That’s it, get out the champagne, I finally managed to edit you the video of my vlog in Miami!
So be indulgent, this is my very first vlog and I haven’t necessarily had the automatisms to film everything yet but I promise you I’ll get better! Anyway, I hope you will enjoy it!
Besides the video, I still wanted to make a short summary of our stay, with as usual all the information about the trip, addresses, etc!
For our trip to the US, we took our tickets on jetcost, it is a price comparison site like there are many (I also use a lot Liligo or Kayak).
The good thing about this type of site is that you can easily compare the price of tickets.
We booked all tickets at the same time: Paris-Miami, Miami-Dallas, Dallas-New-York and New-York-Paris. All this cost us about 900€ each for 4 flights, which is still quite reasonable! The ticket to Miami cost us each 340€ and we travelled with Norwegian.
So for those who don’t know the company (it was my case before taking it), the planes are very good, you have an individual TV but not wifi for long haul flights.
I advise you not to order a meal with the ticket because it is quite expensive (35€/person) and for having seen the quantity it is really not worth it! Take some food during the flight and remember to stop at the duty free to buy a bottle of water before going up because they don’t even offer you a glass of water (and the small bottle costs 6€).
It takes almost 10 hours to fly to Paris-Miami.
For the first night of our stay we took an Airbnb near the airport. As we arrived in the evening it was more convenient!
Then we went on and spent 2 nights in 3 different hotels in Miami.
Atton Hotel is located in the Brickell district. The hotel is really nice with a nice rooftop. Sam loved the gym with its view of the buidings!
Circa 39 is located in Miami Beach on Collins Avenue. It is a very cosy little hotel, with a very unusual decoration (especially for the rooms). I loved their little tropical-style inner courtyard and the decoration of their haul is very charming.
They have a pretty well done site where they give addresses to discover Miami as a local.
I think Como Metropolitan is the hotel that impressed us the most about the beauty of the exterior (if I may say so). The pool was just crazy, not to mention the rooftop with its spa and incredible ocean views.
In addition it is very well located!
Miami is a very large city! On the map you might think that you can do everything on foot but when you put the itinerary you quickly realize that it is not feasible.
We took Uber all along the stay. The race is not very expensive, it costs on average $3.50 to $6!
Otherwise, if your budget allows it, you can also rent a car and take advantage of it to get out of Miami!
Miami is a very pretty city where each neighborhood has its own particularity. But beware, it’s a very expensive city! We were a little disappointed when we saw the price of bars and restaurants. Especially since in the United States you have to leave between 8 to 20% tips, which makes the bill go up quickly!
We had already had fun with the hotels so we left the restaurants a little bit, I’m sorry I won’t have many addresses to recommend you so! We preferred to picnic on the beach most of the time or snack at a fast food restaurant (han not good!).
TO DO, TO SEE
As I told you, every neighborhood in Miami is unique, I really advise you to do all of them if you have the opportunity.
THE DISTRICTS TO VISIT:
– Miami Beach (of course): Sunset Harbour, Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue, North Beach, South Beach, Ocean Drive…Fun activities to
do in Miami Beach: rent a bike, run on the beach, kayak or simply BRONZER haha!
– Brickell: Miami’s business district.
– Wynwood: The Art District to do absolutely (essential for photos)! It’s a lively neighborhood where there are lots of small shops and nice addresses with great concepts. The frescoes on the walls make it a unique place. To see, really!
– Coconut Groove: I loved walking around this district which is very quiet, far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s a real American style neighborhood, with lots of pretty palm trees.
– Little Havana: the Cuban district of Miami
– Little Haiti: be careful, some people say that this neighborhood can be dangerous…
– Design District: a district with modern architecture where you can find, among other things, all the luxury brands.
It’s also nice to get out of Miami and go to the Keys in particular and the Everglades. We haven’t had a chance to do it this time, but we’ll probably do it if we go back to Miami!
It is difficult for us to “eat well” in the United States. Especially when you don’t want to eat too much fat and don’t want to spend $60 at each meal either.
Fruits, salads (anything “healthy” in fact) are quite expensive there. For example, the banana by the unit 80 cents or the apple $1.20!
But we did try some addresses that we thought were nice:
Rosetta Bakery: which is a kind of Italian bakery with focaccia, Italian sandwiches but also French pastries (like strawberry tarts).
Yogen früz: I really liked the concept of this glacier, which is to serve yourself and pay for ice cream by weight!
Shake Shack: it’s a fast food chain, but burgers are crazy. I loved the Shroom Bruger (a hamburger with a big mushroom filled with cheese!)
Juicy and Java: a healthy, good and affordable restaurant!
I was also told about Whole Foods, a supermarket with a stand where you can make your own salad!