When people who live outside of Florida think of Miami, they’re probably imagining the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay or the glamorous restaurants of South Beach. They think about the sunshine and clubbing, good food and partying, cute Art Deco houses and art scene. But when you’ve lived in Miami, your mind turns to something a little different.
You know that Miami isn’t just about the glitz and glamour, the high fashion or the sandy beaches (although these things are pretty nice, too). Growing up in Miami, you had the full experience of what it’s like to be Latinx in this international city at the southern tip of Florida. From the incredible Cuban influence of Little Havana to the not-to-secret spot to take your fabulous quince photos, here are 10 things you grew up with if you were Latina in Miami.
The music scene is incomparable: From knowing Celia Cruz is the ultimate queen to listening to Pitbull’s early stuff to hearing salsa at every special occasion, music is everywhere in Miami. You probably grew up pretty spoiled hearing the best of the best on every corner and learning to dance at an early age, amirite?