I guess it depends on how old you are. If you enjoy the action all night, if you want to walk all night and people watch, shop, or drink and dance. The area has it all. A place to go once, if your young and single and you want to indulge and dance all night, it is there for you too. If you want to people watch then watch from a distance as some of them were very "suspect", and had too many not too nice things to say when they were high on something,..and a bit too touchy. Both Collins, Ocean Bld and Washington had some areas to avoid at night. During the day, all was fine, with great clothing stores and places to sit watching the crowds go by while have a patio drink. There is something for everyone here, just do your homework, know what type of person you are and what you can handle and adjust yourself accordingly.
The beach was good, tough at times to find parking so get a hotel a block or two away. The water warm, bring plastic to the beach in a cooler and you can have a great time day or night.
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