149 Best Quotes About Miami & Captions: Get Inspired For Your Trip

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Looking for some fabulous quotes about Miami to get you pumped for your trip? I have compiled the best list of 149 Miami quotes, Instagram captions, and local sayings about this premier vacation destination. 

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Image of a woman sitting on a rooftop pool during sunset at Ay Miami Beach Hotel "reads I think Miami is such a beautiful, sexy, gorgeous place I love the people there. By Minka Kelly

1. “I think Miami is such a beautiful, sexy, gorgeous place. I love the people there.”- Minka Kelly

2. “The people in Miami are so different from anywhere else I’ve been in American. They’re so down to Earth, Really friendly, and quiet self-effacing, with a good sense of humor. I’m not saying other parts of America don’t have a sense of humor, but Miami maybe has to have a really good sense of humor for lots of different reasons, and it works. It works for me.”- Tracy Emin

3. “I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need. I like going to Florida – to Miami and to visit my mom in Fort Meyers” – Rob Gronkowski

4. “Miami is nothing like me, and that’s why I need to be here – it’s the opposite. I’m practical, where this place is moody, I’m stolid in my interior, where this place has a certain flair, and I’m materialistic in a sense that this place is fundamentally spiritual – there’s a quicksilver quality about this place.” – Iggy Pop

5. “What’s special about Miami is the collision of cultures. And the white sand beaches and fantastic restaurants.” – Jeffrey Dean Morgan

6. “The thing that’s really cool for me about Miami Beach is you have this dichotomy between sunlight and family and happiness and innocence and then at night, darker, stranger mob conspiracy stuff sort of comes out. It seems like a storytelling engine. You can just keep writing about how those two worlds smash into each other.” – Mitch Glazer

7. “Is Miami America? Is it a state? Is it the South? … I love Miami for the same reason I love the places I love most around the world… it’s the mix here, this big, messy, dysfunctional hell-broth of people from all over the world that make it so awesome and make it a place I want to keep coming back to. Also the food’s good.” – Anthony Bourdain ( I miss this guy)

8. “I am lucky enough to live in Miami so dinner on the beach with people I love is one of my favorite ways to relax.” – Adriana Lima

9. “I love Miami; I miss it so much. I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.” – Genesis Rodriguez

10. “Another day, another country. Miami’s like that. You could eat your way across the Caribbean and through all of Latin America, and then over to Africa if you’d like. It’s all there.” – Parts Unknown (the Miami episode)

11. “Miami, you can never run out of material as long as you have Miami around you, you will never, never stop being amused.” -Dave Barry

12. “I’m from a Cuban family, so we’re used to talking really loud. You come to a Cuban restaurant anywhere in Miami, and we’re practically screaming at each other.” – Kat Dahlia. 

Aerial view of Miami beach with. clear blue waters and the words written  “My favorite city is Miami. It’s very fresh and the beach is sunny.”-Liu Wen

13. “My favorite city is Miami. It’s very fresh and the beach is sunny.”-Liu Wen

14. “One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.” – Oksana Baiul 

15. “Miami is the place where all great Medicare fraud schemes come from. It has a great concentration of professional criminals and old people.” – David Fahrenthold

16. “What’s special about Miami is the collision of cultures and the white sand beaches and fantastic restaurants.”- Jeffery Dean Morgan

17. “Miami Beach is a completely interesting hybrid because it is, on the one hand, a resort and, on the other hand, a real city. This condition of city and water on two sides I think is really amazing. And in the heart of that city, it has put an enormous convention center, an enormous physical presence.” – Rem Koolhaas

18. “ I am lucky enough to live in Miami so dinner on the beach with people I love is one of my favorite ways to relax.” – Adriana Lima

19. “Miami is one of these places where diversity is in our blood, where, you know, if you want to go have a Nicaraguan breakfast, a Cuban lunch, and an American diner dinner, you do.” -Ana Naavarro

 20. “This is what America’s all about, nobody’s being hurt they have a right to express themselves, I watched all the television I could on Miami-Dade and I didn’t see anybody being shoved around.”- Bob Dole 

21. “Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you’re in the United States of America. You would certainly say you’re in a Third World country.” – Tom Tancredo

22. “I love Miami because it’s so low-key. It’s not a proper city like New York or Los Angeles, where if you go outside you have to be properly dressed and everything. In Miami, I could walk around naked. The good thing here is that there aren’t too many photographers chasing you. If you’re in LA, the photographers are everywhere.” – Anna Kournikova

23. “It is Paris that makes one feel poetic, Rome that makes one feel heroic, yet it is Miami that makes one feel young.”- Pietros Maneos


quote about Miami that says “I’m a Latina from Miami. I pity you if you think you’re going to out-shout me.” – Ana Navarro image of a busy street with traffic in south beach Miami.

24.“I’m a Latina from Miami. I pity you if you think you’re going to out-shout me.” – Ana Navarro

25. “In cities like Miami, my hair can get so frizzy, it looks crazy. I use TRESemme Extra Hold hairspray. I use a lot of it.” – Ana Ivanovic 

26. “Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady, “Send one of my bags to New York, send one to Los Angeles, and send one to Miami.” She said, “We can’t do that!” I told her, “You did it last week!” – Henny Youngman

27. “Miami where everyone moves and talks about how great it was wherever they came from.”- Unknown

28. “Jews don’t care about ancient rivalries. We worry about humidity in Miami.”- Evan Sayet

29. “I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect.”- Sidney Poitier

30. “Of course in Miami, not denouncing Fidel Castro at every turn is almost as bad as saying Gloria Estefan can’t sing.”- Gloria Estefan

31. “Miami…The floating-human-body-parts capital of America.”- Carl Hiaasen, Bad Monkey

32. “Watching ‘CSI:Miami’ is like watching “Teen Jeopardy!’ Or doing the crossword puzzle in ‘People’ magazine. It make you feel smart even when you’re not.”- Willie Geist

33.  “As soon as I came to L.A., I was told that I was exotic. I’d think, But I’m from Miami! I’m as American as a cheeseburger!” – Genesis Rodriguez

Miami beach coastline aerial view with the quote about Miami “Almost everything strange washes up near Miami" by Rick Riordan

34. “Almost everything strange washes up near Miami.”- Rick Riordan

35. “Miami is not optimal for raising a child.” -Jeffrey Dean Morgan

36. “Those bellhops in Miami are tip-happy. I ordered a deck of playing cards and the bellboy made fifty-two trips to my room.”- Henry Youngman

37. “People- just weird people are attracted to Miami and they come there not for serious reasons, usually.”- Dave Barry 

38. “Let’s make this a special Father’s Day by getting together to violently root against the Miami Heat.”- Unknown

39. “The Grand Canyon? Umm I guess. What about Miami?! We can take in the cultural sights like the aquarium. And stuff.”- Unknown

40. “Why can’t DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland, like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale, and like Chicago O’Hare does with Midway?”- John Ensign

41. “Tel Aviv is new, built on the sand dunes north of Jaffa in the 1890s, about the same time Miami was founded. The cities bear a resemblance in size, site, climate, and architecture, which ranges from the bland to the fancifully bland.”- P.J. O’Rourke

42.“The French like burgers, Madonna, and Miami Vice.” – Nicolas Sarkozy

43. “We made part of the record in Miami, and I would go down to the beach, and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore. I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.” Michael Stipe

44. “180 Episodes of ‘CSI:Miami’  and never the same lipstick twice!”- Emily Procter 

45. “I’m not impressed by anything the Miami Heat does…”- Jason Terry

46. “Summer in the winter, Miami in December.”- Don Johnson “I feel like ‘CSI: Miami’ was just a license to do all sorts of horrible things that I’d always wanted to do.”- Emily Procter


Image of Brickell in Miami with the quote “Having Miami in a state like Florida makes no sense. You may as well put Los Angeles in the middle of Arkansas. It’s not connected, it’s just bright and loud and big and…here.”-Caspara Vega, Southern Dust

47. “Having Miami in a state like Florida makes no sense. You may as well put Los Angeles in the middle of Arkansas. It’s not connected, it’s just bright and loud and big and…here.”-Caspara Vega, Southern Dust

48. “And you definitely shouldn’t attempt to drive yourself in Miami, because odds are you’d make some foolish tourist mistake such as stop for a red light, which means you’d be rear-ended by a vehicle going upwards of eighty miles per hour driven by a motorist with no insurance but a minimum of two firearms.” Dave Barry, I’’m Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood

49. “ Cuba is hell, Miami is purgatory.”- Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls

50. “Havana vanities come to dust in Miami.”-Joan Diddion, Miami 

51. “In Miami the obsession with making things work and being practical, with making lots of money, sometimes out of the fear of starving, has replaced a sense of life and, above all, of pleasure, adventure, and irreverence.”- Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls

52. “Some years ago I proposed a new tourism-promotion slogan for Miami. I even had a bumper sticker made. It said: ‘Come back to Miami! We Weren’t Shooting at YOU’.”- Dave Barry, I’’m Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood


Art Deco architecture and palm trees in  Miami  on a sunny day and words from Miami Vice "If Miami hasn’t got it, they haven’t invented it yet."

53. “If Miami hasn’t got it, they haven’t invented it yet.” – Miami Vice

54. “Then her’s driving back from Miami at 20-miles an hour with the parking break on.”- Birdcage

55. “Every time I see y’all, man, y’all got the silk shirts on, jewelry, you know, lookin’ real Miami.”- 2 Fast 2 Furious

56. “Blue power, motherf**kers! Miami PD!”- Badboys II

57. ““Okay. I call my lawyer. He’s the best lawyer in Miami.”- Scarface


Miami skyline during dusk with high rise buildings lit up and a quotes about Miami that reads “I don’t know how anyone lives in Miami, because one goes to sleep.” -Dave Portnoy

58. “I don’t know how anyone lives in Miami, because no one goes to sleep.” -Dave Portnoy 

59. “In Miami getting ready to raise some money and rock the Vagabond tonight see you there…”- John Digweed 

60. “New money, I found the fountain of youth. I’m headed to Miami to f**k up the Fontaine Bleu.” Jay-Z 

61. “Full of that loud, got me quiet in the crowd, standing out it, Miami Vice, minus the Crockett & Tubbs.”- Currensy

62. “That’s a summer wit Miami, Bottle in the air, I’m living without a care.” Summer Wit’ Miami by Jim Jones


Words from DJ Khaled “What’s so beautiful about Miami is that we support each other. We’re just one big family, not just the entertainers, just everyone in general.” in the background is  the Miami skyline far away during sunset.

63. “What’s so beautiful about Miami is that we support each other. We’re just one big family, not just the entertainers, just everyone in general.” – DJ Khaled

64. “But this is Miami, you can’t come to Miami and not show any skin. You gotta show something. If you’re all covered up in this heat, you’re gonna make me pass out out just to look at you. It’s sweaty in Miami – but the diamonds will keep me cool.” – Lil’ Kim

65. “Miami is really special place for me, particularly in U.S. It was one of the first places in the country to really embrace dance music, and I’ve been going there for many, many years.” – Tiesto

66. “I like Miami in the winter: there’s no humidity, no bugs, no mosquitoes. You go out and wear your jacket, and you’re all good!” – Prince Royce

67. “Growing up in Miami, I had all these great, strong influences. You know, being Cuban and the Latin influence, but also the strong Hip-hop influence” – Kat Dahlia

68. “Being from Miami, you’re used to the fact that your home is a vacation spot. But that’s what makes Miami one of the best places in the world. We’re so rich in different cultures, being so close to Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and then you’ve got people who travel from all over the world just to come visit.” – Flo Rida


Miami sunny day with palm trees and art deco architecture and celebrity quote about Miami that says  “In Miami, there’s a Latin flavor, and I just love every bit of it.” – Ryan Guzman

69.  “In Miami, there’s a Latin flavor, and I just love every bit of it.” – Ryan Guzman

70. “Miami’s like paradise. And I think the beaches are topless. So we’re gonna spend a lot of time at the beach.”- Pauly D 

71. “In L.A. you can hide. I can hide at the beach, hide up in the hills. In Miami everybody is looking at you.” – Jamie Foxx

72. “A lot of times when I say I didn’t do anything I was actually in Miami doing a show.” – Girl Talk

73. “I love Rome for their calzones and New York City for the variety of quality eateries, but I absolutely fell in love with Miami for the stone crabs at Joe’s just off Ocean Drive – the best I’ve ever had, and the Cajun food. The steaks out there are colossal – it’s like having a shark and a cow on your plate.” – Paul Hollywood 

74. “In New York I’m a six, but in Miami, I was like a negative three” – Amy Schumer “

75. Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It’s like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there are palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It’s a very weird place.” – Grimes

76. “As good as Miami is, we’d rather go to Miami.” – Luol Deng

77. “They trying to change the game on them, … A lot of people have done movies in Miami, and movies in MIA are real bright. Movies in Miami are yellow and red and green. He’s shooting a lot at night, trying to make it hot.” Jamie Foxx


Miami's Ocean Drive neon lights during sunset and the words “Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.”- Lenny Bruce

78. “Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.”- Lenny Bruce

79. “One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.” – Oksana Baiul

80. “I was this kid who had been raised in New York, and now all of a sudden, my mother decided that she was a Jewish divorces and therefore she should be living in Miami Beach.”- Natasha Lyonne 

81. ”Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood. But ,I’m talking a Greyhound on the Hudson River Line I’m in a New York state of mind.”- Billy Joel


Beautiful Miami art deco, palm trees on a sunny day and a Miami quote for Instagram  “I love the Miami atmosphere.” – Shaquille O’Neal

82. “I love the Miami atmosphere.” – Shaquille O’Neal

83. “Finally made it to Miami. Gonna go kill a Cuban Sandwich and some coffee.”- Gabriel Iglesias 

84.  “I will go to a nice restaurant in Miami, and no one sitting at the tables will notice me or even know who I am. Then everyone in the kitchen comes out and wants to take a picture.” Jorge Ramos

85.  “I’ve always had fun in Miami.” – Samuel Eto’o 

86. “I came to Miami for the first time during the winter, and naturally, I fell in love with the weather.” – Joanna Krupa

87. “Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around.” – Tom Wolfe

 88. “Miami will always be special to me.” – Christian Yelich


Colorful lifeguard tower off of Ocean Drive on a sunny day with a Miami caption for Instagram that says "Miami Vibes."

89. Miami vibes.

90. Miami is always a good idea. 

91. Going to Miami. 

92. Meet me in Miami. 

93. Any day is a good day in Miami. 

94. Palm trees and 80 degrees. 

95. Miami state of mind.

96. I love you Miami.

97. Find me in Miami.

98. Find me where the music meets the ocean. 

99. I’m in Miami!

100. If lost return to Miami. 

101. There’s no place like Miami!

102. Miami has my heart.

103. Wake up in Miami. 

104. Welcome to Miami.

Sunny Miami and high rises and palm trees with the words "I'd rather me in Miami."

105. I’d rather be in Miami. 

106. Miami my kind of town.

107. Wake up and explore Miami!

108. Aloha Miami!

109. Life is better in Miami. 

110. I feel in love with Miami.

111. Let’s get lost in Miami. 

112. Miami has embraced me and I love them for that. 

113. Always say yes to Miami!

114. I’ve found my paradise in Miami. 

115. Good morning Miami!

116. Making memories in Miami. 

117. I have a special place in my heart for Miami. 


Miami caption from the famous  Post Malone “Miami is always super, duper lit” on a photo with beautiful high rise buildings lit at night in Miami downtown.

118. “Miami is always super, duper lit.” -Post Malone

119. “Miami is a party city, a go-fast city.”- Rick Ross

120. “Miami drivers will attempt to pass you inside a car wash.” -Dave Barry 

121. “I suspect that most people in the world will travel through or at least wish to travel through Miami in their lifetimes. I think it is on the same level as seeing the pyramids in Giza for many people. But, Miami is slippery: It is a place that is always that distant orgiastic green light while also being a hot, tropical, and very real place.” – Jim Drain

122. “Miami has embraced me and I love them for that.” – Lil Wayne

123. “I’ve only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A., and Miami.”- Larry The Cable Guy

124. “I think just growing up in Miami, there’s a gumbo of different cultures that influence us.” – Flo Rida 

125. “Miami is my favorite art fair. I even surfed there one year.” – Richard Phillips


Roof view from a skyscraper in Brickell Miami and a sunset  and the popular song lyric from Will Smith's song that says “Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin”

126. “Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin”- Miami by Will Smith

127. “Bouncing in the club, where the heat is on, all night, on the beach till the break of dawn, I’m going to Miami. Welcome to Miami.” – Miami by Will Smith

128. “Welcome to Miami where they hustle hey, and they ride duce tres like everyday.” –  Welcome To Miami by Pitbull 

129. “We could make something beautiful, Something that wouldn’t be a problem, At least not in Miami, You know, some places are like your auntie, But there’s no place like Miami” – Miami by U2

130. “Shorty beside me, wind blowing through her hair. Oh, no no, that’s the summer wit Miami.” Summer Wit’ Miami by Jim Jones

131. “The good life, it feel like Atlanta, it feel like L.A., it feel like Miami.”- Good Life by Kanye West

132. “Miami nights, it was all a dream.”- Miami Nights by Wale

133. “Everybody talks about the California quakes, but the first time I ever felt the Earth shake was in Miami.” Miami My Amy by Keith Whitley

134. “Baby girl, used ride on the metro, had a dream of diamonds and stilettos. First class in Miami from the West Coast.” Dancer by Flo Rida

135. “There’s a place in Miami where they heal your soul. Fill the glass with your deepest hope. Where the faces have no name. I feel I’m home. Theres a beach in Miami, when the sun is gone. You dance in the sand and your’e not alone.” Miami by Alexandra Stan

136. “I’m in Miami b***h!”- LMFAO

137. “Sho gon’ make you move to Miami. She moving like a gypsy.”- Move To Miami by Enrique Iglesias

138. “Tell uncle Luke I’m out in Miami, too.” The Motto by Drake


Below I have some pretty common Miami sayings used quite frequently. You won’t be out of the loop with these few phrases I listed below. 

139. Supposably (supposedly)

140.  The + city ( refers to a city, such as The Gables, The Key)

141.  Chanks (flip flops)

142. Getties ( informal get together)

143. Dasit (that’s it)

144. Disney ( all of Orlando)

145. Bro (friend)

146. Pero liiike (but, like)

147. Besos (kisses paired with kissing each cheek during a greeting)

148. Dalé (means anything to agreeing or disbelief)

149. Suuuuper (the best)


Miami palm trees and a sunny blue sky and a Miami caption for Instagram that says "Welcome to Miami."

As a local I already know some the best hashtags and did the dirty work for you. Use these hashtags when posting your Miami captions on Instagram. 

Generic Miami Hashtags: 

 #miamibeach #florida #miamilife #305 #miamidade #southflorida #igersmiami #miamiliving #miamistyle #thingstodomiami #miamifl #miamiflorida #miami #miamivibes #miamiliving #miamibound #miamigirl #miamifl #mia #miaexplore #miamiheat #lifestyle_miami #miamilifestyle #dadecounty #dade #onlyinmiamidade #miamidadecounty

Miami Nightlife Hashtags:

#miaminights #livmiami #miaminightlife #storymiami #miamievents #liv #miamiparties #miamiclubs #livnightclub #clubstory #clubliv #miaminights #miamiparties #storynightclub #southbeachclubs #miaminightclubs #nikkibeachmiami#e11even #brickellnightlife #southbeachparties #miamibeachparties

South Beach Hashtags:

#southbeach #sobe #southbeachmiami #oceandrive #miamibeach

Miami Neighborhoods Hashtags:

 #brickell  #brickellmiami #brickellkey #wynwood #wynwoodmiami #wynwoodartdistrict #wynwoodartsdistrict #downtownmiami #littlehaiti #coralgables #littlehavana #littlehavanamiami


Hope you enjoyed this list of Miami quotes and Miami captions. Tell me which one was your favorite in the comments below. 

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  1. Megan

    I definitely relate with #25! ?

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hey Megan! Well #25 is the story of my life living here lol. Thanks for reading!

  2. Keena

    Miami should be on everyone’s travel list . There’s so much to do and it’s really affordable. Love all these quotes . I can’t wait to visit again .

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hey Keena! It is one amazing city! Hope you get to visit again soon!

  3. Krista

    I haven’t made it to Miami yet so I can’t relate to a lot of the quotes, but I laughed a lot at the funny ones!

  4. Ummi | Ummi Goes Where?

    Love this quote collection! Ive heard a lot about Miami as a popular beach destination in the US, but didn’t know much about it. I think these quotes gave me a better insight. ?

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hey Ummi! It is a popular destination here. The water is beautiful and the weather is perfect all year. Guess that’s why I moved here. Hope you get to visit someday soon. Thanks for reading.

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