Vizcaya, the Daily Creative, and Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream
With the weekend right around the corner, and my failed attempts at coming up with things to do, I decided to post a half day itinerary. For those of you whose minds usually tend to draw a blank when trying to plan for the weekend or any other day off, this is a simple one for you.
Obviously the places on this aren’t going to be for everyone, but for those of you that are looking for something simple to do, this might be a nice way of switching things up. Plus, you’ll get some things to scratch off the Spring Challenge Checklist, and I know everyone really wants to do that, right? No? That’s just me? Well then, moving on.
Things you’ll scratch off the list:
- Go to a restaurant and sit outside.
- Visit a garden
- Visit a museum
Saw what I did there? Two for the price of one. No big deal, patting myself on the back though.
First: Start of at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was finalized in 1922 as James Deering’s winter home. It’s meant to resemble European design, both in the interior and exterior. The museum portion of it is the actual mansion,with over 34 rooms, where you are not allowed to take any pictures. The gardens is a nice walk, and though there’s not much to do, it’s worth doing at least once in your life as it’s very relaxing. Vizcaya is used as a venue for a lot of events and there’s plenty of reasons to see why just by looking at the pictures that can be taken. Do not use mine for reference, as they don’t do it justice.
Plus, you can pretend you’re a princess and take corny pictures like this one.
Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pricing: Adults $16.00
Child Friendly: Yes (Ages 6-12 pay $5.00)
Options: Audio Tour, Guided Tour, and on your own.
Time: Minimum Two Hours
Rating (1-5): 4 Stars
Excitement Level (1-5): 3
Parking: Available on site and it’s complimentary.
Next: Head to The Daily Creative Food Co.
The Daily Creative is located in Edgewater (I think it’s Mid-Town but I’m not Google Maps), , close to Wynwood and Downtown Miami. It’s a healthy food option and so far all wraps that I’ve tasted have been amazing and fresh. They have a really good variety on their menu, and even if you think they sound as if they don’t belong together, give it a try.
Address: 2001 Biscayne Blvd. #109, MIAMI, FL 33137
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Parking: Available on the street, less than a dollar per hour.
What I Recommend: Miami Beach Chicken Salad Wrap: Spinach wrap, chicken salad, granny smith apples, candied pecans, spring greens, herb mayo.
This is not where the party ends though.
After: Head to Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream
We found this place as we walked to the Daily Creative, and so glad we did. The ice cream is delicious and creamy. It doesn’t contain any preservatives or any other chemicals. They do use Liquid Nitrogen as the obvious name suggests, but if you didn’t know, close to 80% of the air we breath is made up of this thing so it’s probably as natural as it gets. As I write this, I can’t wait to go again and definitely recommend it. Did I mention they have doggie parking? Anyway, once you’re here, order and take it to go, you’re going to your next stop to enjoy it.
Address: 2001 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137–
Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (on average)
Parking: Same as above.
What I Recommend: Waffle Cone, Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookie Crumble, Waffle Bites, Dulce De Leche Sauce.
Final Stop: End the adventure at Margaret Pace Park
You can walk here or take your car so odds of melting ice cream lessen. Go here to eat your ice cream, or you can switch it up and have the Daily Creative food at the park, and enjoy the ice cream outside Lulu’s. The choice is yours. This park is beautiful. It has a doggie park, playground, volleyball nets, basketball courts, and a really nice view of the water and city in the background.
From this point forward you’re free to do as you please, and before this point too, but that’s not relevant right now. Whether you do the whole thing, or some pieces of it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Let me know what you think and use the #livelocalthinktourist hashtag!
Until next time,