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Miami Beach

Miami Beach
GET TO KNOW MIAMI BEACH

You know Miami Beach, even if you’re never been to Miami Beach. It’s the picture postcard of a Florida vacation, and it accounts for more than half of all tourist visits to Miami-Dade County. They come for the ocean breezes and beautiful (and often topless) beaches, the legendary luxury lifestyle, the streets and clubs and stores and restaurants crowded with the world’s beautiful people. It’s set apart from Miami by Biscayne Bay, and set apart from the world by sheer attitude.

A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


But there are other parts of Miami Beach you may not know from 80s TV and paparazzi magazines. It’s a refined life enjoyed in high-rises and secluded communities, a heaven-on-earth bound by museums and marinas, by trends in food and fashion and art that won’t make it to the rest of the world for years. It’s a vibrant and involved community of every shade of skin — all of them sun-kissed and clad in Caribbean pastels and crisp white linen.


A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


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South Beach is the riotous all-hours party that has given Miami Beach its reputation. The white sand beaches crowd against art deco buildings that house chic cafes and fashion-forward boutiques. There’s a buzz here — brought on by Cuban coffees and curated cocktail lists — unlike any place else in the world. In Mid Beach areas, landmark hotels and more refined shopping is the order of the day, and the night hosts a glamourous crowd that fills restaurants helmed by some of the great chefs of the Western Hemisphere. In the northern reaches, the beach itself is wide and less crowded, and locals start to outnumber the tourists. The architecture here is studded with textbook examples of Miami Modern, and it’s clear that this is a place where people live as well as play.

Miami beach isn’t a place you need to hop into a car to experience. Pedestrian-centered Lincoln Road is a people-watching paradise that is bustling with cafes and shopping, and Collins and Washington Avenues are also teeming with shops and galleries. Ocean Drive, while it caters mostly to tourists, is the Miami Beach experience distilled.


A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=

GET TO KNOW MIAMI BEACH
You know Miami Beach, even if you’re never been to Miami Beach. It’s the picture postcard of a Florida vacation, and it accounts for more than half of all tourist visits to Miami-Dade County. They come for the ocean breezes and beautiful (and often topless) beaches, the legendary luxury lifestyle, the streets and clubs and stores and restaurants crowded with the world’s beautiful people. It’s set apart from Miami by Biscayne Bay, and set apart from the world by sheer attitude.

A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


But there are other parts of Miami Beach you may not know from 80s TV and paparazzi magazines. It’s a refined life enjoyed in high-rises and secluded communities, a heaven-on-earth bound by museums and marinas, by trends in food and fashion and art that won’t make it to the rest of the world for years. It’s a vibrant and involved community of every shade of skin — all of them sun-kissed and clad in Caribbean pastels and crisp white linen.


A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


Commerce & Culture


South Beach is the riotous all-hours party that has given Miami Beach its reputation. The white sand beaches crowd against art deco buildings that house chic cafes and fashion-forward boutiques. There’s a buzz here — brought on by Cuban coffees and curated cocktail lists — unlike any place else in the world. In Mid Beach areas, landmark hotels and more refined shopping is the order of the day, and the night hosts a glamourous crowd that fills restaurants helmed by some of the great chefs of the Western Hemisphere. In the northern reaches, the beach itself is wide and less crowded, and locals start to outnumber the tourists. The architecture here is studded with textbook examples of Miami Modern, and it’s clear that this is a place where people live as well as play.

Miami beach isn’t a place you need to hop into a car to experience. Pedestrian-centered Lincoln Road is a people-watching paradise that is bustling with cafes and shopping, and Collins and Washington Avenues are also teeming with shops and galleries. Ocean Drive, while it caters mostly to tourists, is the Miami Beach experience distilled.


A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=

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