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Where to stay?

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Where to stay?

I am taking a mid week trip in early January with my 18 year old daughter for a little getaway. I know nothing about Miami and have never been there. Feeling confused and overwhelmed about where to stay. Flights from CT are incredibly reasonable (the reason for the trip). Don't want to spend a fortune on a hotel but don't want to end up in a flea bag place either. Want to be close to things so I don't need to rent a car but not surrounded by loud partiers either. Suggestions for areas to stay away from would be great as well as specific hotels or areas that might fit the bill.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Where to stay?

For a first-time visit, I recommend south beach unless you have some specific reason to stay elsewhere. It has most of what you need as far as beach, shops, restaurants, parks, architecture, walkability, people etc. It has many bars and clubs, for which your daughter will be too young, but you can have plenty to do without those. To stay in the somewhat quieter section of south beach, avoid the section between 5 and 12 Streets. South of 5 Street and between 12 and 23 Streets should be fine.

The main downside to south beach is the somewhat inflated hotel rates. What sort of lodging budget did you have (per night)?

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