Miami, Florida- the skyline, art deco architecture-silhouetted beach-side metropolis located in The Sunshine State’s lower peninsula. It’s a fashion capital known for its diverse culture, and authentic Cuban cuisine. It’s been a vacation destination for years, and what with its art scene, commerce hub, shopping opportunities, ocean access, and thriving nightlife, it’s no wonder! It’s also no wonder that these things make it a particularly appealing place for celebs.
Likewise, Miami is also a particularly appealing place for tourists to spot these celebs. Stars travel to Miami frequently both for work and for leisure, and many even take up residence there. Singers Gloria Estefan, Craig Robins, Enrique Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Rickey Martin, Shakira, and Madonna all call Miami home. As do Dwayne Wade, Sylvester Stallone, Anna Kournikova, Hulk Hogan, and Gianni Versace.
Celebrities that frequent the area come for a variety of reasons. Some come for the shopping, some for the dining, some simply for the warm, tanning temps.
…But Where to Go Star Gazing When in the City?
Actors, singers, and athletes- oh my! If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat (and maybe even your camera), there’s a host of top-notch restaurants and authentic dives that celebrities frequent. Prime One Steak House in Miami, Beach brings A-listers…and their entire families. Catch folk like Cameron Diaz, Gloria Estefan, or even Bill Clinton here, not to mention a cut cooked to the perfectly tender medium rare. Petit Miami Beach Restaurant, with its rustic yet exquisite interior and Mediterranean offerings is loved by the artsy designer crowd. Calvin Klein and Georgio Armani are spotted here often, along with supermodels Adriana Lima and Carolina Kurkova and film stars Adrien Brody and Monica Bellucci. If you’re hoping for a glimpse of a more current star, you have to visit the Seasalt and Pepper Resaurant. Its frequent patrons include famous couples like Beyonce and Jay-Z, David and Victoria Beckham, and Lebron and Liv James. Sofia Vergara and Steven Tyler are big fans of the pizza here.
For a night on the town (after that a-list meal), hit up a bar or club. In the daytime, stick to shopping centers and art galleries. Better Days Bar and Lounge offers a variety of unique cocktails- and a variety of artists, models, and movie directors almost certain to be in the same vicinity as you. Leonardo DiCaprio has counted himself on the guest list for Wall Nightclub, with its intimate lounges and famous DJ’s. Come morning, hit up The Webster for gorgeous clothes, art deco inspirations, and maybe even a sighting of Kanye West or another one of Hollywood’s fashion icons. Later, plan an outing to Wynwood Walls, in the art district. Multiple celebs have snapped their pic in front of the graffitied walls, and influential fashion bloggers visit constantly for its colorful photographic backdrops. Plus, if you don’t manage to get an a-list couple selfie here, you’ll have no shortage of envy-inducing shots of you and your friends exploring the art-revitalized walls!