ADD TO LISTIf you're planning a trip to the United States, you should really consider making your way to Miami Beach as it is one of the United States's top travel destinations. Miami Beach offers some world-class beaches, shopping, and parks, and some must-see attractions including the Ocean Drive, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and Fragrance Shop. Take some time to explore this Miami Beach travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Miami Beach
Miami is a gorgeous city during the daytime with its glowing blue waters, especially if your on the Donald Trump end. However night time is a very different story. It was the first time we had ventured into the city and by night fall we accidentally ended up on the other side of Miami, in the more Ghetto part. We stopped at the "safest-looking" hotel and once we got our room they tried to rob us and take our car. We were able to get away but a few feet down the road we witnessed roughly 15-20 small children with there mothers huddled up on the sidewalks asleep, barely clothed and homeless. being 17, It was the saddest thing i had ever seen at the time. A mile more down the road we witnessed hookers doing "their thing" right there on the streets. So my advice? if you go be prepared to spend lots of money for a place to stay on the nice side (Biscayne bay is ok) but whatever you do be very careful at night, It's by far one of the most dangerous places I have ever been to.
I love Miami and go a few times a month. South Beach is the place to be for nightlife and if you are looking for a date. I consider to South Beach to be Las Vegas on the beach; it just never stops. On a Wednesday night there are people skating and scootering up and down Washington Avenue with glow sticks at 2am. If you are an insomniac or a nightowl than this is the place to be. South Beach is NOT the greatest place for children or for those who prefer a still and quiet environment. The people are from any and every country, though most are Hispanic. Unless you are at an expensive restaurant or hotel, the people of South Beach are very self-involved, somewhat pretentious, and not too hospitable.
Ocean Drive is located in South Beach right in front of the beach. The beach is really long and often crowded. The day, it's rather empty because people are tanning but at night it's overcrowded with restaurants all along!! If you like Indian food go eat at ISHQ by night on 530 Ocean Drive! It's really good with vegetarian and vegan alternatives! If you go at 229 8th Street, there's a multi-brands store for girls really cool!! Restaurants and shopping are a bit expensive but the architecture and atmosphere are amazing.
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