I am going to South Beach too, tomorrow actually from the 3-7 just like mrcoury. My gf and I are staying in Coral Gables for 2 nights then in the Park Central for the next 2. Great recommendations for Johnny Rockets, although I never tried Fudrukkers im sure its just as good. I wanted to get some recommendations on activities and where to do them.
We're planning to hang out in Coral Gables on the Miracle Mile tomorrow during the day then heading to SoBe at night to club. Besides shopping on the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, what else would you recommend 2 college students to see. We like to do fun hip things and we're not really hang out at the zoo/explore college campuses type people. We will have a rental car also. I was thinking of exploring Little Havana and trying this place called Versailles(is this by little Havana?) Whats a good area to explore here. Also, we heard Vizcaya was nice but probably wont go in and just hang around the gardens.
That night we want to go to a club. I hear Pearl is cool, has anyone been there?
The next day-Sunday, depending on the weather we want to go to The Everglades and take a swamp tour then hit up this BBQ restaurant we read about here on TripAdvisor. Either that or drive up to Fort Lauderdale/Dellray Beach and catch some sun and surf and check out the Japanese Gardens there. That night will be a free night I guess unless something catches our eye.
On Monday we are moving to the Park Central Hotel in SoBe. Our day will be dedicated on exploring South Beach. Does anyone know if this is a good idea as it is Labor Day, will shops be closed?
Tuesday we will go to The Everglades or Fort Lauderdale/Delray Beach, whichever we didnt go to on Sunday. Can anyone rec. the best kayaking and snorkeling spot in Miami or Fort Lauderdale?
We will be leaving Wednesday morning, but hopefully our itinerary will work out as planned. All suggestions are appreciated within this short amount of time that we are going. I will keep you all updated as I am taking my laptop with me.