Beyond Sun and Sand: 10 Other Reasons to Love Miami
Miami is so much more than its beautiful beaches and perfect weather and although we have told you about what makes Miami special from a business perspective, there are plenty of other reasons to love Miami:
1-Mysterious History: Miami has a fascinating and mysterious history that spans centuries, with stories of pirates, smugglers, and even ghosts. This rich history adds an element of intrigue and excitement to the city that keeps people coming back for more. One example we’ve told you about is Stiltsville and its history.
2-Unconventional Art: Miami is known for its world-class art scene, but what makes it truly unique is its unconventional and avant-garde approach to art. From street art to performance art, Miami artists are not afraid to push boundaries and challenge assumptions.
3-Thriving LGBTQ+ Community: Miami has one of the largest and most vibrant LGBTQ+ communities in the country, with a thriving nightlife and a wide range of events and festivals throughout the year. This welcoming and inclusive community is a big draw for many people who love Miami.
4-Exotic Wildlife: Miami is home to a wide variety of exotic wildlife, from manatees and dolphins to alligators and panthers. This unique ecosystem provides endless opportunities for exploration and adventure, whether it’s kayaking through the Everglades or snorkeling with tropical fish. One of my favorite things is Coral City Camera’s LIVE underwater stream
5-Innovative Architecture: Miami is a hub for innovative and cutting-edge architecture, with iconic buildings like the Frost Science Museum and the Perez Art Museum Miami pushing the boundaries of design. This avant-garde approach to architecture adds a futuristic and visionary quality to the city that is both inspiring and exciting. (and we write about Miami’s architecture quite a bit).
6-Boat Culture: Miami has a thriving boat culture, with many residents owning or renting boats to explore the city’s waterways. From fishing to waterskiing, Miami offers many ways to enjoy the water and soak up the sun. Here’s our Flickr “Haulover Sandbar” album with years of fun photos:
7-Creative Spirit: Miami is home to a thriving creative scene that includes artists, musicians, and writers. The city’s energy and diversity inspire creativity, making it the perfect place to pursue your passion and unleash your inner artist.
8-Wellness Hub: Miami is known for its party scene, but it’s also becoming a hub for wellness enthusiasts. From yoga studios to meditation centers, there are plenty of opportunities to prioritize your physical and mental health.
9-Miami’s Parking Garages: Miami’s parking garages are more than just a place to park your car – they’re also works of art. Many of the city’s garages feature colorful murals, stunning sculptures, and even rooftop gardens. For art lovers, Miami’s parking garages are a must-see. (1111 Lincoln by Herzog & De Meuron is my favorite!)
10-Haute Couture Dog Fashion: Miami is home to a growing culture of dog fashion, with pet owners dressing their pups in the latest haute couture styles. From doggy bikinis to high-end collars, Miami is the place to be if you want to show off your furry friend in style.
Miami offers a range of unusual and thought-provoking attractions that challenge assumptions and break the mold. From parking garages that double as works of art to mysterious castles and stunning street art, there’s always something new and exciting to discover in Miami. If I missed one, hit me up and I’ll be happy to add it to the list!
Image created with help of midjourney and edited by a miamism human