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Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which draws...
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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Great people watching, amazing beach, crystal clear water, and perfect weather. Watch out for jellyfish certain times of year. Beach is open till midnight! I am from the east... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great people watching, amazing beach, crystal clear water, and perfect weather. Watch out for jellyfish certain times of year. Beach is open till midnight! I am from the east coast and we can't be on the beach that late.. made for great strolling at night. But watch your feet- party goers trash the beach up and I don't think its... More 

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Okc
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beach was fun to spend time out in the sun and to do a lot of people watching. Would do it again. Be sure to rent a beach umbrella, well worth it.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

South Beach is THE place to be either during the day or at night. Here, you can people watch to your hearts content. Was that so & so from Hollywood? I saw her on TV but she looks fatter now here! There are great places to eat & or drink. It was used as the movie set for "Scarface."

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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146 reviews 146 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was here to kill a little time while in Miami and I'm glad I came here! It was an awesome beach. I was a little caught off guard by a few people tanning topless, especially while there was kids very nearby. I read afterwards that it's accepted but not legal to do so. But overall, it was a very... More 

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Elkins Park, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I found South Beach dirty, crowded and a vast desert of upscale shopping. The only break in the consumerist monotony are the incredible, restored art deco building facades.

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Jackson Heights
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Disappointing if you over 40 years old..... Weather and beach are terrific but you can fly for the islands for this environment. If I go again and stay over, break down and stay in a resort on the beach. The nightlife here is so under 30 and somewhat loud and classless. I expected more. Architecture is outstanding

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

South Beach is great if you enjoy crowds. It is crowded, expensive, loud, and very busy. I enjoy traveling quite a bit, but I do t enjoy paying ridiculous prices for mediocre services. South Beach is a great place to hob knob with the slobs. I loved seeing the sites, but the expense of being there does not correspond with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything I thought it would be! Even in December this place is hot, hot hot! Stunning views and very clean beach !

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Nr London, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

South beach over the years has become more popular with the masses, overpriced ocean drive restaurants with poor quality food. Look back a few streets Washington eg for better and cheaper meals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was there on business and didn't have much time to take in the entire area. However, one thing of note was the decided party atmosphere throughout the area, particularly Fridays and Saturdays in the evening starting at 5:00 p.m. It gets noisy on the street and in the hotel pool and cabana bar areas quickly and it's not for... More 

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