There are incredible places beyond the iconic Miami spots that just remain classic in the hearts of locals. Of course, you don't have to be a local to enjoy them too. This upcoming summer, you should track down these 14 secret spots in South Florida to experience the magic for yourself.

Sugar

Address: 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL

Hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 pm-3 am, Sunday-Wednesday 4 pm-1 am

Website

Hong Kong vibes have reached all the way to the heart of the city. Sugar is a tropical rooftop bar located inside East Miami hotel with the best panoramic view of the city. It's the perfect spot to sip on cocktails while viewing the sunset.

Mr. C Coconut Grove

Address: 2988 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL

Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm

Website

The brand-new hotel in Coconut Grove has sweeping bay and city views with a stylish European glamour. Mr. C rooftop pool is the epitome of cool comfort and beauty.

Vizcaya Museum

Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL

Hours: Wednesday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Website

This place is iconic and holds one of the oldest Miami estates. Art, history, and environment provide guests with a glimpse into the 1920s and early Florida lifestyle. 

La Muse Cafe

Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way #102, Miami, FL

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-3 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am-4 pm

Website

This European-styled cafe has the best brunch menu and intimate setting for your tranquil morning startup. The small restaurant is hidden inside a gallery at the Epic hotel and it will make you feel like you are in France. 

Watr at 1 Hotel South Beach

Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am-1 am, Friday-Saturday 11 am-2 am

Website

Unobstructed views and all-white cabanas offer a relaxing setting at this pool rooftop. Watr has a creative Peruvian-Japanese menu with the views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Sparrow Fort Lauderdale

Address: 299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm

Website

Sparrow is a brand-new rooftop inside The Dalmar located in Fort Lauderdale. This secret spot has a 1960s-inspired decor with original craft cocktails. 

Flamingo Gardens

Address: 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL

Hours: Daily 9:30 am-5 pm

Website

This natural habitat has flamingoes and peacocks roaming freely through the gardens. This is the ideal place to connect with nature while feeding exotic birds.

RH Rooftop Restaurant

Address: 560 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 11 am-7 pm

Website

This place is more than a furniture store. You will find an elegant rooftop with stunning views from West Palm Beach. If you are looking for the most classy brunch, this is the spot. 

National Key Deer Refuge

Address: 179 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, FL

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-3 pm 

Website

Deer roam freely at this Florida park. You can spot this endangered specie on the highway while driving around the Florida Keys. This is the most Snow-White experience you can get without visiting the zoo.

Neptune Memorial Reef

Address: GPS: N25º 42.036', W80º 05.409'

Hours: scuba diving hours here.

Website

If you are up for an adventure, you can scuba dive your way through the Neptune Memorial Reef. This is the only underwater memorial that looks like the Lost City of Atlantis.

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Address: 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL

Hours: Daily 9 am-4:30 pm

Website

This hidden coastal paradise has the best environment for beach pictures. You might spot baby turtles from time to time while enjoying the waves. The place has scenic natural trails and the best sunset views. 

Spa Palazzo

Address: 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

Hours: Daily 8:30 am-7:30 pm

Website

This spa was rated by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards as #1. A visit to this Moroccan-inspired spa will revitalize and revive you.

Dior Cafe

Address: 162 NE 39th St, Miami, FL

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 am-8 pm, Sunday 12-6 pm

Website

When designer houses combine lifestyle and fashion, it becomes the best experience. This is the fourth Dior cafe in the world and worth a visit. This is the most fashionable coffee shop in Miami.

R.F. Orchids

Address: 28100 SW 182nd Ave, Homestead, FL

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm

Website

If you can't have a sunflower field, at least you can get an orchid greenhouse with the best orchids in the state. This hidden greenhouse has a vast selection of orchid that will take you to flower heaven.

Living Color Garden Center

Address: 3691 FL-818, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 am-5 pm, Sunday 9 am-5 pm

Website

If orchids are not enough for you, then take a stroll through this five-acres hidden garden in Fort Lauderdale. This place is one of the best-kept secrets in South Florida with a wide selection of plants and flowers.

These places will give you a quick tour through Florida history with a chic atmosphere and art deco vibe. If you are looking to spend your time a Miami through a local's eye, these places will offer the most Instagrammable experience.

Start the Conversation
Account Settings
Notifications
Favourites
Log Out