Today being the last full day of our stay in Miami, we decided make good use of our time and check out as much as we possibly could. Since we are staying in downtown it has been very convenient in terms of moving around because we are centrally located so access to various areas of interest isn't too bad. Here is how we spent our day:
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
This was once a winter villa for a wealthy business man named James Deering in the early 1900s but it's now been converted into a museum that's open to visitors. I will not pretend that I know the whole history of the villa but from the little that I read online I thought it would be interesting to check it. The surrounding gardens are so pretty and well maintained plus they serve as a good background for photo shoots, we actually came across several. The museum/villa was alright and for both of us, the gardens were the main highlight. It is definitely worth checking out while in Miami, online tickets are required prior to your visit and they cost $18/adult. The museum and gardens are open Thursday through Monday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.