Highly recommend heading over to Lincoln Road for shopping and dining. Its a place you can hang out all day. Its on 16th street which is a short tax/Uber or Walk from the beach. We actually ate there to escape those expensive hotel restuarants.
Definitely spend some time strolling along Lincold Road. It is loaded with great shops and fantastic places to eat.
We found a great little Italian place to have lunch during our first day strolling along Lincoln Road and we liked it so much that we decided to have dinner here the following day. I also found Ferni a fantastic shirt here at one of the shops!
It's definitely a great place to spend some time shopping, eating, drinking or people watching with it's laid back and relaxed atmosphere.
My wife and I took a leap and went on this spectacularly delicious and fun Culinary Tour!!!
Its run by 2 cool chicks and they dip in and out of mom & pop / local eateries while enriching the guest's minds about the architecture, history and romance of South Beach (SOBE is what the locals call it - short for South Beach).
The food was AMAZING and the stories were interesting facts.
The owners are the guides as well so they 'own' the tour and give it ALL they got!
My wife and I gave our guide a nice $20 tip for being so amazing and caring about our experience. They even accomodated us when we told them that my wife couldn't eat deli meat! It was probably the best 'touristy' or should I say 'local' thing we did during our stay in Miami!
Check it out: www.MiamiFoodTours.com
We also enjoyed our beach days of course, the water is like warm, silky heaven!!!
The people were beautiful - maybe too beautiful at times :)
But overall, a Fantastic time and great Food!!!!
When on Lincoln Road and Pennsylvania Ave be sure to stand in front of the Guess store or on the corner next to Sushi Samba and tell your friends to go to http://www.chariff.com/south-beach-tv.htm
and they will see you live and even be able to hear you give a shout out. This is a live free HD webcam that friends and family can use to see you live while on vacation in South Beach.
During our New Years visit to Miami Beach, we made our way up to Lincoln Road for an afternoon. The wide pedestrian-only streets were absolutely packed with people, and the area decorated for Christmas and Hanukkah. The dozens of restaurants along this street have hundreds of outdoor tables, most covered by big umbrellas and awnings.
Lincoln Road (the street) was built in about 1912 by real estate developer Carl Fisher. He envisioned a street here comparable to Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive, and throughout the 30s, 40s, and 50s the area thrived as the sophisticated retail spot in Miami. The area was redesigned in the 1950s, becoming one of the country's first outdoor pedestrian malls.
“Ah Me ee me ah MIAMI!” Ok all you travel going beach perusing concert fanatics, heres a good one. Modest Mouse will be in Miami at the wonderful and spectacular Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater. I found pit tickets for 36 bucks which is not a bad deal and for Modest Mouse the pit is definitely the place to be. The concert is June 23 only a month away so for all you procrastinators (myself included) get on the ball and go have some fun.
Not a huge concert fan? Too short of notice? Well, Jerry Seinfeld will be performing at the Jackie Gleason Theater July 26. “So what’s the deal with you not going?” Ok sorry, that was a poor execution of an even worse reference but nevertheless had to be done. You can also check out a full list of upcoming performances at ticket master.
So the moral of the story is; if you are looking for a cool get away with some awesome entertainment then don’t delay and get yourself to one of the hottest travel destinations, Miami beach.
I've always loved Lincoln Road for the action, the people, and the buzz but once I saw that book on Lincoln Road at Books & Books (A walking tour of Lincoln Road with a black cover and a masquerade character on front) I was BLOWN away. Wow! Now I really understand. What a hysterical read.
The best thing to do while you are vacationing on South beach, have an instant healthy tan called spray tan or airbrush tanning, it will make you look like you just came from Saint Tropez for a full week, so you can glow at nightime, you will see the color right away though you will have to wait 6 hours to showers so the product develops and will stay on your skin for at least 7 days. The best way to go if you don't have time to burn yourself at the beach, or is it just too hot outside, or your skin does not tan at all, they will have the perfect solution for that at Sobe Tan by fabiola.
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Lincoln Road Mall is a long pedestrian strip that is lined with shops and cafes/restaurants. It was a very hip place to be seen back in the 1950's, deteriorated in the 1970's and has since been rejuvenated and returned back to its former popularity.
These days, masses of people come here to see and be seen. There are galleries to browse in, various clothing stores - both designer and chain stores - to shop at, and why not catch a movie at the renovated Regal South Beach cinema. On Sundays there is a farmers market as well.
Though, I think the main draw card of Lincoln Road is the fabulous people-watching cafes that line it. You are spoilt for choice here, lots of different cuisines and price ranges, with some open 24 hours a day! So, do some shopping, check out the galleries and then pull up at chair at your cafe of choice, pop your sunglasses on and enjoy the scenery.
Lincoln Road is a beautiful and very happening pedestrian street in South Beach, where all the restaurants, art galleries and shops are located. Is also a great place to people watch, as it really portrays South Beach: lots of tourists, special characters performing or just walking around, the hip gays, the cool Latins, and of course the more discreet locals.
This is the Tower of the China Grill I told you before. If you go left, there is a nice club, but it won't be easy to get it.