Miami is like a huge patchwork made of different districts, bad one mixed in with the nice ones. There are a lot of dangerous areas that are close to very safe areas, so you really need to be aware of your surroundings when you’re in Miami.
I visited Wynwood Arts District, a great area with so many galleries, antique shops and one of the largest street art exhibitions in the world, but it’s right next to Overtown which is very dangerous. I had some time and decided to walk from Wynwood to Downtown Miami. Big mistake. If you’re a pedestrian, there are almost no safe places for you in Miami. All infrastructure is designed around cars. Luckily, nothing bad happened to me. I was just under the bad impression for a while.
Downtown Miami is an urban city center, skyscrapers line the sky and make up iconic skyline. For me skyscrapers were a super tall entertainment. Downtown is bustling with activity during the regular business week, but only by day. Unfortunately it’s still desolate at night.
No trip to Miami is complete without a visit to Little Havana. This charming and lively neighborhood offers a taste of Cuban culture in Miami. I really loved food in one of the little restaurants and enjoyed watching men playing dominoes and smoking cigars.
TIP: Be careful, use the car when you visit other neighborhoods and learn Spanish. Everyone is talking Spanish.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Miami. Let me know if you have visited Miami and how did you like it. If you need any more recommendations, drop me a line.