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Miami: Like a Local & Peter’s Top Five Tips for Seeing Local Florida

Locations in this article:  Miami, FL Orlando, FL

Peter’s Top Five Tips for Experiencing Florida Like a Local

Get off the computer

If you search for online maps or GPS your trip to the Florida Keys, you’re probably going to be stuck in traffic on the Overseas Highway. However, locals will clue you into Card Sound Road.

Eat Like a Local

You probably don’t realize that some of the hottest meals in Miami these days are coming from food trucks more than restaurants. Check out Miami Food Trucks for churros, grilled cheese, burger as well as some gourmet offerings.

Visit Residential Neighborhoods

Tourists think that all of Miami centers around South Beach, but visiting residential areas like Coral Gables lets you check out local boutiques and see the Spanish Mediterranean architecture.

Make Your Own Excursion

Airboat tours are a dime a dozen in the Florida Everglades. Instead of finding yourself locked into a cookie-cutter experience check out the National Park programming or volunteer with a local wildlife and nature organization.

Go to local hot spots.

In Sarasota, the Ritz-Carlton caters to guests with restaurants and poolside dining, but if you go just off the property, the Lido Key Tiki Bar is a beach bar, where locals are so loyal they fought to preserve it.

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