Miami! The Vice city, the CSI: city, the Hotline city, the Kourtney and Kim Take city. Home of Dave Barry, Tony Montana, and not actually Will Smith. I’m drivin’ here! That’s how Miamians talk. I’ve only been to Miami Beach and the Wynwood Art District, surrounded by my fellow yuppie hipsters. What did I miss? What’s great about living in or around Miami, what’s great about visiting, and what are your hacks for dealing with what’s not great?
What’s underrated? What places in the city deserve more visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps or other overrated spots? What’s the weirdest thing you like in the area, what would freak out all but the most adventurous or discerning?
How should a visitor approach the city? How can they get along with the locals? What are the important local traditions, behaviors, and laws? How do you describe the vibe to an outsider who only knows clichés?
What’s it like long-term? What do you love and hate about the city? How do you hack your commute or your lunch break? What’s a good hole-in-the-wall for locals? What took you years to learn? Where do you go when you want to get out of town?
Lastly, how has the city changed in recent years? What old advice no longer applies here, and what new advice does?
Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some other comments to make sure yours is unique.) Then come back Thursday for a new post full of highlights.