Celebrites everwhere !
Miami Vice with actor Don Johnson became a hit television show, and around the same time a photographer ventured onto the top of one of Ocean Drive's Art Deco hotels for a Calvin Klein "Obsession" photo shoot. Both events helped renew interest in South Beach and it soon became the destination of choice for fashion shoots and films. Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Marisa Tomei, Angelica Houston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Jamie Lee Curtis, Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner and Sean Connery have all appeared in films shot in Miami in recent years. Fashion and commercial photo shoots are commonplace throughout South Beach.
During the day, models, vintage cars, Harleys, and rollerbladers of all ages parade past tourists who are relaxing and people watching from one of Ocean Drive's many outdoor cafes. By night, the clubs sizzle. Walking on Ocean Side I meet Bruce Campbell,
very nice guy.
sit on South Beach at sunrise;...
sit on South Beach at sunrise; ride the 50 cent rollercoaster Monorail that looks like something out of Barbarella; hang around downtown by the Brasilian cafeteria and look at all the knickknacks; wear brilliant flourescent colors; dodge all the limosines full of coked up supermodels driving up and down Washingtone avenue
Tip is Included In Bill
Check your bill at restaurants and bars to make sure you do not double tip. Everywhere we went, even bars, included gratuity in the bill. The amount added changed from place to place ranging anywhere from 12 to 18% - so you do not really get a chance to tip based upon how good the service actually was.
Even when we got drinks in a bar, we found out when we asked for the bill that the tip had been added in to the price he had told us (even though their drinks list says tipping is optional)
AAArena Home of the Miami Heat
We have seen this Arena being build, when we where there in 1999. The signs told us it would open on December 31, 1999 with a concert by Gloria Estefan.
It really looked they never where going to make that that but they did. The amount of seats range from 16,000 to 19,600 when the Miami Heat is playing.
When there are concerts or other events it can house from 5,000 to 20,000 people.
Picture taken june 2000
Well take a good spirit with you doesn't matter if your attending a concert or a Miami Heat game.
Whether you're here to soak up...
Whether you're here to soak up the sun on one of Florida's finest beaches or ride the waves that made this the surfing hotspot of the East Coast, you'll find that this is an exciting place to spend your vacation. You can find quiet seclusion or fast-paced excitement here, whether it's at the Speedway, on the beach or at one of the area's many points of interest. If you dream of riding the waves, you've come to the right place. The smooth sand and Atlantic surf combine to make this one of the premier surfing spots on the East Coast. In addition to surfing, you'll find a host of water activities including jet skiing, windsurfing, boating, river cruises, and parasailing. Try one of the scenic boat rides available in the area. The Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River provide anglers with a variety of fishing opportunities year-round. The excitement continues on the shore, which spans nearly 23 miles (37 km) and up to 500 feet in width, and the sand gently slopes to the water where tides and wave action have packed it hard. Driving is actually permitted in certain areas on the beaches.