Culture and Coffee in Miami

While most visitors to Miami hit the beach, our time in Miami can be divided into four parts; the Wynwood Arts District, Plant the Future, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and exploring Miami coffee culture. The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 Art Galleries, retail stores, antique shops, eclectic bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. We enjoyed roaming its streets and finding graffiti art by world-renowned street artists.

Street Art in the Wynwood Arts District
Black and White Art in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami
Street Art from Wynwood Arts District

We also enjoyed Plant the Future, an art and design gallery where the plants are the stars. Terrariums, desert gardens, orchid arrangements, air plants and a wide variety of cacti are among the items that can be found there. Plant The Future utilizes only live plants (no cut flowers) in its creations, offering a “green” alternative to traditional floral arrangements. We particularly loved their variety of fun and inspiring planters.

Deer at Plant the Future in Miami

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden was truly a unique experience. Here you can walk garden paths surrounded by multiple types of nature, talk to experts in horticulture, conservation and science, view impressive art, and see butterflies and birds at every turn. The new butterfly exhibit is simply amazing. We walked amongst a wide array of beautiful fluttering wings, but our favorite spot was where you could see the different stages of metamorphosis.

Vegetation of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Butterfly at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

No trip to Miami is complete without a Cuban Coffee experience. On our visit to the city we frequented Versailles of Little Havana for our favorite smooth, sweet coffee and great atmosphere. We also made stops at The Oasis at Key Biscayne (for cute old men smoking cigars, drinking coffee and reading newspapers outside), Panther Coffee in Corado, and the Juice Palace for its awesome atmosphere and outdoor market. We even suggest stopping by Bread + Butter for awesome food, great modern décor and smooth coffee.

Espresso at Panther Coffee of Miami
Cafe Cubano Sign at The Oasis
Inside Bread and Butter of Miami


  1. Sara Gray Avatar

    This could NOT be better timing. We’re going to Miami next week! Looking forward to some of these highlights!!

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