My Miami Fall Break Diary

This year’s four-day fall break did not disappoint. Hours poured over midterm assignments and a few more tacked on at RDU following a three-hour delay only amplified my anticipation for a Miami getaway.

all photos by Maddie Dickens

We stayed at the 1Hotel South Beach which sits perfectly on Collins Avenue, facing the Atlantic Ocean one one side and the downtown skyline on the other.

Our Thursday morning in the sunshine state lived up to its name for a few treasured moments before rain rolled in. A little rain in Miami isn’t all bad though- we headed straight to the Bal Harbour shops to escape the weather.

Sunglasses and swimwear stores left us sentimental for the summer months, but the endless racks clothing and shoes revived our spirits looking towards the fall.

The sun shone brightly Friday morning, thankfully forcing us away from the shops and towards the shore (our mom probably the most grateful of all). We hurried out to catch the rays and the yummy, nutritious snacks from our hotel’s organic restaurant.

The night brought along a craving for Mexican food and the Lincoln Road shops. A bit less dangerous than the previous outing, Lincoln Road shops vary from practical to athletic to fun, little boutiques. After some sweet treats from Hagen Daaz, we called it a night.

Saturday we stayed at the hotel through lunch, snacking on guacamole, smoothie bowls, and tacos. When we finally pulled ourselves away from the pool, we visited Wynwood, exploring the shops and stopping at the murals for a photo or two.

After walking around in the blazing, afternoon heat, we hurried to Merrick Park where we continued our shopping and eating tour of Miami.

Early Sunday morning we woke up and headed straight to the infamous Soul Cycle. It was an exciting workout to end the trip, then we squeezed in one final hour in the sun before taking off to make it back to fall in the Forest.

If only Fall Break could happen twice a year…



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