Bucket List Travel Stories: Miami, Florida


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Max’s Miami Vacation

Max and a friend decided to take a road trip across the South in search of good music. Their destination was Miami, Florida to see the Ultra Music Festival.

Abigail: How was the show?

Max:  Amazing. It was a show of electronic music, a light-show, and fireworks all in downtown Miami.

Abigail: Was the festival your favorite part of your visit?

Max: The festival was great, but I also had a great time at South Beach. Everyone that visits Miami should go there. There are restaurants and shops everywhere. You can wear beach attire at almost every place. And there are street parties going up and down the block at night. The beach is also very beautiful:

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Abigail:  How was the food?

Max: Pricey, but good. I ate mostly fried fish, oysters, and shrimp while I was there because we were so near the beach.

Abigail: Did you spend a lot of time at the beach?

Max: Yeah, the water was warm and clear and the beaches were white and sandy. The beach is free, but you have to pay for parking. It’s a timed lot that starts at about $2 an

Abigail: Did you do any shopping?

Max: There are lots of shops but most are higher end, so I recommend taking lots of spending money.

Abigail: Is there any other advice you have for people traveling to Miami?

Max: There are a ton of toll roads in Florida. I must have paid something like $30 just in tolls while I was there, so people should remember to take extra money along for that.

Abigail: Miami is a major city. Was the traffic hard to get through?

Max: It was bumper to bumper during rush hour on every street, but the rest of the time it was pretty smooth.

Abigail: What’s one place everyone should visit when going to Miami?

Max: The parks are so beautiful. I like Bayfront Park. It’s right near the water and when I went in March it was a great place to stroll through. The weather was warm and sunny, but not humid. There was a nice breeze coming off the water.

Abigail: Now that you’ve been to Miami, what’s another place on your bucket list?

Max: I want to go to Belgium. They have the world’s biggest music festival there every year in September.

Abigail: Do you think you’ll return to Miami at some point in the future?

Max: Yes, it was awesome!



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