Beaches/South Beach/Art Deco District, Miami
Favorite thing: Go to South Beach. I’m sure you must have heard stories - it is all you have heard and more! Make sure you dress to impress! Ladies can get in many places for free. If you’re low on cash, it is just as interesting to walk up and down the road. Some of the scenes you will see on the street are better than what’s happening in the clubs!
Favorite thing: 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
Favorite thing: The Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Welcome Center, located at the southwestern corner of the Ocean Front Auditorium, just across the street from the Breakwater and Edison hotels, is the place to go when you want to learn about the art and architecture of the Art Deco era that flourishes on Miami Beach.
go to the beache...swim..make friendship with the americans..i met lot of pepole from cuba.and centeral america..they all funny..and easy to talk with..
Fondest memory: my friends 'SHAIRF' and'LONA' you can see them in the picture...'sharif' is my travel mate we always travel with each others
Miami and Miami Beach are actually two separate entities. Both are must see's. Miami beach is a strip of land connected to the city of Miami. You have probably all seen the glamourous images on the TV show ' Miami Vice ' . Miami and the beach will not disappoint. The following are recommendations. 1. Visit downtown Miami. There are some stunning examples of modern architecture in the CBD ( Central Business District) Although Miami is sun and recreation, you'll see that it is also hub of commerce between the US and it's latin American neighbours and the Carribean. See some of the downtown neighbourhoods ( except , on NO ACCOUNT go to LIBERTY CITY ). 2.The Cuban enclave of Little Havana is facinating- whether for food, a strong cuban coffee or just some people watching. 3.CORAL GABLES in my opinion is one of the nicest and prettiest places in the entire US. It is gorgeous ( and safe ) take a stroll !4. COCONUT GROVE- is a community of artists , writers and the like. A Floridian version of Greenwich Village in NY. 5. Not to be missed is BAYSIDE . Great shops, food stalls and a fantastic view of the Miami skyline . 6. Moving on to Miami Beach, see the beach ! The beach is quite a big area. 7.Take a ride down Collins Ave, the main thoroughfare and check out the districts of SUNNY ISLES, SURFSIDE AND BAL HARBOUR ( with some of the most expensive shops in the world ! - Miami's version of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA ). 8. Check out the ART DECO hotels . Many of these are now registered as Historic Landmarks. 9. Not to be missed is Miami's Beach's Fountainbleau Hilton Hotel. ( prounounced 'fountain - blow' ) Many rich and famous people have stayed here. Don't miss the huge wall painting on the side. 10. PARROT JUNGLE is worth a visit too- great displays of Parrots that can count, roller skate, and perform many other tricks. There's more than just parrots too.There are 1,100 different species of birds . The scarlet Ibis birds are stunning. Lovely landscaped gardens too. Really worth seeing. 11. You must not miss the Sunsets in Miami- a rival for any, anywhere in the world !
Fondest memory: There are lots . Coming down Collins Avenue on the way to Hotel from the Airport was a huge buzz. Walking along the Beach. Bayside, Coral Gables and Cococnut Grove. Going on the boat tour past the star's homes . Seeing the skyscapers in Downtown.
ART DECO DISTRICT
All along Collins Ave. you can find these deliciously kitsch art deco buildings, with wonderful colourful facades in pink, pale green, pale blue, yellow.
They seem sometimes as false backgrounds for a movie or something like that. Most of them were hotels (Seville...). Walking by them was like going back in time to the roaring 20s...
See the beach--South Beach specifically
Fondest memory: If you only have 1 day, spend it in South Beach, where you can get a sun tan, take a tour of historic art deco hotels, lunch at an Ocean Drive cafe, watch a fashion shoot, shop at trendy boutiques, rub elbows with celebrities at dinner, then dance the nite away at the hottest clubs--all within the radius of a few blocks!
Favorite thing: have a look at the Art Deco District in South Beach, take walk down the Ocean drive, go to the beach, be sure to visit Lincoln Road Shopping District, you also shouldn't miss Coconut Grove which hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year
Sun yourself in Miami Beach - I'd only spent about an hour on Venice Beach, CA a couple of years ago (I never was a 'sun' person), but this time it was definitely a different experience.
I will warn other 'pale-skinned-winter-lovers' to be careful in the sun - it didn't take long for me to burn those parts which I didn't cover in sunscreen - I'd lathered up before leaving the apartment, but when I got to the beach, I REMOVED MY SHOES(!!!) and walked across the beach - therefore, despite digging my toes into the warm sand while I lay back & read a good book, my feet got quite burned (they turned purple, actually!)
Fondest memory: The accomodations... they were FREE!
Relatives have a condo there, and their daughter has one in the same building, so between the two, I stayed a week at no charge - not too shabby, for a building on Ocean Drive in South Beach (the Miami nightlife 'hot-spot'), one of the condos looking out on the ocean - just a 60-second walk away...
Of course, one must give up SOMEthing for a free stay - so I had to enjoy 4 nights in the nice apartment with the ocean view, and 3 in the one under renovations, with boarded-up windows...
One of my favorite parts of Miami is the section known as South Beach. This was once a run down area of crumbling old hotels occupied only by poor old retirees and homeless people. During the eighties (I think)people started to appreciate the gorgeous architecture of these old hotels once again, and the area has since experienced an amazing revival. You can still see echoes of how bad it all looked years ago, as there are still occasional properties in magnificent ruin. Overall, however, the entire area is one sparkling jewel of a hotel after another. This is the place for the fabulous and the famous.
Fondest memory: One year I came with several friends for New Year's Eve. Right around midnight all of Oceanview Drive felt like it was filled with magic. A Spanish guitarist name Luis Mejia was playing on the porch of The Breakers hotel and people started dancing in the street. The night was gorgeous, I was with good friends and the music was passionate. Best New Year's Eve ever.
try to see chabeli iglesias,julio iglesias'sweet daughter,or anna kournikova,famous tennis-player
Fondest memory: arriving at the airport,I had some difficulties to find someone speaking english;a spanish-speaking policeman indicated to me the right platform for the autobus to downtown miami;the I gave 10$ to a guy from costa rica,and he went with me to help me find a nice hotel in miami beach;he said that with an extra 10$,he could find me a job!
See the Art Deco area of South Beach. Running paralel to the Beach, Ocean Drive between 7th and 14th Streets is a marvellously renovated area with some of the best low-rise art deco architecture I have seen. Bright colours and palm trees make this a real treat. Other great areas are Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road
Fondest memory: Visiting in February when the weather in London is so cold, it was great to get warmth from the sun, swim in the sea and enjoy the outdoor. Althoug, my fondest memory of Miami was buying my new Mountain Bike which I brought back with me!
You must watch a guitarist play. His name is Alex Fox, and he performs outside the restaurant Y Papariza (the spelling is probably wrong). If you want to see him, do not eat at the restaurant. They give you small portions and bill you a great deal.
Fondest memory: I miss the energy that Miami has.
Favorite thing: The Art Deco Welcome Center, (1001 Ocean Dr., (305) 672-2014) introduces visitors to the historic District, by providing literature as well as walking tours.
Favorite thing: including ocean view accommodations, copies of local gay publications, nightclub admission with drink coupons and dinners for two.