Now, with the beach 20 minutes away - I was privy to a climate and nightlife unparralled to most college students in the United States.
Miami is a mecca of culture, beauty and music. I look forward to showing Gabe where I spent four years of my life when my best friend Erin marries her fiancee Alex this March.
Bienvendio a Miami.
When my parents made their yearly visits to South Beach, they stayed at the acclaimed Delano Hotel - a gorgeous hotel that attracts the bold and beautiful.
You can't visit Miami without dining at Joe's Stone Crab. I took my grandparents to the restaurant prior to my graduation. I'll never forget that night and the delicious food.
Home of the University of Miami (Go Canes!), Coral Gables is an affluent suburb. Make sure you visit Miracle Mile for fabulous shopping and take a drive through the UM campus.
Want to break your bank account? Go shopping at the exclusive Bal Harbour. I couldn't afford much there as a student, but my girlfriends and I still perused the stores, nonetheless.
If you're not up for the hustle & bustle of South Beach every day, make sure you visit Key Biscayne for a breathtaking and quiet beach experience. My girlfriends and I use to visit Biscyane frequently, albeit noticing it was a place JLo and her music video team frequented to shoot.