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Miami Beach

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 featuring skyline, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,595 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
The Confidante is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.  Our room was modern, clean and had a incredible view of the beach.
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Mid Beach

4/5Very Good!(3,992 area reviews)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and popular shops? A visit to Mid Beach might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Miami Beach Boardwalk and 41st Street.

Mid Beach
Taking a boat ride in Miami Beach is one of my favorite things to do. Catch a sunset as you ride with the wind blowing in your hair. #sunset #goldenhour #waterlust #weekendgetaway #blue #beachbound

North Beach

4/5Very Good!(1,515 area reviews)

North Beach is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like North Shore Open Space Park and Park View Island.

North Beach
South Beach featuring a beach, landscape views and general coastal views

Flamingo/Lummus

If you're spending some time in Flamingo/Lummus, Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Ocean Drive are top sights worth seeing.

Flamingo/Lummus
Miami Beach which includes tropical scenes, a sandy beach and landscape views

City Center

While visiting City Center, you might make a stop by sights like Lincoln Road Mall and Collins Avenue Shopping Area.

City Center
South Pointe Park which includes a river or creek

South of Fifth

If you're spending some time in South of Fifth, Miami Beach Marina and Ocean Drive are top sights worth seeing.

South of Fifth

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 $195 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! (4,335 reviews)

"Everything was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Grand Beach Hotel
Grand Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
4835 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $118 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! (1,877 reviews)

"IT WAS GREAT everything about it was beautiful I will definitely come back☺️❤️"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 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 $109 per night

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 ...

3.9/5Good! (1,740 reviews)

"The royal plan beach hotel was one of the most beautiful experiences out of all my vacations. the hotel is located at a great place it’s right in front of the ocean the room and hotel itself is very clean, as well as the staff is very friendly, our room was with the balcony With the most beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort

Popular places to visit in Miami Beach

PortMiami
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PortMiami

4/5(7,948 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Miami Beach with a trip to PortMiami. Amble around this vibrant area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Ocean Drive
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Ocean Drive

4.5/5(8,387 reviews)

Miami’s famous strip is not only a gathering point for partiers but well worth the visit for lovers of 1920s art deco architecture.

Miami Beach Boardwalk
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Miami Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(4,606 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Miami Beach Boardwalk, a popular shopping spot in Miami Beach. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art scene in this walkable area.

Collins Avenue Shopping Area
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Collins Avenue Shopping Area

4/5(3,382 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Collins Avenue Shopping Area, a popular shopping spot in Miami Beach. Experience the area's acclaimed art scene and great live music.

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

4.5/5(3,766 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(625 reviews)

Encounter animals from around the world, hang around with cheeky lemurs and enjoy daily educational shows at this exciting bayside zoo park.

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

$74
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Key West
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Day Trip to Key West

$55
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Parasailing Miami
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Parasailing Miami

$84
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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Full-Day Trip to Key West from Miami

$75
Per adult
76% 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

$81
Per adult
Sawgrass Mills Mall Round-Trip Transport from Miami
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Sawgrass Mills Mall Round-Trip Transport from Miami

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Miami Beach

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
6225
5 - Excellent 55.634998659397624%
4 - Good
3900
4 - Good 34.85566181070694%
3 - Okay
817
3 - Okay 7.301814281883993%
2 - Disappointing
153
2 - Disappointing 1.36741442488158%
1 - Terrible
94
1 - Terrible 0.8401108231298596%

4/5 - Good

KeeKee

Jun 2, 2020

Open the beaches

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Apr 19, 2020

It was closed to the public. Didn't even get on the Sand

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 8, 2020

Lovely

5/5 - Excellent

JoseyDope

Apr 6, 2020

I’m from Miami in Detroit I will always love the beach it’s my getaway from the city life in lights I pray we continue to be able to enjoy our world after these troubling times it’s not safe to gather that’s a bother I’m blessed to have been able to

3/5 - Okay

Devo

Mar 31, 2020

Stay up north in an actual Hotel. They are on the beach with great staff

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Stay up North, hotels are beautiful and on the beach

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