Welcome to Miami! (Bienvenido a Miami.) Miami was the last part of our epic trip to Florida, and we arrived in style in our oh-so-cliched shiny red Mustang convertible. The drive up from Key West is beautiful, and I couldn't get over how skinny the Florida Keys are. Strips of land really, either side of the Overseas Highway, with both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico shimmering in the sunshine.
Mango Mike's Cafe (great spot), but you could make a day of your drive by stopping off at some of the islands, or even exploring the Everrglades National Park once you've cleared the Keys. (We passed on that. I was pretty happy that I'd avoided seeing some alligators this holiday!) Whatever you decide to do on your drive, put on your sunscreen, start your playlist, and enjoy the wind in your hair.
Grand Beach Hotel for two nights, though we only had one full day in the city. As valet parking tends to be pricey at hotels in Miami (at least it seems it for us Brits), we handed the Mustang back in. (It cost about £65 to hire it for the day, including petrol - cheaper than two flights.) Uber, though, is super cheap, and we used it to take us to restaurants in the evenings and to visit Wynwood Walls.
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, home of THE MOST AMAZING shrimp tacos. Honestly, they were INCREDIBLE, and I am very sad that I don't live in Miami because I could eat those ALL THE TIME. Just thinking about them... I can taste that zing in my mouth!
Indomania, an Indonesian-Dutch restaurant. It was wonderful to have some tasty food that wasn't BBQ, American, seafood or Italian at this point of the holiday! If you fancy something a bit different, try the rijsttafel menu. Yum!