6 Instagram Worthy Things To Do in Miami

One thing I love about social media is the fact that you can document and share all of the fun things you do while you travel. We racked our brains and decided on MIA for our 2 year anniversary. For us, our first trip to Miami was the perfect time to take some amazing photos and flex for the gram. Instead of doing a traditional travel guide, we added a little twist. This time we break down our Miami trip based on 6 cool things we did that made great Instagram posts.

1. Flatlyย Your Breakfast

DIRT eat clean Miami

Just like Miami, flatlay photos are HOT right now. We grabbed a yummy breakfast from DIRT on Miami beach and snapped away. I used to be a little self conscious snapping flatlays in public because they require standing up or lifting your arm above the table. However, if you can get past the fear of judging eyes in the restaurant, your breakfast flatlay will be fire. If you can’t muster up the courage, photographing your breakfast or brunch in great light at any angle will get the job done. Pictured are our yummy breakfasts from DIRT and Panther Coffee.

Panther Coffee Miami Wynwood

Coffee flights + Stuffed Croissants from Panther Coffee

These avocado tostadas from DIRT are amazing.

Acai Smoothie bowl… yeeeessss!

2. Find a Wall and Post Up

You can’t go to Miami and not check out Wynwood Walls and the Wynwood area. This unique collection of street murals is the perfect backdrop to an amazing Instagram photo. There are tons of walls with different colors and designs to choose from. Honestly, all you have to do is stand there. That’s it! Maybe even smile or do a wacky pose if you feel like getting crazy.


3. Stay in one of Miami’s Coolest Airbnbs

#Views! Believe it or not, this Airbnb only cost us $100 a night! Yes, there are no zeros missing in that number. One hundred dollars a night isn’t bad for such an amazing view of downtown Miami. So far, we’ve have had 3 great Airbnb experiences. It will be very hard to go back to standard hotel booking. Listings like this one allow for you to have an entire condo and a breathtaking view for the same price or cheaper than booking a hotel.

4. Hit up one of Miami’s Beaches

I mean, duh… Our beach of choice was located near the South Pointe Pier.

5. Day drink, document!

When in Miami, right? All the cool kids do it. From Mojitos at Voodoo to champagne campaigns at the Veuve Clicqout Carnaval, we left no glass unTURNT. But hey! If you’re not a big fan of alcohol, turning up on that coffee bean juice is perfectly acceptable.

6. Throw Shade[s]

Miami’s sun ain’t for play play. Protect those retinas and rock some sunnies. Whether you’re wearing Dolce Gabbana, Ray Bans or Dollar Tree brand, flaunt that eye protection. Pro tip: wipe off smudges and fingerprints before you photograph.

Ray Ban Wynwood Wall Miami


Miami gave me so much life! Don’t be surprised if we sneak away to MIA again in the near future. Celebrating our two year anniversary while sipping cocktails and laying on the beach wasn’t such a bad idea. Not pictured, Randy’s sunburn. He can’t keep up with me in the melanin department but he’s recovering.

I want to hear from you guys! When we go back to Miami, where should we go? Leave a comment below. We have a running list of things to do, so help a sista out.

For more cool things we see and do as we travel, follow us on Instagram!

[Burly + Puff]

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  • Reply Krista

    Haha! Oh nooo the sunburn!

    These are great photos girl, it was fun following your Instagram while you two were there! It looks like a blast.

    I have trouble booking regular hotel stays too…AirBnBs can be so cost-effective, and for a great place to stay also! The AirBnB you two stayed at is great!

    P.S. Love the twist on the travel guide.

    March 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Thanks for the love Krista! Oh Randy, he so Nordic and it came back to bite him on our beach day. haha. ALOE VERA ON DECK!

      March 14, 2017 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Alexandra

    Beautiful pics! Been to Miami a few times but never knew about the Wynwood district. So graghic.

    March 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Alexandra, YOU. MUST. GO. TO. WYNWOOD. I am so glad this was in our plans. Deff a highlight of our trip.

      March 14, 2017 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Alexandra

    Yeah, make that “graphic”.

    March 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    I’m going to Miami next month, and will definitely be following your advice!! I love your writing style as well, great read!!

    March 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      It will be a scorcher when you hit the beach! I can’t wait to see your photos.

      March 14, 2017 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Adriana Renee

    Love this! I’m trying to convince my sister to take a trip with me to Miami because I feel like it looks so fun and vibrant!

    March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Do it! It can be a pretty cheap trip if you split an Airbnb and find a cheap flight. Tell sis to stop playing around and live it up!

      March 14, 2017 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    This was so fun to look through!! You are gorgeous. Love the flatlay breakfast shots – so classic! Those walls are so rad!

    March 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Thanks Summer! Filters help, haha! I am getting better at flatlays, I can’t take a good one straight out of the camera yet. Very edited but the finished products are cool!

      March 14, 2017 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Thirty30Courtney

    Love it! I used to live in Miami and enjoy doing all of these things when I come back to visit. I’m always here for day drinking by the beach.

    March 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Nothing is better than champagne on the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 14, 2017 at 12:10 am
  • Reply Allison

    How fun! We are headed to Florida next month, can’t wait!

    March 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      What are you planning to do in FL?! Are you going to Miami?

      March 14, 2017 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Belle

    Those are such fun photos! Looks like you had a great time!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    March 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      We loved our vacay! So relaxing.

      March 14, 2017 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Jessica

    I love this post!!! ITs so true, instagram flexing is REAL lol. And by the way I COMPLETELY agree that airbnb is the way to go!! So much better and less expensive than a hotel!!
    PS. Happy Anniversary!

    xo, jess

    March 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Oh my gosh I also just noticed your banner and what your blog name means and I literally just AWWWWWED outloud and giggled at how freaking adorable you two are!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

    March 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Heather LeGuilloux

    Awesome choices of things to do in Miami! I actually just visited last October (my partner is from there) and we definitely got to the beach (even though the weather wasn’t fantastic) and got our drink on but missed so much more! Looks like you had a great time. I LOVE your photography skills!

    March 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Thanks, Heather! If you haven’t done a photo session in the Wynwood area, you need to add that to your list for your next visit.

      March 14, 2017 at 12:07 am
  • Reply Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

    This makes me want to jump on a plane right now! I haven’t done an AirBnB and your find makes me want to investigate it more the next time we travel.

    March 14, 2017 at 12:03 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      You will love this Airbnb! Our host Marcos was so nice. He gave us his phone number and was on call the entire time we were there.

      March 14, 2017 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Naomi // My Fair Olinda

    I’ve never been to Miami but now I want to go! Such a fun post and I love all the sweet Instagram shots! And you two are adorable. โค


    March 14, 2017 at 6:01 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Thanks Naomi. We try to keep the awkwardness to a minimum in our photos. We had to try extra hard in Miami where everyone is just oh so fly!

      March 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Oyinkan

    These will be great for the next time I go out there. Thanks girl!

    March 14, 2017 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Desiree

    Love this post!! Now all I want to do is visit Miami!!

    March 15, 2017 at 2:47 am
  • Reply Alia Ronnell

    You guys look like you had so much fun in Miami! I love the part where ya’ll drank and documented lol. My kind of party hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 15, 2017 at 11:09 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Girl. One word: Mojitos. They know who to mix them up down there, let me tell you! hahaha!

      March 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Olivia

    Your pictures are gorgeous! You two seem full of personality and I’m excited to follow along on your travel journeys! โ˜บ

    March 19, 2017 at 1:21 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Yay! Thanks, Olivia! I’m so happy to have you as a blogger buddy! I can’t wait to read your stuff also.

      March 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    Miami is on my list of beaches to visit this year! I am totally pinning this. And that Acai fruit bowl?! Yum! I’m excited to look into that AirBnB, too!

    March 19, 2017 at 3:07 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      You will love it. Definitely don’t cheat yourself out of a good beach day. There’s so much to go and see, but taking time to just enjoy the beach and relax is like no other.

      March 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Daphne K. Lee

    So I am not a huge fan of Miami because of the heat — but your post makes me want to visit again some day ๐Ÿ™‚ The walls are amazing!

    March 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      The heat was a bit much. Especially for Randy who couldn’t handle the sun. Just grab some sunscreen and an ice cold drink and you should be good. Haha!

      March 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    This gives me such wanderlust! Now I just want to go to Miami and take all the Instagram photos ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! Looks like you guys had an amazing time!

    March 20, 2017 at 7:35 am
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      Miami is made for Insta! So many bright colors and natural backdrops, you can’t take a bad picture.

      March 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Sheila Joy

    Ahh, love this post! I just got back from Miami and wish we stayed at an Air BnB, although the hotel we stayed in was really nice. I recommend Suviche if you like Peruvian and Sushi, it was one of my fav spots!

    March 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm
    • Reply Burly and Puff

      What?! So a fusion Peruvian and Sushi joint?! How the heck did I miss this… Adding that to my list for next time for sure.

      March 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Love the pictures! You guys are really cute! I want to come hang with you!

    March 20, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply anne @onedeterminedlife

    I have never been to Miami. These pictures look amazing.

    March 21, 2017 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Liz

    Great photos and I love your twist on the travel guide! We’ve been talking about going to Miami for a while; I think we’ll probably go in winter though because that Florida heat is killer. I so want to see Wynwood walls though!

    March 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Molly

    it’s been years since i’ve been to Miami! i love your photos!

    March 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Lee

    Great pictures and ideas! Love the Airbnb!
    xo, Lee

    March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Leslie H

    Nice job capturing all the colorfulness of Miami. I’m due to go in May as it’s my second home. Maybe next time stay closer on the beach to check out the local vibe there from museums, to shopping and a cool botanical can enjoy just walking around or doing a bike share.

    March 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @Pretty Real Blog

    How cute are you two?! This was a super fun post. I’ve never been to Miama but I kinda want to now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    March 22, 2017 at 2:01 am
  • Reply Breena

    OMG! that airbnb is everything! Listen, I’ve been to Miami three times too many but you two make it look way cooler than the experiences I’ve had there LOL. Maybe I will go back. It’s a fast inexpensive quick beach trip and the city is very beautiful and perfect for IG photo opts.

    March 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    You really found all the best places! Totally InstaWorthy!! I hope to make my way to Miami this year and if so I will be looking for a few of these to add to my InstaFeed for sure!

    March 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Coreyiel

    I’m sooo happy I found your blog! I love Miami and I’m planning a trip back there soon. This post was very helpful with your recommendations, especially renting an Airbnb. I can’t wait to read more from you.

    xx, Coreyiel

    March 27, 2017 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

    I so hear you on the flatlay pictures in a restaurant! I haven’t gotten the courage to do that…yet ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to Miami this summer, and will have to try out DIRT. I love the idea of a trip summed up in IG pictures. What a unique idea!

    March 28, 2017 at 2:06 pm
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