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“Perfect vacation area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Beach

South Beach
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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Ranked #6 of 47 attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Beaches
Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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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 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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“Perfect vacation area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

South Beach has something for people of all ages; restaurants, shopping, hookah lounges, and an excellent beach. Perfect weather in Dec for us Northerners.

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“Has to be experienced.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I'm glad we went to have a look around. We ended up there early evening, so walking along Ocean Drive at that time of day has all of the restaurants trying to get you to fill their seats, expect to be actively pursued. I ended up dining at one of those fine establishments during happy hour (thank goodness) the drinks were $20 each.... At least I received 2 for that price.

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“Nice BUT tourist beware...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

South Beach was everything you see in the movies: lots of rich people with nice cars and very expensive taste. Don't get me wrong though, if you go to Miami, you have to go to South Beach. HOWEVER, beware of the tourist traps. All the restaurants have lunch and supper "deals" but if your not careful you will be pay mega bucks for nothing.

For example, one of the places me and my boyfriend went for lunch advertised $3 apps. We both ordered and we split a fruity drink (we had a rental car so couldn't drink much). When we got the bill, we were charged 20% gratuity and the drink we split was $27 (we didn't think one drink would be so much)

Visited April 2013
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“Always a great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

White sand, perfect water temp and plenty of eye candy. You can't go wrong at this beach. Get there early as the afternoon gets crowded.

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“Lame city, nice beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Lots if people. Good people watching. Kind of a dirty beach. Nice boardwalk. Just watch out as there are shady characters.

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