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South Beach

Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #1 of 149 things to do in Miami Beach
Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which...
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Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which draws celebrities and beautiful people in skimpy swim attire to see and be seen. The wide and fine, white sand-covered beaches are popular spots for fashion photo shoots, so you're sure to see models. The area is known for its hip clubs and wild nightlife as well as numerous excellent restaurants.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Clubbing was fun , but like anything else it has its Price!!! Be Prepared to drop some loot if you want a Really Good Time. Cover Charges, Drink Prices , V I P Treatment and parking is challenging! !!!The beach is Totally Awesome . Night Life is Great !!!! A little Costly but it's worth it !!!! Even if you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

South Beach reminded us of a coastal Las Vegas. Glitzy hotels, touristy, lots of restaurants and a bit gritty. Now we didn't see all of South Beach, we were just there a few days. Lincoln road is a "strip" of sorts for tourists, but we felt safe. The beach was nice, but kind of a steep drop off near our... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We could not afford to do much here because this place is crawling in money but for people watching and sightseeing it was great

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Benesov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Be carefull. Never leave your things on the beach. We riped off !!! We asked umbrealla man. Answer - It is normal here. Beach is really beatyfull. Bottle of watter cost 4,5 USD on the beach Umbrella + sunbed cost 32 USD

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

As a long time local,South Beach is great placed to get ripped off. Go up north in Miami for less expensive,shopping. Unusal grocery advice for tourist looking to save money: Walmart, cheapest store for grocerys in all of Miami, possibly. Beware: ·Parking ·Traffic ·Overpriced restaurants (How does $5 for a cup of milk sound to you?Wait till you see the... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty, elegant, hip, trendy, lots of fun!! Loved the mix of historic cars and pretty cafes! I would come back here again for sure!!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great to sit and people watch while sipping fine French chablis at Yuca Cuban American restaurant off the the pedestrian walk way from Collins Avenue. Truly an international city destination!

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Living in SoCal, and having visited beaches in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, France, Bahamas; this is not worth a visit. The beaches are dirty and feel unsafe. Go elsewhere

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

When we went it was scorching hot on the first day and the water was perfect, though not too clear. the second day we had rain but this just meant a nice long walk down to the pier collecting many gorgeous shells :) the last day was very windy but the sun was out so we caught some rays but... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a nice long strip of the beach area with enjoyable atmosphere. You can play around, walk or just lay down and relax. The chairs, umbrellas, etc. are available for rent. The surrounding are with historic hotels and restaurants is a good walk to have too.

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