South Beach has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Yet there’s more than fine white sand and colorful buildings to South Beach’s fantasyland of exuberant Deco architecture.
It is an area that offers something for everyone and it does it brilliantly and it does it endlessly. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries and stores. This coastal magnet for hedonists around the world has been hopping for years. Fashion shoots, TV and movie filmings, big-time parties and a general atmosphere of buoyant, beach time fun have characterized South Beach for decades – ever since the birth of t-shirt/blazer combos and roller blading.
The clear blue water and the white sand beaches are a must-see for any Miami visitor; even for locals, the beautiful beach just doesn’t get old. If you’re taking a break from the sun, check out one of the many museums, shops or historic buildings in the area. Take a stroll down Lincoln Road for the best people watching in Miami or cozy up to a fancy bar with haute cocktails.
South Beach is the Miami of postcards; the skyline of Ocean Drive has been featured on television what must be millions of times, and yes, the people are as beautiful and as they look on the tube. South Beach may be a world class partying hotspot, and that’s not to be overlooked, but the daytime destinations on the island are as notable, and perhaps, more memorable, than the nightlife.
South Beach is an architect buff’s paradise. This beach area will mostly attract a mix of locals and those who are the guests of the many boutique hotels, B&B’s, and hotels that may or may not be directly on Ocean Drive. It is an absolutely beautiful beach within walking distance of a multitude of shops, restaurants, shops, etc. With the exception of the 12th street area, it’s fairly family friendly although this IS South Beach and you may encounter some topless bathers and minimal bathing attire.
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