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Miami Beach
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Miami Beach which includes a city and street scenes

Head to this exclusive coastal stretch to see where the rich and famous hang out and enjoy pristine sands, glamorous boulevards and diverse beachside entertainment.

Miami Beach is one of the most famous urban beach resorts in the United States. The American dream of success and prosperity is proudly on display on this “Billion Dollar Sandbar.” It stretches for 35 miles (56 kilometers) along the oceanfront. With hundreds of nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and boutiques, Miami Beach is considered the place to be seen in the Miami-Dade area.

Miami Beach is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay. It stretches north from South Pointe Park Beach to John U. Lloyd Beach Park. Miami Beach was first connected to Miami by a long wooden bridge in 1913. This became the catalyst for the incorporation of Miami Beach as a man-made paradise. Simple changing huts made way for big hotels, such as Brown’s Hotel, which is still standing on Ocean Drive today. It’s now surrounded by luxury resorts, modern condos, high-end restaurants and shops. The glamorous boulevard along the Atlantic Ocean owes part of its fame to the 1980s TV series Miami Vice.

Head to Miami Beach to enjoy pristine sands and people-watching. Open-air art exhibits, music festivals and dance performances take place here throughout the year. It's the venue for Art Basel, one of the world's premier modern and contemporary art shows, with other venues in Europe and Hong Kong.

A short four-minute drive south is South Beach, also known as SoBe. This is the place for water sports and people-watching. It’s where surfers play it cool, sunbathers top up their tans and Hollywood stars come to party. The area is also very cultural and home to one of the largest collections of art deco architecture in the world.

To get to Miami Beach by car, take one of the causeways north of downtown Miami that link Miami Beach to the mainland. By public transport, take the hop-on hop-off bus, or grab a taxi to get around in North Miami Beach. South Beach has a local bus service and exploring the area by foot is easy.

Where to stay in Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $398 per night from May 4 to May 5
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...
3.8/5Good! (4,651 reviews)
"Fountainblue is my favorite hotel in Miami! However, we will not return until they are fully staffed. What was once 24/7 room service is now 7am-11am room service. Also, no daily house keeping. The service at the pool was ok... again they were not fully staffed. Otherwise, Michael Mina did not disappoint ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $574 per night from May 16 to May 17
Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Espanola Way and Washington ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,730 reviews)
"Nice location Older building and hotel 1970 decor Beach easily accessible Dj around the pool Near ocean drive but away enough from ocean drive not to be disturbed by the late party noice. If you request a late check out you better have it in writing. When we checked in we asked for a late check out. ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2021

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
4.5 out of 5
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $213 per night from May 18 to May 19
Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive and ...
3.8/5Good! (1,865 reviews)
"Very clean property except some hair left in the shower was phenomenal!! Loved it will definitely be back!!!"

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2021

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2365 Pine Tree Dr, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Located in South Beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miami City Ballet, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Miami Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (1,758 reviews)
"outside space and close to everything"

Reviewed on Apr. 15, 2021

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
7500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Located in North Beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Shore Open Space Park and Surfside Beach. Bal Harbour Shops and Miami Beach Boardwalk ...
4/5Very Good! (1,646 reviews)
"It was cute with twinkling lights and classic car decor"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2021

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seacoast Suites on Miami Beach
Seacoast Suites on Miami Beach
4 out of 5
5101 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $320 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the riverwalk, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Lincoln Road Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lummus Park Beach and ...
3.2/5 (657 reviews)
"Private access to the Boardwalk and Beach. The room was great. Very large for 2 people. Full kitchen. Not stocked like a timeshare. But modern and awesome. AC was primo. View was fantastic. Did not know they had Balcony rooms or i would have chosen one. Overall a great place."

Reviewed on Apr. 22, 2021

Seacoast Suites on Miami Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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