Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive
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Jennifer B
Detroit, MI5,615 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
So this is the street that Miami/South Beach is on.

Parking is actually pretty affordable; it's like $4-something an hour.
We lucked out and found one pretty quickly in front of Starbucks, but I can't guarantee you'll find one that's as close by as quickly as we did.

If you download the app you can add more time without having to go back to your spot.
We accidentally ran over a couple minutes, and it looks like they just extended our time so I'm hoping and praying we don't get a $70 ticket in the mail soon.

You can rent a manual bike for like $11 for 2 hours, per bike.
You can drop them off at any Citi bike location.
They each come with a basket in the front.

There are a lot of businesses on the street such as hotels and restaurants.

There's also a muscle beach, a playground and sand volleyball.

The section right in front of Miami Beach where the sign is, is where they have it closed off to non-motorists.

It's great for people riding bikes or segways, walking or rollerblading.
Not so great for motorists because there's a lot of parking, that is right along the beach.

There are several indoor bathrooms and outside showers for getting the sand off, located along Ocean Drive by the beach.

Is definitely a fantastic place to visit when sightseeing in Miami.
Written December 24, 2021
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Katie B
9 contributions
Feb 2021
A great street to walk along in the daylight. The buildings are cool and there are plenty of restaurants (though overpriced). It is cool having the beach right there!

At night, it has the feel of a club, but on the entire street. If you don't like the party scene, stay on the beach or in your hotel room after it gets dark. If traveling with kids, I would recommend staying in after dark, or get ready to explain to the kids about drunkenness. We walked around past dark, but I wouldn't have done so without my husband. This was true even at 7 pm, as the sun sets earlier in February.
Written February 21, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,651 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The main portion of Ocean Drive in the was converted over for pedestrians only.

During the daytime, it was quiet and nice especially allowing one to take time and just explore the Art Deco hotels and area. No traffic jams caused by cars slowing down and backing up traffic (unlike my first visit a long time ago).

At nighttime, there were significantly more people out walking and milling around with the bars and restaurants packed. Seating extended out from the hotels and into the streets. Live entertainment from bands, soloists or big screen TVs created a raucous atmosphere at some of the hotels. The Clevelander and the Palace Bar were some of the busiest.
Written October 30, 2021
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Katie A
Rock Hill, SC33 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Restaurants on ocean drive are nice with indoor and outdoor seating. Most restaurants include 20% gratuity in your check. Cost is around $16-$50 a person. Drinks are $20 and up. Beach is right there, and Lummus park. Goos for families during the day not so much in the evening.
Written April 9, 2021
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Adrian D
Edinburgh, UK659 contributions
Jul 2022
My most recent visit to Ocean Drive was during an enforced overnight stay in Miami due to flight issues. I've stayed on Ocean Drive before however this visit was just for a post dinner walk on the eve of America's Independence Day. We made the wise choice of walking along on the beach side of the road which provided better views of the buildings and got us away from the crowds on the other side. There's always an interesting vibe on Ocean Drive whether you're there in the evening or watching the sunrise over the beach. It's definitely the kind of place you have to experience for yourself.
Written August 26, 2022
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Joe K
16 contributions
Mar 2022
Walk Ocean Dr. for the atmosphere and old architecture, but for God's sake, don't eat there.
Walk it on the ocean side, not the hotel/restaurant side; all the sidewalk cafe's make for a noisy, crowded, curb-balancing walking obstacle course.
Avoid Ocean Dr. restaurants, they're terrible across the board. You'll likely be seated immediately adjacent to a steady stream of passers-by in various states of inebriation or oblivion. Service is apathetic and numerous restaurant workers told us in confidence that the kitchens in restaurants along Ocean Dr. are "DIS-GUSTING".
Written March 5, 2022
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Peter1Northampton
Northamptonshire, UK384 contributions
Sep 2022
We stayed on ocean drive and it’s nice to walk along plenty of people to watch. It’s very expensive to eat and drink at restaurants on ocean drive and added service charge on the bill. €9 for a domestic bottle of beer before tax and service! If your a tourist seek out the Yard House on Lennox and happy hour. Comfort food at decent prices and great discounted drinks!
Written September 8, 2022
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Evlengr
Baltimore, MD40 contributions
Apr 2021
Lets start by saying a year ago when i was there (02/2020) South Beach was beautiful and fun. Now it is disgusting and scary. A number of highlights for you to digest. First, the amount of pot smoke is beyond belief. I used to perform in the 90's and even opened for Rob Zombie and there is more weed being smoked everywhere than a rock concert. Its actually overwhelming. Second, bad actors travel in packs of 20 or more and are usually wasted out of their minds screaming falling or even urinating on trees. So in conclusion the trailer trash has essentially taken over what used to be unique, bizarre fun place and turned it into a nasty ghetto type environment. Last time I will ever go there. And I certainly wouldn't recommend it...Especially people with kids.
Written April 30, 2021
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Elaine B
Poole, UK162 contributions
Apr 2022
Thought we should visit as we were in Miami for a couple of days. It was fun to see all the Art Deco buildings but found the whole area very very touristy and overpriced. All the restaurants along the front are so expensive and it would have cost a fortune for our family of four to have lunch. (tip, head away from Ocean Drive - there are better value places if you look for them).
Probably great for drinking and people watching, sadly not for us and our children.
Written May 1, 2022
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Gav Boden
Grimsby, UK213 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Drinks are ridiculously priced, $25 for a beer, menus in every restaurant almost the same. Prices for drinks on the menus are for the smallest drinks ever. Entertainment is really good but itll cost you.

Stay 2 blocks back from the beach and you will have a great night at normal Miami prices
Written May 26, 2020
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