Part of the fun of travelling is documenting all of your adventures for your friends and family to see, and when posted on Instagram, for the whole world to see. Getting an Instagram-worthy shot can take multiple takes, angle adjustments and deciding between filters that will make your pictures pop. (Side note: Toaster is great for sunsets and beaches, while Brannan’s great for water shots and boating!) Whether you’re shopping, partying or posing in front of some of the most expensive Miami Beach homes, Miami is an Instagram lover’s dream come true.
If you’re looking for the best spots in Miami to grab a picture worth a million “double taps,” check out this handpicked list of awesome-ness:
For the classic “Drinking in Miami” pics, Miami has plenty of awesome bars and lounges that make for great backdrops of your Appletini, Cosmo or Corona. The Clevelander Hotel lights up at night and is surrounded by breezy palm trees wrapped in lights, bubbling fountains, and iconic signage that’ll make the perfect backdrop for party photos.
The Mondrian has been called one of the most beautiful bars in Miami. This poolside bar is a great place to catch stunning photos of the Miami sunset peeking over the rim of your wine glass, and their drinks are almost too pretty to drink. For something a little more artsy, the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar offers floor to ceiling masterpieces that’ll make an awesome backdrop for your “must-do” brunch photos.
For sexy poolside photos, there is definitely not a shortage of sparkling pools in Miami to catch a great shot. The pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel is surrounded by swaying palm trees and ultra-comfortable circular loungers, and offers stunning cabanas for an even more luxurious poolside retreat. All night pool parties at places like Highbar at Dream Hotel South Beach and Delano Beach Club make for great photo ops and really capture the sexiness, the excitement, and the “anything goes” vibe that Miami is so famous for.
While many Instagram pros say random pictures of food are a dying Instagram trend, it can be hard to resist snapping a picture of some of the stunning food that will be placed before you when eating in Miami. We won’t judge you for taking pictures of the Chocolate Indulgence you can get from Barton G: The Restaurant, or the Friend Chicken, Watermelon Waffle at Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, but don’t over do it!
And of course, you can’t go to Miami without posting a beach photo to make everyone at home wish they were there. The Beach Lifeguard towers all along the beach make for a cool shot any time of day, while South Pointe Park and Pier are great for sunset and sunrise shots. And let’s be real, it’s Miami, and from any point you’re only minutes from the beach, so flaunt that new suit in front of the waves or take the classic “tan legs on a sun lounger with a fruity drink in my hand in front of the gorgeous blue ocean” shot that is sure to get a ton of “likes.”
It’s important to find the balance between living in the moment and capturing those great pictures of your exciting Miami vacation. Don’t spend your whole vacation looking through your phone’s camera, but when you do stop to take the perfect selfie or artistic pic, Miami has some of the best spots for an Insta-worthy shot.
About the author: Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties (www.skyfiveproperties.com). With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.