Visit South Pointe Park – This new park is located at the southernmost end of South Beach. It’s a fantastic place to watch the cruise ships, walk and to have a glass of wine at the historical Smith and Wollensky famous outdoor restaurant (a good time to see departing ships is on Sundays after 3pm). Smith & Wollensky. South Pointe Park is located at 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; (Map). The night scene is also incredible. You can walk from Ocean Drive all the way to South Point Park and then along the boardwalk to Monty’s Marina located on 4th & Alton Road
Walk down the Boardwalk — Take a stroll down Miami Beach’s four mile boardwalk. The boardwalk runs from 5th to 46th Street. The paved and wooded walkway winds down Ocean Drive and behind the oceanfront hotels, providing views of the Historical Art Deco and newly hotel You . This is the place to rent your bike and go along all the way to 45th Street. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water during the summer days
Rent a Bike: The is one of the best way to sightsee South Beach and get to know the boardwalk in a short period of time. Is one of the most popular things to do during the day while you get to know South Beach. You can rent bikes at www.fritzmiamibeach.com .. Always keep in mind the drivers are sightseeing too while you are biking so keep a close eyes for incoming cars.
Rent a Scooter — Renting a scooter is a popular activity for visitors to do while they’re in South Beach if you want to move quickly and you find biking a bit more challenging as well like to explore the entire island in a matter of hours. Note: A driver’s license and credit card is required. Below is a list of rental companies: Beach Scooter; Phone (305) 538-7878 Scooter City; Phone (305) 532-2032 Scooters Rental; Phone (305) 532-0019
Skydiving – This is another unique way of looking at Miami from a different angle. If you dare to go then you will enjoy each second.. Located within an hour from South Beach..Skydiving Miami has the closest drop zone to Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. They offer solo skydives and tandem parachute jumps where the instructor remains attached to the student during free fall. You will need to wake up really early as the ski master needs to teach you and to train you before jumping out of an airplane. Phone (305) 759-3483.
Bal Harbour Shops — This is one of the most exclusive shops in South Florida. You can take a taxi or just drive north on Collins Street. This exclusive outdoor shopping small showcases collections of boutiques, restaurants and shops. Bal Harbour Shops is located at 9601 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; (Map); Phone (305) 866-0311.
Charter a Boat – To really experience and the lifestyle of South Florida, you must get out on the water and enjoy what Miami is all about. I highly suggest chartering a boat with a captain or you can always rent a boat if you have enough experience with boating… Be careful there are many areas in the Bay where you can get stop if you don’t know you way around. Tropical Boat rents power boats in Bayside; Phone (786) 218-3030.
Spa treatment at the venetian– to get away from the club scene and the chaos of a long night, try visiting the oasis of one of the most well preserve secret on South Beach. Take a day at the Standard Hotel & Spa located at the Venetian Island. The ambitious during the day as well during the night are one of the most kept secrets on South Beach
Rent a Kayak — Miami offers many places where you can have a back-to-nature kayak adventure:
South Beach Kayak has rentals and self guided tours where you can paddle around Key Biscayne, Star Island, Hibiscus Island, and Monument Island; Phone (305) 332-2853. Fast Track rents power boats in Miami Beach and Bayside; Phone (305) 223-3488.
Scuba Dive Artificial Reefs — There are 10 artificial reefs offshore, with 5 lying between Miami-Dade and Broward county and another 5 between Key Biscayne and Monroe County. Some of the best scuba diving is in less than 100 feet of water and only 2 miles east of Sunny Isles, Miami Beach, and the Key Biscayne shoreline. Contact South Beach Divers for information; Phone (305) 531-6110.
Swim with Dolphins — There are two places near Miami where you can swim dolphins
- Miami Seaquarium is located in Key Biscayne; Phone (305) 365-2531.
- Theater of the Sea is located 80 miles south in Islamorada; Phone (305) 664-2431.
Drink a Cuban Coffee — Don’t leave Miami without sampling a Cuban-style coffee. It starts with strong, sweet espresso. Add a little steamed milk for a cortadito, and a lot of milk for a café con leche.
Trip to Key West– This is one of the most adventurous rides you can do while on South Florida. Take a jeep or a convertible sports car and head to Key West for a day of sightseeing. I suggest staying one night so it will be much pleasant trip, but I know many that just go there very early in the morning and come back late in the evening.. is only a 4 hour trip from South Beach!
Welcome to Miami! (¡Bienvenidos a Miami!)
Miami’s unique attributes form a colorful backdrop filled with white sandy beaches, pastel-colored Art Deco buildings, year-round events and festivals, world-renown cuisine, and designer fashions. Miami is a place where our diverse neighborhoods preserve a touch of history, and where arts and culture thrive.
Nightlife, entertainment, the beach and weather are all in one island.. It includes trendy nightclubs catering to A-list clientele, cocktail bars at some of the nicest hotels, and laid-back bars where you will find cheap pitchers of beer and the occasional game of beer pong. The Lincoln Road Mall, a pedestrian outdoor esplanade in South Beach, should not be missed. Its full of shops, sidewalk cafes, bars, and restaurants and, depending on the weather, is the perfect place to start your evening. Some of the trendiest clubs and bars are contained within South Beach Hotels. Our favorite hotels to visit are: The Gansevoort South (Plunge, Louis), The Delano (Florida Room), The Shore Club, The Fountainbleau (LIV). If you’re in the mood to visit a club, SET, Rokbar, Mokai, Mynt