A Year of Exploring| Miami, Fl
Things to do
It’s about that time again and I’m back in Miami, Florida. This time around I did a bit of exploring from a tourist point . I usually keep busy with my friends and family and relax at the beach, however this time around I decided to branch out a bit. My time spent in Miami,Fl was focused on being active. So, if you can get yourself there, I’ll tell you how to enjoy yourself for A LOW PRICE and even FREE!
There is plenty to do while in Miami, let alone Florida as a whole. However, since I was in Miami I went to a few locations that I think will help guide you if you are looking to sight see that are FREE. Yes, you read that correctly….FREE! As a NYC city girl I like both the fast pace and suburbs. Thus going to Miami I was able to enjoy both while in downtown Miami. Its a community that highlights the arts with blocks designated for it called Wynwood Art District starting around Northwest 25th street and on. It’s a visual mix of museums, painting, murals and graffiti art. Literally every store or building has a different art piece. Some pieces have influences from artist you maybe familiar with. Driving to the district- within a few blocks I instantly began hopping in and out the car with my cousin to take photos. The beauty and energy of the artwork was electric, I leaped to the opportunity to be a part of them.
So, to fully enjoy this adventure; all you need is;
- Transportation: Get a designated driver who doesn’t mind stopping every time you see an art piece that draws your attention (I was definitely that person stopping ever other block). If you don’t have a car, don’t worry, there’s Citibike for bike riders, Uber taxis and buses that can take you there. If you get a chance check out Wynwood Walls, do so, its a laid back area to sit, eat, take pictures or just rest your feet. Did I mention that its surrounded with wall to wall art work (I hear a photo opportunity about to happen for you!)
- Be Prepared: wear comfortable footwear you will need it. Walking is great, bring snacks to hold you over until you find a restaurant. Remember there is no need to feel faint because you glucose level is going down. Keep that energy up!
- Open mind, so you can find adventure everywhere.
Wynwood Art District
Bayside, Downtown Miami
There’s plenty to do at Bayside Marketplace, from the outside it looks like an arena but once inside you immediately transition to another scene. When I initially took in the scenery; it felt like I was at a cruise port with the sun shining and the cool breeze from the water. The options of dining, watching a live band perform, a shopping center and water attractions will keep you busy. The marketplace center can be really busy and filled with people, but don’t let that detour you from going. There are areas that can make you feel the peaceful ambiance; like sitting on the seawall watching the boats go by while enjoying the sun kiss your skin (#IReallyEnjoyedMyTimeThere). Walking around enjoying the scenery is free and calming. The sense of not feeling pressure to purchase anything but to sit, be still and enjoy the moment happens here. I believe in finding peace everyday and sometimes walking by the water does just that.
Latin America Restaurant| Bayside Miami
This was a highlight, especially since we ate at a wonderful restaurant that brought us our food immediately. Everything was well seasoned and portioned. Between the beautiful waterfront seating, attentive service and did I mention GREAT FOOD, it was a wonderful dining experience. I will definitely return to this place.
Entree: Ground meat with green beans and peppers, plantains and white rice. $8.95
Drink: Mango Daiquiri $10.95
Remember you only have one life to live, so find time to enjoy it. Continue in #ActivelyLIVING while #LivingACTIVELY your life.