Although there are tons of photogenic places to see, I’ve narrowed it down to 15 of the Top Instagrammable Spots in Miami you must see during your next visit!
First, allow me to express how lucky I feel to call this diverse city home. On that note, I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to write a proper Miami blog! Born and raised in South Florida, I’ve been able to see this city grow and evolve into the emerald that it is today. I vow that this will be one of many blogs in Miami but first, let’s begin with 15 of the topmost Instagrammable spots in Miami.
Grab your camera and let’s go!
- 1 | Bill Bagg’s Park & Cape Florida Lighthouse
- 2 | Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- 3 | South Pointe Park Pier & Beach
- 4 | Wynwood Arts District
- 5 | Museum Garage
- 6 | 8th & Ocean Drive & Lummus Park on South Beach
- 7 | Bayside Marketplace
- 8 | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
- 9 | Miami Design District
- 10 | Little Havana & Calle Ocho
- 11 | Downtown Miami
- 12 | Brickell City Centre
- 13 | Instagrammable Spot of Miami Skyline from Above and Below the McArthur Causeway
- 14 | City of Coral Gables and The Umbrella Sky Project
- 15 | Other Notable Instagrammable Spots in Miami: Parking Garages
1 | Bill Bagg’s Park & Cape Florida Lighthouse
The landscape view of the Cape Florida Lighthouse is mesmerizing!
To begin, our first stop will be on the Florida Keys. Connected by a bridge, Key Biscayne is one of the premier islands for the ultra-wealthy, country clubs, lux hotels, and State parks.
Within Bill Baggs State Park is the cylindrical, brick tower measuring at just under 100 feet (30 meters) tall. The lighthouse is an incredible Instagrammable spot in Miami. The view of the vast ocean and mangrove landscape from the top of the tower is perfection. If you dare to climb the spiral, iron staircase all the way to the top, you can live your best Disney’s Tangled moment. You wouldn’t want to miss it!
Hours: 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Fees: $8 USD per vehicle
Location: 1200 South Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL 33149
2 | Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Taking in the Biscayne Bay views and cool, ocean breeze at Villa Vizcaya.
Next, located in the Italian renaissance neighborhood of Coral Gables, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an ultra-photogenic staple of the city.
Vizcaya hosts many weddings and events throughout the year in their lush gardens and/or ornate mansion. I personally had my Quinceñera photos taken at Vizcaya, which was a dream come true. With over 10 acres of gardens and a baroque, Mediterranean-style main house, there are so many Instagrammable spots of capture some incredible photos.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thurs – Monday (closed Tues/Weds)
Fees: $18 USD per adult, $8 Children (6-12), Free for children under the age of 5
Location: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
3 | South Pointe Park Pier & Beach
Unlike South Beach, South Pointe Beach is far less congested and is just as photogenic.
While visiting South Pointe Park and Beach, you’ll likely run into lots of local patrons either sunbathing, windsurfing, or running along the shore. The vibe is family-friendly and relaxing.
Furthermore, South Pointe Park is a great photography spot in Miami because from here, you can catch some of the most incredible sunrises I’ve ever seen. There are also those colorfully painted lifeguard houses perfect for an Instagram photo-op.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 365 days a year
Fees: Free (Parking meters available)
Location: 1 Washington Avenue, Miami, FL 33139
Also, South Pointe is the entry channel point to the Port of Miami. It’s not uncommon to see a half dozen cruise ships or mammoth container ships floating by gracefully. The panoramic views of the ocean, white sandy beach, and rocky pier make South Pointe Park a fantastic Instagrammable spot in Miami.
4 | Wynwood Arts District
Wynwood is my favorite neighborhood. It’s also a super Instagrammable spot in Miami!
Miami is a colorful city, and there is no place where that is more evident than in the Wynwood Arts District. Art is exhibited everywhere. From sidewalks to repurposed warehouses, floor to ceiling murals lives throughout this outdoor exhibit. Not only is Wynwood a dope place for photography, but it’s also a great place to hang out with friends and family at trendy restaurants, lounge bars, and galleries.
The art is ever-changing. Wynwood is one of those places you can visit over and over again, and you’re likely to find new murals each time. If you’re looking to capture one-of-kind, colorful photos, Wynwood should be at the top of your list of places to see in Miami.
Hours & Fees: Vary depending on exact place of interest. It’s completely free to walk the streets and to enter into Wynwood Walls Outdoor Museum, which is a good location starting point.
Location: Central location around NW 25th Street & NW 2nd Avenue
5 | Museum Garage
How fantastic is this pink-painted garage rooftop? 😍 Perfect for Instagram photos!
Located within the Miami Design District, you’ll find a newly developed, high-end shopping mall, as well as the Museum and City View Garages. The City View and Museum Garages are becoming an increasingly favorite for Instagrammers because of its vibrant colors and architectural designs. Opening in 2019, Museum Garage, according to Narcity has been coined “the world’s most unique garage.”
If you’re hoping to get some cool Instagram photos while visiting Miami, add the City View and Museum Garages to your list!
Hours & Fees: Vary depending on exact place of interest. It’s completely free to walk shopping centre, as well as to walk into the garages. Although, there is a fee for parking your vehicle.
Location: 4000 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
6 | 8th & Ocean Drive & Lummus Park on South Beach
Biking riding along Ocean Avenue is one of my favorite things to do in Miami.
What once was farmland, South Beach has become one of the most recognizable beaches in the world. It’s home to some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, hotels, and the most illustrious celebrity homes, making it arguably the most Instagrammable spot in Miami.
Whether you frequent during the day or night, South Beach is a great place for Instagram photos. I recommend renting a bike for the day. You can easily miss out on hidden photography gems while riding around in a car. Also, parking is notoriously expensive. The island could become cumbersome on foot, so biking, in my opinion, is the best, and most eco-friendly, option for easily getting around.
Hours & Fees: Vary depending on exact place of interest. It’s completely free to walk strip and visit Lummus Park. Although, there are fees for parking your vehicle.
Location: 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7 | Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace is the heart of downtown Miami.
Throughout my adolescence, my family would bring me here to celebrate holidays, to enjoy Latin music festivals in the outdoor amphitheater, or to enjoy the delectable foods from its many restaurants and food stalls. Bayside is a total vibe!
If you’re curious to see the mansions of the stars, the Bayside dock is also where you can catch a mini yacht, which sails through the intercoastal waterways to the infamous Star Island. Views of the skyline are also best seen from the Bayside and American Airlines Arena surrounding areas. Whether you’re visiting during the day or evening, Bayside is a superb Instagrammable spot in Miami.
Hours: Mon – Sat, 1 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun
Fees: Vary depending on exact place of interest. It’s completely free to walk strip mall. There is a fee for parking your vehicle.
Location: 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
8 | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Using modern and contemporary art as a backdrop, PAMM has become a great place to take Instagram photos.
Completed in 2012, the $220 million-dollar Museum features exhibits of international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The art collections focus on cultures of Atlantic coastal ancestries, such as those of the Americas, Western European, and West African diaspora. The building itself is a modern marvel, with little Instagrammable photography elements throughout its interior and exterior.
If you’d rather not pay the pricey fee, consider visiting on the second Saturday of the month, where admission is gratuitous (a/k/a FREE!) 💃🏽 However, be sure to check their website, as the “free admission days” may change.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thur, 10 a.m. – 9.pm.; Wed, CLOSED
Fees: $16 USD per Adult; FREE for Children ages 6 and under
Location: 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
9 | Miami Design District
Continuing with the theme of colorful art threaded throughout the city, the Design District is another Instagrammable place to see in Miami.
This reinvigorated neighborhood dedicated to lux-shopping, delectable restaurants, and contemporary design was developed and established in 2016. It hosts high-end stores, such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga – just to name a few.
The entire complex is an open-air museum. With art exhibits littered throughout the complex, there are dozens of places to take some fantastic Instagram photos.
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Restaurant hours may vary
Fees: FREE to walk shopping centre; Parking rates apply.
Location: 140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137
10 | Little Havana & Calle Ocho
Little Havana is the cultural center of Miami representing the diaspora of Cubans, who now call this diverse city home.
One should not visit Miami without taking a stroll down the infamous 8th Street of Little Havana. There you’ll find tons of Latin and Caribbean restaurants, bars, as well as art murals characterizing Latin heritage.
Hours: Shopping, Restaurant and Nightclub hours may vary.
Fees: FREE to walk 8th Street; Parking rates apply.
Location: 1600 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
This Instagram-worthy neighborhood features staples, such as Domino Park, where you can find the older generation of Cubans playing dominos. There’s Azúcar Ice Creamery, whose ice creams are inspired by Latin flavors, such as avocado and dulce de leche. Lastly, Versailles Cuban Cuisine restaurant, also located on 8th Street, is one of the most famous Cuban restaurants in Miami. Not only will Little Havana inspire beautiful photos but also one-of-a-kind experiences that can be captured for your Instagram. I highly recommend you stop by!
11 | Downtown Miami
Although the larger Greater Miami Area requires a car to get around, Downtown is more accessible by walking, biking, or the Metro rail.
Similarly to biking around South Beach, downtown Miami is a great place to get closer to the ground, i.e. move about on via walking, on a scooter, bike, or the Metro rail. The Metro Mover that loops around the inner city is free to hop-on and hop-off.
Downtown Miami has a bit of metropolitan Venice vibes. The crisscrossing inter-coastal waterways present unique photography opportunities to get the canals with sky scrappers in the backdrop. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Hours: Shopping, Restaurants and Nightclubs hours may vary.
Fees: FREE to walk the streets; Parking rates apply.
Location: 101 NW First Street, Miami, FL 33128
12 | Brickell City Centre
There’s something about city lights that just makes my heart flutter.
Located just south of the Miami River, is the trendy, financial district of Brickell. I consider Brickell the little-sister city of Miami. There are tons of artisan coffee shops, restaurants, and higher-end shopping.
Brickell City Centre is a new addition to the neighborhood. It’s an open-air, posh complex with dining, shopping, and live entertainment. It’s a great place to spend the day people watching from the overpass above the city streets, as well as capture some photos of cars streaking by. They also set up these super cute Instagrammable displays for photo-ops.
Hours: Shopping, Restaurants, and Nightclubs hours may vary.
Fees: FREE to walk the streets; Parking rates apply.
Location: 101 NW First Street, Miami, FL 33128
13 | Instagrammable Spot of Miami Skyline from Above and Below the McArthur Causeway
Miami has one of the world’s most recognizable skylines.
A not-so-well-known local spot to photograph the city’s skyline is from the McArthur Causeway. There is no parking available on the highway for obvious reasons. However, there is a pedestrian sidewalk that’ll safely guard your walk to the top. I recommend parking your vehicle either downtown or near the Miami Children’s Museum. From there, you can walk up the bridge or ride a bike, as I prefer to do.
If you want to get a view from below the causeway, you must cross over the causeway headed to the Miami Children’s Museum. Below, there’s a road called Parrot Jungle Trail that loops under the highway. That’s the magic spot to get some epic photography shots of the Miami skyline.
Location: Underpass on Parrot Jungle Trail near Miami Children’s Museum @ 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
14 | City of Coral Gables and The Umbrella Sky Project
Coral Gables is a vibrant community south of downtown Miami that has so many Instagrammable photography spots.
Similarly to Little Havana, Coral Gables is infused with the Caribbean, Spanish and Latin cultures, evident in its architecture and food scenes. With so many things to do, Coral Gables is a superb place to spend the day. Whether it’s strolling down Ponce de Leon Blvd., sunbathing at the infamous Venetian Pool, or eating a delectable, Instagrammable meal, there are plenty of places of interests for photography.
For example, the Umbrella Sky Project was the cutest photo backdrop for your Instagram photos. Unfortunately, as a temporary exhibit, it has closed in September of 2020. However, the City intends on revamping the display in the months to come.
To me, the umbrellas are symbolic of Miami’s frequent wet weather, as well as the vibrancy of colors seen all over town. I hope that it will return someday, so that tourists and locals may continue to enjoy this fun exhibit.
Hours: Shops, restaurants, parks, art exhibits and other attractions opening hours may vary.
Fees: FREE to walk the streets; Parking rates apply.
Location: Ponce de Leon Blvd & Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
15 | Other Notable Instagrammable Spots in Miami: Parking Garages
Sometimes, the best photo-op locations are nowhere of importance or interest at all!
Miami is the most populous city in Florida. With over 2.7 million residents and an estimated 16 million visitors each year, parking is big business for the county and city. I always said that if I ever won the lottery, I’d build a bunch of parking garages. LOL! Not only would it be functional, but there’s no reason why the garages can’t also be an attraction. Check out a few notable Instagrammable garages that I love for photography.
Located only a few blocks from one another are the College Station and the Colonnade Parking Garages. From the rooftop of College Station Garage, you can get a panoramic view of the entire downtown area. I recommend visiting around dusk so that you can catch the sunset before the sparkles of the night sky scrapper lights. Colonnade Parking Garage is another favorite garage of mine. The spiral descent to the lower levels is a cool Instagram photography moment. The panned view of the city on the rooftop stunning as well.
Hours: Garage opening hours may vary.
Fees: FREE to walk inside; Parking rates apply.
Colonnade Parking – 45 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131
College Station Parking – 190 NE 3rd St, Miami, FL 33132
That’s all for now, Folks!
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Thanks for stopping by, and Happy travels!