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Miami's ULTIMATE Neighborhood Guide & Miami Videos

Amit Bhuta

Making a sound real estate decision can move you in many ways...

Making a sound real estate decision can move you in many ways...

Mar 24 242 minutes read

Brickell
Explore Brickell
5 Things You May Not Know About Brickell
5 Things to Do in Brickell
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Brickell
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Brickell
Brickell Neighborhood Video


Buena Vista
Explore Buena Vista
5 Things You May Not Know About Buena Vista
5 Things to Do in Buena Vista
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Buena Vista
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Buena Vista
Buena Vista Neighborhood Video

Coconut Grove
Explore Coconut Grove
5 Things You May Not Know About Coconut Grove
5 Things to Do in Coconut Grove
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coconut Grove
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove Neighborhood Video

Cocoplum
Explore Cocoplum
5 Things You May Not Know About Cocoplum
5 Things to Do in Cocoplum
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Cocoplum
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Cocoplum
Cocoplum Neighborhood Video


Coral Gables
Explore Coral Gables
5 Things You May Not Know About Coral Gables
5 Things to Do in Coral Gables
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coral Gables
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coral Gables
Coral Gables Neighborhood Video


Coral Terrace and Flagami
Explore Coral Terrace and Flagami
5 Things You May Not Know About Coral Terrace and Flagami
5 Things to Do in Coral Terrace and Flagami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coral Terrace and Flagami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coral Terrace and Flagami
Coral Terrace and Flagami Neighborhood Video


Cutler Bay
Explore Cutler Bay
5 Things You May Not Know About Cutler Bay
5 Things to Do in Cutler Bay
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Cutler Bay
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Cutler Bay
Cutler Bay Neighborhood Video

Fisher Island
Explore Fisher Island
5 Things You May Not Know About Fisher Island
5 Things to Do on Fisher Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner on Fisher Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert on Fisher Island
Fisher Island Neighborhood Video

Florida City
Explore Florida City
5 Things You May Not Know About Florida City
5 Things to Do in Florida City
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Florida City
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Florida City
Florida City Neighborhood Video


Gables Estates
Explore Gables Estates
5 Things You May Not Know About Gables Estates
5 Things to Do in Gables Estates
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Gables Estates
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Gables Estates
Gables Estates Neighborhood Video

Golden Beach
Explore Golden Beach
5 Things You May Not Know About Golden Beach
5 Things to Do in Golden Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Golden Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Golden Beach
Golden Beach Neighborhood Video


Hialeah
Explore Hialeah
5 Things You May Not Know About Hialeah
5 Things to Do in Hialeah
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Hialeah
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Hialeah
Hialeah Neighborhood Video

High Pines |Ponce Davis
Explore High Pines | Ponce Davis
5 Things You May Not Know About High Pines | Ponce Davis
5 Things to Do in High Pines | Ponce Davis
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in High Pines | Ponce Davis
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in High Pines | Ponce Davis
High Pines | Ponce Davis Neighborhood Video

Homestead
Explore Homestead
5 Things You May Not Know About Homestead
5 Things to Do in Homestead
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Homestead
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Homestead
Homestead Neighborhood Video

Midtown
Explore Doral
5 Things You May Not Know About Midtown
5 Things to Do in Midtown
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Midtown
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Midtown
Midtown Neighborhood Video

Morningside
Explore Morningside
5 Things You May Not Know About Morningside
5 Things to Do in Morningside
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Morningside
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Morningside
Morningside Neighborhood Video

North Bay Village
Explore North Bay Village
5 Things You May Not Know About North Bay Village
5 Things to Do in North Bay Village
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in North Bay Village
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in North Bay Village
North Bay Village Neighborhood Video

North Beach
Explore North Beach
5 Things You May Not Know About North Beach
5 Things to Do in North Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in North Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in North Beach
North Beach Neighborhood Video


Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
Explore Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
5 Things You May Not Know About Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
5 Things to Do Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island
Palm Island | Hibiscus Island Neighborhood Video


Palmetto Bay
Explore Palmetto Bay
5 Things You May Not Know About Palmetto Bay
5 Things to Do in Palmetto Bay
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Palmetto Bay
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Palmetto Bay
Palmetto Bay Neighborhood Video

Pinecrest
Explore Pinecrest
5 Things You May Not Know About Pinecrest
5 Things to Do in Pinecrest
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Pinecrest
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Pinecrest
Pinecrest Neighborhood Video

Shenandoah
Explore Shenandoah
5 Things You May Not Know About Shenandoah
5 Things to Do in Shenandoah
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Shenandoah
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Shenandoah
Shenandoah Neighborhood Video

South Beach
Explore South Beach
5 Things You May Not Know About South Beach
5 Things to Do in South Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South Beach
South Beach Neighborhood Video

South Miami
Explore South Miami
5 Things You May Not Know About South Miami
5 Things to Do in South Miami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South Miami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South Miami
South Miami Neighborhood Video


South of Fifth (SoFi)
Explore South of Fifth
5 Things You May Not Know About South of Fifth
5 Things to Do in South of Fifth
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South of Fifth
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South of Fifth
South of Fifth Neighborhood Video


Star Island
Explore Star Island
5 Things You May Not Know About Star Island
5 Things to Do Near Star Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Star Island
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Star Island
Star Island Neighborhood Video


Sunny Isles Beach
Explore Sunny Isles Beach
5 Things You May Not Know About Sunny Isles Beach
5 Things to Do in Sunny Isles Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Sunny Isles Beach
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach Neighborhood Video

Sunset Harbour
Explore Sunset Harbour
5 Things You May Not Know About Sunset Harbour
5 Things to Do in Sunset Harbour
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Sunset Harbour
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Sunset Harbour
Sunset Harbour Neighborhood Video


Sunset Islands
Explore Sunset Islands
5 Things You May Not Know About Sunset Islands
5 Things to Do Near Sunset Islands
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Sunset Islands
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Sunset Islands
Sunset Islands Neighborhood Video

Surfside
Explore Surfside
5 Things You May Not Know About Surfside
5 Things to Do in Surfside
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Surfside
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Surfside
Surfside Neighborhood Video


Tamiami
Explore Tamiami
5 Things You May Not Know About Tamiami
5 Things to Do in Tamiami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Tamiami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Tamiami
Tamiami Neighborhood Video

The Roads
Explore The Roads
5 Things You May Not Know About The Roads
5 Things to Do in The Roads
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in The Roads
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in The Roads
The Roads Neighborhood Video

Upper East Side
Explore the Upper East Side
5 Things You May Not Know About the Upper East Side
5 Things to Do on the Upper East Side
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner on the Upper East Side
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert on the Upper East Side
Upper East Side Video


Venetian Islands
Explore the Venetian Islands
5 Things You May Not Know About the Venetian Islands
5 Things to Do in the Venetian Islands
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in the Venetian Islands
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in the Venetian Islands
Venetian Islands Neighborhood Video

West Miami
Explore West Miami
5 Things You May Not Know About West Miami
5 Things to Do in West Miami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in West Miami
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in West Miami
West Miami Neighborhood Video

Westchester
Explore Westchester
5 Things You May Not Know About Westchester
5 Things to Do in Westchester
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Westchester
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Westchester
Westchester Neighborhood Video

Wynwood
Explore Wynwood
5 Things You May Not Know About Wynwood
5 Things to Do in Wynwood
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Wynwood
5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Wynwood
Wynwood Neighborhood Video

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Allapattah

Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami, Allapattah is a working-class community located northwest of Downtown Miami, west of Wynwood, and approximately five miles from Miami International Airport.

It is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the area, boasting a strong sense of community and a distinct Latin flavor. 

In fact, Allapattah was even granted the title Little Santo Domingo because of its prominent Dominican population.

One can even go far as to say it's a melting pot of anything and everything Caribbean and Latin America. 

A place of culture, rich cuisine, a crafts wonderland, and Miami's next emerging neighborhood-- complete with that famous artsy flair! 

It is home to 36,848 residents as of the latest US Census. 

Explore Allapattah

Known to be one of the oldest and most diverse Miami neighborhoods in the area, Allapattah is a melting pot of anything and everything Caribbean and Latin America.

It boasts a strong sense of community and a distinct Latin flavor, and quite honestly, I don't think we can ever have enough of this culturally-rich community!

And though it's not recognized as a prime Miami vacation spot (yet!), it's still a beautiful, hidden gem worth being explored and uncovered.

I mean, for the range of popular restaurants, vibrant arts and crafts scene, and thriving nightlife it offers? 

This area is on the rise, and we see no signs of stopping! 

Indeed, there's so much more to enjoy from this emerging community!

Here are five things you may not know about Allapattah that will keep you coming back for more!

5 Things You May Not Know About Allapattah

Hailed as Miami's "melting pot" of all things the Caribbean and Latin America and even granted the title "Little Santo Domingo" because of its prominent Dominican population, Allapattah, indeed, is a culture-rich travel destination around the Metro. 

While it's often considered one of the hidden gems of the city, Allapattah is also one of the oldest neighborhoods, bearing a proud Latin heritage as multi-faceted as its residents and an up-and-coming community that offers visitors a rich array of experiences that can't be found in any other destination.

Here, you'll find a unique mix of delicious restaurants, contemporary art museums, and a vibin' nightlife scene, situated in a convenient location close to the international airport and public transportation-- which makes hopping from one area to another a breeze if I say so myself.

But what makes Allapattah stand out from a sea of noteworthy travel spots in Miami?

Is it the food? 

The area's distinct Latin flavor? 

Their diversity and a strong sense of community?

Well, nothing beats experiencing Allapattah first-hand, but to give you an idea, it's nothing like anywhere else in Miami!

So, if you think you're ready for this emerging neighborhood, I'm here to show you how to enjoy Allapattah to the FULLEST!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here. 

5 Things to Do in Allapattah

Miami's "melting pot" of all Caribbean and Latin America deserves all the clout, especially when talking about its delicious and rich culinary offerings. 

To say that Allapattah is a unique and interesting food destination is an understatement. 

The neighborhood is home to an array of bodega-style eateries for a quick and easy bite, a far cry from the usual 5-star restaurants you've come to love (and sometimes go broke for) in Magic City. 

Yet, these cozy, quaint places say a lot about the working-class neighborhood. 

These food spots are where locals pop in for a quick bite before heading to the docks, the construction site, the farms, or the office. 

They are homegrown restaurants with family members serving up Desayuno (breakfast) and café-- a charming draw that shows how big Allapattah is about community and love for family. 

Yes, folks! Allapattah marks the newest center of intercultural fusion in Miami, and it'll be a shame to miss out on all the yummy eats the area has for you! 

So, take out your pen and paper and start jotting these names down-- 

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here. 

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Allapattah

Are baked goods more your thing? 

Well, there's no better place to get it than at Allapattah, home of bakeries and one-of-a-kind Miami desserts!

The neighborhood is teeming with Caribbean and Latin American bakeries, but it also shares a few favorite dessert spots with Wynwood since it's so close to each other, and I mean, literally a few blocks away! 

So, if you're craving sweets, then, ehem, this rich cultural neighborhood has it for you-- and then some!

Expect unique treats and the usual comfort desserts coming your way! 

Sweets are always the happy pill you need, especially when you're in Allapattah!

Better book that dentist appointment ahead of time-- your teeth are getting some intense action, and you have to be ready for it!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here. 

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Allapattah

Allapattah Neighborhood Video

Aventura

Bearing a name spawning from the Spanish word for "adventure," Aventura is one of Miami-Dade County's newest communities and an internationally recognized premier location to live, shop, and play.

A planned suburban city nestled northeast, 17 miles north of Miami City, and 12 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, Aventura was incorporated in 1995 and is currently part of the Miami metropolitan area.

The community also lies 3.2 square miles on the Intracoastal Waterway between two major South Florida airports and two of the world's largest and most popular seaports.

Aventura is home to 35,976 residents as of the latest US Census. 

Explore Aventura

Lying between Biscayne Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway is one of Miami's newest planned suburban cities, an internationally recognized location to live, shop, and play-- Aventura.

Boasting its super-convenient location, tranquil atmosphere, and proximity to beaches and most of Miami's must-see attractions, the neighborhood draws people worldwide, from hodophiles to people seeking a place to call "home."

And don't forget about this city's almost-perfect tropical monsoon climate, offering folks all-around sunny weather and warm winters. 

Surely, peeps who enjoy galivanting outdoors will have a blast in Aventura! 

It's an adventurer's dream! 

But what else lies beneath Aventura's magical and exciting facade? 

Are there still secrets and fun facts we need to explore-- that will make us fall in love with Aventura EVEN MORE?

I took the time to rhyme, so you know I'm about to share something good! *wink*

Aventura's going to make your jaws drop, from their extravagant retail scene down to their world-class cuisines!

But before you seek the ADVENTURE that awaits-- 

Here are five things you may not know about Aventura that are bound to seal the amazing experience about to take place! 

5 Things You May Not Know About Aventura


Most, if not all, people who have been to Aventura will agree that the famous neighborhood has continuously lived up to its name.

Spontaneously named by the city's developers after the Spanish word for "adventure," Aventura is one of Miami's newest planned suburban cities, an internationally recognized location to live, shop, and play.

It boasts a super-convenient location, perfectly-tranquil atmosphere, beautiful lush parks, and proximity to beaches and most of Miami's must-see attractions, unsurprisingly drawing people worldwide, from hodophiles to people seeking a place to call "home."

The neighborhood is so packed with exciting sights to see and stuff to do that visitors and locals expect no dull moments whenever they're in Aventura-- and rightfully so!

So if you're contemplating taking a trip to this South Florida area, let me help you make the most out of this highly-anticipated escapade by showing you the best of Aventura, so you can fully seek that unforgettable ADVENTURE that awaits--

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here. 

5 Things to Do in Aventura

Fun activities, picturesque nature spots, and neighborhood tourist destinations aren't the only "ADVENTURE" in Aventura. 

The community also lives up to its name whenever food is involved.

The different flavors, spices, cuisines, and food offerings-- nothing compares to Aventura's world-class dining scene. 

It's literally like unlocking a treasure trove of delicious dishes to explore and surprise your tastebuds with!

Of course, classy 5-star restos aren't the ONLY main draw around here. 

While you're visiting, you'll need some great meals to fuel you up--mind, body, and tummy. 

The good news is Aventura is here to keep you going, BRIMMING with small eateries, family-owned cafes, and celebrity chef-driven restaurants. 

In every corner, might I add!

Without a doubt, Aventura should be your next foodie destination, and I'm here to show you all the delicious eats you should try when you're in the area!

So, take out your pen and paper and start jotting these names down--

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Aventura

Who's a sucker for sweet treats?

A premier tourist destination in Miami, Aventura is not only the KING of retail shopping-- it's also earned a reputation for being a haven for food trips. 

Both the savory and sweet kind!

In fact, a family-friendly, high-energy, world-famous celebration spot known for its sweets and desserts is what I think best describes Aventura. 

But we're not just talking about the sugary, 1000% calorie-filled types.

Oh no, we're not! 

They've got a fair share of healthy and vegan options, too, so health-conscious sweet tooths can give in to their cravings without an ounce of guilt! 

I bet there's bound to be a perfect spot for a quick bite of dessert in almost every corner you look at-- and I'm saying it without any exaggeration! 

I mean, the Aventura Mall alone gives you a wide array of dessert options, so you'll know what to expect from the rest of the neighborhood.

But enough of all that sweet small talk. 

It's time to get down to business!

The choices are endless in Aventura, but everyone has to start somewhere, and I'll make sure that it's somewhere GOOD-- the best, even!

So get in that car and start moving! 

Time's running, and you've got a lot of pretty epic stops to make!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try.


5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Aventura

Aventura Neighborhood Video

Bal Harbour

A shining residential neighborhood nestled at the northern tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour is an elegantly designed haven with the best in luxury living and a world-class attraction for upscale tourism.

The small tropical paradise is bordered to the north by Haulover Inlet, Biscayne Bay to its west, and the endless Atlantic Ocean to the east. 

The village is about a 30-minute drive to mainland Miami and 30 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale.

It is one of the first incorporated villages, incorporated in 1946.

The neighborhood is home to 2,949 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Bal Harbour

Experience the dreamy life of the rich and famous in Miami's most luxurious village, Bal Harbour!

A shining residential nestled at the northern tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour is an elegantly designed haven known for being the best at luxury living and having a world-class attraction for upscale tourism.

Yes, this small slice of paradise is home to exceptional shopping, dining, and entertainment, a neighborhood where countless celebrities, sports stars, dignitaries, entertainers, presidents, and even royalty flock over to experience beach life at its finest.

Of course, what you see is only the tip of the iceberg, and there's so much more to discover about this wealthy suburb that will surely blow your mind!

Are you ready to be amazed? 

It's time to put a spotlight on Bal Harbour!  

Here are five things you may not know about Bal Harbour that are sure to make you fall in love!

5 Things You May Not Know About Bal Harbour

Say hello to Bal Harbour, a shining residential neighborhood nestled at the northern tip of Miami Beach, South Florida's most fashionable community!

A small tropical paradise bordered to the north by Haulover Inlet, Biscayne Bay to its west, and the endless Atlantic Ocean to the east, the elegantly designed haven is known for its luxury living and its world-class attractions for upscale tourism.

Yes, this quaint but charming enclave is home to exceptional shopping, dining, and entertainment, an area where countless celebrities, sports stars, dignitaries, entertainers, presidents, and even royalty flock over to experience the beach life at its finest.

In many ways, residents are offered the best of both worlds-- a community removed from the hustle and bustle of the nearby metro Miami but still an easy drive from the city's abundant attractions.

So, how does one experience the best of Bal Harbour? 

Well, that's where I come in! 

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Bal Harbour

Think Bal Harbour is only good for upscale shopping and its five-star accommodations; yeah, think again!

While the ritzy enclave of Bal Harbour may be small in size and best known for high fashion and all-things-fancy, it also offers big choices when it comes to fine dining.

In fact, many of its best restaurants are tucked away within the luxurious resorts that line the beach or nestle within the centerpiece of the village, the famous Bal Harbour Shops.

We're talking about world-class cuisines ranging from your usual American dishes cooked perfectly top-notched to upscale Japanese food and French brasseries-- and they're just some of the gems to be discovered on a culinary journey in Bal Harbour.

Are you ready to drool 'til next year?

WARNING: Don't read this at 2:00 in the morning!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Bal Harbour

Enjoy a mouthwatering, decadent escape to Bal Harbour and experience the finest desserts only a sweet tooth can dream of.

What's your dessert bias?

While some people like their dessert toothachingly sweet, others like it sweet and salty, with a tinge of spice. 

Some prefer it cold and refreshing, and others want the warm, soft, and baked kind. 

However way you like it, desserts are the true game-changer of every meal every time and on any occasion!

And if you're dying for a taste of your favorite sweet treat that can surpass your wildest imagination, there's no better place to go than Bal Harbour, the hotspot of the rich and famous!

Are you ready to finally have your dessert dream come true?

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try.


5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Neighborhood Video

Bay Harbor Islands

Comprised of two compact and balmy kidney-shaped islets, the neighborhood of Bay Harbor Islands is known as a sun-soaked town, sandwiched between the larger cities of Aventura to the north and Miami Beach to the south. 

The community lies east of North Miami and west of Bal Harbor/Surfside, and it is north of the archipelago of small islands that encloses Biscayne Bay. 

To the town's south is Indian Creek Island, an exclusive community for the uber-rich.

Bay Harbor Islands covers less than half a square mile and is separated from the Miami mainland by a causeway. 

Its two islands are better known as Broadview and Bay Harbor, the western and eastern islands, respectively.

It is home to 5,922 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Bay Harbor Islands

"The Best-Kept Secret on the Water, " a name that best describes Bay Harbor Islands, a vibrant, two-island progressive community nestled in the heart of Biscayne Bay.

The neighborhood is wedged between the famous areas of North Miami and Bal Harbour and Surfside, to its west and east, respectively, connected to the mainland through the Broad Causeway. 

As mentioned, Bay Harbor Islands is made up of two compact and balmy kidney-shaped islets, Broadview (west) and Bay Harbor (east), and covers only less than half a square mile, making it one of the smallest towns in Miami. 

Nevertheless, what it lacks in size, it makes up for with its lush and green surroundings and its perfect location-- just a stone's throw away from some of the city's sought-after destinations!

But what are "The Best-Kept Secret on the Water's" secrets? 

Why is it a hidden gem everyone seemingly wants to uncover?

Well, I'm here to let you in on the behind-the-scenes of this picturesque and charming island atmosphere!

Here are five things you may not know about Bay Harbor Islands that are sure to leave you floored!

5 Things You May Not Know About Bay Harbor Islands

Covering less than half a square mile, the two-islet neighborhood of Bay Harbor Islands is a sun-soaked community that packs a travel itinerary to the brim.

The tiny town is sandwiched between the larger cities of Aventura to the north and Miami Beach to the south. 

And to its south, the famous Indian Creek Island, an exclusive community for the uber-rich.

And despite its size, most locals and tourists will agree that Bay Harbor Islands offers the best of both worlds, with the town itself removed from the hustle and bustle of nearby metro Miami, yet the city's abundant attractions are within an easy drive. 

An escape and adventure of all sorts-- yep, this pretty much sums up Bay Harbor Islands.

Many may overlook this small, serene area, but if you're planning to visit, I'll let you in on all the best activities and fun things you can do while you're here! 

Here are the top five things to do in Bay Harbor Islands.

5 Things to Do in Bay Harbor Islands

Fun on the island doesn't end with watersports, tourist attractions, and entertainment-- oh no, it doesn't!

At Bay Harbor Islands, food isn't just a sidestep-- it's a full-on destination!

Boasting proximity to Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, and Aventura, it's not surprising that Bay Harbor Islands is a famous Miami food spot and a proud home to some of the best restaurants in Miami-Dade county. 

And since it's also conveniently located near the city's tourist-ridden neighborhoods, it's easy to go back and forth to explore other famous restaurants and food spots from nearby areas. 

And the massive list of choices? 

I don't think any destination could compete!

Peruvian, Italian, Classic American, Vegan, Asian-- you name it, this town has it-- or its nearby neighborhoods will!

You may even need to stay for a few weeks to finish eating from all of these wonderful coffee shops, diners, and joints!

Or maybe, a lifetime? *wink*

But don't forget-- most, if not all, restaurants within Bay Harbor Islands offer a picturesque view, so be sure to bring a lot of IG-worthy outfits for that perfect shot!

Dining with a view-- and delicious food? 

Yes, I'm in!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Bay Harbor Islands

Can't live without a spoonful of your favorite dessert-- even while on vacation?

Comprised of two compact and balmy kidney-shaped islets, the neighborhood of Bay Harbor Islands is known as a sun-soaked town, sandwiched between the larger cities of Aventura to the north and Miami Beach to the south. 

In many ways, most locals and tourists will agree that Bay Harbor Islands, despite its quaint size, gives the best of both worlds, with the town itself removed from the hustle and bustle of nearby metro Miami, yet the city's abundant attractions are within an easy drive.

But tourist attractions aren't the only ones to look forward to when you're here!

Bay Harbor Islands' got the food down, too! 

Especially if we're talking about the hardcore, sweeter-than-sweet desserts (though they've got a variety to balance it all out)!

The islands are pretty close to other famous tourist enclaves like Aventura, Bal Harbour, and Miami Beach, too, so you can also enjoy desserts from different neighborhoods, just in case you're craving just a tad bit more!

So, that said, are you ready for the sweetest dessert experience in Bay Harbor Islands?

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Bay Harbor Islands

Bay Harbor Islands Neighborhood Video

Brickell

Welcome to Brickell, one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods, widely known as the "Manhattan of the South."

Dubbed South Florida's "Financial District," Brickell is bordered by the Miami River to the North, Biscayne Bay to its East, the Rickenbacker Causeway to the South, and I-95 to its West. 

Talk about being right smack in the middle of Miami's urban center!

Vibrant, eclectic, and immensely dynamic, Brickell attracts a diverse collection of residents from all over the globe with its fast-paced urban lifestyle and proximity to wide-array amenities.

Densely populated, it is home to 35,591 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Brickell

Get ready to unravel the undiscovered charm of Miami's very own "Manhattan of the South" and let this up-and-coming neighborhood captivate and enchant you beyond compare.

Nestled right smack in the middle of the city's urban center, Brickell is one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods, alluring residents with its fast-paced urban lifestyle and proximity to a full array of amenities. 

 Hailed as South Florida's "Financial District," one can say that Brickell is Miami's ultimate hotspot with its bustling, fast-paced streets and gleaming office towers, a boom that shows no sign of stopping.

Yet, despite its modern facade, the neighborhood that "never sleeps" brims with quirky secrets and familiarity that'll warm your hearts even more.

Here are five things you may not know about Brickell.

5 Things You May Not Know About Brickell

Visit one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods and fall in love with its fast-paced urban lifestyle and proximity to worldly pleasures one can only dream of.

Welcome to Brickell, the one and only "Manhattan of the South."

Dubbed South Florida's "Financial District," Brickell is bordered by the Miami River to the North, Biscayne Bay to its East, the Rickenbacker Causeway to the South, and I-95 at its West, putting the famous neighborhood in the middle of the city's urban center!

Boasting a vibrant, eclectic, and immensely dynamic atmosphere coupled with luxurious high-rise buildings and scenic city views, it's not a surprise that this neighborhood is densely populated, attracting a diverse collection of residents from all over the globe! 

Yet, it's not all that the up-and-coming community offers.

Beneath its rather dense urban exterior, Brickell provides you with a pathway to a quiet and peaceful escape from the city noise, as well as breathtaking views of the port, cruise ships, and sparkling water.

And let me tell you, the vibrant Brickell lifestyle doesn't end after dark, so go ahead and take a chance.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Brickell

Eating and traveling are two things that can really move a person. 

And if you combine both, you've got yourself a dose of memorable Food Travel. 

 Is there a better experience than mixing these two passions in one trip? 

Most people go on an expedition in hopes of discovering a place's gastronomic offer. 

And if we're being honest, exploring the pleasures of the dining table is no longer complementary but THE ultimate motivation in choosing your next travel. 

So if you're looking to experience Miami's ultimate definition of foodgasm, then Brickell's vibrant food scene is the place to be!

From 5-star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighborhood favorites, The "Manhattan of the South" offers you a raving food journey that aims to entice and surprise you.

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Brickell

It's really no secret how much desserts make people happy.

Most, if not all, people live to enjoy a sweet (and savory) treat that can boost their mood and make them feel better almost instantly. 

And even if you feel slightly guilty for eating that slice of cake, that scoop of ice cream sundae, or that last morsel of peach cobbler, there's no denying that all those extra calories are worth it-- I mean, did you feel that rush of endorphins?

So if you're ready to stop fighting off the sensation to indulge, drive out to Brickell and enjoy a full array of dessert shops and stops that only THE "Manhattan of the South" can offer.

Take a trip to Brickell and enjoy your "sweet" visit-- here are the top 5 dessert places you can try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Brickell

Brickell Neighborhood Video


 Buena Vista

A quaint-but-chic area surrounded by magnificent trees, like banyan and ficus, exuding enchanting beauty, Buena Vista is a Miami neighborhood full of life and history.

 It is located south of Little Haiti and north of the Miami Design District and is also a stone's throw away from Wynwood. 

Its sub-part, Buena Vista East Historic District, includes some of the oldest homes in the neighborhood.

The community is bounded by NW 54th Street to the north, I-195 to the south, I-95 to the west, and Biscayne Boulevard to the east. 

It offers an elevation of 13 feet (4.0 m), making it one of the higher areas in the city.

Buena Vista is home to 9,022 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Buena Vista

Welcome to Buena Vista, one of Miami's historical neighborhoods, surrounded by magnificent trees, like banyan and ficus, exuding a distinct, enchanting beauty.

The quaint-but-chic area is located south of Little Haiti and north of the Miami Design District and is also a stone's throw away from Wynwood. 

Its sub-part, Buena Vista East Historic District, includes some of the oldest homes in the neighborhood.

Although not much has been said about this hidden gem, Buena Vista is a choice Miami neighborhood-- for a good reason. 

For one, it boasts the best of both worlds, giving its residents a home close to the fun and glamour of Magic City yet offering a safe distance for a peaceful life in the metropolis.

Yes, it's an upfront community-- no pizzazz, not too much fuss, no fancy highlights-- but it's a neighborhood that shows you a different side to Miami that's simple and easy to groove to.

So, if you're ready to get to know Buena Vista a little more, let's dive into a few more fun facts about the history-filled neighborhood!

Here are five things you may not know about Buena Vista.

5 Things You May Not Know About Buena Vista

A home close to the fun and glamour of Magic City yet offers a safe distance for a peaceful life in the metropolis-- folks, welcome to Buena Vista.

It's a quaint-but-chic area surrounded by magnificent trees, like banyan and ficus, one that exudes enchanting charm, located south of Little Haiti and north of the Miami Design District, and is also a stone's throw away from Wynwood.  

Sure, some may find this neighborhood "too upfront" for their liking--  no pizzazz, not too much fuss, no fancy highlights-- just a simple, quaint area that seems static compared to its more famous neighboring cities.

Nevertheless, it's one that boasts the best of both worlds, the exciting and the peaceful, what you'd call a rare find in bustling Miami. 

Of course, when in Miami, the first on the list of priorities is to have FUN, and it's no different in Buena Vista-- and you've got an expert to let you in on the best things to experience in this beautiful, historic neighborhood!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Buena Vista

The stakes (or steaks?) are high when it comes to good food, and I'm willing to bet on Buena Vista to give you one of the most unforgettable dining experiences of a lifetime!

Bordering the Design District, Upper East Side, and Wynwood neighborhoods, Buena Vista is a sliver that makes up for its lack of strip malls and buzzy nightlife with solid restaurants highlighting Miami's evolving culinary scene.

While some may find the area under the radar, it's actually a plus if you're looking to have a peaceful night out in town-- dining out with your loved ones and the gang!

The area's roster of Asian, Mediterranean, and European eateries is complemented by its surroundings, a quaint-but-chic community enveloped in magnificent trees, like banyan and ficus, exuding enchanting beauty.

Indeed, Buena Vista is a Miami neighborhood full of life and history-- and great eats!

So if you're ready for a mouthful of your favorite dishes, I've got just the perfect selection.

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Buena Vista

A smart traveler knows that the way to a memorable vacation is by chomping down on food-- well, desserts, if you like to get straight to the point.

At Buena Vista, the eating never stops. 

The quaint-but-chic area surrounded by magnificent trees, like banyan and ficus, exuding enchanting beauty, is a Miami neighborhood full of life and history. 

The community boasts a reimagined town square of a Caribbean resort village located at the north tip, Upper Buena Vista, the center of all attractions within the neighborhood. 

It's a new enclave of shopping, dining, and entertainment where you can eat your favorite sweet treats!

But that's not all!

Buena Vista is south of Little Haiti and north of the Miami Design District. 

It's also a stone's throw away from Wynwood, so you can easily bike your way to any of these neighborhoods to get a bite out of your dessert craving for the HOUR. *wink*

So, sweet tooths, get ready for the "sweet" trip of a lifetime!
Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Buena Vista

Buena Vista Neighborhood Video


Coconut Grove

Traverse through South Florida's historic hamlet brimming with lush parks, sidewalk cafes, and indie boutiques-- Coconut Grove is the perfect bayfront destination.

"The Grove," as locals fondly call it, is one of Miami's original neighborhoods nestled along Biscayne Bay, a few miles south of Downtown Miami and Brickell. 

The lush bayside community features banyan trees, palms, and live oaks decorating its quiet residential streets-- a tropical frontier village amidst the bustling world of the Greater Miami area.

It is home to a population of 21,493 as of the latest US Census.

Explore Coconut Grove

Discover the beautiful secrets of South Florida's historic hamlet and get to know The Grove in all its glory.

Just south of Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove is a magical Florida neighborhood that isn't hard to find, especially with peacocks roaming freely around the village. 

Yes, Coconut Grove's friendly, laid-back environment, coupled with a distinct artsy Bohemian flair, has always set the tropical frontier village apart from the neighborhoods in the area. 

Yet, deep within its funky and playful vibe lies a charming and nature-rich oasis waiting to be unraveled. 

Let The Grove allure you with its lush, leafy landscapes and picturesque Biscayne view-- and fall even deeper with its quirky, untold secrets. 

Here are five things you may not know about Coconut Grove.

5 Things You May Not Know About Coconut Grove

Plan a trip to one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods and be taken aback by its unrivaled natural setting, rich history, and its playful and funky vibe.

Welcome to Coconut Grove, South Florida's historic hamlet, a tropical oasis right smack in the middle of a sprawling Metropolis. 

Hugging the shoreline of Biscayne Bay, The Grove, time and again, proves to be one of the hippest and most inviting corners of the state. 

Boasting a warm, laid-back atmosphere coupled with a distinct Bohemian flair and lavishly lush canopy, it's not a surprise that this neighborhood continues to win the hearts of tourists and locals alike. 

Yet it's not all that this vibrant area offers.

Traverse through gorgeous waterfront parks, farmer's markets, free yoga, and more awesome things to do in charming Coconut Grove.  

Whether it’s your first time visiting or you fancy yourself a local, you’ll find there’s so much to discover in this leafy community if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do.

5 Things to Do in Coconut Grove

Traveling around the world? Most would rather eat their way through it. 

Of course, we all love to travel, especially if there's a lot of sightseeing to do, people to meet, endless tours to take, and Instagram-worthy pictures to post. 

But you know the best part of it all is the food. 

Countless areas around the globe offer different tastes, flavors, and dishes to discover. 

But if you're looking for an incomparable culinary journey not too far from where you are, well, we'll let The Grove's vibrant food scene do all the talking.

From classy restaurants to quaint food stops and neighborhood favorites, Coconut Grove offers tourists an unforgettable food experience that will earn a spot in your hearts!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coconut Grove

No matter how huge the meal, we'll always have room for DESSERT.

I mean, it's a scientific fact. 

Most people, if not all, have dessert stomachs-- a gustatory sensation we feel after every meal that, despite feeling full to the brim, will make us say yes to the beautiful question, "Should we get dessert?"

Well, kudos to those who have the willpower to fight off the sensation to indulge.

But if you're a mere human like the rest of us, you'll certainly love your "sweet" stay at Coconut Grove (pun intended, of course!). 

Enjoy a full array of your favorite desserts at The Grove, a neighborhood that overflows with shops and dessert places that will warm a sweet tooth's heart.

 And to help you on your quest to find the biggest contenders in the area, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove Neighborhood Video

Cocoplum

Tucked in the lavish Coral Gables is Cocoplum, an exclusive, one-of-a-kind waterfront neighborhood meticulously planned to perfect the combination of nature's beauty with architectural distinction.

The secluded, gated community borders the Gables Waterway and the Biscayne Bay edge and is conveniently located within 15 minutes of Downtown Coral Gables.

Within the gated enclave are 302 estate homes, including 172 waterfront residencies.

There is currently no population information for this community.

Explore Cocoplum

The epitome of South Florida's resort-style living lies in one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods, Coral Gables, the luxe and exclusive Cocoplum neighborhood.

The one-of-a-kind waterfront neighborhood is secluded and gated, bordering the Gables Waterway and the edge of Biscayne Bay. 

It boasts 302 estate homes, including 172 waterfront residencies, meticulously planned to perfect the combination of nature's beauty with architectural distinction.

It's not surprising that many locals only look at the affluent neighborhood from afar and probably only DREAM of living in it. 

There's no point in sugar-coating the reality-- Cocoplum real estate is top-notch but expensive. 

Even just looking at listings in the area may feel intimidating to some!

Nevertheless, there's no denying that Cocoplum's high-end properties, private marina, and safe streets are worth the hype and have probably piqued further interest in the community. 

That said, it's time to put the spotlight on Coral Gables' highly-secluded neighborhood.

Here are five things you may not know about Cocoplum.

5 Things You May Not Know About Cocoplum

Considered part of the most coveted waterfront neighborhoods, not just in Coral Gables but in the whole of Miami, Cocoplum is a secluded community that comprises Miami's affluents, celebrities, and significant personalities.

The gated neighborhood borders the Gables Waterway and the edge of Biscayne Bay and boasts high-end properties, a private marina, safe streets, and world-class amenities that embody the famed South Florida resort-style living.

To date, Cocoplum consists of 302 estate homes, including 172 waterfront residencies, a neighborhood meticulously planned to perfect the combination of nature's beauty with architectural distinction.

And you know what else Cocoplum has got down to a T? LOCATION.

Yes, folks, Cocoplum is located in one of the best spots a community can be in, where you can reach all of the city's top neighborhoods and areas literally in MINUTES! 

Coconut Grove, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, South Beach, Downtown Miami-- the list goes on!

And you know what that means? 

A full-circle Miami travel experience served on a silver platter! 

No doubt, Cocoplum locals are living the life, spoilt of choices others just dream of!

Shopping, dining, travel, and entertainment? 

I've got all that covered!

Here are the top five things you can do in around Cocoplum.

5 Things to Do in Cocoplum

While gated and exclusive Cocoplum isn't a runner-up for Miami's top tourist destination, it offers locals and their guests the best draw a neighborhood can have-- the perfect location for a complete Miami experience.

The secluded community borders the Gables Waterway and the Biscayne Bay edge and is conveniently located within "The City Beautiful" Coral Gables.

Shopping, entertainment, and dining--three significant factors of great travel-- Cocoplum has that covered! 

And though the waterfront community is more a residential enclave than a public tourist spot, it has all the elements an ideal travel destination should have. 

How lucky can Cocoplum residents get?

But if you ever find yourself nearby Cocoplum, there's nothing like knowing you're way around the best dining spots in the area, agree? 

You're bound to get hungry one way or another!

So in an ode to Coral Gables' extensive dining scene (that Cocoplum shares, just in case you didn't know!), I'll let you in on the best restaurants in town!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Cocoplum

Thanks to its dreamy spot within Coral Gables, finding a delicious dessert place near Cocoplum is more than possible-- it's a given!

A one-of-a-kind waterfront neighborhood bordering the Gables Waterway and the edge of Biscayne Bay, Cocoplum is the epitome of South Florida's resort-style living, nestled within one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods, "The City Beautiful," Coral Gables. 

And, aside from its world-class amenities and lush, tropical foliage, Cocoplum is famous for its location, boasting proximity to areas and communities that play a significant role in Miami's thriving dining scene. 

So, if you're down for a round of dessert or two around Cocoplum, don't skip this awesome read!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Cocoplum

Cocoplum Grove Neighborhood Video

Coral Gables
Dubbed "The City Beautiful" with its tree-lined boulevards, ivy-covered mansions, and lavishly green avenues winding through the residential city, Coral Gables stands out as a rare pearl in South Florida.

Located in Miami-Dade County, southwest of Downtown Miami, Coral Gables is a Mediterranean-themed planned community punctuated by civic landmarks and embellished with playful architectural features that detail the Mediterranean Revival signature style. 

It is known to be the 61st largest city in the state and is home to 50,226 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Coral Gables

Are you ready to get to know "City Beautiful" on another level? 

Coral Gables always stood out as a rare pearl in South Florida, with its lush green avenues, playful Mediterranean Revival architectural style, and civic landmarks. 

Yet, if one tries to dig deeper, one'll find that this charming city has so many quirky secrets still waiting to be discovered.

Fall in love with this Mediterranean-themed neighborhood's allure and magnetic appeal-- here are five things you may not know about Coral Gables that are bound to captivate and impress!

5 Things You May Not Know About Coral Gables

Are you ready to step into a city of tranquility and old-world flavor right in the middle of the sprawling Miami metropolis?

Widely known as one of Miami-Dade County's principal cities, Coral Gables is a Mediterranean-themed, well-planned community housing a population of slightly more than 50,000. 

Its tree-lined boulevards, ivy-covered mansions, and lavishly green avenues may leave visitors with a decidedly quaint feel compared to Miami. 

Yet, the city remains hard to be missed by tourists from around the globe. 

Explore South Florida's famed pedestrian-friendly destination and get lost in the city's Spanish-inspired charm and canopied streets amidst a bustling financial and cultural district. 

Coral Gables offers countless things to do and see, and you're bound to have an incredibly rewarding experience.

Here are the top five things you can do.

5 Things to Do in Coral Gables

Indeed, food is not just a part of an unforgettable trip but a whole exciting experience on its own. 

It's a fun and tasty way to uncover a new culture, especially when you're not planning to spend a long time in a foreign destination.

The restaurant scene at Coral Gables is what most would refer to as a moveable feast. 

It is a veritable mecca of fine dining, with the highest density of quality restaurants compared to any city in South Florida, yet it also has its fair share of hidden gems and cozy food stops spread throughout the city.

And as this beautiful neighborhood continues to evolve, its culinary variety also surprises our palates with a slew of new eateries offering different types of flavors, techniques, and exciting cuisines the community has never seen before. 

Pull up a chair and get ready for an appetizing journey to the city of tree-lined boulevards, ivy-covered mansions, and historical landmarks.

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coral Gables

There's not a lot of convincing needed when it comes to dessert.

Sweet tooth or not, a few bites of these sweet treats put you on a warm, fuzzy journey to your happy place, singing of rainbows and candy-colored unicorns. 

But if putting you in a good mood isn't enough to warrant the extra calories, there are actually surprising (but limited) health benefits involved in indulging in that saccharine delight that comes at the end of each meal.

Whatever the case, dessert connoisseurs will be happy to know that Coral Gables is a neighborhood brimming with shops and dessert places where you chill and enjoy some of the yummiest desserts you can find. 

And if you're looking for the best of the best, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try in the area.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coral Gables

Coral Gables Neighborhood Video

Coral Terrace and Flagami

A couple of vibrant little towns in the Miami Metropolitan area, Flagami and Coral Terrace, are relatively small residential neighborhoods nestled west of Little Havana and east of Fontainebleau.

Flagami is roughly defined as south and east of Tamiami Canal, north of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), bisected by Flagler Street. 

It is also just south of Miami International Airport and Blue Lagoon, a famous water park in Doral Golf Resort.

On a map of Miami proper, Flagami is the distinct "tail" that juts out of the west border of the city. 

Flagami is home to 44,533 as of the latest US Census. Coral Terrace is roughly defined as west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), east of (SR 959/SW 67th Avenue), south of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and north of Bird Road (SR 979/SW 40th Street).

Tropical Park is within minutes of Coral Terrace. 

Many locals love the park because of the tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, the picnic facilities, the boxing center, and the long winding trails for cyclists, walkers, and runners. 

Approximately 1,500,000 people visit Tropical Park every year.

Coral Terrace is home to 24,376 as of the latest US Census.

Explore Coral Terrace and Flagami

Two of the more affordable living options amidst the Miami metropolitan area (a rarity!), Flagami and Coral Terrace, are suburban communities west of Little Havana,  east of Fontainebleau, and south of Miami International Airport and Blue Lagoon.

Flagami is roughly defined as south and east of Tamiami Canal, north of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and west of Red Road (SR 959/West 57th Avenue), bisected by Flagler Street. 

If you look at it on a map of Miami proper, Flagami is the distinct "tail" that juts out of the west border of the city. 

Coral Terrace is roughly defined as west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), east of (SR 959/SW 67th Avenue), south of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and north of Bird Road (SR 979/SW 40th Street). 

While the neighborhoods are more famous for their unpretentious homes and proximity to the downtown area, locals will tell you that Flagami and Coral Terrace are more than their real estate. 

In fact, the communities are among the up-and-coming neighborhoods in West Miami, not only for their livability but also for their part in Miami's success in its tourism industry. 

Of course, there are plenty more that meet the eye, so let's get to know Flagami and Coral Terrace better! 

Here are five things you may not know about Flagami and Coral Terrace.

5 Things You May Not Know About Coral Terrace and Flagami

A non-pretentious, vibrant residential enclave nestled in metro Miami, Flagami and Coral Terrace are choice picks for locals looking for affordable living near Downtown Miami-- and one that should be on Miami's bucket list of tourist destinations too!

A portmanteau of its main thoroughfares, Flagler Street, and the Tamiami Canal that flows along its western edge, Flagami is roughly defined as south and east of Tamiami Canal, north of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and west of Red Road (SR 959/West 57th Avenue), bisected by Flagler Street. 

It is also just south of Miami International Airport and Blue Lagoon, a famous water park in Doral Golf Resort.

On a map of Miami proper, Flagami is the distinct "tail" that juts out of the west border of the city. 

And if it's your first time visiting this boot-shaped town, you better read up 'coz I'm here to tell you how to enjoy Flagami to the fullest! 

Coral Terrace is roughly defined as west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), east of (SR 959/SW 67th Avenue), south of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and north of Bird Road (SR 979/SW 40th Street). 

Tropical Park is within minutes of Coral Terrace. 

Here are the top five things you can do in these areas.

5 Things to Do in Coral Terrace and Flagami

For top-tier dining around West Miami, look to Coral Terrace and Flagami, two suburban communities that offer exciting Latin American eats and an array of world-class cuisines that help define Miami's melting pot of food and culture.

Flagami's area is roughly defined as south and east of Tamiami Canal, north of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and west of Red Road (SR 959/West 57th Avenue), bisected by Flagler Street. 

Meanwhile, Coral Terrace is west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), east of SR 959/SW 67th Avenue, south of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and north of Bird Road (SR 979/SW 40th Street). 

While not these two communities are not the top picks for Miami tourists (especially first-timers), you might change your mind when you see (and taste!) their rich culinary scenes!

For starters, Argentinian, Cuban, Mexican, Dominican, and Peruvian are the top food options you can try in Flagami and Coral Terrace. 

At these neighborhoods, you'll find lineups of restaurants around the neighborhoods' perimeters, plus several hidden gems at every block. 

And you'll also have other cuisines to explore while you're here!

No foodie in their right mind will let an opportunity like this pass!

So, let's start with a few faves from around the block, shall we?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Coral Terrace and Flagami

For an unforgettable West Miami dessert experience, visit Flagami and Coral Terrace, two suburban neighborhoods west of Little Havana, east of Fontainebleau, and south of Miami International Airport and Blue Lagoon.

Flagami's area is roughly defined as south and east of Tamiami Canal, north of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and west of Red Road (SR 959/West 57th Avenue), bisected by Flagler Street. 

If you look at it on a map of Miami proper, Flagami is the distinct "tail" that juts out of the west border of the city. 

Coral Terrace is roughly defined as west of Red Road (SR 959/SW 57th Avenue), east of (SR 959/SW 67th Avenue), south of Tamiami Trail (US 41/South Eighth Street), and north of Bird Road (SR 979/SW 40th Street). 

While more famous for its affordable living options amidst the Miami metropolitan area (a rarity!), Flagami is also in a centric location, which offers proximity to top West Miami neighborhoods that boast an array of sweet and savory food destinations. 

Not to mention, it also has a couple of local sweet spots, so you'll never run out of options!

If you're a sweet tooth, you'll want to stay for the encore! 

I'm here to give you a low-down on the best, trip-worthy sweet treats in and AROUND Flagami and Coral Terrace!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Coral Terrace and Flagami

Coral Terrace and Flagami Neighborhood Video

Cutler Bay

Feast your eyes on Cutler Bay, the youngest municipality in Miami-Dade County!

Located in the southern part of the county, Cutler Bay is a beautiful coastal community offering an array of natural and cultural attractions for locals and tourists alike.

The town was established and incorporated in 2005 and mostly consists of residential neighborhoods bearing an active and growing population. 

It is the 73rd largest community in Florida, an area ripe for exploration.

 The South Dade town is close to Palmetto Bay, the Village of Parks.

It is home to 44,222 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Cutler Bay

Are you ecstatic to get to know Miami-Dade County's youngest municipality a little better?

While Cutler Bay is not a tourist's go-to destination, just like most suburbs in Miami, the beautiful coastal community offers an array of natural and cultural attractions that holds the interests of residents and tourists alike. 

And, if you look deeper into this blossoming town, you'll be surprised at how charmingly liveable Cutler Bay is-- inside and out!

Widen your knowledge about Florida's 73rd largest community, an area ripe for progress and exploration-- here are five things you may not know about Cutler Bay that will leave you in awe!

5 Things You May Not Know About Cutler Bay

Allow yourself to savor peace and calm in this beautiful coastal community and enjoy an unmatched travel experience like no other.

Say hello to Cutler Bay, the youngest municipality of Miami-Dade County.

Established in 2005, the suburban town consists of residential neighborhoods, the primary reason why it's not as tourist-heavy as its counterparts, more specifically, Palmetto Bay.

Nevertheless, the family-friendly community takes pride in its offerings of natural and cultural attractions that can overwhelm a young adventurer's heart.

Yes, Cutler Bay is an area ripe for progress and exploration. 

So go ahead, take a chance, travel, and uncover the true beauty of this simple, close-knit neighborhood. 

You'll find that there are so much more fun and exciting things to do in this peaceful suburb-- only if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Cutler Bay

Are you psyched to taste incredible food like no other?

Trying out new cuisines when traveling is a great way to know a culture through your palate. 

Not to mention, a tasty and satisfying way to do it, too!

And while Cutler Bay is far from what you'd call happening and eventful, unlike, say, Brickell or South Beach, the beautiful coastal community is home to some amazing food spots that could give popular Miami restaurants a run for their money! 

The youngest municipality in Miami-Dade County surprises our tummies with main arteries that provide a wide range of cuisines and places to relax with friends and family, so skip the national franchises and hit up locally beloved spots!

Enjoy a mix of Mexican, Asian, BBQ, and other South American cuisines -- here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Cutler Bay

Re-energize your appetites and indulge in the pleasures of eating once again-- desserts are the perfect finale to any savory meal and a sweet surprise that can fill your tummy with a familiar satisfaction.

Whether it's a donut, some thick, fudgy brownies, a slice of cake, or a big glass of iced cold milkshake, letting your logic take a back seat to savor your dessert every once in a while is never a bad thing.

It's all about feeding the soul with food that will make you feel like you've found "heaven" on earth-- and no, we're not exaggerating. Desserts really are heaven-sent!

So, if you ever find yourself within the vicinity, take a chance and check out the overwhelming number of dessert shops and stops you'll find at Cutler Bay!

To help you on your quest to find the biggest contenders in the area, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Cutler Bay

Cutler Bay Neighborhood Video


Design District

A pineapple farm transformed into one of the world's greatest shopping areas-- welcome to The Miami Design District.

Spanning 18 square blocks just north of I-195 and Midtown Miami, this exciting shopping and arts district lies south of Lemon City (Little Haiti), roughly bound by North 36 St (US 27) to the south, North 43rd Street to the north, West First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Boulevard to its east.

The trendy neighborhood is the brainchild of visionary developer and art collector Craig Robins, who has also helped revitalize the famous Miami beach destination, South Beach. 

It is home to 3,380 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Design District

All eyes are on The Miami Design District, a sophisticated and inviting international destination for fashion, art, architecture, and fine dining.

It's one of Miami's biggest transformations, a neighborhood boasting a treasure trove of luxury fashion boutiques, edgy art galleries, engaging public art, and trendy restaurants-- all thanks to the visionary developer and art collector Craig Robins!

The luxurious community is located south of Lemon City (Little Haiti), roughly bound by North 36 St (US 27) to the south, North 43rd Street to the north, West First Avenue to the west, and Biscayne Boulevard to the east.

With its ideal location, almost right smack in the middle of everything that makes up Miami, there's not a dull moment when you're in The District.

But what really makes this vibrant district stand out from the rest, you ask?

I'm here to show you what lies beneath the neighborhood's curated and cultured facade!

Here are five things you may not know about The Miami Design District that will make you swoon!

5 Things You May Not Know About Design District

Known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores, and art galleries, The Design District is a luxurious Miami neighborhood that's hard to ignore.

Who would've thought that this vibrant and sophisticated community was once a pineapple farm and then a forgotten enclave brimming with abandoned, dilapidated warehouses?

Now, spanning 18 square blocks of fashion, art, and world-class dining, The Miami Design District stands tall with other trendy neighboring cities, with Wynwood and Midtown a stone's throw away from the area. 

So, how does one get the best out of Miami's treasure trove of luxury fashion boutiques, edgy art galleries, engaging public art, and trendy restaurants?

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Design District

Have you worked up an appetite after all that ultra-high-end shopping at The District?

Well then, sate your hunger with the best eats in town!

While The Miami Design District mostly brings visitors in droves for its designer boutiques, chic galleries, and art showrooms, it's not one to be beaten when it comes to its wide array of culinary offerings! 

I mean, is there any better activity to do in between exploring and shopping than eating?

From food trucks to projects from Michelin-caliber chefs, The Miami Design District wows locals and visitors with world-class menus catering to the mega-spendy, the thriftiest, and the in-betweens! 

And I'm telling you, it's not one to be missed!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Design District

Traveling to THE Miami Design District calls for a rigorous hunt for the best-tasting dessert in town!

Really, it's a no-brainer! We're talking about Miami's treasure trove of luxury fashion boutiques, edgy art galleries, engaging public art, AND TRENDY RESTAURANTS here! 

There's bound to be a perfect spot for a sweet treat, maybe in almost every corner you look, even!

All those donuts, cookies, pastries, milkshakes, and ice cream? 

Ahh, the possibilities are endless, I tell you!

There's really no better place to fulfill all your dessert fantasies other than The Miami Design District!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Design District

Design District Neighborhood Video

Doral

Say ¡Hola to South Florida's very own "Doralzuela," and marvel at the beauty of this thriving residential city of fairways and fine living!  

Incorporated on January 28, 2003, Doral is one of the thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County and is conveniently located a mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami.

Doral occupies 15 square miles of land area, bordered on the west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, to the north by the Town of Medley, to the east by the Palmetto Expressway, and to the South by the City of Sweetwater. 

It is one of the principal cities of the Miami metropolitan area.

The neighborhood is home to 75,699 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Doral

Open your hearts to South Miami's very own "Doralzuela," a city oozing rich South American culture beyond compare! 

Welcome to Doral, one of the thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County, conveniently located a mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami.

The residential city features exciting shopping and entertainment complexes, gorgeous city parks, world-class golf courses, a thriving municipality of fairways, and fine living, often visited by tourists from around the globe looking to experience Miami at its best. 

And if you try to get to know this fast-growing city a tad better, Doral is bound to surprise you and charm you even more, maybe even beyond your wildest imaginations!    

It's time to put a spotlight on one of South Florida's best-kept secrets-- watch the famed municipality shine brighter!

Here are five things you may not know about Doral that are sure to amaze and delight you!

5 Things You May Not Know About Doral

Tickle your imagination and lift your spirits with a trip to Miami's very own "Doralzuela," and experience a South Florida trip to remember!

Say ¡Hola to Doral, one of the thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County, conveniently located a mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami.

Home to exciting shopping and entertainment complexes, picturesque city parks, and world-class golf courses, the principal city offers tourists, and locals access to first-rate cuisine, a vibrant art scene, and a wide array of events and activities that span cultures. 

Yet, surprisingly, it's not all that Doral offers.

Grab your suitcase, fill it up with all your travel essentials, and get ready to plan a Doral trip of a lifetime!

An escapade to one of the top fastest-growing cities in the country is bound to surprise you and charm you even more, maybe even beyond your wildest imaginations!    

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Doral

Fill your mouths with a blast of vibrant flavors and all sorts of spices rolled into one big bite-- and watch as your tummies crave for a thousand more!

It's safe to say that most, if not all, people know there's more to Doral than annual golf tournaments and standstill traffic. 

There's affordable housing, a top-notched shopping scene, and a pumping nightlife and entertainment. 

And the food, you say? 

Well, let's just say most Doral eats aren't fancy or full of themselves, but it encapsulates everything great about eating in Miami!

We're talking about a massive array of inexpensive spots representing a broad swath of Latin American countries-- anything and everything you could ever want! 

And when I say everything, 

I mean EVERYTHING!

Yes, ladies and gents, there's always a delicious reason to get in that car for a drive to Doral.

From your good 'ole approachable, family-run places to five-star dining (of course, they've got that too!), Doral's culinary offerings are bound to satisfy any palate-- no matter the cost!

Are you ready to dig in?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Doral

Get your mouth ready for an unforgettable swirl of flavors that will make you crave and drool beyond your wildest imagination!

Dessert can be a huge game-changer, don't you think?

Imagine a small, sweet plate of dessert instantly lifting the mood or enhancing an experience. 

Yeah, I know most sweet tooths can relate!

A sip from that milkshake, a bite from your go-to donut, a spoonful of cake, and a lick of your favorite ice cream flavor-- dessert reminds you to savor simple pleasures that you can look back on and reminisce as you grow older.

And if you're on a hunt for the perfect dessert destination, then a trip to Doral may be the ultimate vacation that you're craving!

Are you ready for a toothachingly sweet Doral ride you're bound to remember?

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Doral

Doral Neighborhood Video


Downtown Miami

Feast your eyes on Downtown Miami, the urban city center of Magic City!

Dubbed as Miami's "Central Business District," Downtown Miami is the cityscape of glittering skyscrapers over Biscayne Bay, a hub of international finance, dining, arts, and entertainment, much like its neighboring community, Brickell.

The popular neighborhood is divided by the Miami River, bordered by Midtown (Edgewater and Wynwood) to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east, Civic Center and Overtown to the west, and Coconut Grove to the south.

It is home to 15,688 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Downtown Miami

Watch as the charming secrets of Miami's beloved downtown neighborhood unfold.

Dubbed Miami's "Central Business District," Downtown Miami is the cityscape of glittering skyscrapers over Biscayne Bay, a hub of international finance, dining, arts, and entertainment.

It's a neighborhood popular with tourists around the globe, as it blossoms with nightlife, a vibrant art scene, rich history, and a rich Latin American and Caribbean-influenced culture to boot.

And while it may be quite hard to believe, a community as popular as Downtown Miami still has a few untold facts and secrets.

Are you starting to be intrigued?

Read on and get to know Miami's urban city center a little more intimately.

Here are five things you may not know about Downtown Miami that leave you dumbfounded!

5 Things You May Not Know About Downtown Miami

Discover the true beauty of Magic City's urban city center, and reward yourself with a full day (or a lifetime) of history, nightlife, and a rich Miami culture!

Say hello to Downtown Miami, Miami's "Central Business District," a hub of international finance, dining, arts, and entertainment, complete with a cityscape of glittering skyscrapers over Biscayne Bay.

But if you think this is as awesome as Downtown Miami can get, well, you have another thing coming! 

So, go ahead and get your engine running! 

A trip to Downtown Miami presents endless possibilities and fun memories that will last for a lifetime!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Downtown Miami

Discover the culinary treasure that lies in Magic City's downtown neighborhood and welcome the delicious, bursting flavors that embed in your minds and palates for a lifetime!

It's not a secret that the best restaurants in Miami are its local gems. 

These are places that locals and tourists turn to for delicious meals and a great time, spoiling our palates with a perfect combination of extremes. 

These food spots range from white tablecloth fine dining and trendy diners leading the way in culinary innovation to tried-and-tested cheap eats that never, ever disappoint.

And where do you find some of the city's most interesting eats, you ask? 

Well, look no further! 

These unforgettable dining stops lie in the heart of downtown— just north of the bridge that connects Brickell and Downtown.

In fact, there's no neighborhood that better embodies Miami’s world-class cuisine extremes quite like Downtown Miami!

So, braise yourself for a mouthwatering meal in the city's best! 

From dining rooms full of fancy people to cash-only joints and cafeterias with no AC, there’s a restaurant for every kind of foodie, mood, and budget in this neighborhood!

I hope you're hungry!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Downtown Miami

Let all sweet flavors party in your mouth and relish the joy of that first, unforgettable bite.

Have you already thanked the heavens for the wonderful creation of dessert?

These wonderful after-meal treats are the perfect addition to the menu, an ultimate ending to a hearty meal-- in all their delicious shapes, types, and sizes.

And as times change, these decadent delights continuously evolve, surprising our taste buds with bursting flavors and out-of-this-world combos.

So if you're down for a front seat to this top-notch (and mouthwatering!) evolution, come to Downtown Miami, and see what I'm talking about up close!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami Neighborhood Video


Edgewater

Marvel at the beauty of Edgewater,  an up-and-coming neighborhood in Miami, Florida.

As the name indicates, Edgewater is a small coastal slice of mainland Miami, a residential community covering about 1.68 square miles. 

It lies between Midtown and the Upper East Side to the north and downtown Miami to the south. 

Meanwhile, its official eastern border lies a few miles out in the Intracoastal Waterway, as the district also has jurisdiction over Pace Picnic Island, about 3/4 mile offshore.

Since there are multiple north, south, east, and west borders surrounding Edgewater, it’s easiest to look at the map below  

It is home to 11,570 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Edgewater

The up-and-coming neighborhood of South Miami deserves the spotlight!

A small coastal slice of mainland Miami, Edgewater is a residential community nestled between Midtown and downtown Miami. 

Nonetheless, it's still far enough from the bustling district to enjoy its own identity.

In fact, it's one of the city's most well-kept secrets.  

So, get to know Edgewater more intimately and understand why this walkable, uprising enclave deserves a visit-- or maybe, a lifetime stay!

Here are five things you may not know about Edgewater that will make your hearts swoon!

5 Things You May Not Know About Edgewater

Unravel Miami's most well-kept secret and immerse yourself in this blossoming residential enclave to your heart's content!

Welcome to Edgewater, a small coastal slice of mainland Miami, the city's most up-and-coming neighborhood.

A quiet community off the beaten path, generally overlooked by tourists, Edgewater provides a laid-back, nature-oriented yet urban lifestyle with easy access to the Downtown Arts District, the Wynwood Arts District, the Design District, Brickell, and South Beach.

One could say it's a perfect area to experience the very best of what Magic City has to offer, nestled right smack in the middle of art, culture, nature, and shopping-- and everything in between!

So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable trip-- you'll find that there's much more Edgewater has in store for you if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Edgewater

Are you ready to spoil your palates with unforgettable meals in Edgewater?

If you're a proud Edgewater local or one who frequents the area, you'll know that the neighborhood brims with great food spots boasting world-class cuisine.

Of course, it's a bare minimum, something expected of an uprising residential enclave, not to mention its proximity to downtown Miami! 

In fact, in this day and age, it seems as if restaurants are springing up from the ground almost overnight with no exaggeration whatsoever! 

Although, it's not uncommon not to notice all the highrises in the area.

Yes, Edgewater's food scene is growing like crazy (while keeping small neighborhood spots intact, nonetheless). 

And let me tell you, everyone's feeling the wave of new flavors and creative approaches to cuisine that play a role in the evolution of the town's diverse mix of culinary cultures!

From low-key to fine dining, pizza to modern fusion, Asian to the Mediterranean, and much more - there’s a restaurant for every kind of foodie, mood, and budget in this gem of a neighborhood that Edgewater locals proudly call home.

Are you ready for the burst of flavors?  

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Edgewater

Reward yourself with a decadent treat and let your emotions run wild as your tongues dance in victory. 

Ah, dessert, the most awaited part of every meal. 

With different types and flavors, these sweet and savory delicacies make our palates tingle and re-ignite our appetites once more, even after a hefty, king-sized spread.

Think I'm exaggerating? Say that to a sweet tooth if you dare!

So, if you're game for a day of dessert overloading or a lifetime, if you plan on staying, come to Edgewater and see what I'm talking about first-hand!

Brownies, donuts, ice cream, fro-yo, and pastries of all sorts-- name it, this up-and-coming neighborhood's got it for you!

If you ever find yourself within the vicinity, take a chance and check out the overwhelming number of dessert shops and stops you'll find at Edgewater!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Edgewater

Edgewater Neighborhood Video

Fisher Island

A sliver of an artificial island famous for expensive real estate and top-notch amenities, Miami's Fisher Island is the perfect example of an ultra-private island PARADISE.

The elite luxury oasis, with a total of only 216 acres, sits at the southern tip of Miami Beach and east of downtown Miami, across Biscayne Bay. 

It boasts a convenient distance from the shores of Miami at only three miles and is a stone's throw from the sophisticated glamour of South Beach.

The island is only accessible by an exclusive ferry or private boats and helicopters. 

It is home to 467 people living in 218 households as of the latest US Census.

Explore Fisher Island

Fisher Island is an exclusive paradise nestled three miles from Miami.

Many of you know the artificial Miami-Dade County island for its expensive real estate and top-notch amenities and have probably daydreamed of living here one day. 

It's a neighborhood where people ride large yachts, golf carts, and luxury cars instead of buses and trains. 

It boasts condo complexes, all with a uniform look often described as "Spanish mansions," reflecting their Mediterranean Revival Style, carrying a distinctive feature of clay-shingle Spanish rooves, typical of Mediterranean architecture.

No crowds, almost-zero tourists, world-class convenience, and exclusivity and luxury at its finest. 

In other words, life on Fisher Island is the coveted life of the rich and famous. 

That said, it may be hard for just anyone to come across the famed island's magical secrets, and it's a good thing you've got me!

That's right! 

I'm here to share a few fun facts about Fisher Island that will have you swooning over this luxurious wonderland EVEN MORE!

Here are five things you may not know about Fisher Island.

5 Things You May Not Know About Fisher Island

A quaint, man-made island coveted for its luxurious real estate with world-class amenities, Fisher Island is a sight to behold-- if you ever get the chance to steal a glimpse of it!

You see, this ultra-private artificial island, with a total of 216 acres, sitting at the southern tip of Miami Beach and east of downtown Miami, across Biscayne Bay, is only accessible by an exclusive ferry or private boats and helicopters owned by its residents. 

And let me tell you, this gated community is not just open to ANYONE. 

You'll have to be a resident or a guest to get access. 

In fact, getting inside the island is considered a privilege in itself! 

And even that's taking it lightly! 

So when you DO get the opportunity to see the "hidden" beauty of Fisher Island, how do you get the most out of it?

You're in luck, 'coz that's what I'm here for!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do on Fisher Island

A sliver of an artificial island known to be the USA's wealthiest zip code, Fisher Island is a dream island paradise for peeps who value privacy and exclusivity-- and those who can afford it.

Imagine being able to build an (expensive) home within an elite luxury oasis, peacefully nestled on the sparkling blue waters of beautiful Biscayne Bay, only MINUTES away from the mainland. 

If that doesn't scream filthy rich and AMAZING, I don't know what will! 

So, if you're one of the LUCKY ones allowed to explore Fisher Island, you're probably getting your itinerary ready to experience it all and planning your menu throughout your stay!

Although guests can only choose from a few dining options, Fisher Island is conveniently located three miles from Miami shores and is a stone's throw from the sophisticated glamour of South Beach, so you can just hop on the ferry and experience the signature Miami food scene. 

That is when you get around to quitting the bum life and lazying around the ULTRA-PRIVATE Fisher Island beach.

So, get your pens out and start jotting these restaurant names down! 

I'll give you the low-down on-the-top eats in and around the neighborhood.

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner on Fisher Island

Hailed as the country's wealthiest zip code, Fisher Island is the perfect example of an ultra-private island PARADISE.

Aside from its expensive real estate and world-class amenities, the elite luxury oasis is sought-after for its exclusivity and peaceful setting on the sparkling blue waters of beautiful Biscayne Bay, despite being only MINUTES from the mainland. 

And when I say PRIVATE and EXCLUSIVE, I mean only residents and their guests can go in and out of the island through an exclusive ferry or private boats and helicopters!

So, if you get the chance to get a glimpse of Fisher Island, it's inevitable to feel like you have to experience everything 'coz you don't know if there'll be a "next time" unless you're filthy rich like the rest of the folks on the island! 

Of course, one of the top ways to get to know a foreign destination is through its food, particularly the 'sweet' station, if you know what I mean!

Although dining and pretty much everything is limited on Fisher Island (as it's not exactly a tourist destination), the neighborhood is only three miles from Miami shores and a stone's throw from the sophisticated glamour of South Beach, so you won't feel like you're missing out!

That said, let me hook you up with the best desserts around Fisher Island-- and across it-- to satisfy that dessert craving!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert on Fisher Island

Fisher Island Neighborhood Video


Florida City

Drive south of Miami, north of the famous Florida Keys, and you'll find yourself in Florida City, a rural green oasis offering a well-deserved downtime from the hustle and bustle of Miami.

Incorporated more than a century ago, Florida City is one of the southernmost cities in mainland Florida, known primarily as a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. 

The city lies to the south and west of and is contiguous with Homestead (hence, the greater Homestead-Florida City area), 18 miles southwest of Kendall and 28 miles southwest of Miami.

It is home to 11,928 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Florida City

A rural green oasis offering locals and tourists offering a well-deserved downtime from the hustle and bustle of Miami-- yes, that pretty much sums up the charm and innate beauty of Florida city.

Nestled in proximity to Miami's OTHER major agricultural area and green hub, Homestead, Florida city also serves as a highly-needed escape from the city noise and busyness of Metro Miami.

In fact, the city's serene exterior may be one of the reasons why tourists overlook its beauty and potential. 

Yet, when all of Florida city's charming factors come together, the neighborhood's bound to hit all of your tourism sweet spots in a flash! 

"The Gateway to the Florida Keys and Everglades," a fitting nickname for all that's Florida city. 

A short-but-sweet stop to endless fun and possibilities! 

Of course, it's only the tip of the iceberg-- there's so much more to uncover from this simple-but-memorable community!

Here are five things you may not know about Florida city that will amaze you and enchant you even more!

5 Things You May Not Know About Florida City

Are you ready to experience Florida City at its finest? This rural oasis is just the quick trip that you need to silence the busyness and bustle of Metro Miami!

Incorporated more than a century ago, Florida City is one of the southernmost cities in mainland Florida, known primarily as a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. 

The city lies to the south and west of and is contiguous with Homestead (hence, the greater Homestead-Florida City area), 18 miles southwest of Kendall and 28 miles southwest of Miami.

Imagine a green neighborhood offering fresh air, a small-town feel, and proximity to the Everglades and The Keys without needing to leave the creature comforts of the city! Yes, this pretty much sums up Florida City, in my opinion! 

So, if you're looking to get the best out of Miami-Dade County's "gateway" to all the natural wonders of Florida, this is the guide you need!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Florida City

A suburb boasting abundant farm-to-table dining choices, authentic Cuban eats, and a little bit of everything-- can it get any better than this?

Incorporated more than a century ago, Florida City is one of the southernmost cities in mainland Florida, known primarily as a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. 

The city lies to the south and west of and is contiguous with Homestead (hence, the greater Homestead-Florida City area), 18 miles southwest of Kendall and 28 miles southwest of Miami.

With its proximity to both Everglades and The Keys, it's the perfect pitstop to satisfy all your hunger pangs and cravings during your travel!

So, let's dive into all the culinary treasures Florida City has to offer!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Florida City

A day at this simple, nature-abundant suburb calls for a big plate of dessert-- and Florida City gives you all that AND MORE!

Think of all the possibilities for sweet tooths like you and me! From cold treats to warm, baked desserts, your palates will be dancing to all the flavors!

And the good news about traveling to Florida City? 

It's so close to Homestead you can have a taste of their desserts, too!

Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!

I'm sure the experience will be more than satisfying!

So, are you ready for a sweet and memorable escape to Florida City?

It doesn't get any better than this, I tell you!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Florida City

Florida City Neighborhood Video

Gables Estates

A legendary private community nestled just beyond Old Cutler Road, Gables Estates is one of Coral Gables' richest and most esteemed neighborhoods that feature quiet waterfront living with a modern spin on sophisticated luxury.

Gables Estates is bordered by the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay, on the southern edge of Coral Gables and east of Old Cutler Road. 

It encompasses more than 200 acres of shoreline plus a private 200-acre lagoon. 

To date, Gables Estates is a community of 192 spacious lots and is part of Florida's most prestigious addresses.

It is home to 4,629 residents as of the latest US Census. 

Explore Gables Estates

A haven of high-quality mansions and estates on water, Gables Estates exudes sophisticated luxury that one (without a ridiculous amount of cash) can only dream of.

The private and secluded community lies beyond Old Cutler Road and is at the southernmost tip of Coral Gables. 

It is iconic for its mansions that breathe sophisticated hybrid living, the epiphany of exceptional waterfront properties in South Florida.

Due to the Gables Estate real estate's steep-price point, only ultra-luxury buyers have the luxury (per se) to live in the prestigious residential enclave-- and you'll notice that it translates to the public information about the neighborhood you can pull up online.

Yes, folks, information about Gables Estates is close to non-existent. 

And while it only shows how much the waterfront community values its residents' privacy and security, it may also cause intimidation to those who can only dream of living in Gables Estates.

Let's break that longstanding barrier, shall we?

Here are five things you may not know about Gables Estates.

5 Things You May Not Know About Gables Estates

When they said that Gables Estates reflects living in perfection, they weren't kidding! 

Its luxury, vast spaces, waterfront access, beautiful homes, obtainable city conveniences, and peaceful living rolled into one heck of a residential enclave!

One of the most exclusive communities worldwide and among the most prestigious addresses in the USA, Gables Estates is a legendary private neighborhood nestled just beyond Old Cutler Road and is part of the Coral Gables community. 

It is one of the city's most affluent and esteemed neighborhoods boasting quiet waterfront living with a modern spin on sophisticated luxury.

The locale, bordered by the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay, on the southern edge of Coral Gables, and east of Old Cutler Road, encompasses more than 200 acres of shoreline plus a private 200-acre lagoon.  

But luxurious estates and lush, tropical surroundings aren't the only draws that comprise Gables Estates' charm. 

It's also close to amazing beaches, world-class retail facilities, and natural, cultural, and artistic attractions, so finding things to do near Gables Estates won't be a problem, regardless of budget or interests!

Here are the top five things you can do in around Gables Estates.

5 Things to Do Near Gables Estates

Despite its secluded location on the beautiful Biscayne Bay waters and the 24/7 security around its perimeters, the legendary community of Gables Estates is spoilt for choice when it comes to drinking and dining, thanks to Coral Gables!

The luxurious waterfront neighborhood is bordered by the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay, on the southern edge of Coral Gables and east of Old Cutler Road. It encompasses more than 200 acres of shoreline plus a private 200-acre lagoon.

To date, Gables Estates is a community of 192 spacious lots and is part of Florida's most prestigious addresses.

And whenever locals and lucky tourists get hungry around here, they have no doubt in mind that they'll reach their favorite restaurant in minutes-- even before their tummies start rumbling in protest!

So, let's get the ball rolling and discover the best eats around Gables Estates and its nearby areas!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Gables Estates

Luxurious and modern sophisticated living is never complete without city conveniences, including delicious desserts to make the experience 'sweeter.' 

Gables Estates boasts all that and more, thanks to its perfect location within "City Beautiful!"

The private waterfront community is bordered by the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay, on the southern edge of Coral Gables, and east of Old Cutler Road. 

It encompasses more than 200 acres of shoreline plus a private 200-acre lagoon. 

But its grandeur isn't limited to its expansive estates and lush tropical foliage. Gables Estates is also a quick drive away from top-notch bakeries, ice cream shops, and dessert spots that offer the perfect ending to any meal-- or a pick-me-up treat for when life gets too heavy to handle.

So, if you'll ever need a scoop of ice cream or a bite of your favorite cookie to put a smile on your face, check out some of my favorite sweet stops around Gables Estates!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Gables Estates

Gables Estates Neighborhood Video

Golden Beach

A neighborhood considered one of the million-dollar communities in Miami-Dade County, offering waterfront luxury living at its finest! 

Welcome to Golden Beach, a town like no other! 

Covering approximately 1.8 square miles, Golden Beach is a quaint but affluent community bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, and north by the City of Hallandale Beach.

The Miami-Dade County town is among the oldest municipalities in the county, having been incorporated in 1929, almost 92 years ago. 

It is home to 913 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Golden Beach

A million-dollar Miami-Dade community that glimmers like "gold!" 

Welcome to Golden Beach, a town like no other!

Feast your eyes on Golden Beach, a quaint neighborhood of the affluent, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, and north by the City of Hallandale Beach.

With an offering of convenience in fine dining, cultural centers, professional sports venues, and world-class shopping centers, this Miami gem also promises its residents a secluded hideaway.

A lush, tropical escape from the outside world while being a short driving distance from the large urban areas of Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

It's no wonder the rich, famous, and hopeful flock over this gorgeous municipality, including celebrities and important people in various industries!

But of course, there's more to Golden Beach than what meets the eye, so read on as we put this upscale neighborhood in the spotlight!

Here are five things you may not know about Golden Beach that will make you fall in love even more!

5 Things You May Not Know About Golden Beach

Luxury real estate, an opulent yet laidback lifestyle, and a jaw-dropping private beach to have all to yourself-- this is Golden Beach.

One of the oldest municipalities in Miami-Dade County, Golden Beach is a sought-after million-dollar community bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, and north by the City of Hallandale Beach.

It is a secluded hideaway offering a lush, tropical escape from the outside world, promising residents and tourists exclusivity and privacy, with the convenience of a short driving distance to the large urban areas of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.

Indeed, a popular residential for celebrities and influencers! 

But what is there to experience in Golden Beach aside from a simple beach life?

Let me help you get the best out of this waterfront neighborhood!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Golden Beach

Ah, yes, beachside dining. 

A classic draw to most summer destinations that travelers are looking forward to experiencing. 

While Golden Beach may be a little too secluded and exclusive for your liking (no high-rise constructions and commercial developments allowed here!), it's a town that boasts convenient access to fine dining and highly acclaimed restaurants located in nearby cities like Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles, and Aventura! 

Think Mexican, Korean, Japanese, and all other world-class cuisines ready to make your mouth water! 

Whatever your palate craves, you're sure to find it around Golden Beach's surrounding areas in one easy commute! 

So, go ahead and discover the culinary gems that lie in and around Golden Beach! 

I promise you, good food is ALWAYS worth the travel!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Golden Beach

Dessert is essential.

I'm sure all sweet tooths around the world will agree. 

But even if you're not too fond of sweets, you won't find yourself NOT craving one, especially when the situation calls for it.

You know, like when you've just had a huge meal and feel like something's missing. 

Or when you're down in the dumps and you just want a quick pick-me-up.

Whatever the case may be, desserts are always a game changer and enough reason to travel! 

So, it's a good thing Golden Beach has some noteworthy choices you can try, even if they are super close to the surrounding area of Aventura 😉

No matter what your dessert bias is, this million-dollar neighborhood's got it for you! 

Of course, you may have to do a quick commute for it, but you know it's always worth the effort!

So hop in that car and go for a "sweet" ride!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Golden Beach

Golden Beach Neighborhood Video

Hialeah

A principal city of Miami and named the sixth-largest city in Florida, Hialeah is a neighborhood located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades-- and one that offers an unforgettable cultural experience.

The city sits in the heart of northwest Dade and has access to every major thoroughfare (I-75, Palmetto Expressway, Florida Turnpike, U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road).

It is located west-northwest of Miami and is one of a few places in the county to have its own street grid numbered separately from the rest of the county.

Hialeah borders Opa-Locka, Miami, and Miami Lakes and provides direct business access to both Opa-Locka Airport and Miami International Airport.

It is home to 83,871 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Hialeah

Often overlooked by tourists for more favored neighborhoods like Little Havana, Downtown Miami, and Miami's Central Business District, Brickell, Hialeah is a picturesque city nestled upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades-- and one that offers an unforgettable cultural experience.

Aside from being a Hispanic (and Cuban!) enclave for delicious food, colorful events and celebrations, and meaningful tourist spots, Hialeah also sits in the heart of northwest Dade and has a way into every major thoroughfare (I-75, Palmetto Expressway, Florida Turnpike, U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road). 

It borders Opa-Locka, Miami, and Miami Lakes and provides direct business access to both Opa-Locka Airport and Miami International Airport, as well.

Today, it almost twins Miami in terms of population and is now known to rival Orlando for its shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. 

Oh, and don't forget its emerging arts and cultural scene, one that you shouldn't miss on a trip to Hialeah!

Find out what else is in store for you on your visit to Miami's Hispanic neighborhood!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things You May Not Know About Hialeah

Often overlooked by tourists for more favored neighborhoods like Little Havana, Downtown Miami, and Miami's Central Business District, Brickell, Hialeah is a picturesque city nestled upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades-- and one that offers an unforgettable cultural experience.

Aside from being a Hispanic (and Cuban!) enclave for delicious food, colorful events and celebrations, and meaningful tourist spots, Hialeah also sits in the heart of northwest Dade and has a way into every major thoroughfare (I-75, Palmetto Expressway, Florida Turnpike, U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road). 

It borders Opa-Locka, Miami, and Miami Lakes and provides direct business access to both Opa-Locka Airport and Miami International Airport, as well.

Today, it almost twins Miami in terms of population and is now known to rival Orlando for its shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. 

Oh, and don't forget its emerging arts and cultural scene, one that you shouldn't miss on a trip to Hialeah!

Find out what else is in store for you on your visit to Miami's Hispanic neighborhood!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Hialeah

Almost everybody knows no place beats "La Ciudad Que Progresa" for the city's array of Latin American cuisines.

But the truth is, Hialeah is a land full of surprises, not only with its great eats but from its topsy-turvy street arrangements to the produce and wares you can buy while stuck in traffic. 

I dare say the overall aura of the neighborhood never ceases to amaze its visitors-- its unique architectural style, fun tourist spots, and colorful events make you feel like you're in Spain without paying a ridiculous amount on airfare.

Well, no one should expect anything less from the principal city of Miami and named the sixth-largest city in Florida.

And even though the area is known to offer some of the region's best Cuban fare, ranging from the humble frita to manhole-cover-size milanesas, Hialeah also features French bistros, stellar non-Cuban sandwich shops, Asian joints, and a lot more.

You could say it has an array of eats that offer a glimpse of Miami's true soul.

Let's start with the tried and tested, shall we?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Hialeah

Another Miami neighborhood, another chance to travel for the best desserts in town!

Welcome to Hialeah, a Hispanic neighborhood located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades-- and one that offers an unforgettable cultural experience.

But it's not just its unique architectural style, fun tourist spots, and colorful events that make this area worthy of a visit. 

Hialeah also offers some of the best-tasting desserts imaginable!

Imagine quaint bodegas serving cafecito and croquettas, delicious ice cream, or your favorite baked sweet treat-- spells (and smells) downright AMAZING!

Another great thing is that this Miami principal city of Miami and the sixth-largest city in Florida, has access to every major thoroughfare (I-75, Palmetto Expressway, Florida Turnpike, US 27 (Okeechobee Road), so getting around for a sweet taste of Magic City is effortless-- even if it involves neighborhoods OTHER than Hialeah! 

There isn't a doubt that you'll find all the sweets you're craving here -- in one way or another!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Hialeah

Hialeah Neighborhood Video


High Pines | Ponce Davis

Despite being two of Miami-Dade County's unincorporated communities, located just a few blocks from the heart of South Miami, High Pines, and Ponce Davis are sought-after premier, well-established, and exclusive neighborhoods.

High Pines is a little hamlet nestled between South Miami and the Ponce Davis area, conveniently located smack in the center of the City Pleasant, boasting wide, tree-shaded boulevards and neighborhood residential streets.

Meanwhile, Ponce Davis is a suburban pocket within an already-notable surrounding area, tucked away from the bustling metropolis but close to downtown Miami and the financial district.

There are currently 32,055 residents living in High Pines, while there are 10,500 residents in Ponce-Davis as of the latest US Census.

Explore High Pines | Ponce Davis

Two communities far from the limelight but close to the hearts of Miami locals, High Pines and Ponce Davis, are South Miami hidden gems in demand, with residents looking for privacy, exclusivity, and big Miami-style luxury residential living with a small-town personality.

High Pines is a little hamlet between South Miami and the Ponce Davis area, conveniently located smack in the center of the City Pleasant, boasting wide, tree-shaded boulevards and neighborhood residential streets.

Meanwhile, Ponce Davis is a suburban pocket within an already-notable surrounding area, tucked away from the bustling metropolis but close to downtown Miami and the financial district.

Yet, despite their alluring appeal, I bet most of you don't know a thing or two about High Pines or Ponce Davis, and you know what? 

You're not alone! 

Despite being near some of Miami's most tourist-ridden neighborhoods, not much can be said about the two highly exclusive suburban pockets. 

Frankly, I think residents like it that way.

Nevertheless, I'm here to share a few fun facts about High Pines and Ponce Davis that are bound to pique your interest!

Here are five things you may not know about High Pines and Ponce Davis.

5 Things You May Not Know About High Pines | Ponce Davis

Despite their favorable central location, a walking distance to an array of shops and dining spots in South Miami, you'll rarely hear of High Pines and Ponce Davis as famous tourist destinations.

In fact, some don't even consider them Miami tourist areas. 

These two areas are more known as residential. 

The High Pines neighborhood nestled between South Miami and the Ponce Davis area, conveniently located in the center of the City Pleasant, boasting wide, tree-shaded boulevards and neighborhood residential streets, and Ponce Davis, a suburban pocket within an already-notable surrounding area, tucked away from the bustling metropolis but close to downtown Miami and the financial district.

But your perception of these neighborhoods can all change, though, after scrolling through this blog. *wink* 

Although High Pines and Ponce Davis are residential areas with no restaurants or shopping areas, there are plenty of places to go to that are extremely close in Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Kendall.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in High Pines | Ponce Davis

Two hidden South Miami gems that feature an elusive suburban living amidst the bustling metropolis-- this is what best describes the High Pines and Ponce-Davis areas.

High Pines, a little hamlet between South Miami and the Ponce Davis area, is conveniently located smack in the center of the City Pleasant, boasting wide, tree-shaded boulevards and neighborhood residential streets.

On the other hand, Ponce Davis is a suburban pocket within an already-notable surrounding area, tucked away from the busy Metro but close to downtown Miami and the financial district.

And though these two communities often shy away from the spotlight, they boast proximity to popular Miami tourist destinations, making them the perfect places to do a round-robin of all the great eats of Miami-- in separate areas and neighborhoods!

The two areas are surrounded by communities like Coral Gables, South Miami, Downtown Miami, Brickell, and Pinecrest, so you're "technically" graced with their culinary wonders too!

Are you ready to begin your exciting culinary journey at High Pines and Ponce Davis?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here. 

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in High Pines | Ponce Davis

Two unincorporated communities nestled amidst the city's most notable tourist-ridden areas, High Pines and Ponce Davis, are part of Miami's well-established and exclusive neighborhoods.

Yet, despite their convenient locations, one smack in the center of City Pleasant, and the other, tucked away from the bustling metropolis but close to downtown Miami and the financial district, the two boast an elusive suburban living with world-class creature comforts.

Indeed, these two South Miami hidden gems are highly in demand with residents but far from the tourist limelight. 

Yet, High Pines and Ponce Davis won't back down when it comes to giving you delicious food and epic desserts!

Although High Pines and Ponce Davis are residential areas with no restaurants or shopping areas, there are plenty of places to go to that are extremely close in Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Kendall. 

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in High Pines | Ponce Davis

High Pines | Ponce Davis Neighborhood Video


Homestead

Let's all put a spotlight on Homestead, an oasis of small-town charm and the second oldest municipality, behind Miami, in Miami-Dade County!

Located about 30 minutes southwest of Miami, the city lies between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. 

It is one of the principal cities of Miami and a major agricultural area.

Homestead is also the 40th largest city in Florida and the 531st largest city in the US.

It is home to around 70,061  residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Homestead

An oasis of small-town charm and the second oldest municipality in Miami-Dade county-- raise your cups for Homestead, your next Florida destination!

Located only 30 minutes southwest of Miami, Homestead is a serene suburb that serves as a welcomed contrast to the bustling atmosphere of the Miami metropolitan area. 

Yes, ladies and gents, the bland exterior may fool you, but Homestead's got that perfect blend of history, natural beauty, choice of food products, and entertainment to hit all of your tourism sweet spots. 

And it's just a short 30 miles south of Miami, so whether you need a dose of hometown atmosphere or want the next best thing to a safari, it's the place to go!

And the best part about this homey suburb? 

It's got a lot more charm; just waiting to be discovered!

Here are five things you may not know about Homestead that will move you (and maybe even convince you to LITERALLY move)!

5 Things You May Not Know About Homestead

The second oldest municipality in Miami-Dade County is amping up its irresistible small-town charm, and this nature-filled haven is just the quick getaway that you need amid the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan area! 

Located along the Atlantic coast in southern Florida's Miami-Dade County, Homestead is an oasis of rural charm, despite being only 30 minutes south of Miami!

Yes, we're talking about an abundance of greens and blues all around, a welcoming change of atmosphere for families who'd rather avoid the high prices, exclusivity, and round-the-clock party atmosphere for which Miami is known.  

So, if you're down for a simple and meaningful trip to one of Miami's principal cities and major agricultural areas, we've got an awesome vacay planned for you!

Experience a straightforward suburban atmosphere composed of a welcoming town center, family-owned shops and restaurants, and an enticing introduction to the wealth of natural beauty.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Homestead

Think Homestead isn't more than just a few exits off the end of Florida Turnpike on the way to the famous Florida Keys?

After you find out about this small town's rich culinary scene, I'm pretty sure you're going to reconsider!

Sure, the town's nightlife and entertainment compare pretty bleakly to its Miami metropolitan neighbor, but let me tell you, Homestead's vibrant world-class cuisines are ALWAYS worth the drive!

Uncover Homestead's tasty hidden gems as we tackle the area's best restaurants of all time!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Homestead

Let this peaceful, nature-filled suburb surprise you with the sweetest, tastiest, and most satisfying desserts! 

I'm sure you'll be biting off more than you can chew-- and I mean it literally!

Think this oasis with a small-town charm is just an ordinary pitstop off the end of the Florida Turnpike on the way to The Keys? 

Yeah, think again!

This southern neighborhood boasts the most scrumptious treats OF ALL KINDS, might I add! 

Oh, and don't forget about the community's hidden dessert gems! 

I'm sure your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied!

So, my question is, are you ready for a tummy-bursting experience? 

Better get that dentist appointment ready!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Homestead

Homestead Neighborhood Video

Kendall

Welcome to Kendall, an unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, located 10 miles southwest of the city along US1.

The suburban neighborhood is bordered on the west by West Kendall, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay to its east, Sunset and Glenvar Heights to the north, and Palmetto Estates and Richmond Heights to its south. 

Other nearby communities include Cutler Ridge (5 miles to the south) and Coral Gables (8 miles to the north).

The vast area south of downtown Miami is home to 75,312 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Kendall

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries and hidden gems of one of South Miami's strongholds of suburbia?

While Kendall may not officially be a city or a popular neighborhood at that, the growing area is widely known across Miami-Dade County for its schools and family-friendly vibe.

And, if you look deeper into its seemingly "boring" and uneventful facade, you'll find that this peaceful suburban residential possesses so many charming traits that will make you fall in love in a snap of a finger.

Get to know the Miami suburb in a different light-- here are five things you may not know about Kendall that aim to impress and enchant!

5 Things You May Not Know About Kendall

Let yourself get lost in the inviting peacefulness of Kendall and watch the true beauty of this comfortable suburb unfold.

Welcome to Kendall, one of the not-so-popular residential neighborhoods nestled in Miami-Dade County. 

Unlike its neighboring communities, Kendall doesn't have endearing nicknames, nor is it a usual candidate on tourists' bucket lists.

Yet, despite the underwhelming status and being well away from the bustle of Brickell and Miami Beach, this suburb has evolved over the past few years, slowly (but surely) earning its place on the South Florida map.

So, what CAN one do in this seemingly uneventful area when one finds yourself in this part of town?

I can definitely say that Kendall is the furthest thing from boring because I grew up here. 

Do this classic suburban neighborhood the right way and check out our list of things to see and activities to do at one of Miami's strongholds of suburbia.

You'll find that there is so much more to discover in this serene and family-friendly village-- only if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Kendall

Indulge your palates with a warm, decadent bite of your favorite dessert and conclude your filling meal with warm satisfaction.

What do you look for in a dessert? 

Do you like your pastries buttery-soft or straight-up flakey? 

Are you into chocolate more than anything else? Or, do you like anything but?

With so many variations in taste, texture, and appearance, it's not surprising how completely different our dessert preferences are from one another. 

And with a budding culinary scene like Kendall's, you can expect an overwhelming number of dessert options that satisfy the whims and cravings of a serial sweet tooth!

Dig your spoons (and your tastebuds) into a lavish spread of desserts from your favorite shops and dessert places around Kendall-- to help you on your quest to find the biggest contenders in the area, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Kendall

Are you up for a unique and memorable food journey?

Food and travel go hand in hand, not only on Instagram but in experiencing an entirely new culture, as well.

And while some people may think that Kendall's "lack" of cool (their words, not mine!) will automatically put the suburban neighborhood out of the running for the best food destinations in Miami, they'd better think twice!

From the hustling and bustling Downtown Dadeland to the vibrantly diverse, up-and-coming West Kendall, new locally owned eateries are showing up on almost every corner in the Kendall area.

And if you'd like to see what a budding food scene can offer a serial food traveler like you, then check out this list of the best Kendall food spots worth the visit!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Kendall

Kendall Neighborhood Video

Key Biscayne

Welcome to Key Biscayne, an island town offering South Florida's allure on a tiny sliver of land.

Known as Miami-Dade County's "Island Paradise," Key Biscayne is a village that lies south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. 

It is a pocket of paradise nestled between two state parks, the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, connected to the city via Rickenbacker Causeway.

Traverse through this low-key tropical oasis with quaint neighborhoods, palm tree-lined streets, and various outdoor activity options. 

The residential enclave attracts a diverse number of tourists and residents from all over the world with its vibrant and laid-back island culture, providing a sweet escape from the busy city life that Miami holds.

It is home to 12,682 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Key Biscayne

Are you ready to uncover the hidden secrets that lie in Miami-Dade County's "Island Paradise?"

A famous island town offering South Florida's charm and allure on a tiny sliver of land, Key Biscayne is a low-key tropical oasis with quaint neighborhoods, palm tree-lined streets, and a wide array of outdoor activity options-- connected to the city via Rickenbacker Causeway.

It is a residential enclave that attracts tourists and residents from different parts of the globe with a promise of vibrant and laid-back island culture with extensive city convenience.

Yet, the big city island life is not all that Key Biscayne offers. 

Let this island neighborhood provide you with a sweet escape from the busy city life that Miami holds-- and charm you with its undiscovered allure that will make you fall in love over and over.

Here are five things you may not know about Key Biscayne.

5 Things You May Not Know About Key Biscayne

Plan a trip to Miami-Dade County's very own "Island Paradise" and treat yourself to a sweet escape from the busy streets and honking horns of city life-- and a lot more.

A low-key tropical oasis known for its quaint neighborhoods, palm tree-lined streets, and vibrant but laid-back island culture, Key Biscayne is an island town offering all of South Florida's allure on just a tiny sliver of land.

It lies between two large parks, the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, and is easily accessed from the city through the Rickenbacker Causeway.

And though the bustle of Brickell and Downtown Miami is but a stone's throw away from the island village, Key Biscayne feels like a whole world on its own. 

Escape across the bay and retreat into this island oasis full of stunning beaches, idyllic nature, and stellar outdoor activity options without sacrificing the creature comforts of the city.

At Key Biscayne, you are promised an unforgettable journey, a chance to experience the best of both worlds--the island life with extensive city convenience.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Key Biscayne

Travelling is all about what you eat.

Well, at least, for people in love with food. But generally speaking, food is really an essential part of a traveling experience. 

Whether you're eating in a restaurant or a local market, food is a strong connection to the world and the people around you. 

 And if you're the type who's a little extra, you'd do your research first before trying a new restaurant, especially in a foreign destination. 

You know, to uncover the story behind the dish before it's put on your plate.

So, if you're looking for the best dining experience Key Biscayne has to offer, you'll have to do as locals do to find the pockets of deliciousness hiding among overpriced tourist traps!

But worry not!

From classy and sophisticated dining spots to some of the best neighborhood food joints, we'll help you uncover the best places to feast in Miami's "Island Paradise." 

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Key Biscayne

They say when it comes to sweets, never say NEVER!

For the avid cookie-and-candy-craver, the scariest part of starting a new, healthier way of eating is giving up their favorite sweet treats--forever.

That fleeting spike of pleasure, sometimes guilty, or elusive, or bittersweet, an impossible love affair-- can you give up all of that and live a full life?

The truth is, craving for sweet foods is partly hereditary. It's so innate to humans that the enjoyment you feel from eating something sweet is almost the same as accomplishing a difficult feat-- rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying.

But the good news is, scarfing down a dessert or two isn't TOO BAD as others may think, as long as you do it in moderation.

So, chin up and give in to your cravings (well, at least once in a while)! 

Come out to Key Biscayne and savor a vast option of dessert shops that only Miami's "Island Paradise" can offer.

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne Neighborhood Video

Little Haiti

Just north of downtown Miami, Kreyol conversations, Konpa dance music, and the spicy, caramelized aroma of pork griot fill the subtropical air--you're in Little Haiti Miami, home to the destination's Haitian community and one of Miami's many vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods!

Less than five miles north of the bustling downtown Miami development scene and nestled adjacent to the world-renowned Miami Design District, trendy mixed-use Wynwood, Midtown, and Upper Eastside neighborhoods, the quaint-but-up-coming community stands out as the PERFECT mix of everything Miami-- culture, nightlife, diversity, art, and history.

It is home to 17,613 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Little Haiti

A small, culture-rich community that's oozing vibrant smiles, untold history, and the spicy, caramelized aroma of pork griot. 

Ladies and gents, you are in Miami's famous Little Haiti, one of the city's choice neighborhoods!

Less than five miles north of the bustling downtown Miami development scene and nestled adjacent to the world-renowned Miami Design District, trendy mixed-use Wynwood, Midtown, and Upper Eastside neighborhoods, the quaint-but-up-coming area stands out as the PERFECT mix of everything Miami-- culture, nightlife, diversity, art, and history.

In fact, it is the heart and soul of Miami's Haitian community, proudly waving the banner of the Caribbean country, from its authentic Creole cuisine and Caribbean marketplaces down to the community's Haitian bookstores!

And the best thing to note about this quirky and fun little haven? 

Its future is brightly gleaming.

Yes, folks, it's only just the beginning for Little Haiti, and there's so much more that has yet to be discovered. 

And I'm here to help you start getting to know Little Haiti just a tad bit more.

Here are five things you may not know about Little Haiti that will warm your hearts and pique your interest!

5 Things You May Not Know About Little Haiti

Who's up for a quick immersion in the rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious, mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine of Haiti-- without having to pay for X dollars of plane fares and accommodations?

Just north of downtown Miami, Kreyol conversations, Konpa dance music, and the spicy, caramelized aroma of pork griot fill the subtropical air-- you're in Little Haiti Miami, home to the destination's Haitian community and one of Miami's many vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods!

The quaint-but-up-coming community stands out as the PERFECT mix of everything Miami-- culture, nightlife, diversity, art, and history. 

And wouldn't you know? 

It's just a stone's throw away from bustling downtown Miami, Miami Design District, Wynwood, Midtown, and Upper Eastside!

So, if you think you're ready for the unique, vibrant scene this quaint community is about to offer, head over to Little Haiti and open your hearts and minds to a beloved culture that's bound to get your feet moving and your heart thumping with glee! 

Experience a neighborhood that stands out as an authentic reflection of the diversity of Miami's cultural heritage-- a world of its own, despite being only minutes away from thriving Downtown Miami.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Little Haiti

As Haitian and Caribbean cuisines reign in this huge Miami neighborhood, any cultural explorer would have a field day trying out some of the town's best eats-- full of culture and exotic flavors.

Yes, folks, we're talking about Little Haiti, a community evident of the rich tapestry of the Caribbean. 

With its bright, colorful buildings, art galleries, boutique shops, and specialty Haitian music and bookstores, it is considered home to some of the best Caribbean fare in town.

In fact, you can even say that oxtail and jerk chicken here are considered cherished resources like precious stones or perfectly-fitting pants, and that's putting it lightly!

But is there more this epic area is hiding--delicious things that are worth your time? 

Well, it's up to you to find out! Meanwhile, I'm here to let you in on my favorite hearty places to eat in and around Little Haiti!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Little Haiti

The colorful community of Little Haiti invites you to a rollercoaster ride of desserts and treats imaginable-- and you better not miss it! 

Even if you loathe sweets (for the record, I doubt you do!), I'm sure you'll find this predicament irresistible. 

Imagine scoops of ice cream flavors of all sorts, warm and freshly baked cookies, moist chunky brownies, and, well, a whole lot more.

Even with just a nibble, I'm sure you'll come running back for more!

This southern neighborhood boasts a wide array of sweets, and I don't see anyone complaining!

And don't forget about the community's hidden dessert gems! 

They may be operating under the radar, but I'm telling you, the search is worth it! 

Better get that floss ready!
Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Little Haiti

Little Haiti Neighborhood Video


Little Havana

Named after the capital city of Cuba, Little Havana is the heart of Miami's Cuban diaspora-- and a vital part of what makes Magic City a dynamic cultural destination.

The social and cultural enclave runs west Downtown and Brickell to Douglas Avenue. 

Its borders are Miami River to the north and Coral Way to the south.

Little Havana encompasses several blocks of residential streets, but a quick trip on foot will lead you to its famous Art-Deco architecture, colorful street murals, and the community's distinctive sight, the giant statues of roosters, a symbol of strength and power in Cuban culture.

It is home to 83,871 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Little Havana

Are you looking for some of the best Cuban food in the city, a fun night of salsa dancing, or a day of exploring quirky art galleries and little historic spots? 

If you are, Little Havana is the way to go!

Teeming with vibrant culture, Little Havana is the heart of Miami's Cuban diaspora-- and a vital part of what makes Magic City a dynamic cultural destination.

The community is known for its constant celebration of Cuban heritage, from historic landmarks and monthly festivities to the country's quirky charms-- cigars, musical instruments, and tropical fruit-- a welcoming first stop for tourists looking to see a "different" Miami-- with a side of plantains.

Embedded with a distinctly Latin American flair most people can't get enough of, Little Havana is flocked with tourists yearly and is a magnet for Spanish-speaking people across Central and South America hoping to experience the American dream. 

So, if your traveling plans are long overdue, Little Havana may be the game-changer you seek!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things You May Not Know About Little Havana

Are you looking for some of the best Cuban food in the city, a fun night of salsa dancing, or a day of exploring quirky art galleries and little historic spots? 

If you are, Little Havana is the way to go!

Teeming with vibrant culture, Little Havana is the heart of Miami's Cuban diaspora-- and a vital part of what makes Magic City a dynamic cultural destination.

The community is known for its constant celebration of Cuban heritage, from historic landmarks and monthly festivities to the country's quirky charms-- cigars, musical instruments, and tropical fruit-- a welcoming first stop for tourists looking to see a "different" Miami-- with a side of plantains.

Embedded with a distinctly Latin American flair most people can't get enough of, Little Havana is flocked with tourists yearly and is a magnet for Spanish-speaking people across Central and South America hoping to experience the American dream. 

So, if your traveling plans are long overdue, Little Havana may be the game-changer you seek!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Little Havana

No need to spend too much time researching where to eat around Little Havana! 

All the options bring something new, distinct, and delicious to the table that you're better off trying the whole lot!

One of Miami's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, Little Havana is a must-visit for food lovers, culture vultures, and anyone interested to understand The Magic City's rich history. 

And while the name heavily implies Cuban influence, Miami's Latin neighborhood has grown to embrace a wide variety of cuisines, from Thai and Mexican to Spanish-- and a lot more. 

Here, you'll find Miami's best Cuban sandwiches alongside several contenders for the best tacos. 

It's a true melting pot of flavors and cultures that represent Miami, I tell you!

Whatever flavors you're craving, there'll always be something to satisfy them in Little Havana. 

With an eclectic mix of traditional spots and hip bars and eateries, this neighborhood aims to surprise, entice, and deliver!

There's no space for a diet on this side of town!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Little Havana

It's tempting to travel on a whim JUST for a taste of the best desserts in the world, wouldn't you agree? 

Well, that's IF you have enough funds to cover the trips-- airfare, hotel accommodations, shopping budget, and all.

However, if you're from Miami, I'm pretty sure you know you won't have to look too far for the best sweet treats in town-- because Little Havana is just a few miles away! 

Teeming with vibrant culture, Little Havana is the heart of Miami's Cuban diaspora-- and a vital part of what makes Magic City a dynamic cultural destination.

The community is known for its constant celebration of Cuban heritage, from historic landmarks and monthly festivities to the country's quirky charms-- cigars, musical instruments, and tropical fruit-- a welcoming first stop for tourists looking to see a "different" Miami-- with a side of plantains.

And yes, you guessed it! It's also famous for its array of delicious food, specifically Latin American and Cuban, both the savory and sweet kinds!

I'm pretty sure you'll find all the sweets you're craving in this area-- or a few minutes away from it, thanks to West Downtown and Brickell!

So, to give you an idea of where to get your sweet fix, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Little Havana

Little Havana Neighborhood Video


Miami Beach

Welcome to "America's Riviera," a cosmopolitan city whose residents are as diverse as its visitors, the ever-famous Miami Beach.

The coastal resort city lies on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter separating the Beach from the mainland city of Miami.

It is comprised of the South Beach neighborhood, located at the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of the city, along with Downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively forming the commercial center of South Florida.

Miami Beach was incorporated on March 26, 1915, and is the 26th largest city in Florida. 

It's also been one of America's most famous beach resorts since the early 20th century.

It is home to 80,671 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Miami Beach

Boasting an immaculate beauty, blessed with fine beaches of white sand lapped by pristine turquoise waters, Miami Beach, "America's Riviera," as some like to call it, is nothing short of paradise on Earth.

The coastal resort city lies on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter separating the Beach from the mainland city of Miami.

Due to its abundance of beaches and central location, Miami Beach is easily one of the top vacation spots in the country and maybe even worldwide! 

That said, you can "Google" up all sorts of information about this Miami destination, no sweat.

However, most people don't realize there's more to this unique city than sunshine and bikinis. 

And I'm here to tell you some cool facts about Miami Beach that may surprise you!

Here are five things you may not know about Miami Beach.

5 Things You May Not Know About Miami Beach

Nestled on natural and manmade islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach offers a smorgasbord of things to do and sights to see.

In fact, if there's any place in Miami that can be described as a "Wild West" brimming with hidden gems AND a trodden tourist trap you need to explore with "care," it's Miami Beach. 

It's so easy to get lost in all the madness that even the locals tend to miss out on the best things to see and do around the city. 

Nevertheless, "America's Riviera" is always iconic, legendary, and vibrant that you wouldn't even notice! 

But, of course, it always pays to research ahead to experience the best of Miami Beach!

Well, that's my cue!

From quaint cafes to contemporary art museums and botanical gardens to lit drag brunches, there's ALWAYS something for everyone in Miami Beach-- especially if you've got someone to guide you to all the best spots in town!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Miami Beach

The ULTIMATE Miami hotspot for sun, sand, and sea wows your palates and tummies with a diverse food scene that tops the travel charts!

I'm talking about Miami Beach, the laidback community nestled on natural and manmade islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. 

Hailed as "America's Riviera," the cosmopolitan city not only offers a smorgasbord of things to do and sights to see, but also a lineup of hidden gems and fancy dining spots that are just as iconic, legendary, and vibrant as the area itself!

From quaint cafes to steakhouses and gourmet food spots, Miami Beach gives you plenty more reasons to visit this little slice of tropical paradise! 

Imagine having a go at all the yummy eats of the city's numerous neighborhoods, with South Beach and Mid Beach leading the ensemble! 

Is there a more "delicious" way to spend your Miami vacation?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Miami Beach

Travels are always better when there's a delicious dessert waiting at the very end.

Scratch that! Desserts can be an appetizer, THE main course, or a satisfying finish to a meal at any time of the day. Well, that is if you're a sweet tooth like me!

And in a famous, tourist-ridden neighborhood like Miami Beach, you know you're about the enter a world of delicious sweets, no matter which kind you're craving! 

Indeed, "America's Riviera" always lives up to expectations, from offering a smorgasbord of things to do and sights to see to featuring tasty desserts to DEVOUR!

This cosmopolitan city doesn't only have diverse residents and visitors, but an array of world-class desserts IMAGINABLE too!

Are you ready to explore the community and find all your favorite mouthwatering treats? I'll hook you up with some of the best around town!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Neighborhood Video

Miami Gardens

Welcome to Miami Gardens, a suburban city in Miami-Dade County and host to the famous American football team, Miami Dolphins! 

Known to be the third-largest city in the county, occupying 20 square miles, the neighborhood is easily accessible from all major highways in the area. 

It is located in the North-Central region, mid-way between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and is accessible by I-95, the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), and the Florida Turnpike.

The city also has rail access through the Florida East Coast Railway and the South Florida Tri-Rail System. 

Miami Gardens is one of the youngest cities in the county, incorporated only last May 13, 2003, making it the 33rd city in Miami-Dade. 

It is home to 110,767 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Miami Gardens

Known to be the third-largest city in Miami-Dade County, Miami Gardens is a destination for gaming, recreation, and supreme Caribbean soul food, albeit it's not garnering much clout as it should.

In fact, despite its prominent natural beauty and cultural scene, the neighborhood has retained its charm and homey familiarity through its lovely and peaceful communities, where you'll find many locally-owned stores and restaurants.

You can say it's an area that gives you the best of both worlds-- progressive change and a rich (and diverse!) culture AT ITS FINEST.

Are you ready to uncover the hidden charm of Miami Gardens? 

Yes, there are even more things that will make you fall in love with this culturally diverse community!

And here I am to do JUST THAT for you!

Here are five things you may not know about Miami Gardens.

5 Things You May Not Know About Miami Gardens

More popularly known as a proud host to the famous American football team, Miami Dolphins, Miami Gardens exceeds expectations in being a Miami hotspot for travel and entertainment.

In fact, it's more than JUST a Miami Dolphin home base. It's a destination for gaming, recreation, and supreme Caribbean soul food. 

Not to mention it's the perfect place for nature and outdoor activities, too!

And though it's one of the youngest cities in the county, incorporated only last May 13, 2003, it is the third-largest in Miami-Dade county, occupying 20 square miles and is easily accessible from all major highways in the area.  

But, of course, that's not all that's great about Miami Gardens, and I'm here to give you more reasons to fall in love with this vibrant city!

I'll let you in on all the fun activities and top sights to see in Miami Gardens!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Miami Gardens

There's no end to the fun here in Miami Gardens, especially when it comes to delicious eats!

The third-largest city in Miami-Dade County, Miami Gardens is a lovely city that attracts visitors from all over for its fun activities and attractions, like seeing a Miami Dolphins game at Hard Rock Stadium or doing some gaming at the Calder Casino. 

But, really, that's only the beginning! 

The real fun starts when it's time to explore and go out to eat. 

The area is flush with incredible Caribbean and soul food restaurants that bring the tropical taste of the islands to Miami. 

And if you feel what I'm saying, only the best eats are coming your way!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Miami Gardens

Is your palate ready to dance?

Temptations are everywhere, but our most favorite involves something sweet, decadent, and calorie-packed! 

And we all know what that is!

Desserts-- the only sin that keeps on giving! 

And really, the only temptation worth enjoying! In Miami Gardens, you'll see lots of it and eat double what you expected!

Whether you like it served hot or cold as ice (cream!), this neighborhood delivers-- literally even! 

Indeed, the third-largest city in the county doesn't disappoint, no matter if it's about gaming, travel, a good meal, or capping off the day with some sweets!

Reward yourself with a big bite of your favorite dessert at Miami Gardens' best dessert spots, and see why the progressive community is a ringer for the ultimate Miami experience! 

There's nothing like a good cookie after a day's worth of walking!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens Neighborhood Video


Miami Lakes

A community that may seem like something out of a pipe dream exists in Miami Lakes, one of Florida's best-kept secrets.

A famous suburban oasis that lies 16 miles north of Downtown Miami and ten miles from the Miami International Airport, the neighborhood is an incorporated town and former census-designated place in Miami-Dade County. 

Miami Lakes encompasses approximately 6.8 square miles. 

Its official boundaries are NW 170th Street and the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) to the North; NW 138th Street to the South; NW 57th Avenue (Red Road) to the East; and Interstate 75 to the West.

It is the 31st municipality in the county and one of the youngest, being incorporated only last December 2000.

The neighborhood is home to 32,219 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Miami Lakes

Heads high, bearing the tagline, Growing Beautifully, Miami Lakes is a town that features natural beauty and attractive accessibility to major roads, seas, and airports in Miami-Dade County.

The famous suburban oasis lies 16 miles north of Downtown Miami and ten miles from the Miami International Airport and encompasses approximately 6.8 square miles.

And though the area is one of the youngest municipalities in the state, it is, in its own right, a highly sought-after progressive business district, attracting young families and professionals alike to live, play, and work within the community.

That said, careful planning, numerous career opportunities, and well-managed growth aren't Miami Lakes' only draws! 

Miami Lakes also offers locals and tourists a chance to enjoy the outdoors with parks and tot-lots within walking distance of every neighborhood.

Indeed, a place that deserves to be called one of Miami's best-kept secrets-- but certainly one that everyone needs to know!

So, sit back, relax, and keep on reading! 

There's more to Miami Lakes that is begging to be uncovered!

Here are five things you may not know about Miami Lakes that will liven your spirit!

5 Things You May Not Know About Miami Lakes

Anchored by curvy residential streets, tasteful corporate parks, and green spaces, Miami Lakes is a sight to behold.

In fact, many perceive it to be a community out of a pipe dream, offering a highly sought-after progressive business district beneath its serene green and blue facade. 

With numerous recreational areas and homes with lakefront views to beat! 

And though it's far beyond what you'd call a choice Miami destination like the famous neighborhoods of Downtown Miami, Brickell, and Miami Beach, the town boasts a signature travel experience most people will look forward to and come back to, again and again, and again!

Outdoor activities, park-hopping, nature excursions, and a lot more!

Miami Lakes is a rightful Miami tourist destination of its own, and I'm here to let you in on all the best activities and fun things you can do while you're here! 

Here are the top five things to do in Miami Lakes.

5 Things to Do in Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes is a whirlwind of delicious food and great eats.

Actually, it's an understatement. 

The famous suburban oasis lies 16 miles north of Downtown Miami and ten miles from the Miami International Airport, and this well-planned community is not only known for its curvy residential streets, tasteful corporate parks, and green spaces. 

It's sought-after for its tasty world-class cuisines, too!

Imagine stopping at every corner to try a new food find. 

Yes, Miami Lakes is DEAD SERIOUS about giving locals and tourists a DELICIOUS foodie-coaster ride to remember!

But that's not all!

Miami Lakes is a close neighbor of Downtown Miami, too, so anyone can just hitch a ride and try all the food spots around the area and nearby communities!

Okay, enough chit-chatter! Let's get down to business-- food business, that is!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Miami Lakes

"The yumminess outweighs risks."-- says every sweet tooth when taking a bite of their favorite dessert.

And when it comes to getting the best of the best desserts in town, dessert connoisseurs swear that Miami Lakes takes the cake, pun intended!

A famous suburban oasis that lies 16 miles north of Downtown Miami and ten miles from the Miami International Airport, Miami Lakes is an incorporated town and former census-designated place in Miami-Dade County. 

It's a well-planned community that anchors curvy residential streets, tasteful corporate parks, green spaces, and, apparently, top dessert places on every corner!

Yeah, you read it right! Miami Lakes has got everything in check-- careful planning, numerous career opportunities, well-managed growth, and happy dessert lovers getting their fair share of sweets on a daily!

If that doesn't make this town seem like a community out of a pipe dream, I don't know what will!

It looks like "Growing Beautifully" fits Miami Lakes' food scene, too, 'coz you're going to grow beautifully BIGGER when you get a taste of their delicious desserts!

And to help you start the search for the best one, I'll let you in on all my favorite sweet spots in town!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes Neighborhood Video

Miami Shores

A neighborhood armed with a hundred-year-old history, Miami Shores is a lush residential village and a great bastion of art deco architecture.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to "The Village Beautiful."

A mile south of North Miami and six miles north of Miami proper, Miami Shores is right in the middle of everything metropolitan, albeit most say there's nothing big city about it.

The village has a total area of 3.75 square miles, situated just west of Interstate 95, giving guests and locals easy north-south access to many South Florida communities and attractions. 

Miami Shores Village is also a proud home to the esteemed Barry University, one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast.

It is home to 10,026 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Miami Shores

Oozing with distinct small-town charm amidst the busy Miami metro, Miami Shores may not be as swarmed by tourists as its neighboring communities. 

Yet, it serves as a welcome pause from the hustle and bustle of Magic City.

In fact, you'll hardly even feel like you're right in the middle of a big city, with its bayfront vistas, quaint churches, and wide, tree-lined streets.

And though there's not much concerning shopping or dining in this area, Miami Shores' ideal location allows you to be ten minutes away from the famed elegant South Florida living.

Of course, the village's got several exciting recreation spots here and there, plus a revitalized downtown shopping area and neighborhood parks and tot-lots.

And a few intriguing facts you may not have even heard of!

Are you keen on getting to know Miami Shores more intimately?

Well, folks, that's what I'm here for!

Here are five things you may not know about Miami Lakes that will liven your spirit!

5 Things You May Not Know About Miami Shores

Embedded with a hundred-year-old history and a great bastion of art deco architecture, Miami Shores deserves the title "The Village Beautiful," indeed.

The neighborhood is a mile south of North Miami and six miles north of Miami proper, making it right in the middle of everything metropolitan, albeit most say there's nothing big city about it. 

In fact, it boasts a distinct small-town charm with its bayfront vistas, quaint churches, and wide, tree-lined streets.

And, due to its quiet way of life and lack of a nightlife scene, it's not surprising that most South Miami visitors overlook the village when choosing their next travel destination. 

That's where I come in.

Are you ready to see one of Miami's oldest communities in a different light?

Let me show you all the fun activities and top sights in Miami Shores!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Miami Shores

Who's up for a feast in Miami Shores?

With its reputation for being a neighborhood armed with a hundred-year-old history, lush nature, and a great bastion of art deco architecture, many instinctively think Miami Shores ISN'T a Miami front-runner for food and drinks.

Well, to some level, it's true. Miami Shores isn't like the ever-dependable Brickell city that brims with the trendiest food spots, nor is it like Miami Beach with a full array of bars and hangout places that opens 'til the wee hours of the morning. 

But it boasts a rising food scene and a revitalized downtown area that will surely answer your food cravings when need be.

Miami Shores is also near Little Haiti, Wynwood, and Miami Beach, so commuters and tourists can try the food stops from these areas, too, no sweat!

That said, are you ready to get to know what the Miami Shores food scene has to offer?

I can't wait to give you a sneak peek!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Miami Shores

Desserts ALWAYS leave a party in your mouth.

Donuts, ice cream, frozen yogurts, brownies, cookies-- the options are endless, and no sweet tooth can resist the delicious temptation!

And whether it's creamy, fudgy, soft, or chewy, no matter which shape and size it comes, Miami Shores ensures an over-the-top, exciting dessert experience for its residents and guests.

With its rising food scene and revitalized downtown area, it's safe to say that Miami Shores isn't just a neighborhood armed with a hundred-year-old history, lush nature, and a great bastion of art deco architecture. It's a destination for your favorite sweets and desserts, too!

Yes, folks, "The Village Beautiful" takes another one for the team! And this time, it's vowing to put all your sweet cravings in order.

To guide you to the best desserts in Miami Shores, I'll let you in on all my favorite sweet spots in town!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Miami Shores

Miami Shores Neighborhood Video

Miami Springs

Find rich history and charm in the "Heart of It All," Miami Springs.

Bordered by Miami International Airport, the City of Hialeah, the Village of Virginia Gardens, and the Town of Medley, Miami Springs is one of the first planned communities in Florida, founded by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, "The Father of Naval Aviation" and James Bright during the "land boom" of the 1920s.

It has a total area of 3.0 square miles, of which 2.9 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. 

The city's core (excluding the more recently annexed area) is roughly-shaped like a triangle with three definable sides. 

Northwest 36th Street forms most of the southern boundary, while the Miami River canal forms the northern/eastern boundary. 

The Ludlam Canal and Florida East Coast Railroad Yard delimit the western boundary.

It is home to 13,449 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Miami Springs

Behold a city rich in history and charm, bordered by Miami International Airport, the City of Hialeah, the Village of Virginia Gardens, and the Town of Medley, a neighborhood in the "Heart of It All," Miami Springs.

Founded by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, "The Father of Naval Aviation," and James Bright during the "land boom" of the 1920s, Miami Springs is one of the first planned communities in Florida-- one that features Miami's subdued side. 

It oozes wonderful small-town flavor and homes and buildings that are built in Pueblo Revival architectural style.

It has a total area of 3.0 square miles, of which 2.9 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. 

The city's core (excluding the more recently annexed area) is roughly-shaped like a triangle with three definable sides.

But what else must one know about this historic neighborhood, one of Miami's OGs?

Here are five things you may not know about Miami Springs.

5 Things You May Not Know About Miami Springs

Offering locals and visitors a glimpse of Miami's subdued side, Miami Springs is a neighborhood that boasts a comforting small-town flavor, with its homes and buildings built in Pueblo Revival architectural style-- in the middle of the busy Metro.

The planned community is one of the first in Florida, founded by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, "The Father of Naval Aviation," and James Bright during the "land boom" of the 1920s, which is why it offers locals and tourists a rich history and old-world charm in the "Heart of it All."

Of course, Miami Springs isn't ONLY about the history and ancient buildings.

Located just inland along South Florida's Atlantic Coast, this small city nestles amidst the state's largest metropolitan area, home to more than six million residents, which means Magic City's and South Florida's most famous attractions are within an arm's reach!

And that's what I'm here for-- to show you how you can enjoy Miami Springs to the fullest!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Miami Springs

Miami's "Heart of it All" invites you to a hearty meal and a wonderful dining experience.

Welcome to Miami Springs, foodies!

Bordered by Miami International Airport, the City of Hialeah, the Village of Virginia Gardens, and the Town of Medley, Miami Springs is one of the first planned communities in Florida, founded by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, "The Father of Naval Aviation" and James Bright during the "land boom" of the 1920s.

The city's core (excluding the more recently annexed area) is roughly-shaped like a triangle with three definable sides. 

Northwest 36th Street forms most of the southern boundary, while the Miami River canal forms the northern/eastern boundary. 

The Ludlam Canal and Florida East Coast Railroad Yard delimit the western boundary.

And let me tell you, all these three definable sides offer something to the table-- literally! 

Traditional American, Peruvian, French, Tex-Mex, Greek, and more; you'll have no choice but to eat at Miami Springs!

Are you ready to "taste" the original flavor of Miami Springs? 

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Miami Springs

Sweets are the real deal here in Miami Springs!

No doubt that this neighborhood takes desserts seriously, looking at the array of cakeshops and dessert spots around the city. 

Ice cream, brownies, donuts, cakes, chocolates-- no matter what your sweet-tooth desires, Miami Springs will be on it!

Imagine exploring the city and seeing historic sights with a cup of your favorite ice-cold fruit drink or, even better, a brimming scoop of ice cream on a cone. 

Yes, that sure sounds like the best way to start a relaxing Miami Springs vacation!

But that's not all! 

Miami Springs boasts proximity to a few top Miami neighborhoods too, so if you can't find the sweets you crave here, you can always go for a quick drive to any of their next-door neighbors!

Are you ready to know the "sweet" side of Florida's oldest planned communities?

Well, I've done the dessert search for you!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Miami Springs

Miami Springs Neighborhood Video

Mid Beach

In the heart of Miami Beach lies a neighborhood that features a combination of "South Beach cool" and "North Beach calm," the center of everything Miami Beach-- Mid Beach.

Boasting three miles of glorious, golden beach constituting its eastern border and the rolling Atlantic breakers, Mid Beach is a captivating combination of everything to love about Greater Miami. 

The stunning stretch is home to "Millionaires Row" and a vast 40 blocks along the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.

Mid Beach's portion of the city encompasses the area north of 23rd Street and Indian Creek and south of Surprise Lake and 63rd Street. 

It collectively refers to neighborhoods Oceanfront, Bayshore, Nautilus, Collins Waterfront, Allison Island, west residential areas, and Morris Lapidus (historic district). 

A single boardwalk, raised on wooden stilts, separates the gorgeous sand from the hotel-filled Collins Avenue, situated between 46th and 23rd Street. 

It is home to 9,794 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Mid Beach

A revered community that features a combination of "South Beach cool" and "North Beach calm," most people will agree that Mid Beach is the center of everything Miami that lies in the heart of Miami Beach.

The area boasts three miles of glorious, golden beach constituting its eastern border and the rolling Atlantic breakers, the stunning stretch of "Millionaire's Row," and a vast 40 blocks along the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.

Yes, one could say it's a dream location where both residents and tourists can live, work, and play. 

The neighborhood is a youthful, vibrant, and enthusiastic cultural hotspot nestled smack in the middle of North Beach and South Beach, creating an area brimming with swanky hotels, stylish restaurants and lounges, beach resorts, and trendy nightclubs--  but with a much more laid back, comfortable and relaxed vibe, much like North Beach. 

But what many do not know is that Mid Beach is more than just a hotel and vacation hotspot. 

In fact, there's more to uncover in this neighborhood that will keep you on your toes and wanting MORE!

Let's dive into the hidden charms of the famous Mid Beach!

Here are five things you may not know about Mid Beach.

5 Things You May Not Know About Mid Beach

The perfect mix of "South Beach cool" and "North Beach calm makes up Mid Beach, a neighborhood center of everything Miami Beach-- and a combination of everything to love about Greater Miami!

A stunning stretch of glorious, golden beach, boasting a vast 40 blocks along the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, the community is home to the famed "Millionaire's Row" and a cultural hotspot brimming with swanky hotels, stylish restaurants and lounges, beach resorts, and trendy nightclubs--  but with a much more laid back, comfortable and relaxed vibe, much like North Beach. 

It's no surprise that Mid Beach is one of the most coveted Miami tourist spots. It's a youthful, vibrant, and enthusiastic destination smack in the middle of North Beach and South Beach that marries the two mentioned communities' contrasting vibes in a unique fashion. 

You'll never find a Miami tourist enclave quite like it!

From hindsight, it seems Mid Beach Miami has the world to offer.

From the luxurious magic of the Faena District to the funky retro style of the Art Deco District, there is much that is visually, culturally, and culinarily appealing about living in and exploring the many facets of the community.

And I'm here to show you how you can have the best travel experience in Mid Beach!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Mid Beach

The city that combines everything great about Miami Beach is here to entice you even more-- aiming to target all your senses, especially your tastebuds!

Featuring the perfect mix of "South Beach cool" and "North Beach calm," Mid Beach is a neighborhood center of everything to love about Greater Miami. 

From a stunning stretch of glorious, golden beach down to Miami's signature swanky hotels, stylish restaurants and lounges, beach resorts, and trendy nightclubs. 

It's no surprise that Mid Beach is one of the most coveted Miami tourist spots. 

It's a youthful, vibrant, and enthusiastic destination smack in the middle of North Beach and South Beach that marries the two mentioned communities' contrasting vibes in a unique fashion. 

But since we're talking about food, you'll be happy to know that Mid Beach has got that topic covered, too, as trendy new neighborhood hotels have opened up and so have some of the best restaurants in town!

And when I say "covered," I mean all of the culinary fantasies imaginable!

So, braise yourself for a rich dining experience at Mid Beach--

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Mid Beach

Intense sweet cravings are real, and they happen no matter where you are, even on vacation!

Luckily, Mid Beach and the whole of Miami Beach have got you covered, no matter which type of dessert you're hungry for!

Imagine three miles of glorious, golden beach and a vast 40 blocks housing your favorite treats, from supreme classic ice cream flavors to fluffy donuts and sweet, fudgy brownies! 

That and a community that brims with swanky hotels, stylish restaurants and lounges, beach resorts, and trendy nightclubs-- with a more laid-back, comfortable, and relaxed vibe, much like North Beach. 

You could say it's a Miami destination that doesn't hold back, whether you're talking about lavish hotel stays or delicious, world-class sweet treats!

Oh, and if you run out of desserts to explore (which I doubt you'll do!), you've got the whole of Miami Beach to uncover!

So, hop in and enjoy the sweet ride, ladies and gents.

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Mid Beach

Mid Beach Neighborhood Video

Midtown

All eyes are on Midtown Miami, an exciting up-and-coming district with an artsy vibe!

Sandwiched between Miami's two most iconic art districts, Midtown lies north of Downtown Miami, bounded by the street-art-famous Wynwood to its west, luxurious waterfront Edgewater to its east, and chic Design District to its north.

It's a small, six-block community of high-rise apartments that promotes easy and convenient living and commuting.

It is home to around 1,000 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Midtown

Raise your glasses to Miami's exciting up-and-coming district with an artsy vibe, Midtown!

Sandwiched between Miami's two most iconic art districts, Midtown lies north of Downtown Miami, bounded by the street-art-famous Wynwood to its west, luxurious waterfront Edgewater to its east, and chic Design District to its north.

Though some may perceive the neighborhood as "too small" for their liking, it's a six-block community of high-rise apartments that promotes easy and convenient living and commuting.

And other vast, fast-rising neighborhoods got nothing on this quaint-yet-hip community when it comes to art and style!

But what lies beneath its industrial-chic art galleries, cutting-edge contemporary skyscrapers, and world-class shopping, you ask?

Well, let's find out!

Here are five things you may not know about Midtown that leave you charmed and speechless!

5 Things You May Not Know About Midtown

Let's dive into Midtown Miami, a quaint-but-hip area brimming with art and glamour and one of Magic City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods to date! 

Serving as a one-stop destination filled with stellar condos, shops, and some of the best galleries around, the pocket-sized neighborhood is, indeed, a sight to behold! 

And let me tell you, this vibrant community keeps on growing, still!

In fact, I bet no one will ever guess that this Miami hot spot was once a desolate area filled with isolated warehouses and stores! 

Did you?  

Now, spanning six square blocks of high-rise apartments that promote easy and convenient living and commuting, this fast-rising neighborhood is Miami's place to be, especially for the bold and artsy!

Are you ready to explore the highs and lows of Midtown?

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Midtown

A community boasting a full array of casual restaurants and trendy dine-ins? 

We're talking about one of Magic City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, an ever-growing culinary destination where dining has also become a noteworthy experience itself!

Yes, ladies and gents, welcome to Midtown, the up-and-coming neighborhood of Miami!

Quaint as it seems, this pocket-sized neighborhood is a one-stop area brimming with plenty of stellar condos, shops, and some of the best spots to eat, and an emerging area that's a no-brainer destination for foodies who "just wanna have fun!"

We're talking about a world-class range of food, from classic trattorias to casual restaurants and wine bars-- but wait-- it doesn't stop there!

Get to know Midtown's rich culinary scene as we tackle the area's best restaurants of all time!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Midtown

What dessert are you looking to dig into today?

Well, whichever kind of sweet you're craving, I'm sure you'll feel like you're uncovering a pot of gold at Midtown!

Yes, ladies and gents, all dessert possibilities are endless in Midtown, from the hot and baked to the cold, sweet, and inviting! 

And don't let me get started on this hip community's next-door neighbors! 

The two most iconic art districts' got some game, too!

Yeah, pretty much an array of dessert spots in almost every corner you look to sum it all up.

So, get on moving and travel to Miami's exciting up-and-coming district! 

I'm sure you won't regret it!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Midtown

Midtown Neighborhood Video


Morningside

Founded in the 1920s as "Bay Shore," Morningside is a community on the Upper East Side and part of Miami's first historic district.

The single-family home neighborhood spans 0.440 square miles and is east of Biscayne Boulevard and north of Bay Point Estates and Downtown Miami. 

Morningside is also considered a MiMo (Miami Modern) neighborhood, where the post-war architecture is evident in many of the area's buildings, boutiques, restaurants, and hotels. 

It is hailed as one of Miami's best-planned subdivisions, featuring wide, tree-lined boulevards that highly contribute to its character.

Morningside is home to 965 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Morningside

An Upper East Side community and one that boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards, stunning Mediterranean Revival-style architecture, and tranquility, Morningside is your quiet refuge amidst the bustle of the Metro.

The single-family home neighborhood spans 0.440 square miles and is east of Biscayne Boulevard and north of Bay Point Estates and Downtown Miami.  

The history-filled community is also considered a MiMo (Miami Modern) neighborhood, where the post-war architecture is evident in many of the area's buildings, boutiques, restaurants, and hotels.

On top of this, Morningside is also hailed as one of Miami's best-planned subdivisions. But this exclusive residential neighborhood is more than its perfect location, world-class amenities, and lush green spaces.

It's time to get to know Morningside a little more! 

Here are five things you may not know about Morningside.

5 Things You May Not Know About Morningside

Spanning 0.440 square miles, nestled east of Biscayne Boulevard and north of Bay Point Estates and Downtown Miami, Morningside is a MiMo neighborhood that features post-war architecture and wide tree-lined boulevards, one of Miami's best-planned subdivisions.

That said, it's not unbeknownst to many that Morningside is far from the usual Miami city, especially in tourism. 

Here, the main highlights aren't posh nightclubs, art galleries, beach trippings, or Hollywood A-lister sightings (although you'll still get your fair share of these around the neighborhood, one way or another).

Morningside takes you to a different side of Miami, one that's in tune with history, nature, and beautiful architecture.

And if you're looking for an ideal Morningside getaway, you've come to the right place.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Morningside

One of Miami's best-planned subdivisions and part of the city's first historic district, Morningside is a neighborhood of art and post-war architecture. 

Lots of it, actually!

The MiMo neighborhood boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards and promises to take you to a different side of Miami, one that's in tune with the history and green spaces. 

Pretty far from the usual Miami tourism, if I say so myself. 

No wonder the exclusive residential neighborhood and its ideal location have attracted influential and prominent residents!

If you're a seasoned traveler or someone who's visited other parts of Miami, you're probably wondering what's in store for you in Morningside regarding the dining experience and delicious, unforgettable food! 

Food IS the best part of a vacation, am I right?

One thing's for sure, though, you're not going home empty-handed. 

Or rather, famished with a growling tummy!

In fact, most of the restaurants in Morningside are part of the best eats on the whole Upper East Side! 

We're talking about eclectic dines and different cuisines, tastes, and flavors! 

There are also so many great eats nearby since Morningside is a part of the Upper East Side neighborhoods, and you won't run out of options! 

So, if you're ready to get down to business, I'm here to guide you through the top eats in Morningside and its surrounding areas!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Morningside

A MiMo neighborhood nestled east of Biscayne Boulevard and north of Bay Point Estates and Downtown Miami, Morningside is one of Miami's best-planned subdivisions, albeit quite tiny at only 0.440 square miles.

And though the area doesn't offer much of the usual Miami touristy stuff, Morningside is part of Miami's first historic district, featuring wide-tree-lined boulevards and post-war architecture, evident in many of the area's boutiques, restaurants, and hotels. 

But if you think this exclusive community is all ART and HISTORY and NO SWEETS, you've got another thing coming! 

We're talking about a MiMo neighborhood here!

Morningside is surrounded by a series of communities offering a whole lineup of delicious desserts!

So if you want me to hook you up with some of the best around town, keep reading!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Morningside

Morningside Neighborhood Video

North Bay Village

A three-island residential paradise nestled in the "Heart of the Bay" of Miami-Dade County, North Bay Village is the perfect destination for gorgeous views and an all-around chill vibe.

The waterfront community consists of three islands, North Bay Island, Treasure Island, and Harbor Island. 

It is between mainland Miami and Miami Beach via the John F. Kennedy Causeway. 

North Bay Village also connects North Beach's Normandy Isles (east) to Miami's Little River and Miami Shores neighborhoods (west).

The neighborhood has a total area of 0.837 square miles, of which 0.3322 square miles is land and 0.5048 square miles is water.

It is home to 7,956  residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore North Bay Village

Lying in the heart of Biscayne Bay is Miami's waterfront residential gem comprised of three gorgeous islands, the tiny North Bay Village.

"Small but terrible" with its gorgeous views, beautiful homes, and laidback community vibe, the residential enclave, consisting of North Bay Island, Treasure Island, and Harbor Island is between mainland Miami and Miami Beach, connected through the John F. Kennedy Causeway.

While it's not a primary Miami travel destination, you may feel otherwise soon as you experience, first-hand, the area's easy access to world-class beaches, delicious cuisines, vast state & national parks, and several cultural, historical, and art-related attractions in urban centers around it. 

And its on-the-water real estate and recreational activities? 

Top-notch may be an understatement!

So, if this information piqued your interest, read on as I uncover more fun facts about Miami's hidden triple-gem on the water, North Bay Village!

Here are five things you may not know about North Bay Village.

5 Things You May Not Know About North Bay Village

With a large bridge connecting South Florida's small waterfront city to Miami Shores on its west and Miami Beach on the east, easy access to world-class beaches, international cuisines, lush parks, culture, art, and history is made possible for North Bay Village locals and tourists--any time and any day!

Despite being mainly a residential enclave more than a tourist-ridden neighborhood, North Bay Village is not one to cross off the bucket list of places to visit in Miami-Dade County. 

The three-island residential paradise nestles in the "Heart of the Bay," between mainland Miami and Miami Beach via the John F. Kennedy Causeway, and is known for gorgeous views and an all-around chill vibe.

And thanks to its perfect location, it also offers all things great about Magic City-- in minutes!

Here are the top five things you can do in around North Bay Village.

5 Things to Do in North Bay Village

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in North Bay Village

Desserts are, arguably, the most awaited part of a good meal.

No matter how simple or grand a spread is, a sweet serving of your favorite dessert at the end makes all the difference-- even if you've already filled your tummy with food to the brim!

But what makes a dessert memorable?

Yes, the taste is definitely relative, but a dessert, by my standards, should give a warm feeling of satisfaction to your palate. 

A sharp sweetness, perhaps? 

Or maybe the right mix of smooth and rough texture, with each bite reminding you of home. 

You may find that the younger palate sees desserts of high-level sweetness as satisfying, but a mature palate appreciates toned-down sweets just a tad bit more.

Whatever the case, South Beach fulfills every dessert lover's request with a full array of dessert shops and spots that will make any sweet tooth craving come alive at a whim.

And to help you choose your next SoBe dessert stop, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in North Bay Village
North Bay Village Neighborhood Video

North Beach

A chill Miami neighborhood where life moves at a leisurely pace despite the exotic nightlife, boisterous vibe, and all the glitz and glam surrounding it-- folks, say hello to North Beach.

Occupying the northernmost section of Miami Beach (hence, its name), the North Beach neighborhood is roughly bounded by 63rd Street and Indian Creek Drive to the south and 87th Terrace to the north. 

It collectively refers to communities, including the Isles of Normandy, Biscayne Point, and La Gorce. 

North Beach is a largely residential area, unlike other parts of Miami Beach, which means fewer tourists visit this side of the beach annually.

It is home to 44,106 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore North Beach

A slice of paradise between the hustle and bustle of South Beach and the upscale Bal Harbour (63rd to 87th, to be exact), North Beach is a tranquil hub that serves as a Miami Beach "hidden gem."

It occupies the northernmost section of Miami Beach (hence, its name) and is bounded by 63rd Street and Indian Creek Drive to the south and 87th Terrace to the north. 

North Beach refers to a group of communities, including the Isles of Normandy, Biscayne Point, and La Gorce. 

North Beach is commonly confused with North Miami or North Miami Beach, but it is in a different area.

It's a chill Miami community where life moves at a leisurely pace despite the exotic nightlife, boisterous vibe, and all the glitz and glam surrounding it. 

And let me tell you, in a booming section like Miami Beach, one like it is hard to find.

Did that pique your interest? 

Well, there's more where that came from! 

I'm here to share fun facts about North Beach! 

Here are five things you may not know about North Beach.

5 Things You May Not Know About North Beach

Open your eyes and hearts to a different side of Miami Beach presented to you by a chill beach neighborhood where life is laid-back and peaceful amidst the exotic nightlife, boisterous vibe, and all the glitz and glam surrounding it.

Yes, it exists! 

We're talking about North Beach, an area occupying the northernmost section of Miami Beach (hence, its name)! 

The community is roughly bounded by 63rd Street and Indian Creek Drive to the south and 87th Terrace to the north, referring to a group of communities, including the Isles of Normandy, Biscayne Point, and La Gorce.

And most locals and visitors will agree that it's the exact opposite of South Beach in almost everything-- but I mean that in the best way possible! 

A slice of paradise between the hustle and bustle of South Beach and the upscale Bal Harbour, North Beach is a tranquil hub that serves as a Miami Beach "hidden gem." 

But that doesn't mean it'll ONLY be "boring" from here. 

Oh, boy, you couldn't be more wrong!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in North Beach

Boasting a "different" side of Miami Beach, where everything is laid-back and peaceful amidst the exotic nightlife, boisterous vibe, and all the glitz and glam surrounding it, North Beach is a gem for food lovers worldwide.

The community has every Latin American food you can think of, plus Jewish delis and Italian spots that date back to the neighborhood's earlier presidents.

Indeed, the slice of paradise between the hustle and bustle of South Beach and the upscale Bal Harbour (63rd to 87th, to be exact) is a tranquil hub that offers a treasure trove of low-key restaurants-- much like the community itself-- that make its dining scene special. 

Some even say that making the rounds of North Beach restaurants is like taking a trip through Latin America — the neighborhood has cuisines from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Peru, and Mexico-- to name just a few. 

And if you're a food lover like we are, you can't (and shouldn't) miss anything THAT good!

Don't know where to start? 

That's where I come in!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in North Beach

Though often overshadowed by the glitz and glamour of South Beach, there's certainly nothing "underwhelming" about North Beach's dessert scene!

The slice of paradise between the hustle and bustle of South Beach and the upscale Bal Harbour (63rd to 87th, to be exact) is a tranquil hub that serves as a Miami Beach "hidden gem."

And since it's part of the strip of different neighborhoods within Miami Beach (South Beach, Mid Beach, the main Miami Beach, and North Beach), you'll be in for a sugar overload-- even by just looking at all the dessert spots and options at your disposal!

So whether you're looking for desserts of high-level sweetness or toned-down treats, North Beach is at your command! 

And I'm here to let you in on the best around the block!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in North Beach

North Beach Neighborhood Video

Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

Two of three exclusive manmade islands in Florida's glistening Biscayne Bay, Palm Island, and Hibiscus Island, are twin islands situated off the southwestern shore of Miami Beach.

Palm Island and Hibiscus Island span only 82 acres and 69 acres, respectively. 

The two highly sought-after waterfront communities were constructed parallel to one another as part of the City of Miami Beach and are accessible only via the MacArthur Causeway.

The two islands are home to approximately 7,000 residents (combined) as of the latest US Census.

Explore Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

Often considered twin islands, Palm Island and Hibiscus Island are two artificial residential enclaves constructed parallel to one another on Florida's sparkling Biscayne Bay.

The two islands are within the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, spanning 82 acres and 69 acres, respectively. 

Palm Island and Hibiscus Island are renowned for their palatial waterfront estates, convenient proximity to Miami and South Beach, and secluded, exclusive location.

Yet, despite being two of the city's oldest areas, it's not surprising that many longtime residents find themselves clueless about Palm and Hibiscus Islands. 

Some even mistake them for Star Island, the famous one of the trio!

But all that's about to change!

It's time to put the spotlight on Palm Island and Hibiscus Island and get to know these two tropical paradises more intimately!

Here are five things you may not know about Palm Island and Hibiscus Island.

5 Things You May Not Know About Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

Twin islands that are the epitome of privacy and luxury best describe Palm Island and Hibiscus Island, two of three exclusive manmade islands on Florida's glistening Biscayne Bay. 

And they're sure not one to take off your Miami travel list either! 

The two highly sought-after waterfront communities were constructed parallel to one another as part of the City of Miami Beach and are accessible only via the MacArthur Causeway. 

But they're not just famous for their palatial waterfront estates, vast mansions, and luxury, multi-million-dollar estate homes. 

These two islands also hold the perfect location in Central Miami for the ultimate travel experience!

The beaches, famous restaurants, Miami shopping destinations, tourist attractions, and museums? 

Yes, they're all within reach of the Palm and Hibiscus Islands!

Are you ready for a crazy-filled itinerary?

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

With Palm and Hibiscus Islands' proximity to South Beach's and Miami Beach's whirlwind of eats, these islands are not one to discount when it comes to being one of Miami's top culinary destinations.

Sure, one may find the food spots closest to the area underwhelming, but the same can't be said as soon as you drive through the Venetian Causeway! 

And the good news is that it only takes minutes to get to your restaurant of choice, whether at the east end, where Lincoln Road, South Beach, Miami Beach, and its other neighborhoods are or at the western part, where Downtown Miami is.

Imagine dining at these Miami communities known as top contributors to the city's coveted dining scene! 

You'll never run out of restaurants to try!

Yes, folks, Venetian Islands make all this possible!

So if you're looking to experience Miami's ultimate definition of foodgasm, I have your back!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

Finding your next favorite dessert spot in Palm Island and Hibiscus Islands is a breeze, thanks to South Beach, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami's vast and rich culinary offerings-- especially when it comes to sweets!

Yes, foodies, your wish is Palm and Hibiscus Islands' command! 

As the twin islands share their dining scene with these top Miami neighborhoods, your options are ENDLESS, and they keep coming by the second!

Whether you have a younger palate and find desserts of high-level sweetness satisfying, or a mature one that prefers toned-down sweets just a tad bit more, these neighborhoods have got it down! 

Just drive through MacArthur Causeway, and find yourself savoring a slice of your favorite sweet-- IN MINUTES!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Palm Island | Hibiscus Island

Palm Island | Hibiscus Island Neighborhood Video

Palmetto Bay

Welcome to Palmetto Bay, a quaint yet vibrant community with beautiful surroundings and a family-oriented atmosphere!

Located in South Florida's Miami-Dade County, Palmetto Bay is a small city homing only over 25,000 residents, nestled amidst the sunny state's largest metropolitan area. 

Indeed, the city displays an incomparable blend of rural, old Florida charm and urban sophistication. 

Its unconventional beauty is highlighted by uniquely styled street signs and artistically landscaped traffic circles, which add distinct charm and serenity to the neighborhood's already alluring public spaces. 

It is the 33rd incorporated municipality in Miami-Dade County.  

Explore Palmetto Bay

Discover the charming secrets of America's Village of Parks, and let Palmetto Bay warm your hopeful hearts!

Palmetto Bay, a village nestled between Biscayne Bay and South Dixie Highway (US-1), has always been known for its charming neighborhoods, lush public parks, notable public and private schools, and its robust commercial district.

Yet, it is not all that the city offers. 

The uncomparable blend of rural, old Florida charm and urban sophistication of this family-oriented neighborhood captures the hearts of locals and tourists alike-- get to know Palmetto Bay on a more intimate level with these five fun facts!

5 Things You May Not Know About Palmetto Bay

Plan a trip to America's Village of Parks and experience an incomparable blend of rural old Florida charm and urban sophistication amidst a bustling metropolitan area first-hand!

Located in South Florida's Miami-Dade County, Palmetto Bay is a quaint yet vibrant community with beautiful surroundings and a family-oriented atmosphere, home to only over 25,000 residents. 

Its charming neighborhoods, lush public parks, and notable public and private schools have always stolen the spotlight, yet there is more to the city waiting to be discovered.  

Explore South Florida's haven for unique recreational activities and jaw-dropping bay vistas-- Palmetto Bay invites you to a portal of natural, historical, and cultural attractions that will hold a spot in any tourist's itinerary.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Palmetto Bay

Many would agree that food provides lasting memories that define a travel experience.

Of course, we can't deny that food, first of all, is a physical necessity. Everybody NEEDS to eat. 

But, if we look deeper, we'll find that food embodies a cultural identity and individuality, giving tourists an insight into a new place they're visiting.

And if we're talking about the food scene in Palmetto Bay, you'll be guaranteed a vibrant, incomparable culinary journey only you can find in the USA's Village of Parks!

From high-end restaurants to cozy hole-in-the-wall food stops, Palmetto Bay presents you with an exciting cuisine trip that will delight your palates and warm your hearts!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Palmetto Bay

I dare say that no one can resist the sweet allure of a plateful of decadent DESSERT.

While some like to enjoy it as a sugary ending to a mouth-watering meal, others look at it as THE main course. And who can really blame them? 

How can anyone let an opportunity to indulge in a sinful treat pass-- especially if we're talking about something gooey and chocolatey! 

Luckily, it's not hard to find shops and dessert places where you can chill and enjoy yummy treats in Palmetto Bay! 

And if you're looking for the top contenders in the area, here are the five best places to get dessert while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay Neighborhood Video

Pinecrest

Nationally known as America's "Playful City" since 2012, Pinecrest is a medium-sized, suburban village nestled in Miami-Dade County, Florida. 

It is known as the 139th largest community in the state, boasting a population of 19,909 and a full array of amenities most residents dream of having.

Pinecrest takes pride in being touted as one of the most affluent communities in the area families usually consider, with its sought-after combination of highly-rated public and private schools and a low crime rate. 

As an extremely ethnically-diverse village, it offers its residents an unmatched relaxed atmosphere full of cultural character. 

Enjoy peace and tranquility without sacrificing the creature comforts one gets from living near the city. 

Just a 30-minute drive from Downtown Miami, Pinecrest locals are given an effortless commute to and from work in the business district of the county, all while living in a quiet and serene atmosphere. 

Yes, it is, indeed, the best of both worlds. 

Explore Pinecrest

How well do you know Pinecrest?

While everyone knows this family-oriented, affluent village is part of what Americans affectionately call the "Sunshine State," there is so much more about Pinecrest that you need to discover!

Get ready to be knocked off your feet by this suburban neighborhood's innate charm-- these are five fun facts about Pinecrest that will surely win your hearts over!

5 Things You May Not Know About Pinecrest

Are you ready for an EXHILARATING trip to Pinecrest?

In a village of just more than 19,000 residents, one may consider Pinecrest to be at the far end of South Florida's well-loved exuberant nightlife. 

Yet, this affluent suburban village, with its small but welcoming neighborhood, picturesque tree-lined streets, beautiful houses on huge lots, and friendly, serene atmosphere, holds a special spot in the hearts of travelers everywhere.

Whether you're on a solo journey looking to meet interesting people and find your own rhythm or hopping on a plane with family and friends for an incredibly rewarding experience that will bind you for a lifetime, you're bound to enjoy a memorable trip to Pinecrest! 

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Pinecrest

“Food is not just eating energy. It's an experience.” – Guy Fieri

Why is food a vital part of the whole travel experience? 

If I must say, traveling to uncover a new culture is finding ways to go past the usual "touristy" route most travelers take and see how the locals live. 

And if you're not planning on spending a significant amount of time in a foreign place, it's going to be pretty challenging to learn about another culture. 

And that's where food comes in. 

There's no denying that food is and will always be a defining part of a culture. 

Through delicious dishes, we learn about a city's history, traditions, and societal norms. 

At Pinecrest, locals take pride in the village's abundance of local and international cuisine. 

And though the community spans only a very minimal 7.6 miles,  the variety of tried and true established eateries and newer trendier spots will surprise you.

Get to know Pinecrest through its best food stops and tasty flavors. 

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're in the area.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Pinecrest

Desserts are undoubtedly essential after every meal.

Just the sight of their presence on the menu elates us and makes us eager to finish the last morsel so as to move on to the REAL star of the show. 

And the reward of that first bite? 

We bet you a sweet tooth would say it feels like a "slice" of heaven, pun intended!

When planning a trip to Pinecrest, the quest to find the perfect place to chill and enjoy some of the best desserts available is almost always part of a traveler's itinerary. 

So, to help you out on this tedious task, we've listed down the top 5 dessert places you can try in the area. 

Enjoy!

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Pinecrest

Pinecrest Neighborhood Video


Shenandoah

A neighborhood considered the "heart of Miami," Shenandoah feels cut right out of a fairytale.

Geographically central and high and dry on a ridge, the area boasts the perfect location, just minutes from Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Downtown Miami. 

It also features tree-lined streets, verdant yards, and harmonious streetscapes of bungalows and Mediterranean Revival architecture.

To date, Shenandoah's modern borders are Calle Ocho to the north, Coral Way to the south, SW 12th Ave to the east, and SW 27th Ave to the west. 

It is home to 40,941 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Shenandoah

An old Miami neighborhood that features tree-lined streets, verdant yards, and harmonious streetscapes of bungalows and Mediterranean Revival architecture, Shenandoah is a dream drawn to life.

It doesn't hurt that it's one of the most centralized areas in the city, too, boasting the perfect location, just minutes from Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Downtown Miami, although you could say it hasn't quite made a mark in the Miami tourism industry (yet!), unlike its neighbors.

Nevertheless, it still offers a few perks that are bound to tickle your fancy, like its rich inventory of Mediterranean-styled homes harkening to the 1920s, vibrant dining scene, and the famous Calle Ocho (we'll talk more about it later!)

A highly-urbanized neighborhood with a suburban feel-- a truly unique and lovable combination!

And I bet you'll fall in love with this community even more once you get a whiff of its rich history and unique offerings that make it stand out from the rest!

Here are five things you may not know about Shenandoah.

5 Things You May Not Know About Shenandoah

Often astray from tourists' limelight, Shenandoah may be tagged as one of the lesser-known neighborhoods in Miami, albeit among the oldest.

Nevertheless, the area is considered the "heart of Miami," a community that feels cut out of a fairytale with tree-lined streets, verdant yards, and harmonious streetscapes of bungalows and Mediterranean Revival architecture.

Shenandoah is also geographically central and high and dry on a ridge, boasting the perfect location minutes away from Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Downtown Miami. 

Now, you may be wondering, "So what's there to see and do in this historic-but-seemingly-mundane neighborhood?"

Think Shenandoah is only about beautiful (but rather old) homes and a glimpse of ancient Miami? 

Oh, you haven't seen ANYTHING YET!

Take a chance, travel, and uncover the true beauty of this simple, upfront, but culturally-rich neighborhood. 

You'll find that it's quite an interesting and memorable trip-- only if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Shenandoah

If you think exploring is the BEST part of the travel, you have to get your priorities straight. 

Food lovers, I know you'll agree with me that a trip isn't complete without stuffing your face with local dishes and delicacies!

In Shenandoah, you're bound to break that diet-- at one restaurant or another. 

The neighborhood features a mean lineup of delicious Hispanic and Cuban eats and a few other cuisines that may be familiar to your palate-- Asian, Italian, and American comfort food.

You see, the area also shares a lot of great restaurants and food spots with its neighboring communities-- Brickell, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach. 

So, if you're craving something out of the usual Shenandoah lineup, you'll always find it nearby!

So, yeah, you'll pretty much find yourself in a ton of eating episodes when in Shenandoah! 

And I mean A LOT! 

With so many options, both in and around the city, who would resist?

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Shenandoah

The smell of a favorite sweet treat-- be it baked, cooled, or otherwise-- re-ignites one's senses, and in Shenandoah, you'll be treated to a dessert paradise once more.

You see, here's the thing. 

While there may be only a few spots for dessert in the whole area, the same can't be said for the neighborhoods surrounding it. 

Brickell, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach? 

Food lovers will have a field day scouring those streets for a delicious bite!

From hole-in-the-wall eats to famous dessert digs, you'll find all the sweets you're craving in Shenandoah-- or a few steps away from it!

And to help you get a headstart, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Shenandoah

Shenandoah Neighborhood Video


South Beach

Welcome to South Beach, "The Sun and Fun Capital of the World!"

Fondly called by locals as "SoBe," among other nicknames, South Beach is a vibrant community in Miami Beach, located east of the city proper, between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The area encompasses Miami Beach south of Dade Boulevard. 

See the Miami Beach that you know from the movies in this iconic neighborhood-- with nicknames like "America's Riviera" and the "Art Deco Playground," it's easy to see why South Beach is the most popular out of the three Miami Beach neighborhoods. 

 A home to sandy strands, swaying palms, and pastel-colored Art Deco buildings synonymous with this iconic Miami destination, South Beach merges fantasy with reality. 

It is a charming trait that has earned the village a yearly visit from thousands of tourists and has captured the hearts of residents from around the globe.

It is home to 3,429 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore South Beach

Prepare yourself for a journey that introduces you to the Miami you've seen in movies and TV shows-- South Beach is the epitome of the carefree beach life you long for, the iconic "Sun and Fun Capital of the World!"

Fondly called by locals "SoBe," among other names, South Beach is a vibrant community in Miami Beach, located east of the city proper, between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  

With nicknames like "America's Riviera" and the "Art Deco Playground," it's easy to see why South Beach is the most popular out of the three Miami Beach neighborhoods. 

South Beach merges fantasy with reality, a home to sandy strays, swaying palms, and quirky pastel-colored Art Deco buildings, making the neighborhood one of the ultimate Miami destinations.

Yet, the sun, sand, and sea are not all of what South Beach offers.

Get ready to fall in love with SoBe's glamour and high energy-- a neighborhood that offers glittering nightlife and heartwarming secrets that will charm you even more.

Here are five things you may not know about South Beach.

5 Things You May Not Know About South Beach

Arrange a short but sweet vacay to the famous "Sun and Fun Capital of the World" and see the Miami Beach that you know from movies and TV shows come to life!

Welcome to South Beach, home to sandy strands, swaying palms, and pastel-colored Art Deco buildings-- a neighborhood that promises to merge fantasy with reality.

With nicknames like "America's Riviera" and the "Art Deco Playground," it's easy to see why this vibrant beach village is the most popular out of the three Miami Beach communities. 

It's a trendy area that remains the place to see and be seen in Miami, proudly featuring a 2-mile-long swath of sugar-white sand beaches that attract celebrities, sun-seekers, and spring break parties. 

Yet, it's not all that this lively area holds.

Let us guide you through the best outdoor shopping experience, trendy food stops, and more fun things to do in SoBe, and do this classic neighborhood the right way.

While there's no shortage of things to do in South Beach, you'll find that there is so much more to discover in this sandy village-- only if you know where to look.

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in South Beach

Traveling and eating is the best formula for an amazing life.

I dare say that people love eating as much as they love traveling. 

And, if you've ever visited a foreign place or country, you'll know that eating at a local food spot is the most important part of the experience. 

So why do travelers need to sample local fare? 

Experiencing local food and offerings is also being able to understand the culture of a community. 

And in such a tourist-heavy neighborhood like South Beach, it's not so easy to find reasonably-priced, genuinely delicious restaurants.

But don't form a frown on your face just yet. 

In a well-trodden area like our favorite seaside neighborhood, the culinary scene is ever-expanding, offering diverse, dynamic options for visitors and locals alike. 

So if you're looking for SoBe restaurants and food stops worth the visit, we've got you covered!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South Beach

Desserts are, arguably, the most awaited part of a good meal.

No matter how simple or grand a spread is, a sweet serving of your favorite dessert at the end makes all the difference-- even if you've already filled your tummy with food to the brim!

But what makes a dessert memorable?

Yes, the taste is definitely relative, but a dessert, by my standards, should give a warm feeling of satisfaction to your palate. 

A sharp sweetness, perhaps? 

Or maybe the right mix of smooth and rough texture, with each bite reminding you of home. 

You may find that the younger palate sees desserts of high-level sweetness as satisfying, but a mature palate appreciates toned-down sweets just a tad bit more.

Whatever the case, South Beach fulfills every dessert lover's request with a full array of dessert shops and spots that will make any sweet tooth craving come alive at a whim.

And to help you choose your next SoBe dessert stop, here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South Beach

South Beach Neighborhood Video


South Miami

Welcome to South Miami, a Miami municipality that upholds the collegiate lifestyle!

A community bordering the University of Miami's main campus and the city of Coral Gables and Pinecrest, South Miami is famous for its leafy residential neighborhoods, luscious parks, a vibrant downtown filled with historic buildings, restaurants, and unique shops, and of course, its proximity to the university. 

Most residents proudly call the vivacious city, The City of Pleasant Living. 

South Miami encompasses 2.5-square miles within Miami-Dade County, with its "town center" at the east of U.S Highway (South Dixie Highway), which carries tens of thousands of vehicles through the city daily.

It is home to 12,046 residents as of the latest U.S Census.

Explore South Miami

Let the famed collegiate lifestyle enchant and charm you a thousand folds over.

A municipality bordering the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and Pinecrest, South Miami is a well-loved neighborhood, alluring locals and tourists with its leafy residential areas, luscious parks,  and a vibrant downtown filled with historic buildings, restaurants, and unique shops.

It's a city brimming with businesses and attractions, its sidewalks bustling with young and college-age students, families, and young professionals who enjoy proximity to leisure and livelihood.

But, if you try to look beneath its vibrant and laidback exterior, you'll find that there's so much more to discover in this bustling city than what the eye sees. 

Get to know South Miami a little more intimately and watch the city shine brighter than ever!

Here are five things you may not know about South Miami that are bound to awe and impress!

5 Things You May Not Know About South Miami

Bask in the famed collegiate lifestyle that locals and tourists have come to love and embrace-- this is South Miami. 

A municipality bordering the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and Pinecrest, South Miami is a well-loved neighborhood, alluring locals and tourists with its leafy residential areas, luscious parks, and a vibrant downtown filled with historic buildings, restaurants, and unique shops.

Its "small-town" feel that serves as a welcome contrast to big-city living has visitors falling in love, yet, it's not all that South Miami offers.  

So, get your pens and papers out and start planning your South Miami itinerary to remember!

A rendezvous to this fun municipality might just be what you need to ignite your senses and start over!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in South Miami

Tickle your palates with an adventurous culinary undertaking that unfolds in Miami's "City of Pleasant Living."

Are you ready for your fill of delicious, out-of-this-world flavors?

While admittedly not historically top of mind as one of Miami's major food destinations, like, say, Brickell or South Beach, South Miami's culinary scene is starting to take shape, and you better not miss its blast-off!

From fine dining to fast-casual, I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot to satisfy your craving palate!

So unleash your passion for food at this municipality that upholds a famed collegiate lifestyle!

I hope you're ready!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South Miami

Enjoy a whirlwind of flavors-- sweet, decadent, savory, and salty-- mish-mash in a mouthful of awesomeness they call "Dessert."

While most people prefer to take their dessert after finishing up a meal, I know some of you "closeted" sweet tooths are wishing for your entrees to magically transform into ice cream, pies, or cakes.

Well, sweets are quite addictive, so I pass no judgment on that.

Of course, the vibrant dessert scene at South Miami makes matters "worse," giving you all sorts of sweet treats to devour--  in all their delicious shapes, types, and sizes, at that!

But if you welcome the toothachingly sweet pleasure without any guilt, feel free to take a front seat to a top-notch South Miami dessert experience you won't soon forget!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South Miami

South Miami Neighborhood Video

South of Fifth

A small, affluent, and exclusive South Beach neighborhood known to Miami locals and tourists as "SoFi," South of Fifth is a hidden tropical paradise with easy access to all the exciting activities South Florida is celebrated for.

The enclave extends from South Pointe Park, at the tip of Miami Beach, to Fifth Street, a few blocks north, from east to west. It is surrounded by water on three sides, from the Ocean to Biscayne Bay.

It is home to 2,657 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore South of Fifth

Within the famous South Beach lies one of the world's best-kept secrets, South of Fifth, home to some of the most coveted real estate in all of Florida.

The enclave extends from South Pointe Park, at the tip of Miami Beach, to Fifth Street, a few blocks north, from east to west. 

It is surrounded by water on three sides, from the Ocean to Biscayne Bay.

But it's not just SoFi's real estate that has caught everyone's attention. 

The small, affluent, and exclusive South Beach neighborhood boasts a whole new world of its own amidst the continuous stimulation found further north.

The community is more relaxed and peaceful, a tranquil residential enclave that features impressive high-rise condo towers, low-rise residences, and restored Art Deco buildings at every corner. 

In fact, SoFi has boomed in popularity in recent years for its laid-back, community-centric vibe, a welcome pause enjoyed by locals and tourists from the fast-paced SoBe lifestyle.

But what else lies beneath this hidden gem waiting to be discovered?

It's a good thing I'm here to let you in on more fun facts about SoFi!

Here are five things you may not know about South of Fifth.

5 Things You May Not Know About South of Fifth


Minutes away from known Miami tourist traps like Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road lies a neighborhood that may feel like a whole other world, South of Fifth, or SoFi, as locals lovingly call it.

Occupying the southern tip of Miami Beach, the residential enclave is one of the city's most affluent communities. 

SoFi stretches southward from 5th Street to the bayfront at beautiful South Pointe Park, wedged between the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and Government Cut.

And though the area is mostly residential and full of luxury condos, SoFi offers plenty for travelers, too.

Sure, South of Fifth is more relaxed and peaceful, featuring impressive high-rise condo towers, low-rise residences, and restored Art Deco buildings at every corner. 

But let me tell you, it's far from being a "plain Jane," especially when it comes to its culinary scene, outdoor activities, tourist attractions, and nature spots.  

Are you ready to dive into the fun activities you can do at South of Fifth? 

Round up your besties because I'm here to tell you how to spend your much-awaited vacation in SoFi! 

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in South of Fifth

With the ever-vivacious South Beach taking Miami Beach by storm, it's no surprise that most tourists (and even locals) gravitate more towards the lively neighborhood when dining out, leaving less-famous communities like North Beach and South of Fifth covered in the dust. 

Well, that's how their residents like it, anyway.

That said, it doesn't discount that South of Fifth--aka SoFi-- is home to a unique blend of dining options your palate will happily savor, some of which can only be found in this area! 

In fact, "knowing" locals and tourists stay away from the tourist traps and head to South of Fifth for satisfyingly filling grub!

Food lovers, you know the drill! 

If you're looking for a quiet night out in the town, with enough headspace for you to ACTUALLY enjoy your meal without the mostly chaotic SoBe scene hogging your attention, go a little more south and try these great concepts at South of Fifth!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in South of Fifth

Nestled within one of Miami Beach's famous neighborhoods, South of Fifth may be a whole other world, but it happily shares outstanding dessert spots with SoBe-- with a few hidden gems of its own.

You can say it's an advantage of being in a tourist-ridden community but having a distinct identity. 

You can switch back and forth without much hassle, enjoying both the relaxed SoFi vibe and the vibrant South Beach scene, especially when you're on a sweet dessert run!

Imagine all the dessert spots and options at your disposal. 

I bet you'll be in for a sweet-tooth coma, and you haven't even started yet!

But the good news is that I'm here to point out all the worthy sweet spots you should visit when in town!  

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in South of Fifth

South of Fifth Neighborhood Video


Star Island

A famous gated community that completes the trio of exclusive artificial islands on Biscayne Bay, Star Island is a luxurious seaside residential enclave that has seen its share of history, glamour, fame, and even drama. 

The island is south of the Venetian Islands and east of the Palm and Hibiscus islands. It spans 86.5 acres.

Star Island, together with Palm and Hibiscus Islands, lies off the MacArthur Causeway between the main islands of Miami Beach and mainland Florida. 

The only way to access the neighborhood is by boat or a single bridge that connects the island to MacArthur Causeway, Bridge Road.

It is home to 108 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Star Island

A manmade island paradise on Biscayne Bay, Star Island is among the three artificial residential enclaves just off the coast of South Beach, including twin islands, Palm and Hibiscus Islands. 

The island is south of the Venetian Islands and east of the Palm and Hibiscus islands.

Aside from being the most famous of the trio, the gated community is the biggest, spanning 86.5 acres, and can only be accessed by boat or a single bridge that connects the island to MacArthur Causeway, Bridge Road.

If you've been passing by the causeway all your life, you'll agree that Star Island exudes a glamorous yet intriguing vibe that, in one way or another, has caused you to bend your neck to the north as you make your way to or from South Beach. 

Well, now's the time to break that barrier of mystery and get to know the gorgeous island better!

Here are five things you may not know about Star Island.

5 Things You May Not Know About Star Island

To say that the Star Island lifestyle epitomizes the lifestyle of America's rich and famous is an understatement. 

The luxurious island sits on Florida's glistening Biscayne Bay, completing the trio of artificial islands that serve as three of Miami's glamorous tropical residential enclaves only accessible by boat or a single bridge that connects the island to MacArthur Causeway, Bridge Road. 

It boasts lush surroundings, celebrity residents, and gorgeous, expansive mansions. 

And since it lies between the main islands of Miami Beach and mainland Florida, you'll find that Star Island is also a tourist destination you shouldn't keep off your list the next time you visit the city!

Tons of activities on both land and water? 

Yes, please!

There's nothing you CAN'T do when on Star Island!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do Near Star Island

"There's nothing good to eat around Star Island." said no one who ever existed. 

I know you'll agree if you've already been to the island.

While Star Island doesn't have local restaurants or eateries, it's blessed to have South Beach's, Miami Beach's, Fisher Island's, and Downtown Miami's dining scenes in its midst.

How lucky are this island's residents? 

To have the opportunity to switch between the main islands of Miami Beach and mainland Florida's culinary offerings, where you'll find a concentrated number of delicious eats? 

Just drive through the MacArthur Causeway and reach your preferred food destination within MINUTES!

How convenient is that?

It brings you an array of different eats, from top-tier classy dine-ins to hole-in-the-wall finds. 

And if you're lucky, you're bound to discover an array of new food spots to try in every corner! 

But I'll start with a few faves around this block!

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here or close by in South Beach.

 5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner Near Star Island

Hop on and drive your way to endless desserts via MacArthur Causeway, Star Island's gateway to everything delicious about Miami!

A glamorous residential enclave completing the trio of artificial islands on Florida's majestic Biscayne Bay, Star Island, together with Palm and Hibiscus Islands, is only accessible by boat or a single bridge that connects the island to MacArthur Causeway, Bridge Road. 

And the good news is that it lies between the main islands of Miami Beach, and mainland Florida, two of the top food destinations of Magic City.

Just give yourself six minutes TOPS, and you'll find yourself slurping away your favorite cold dessert or snacking on a baked goodie (or two)! 

Indeed, dessert tripping in Miami has never been this easy, thanks to Star Island!

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert Near Star Island

Star Island Neighborhood Video

Sunny Isles Beach
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Sunny Isles Beach Neighborhood Video

Sunset Harbour
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Sunset Harbour Neighborhood Video


Sunset Islands
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Sunset Islands Neighborhood Video


Surfside
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Surfside Neighborhood Video


Tamiami
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Tamiami Neighborhood Video


The Roads
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The Roads Neighborhood Video


Upper East Side
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Upper East Side Neighborhood Video


Venetian Islands
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Venetian Islands Neighborhood Video


West Miami
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Wynwood

Set your sights on Wynwood, more popularly known as Miami's Little San Juan (or El Barrio), an eclectic community representing the Art & Soul of the city. 

A compact district squeezed in between Edgewater to the East, Allapattah to the West (on the other side of the I-95), the Miami Design District to the north, and to its south, a downtown region known as Town Square, Wynwood covers approximately 1.294 square miles, which is smaller compared to other neighborhoods in the area.

It has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue.

It is home to 9,291 residents as of the latest US Census.

Explore Wynwood

An eclectic community representing the Art & Soul of Miami-- put your hands together and get ready to swoon for Wynwood!

Say hello to one of the world's hippest hangouts, Miami's entertainment and cultural center, the Wynwood district. 

The compact community is squeezed in between Edgewater to the East, Allapattah to the West (on the other side of the I-95), the Miami Design District to the north, and to its south, a downtown region known as Town Square. 

It stands proud at 1.294 square miles, which is smaller compared to other neighborhoods in the area.

Nevertheless, what the area lacks in size, it makes up for by offering locals and tourists countless opportunities to enjoy the best of international contemporary art, whether in galleries or simply on the street, where colorful murals make it a go-to place for Instagrammers.

And if you have never been to, I'm telling you, you're missing half of your life!

But you want to know what else is so amazing about Wynwood? 

I'm sure you know that art and culture aren't the only main draws of the famed neighborhood, but if you've got no clue, read on and get to know Wynwood beyond its vibrant exterior.

Here are five things you may not know about Wynwood that will make you fall in love even more!

5 Things You May Not Know About Wynwood

Miami's forgotten industrial enclave-turned-bonafide arts and fashion district lure you to an incredible South Florida vacation to remember-- welcome to Wynwood!

An eclectic community representing the art and soul of Miami, Wynwood is a compact district squeezed in between Edgewater to the East, Allapattah to the West (on the other side of the I-95), the Miami Design District to the north, and its south, a downtown region known as Town Square. 

The area stands tall at approximately 1.294 square miles, albeit smaller than other neighborhoods in the area.

Yet, what it lacks in size, the community makes up for with its big city convenience and world-class entertainment! 

In fact, what was once a collection of warehouses is now one of the world's hippest hangouts!

Are you ready to explore Miami's famous El Barrio?

Experience the best international contemporary art, whether in galleries or simply on the street-- and everything else in between!

Here are the top five things you can do while you're here.

5 Things to Do in Wynwood

The newest and trendiest dining spots in town?

Well, it's a bare minimum, especially if we're talking about Wynwood of Miami!

A district known to be a little rough around the edges (as what artsy areas set out to be, most of the time), the vibrant neighborhood's best restaurants stack up against the city's top places to dine. 

In fact, it's quite common to find a big weekend opening of a lavishly decorated spot inspired by Tulum and headlined by a celebrity chef in Wynwood, no matter what season. 

Of course, there are also some tried-and-true establishments to watch out for in case you're looking for an authentic, old-school Wynwood flavor.

Well, whatever the case may be, you'll always find a new favorite food stop in Wynwood if you know where to look.

Here are the Top 5 Eats to try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dinner in Wynwood

The quirkiest and best-tasting desserts are right within reach when you're in Wynwood.

It's actually not surprising that the neighborhood proffers a blooming paradise of confections. 

An Instagrammable destination only equals Instagram-worthy desserts! Shouldn't that always be the case?

And when you're a sweet tooth, scouring the streets for the ultimate sweet treat is always part of your travel to-dos. 

It might even be the first (and only) thing you look forward to! 

So, let #foodporn glisten under the Wynwood sun and ooze with chocolatey goodness! 

I'm sure your soc-med followers will drool and double-tap those pictures as you try a handful of the neighborhood’s most photogenic desserts that taste as divine as they look.

Are you ready to fulfill all your "sweet" dessert fantasies?

Here are the top 5 dessert places you can try while you're here.

5 Best Restaurants to Eat Dessert in Wynwood

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