Miami has a lot of great assets but they often come at the cost of loud noise, never-ending traffic, and other stressors common to big city life. It is one of the main reasons why we love to go on staycations, like our frequent roadtrips to Melbourne Beach, and on vacations to our favorite international travel destinations. However, a short supply of vacation days and a bank account that leaves much to be desired often limit us from getting away as much as we want (read: need). To stay sane, we fill those travel gaps with day trips to hidden gems right in our own backyard—that is, those Miami spots that make us forget we're in a big city. In his latest Localeur recommendation, #ThankYouMiami contributor Brad Wells shares the four places where he can escape city life. Which one is your favorite? What other spots do you recommend? Tell us in the comments below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!