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Join the Miami jet set party in South Beach
Occupying a prime piece of beachfront between the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach is the crown jewel of Miami Beach, a glitzy resort that sits just east of Miami's city limits. Nicknamed SoBe by the global jet set, South Beach is best known for having one of the liveliest nightlife scenes in the country. And while the clubs here are packed nightly with partiers from all over the world, this slice of tropical paradise isn't just a playground for the rich and famous.
Things to see and do
On the beach
South Florida is home to miles of invigorating coastline, and South Beach offers a unique mix of eclectic culture, beachside entertainment, panoramic ocean views and fine white sand. To get to the stretch of sand featured in movies, music videos and postcards, walk south to the tip of Miami Beach. Before you settle down for a day of sunshine and swimming, stop for quick photos at the beach's quirky lifeguard stations, a collection of unique huts in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns.
Off the beach
Find your version of a good time along Ocean Drive, the most famous street in Miami Beach. Lined with historic buildings, trendy cafes, designer stores and souvenir shops, Ocean Drive is a feast for the senses. To learn more about the stunning Art Deco architecture you see along the way, ask for a complete tour of the district at the nearby MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center. If you're a fan of high fashion, don't forget to take a closer look at Gianni Versace's Ocean Drive mansion, which is now operating as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. Stick around after dark to see Ocean Drive come alive with neon facades, vibrant music and great energy.
While December means the beginning of a cold winter in the North, the arts scene in Miami Beach heats up with the annual Art Basel show, a spectacular event that celebrates contemporary art through gallery exhibits, installations and live performances. Art Basel draws an international crowd of over 70,000 visitors, artists, collectors and museum directors every year. As a guest, you don't need to register ahead of time to participate in Art Basel, but remember to book your accommodations well in advance of the show's date if you're planning on attending. During Art Basel, demand for South Beach hotels is high, so reserving your room early is the best way to guarantee both a spot in the neighborhood and a fair rate.
Where to stay
South Beach hotels range from high-end retro spots to affordable big-name chains. Accommodations directly on Ocean Drive are ideal if you're coming to soak up the party scene and want to be in the middle of the action. Those traveling with young children or visitors who prefer a quieter place to stay should look for family-friendly accommodations off the main party strip. Staying on less popular avenues means you'll be within walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive during the day, while enjoying peace and quiet as the crowd hits the popular bars and clubs in the evening.
Getting to and around South Beach
Visitors to South Beach typically arrive by air via Miami International Airport (MIA). From there, you can head to your hotel by taxi, bus or shuttle. If you're planning on traveling elsewhere in Florida or want to explore nearby towns, a rental car is a plus but not a necessity in South Beach. The entire Miami Beach area is very pedestrian-friendly, and avoiding parking charges can save a good chunk of change for budget-conscious travelers. Although you'll have access to the beach and plenty of stores, restaurants and attractions on foot, bike rentals are cheap and readily available for those times when you want to cruise around the neighborhood or enjoy a relaxing ride on the boardwalk.
Featured South Beach Hotels
1736 Collins Avenue
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in Miami Beach offers boutique-style lodging in an Art Deco landmark. The color schemes in the interior are dominated by red and white, which reflect the chic...
600 Ocean Drive
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Designed in the 1920s, the Beach Paradise Hotel in Miami Beach is a quintessential art deco property that also features elements of Mediterranean architecture. Deep blue awnings hang above the...
855 Collins Avenue
With its colorful and eclectic style, the Chesterfield Hotel and Suites beckons clientele who want to revel in the best of what Miami Beach has to offer. Chesterfield guests can expect to be...
1676 James Avenue
BEDS N' DRINKS is an ultra modern hostel with keyless locks on the doors, a fully restored marble lobby, and professionally designed private and dorm rooms! The hostel is fun, energetic, and most...
1052 Ocean Drive
Congress Hotel Ocean Drive in Miami Beach contains a stylish restaurant, a popular bar and a beautiful rooftop pool where guests can sunbathe. Many rooms in this hotel feature balconies that...
Can't complaint great location
1423 Collins Avenue
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This historic South Beach hotel was designed in 1936 and exemplifies the popular art deco style of that period. This style is skillfully combined with contemporary comforts. There are two booking...
Nice trip with friends
1020 Ocean Drive,
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The Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach has a reputation as a hot party venue that goes back 70 years. This boutique hotel features a number of amenities that bolster its status as a world-renowned...
Worth every penny
956 Washington Avenue
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When you stay at the Astor Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, you ll be treated to top-notch hospitality, and a picturesque view of the sea, from one of their guest rooms or suites. The hotel is...
1757 Collins Avenue
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The Richmond is a family owned green hotel located right on Miami Beach. This non-smoking eco-friendly property is perfect for conscientious visitors who want to improve the environment while on...
Great location & great staff
2341 Collins Avenue
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Business6,600-square-foot ballroom and six meeting roomsWi-Fi and hard-wired Internet accessVideoconferencing equipmentPost-conference shipping
1741 Collins Avenue
The Marseilles Oceanfront Hotel Miami Beach welcomes you to a private beach with two lounges and umbrellas as well as a heated swimming pool adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The 24-hour front desk...
4th of July 2015
2000 Liberty Avenue
With a white exterior and stainless steel railings on the balconies, the Riviera South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach is a prime example of Art Deco architecture that swept South Florida by storm in...
1717 Collins Avenue
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Customer comfort is key at the Surfcomber a Kimpton Hotel in Miami Beach. Each colorful room contains high-definition TVs and complimentary yoga mats. Family pets are welcome to stay free of charge...
Good value for the price
1850 Collins Avenue
The Dorchester Hotel and Suites, in Miami Beach, offers a taste of tropical paradise with everything you need for a restful and relaxing visit. Whether you're at the hotel for work or leisure, the...
Good Time at a nice hotel!
1670 James Ave.
Built in 1939, this Art Deco boutique hotel has been restored to preserve and recreate its original feature. Enter our lobby, and find yourself surrounded by the fabulous Art Deco Era. The original...
Great comfortable friendly hotel
524 Ocean Drive
The Fritz Hotel is an upscale luxury boutique resort hotel situated in the heart of the retro Art Deco District on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida and across the street from the renowned South...
Very limited hot water. One ten minute shower and it was cold. Not pleasant for the price.
17 Hotel Ocean
1230 Ocean Drive
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This hotel combining the amenities of the 21st century with the timeless European tradition in service. Hotel ocean's 27 units, deluxe rooms and suites are decorated with great care and thought of...
Hot time at the hottest beach
1677 Collins Avenue
The National Hotel Miami Beach is a perfect vacation destination for anyone looking to combine tropical relaxation with the maximum amount of luxury. Opened in 1940, this Art Deco-style hotel is on...
Should be a 2 Star Hotel
2365 Pinetree Drive
The Tradewinds Apartment Hotel Miami Beach consists of several buildings that are laid out like a residential tropical community. The white facade and sleek lines highlight the original art deco...
Great Spring Break
100 21 Street
Art Deco meets convenient beach proximity, at the Seagull South Beach, in Miami Beach. Exterior styling elements include a white stucco facade combined with bright green details, while the interior...