Miami has always been on my list of cities to visit and living in Charlotte, it's less than an hour and a half flight away. This summer, I found out we were having a company meeting in Miami in October and immediately decided this was the time to take a weekend trip. I arrived Wednesday afternoon, did my work thang on Thursday and Friday and then Jake arrived on Friday evening and we started exploring.
I spent a few hours on Tripadvisor researching restaurants and Top Things to Do (one of my favorite features on TA!). This was probably the least amount of planning that I've done for a trip, which is good and bad. It's good practice since we are going to the Caribbean in a few weeks and Jake's orders are that we are not to leave the resort. We'll see how that goes (it's not all inclusive).
We got a great deal on Travelzoo for Thompson Miami Beach. Looking at the photos online, I was super excited to see this place in person. We had paid for a city view room, but upon checking in I decided to inquire if there were any upgrades available and I ended up scoring a partial ocean view room for only $25 more a night. Score!
I worked from the hotel room on Friday and ordered room service for breakfast. It was glorious... and $48. Oh well. Since I didn't leave for lunch, I didn't feel as bad. For dinner, we went to Visa 01 which is the #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor in Miami. Best pizza of my life outside of Italy.
I am obsessed with the bathroom details of our room. I think I am going to use this as an inspiration photo if we ever buy a house and remodel the bathroom. Love the wall color and speckled sink!
I need this red, white and blue 'sketch style' print. I actually tried to take it off the wall and just figured they would charge me for it -- that's how bad I wanted it, but sadly, it was bolted to the wall. I inquired with the front desk and they have yet to get back to me on the source.
This is probably my favorite nook in our room. Can't you just envision cozying up here and readying a book?
Said partial oceanfront view from our balcony.
View at the end of the hallway.
Besides our room, the pool area was my other favorite part of the hotel. So fun and colorful. I really love the color scheme - aqua, blue, red and yellow.
On Saturday, we spent most of the day at the pool and you would be proud of me. I left my iPhone in the room and actually didn't even know what time it was for most of the day. I count that as a win for relaxation in my book. and the watermelon margaritas helped too.
Have you been to Miami? Do you want to visit? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!