What to pack for Miami Beach

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    What you need for a decadent Miami Beach holiday

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 2, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: I took a HUGE suitcase to Miami...It was less than half full on the way over, but considerable fuller on the way back! Basically I shopped...though not as much as I wanted to. What I am trying to say is that with plenty of large shopping malls around, you may want to travel with a bigger bag than usual in case you shop a little.

    I tried not to be too embarrassed about having such a big bag, figuring that many Americans also travel with large suitcases so I wouldn't stand out too much. And the taxi's have large boots. Oh, and the baggage allowance to/from the USA is usually more generous than to European ports.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will definitely need your sunglasses - bright sun reflecting of
    white Deco buildings is a recipe for glare! And it is much cooler to
    check out the talent from behind your shades.

    You don't need to bring anything too dressy to wear as Miami is fairly
    casual...in fact the less you wear the better!

    If you are going to go on an Air Boat ride in the Everglades I would
    recommend taking a warm top as it can get cold when you are flying
    across the 'sea of grass'.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We were in Miami in early spring and it was hot and sunny, as it is most
    of the year, so make sure you pack the sunscreen.

    If you are heading to the Everglades (particularly in summer) you will
    want to take some insect repellent with you. You may also want to use it
    in the evening in general as there are mosquitoes around.

    Also, if you are going to go on an Air Boat ride, pack some ear plugs, as the fan is VERY noisy!

    Photo Equipment: Pack your camera if you are into Art Deco, crazily modified cars, girls
    with hoola-hoops in shop windows, just to name a few of the photo
    opportunities that you will encounter!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Many of the hotels in South Beach provide beach towels for guest use -
    saves you having to bring your own, leaving you valuable suitcase space
    for shopping.

    Remember to bring a selection of bikini's and wedge heeled shoes for
    walking too and from the beach.

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    A tropical climat

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Sturdy suitcase resistant to the plane transportation

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather is hot or warm in any season. Light clothes are suitable.
    But think to the rain : a rain jacket can be useful.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a moskito repellent in any season.

    Photo Equipment: Do not forget :
    - a flash to soften the shadows
    - filters to shoot magnificient sunrises

    Miscellaneous: Leave your passpart in the room and have a safety pocket for your cash.

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    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Bring Lots of Film. From your apartment, on the beach, by the city, your very likely to catch beautiful sunsets.

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    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Bring lots of money. Hobnobbing with the rich and famous does have it's drawbacks, it's expensive here. There are lots of designer shops like Kenneth Cole, all in the Art Deco motiff.

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