What to Do:
-Depending on when you're heading to the Sunshine State, there are plenty of happenings going on in and around South Beach. Here's what the Divas and I checked out while there:
*Rent scooters! This is the best and easiest way to site see around the area, without having to put off too much energy. Just about any car rental site along Collins Avenue in South Beach allow you to rent these out. Cute, affordable, and Fun!
*Check out the beaches! This is a must-see. Besides South Beach, there are also beaches along hotels located in North Miami Beach, which is about a 10 min bus/car drive away from South Beach. You can always find a good crowd of people at the beach. Just mingle and have fun!
*Experience the Nightlife. South Beach has a lot to offer when it comes to nightlife- Mansion, Bed, Dream, Cameo and the list goes on! Check out Mansion if you want the more grown and upscale vibe! Also, if you're into bars, there are plenty of bars up and down Ocean Dr, Collins Ave, Lincoln Ave and Washington Ave. These are South Beach busiest streets, especially at night!
-Where to Stay:
If you want to be close to South Beach and all it has to offer, but without the high hotel cost, opt for more budget friendly areas: Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles. The Divas and I stayed at hotel in North Miami Beach which was not far from South Beach and within our budget range. Remember: BUDGET!
-What else to see?
The best thing about Miami is there are always events going on. Check out:
-Miami Film Festival (usually year round)
-Shop! (Check out chic-boutiques on Collins and Washington Ave, and Bal Harbour Shops located in North Miami Beach)
-Miami City Ballet (If you're into the Arts!)
-Dine!( Enjoy tasty treats after a night out at an outdoor cafe)
DO's and DONT's
-Some quick do's and dont's to make your travels better:
DO: Use public transportation as a means to get around. Its cheap and easy!
DONT: Fall for tricks by locals trying to scam you out of your money! BE SMART when it comes to your money
DO: Make sure you're 21 and up when you go! It's hard to get into the best clubs if you're underage
DO: Ask the hotel reps about any extra fees that can occur while you're there. Some will charge extra for parking, resort fees, extra occupants, etc.
DONT: Forget to look cute when all else fails!