If you go on a trip but don’t post a picture of it to Instagram, did the trip really happen?
OK, that’s a bit of an unfair generalization, but we do tend to take a lot of pictures. The first question asked after you’re back from vacation is usually, “Do you have any pictures?”
With that in mind, we put together this list of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Miami. The next time you’re in South Beach, snap a few pictures of these places and you’ll be sure to wow your friends back at home.
- South Beach
There’s so much to do in the South Beach area itself that picking one place for an Instagram photo op just feels wrong. If you want some of those classic beach photos with the sunset, a great nightlife experience or a chance at a shot of someone famous, then South Beach is your place. It’s not too far from a bunch of affordable hotels, either — like the Holiday Inn that’s right on the beach — so your stay is that much more affordable. Regardless of what you’re looking for, South Beach is one of the best photo shoot locations in Miami.
- 1111 Lincoln Road
If incredible urban views are your thing on Instagram, then the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage is the place for you to be. It offers one of the most iconic views of downtown Miami, especially at night. It’s also one of the best places to take pictures in all of South Florida.
This may be one of the best photo shoot locations in Miami, period. Venetian Pool is a public pool that looks like no other public pool you’ve ever seen. From bridges to actual islands, Venetian Pool is a can’t-miss Instagram opportunity.
It is a bit outside of Miami — in the community of Coral Gables — but it’s so close to South Beach you’ll hardly notice the drive time required to get there.
- The Sugar Factory
Are you a foodie? Are you Instagram photos of foods you cook and eat? Well, you’ll be happy to know that The Sugar Factory is not only one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in Miami, but the entire country. According to the Miami New Times, The Sugar Factory was No. 15 out of 25 on Instagram’s list of the most photographed eateries in America.
As the name implies, lavish desserts are the go-to here, but The Sugar Factory is also widely known for its incredible cocktails. Do yourself a favor and pay this South Beach special a visit.
- Wynwood Walls
If you know Miami at all, then you’re not surprised to see this spot make the list. It’s here for a reason, though — it’s truly an incredible place to take pictures.
Wynwood Walls is an incredibly unique exhibit that brings the best graffiti artists in one place and gives them free reign to create some of the world’s best street art.
- FIFTY Ultra Lounge
For all of you club-goers, the FIFTY Ultra Lounge is your spot for amazing views and an unbeatable club atmosphere. You’ll be treated to the ultimate club experience with an amazing view of downtown Miami and the ocean.
- Ocean Drive
One of the most iconic photos of Miami is of palm trees and neon signs. For a classic tourist photo (and we all want them), pay a visit to Ocean Drive. You’ll see all the classic sights, be within walking distance of South Beach and come home with some pretty incredible pictures.
Miami really is a photographer’s dream, so the next time you’re in South Beach, make sure to pay these places a visit. Your Instagram followers will thank you for it.