Famous for its cruises, South Beach, Cubans and spectacular nightlife, the eclectic city of Miami is one of the most fun places to be in. Especially unmissable are the Coral Gables, the Biscayne Bay, the Art Deco district, the Florida Keys, the Vizcaya Estate inter alia. While you’re in one of the most beautiful tropical cities of the world, we know how important it is for your Instagram to be able to reflect the experience in all of its glory. Listed out below are top-rated tours and bookings of some of the best experiences around Miami that will not only make for the perfect experiences but also the perfect photo opportunities. So check out our list of the most Instagrammable spots and tours in Miami.
For those of you who use Instagram to share their photography skills with the world, this hands-on workshop at the Miami beach, conducted by a professional photographer guide is designed to help you master photography, particularly in the sunrise hours when the beach is at its stunning best.
The workshop is designed to cover all aspects ranging from composition, camera settings, and chasing the light to help awaken your creative process. The event extends over an hour and a half and is suitable for beginners as well as advanced photographers.
Miami Sunrise Photo Tour
Duration 60 to 90 minutes
This hands-on photography tour and workshop, spanning over two and a half hours, is designed to uncover and develop your photography talent like never before. The tour covers photography of the Everglades National Park in all of its natural beauty with its stunning landscapes and wildlife. The tour ends with an opportunity to witness and photograph the sunset from a secret and unfrequented spot in the Everglades.
Entry to the park and snacks are not included with this fee. Guests are advised to bring their own lunch and plenty of water as there are no stores nearby.
Everglades Sunset Photography Workshop and Tour
Duration 3 hours
Whether you’re looking to build your portfolio or simply looking for some stunning shots of the city lights at the Miami Beach Art Deco District for your Instagram page, this tour organized by a professional photographer is going to help you learn (or polish) your sunset and night photography skills while also awakening your creative process.
The workshop is ideal for all experience levels including beginners, and it covers all aspects of photography. Equipment is not included with the package and guests are expected to have a camera, tripod, a zoom lens and preferably a wide-angle lens.
Miami Night Photography Tour
Duration 1 hour
This hour-long walking tour goes through the Wynwood Walls-a warehouse district turned into a street-art museum. It allows you to witness ever-changing murals by legendary graffiti and street artists, explore the Peter Tunney gallery, visit the Wynwood Doors featuring framed walls of renowned artists such as Tavar Zawacki, VHILS, Audrey Kawaski and Tatiana Suarez. The tour group also passes through the Wynwood Garden where you’ll see the endangered Florida panther sculpture made out of recycled trash. On the tour, you get to extensively learn about how the founder’s company transformed the warehouse district into the hottest, most Instagrammed spot in the whole of Miami, and gain insights into the nuances of street art and public art.
On a lucky day, you may even have a chance to meet Peter Tunney himself as he can often be found talking to artists in his gallery. The tour comes with the option of a midday or evening departure so you can book either slot as per your convenience
Official Street Wynwood Walls Tour from Owners and Operators
Duration 55 minutes
A half-day tour of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens nestled in Miami’s lush Coconut Grove neighborhood, this erstwhile private residence is a masterpiece of Mediterranean Revival and Italian Renaissance style and guests have the opportunity to learn about society and design of the early 20th century. The expansive property, with its interesting collection of European art and furnishings, was designed to resemble a palatial Italian villa.
It has been visited by some of the world’s leading dignitaries and has played host to the First Summit of the Americas with President Clinton in 1994. The opulent and expansive house has a dairy, stables and a greenhouse beside the lush tropical gardens and the lovely setting on Biscayne Bay. The tour includes pick up and drop off, from and to your hotel in Miami.
Miami to Vizcaya Museum, Biscayne Bay Transportation
Duration 4 hours
Marvel at the Art Deco architecture of the tropical city of Miami while you sit back and take in the scenery over an hour and a half of a pedicab tour with a driver-guide. While you cruise around on your eco-friendly pedicab with your choice of one more guest, you will pass by some of Miami’s most talked about sights including the Miami Beach, the Botanical Garden, the Bass Museum, the Nikki Beach, the Espanola Way, the Art Deco strip and more. You could choose a morning, afternoon or evening departure time for your tour according to your preference.
Miami South Beach Art Deco Architecture Electric Pedicab Tour
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jungle Island provides fun and excitement for tourists of every age. Here you get to see wildlife in their natural habitat. The star of the show is the lemurs from Madagascar. Aside from these, other popular animals in the park include parrots and the orangutan duo called Pumpkin and Peanut. It has a petting farm where guests can feed some of the animals. You can learn more about rare species by watching some of the scheduled shows and walking through their exhibit. The zoological park provides information on how these animals survive out in the jungle. This is a zoo, unlike others.
Jungle Island Park Admission
Duration 1 to 7 hours
The Miami Design District is a crowd drawer because of its modern and contemporary architecture. It mainly caters to the artsy crowd with its high-end design stores. Its’ art galleries favor the creative minds of local artists and cater to a wide range of art lovers. The Design District is also home to some of the best restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. Designer brands have set-up shop in this area and attract the affluent population. The open spaces are all docked with art masterpieces like the Fly’s Eye by R. Buckminster Puller. Situated in an area that was considered undesirable, this high-end shopping mall is eye-candy to everyone who steps foot in it.
Miami Art and Culinary Tour with Expert Art District Curator
Duration 4 hours
The Setai Miami Beach is a five-star hotel that dominates South Beach with its imposing presence. What makes this stand out from all the other hotels in the area is that it boasts of all-suite accommodations. It is quite difficult to miss the Setai when you walk or drive in front of it because of its beautiful art deco architecture and monotone white hue. With its leanings toward Asian design and décor, the hotel imbibes a relaxing feel for everyone who steps inside its walls. The best part about this hotel is that it gives you a majestic vantage of the great Atlantic Ocean.
Covering over 32 acres (12.9 hectares) of open land, Bayfront Park is a public park located along the shores of Biscayne Bay. Every year, America’s Birthday Bash is held on these grounds to celebrate the independence of the United States. Over 70,000 visitors come over every New Year’s Eve to welcome the incoming year. This is like an oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle where you can stroll with your pet, jog, or chill. The amphitheater is popular for live performances and events. If you need to unwind and spend some relaxing moments, Bayfront Park is the best place to do so.
Miami: Full-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour From Orlando
Duration Wheelchair accessible
According to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Bayside Marketplace is the city’s most visited tourist destination. This mall is an open-air shopping area where people go not just for good finds but also to dine, relax, and listen to live music. Aside from this, they can also take in the beautiful water views of Biscayne Bay. Well-known brands such as Victoria’s Secret and GAP have set up shop here. A number of restaurants serve various kinds of cuisine, the list of which includes Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump. Local musicians take the stage daily and perform their soulful music live.
Bayside Marketplace Tours with Transportation and Boat Tours Included
Duration 3 to 8 hours
If you are planning to visit Miami, then you should not miss out on dropping by Ocean Drive. This is probably Miami’s most beautiful street. It definitely is its most popular and iconic, noting that it has been featured in a lot of movies and TV series. On one side you will find rows of buildings, hotels, and restaurants all done in the art deco style. On the other side are lines of palm trees that serve as the gateway to the oceanfront. Here, the chances of sighting celebrities get bigger because this is where most of them go to when on a vacation in Miami.
Ocean Drive Segway tour
Duration 30 minutes
14. Lincoln Road Mall
You probably have not seen anything like this. The whole strip of Lincoln Road is closed to vehicles and only allows foot traffic. The options here are limitless. You can go for designer brands to affordable buys in just one area. When it comes to dining, you can satisfy your hunger from the fanciest restaurants to the most inexpensive fast food joints. Burgers and pizza go side by side with steaks and lobsters in Miami’s top shopping destination. The best way to dine here is al fresco on the sidewalk where you can take in the famous Miami sun while people-watching.
Lincoln Road Mall
Address: 400 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Website: Lincoln Road Mall
Opening hours: 10am - 11pm
Dive into the premier art collections from the Americas of the 20th and 21st century at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The erstwhile Miami Art Museum has come back with an award-winning design by the celebrated architects Herzog and de Meuron. The museum comprises of six galleries and, aside from the international art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the perspective of the Americas, it also reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami and works that reflect cultural effects of global integration. The collection at the site includes both permanent and rotating exhibits.
The museum has a gift shop should you want to collect a souvenir and also features a waterfront restaurant with sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay and the elaborate hanging gardens. The view makes it all the more Instagram-worthy! Younger visitors can also enjoy the museum just as much as adults, with the activity sheets and scavenger hunts conceptualized for them.
Pérez Art Museum Admission
Miami is the place to be
You cannot go wrong with Miami if you are looking for places to take your selfies. Miami’s appeal varies from the whimsical to the historic. It has all the reasons why you should have your camera ready whenever you are in the city.
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