the Atlantic. During the day, you can lounge on the beach or check out the Art Deco buildings. At night, there’s a thriving nightlife where both visitors and locals can enjoy the numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs that can be found here.
Find us on the map: