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“great for walks” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Drive
Eighth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL (Flamingo / Lummus)
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“great for walks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

great street for walking, but at the evening turns into zoo, packed and crowded... a lot of fancy restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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“Art Deco style well conserved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Nice buildings, Nice cars, Nice Girls most of the time...
Tourist trap obviously but pleasant for half an hour of cruising around...

Visited February 2013
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“Only thing going for it is the Retro architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent 2 days of our vacation on Ocean Drive before driving down Highway 1 through the keys. Have to admit, this stint was the low point of our trip. The area is definitely for the young (or young at heart) and the very wealthy. We did enjoy walking around and checking out the retro hotels which are beautiful all lit up at night.

A walk down Ocean Drive was a loud blur of honking horns, different languages and ear-piercing radios! Absolutely no parking and what was available 2-3 blocks away was $30/day. We had a lot of good laughs people watching, even though some of the "beautiful people" probably had a good laugh at us too gawking at the expensive cars with blaring music, sidewalk cafes hawking their specials, drag queens, musicians and an eclectic mix of people of all nationalities.

Beware of the sidewalk cafes on Ocean Drive! They lure you in with their reasonably priced specials, encourage all the little extras, serenade you, smother you with compliments and keep you ordering. But the drink prices are not published on any of the menus. Beer $12+ Mixed Drinks $25 & up and a gratuity is added to all orders. The 4 of us racked up a tab of almost $500 our first night which really gave us a bad taste for the place and a hard and expensive lesson learned. I know it was our fault for getting caught up with the excitement...but whew! Enough said...

Now for the beach...all I can say is fabulous! Clean, white with beautiful turquoise waves crashing in. Another great place to people watch and our guys certainly enjoyed the views! LOL

Visited March 2013
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It's not 'the place to be' in Miami for no reason. The architecture, the restaurants, live music, the eclectic crowd and the general feeling of South Beach makes it a must-see place when you travel in the area.

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“LOUD, tired and low brow”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Hate this strip. What a cartoon. Tries to be interesting and happening but it's like walking through a circus midway of freak show hawkers. The blasting techno music is so old and inappropriate for a dining scene that we understand why most of the seats are empty. Plus the food is awful across the board. Skip this strip, really.

Visited March 2013
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