Planning a stay around 41st and collins ave/mid beach area. Wondering if walking south on the boardwalk is a realistic option. 1.5 mi or so? I assume south beach begins around 22nd street? We are driving there but I worry about paying more $$$$ for parking around the sobe area when I already have to dish out a lot of $$$ to park at hotel. Just wanted to get other ppls opinion?
Also, if we do take the bus or cab it or drive whatever, what should be the first stop to experience south beach for the first time? Consider we will have kids with us so that eliminates the topless areas :-( Any portion of sobe I should avoid or not kid friendly?