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South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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As featured in Budget-friendly in Miami
Ranked #7 of 50 Attractions in Miami Beach
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Type: Beaches
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... more » 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. « less
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not necessarily for family and kids, but I loved my trip to South Beach! It's like no where else I've been too! Fun for singles and urbanites.

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Florham Park
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is always something to do in South Beach and you do not need a car. Outside your door is hopping, restaurants or the beach. I was surprised for an American City there is dent public transportation to downtown Miami or the Bal Harbour shops up north. Plenty of tourists from all over the world. One thing that bothers me... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
75 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the beach. I am use to dealing with CA beaches so there were a few things that bugged me. Parking isn't easy, I ended up looking up Miami public parking on my phone and plugging the intersections into my gps and a few lots were already full. Also, the public restrooms aren't as obvious as CA, they tend... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

High energy with lots of action! Great people watching and stores had some awesome deals for shopping. There are a variety of restaurants. Worth taking the time to grab an outside table and enjoy the activity around you!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed 3 nights next to south beach. It's nice beach but you can find much more nicer ones in Florida. Good thing was, that beach was quite empty all the time we were there (middle ofjune 2014) Maybe beacuse of "bad" weather. For us it was good:)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A must see in daylight and evening. At night time the art deco buildings light up making it a new adventure. The history of the area is part of the experience. Laden with people from all walks of life.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

within a 2 kilometer area..World-Class restaurants, eateries, bars, shopping,,, all at reasonable US rates...parking all around area at $ 1.50 hr to $10 Minimum,,,,Where else in the First World may you din this!! Great weather, Ocean front and beautiful people to look at, enjoy and partake with!

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Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

South Beach is a huge destination for many people around the world so needless to say there are a lot of tourists there no matter what time of year or day. The beach itself is gorgeous and it is worth seeing and maybe even spending a day there to enjoy the sun, just do not expect to be isolated. Restaurants... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to hang out at night - very colourful and don't feel like you are in USA - lots of bars and restaurants and interesting shops although far more 'high street chain' than a few years ago - has lost lots of the independents which is a shame - lots of building work tho' and not great for driving

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

But you have to go if you are in the area, not sure what all the fuss is about as it has a lot of odd people around you and a lot of strange looking people on roller skates ....

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