Miami Beach, FL

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Miami Beach featuring 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
The price is $231 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miami Beach Boardwalk and 41st Street. Mount Sinai Medical Center and Collins Avenue ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,637 reviews)
"Great stay had a lot of fun"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Eden Roc Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $309 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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. Miami Beach Golf ...
3.7/5 Good! (5,104 reviews)
"Great awesome"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 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 $269 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,717 reviews)
"Professional staff, great service."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

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.
The West Ave Studios
The West Ave Studios
2.5 out of 5
1565 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $59 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in South Beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Road Mall, Ocean Drive, and Lummus Park Beach. Miami Beach Convention Center ...
3.5/5 Good! (145 reviews)
"The people"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

The West Ave Studios
Luxury Miami Beach Apartments By Michigan
Luxury Miami Beach Apartments By Michigan
3.5 out of 5
560 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $89 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in South Beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lummus Park Beach and Art Deco Welcome Center. Lincoln Road Mall and James L. Knight ...
4/5 Very Good! (179 reviews)
"Great location great property shower pressure and hot water was having issues everything else was perfect"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Luxury Miami Beach Apartments By Michigan
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 Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Miami Beach Convention Center and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,861 reviews)
"the property was nice, clean & very spacious. we absolutely loved that the beach was not that far of a walk. having to find street parking was a pain & we were not going to pay extra for their designated parking. most of the amenities were included, but we had to buy some of our own stuff."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
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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