There is much to see and do in Miami and Florida. In the following link listing, I only mention the restaurants, bars, places etc. that I actually visited and liked.
MIAMI AND MIAMI BEACH
RESTAURANTS UND BARS
- 1-800 Lucky
Stylish Asian marked food hall
- 11th Street Diner
They have great Milk Shakes
- Bay Club
- Buena Vista Deli
Best french bakery in town
- Burger and Beer Joint
Nice Burger combinations, vegetarian alternative as well
- Café Roval
Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine
- Carrot Express
Healthy Bistro, decent portions
- Chalan on the Beach
Authentic Peruvian Cuisine
- Etzel Itzik Deli
Authentic Israeli Cuisine
- Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Way too much sugar, but so tasty
Located in the famous Versace Mansion and for that you pay.
- Gogo Fresh
Light, healthy food for in between times
Modern Asian cuisine
- JOE & THE JUICE
Delecious smoothies and juices
Contemporary Southeast Asian Cuisine
- la mar
- La Sandwicherie
Very good French sandwiches
- Lagniappe House
Wine Bar with live music
- Le Chick
They specialized on chicken dishes, bur have nice salads as well
- Lido Bayside Grill
One of very few restaurants located directly by the sea, perfect place to watch sunsets
- Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Fancy Fish Restaurant
- love life cafe
Delicious plant based food
- Mac’s Club Deuce
Cult Dive Bar and oldest Bar in Miami.
- Midtown Creamery
Extraordinary Icecream and Ice Sandwiches
- Night Owl Cookies
very rich Cookies, vegan alternative as well
- No. 3 Social
Bar/Club with large open air terrace in Wynwood
- Olive Garden
One of many typical restaurant chains, huge portions
- Olivers Bistro
Sweet little French Bistro
- OOH RAW!
Poke and juice bar
Nitrogen Ice cream and Bake Shop
- Prime Fish
Fine Fish Restaurant
- Proyecto Tulum
Open air Bar/Club in Wynwood
- Red Lobster
Restaurant chain with lots of fish dishes
- Rusty Pelican
Very chic restaurant with a 180 degrees view on Miami’s Skyline
- Soul Tavern
Vegetarian and vegan dishes, their concept is to share every meal with the whole table
- South Pointe Tavern
Bar at Southpointe
- Stiltsville Fishbar
Creative fish dishes
- tab 42
Craft kitchen and Bar
- Tasty Beach Cafe
- The Boiling Crab
Louisiana-style Cajun seafood, y’all eat with your bare hands
- The Lobster Shack
A good spot to eat Lobster only
- The Salty Donut
Best Donuts in town, Donut selection always changes
- Vicky’s House
Milkshake Bar and Tasting Room
- Watr at the Rooftop
Located on the roof of “1 Hotel South Beach” with a nice pool and ocean view
- Yard House
Massive choice of beer, food is good as well
- Zak the Baker
Best Bakery in my opinion
- Bayside Marketplace
it is more touristic
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida Lighthouse State Park
My personal highlight is the lighthouse
- Buffalo Tiger Airboat Tour
We tried a couple of different airboat tours and liked Buffalo Tiger the most.
- Calle Ocho und Dominopark
located in Little Havanna
- Coral Castle
I highly recommend to take part at a guided tour, so you can understand what this place really is about.
- Deering Estate
- Espanola Way
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- Lincoln Road
Tip: visit the roof of the Parking house and enjoy the view by night.
There is a cute Botanical Garden right behind the memorial.
- Matheson Hammock Park
- Miami Food Trucks Events
- Monkey Jungle Miami
- Ocean Drive
- Old Cutler Road
located in Coral Gables
- Science Museum
Super Modern museum and aquarium with interesting exhibitions.
- South Pointe Park
Between 4 and 5 pm the giant cruise ships leave Miami. They pass you really close at South Pointe.
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Beautiful renaissance Mansion with a wonderful garden. Perfect location for some new photos.
Open air cinema and philarmonic in South Beach
- Wynwood Art District
A must see for every street art fan.
- Zoo Miami
- Florida Top 100
Here you will find a great listing of Florida attractions. Whereby you can completely ignore the points 10 and 73. Rather watch dolphins in their natural habitat. The Keys are one of the best places for watching marine wildlife in Florida. I have already seen some dolphins in Key Largo and Islamorada.
- Duval Street on Key West
- Lorelei Restaurant und Cabana Bar auf Islamorada
- Mattheessen’s on Key West
- Sunset Pier on Key West
- Turtle Hospital on Marathon
ORLANDO AND SURROUNDINGS
- Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
- Manatee Springs State Park (ca. 2,5 hours northwest from Orlando)
- Rainbow River (ca. 1,5 hours northwest from Orlando)
- Universal Studios Florida
- Wekiva Island (ca. 30 minutes north from Orlando)
- Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
- Café du Monde
Historic Café with the probably highest usage of powdered sugar. Try the famous Beignets.
- City Park
Those hundred years old oak trees are marvelous.
- Drogo’s Hilton
Try the charbroiled oysters. This are a taste revelation.
- Free Tours by Food
The best way to get to know a city, in my opinion.
- Jackson Square
The beating center of French Quarter. There is always something going on hier.
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Just enjoy Louisiana’s unique nature here on your own.
- Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
I recommend a guided tour, so you can perceive all the details.
Supposedly the oldest bar in the U.S. named after pirate Jean Lafitte. If only those walls could talk.
- New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Varied exhibition. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden right next to the NOMA is worth a visit as well.
- St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest catholic cathedral in the U.S.
- Swamp Tour
Wild pigs actually living here in the swamps.
- Whitney Plantation
According to my research you get the most authentic tour regarding the life of the slaves here. Very educational.
(Hier geht es zu meinem New York Beitrag)