Hey lovelies! Spring break is coming to a close, and I had the time of my life. I’ll be sharing my Miami travels with you in my blog posts throughout the next few weeks. One of the places that I fell in love with (which isn’t hard to do in Miami, honestly) was Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
The property is a 50 acre estate located in Coconut Grove, built in the early 1900’s. Every aspect of both the villa and the gardens is absolutely stunning, from the Italian Renaissance gardens to the Mediterranean Revival architecture. Doing research on the place, I saw that on average, people spent two hours at Vizcaya. I could honestly stay there all day!
The best time to visit is either in the spring or fall, when temperatures are a little cooler. The mansion overlooks Biscayne Bay, so that side is nice and breezy; the gardens are really warm when the sun is shining bright. Conservation is a huge theme, and preservation of Vizcaya’s natural habitat is emphasized all over the grounds.
Vizcaya takes you to a different time in history, and is such a great place to just disconnect from the real world and connect with history. Of course, everything is picture perfect, but it’s nice to take your time and read the descriptions in each room, and the pamphlet you’re provided upon arrival.
Vizcaya is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM according to their website, and it is $18 per adult, or $10 with a student ID. My advice is to get there with at least three to four hours to spare; keep in mind that no outside food or drink is permitted, but there is a cafe on site. Make sure your camera/phone is charged as well so you can document how beautiful everything is!
There are more pictures of inside the mansion on my Instagram page, as the photos I took on my camera were of the gardens. If you’re looking for a good mix of culture, conservation, and art history, Vizcaya is the place for you!