Welcome to Miami Beach
Miami Beach is one of the most famous and visited places in all of Florida and the United States. This world-renowned city is known internationally for its models and celebrities, neon signs and bright lights, Art Deco and MIMO architecture, pastel-colored buildings, incredible nightlife, first-class hotels and resorts, boating, and fine dining (including several Michelin star restaurants), plus, of course, the most luxurious high-rise condominiums and single-family non-waterfront and waterfront homes.
Miami Beach is home to a roster of famous hotels, like the Delano
, Eden Roc
, The Setai
, and many more. Neighborhoods and districts unique to Miami Beach include South of Fifth, Sunset Harbour, West Ave., and Venetian Islands. Read on to discover more about world-famous Miami Beach.
What to Love
- Proliferous nightlife and entertainment
- Lincoln Road
- Ocean Drive
- Array of excellent restaurants
- Water activities and outdoor lifestyle
- Chartering boats, yachts, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and surfing year-round
- 2nd St and Ocean Drive
- Watching cruise ships entering and leaving government cut
- Wide, sandy beaches
Miami Beach is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. It’s where you can enjoy wide beaches; explore the famous Ocean Drive and Art Deco Historic District, Lincoln Road, and dine at some of the best restaurants in South Florida, including several Michelin Star restaurants. At your leisure, cruise around the bay by boat and view multi-million dollar homes at Star Island, Hibiscus and Palm Islands, and the Venetian Islands. The lifestyle in Miami Beach is something to behold. It’s a place where anything goes meaning there’s all kinds of fashion statements you will see. People wear anything at any time, from athletic wear to glam or artsy outfits. Miami Beach is great people watching, especially while dining on Lincoln Road. Its the vibrant nightlife, extensive restaurant scene, variety of resorts or spas, and laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect place to live.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Equal parts dining and entertainment, Smith & Wollensky
, an excellent steakhouse, overlooks the Government Cut, a manmade shipping channel between Miami Beach and Fisher Island. Dine at this waterfront location during its popular happy hour and watch cruisers traverse the Cut.
If you prefer a highly dignified establishment, check out Joe’s Stone Crab
, one of Miami’s oldest and most popular restaurants. Joe’s began in 1913 as a fish sandwich shop; today, it’s a place to see and be seen down at the south of Miami Beach.
Osteria del Teatro
is an award-winning fine dining restaurant in the Art Deco District of South Beach that is elegant and classy. The eatery serves homemade Italian dishes with carefully selected ingredients. Stiltsville Fish Bar
is an upscale eatery in Sunset Harbor with a relaxed and casual dining space. The restaurant serves fresh seafood and meats with other seasonal ingredients.
Things to Do
Of the myriad ways to see and experience Miami Beach, one of the most fun is by boat. Chartering a boat for the day
is an adventure for the family, a bonding experience with friends, and suitable for some corporate outings.
On another note, check out the Wolfsonian
at Florida International University. An unconventional museum, the Wolfsonian contains over 200,000 art objects everything from antique household appliances to wartime propaganda. The museum, which features material from five continents, is located in the heart of the Art Deco Historic District, making the Wolfsonian a great daytime activity as you browse the neighborhood’s restaurants and shops.
is another immersive museum located in Miami Beach. Illusions features 3D exhibits spanning various mediums. If you’d like to explore plants native to the region, visit Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
a three-acre urban oasiswith pathways connecting Japanese gardens, butterfly gardens, and meditation gardens, among other areas. Residents can enrolll in wellness and yoga classes here year-round.
On Lincoln Road, you will find a pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping mall
with national and local shops and restaurants. Over on Ocean Drive, see the famous neon lights, bountiful restaurants, and buildings that hold their color past sunset.
To stay active, you can boat, kayak, surf
, rollerskate, jog, paddle board
, and bike throughout Miami Beach. Plan your route through South Pointe Park Pier
, a gorgeous open space with panoramic views of South Beach and Port Miami. The park features shoreline access, beaches, walking trails, a dog park, playgrounds, and a 450-foot pier to fish and sightsee.
Miami Beach’s more exclusive offerings include Nikki Beach
, a luxury beach club and the first of its kind. Its mantra is to emphasize on music and dance to stimulate your senses and transform your inner being. Miami Beach Golf Club
is a beautiful coastal club with an 18-hole course, dining options, and social events. On Belle Isle, The Standard Spa
describes itself as less a hotel than “a spa with guest rooms.” Between sessions with excellent yogis and spa practitioners, you can walk the outdoor gardens, sit in an outdoor soaking tub, and dine at the spa’s bayside grill.
There are many annual events that take place in Miami Beach. Here are just a few:
Miami-Dade Public Schools
has hundreds of traditional and charter schools across the county, serving more than 334,000 K-12 students and adult learners. The district is the fourth-largest in the nation and has quality, A-rated schools with academic and extracurricular programs. Students may attend: