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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 81%Local Culture
- 80%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Luxury Travelers
User Reviews (110 Reviews)
- South BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 29, 2014
South Beach is awesome, it's the hot spot of Miami. There you'll find a vibrating nightlife and during the day you can chill at the beach
- South BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 10Jan 16, 2014
South Beach it's all you had read about plus some. Fun, sun, music, beach and plenty of night life, restaurants, clubs and bars to enjoy
- South BeachNov 17, 2013
South Beach is a bit of a drive (about 2.5 hrs) , but if you are staying in Bonita Springs for a week or more it makes for a great day trip across Alligator Alley. There are tons of cool Art Deco hotels with funky bars and clubs along the Ocean and Collins Avenue. Lincoln Rd Mall is great place to eat and people watch. So many foreign travelers come here you will feel like you are in another country. An of course, there are the beaches!
- South BeachOct 19, 2013
SoBe is the center of all the hot, sizzling action on Miami's golden beachfront. This is where you might spot a celebrity in an itty-bitty bikini lazing by the pool inside a boutique art-deco hotel or on the oceanfront in summer. Expect velvet-roped lines at nightclubs.
- South BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
South Beach is an area of Miami filled with dance clubs and restaurants. It is the definitive place to go to if you want to experience the nightlife in Miami. I remember the first time I was here, the servers were having so much fun dancing to salsa music.Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
- South BeachMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 15, 2013
South Beach is alight all day and night with excitement and people looking to have fun. This is one destination that fits the bill if you're looking to party!
- South BeachAug 12, 2013
I love being topless and wearing a g-string swimsuit. My husband and I had a great week here. I wore a tiny, sheer g-string swimsuit (no top, of course), and my husband also wore a g-string swimsuit that fit very snugly, if you know what I mean. We didn't feel out of place, as we saw many others in very skimpy swimsuits. Some of the women had g-strings with identical string backs and fronts - even more revealing than my suit, but my husband probably had the briefest suit for a guy
We spent most of our time in the area in front of Lummus Park. Our hotel was several blocks north of Lummus Park, so we had a 5 minute walk to get to our favorite area. I had no concern walking without a top along the boardwalk.Sometimes we walked along the beach,and sometimes we went on the boardwalk - always wearing nothing more than our g-string swimsuits. If you're into body freedom, South Beach is a delight.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- South BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 24, 2013
It may seem obvious, but, a trip to Miami is never complete without at least a few days on South Beach. In the hot summer, go early or late to avoid the punishing sun.
- South BeachJun 04, 2013
In both daytime and at nightfall, the South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants,boutiques and hotels. The area is popular with both American and international tourists (mainly from Canada, Latin America, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean and within the United States), with some having permanent or second homes. The large number of European tourists also explains their influence on South Beach's lax and overall tolerance of the female monokini, aka topless sunbathing, despite it being a public beach.
The reflection of South Beach's residents is evident in the various European languages, as well as Semitic languages and many other languagesspoken. In 2000, 55% of residents of the city of Miami Beach spoke Spanish as a first language, while English was the first language for 33% of the population. Portuguese (mainly Brazilian Portuguese) was spoken by 3% of residents, while French (including Canadian French) was spoken by 2%,German by 1.12%, Italian 0.99%, and Russian by 0.85% of the population. Owing to the area's large Jewish and Israeli community, Yiddish was spoken by 0.81% of residents, and Hebrew by 0.74%.
Another unique aesthetic attribute of South Beach is the presence of several colorful and unique stands used by South Beach's lifeguards. Architect William Lane donated his design services to the city and added new stops on design tours in the form of lifeguard towers. His towers instantly became symbols of the revived City of Miami Beach.