Miami BeachUnited States of America

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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!(11,095 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!(3,815 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 Indian Beach Park.

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
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North Beach

4/5Very Good!(1,465 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
Poolside
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Bayshore

3.5/5Good!(22 area reviews)

Travelers come to Bayshore for its beaches, and you can see top attractions like Miami Beach Golf Club and 41st Street while you're in town.

Bayshore
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
NT$11,117
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Indian Beach Park and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8,395 reviews)

"I love the property, a beautiful hotel. The best it’s staff- the Concierge team was extremely helpful, especially María M. She got us all a guess needs and more. Way beyond! Thanks a lot! Janet Jiménez"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

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
NT$6,899
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

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! (4,820 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and well situated. Only surprise was EVERYTHING had an additional 20% added before tip!!!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/19

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Grand Beach Hotel
Grand Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
4835 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
NT$7,135
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Indian Beach Park and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue Shopping ...

4.1/5Very Good! (5,973 reviews)

"The property is very nice with beach access and a great pool. The rooms are very spacious, modern, and clean."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

Grand Beach Hotel

Popular things to do in Miami Beach

PortMiami
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PortMiami

4/5(7,659 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(7,962 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Ocean Drive, a popular green space in Miami Beach. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Miami Beach Boardwalk
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Miami Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(4,233 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(3,036 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(3,668 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.

Miami Beach Marina
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Miami Beach Marina

4.5/5(195 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Miami Beach with a trip to Miami Beach Marina. Stroll along the seaside in this vibrant area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Miami Beach

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Beautiful beaches. The weather in mid-February is heavenly.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Miami Beach is a trendy area that everyone should visit at least once. It is super expensive so bring lots of cash!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Looking forward to going back enjoying the great weather, great food, excellent beach, walking running and exploring the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Beautiful, clean beach, blue waters. Such a big difference to have direct access to Miami Beach from Shore Club.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Stayed several days Bonita Springs/Naples beach areas, then several days on South Beach Miami. The South Beach side is more interesting and laid back. Can't beat the weather in south Florida in February!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

For the first time I actually traveled using public transportation (bus/ metro-rail) and found that it was easy, fast and accommodating.

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