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Miami BeachUnited States of America

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

South Beach showing landscape views, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,171 area reviews)

Visitors to South Beach rave about its stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and great live music. You might also want to make some time to see Collins Avenue Shopping Area or Ocean Drive while you're exploring the neighborhood.

South Beach

Top Hotels in Miami Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $260 per night

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (4,338 reviews)

"I just loved this hotel and resort. The staff was phenomenal and very educated on areas of the hotel. The best thing yet was that they checked temperatures as you entered the hotel daily along with sanitation stations all throughout the hotel. They even provided you with masks if you forgot it. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Grand Beach Hotel
Grand Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
4835 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is CA $157 per night

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Miami Beach Boardwalk, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach ...

3.9/5Good! (1,887 reviews)

"Great staff was supper nice made you feel welcomed! Room was spacious, clean and very nice! Definitely will be staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020

Grand Beach Hotel
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 $146 per night

Located in South Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Ocean Drive ...

3.9/5Good! (1,755 reviews)

"Aside from no room cleanup beCause of covid it was Beautiful,"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort

Popular places to visit in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

4.5/5(456 reviews)

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Jungle Island
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Jungle Island

4/5(36 reviews)

Play with tiger cubs and walk among free-flying exotic birds at this tropical zoo.

Top things to do in Miami Beach

Key West Express Day Trip from Miami
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Key West Express Day Trip from Miami

CA $100
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Go Miami All-Inclusive: 28 Top Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Miami All-Inclusive: 28 Top Attractions on 1 Pass

CA $110
Per adult
Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $68
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Everglades Airboat Adventure & Biscayne Bay Cruise
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Everglades Airboat Adventure & Biscayne Bay Cruise

CA $106
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Key West
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Day Trip to Key West

CA $74
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Sawgrass Mills mall Shuttle - Fastest service
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Sawgrass Mills mall Shuttle - Fastest service

CA $36
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

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