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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Reviewed yesterday

Ocean Drive is a happening evening scene in South Beach. Lively, vibrant, colorful it is definitely a place to see and be seen. Whether it is the beautiful people strolling the Drive, or the high end cars trolling the street. Seeming countless options for countless...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed yesterday

This is a people watching kind of place. It is full of restaurants, sidewalks are full of people and the street is full of cars. Ocean drive runs parallel to a beautiful park that is parallel to the beach. The park is also full of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 821brendar
Reviewed yesterday

If you live on the East Coast and want a quick getaway, this is a great place. The beach and water are beautiful and clean. There are tons of restaurants, bars and shops to keep you happy. It is not very kid (young children) friendly....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leslierapp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great beach with a large festival happening...great scenery and very friendly locals...Fire dept personelle i met were very professional along with the Ocean Rescue Crew...will return

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 845toddn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great people watching, beach was great and tons of cool places to stop and see. Very fun and recommend this area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Silvo62
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was only in town for a couple of days but had to take a quick evening walk along South beach to see whether the impression I had was correct Yes it feels ‘trendy’ and yes there are Ferrari’s and other high end cars going up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 554nickt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was fantastic just to walk around the pop up shops and enjoy the atmosphere. Also walked a few miles on the boardwalk and dined in two of the restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 201WilliamM
Reviewed 5 days ago

South Beach was busy and lively. My family and I enjoyed walking around and people watching. There are many restaurants along the way, and the beach is beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SouthernDreamsFromUT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Podunk tourists and ghetto locals are what you will experience firsthand when traveling through South beach. The glamorous days of movie stars and fashion icons ended almost two decades ago. The entire strip is riddled with the worst class of predators in the form of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of options to rent with little ones. We were able to rent a large beach bed with cabana that was great for the babies to nap on. Public restrooms and restaurants at the street. We hung out between 6th and 7th street with very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Hi Everyone....totally confused right now. There are 4 of us heading to Miami in Feb, but we are so confused as to where to stay. Our ages range is 48 to 22. We have been looking at the Colony, Starlite and accommodation in and around that area, but we have also been looking at The Seagull and Tradewinds further North. Never been before and hearing all sorts of different stories from people about the expense of it all etc. Can you walk from Mid Beach to South Beach and is there the average bars and restaurants that the normal working class person can go to. We all love the Boats etc. Our accommodation budget is around the 1200 - 1300 for the week and we will all be staying in the same room. Sorry for the long question, but at the minute just so so confused. Want the best of both worlds I think :) Thank you in advance for any help. I think I really need to get accommodation booked at this stage.
January 12, 2019|
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Response from ritzput | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been once before and going again end oh February. There are many great places to stay depending on budget but I suggest staying in South Beach outside busy areas which is like 8th - 14th street. I like to stay right... More
January 6, 2019|
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Response from Neuroone1 | Reviewed this property |
A 20 minute walk a
January 5, 2019|
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Response from johnmc82 | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a public garage on 17th St I think, just around the corner from the pedestrian shopping area, the "Lincoln" mall area.