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“Great art deco, people watching...”
Review of South Beach

South Beach
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Private Tour: South Beach Sightseeing
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Private Tour: Miami Nighttime Sightseeing
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Ranked #1 of 119 things to do in Miami Beach
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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.
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The neon and art deco buildings are beautiful. The beach is lovely. The night life and clubs are great. Stop by Mangos for nonstop shows from singing caballeros to gyrating dancing girls. If you show up tired and irritable, it is loud, crowded, and the purported bargain meals will somehow end up costing you a ton. But once you relax, it's a fun place with lots of personality.

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The South Beach area is preceded by a huge reputation for trendy art deco buildings and a relaxed Miami lifestyle. This is the "laid back land of glam"!
We did a bit of celebrity watching and checked out some shops but the grooviest thing for me was seeing the sexy cars going up and down Collins, Washington and Ocean Drive! Forget the beefcake, bikinis, celebs and shops - just take a street front seat at a cafe and watch the wheels of the rich and famous go by. Delightful!
The art deco landscape/architecture is interesting - kind of a time warp feel about it.
PS: If you plan to stay I suggest you choose a modern hotel - the art deco buildings seldom come without issues around noise intrusion, hot water delivery and some play host to rage/rave parties and care little about their guests - we were told to take a serious back seat position at the pool while a "pill-popping" party function was being held at our hotel - South Beach is ALL about MONEY and anyway it can be made - guests are not client number one here!
By the way, the poolside seats/lounges we used for free on every other day cost US$500 EACH for the "party". The land of the rich famous (and foolish!)

2  Thank jediknight1
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

South Beach, well worth the shuttle from Sofitel to buses, spent the day and wonderful restaurant along the beach, News Cafe!

1  Thank CatherineMcD57
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Sat on the outside of one of the more popular south beach hotels, wondering why my mediocre snack and two drinks came to just under $80! Ask before you order!

3  Thank Ian J
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

very nice beaches but nothing to do area around ocean drive personnaly I did not feel "comfortable" in the evenings however we stayed on Bayside which in my opinion excellent

Thank HoganKent
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