100+ Totally Miami Quotes and Captions

Updated June 4, 2023
About the Author: Denise Cruz has lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After her second sabbatical, she began sharing travel advice at Wander Her Way.

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Quotes and Instagram Captions that are SO Miami.

I’ve lived in Miami for over a decade now and I can tell you that Miami is a city that inspires all who visit.

As proof, I’ve compiled a list of the most memorable Miami quotes and Instagram captions about the Magic City.

In addition to famous quotes about Miami, I’ve includes recent quoted by celebrities, athletes, famous chefs, and even politicians!


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Celebrity Quotes About Miami

“Miami is a city that I love so much. It’s where I started my career and it’s where I made some of the best memories of my life.” — Shakira

“Miami is a place that makes me feel really happy and alive. There’s something about the energy and the people that just makes me want to dance and have fun.” — Jennifer Lopez

“Miami is my second home. I love the culture, the food, the music, and of course, the weather. It’s a beautiful place to be.” — Dwayne Johnson

“Miami is a very special place for me. It’s where I met my husband and where we got married. It’s also where I launched my perfume line and where I have a lot of fans and friends.” — Sofia Vergara

“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

“Miami is a city that inspires me a lot. It has a lot of colors, flavors, and rhythms that influence my music and my style. It’s a city that celebrates diversity and creativity.” — Maluma

“Miami wasn’t a choice in the beginning, but it was definitely a choice to stay. At the beginning of our career when everything started taking off, people said, ‘You need to be in L.A.’ And we said, ‘No, this is our home.’ There’s no reason for us to live somewhere else, we love this place. You can’t take the Miami out of us, or us out of Miami.” — Gloria Estefan

“How are you going to leave your family? Miami is family.” — Emilio Estefan

“Miami is a city that has a lot of flavor and a lot of history. It’s a place where you can learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time.” — Bad Bunny

“Miami is a city that I always feel at home in. It’s where I started my journey as an artist and where I met some of the most amazing people in my life.” — Camila Cabello

“Miami is a city that never sleeps. It’s always buzzing with energy and excitement. It’s a city that inspires me to be creative and adventurous.” — DJ Khaled

“Miami is a city that has a lot of soul and a lot of heart. It’s a place where you can feel the warmth and the love of the people. It’s a place where you can be yourself and express yourself.” — Lizzo

“Miami is a city that has a lot of diversity and a lot of culture. It’s a place where you can experience different cuisines, different music, different art. It’s a place where you can grow and learn.” — Pharrell Williams

“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

“Miami is one of the great cultural melting pots in the world. I love working and living here.” — David Caruso

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Athlete Quotes About Miami

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

“Wherever you go, things change you. I mean, obviously moving to Miami and becoming part of the NBA has given me a different perspective on style than I had when I lived in Chicago or Milwaukee.” — Dwyane Wade

“Miami will always be special to me. It’s where I won my first title and where I had some of the best moments of my career.” — LeBron James

“Miami is a great city. It has a lot of culture, a lot of history, a lot of diversity. It’s a place where you can enjoy life and have fun.” — Jimmy Butler

“Miami is a beautiful place. It has amazing weather, amazing beaches, amazing people. It’s a place where you can relax and recharge.” — Serena Williams

“Miami is a city that has a lot of passion and a lot of energy. It’s a city that loves soccer and supports its teams. It’s a city that I’m proud to represent.” — Gonzalo Higuaín

“Miami is a city that has a lot of potential and a lot of ambition. It’s a city that wants to grow and improve. It’s a city that I’m excited to be a part of.” — Blaise Matuidi

“Miami is a city that has a lot of charm and a lot of character. It’s a city that has a lot of flavor and a lot of style. It’s a city that I love.” — Lewis Hamilton

“Miami is a city that has a lot of spirit and a lot of heart. It’s a city that has a lot of resilience and a lot of courage. It’s a city that I admire.” — Naomi Osaka

“Miami is a city that has a lot of fun and a lot of joy. It’s a city that has a lot of music and a lot of dance. It’s a city that I enjoy.” — Lionel Messi

Miami Quotes by Chefs

“Each city has its own culinary landscape. For instance, Miami, which has already aired, has this wonderful blend of Caribbean culture and Latin American culture and Southern American culture (talking about fried chicken). All those combine to make for a very very interesting array of ingredients, restaurants, and the chefs that come there. It also has great seafood, not to mention the glorious citrus that’s there. And all those things inform what you do–and they should.” — Padma Lakshmi

“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

“Miami, which has already aired, has this wonderful blend of Caribbean culture and Latin American culture and Southern American culture (talking about fried chicken). All those combine to make for a very very interesting array of ingredients, restaurants, and the chefs that come there.” — Gordon Ramsay

“Miami is one of those great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place.” — Michael Mann

“Miami is a city where everyone is welcome. It’s a melting pot of cultures, flavors, and colors. I love the diversity and the energy of this place.” — José Andrés

“Miami has embraced me and I love them for that. I’ve had some of my best meals there.” — Marcus Samuelsson

“Miami is one of my favorite cities in the world. It has such a vibrant and diverse culture, and the food scene is amazing. I love exploring new restaurants and discovering new flavors.” — Giada De Laurentiis

“Miami is a place where you can find anything you want. From the most authentic Cuban food to the most innovative fusion cuisine. It’s a playground for chefs and food lovers alike.” — Bobby Flay

“Miami is a city that inspires me every time I visit. It’s full of life, creativity, and passion. The people are warm and friendly, and the food is delicious. It’s a place where anything is possible.” — Wolfgang Puck

“Miami is a city that never sleeps. It’s always buzzing with excitement and activity. There’s always something new to try, whether it’s a restaurant, a club, or a beach. It’s a city that keeps you on your toes.” — Rachael Ray

“Miami is a city that has it all. It has beautiful weather, stunning beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. It also has some of the best food in the world, from fresh seafood to exotic fruits. It’s a city that makes you feel alive.” — Emeril Lagasse

Miami Quotes by Politicians

“Miami is a city that has a lot of potential and a lot of ambition. It’s a city that wants to grow and improve. It’s a city that I’m excited to be a part of.” — Francis Suarez

“Miami is more than just another American city; it is one of our nation’s most important gateways to Latin America — an economic powerhouse with deep cultural ties to our hemisphere.” — Kamala Harris

“Miami is not just an extraordinary city; it’s an extraordinary model for America’s future: diverse, dynamic, optimistic.” — Joe Biden

“Miami is one of America’s most dynamic cities — it’s diverse, it’s innovative, it’s resilient — and it’s on the front lines of climate change.” — Pete Buttigieg

“Miami is not just our home; it’s our heart. And we will do everything we can to help our community heal from this tragedy.” — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Miami is not just about sun and fun; it’s about hard work and sacrifice. It’s about people who came here with nothing and built something. It’s about people who love freedom and democracy.” — Marco Rubio

“Miami is not just another tourist destination; it’s an international hub for business, trade, culture, and innovation. It’s a place where ideas are born and dreams are realized.” — Ron DeSantis

Famous Miami Quotes

“Miami’s not anybody’s poor cousin. It’s an aspiration to live in this town, not something you have to do to promote yourself like some of the larger cities.” — Iggy Pop

“Miami is a city that was built during the ’80s so you think about all that represents Miami today: speed boats, ‘Miami Vice,’ Art Deco, culture, the fusion of a city that feels like it’s the U.S. but also has Latin American roots all over it.” — Nelson Albareda

“Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place.” — Michael Mann

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

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

“Anytime I get down to Miami, it’s a wonderful thing.” — Bill Goldberg

“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

“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 Navarro

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

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

“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

“I went to New York and Miami and hung out by the beach, and I love the American boys, so I wrote a song about it.” — Estelle

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

“I think in L.A. everybody has a really cool flare, trendy style here. I think I kinda adapt because I’m a little more trendy in L.A. Somewhere in New York, I could literally sit at a café and have a cappuccino and watch people walk by and it’s like a fashion show to me. Compared to somewhere like Miami where I literally wear beachwear all day and I can walk around barefoot.” — Kelly Rowland

“Growing up in Miami, being Cuban is integrated into our culture. When we greet anyone, we give them a kiss on the cheek.” — Lauren Jauregui 

“In Miami, there’s a buzz there, everyone out there is partying — it’s crazy.” — Dizzee Rascal

“The poorest guy in Miami lives better than much of the power elite in Havana.” — Joe Garcia

“Miami, in many ways, is a quintessentially American city. The juxtaposition of showy wealth with dire pennilessness, the tussle of glitz and decay doesn’t come any more marked than here.” — Tibor Fischer

“One thing that people in Miami seem to be good at is partying.” — Miguel McKelvey

“Miami has beautiful women, beaches and weather.” — Michael Sorrentino

Memorable quotes about Miami

“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

“I’m from Miami, I love it when we’re out in the heat. When it’s cold, I’m like, ‘I’m never acting again,’ because it’s too freezing.” — Majandra Delfino

“I absolutely love the balance between New York and Miami because I go to New York and I get so inspired and it’s really busy and it’s like the real city and then I come to Miami and I’m just in a happy place.” — Nina Agdal

“I already had three strikes against me. One, I have light skin. Two, I’m from Miami, which wasn’t getting looked at, at the time. Three, I’m Cuban. But now, I’ve made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.” — Pitbull

“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

“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

“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

“The people in Miami are so different from anywhere else I’ve been in America. They’re so down to earth, really friendly, and quite 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.” — Tracey Emin

“In the US you have New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and dozens of other cities; a few of them have a really strong visual character. But even with those there is just too much space between them and too many people.” — Michael Bierut

“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

“My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawnmower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass.” — Barry Jenkins

“I was standing on a ladder outside the Homestead juvenile immigrant detention center outside Miami, looking over the fence, and I saw children lined up like prisoners. They had been separated from their families and put in this private detention facility. It was horrible.” — Kamala Harris

“I just love the weather. I live on Miami Beach, which is all boutique hotels and cocktails. I do sometimes go along to smart parties in my white suit, but I wouldn’t really recognize any famous people if they were there because I’m not very good at star-spotting.” — Irvine Welsh

“I love the crowds in Miami. I feel that is one of the tournaments where I get more support. That helps me a lot.” — Rafael Nadal

“I love Miami. I miss it so much. And I miss the beach — the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.” — Genesis Rodriguez

“The biggest thing is, I can never forget where I come from. That’s why I wear Miami on my sleeve. I will never forget where I grew up.” — Manny Machado

“I remember being so homesick and realizing that where I came from was not something that existed in the cultural imagination outside the city. People used to think Miami was just partying in South Beach all the time.” — Jennine Capó Crucet

“I’m very comfortable here. I enjoy all aspects of it. This is a place I want to make a stamp and bring something that Miami hasn’t seen before.” — Giancarlo Stanton

“I was actually born in Miami. We would spend the summers there growing up, so it’s like my second home.” — Dominik Garcia-Lorido

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

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

“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

“I couldn’t sleep knowing I was going to leave my Miami. It’s always going to be my home, but it’s not the same.” — Hanley Ramirez

“It’s the kind of place where you say, ‘That could never be me,’ and then it is. It’s a temptation that’s almost irresistible… but across the causeway, there are other worlds, older worlds, I think it’s safe to say, better ones.” — Anthony Bourdain

Funny Miami Quotes

“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

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

“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

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

“My family lives in Miami, and I always envision myself, if something happens, it’d be like ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ where I walk across the country to find my family.” — Natalie Martinez

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

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

“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… there.” — Caspar Vega

“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

“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

“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

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

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

Miami Beach Quotes 

“The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world!” — Jackie Gleason

“It seems that half the point of being in Miami Beach — particularly the northern end of South Beach — is to be observed by people-watchers like me, and the display along Ocean Drive during my visit was, as always, sublime.” — Susan Orlean

“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 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

“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 the city and water on two sides I think is really amazing. And in the heart of that city, it has put an enormous convention centre, an enormous physical presence.” — Rem Koolhaas

Song Lyrics About Miami

“Summer wit’ Miami / It’s summer wit’ Miami / I think I need a hit of that / I think I need a sip of that” — Summer Wit’ Miami by Jim Jones

“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

“Party in the city where the heat is on / All night on the beach till the break of dawn / Welcome to Miami / Bienvenidos a Miami” — Welcome to Miami by Will Smith

“I’m in Miami trick / I’m in Miami trick / Drink all day / Play all night / Let’s get it poppin’ / I’m in Miami trick” — I’m in Miami Trick by LMFAO

“305 to my city / I get it I get it / I get it I get it / Your hustle don’t ever go unnoticed baby / I’m with you I’m with it” — 305 To My City by Drake

“Don’t stop the party / Yeah, yeah, yeah / Que no pare la fiesta / Don’t stop the party / I’m running through the world like I’m running back / Scarface, world’s mine, running back” — Don’t Stop The Party by Pitbull

“I only came for two days of playing / But every time I come I always wind up stayin’ / This the type of town I could spend a few days in / Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin’” — All The Way Up (Remix) by Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. Jay-Z

“Find me where the music meets the ocean” — La Gozadera by Gente de Zona

“Gansta’s don’t die, they get chubby and they move to Miami” — Don’t Die by Birdman and Lil Wayne

“I grew up on the East side, the Miami Beach side / Deep fried in greed life, clambakes by the seaside” — Fanfare by Magic City Hippies

“Let’s take a trip down to Miami / The body heat’ll drive you crazy” — Hotel Nacional by Gloria Estefan

“Dear Miami / You’re the first to see the end / You’re a swimming pool with no lifeguard / You’re a match that’s burning out” — Dear Miami by Róisín Murphy

“She gon’ make you move to Miami / She moving like a gypsy / Her body got me tipsy” — Move to Miami by Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull

“Only in Miami / Is Cuba so far away / Only in Miami / We live here day by day” — Only in Miami by Bette Midler

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Quotes About Miami by Unknown Author

“The good life, it feels like Atlanta, it feels like L.A., it feels like Miami.”

“Baby girl used to riding on the metro had a dream of diamonds and stilettos. First class in Miami from the West Coast.”

“Miami, already looking forward to next time.”

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

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

“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. There’s a beach in Miami when the sun is gone. You dance in the sand and you’re not alone.”

“Yes, make sure that Miami is on your bucket list at least once or more!”

Miami Instagram Captions

“Living the Miami dream!”

“Sun, sand, and a touch of Miami magic.”

“Miami heat, here we come!”

“Chasing sunsets and Miami vibes.”

“Making waves in Miami!”

“Paradise found in Miami.”

“Exploring the vibrant streets of Miami.”

“Miami adventures with my favorite people.”

“Living in a Miami state of mind.”

“Sippin’ cocktails and soaking up the Miami sun.”

“Miami bound and feeling fantastic!”

“Getting lost in the beauty of Miami.”

“Discovering the hidden gems of Miami.”

“Dancing through Miami’s vibrant nightlife.”

“Capturing memories and moments in Miami.”

“Salty air, sun-kissed hair, and Miami flair.”

“Let the Miami adventures begin!”

“Feeling the rhythm of Miami’s vibrant culture.”

“Embracing the vibrant energy of Miami.”

“Miami calling, and I must go!”

“Finding my paradise in the heart of Miami.”

“Sun, fun, and endless memories in Miami.”

“Miami, where every moment is an adventure.”

“Living it up in the Magic City.”

“Miami, the city that steals your heart.”

“Miami vibes and ocean tides”

“Miami is always a good idea”

“Miami nights, neon lights”

“Miami state of mind”

“Beach hair, don’t care”

“I love you Miami”

“Making memories in Miami”

Miami Instagram Captions

Final Thoughts 

Well, there you have it! Now that you’re armed with tons of great quotes about Miami, you’re ready to use them as you please.

They’re great for inspiring your next Florida trip or even just to use as a cool and quirky Instagram caption.

Want more Miami? Check out my complete guide to visiting Miami safely or learn where to find the best Cuban cafecito in the Magic City.

Denise, travel blogger at Wander Her Way

About Denise Cruz

Denise is a marketing executive who escaped corporate to travel the world… twice. A Brazilian native living in the U.S., she’s lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After side-hustling her way to financial independence, she curates solo destination guides, slow travel tips, and travel blogging advice on Wander Her Way. When she’s not on the road, you can find her in Miami with her dog Finnegan.