Miami Beach

When I first moved to Miami I learned there was more to the city than meets the eye. Beyond the stunning beaches and nightlife scenes, lives iconic neighborhoods filled with its own charm and character, each breathing life into the Magic City and making it a unique destination to explore. With our busiest and most beautiful season quickly approaching, I’ve asked our Loews Miami Beach Hotel Team Members to put together a list of what to eat, see and do in our city’s most beloved neighborhoods.

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Coral Gables is Calling

Inspired by the architecture from the Garden City and City Beautiful movements of the 19th and 20th century, Coral Gables exudes culture and romance from its historical buildings and timeless landscapes. To learn more about what makes this city so special, we asked Andrea Blanco, our VIP Manager, to break down her favorite places to explore.

Eat: The best breakfast ever can be found at Chocolate Fashion. The homemade pastries pull you in so each bite is just as enjoyable as the last.

See: Art Galleries Night is one of my favorite events to attend in Coral Gables. You have the ability to interact with people and appreciate the culture and heritage that lives within other’s artwork.

Do: Whether you’re interested in shopping, dining, relaxing or entertainment, the Shops at Merrick Park has it all. It doesn’t hurt that the place is gorgeous, too!

South Beach Serenity

Who would we be if we didn’t include the city we call home in the round up of our favorite neighborhoods (and who could blame us)? Other than vacationing at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, there are so many things this city offers and Fransisco Urena, Front Office Supervisor, is here to tell us all about them.

Eat: You can’t talk about food in Miami Beach without mentioning the Front Porch Cafe. One of my favorite dishes to order is their delicious Blackened Shrimp Tacos, which can be paired with any one of their cocktails.

See: If you’re looking for hidden gem in the neighborhood, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is the place to visit. All you need is a couple of hours to soak in all its beauty and learn about it’s unique history.

Do: There’s so much to experience in South Beach, but one thing I highly recommend is kayaking in Oleta River State Park. It’s one of the best state parks i’ve ever been to and it offers so much wildlife.

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Want to be in Wynwood

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Wynwood is one of my favorite places to explore! Other than being named one of the “Best Neighborhoods in America,” it’s also home to one of the largest outdoor art galleries in the nation (hello, Wynwood Walls). Anytime my family, friends or even acquaintances come to visit me, this is the first place we go to.

Eat: The first time I ever took my parents out to eat in Miami, we went to Wynwood Kitchen and Bar. Since then, it’s been deemed a fan favorite and one of my go-to places to eat. Serving tapas-style dishes, I recommend trying their grilled skewers or bacon wrapped dates.

See: Almost every square inch of Wynwood is covered in some type of art, so it would be pretty impossible to visit without getting a peak into the shear talent Miami homes. If you have time, hunt down the Star Wars themed wall – you’ll definitely want to take a selfie with it.

Do: If you consider yourself a rum aficionado, I highly suggest touring the Miami Club Rum distillery. The first of its kind in the area, it boasts a unique experience followed by a tasting of their favorite flavors.

If you have great suggestions of your own, connect with us on Facebook and we’ll add them to our next neighborhood guide!

Ashley