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

Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is CA $430 per night from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14
CA $430
per night
Feb. 13 - Feb. 14
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,479 reviews)
"Excellent hotel and great staff!"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2023

Eden Roc Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is CA $485 per night from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13
CA $485
per night
Feb. 12 - Feb. 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 9 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (4,967 reviews)
"Had a great time; liked the pool, beach, nice restaurants. The room was clean, comfortable beds."

Reviewed on Jan. 27, 2023

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, 33139
The price is CA $664 per night from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2
CA $664
per night
Feb. 1 - Feb. 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,347 reviews)
"Everything about this property was top notch. The staff was so friendly, and constantly went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The facilities are very clean and everything was in working order. The location is perfect, you are in walking distance to TONS of great restaurants and shopping. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2023

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South 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.
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, 33141
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,928 reviews)
"Hotel is clean and staff was friendly. Nice kitchenette in our room, but no amenities like coffee, so bring it with you."

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2023

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
4.5 out of 5
5445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
3.1/5 (886 reviews)
"This property was perfect for our 4 night stay in Miami. The beach was right behind the hotel and easy accessible. Although not super close to the busy area of South beach we just hoped on and off the free trolley. We had a car for the beginning portion of our trip and this place had free parking ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2023

Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Av Suite # CU15, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.3/5 (1,023 reviews)
"Very pleased that the valet parking was included in my room price and also that the hotel is next to the beach"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2023

New Point Miami Beach Apartments
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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