Looking for places to take pictures in Miami? I got you covered. In this post, I have picked up the best photo spots in Miami located in one of the most beautiful states, Florida for your vacation. Checking out these locations will also allow you to make the most of the trip and visit some of the iconic landmarks in the city.
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Best Photo Spots in Miami: 20 Places to take pictures in Miami
I visited Miami to see my close friend. Being a local she showed me the best places around, and also provided recommendations for day trips. Miami is also a special destination for my husband and me, and I am sure you will have a great time in the city.
When you read this guide, you will also find useful tips in planning your Miami trip. I have a 2 days in Miami guide here. Looking for romantic things to do in Miami, read more here. If you are into the outdoors, you will also love my guide on hikes near Miami and Everglades National Park hikes.
You will also find a handy Google Maps at the end of this guide, which you can download on your phone and get clicking!
This Miami Instagram post includes neighborhoods, hotels and restaurants, and of course iconic landmarks!
Little Havana Neighborhood
Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant neighborhood. Known for its Cuban heritage with bright Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants Little Havana is a must-stop on your Miami photo tour.
Capture the sidewalk cafes, the bustling area, or colorful walls – your pick.
My favorite is Little Havana’s Calle Ocho street. This colorful area speaks volumes of the Cuban cultural influence from local markets, cafes selling cigars, and good food. You will also love the bright graffiti and the buildings for an Instagram photo, making it one of the best places to take pictures in Miami.
I enjoyed my time in Little Havana. I recommend spending a few hours here to check out the shops, listen to live Latin music, or sit down at a nice cafe.
Location: 1508 SW 8th street, Miami
Entry fee: NA. Recommended tour: Little Havana food, culture, mojito, and street art tour.
Art Deco Historic District
The Art Deco District is a U.S. historic district located in the neighborhood of South Beach. With over 800 architectural buildings and unique structures, the Art Deco District is one of the best photo spots in Miami.
The neighborhood is well known due to the fact that the Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace lived here (in a mansion on Ocean Drive).
To fully explore the district and photograph, it takes 1-2 hours. You can also join a walking tour to understand its history and more.
Location: 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Entry fee: You can opt for a bike tour in the Art Deco District
Wynwood Arts District
Capture the colorful street murals and graffiti art of the Wynwood Arts District. This neighborhood is perfect for Miami Instagrammable spots and is also a very popular one.
You can book a one-hour tour by golf buggy to explore the district. When done with the tour, just go back to your favorite spots and photograph without being rushed!
Wynwood is home to the Walls (an outdoor museum filled with colorful murals), craft breweries housed inside converted warehouses, and numerous cool art galleries.
Location: Stroll along the main thoroughfare of NW 2nd Avenue and nearby streets
Entry fee: Book a tour: one-hour tour by golf buggy to explore the district
Miami Design District
Another neighborhood favorite is the Miami Design District. As the name suggests this is an innovative and vibrant design district for fashion, art, and architecture.
If you love bright colors for your photos, head to the Fendi Colonnade. This is a Fendi store, where you can buy luxury designer clothes, shoes, and bags.
What you will love most at the Fendi Colonnade is the beautiful orange walkway, and this is an epic photo spot in Miami.
Location: 150 NE 40th Street. Miami, 33137
Entry fee: NA
South Beach or SoBe is THE popular touristy neighborhood in Miami. This is where you will find beaches and the glamorous scene, and everything that Miami is known for.
South Beach is located in the southern part of Miami Beach. It’s truly a paradise for photographers – capture the Atlantic Ocean, colorfully decorated lifeguard stands, people watch, and more.
Dress up and don’t forget to snap a photo of you in this gorgeous Miami neighborhood.
Location: South BeachMiami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Entry fee: NA
Upper Buena Vista
Upper Buena Vista is a unique shopping center in Miami. The entire place screams bohemian vibes with shops and items created by artisanal makers.
The center is inspired by the cities of – Tel Aviv, Thong Sala, Tokyo, and Tulum. There are tons of unique spots to photograph, including the beautiful Bodhi Wish Tree.
You can easily spend 2-3 hours here, and shop or window shop, and then sit down for a meal!
Location: 184 NE 50th Terrace
Entry fee: NA
Brickell City Centre
This 1.05 billion dollar shopping mall comes with fancy interiors, and branded labels that are worth snapping for your Instagram account, particularly for lifestyle and fashion bloggers so don’t miss this Miami photo spot.
The shopping mall has different locations to take Instagramable shots. I liked the rooftop section for a travel blogger to snap views of the city in and around Brickell.
Brickell also has special set-ups on different floors that are great for use as photo backdrops.
Location: 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Entry fee: NA
5th Street Lifeguard Stand
When in Miami you got to snap a photo at the 5th Street Lifeguard Stand. This is such an iconic spot with sandy beaches and bright blue skies and the lifeguard stand!
There are about 29 Lifeguard Stands, and each one of them is painted in pretty colors. These structures are more than decoration and are a part of Miami’s landmarks, and they keep the busiest beaches in the country safe!
Miami Beach’s World-Famous Lifeguard Towers have appeared in numerous books and movies since the time they were originally installed after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Today they are closely associated with landmarks of the revived South Beach.
Location: Lifeguard Tower 5th Street, and various other locations
Entry fee: NA
South Pointe Pier
If you would like to capture Miami beaches in action, the South Pointe Pier is the place to be.
Known locally as South Pointe, this is a 17-acre county urban park and here you can check out kayakers, surfers, and Jet Skiers in the blue waters. There are viewing stations, turtle-safe lighting, and places to fish.
It is a great place to relax, hang out and capture the beauty of Miami in its natural form!
Location: 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Entry fee: Free. Parking is $2 USD
Wynwood Wall Art and Murals
Wynwood Walls are a unique and completely free outdoors photo spot in Miami, where you can capture colorful street murals created by artists from all over the world.
Location: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States
Entry fee: Free. Parking fee $1.75
The Olympia Theater makes for a great backdrop for photos in Miami.
The theater opened in 1926 in downtown Miami. There are live performances, films, and community events organized at the theater.
To capture the building and pose you don’t have to pay any fees. Try to head there in the morning before the gates open, and snap a photo from across the street to get the entire building in the frame!
Location: 174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131, United States
Entry fee: Free to access from outside
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is often known as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. With a sprawling 83-acres and filled with collections of rare tropical plants and lush greenery, you will love this spot.
There is an entry fee to the garden, but it is totally worth it. Try and spend 2-3 hours, and capture the flora and the unique structures inside the botanical garden. Once you are done with the photos, rest your legs, chill out and enjoy your time.
Location: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Entry fee: $25 USD for adults
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Originally built as a winter estate, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a national historic landmark today. Spread on 10 acres of land with a ton of architectural and cultural remnants this makes it to our list of best photo spots in Miami.
Be sure to capture the mansion’s historic interiors and the beautiful gardens surrounding it. Visit the spot when gates open or in the evening to soak in the golden hours!
Location: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
Entry fee: Starts at $18 USD
Have you seen Instagrammable spots of the Seven Magic Mountains near Las Vegas? Well, in the state of Florida you can capture this cool landmark called the Miami Mountain.
The landmark was created by the same artist – Ugo Rondinone, and you can pose in front of this 42-foot tall neon sculpture.
You will love the colorful structure, and wouldn’t want to miss it!
Use this picture on your Insta feed and quiz your followers on the location (see, that’s an Instagram story idea right there!)
Location: Outside The Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave
Entry fee: NA
Photographing a garage? Think it is silly? Well, the Museum Garage will change your views. Located in the Design District is this seven-story 800-car Museum Garage.
Its facades were created by five internationally renowned designers and architects and were inspired by the movie Inception. This photo spot in Miami is perfect for architecture enthusiasts.
Location: Miami Design District, FL 33137
Entry fee: Free to capture from outside. Parking $3 for 4 hrs
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Located just minutes away from Brickell Centre is the Bill Baggs Cape State Park. The park is home to the historic 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse, which is your Miami photography spot.
While you are at it, soak in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean and the Biscayne Bay from the tower.
You can also join a historical guided tour to learn about the lighthouse’s past.
Location: 1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Entry fee: Free. Parking $8 USD
Located in downtown Miami and near Miami Beach is the stunning Biltmore Hotel. It is recognized as a national historic landmark and is set in the exclusive Coral Gables with lush green spaces, and a ton of activities to choose from.
You can photograph the hotel architecture, its interiors, and of course the gardens with palm trees. The hotel dates back to the 1920s – so you will surely love the vintage vibes here.
Be sure to wear a nice flowy dress to capture the essence!
Location: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables
Entry fee: NA. This is a 4-star hotel
SLS Lux Brickell – Miami Luxury Hotel
With a beautiful rooftop pool surrounded by palm trees (and a bar close by), the SLS Lux Brickell is an amazing accommodation option in Miami.
When you are there, use the opportunity to snap photos of the pool, beautiful rooms, and hotel interiors. Many of the suites have rainfall showers and balconies with city views.
Location: 801 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130, United States
Entry fee: Room rates start at $350 USD
From luxurious hotels, let’s move on to Instagrammable cafes in Miami. If you wish to add some colorful flamingos and palm trees to your Instagram feed then visit the Dreamer Miami cafe.
At the cafe, you will find a cute pink flamingo wall which you can use as a backdrop and add fun coffee, drink, or food photos!
Location: 1225 20th St Miami Beach and 100 Collins Ave C-3 Miami Beach
Entry fee: Free.
With pink hues and retro dining decor, Big Pink is an amazing photo spot in Miami.
This cute restaurant boasts of 200 menu items, from breakfast, lunch to dinners!
You will love to capture the colors of Big Pink, including their signature pink Volkswagen Beetles parked outside. Plus eat and hang out after the photography session is done!
Location: 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Entry fee: NA
Sightseeing Map of Best Photo Spots in Miami
So that’s a wrap, I hope you found this post on the best photo spots in Miami useful in planning your trip.
Want more destinations to be added to this list? Let me know in the comments below