A Tourist in Miami

So let me tell you a huge mistake of mine: I have never been a tourist in Miami. I have lives in Miami for the past 9 years and never explored its grounds. Well, in Weston to be more specific, which is like 40min away from downtown. You might think its very far away but for us in South Florida it is a daily thing to be in the car for more than an hour stuck in traffic.

This past weekend though, I decided it was time venture into the city and explore it. For a long time I’ve been wanting to visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, so I said to myself “Why not now?”

First of all, what a B E A U T I FU L place! The gardens are breathtaking and the house itself is just amazing. To be able to see a historic place like this is just incredible. The house was built in the early 1900s by the coat of Miami. The view form the house is gorgeous. I leave you below the photos I took while visiting the place for you to see.

If you live in Miami and have never been to Vizcaya, please do yourself a favor and write it on your to-do list. If you are planning on visiting Miami, take a morning, or afternoon and visit this place. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

For those of you asking yourself while reading this, yes there is a cost to enter but it’s minimal and for my college student followers they offer student discount!

So from now on, I think I am going to be a tourist in Miami. I would love to explore more of my city.

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So my blogger instinct decided what I should wear for this exciting tourist adventure, but what I would really recommend is to go very comfortable. Specially now, that summer is approaching, I would recommend a flow-y dress and some cute sandals (comfortable ones) or whatever outfit you find comfortable and cute, because believe me the scenery is great for an instagram-perfect photo!

*OUTFIT DETAILS*

Head to Toe – Forever 21

Shoes – JustFab

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Share below your favorite spot or tourist site form your city!

Photography by: Maholi Hernandez

XOXO Ana Cristina MariΓ±o

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Laurie
    April 8, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I love that you decided to be a tourist of your own city! I am an avid traveler but not sure I’ve seen all there is to see in Louisville. Your outfit is just too cute!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you love <3

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    Terri Steffes
    April 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I live in St. Louis. I love my city! My favorite summer adventure is going to the Cardinals games. The city goes all out for its favorite sports team!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      I might have to plan a trip to St Louis now!

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    Kristina Padgett
    April 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Florida! These pictures of Miami are beautiful! Great post thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    kristinacamille.com

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      No prob! Keep an eye out because I might open a new section with the purpose of showcasing Miami’s best spots!

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    Kristen
    April 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I am from Florida too and I am not big on doing all of the Touristy things but lately I have been giving them a try and found some beautiful places! Miami looks beautiful!! Yet another place I need to visit!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      You know I used to be like that, I moved 9 years ago to Miami and never went to the famous tourist-y places, but now I think it is time to try them haha

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    michele
    April 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    This is Miami!? It looks so cool! Looks like it has a lot of culture behind it. I will definitely have to visit this spot next time I go.Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      I asked myself the same question when I went in to the gardens, I couldn’t believe this was just in the heart of the city! It was built around a century ago!

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    Roxnne
    April 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Amazing to see our city’s best treasure through fresh eyes! I live in an area heavily populated by artists and musicians. So many beautiful places to see!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Yes, I never thought I would find this sort of attraction in Miami!

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    Lesley Carter
    April 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Cute outfit. I’m all for a flowy dress and some cute sandals in Miami, especially with the humidity there.

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you <3 !! and yes summer in Miami can get very humid and hot

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    Amy at Mom's Magical Miles
    April 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    What an amazing place! I’ve never been to Miami but would love to explore all the culture there!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Oh! You need to come, you will find it very interesting. It is like a salad of cultures here! haha

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    DANI CC
    April 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    So happy you explored and your photos are just amazing. We are always having little adventures in Chicago, once you start exploring your city it’s hard to stop. Can’t wait to see more posts about all your journeys!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      OMG! I would love to visit Chicago very soon!!! I feel that city is just great, although I’ve never been, I’ve been told.

      I will definitely be opening a new section on the blog of my adventures in Miami, So, if interested, follow me on social or sign-up to get notified whenever I post something new πŸ™‚

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    Blythe A.
    April 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    First of all, I love your outfit. It perfectly embodies that 70s vibe that is so in now. I live in a very small town, so there isn’t much to be touristy about. However, one of my favorite spots not to far from here is the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. It’s like being transported to another time.

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you <3 I've been into 70s style a lot lately! Glad you liked my outfit! and thank you for the tip, If I go up to Sarasota I would love to visit the museum!

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    Teresa
    April 8, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I love being a tourist in my own city! I agree, it’s a lot of fun. We love to explore Crystal City in Virginia. And then go to Ted’s for dinner. Their bison burgers are SO good!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      You just made me crave burgers hahaha, Yes being a tourist in your own city is super fun!

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    tp keane
    April 9, 2016 at 7:45 am

    This place looks amazing… it doesn’t even look like the states. If I were to place it, it could easily be stuck in the centre of Rome, Italy.

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      I know right! It has a very European vibe! I think it made me love it more!

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    Carolyn
    April 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Those gardens are beautiful. Next time I am in Miami I’ll go take a look. Thanks for sharing.

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      No prob love! You definitely need to visit the place is gorgeous!

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    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    April 9, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I love your outfit and these pictures are beautiful! We love it when we make time to explore our city. The kids activities and school keep us so busy, it’s a real treat when we can just decompress and visit a cool place we haven’t been before. NC is naturally such a beautiful state to live in and you’re making me want to visit some gorgeous free gardens 20 minutes away I still haven’t been to!

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      modaddicted
      April 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you <3 I had the pleasure to visit Raleigh and Asheville last year and I feel tin love with NC! Hopefully I visit again very soon.

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    Michele ~ West Via Midwest
    April 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    We have one weekend a month the we explore our city…. its been so rewarding! I completely agree— great thing to do!

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    jill conyers
    April 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

    My all time favorite cities to visit are San Francisco and Chicago. In that order.

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      modaddicted
      April 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I would love love to visit both! Hopefully I get to visit them really soon!

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    Kat
    April 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Oh Vizcaya is always a dream to visit for me. You should check out Deering Estate, I feel I took far too long to see it and I’m kicking myself. Sometimes you see manatees πŸ˜€

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      modaddicted
      April 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I just checked the website and it looks gorgeous!! I will definitely be adding the place on my to-visit list! Thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

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    Denea
    April 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I loves this idea! I am so happy that you did this. I need to visit Florida, one of the only states I haven’t been to!

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      modaddicted
      April 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you love! <3 I will be posting more tourist destinations here in Miami as I try to be a tourist myself haha. I can;t believe I have lived here for almost a decade and never knew these types of places existed!

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    Laci
    April 16, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Wow you look amazing and the details of these photos is perfection I love the metal done looking thing !!

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    Keri
    April 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Cute looks. It’s always nice to be a tourist in the most frequently visited cities and see their most unique off the beat and path locations.

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    LeAnne
    April 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I’m never been to Miami. And thanks for reminding me to be a tourist in my own city, Baltimore.

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    Bernadette Callahan
    April 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Miami is a fun city, and full of culture. I live in Florida too, occasionally we do a few tourist days around town just to kind of enjoy the area a little more.

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