Miami - South Beach
Spend the day sun-worshiping with a mojito in hand, followed by all-night parties on America’s Riviera! The combination of luxury hotels and condos, VIP nightlife, haute cuisine restaurants, makes South Beach one of the favorite destinations for millionaires, supermodels, athletes, and famous business celebrities.
Miami’s most famous hot spot in South Beach, also known as SoBe. South Beach is famous for its luxurious boutique hotels, high-rise condos, multi-million dollar waterfront homes & yachts, white sandy beaches, extreme shopping, and unique dining concepts.
Former Studio 24 owner turned hotel mogul, Ian Schrager, was the creator of the world’s first boutique hotel, The Delano. Since inception, The Delano has set the standard for SoBe hotels and now, being “boutique” is all the rage, especially in Miami! Expect ultra chic decor, funky designs and cool amenities like a couples intimacy kit or fortune cookies left on your pillows each night.
Hotels are the only ones with crazy concepts in Miami. Restaurants are now following suit. In SoBe you can have dinner in B.E.D., dine on foods that will get your ”juices flowing” at Tantra and enjoy lobster pop-tarts, served in a super-sized toaster at Barton G. Or, you can simply just dine on great cuisine, without the “concept”. The choice is yours.
Miami is known as the city that just doesn’t sleep. It’s true, the nightlife in Miami is extreme and exclusive. Getting past the velvet rope in hot spots like SET or Mynt, is dependent on what you’re wearing, who you’re with and of course who you know. We suggest reserving a VIP table and getting bottle service. This way you avoid the line, the door-man, and chaos. This is the easiest way to ensure an amazing night out in South Beach hottest nightclubs.
Shopping in Miami is amazing and actually can be difficult. Miami, especially SoBe, has it’s own dress code. Everything is to the extreme, skirts are shorter, heels are higher and there just seems to be more glitter than anywhere else in the US. So, simply put, the clothes you wear and possibly buy in SoBe, may not translate into your regular environment! However, SoBe is the perfect place to buy brazilian bikinis, cool men’s swimwear and a new pair of hot summer shades!
Miami-South Beach is about style, sex and just letting go and enjoying all that this Latin filled US hot spot has to offer. Welcome to Miami-SoBe!
Miami - Top 5 Tips
GOOD TO KNOW - THESE ARE THE 5 THINGS WE WISHED SOMEONE WOULD’VE TOLD US. IN MANY CASES IT COULD’VE SAVED TIME AND SANITY!
1. SUNDAY MEANS PARTY IN SOBE
Beach parties. Pool parties. In Miami, Sunday is a party day. First on the list is a fantastic brunch.
Ice Box, Blue Door, Balans, Nemo, La Piaggia
The Shore Thing @ The Shore Club
Amazing Sundays @ Nikki Beach Miami
Sunday Therapy @ The Raleigh
2. SUNSET COCTAILS
The Miami sunset is magical. It also happens to be the signal to the crowds that the nightlife is ready to begin. One of the best places to watch the sun go down is The Sunset Lounge at the Morgan’s Group newest South Beach hot spot The Mondrian South.
3. EXPLORE LINCOLN ROAD
Lincoln Road is a South Beach landmark in itself. Lining this pedestrian street are boutique shops, cool cafes, hot new restaurants, hip lounges, and a few wild bears. Our suggestion is to hit this street in the day for lunch, shopping and maybe a stop at Ghirardelli for a scoop of ice cream. Then come back at night for an al fresco dinner and some of the best people watching in SoBe
4. GET ON THE GUEST LIST
Clubs in Miami are tricky. The velvet ropes, and “face control police” are everywhere. Since Miami is filled with hard bodied locals, celebrities and 6 foot Russian models, passing the ropes may not be an easy task. Our suggestion is to get on the guest list ahead of time via Facebook or by consulting your concierge. If you have a group, you may want to book a table and buy a bottle for better drink service!
5. LITTLE HAVANA
Little Havana consists of about 10 blocks in SW 8th Street in Downtown Miami, where there are shops, restaurants, bars that are mostly Cuban. Have lunch at Versailles. When you walk around during the daytime, you'll feel as if you are actually walking the streets of Cuba. Of course you must visit a cigar factory and drink a little shot of cafe Cubano. There’s also a little park where people come to play dominos!
Miami - Know Before You Go
: December - May. During high season you'll find that Miami hots lots of festivals. It's always better to confirm with the hotel's concierge if any festivals are going on before you book your trip. Otherwise, you may not be able to secure car rentals and dinner reservations. Also, all prices will be much higher during a festival.Hurricane Season
: June - November
Hurricanes can't be predicted, but the prices during this season will be predictably lower as the weather is hot, humid and hurricanes are certainly common.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Arriving in Miami-South Beach is easy. You have two options. The best way to arrive is to fly directly into Miami International AirportAirport Code
Once you arrive you can either rent a car at the airport or take a 20 minute taxi ride directly to your South Beach hotel. If this doesn't work for your schedule you can also fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport Airport Code
From Fort Lauderdale, South Beach is about 45 minutes by car.
Miami is broken up into many different neighborhoods. Most famous are the best destinations of Miami Beach and South Miami Beach.
Weather: The annual average temperature in Miami is 77 degrees. However the winter months are much less humid and average temps of about 70 degrees. The summer months are very humid and temperatures average about 85 degrees.
Currency: US Dollar (Code USD)