Miami is pretty great, it’s true. DJ Khaled loves us. Lebron James loved us. Pitbull practically owes his career to us. While the rest of the world suffers through things called “bomb cyclones” and “snow,” we get to spend our days playing volleyball on South Beach and drinking at rooftop bars in crop tops. In addition to that, it’s a waterfront city bursting at the seams with all sorts of culture -- art galleries, off-Broadway productions, Cirque du Soleil pop-ups, classical concerts, underground music venues, and more.
Yes, the Magic City is a place with a little something for everyone. That being said, even its biggest fans need to get away from the glitz, glamor, and abhorrent traffic once in a while and hit the road to someplace else. In that spirit, we’ve come up with a list of escape routes, perfect for a day trip (all within a two-hour drive from Miami), to cultural gems where you’re guaranteed to find a local (read: not touristy) crowd.