Little Havana, the soul of Miami’s Cuban culture. Where you can find questionably legal Cuban cigars and Cuban flags on almost every block. Little Havana was a blast to visit. My friends just arrived to Miami and we were in for a treat.
Memorial day weekend in Miami is very hectic. When traveling to Miami, try to avoid this weekend. You will not be able to fully experience the city because of the bumper to bumper traffic. Luckily for us, Little Havana and Little Haiti were unaffected.
After finally meeting up with friends, we tour little Havana. Little Havana has many choices of Cuban restaurants. For more authentic Cuban, the best restaurants are on Calle Ocho (8th street). Most restaurants would serve you a huge platter of food for about ten dollars. Some are buffet style, if you want to pig out or want the most bang for your buck, these are the best spots. The only problem with buffet style restaurants, there is a lost of authenticity to the food.
Something you must do in Little Havana is to walk down Calle Ocho. Walking down Calle Ocho, you get to see more of the Cuban culture. From the Cuban movie theaters to the Cuban liquor. On Calle Ocho, there is a Latin Walk of Fame. Similar to Hollywood’s, The Latin Walk of Fame honors Latinos of celebrity status. This is why, Miami is called, “The Capital of Latin America.”
The deeper you go along Calle Ocho, the more influences of Latin America you will encounter. Although, Little Havana will always have Cuban roots, many Latinos from all over have moved in. Specifically, many Central Americans have made Little Havana their home. Little Havana will most likely forever be a center for the Latino community in Miami.
Thanks for taking your time to read this post! Drop a like and a follow. Next week we will be in Little Haiti. Much Love!!
Looks like you had a blast!
haha yes, i did.
When in a mood to see a place and enjoy, usually I too avoid during any festive time.
Loved reading through and know more about the Caribbean culture. Never been to that side of the world.
yes, fetive times are the worst. you should definitely come. the Caribbean is like going to another world. ocean and the people are wonderful.
Nice. The food looks delicious! Looking forward to reading about your adventure to Little Haiti!
thank you! 😄
i read your post about Haiti!
I was recently thinking about making a short trip to Cuba, nice post 🙂
You should go! I’m still waiting for America to make more commercial flights to cuba
This is awesome! I’m thinking of visiting Miami soon – tickets there from NYC can be found at $100. I will totally make time to visit Little Havana. People forget just how CLOSE Florida and Cuba are…
yes, it is. thanks for stopping by. make sure to eat cuban sandwhiches.
It’s interesting story. It makes me know a bit how Havana is. Thanks for sharing with us..
amazing! My friend told me Havana was her favorite place she’s ever visited!!
i can imagine! i have yet to visit cuba but will soon.
Traveling and seeing new places is the best!
Yes it is 😄
Looks fantastic–especially the food!
Despite being from Florida, Kyle and I are from north Florida so have only been to Miami once each! We need to visit again and explore more because we hardly got to see anything when we went.
Yes, do it when you can. 😄 Miami is such a beautiful place 🙂
Awesome — I’ll be in Miami in a few weeks, I’ll have to check out Little Havana 🙂
You will love it 🙂
I think one of the few festive times one should not avoid is the golden week in Japan) it is a great time to go there!
I’ve never been to Miami, that’s a shame:/
Oh yes!! I heard of the golden week due to me being manga nerd. You should go, when you get the chance. It is a great place 🙂
I’ve already been there, but would love to return:)
I bet 🙂
Good article! Now I know where to go if I visited Miami.
Interesting street art.
Thank you 🙂
Looks like a cool little spot!
Yes it was!
Great post 🙂 This reminds me of the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.
Wow, i didn’t know they had one!!! Thanks for letting me know
Amazing pictures – on travel to do list.
It’s nearly impossible to find educated people on this subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks
Thank you so much!