Top 5 Most Instagrammable Spots in Miami for Photo Ops

From natural beauty to cultural hot spots with Cuban flair, Miami offers visitors hundreds of photo-worthy places to snap pics. But with so many options, it may seem difficult to narrow them down. To get some tips and some Instagram love, check out these five most Instagrammable spots in Miami.

Instagrammable Spots in Miami: 5 Places for Photo Ops

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Miami Beach Lifeguard Stations

Not only will visitors get great views of the ocean on Miami Beach, but they can take advantage of the many different shapes and sizes of the lifeguard stations located up and down the beach. Morning provides a great time to capture a crisp light that dances over the water. As the day goes on, let the beach’s natural beauty and bustle come to life. At night, don’t miss the sunsets.

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood is a hip neighborhood just north of downtown that features a beautiful fenced enclosure of some of the freshest art available. Wynwood Walls are a group of several building facades regularly painted by commissioned artists. No matter if this is the first or 100th trip to Miami, there is always something new to photograph and see. Vibrant colors offer interest and depth to Instagram posts as well as a number of locals who would gladly be included in a picture if asked.

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Ocean Drive

There are so many  Insta-worthy sites on Ocean Drive in South Beach we can’t name them all here. Between retro cars, architecture and fashionable people walking the street, guests could spend hours capturing all of the life that Ocean Drive offers. Stay south of 10th street and visit both day and night to get amazing pictures of the Miami’s culture. Top sites near Ocean drive include: Art Deco Historic District, Lummus Park Beach and South Beach.

Calle Ocho

Take in Cuban culture by visiting Calle Ocho, also known as 8th street. The street is located in the heart of Little Havana and serves as the main spot for everything Cuban — from cigars to food to music. In addition, visitors will find many locals playing dominoes in Domino Park, which offers another look into the Cuban culture.

While snapping photos, take special interest in the important Hispanic culture and community that plays a vital role in Miami. To take a break and full up on delicious dishes, stop by some of these Miami Cuban restaurants for a break.

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Deering Estate

So many people love to photograph at Deering Estate that they take reservations once a month for a sunrise morning shoot. Enjoy the palm-tree lined ocean that overlooks Biscayne Bay’s beautiful colors. Many Instagrammers enjoy this spot due to its proximity to the water, as well as symmetrical photos, thanks to the palm tree pieces of land on either side of the shoot. Late afternoon ranks as another time to take pics due to the setting sun over the water.

With all these instagrammable spots in Miami, it’s no surprise travelers and residents choose this beautiful city as place to visit or live in. To let followers know other hidden gems in Miami, check out Coral Castle in nearby Homestead, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and Miami Design District.

For an up-close look at these sites and to learn about the area, check out the top Miami tours.


By: Rachael Baihn. Rachael Baihn is an avid gardener, both indoors and in her backyard sanctuary. She can often be found exploring nature off the beaten track or enjoying the company of local neighbourhood dogs. Read more by Rachael Baihn.