Miami’s South Beach area is hip, happening and the nightlife carries over into the day. With beautiful sand beaches, incredible Art Deco architecture, celebrity restaurants and excellent shopping this neighborhood has it all going on. For those who want to experience the excitement of South Beach but want to have a quiet retreat to return to, stay in the area’s Millionaire’s Row – where luxury hotels are found next to expansive and expensive condos.
Miami Beach is found slightly north of South Beach and has a more chilled out atmosphere than SoBe. Here you’re close to the notable Bass Museum of Art, the fantastic shopping at Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center. And while you’ll also have pure white sand beaches and plenty of delicious eating options at your doorstep, you’re also just a wee distance away from South Beach’s non-stop nightlife action.
Located southwest of downtown Miami and close to the Port of Miami, Coral Gables feels like a world away with its lush green spaces, plazas and fountains, and Mediterranean Revival architecture. Called the “City Beautiful” it’s a great shopping destination, boasting plenty of larger chains as well as smaller, inviting boutiques. Looking for a bite to eat? You won’t have to look far, as the area is also known for plenty of eateries that cater to every craving.
Downtown Miami and the Brickell neighborhood are the city’s cultural and financial centers. This is where many Floridians reside, in the numerous luxury apartments and high-rise condos that fill the Miami skyline. And where there’s plenty of people there’s also plenty of dining choices, shopping, nightlife options and cultural venues, making it a great place from which to explore all that Miami has to offer.
Sunny Isles Beach
Exclusive Sunny Isles Beach is at the very north end of Miami Beach, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Just 12 miles north from South Beach, Sunny Isles holds its own in offering visitors a plethora of options when it comes to dining, shopping and nightlife plus, if outdoor pursuits are what you’re after, head to the largest urban park in Florida where you can try your hand at nighttime paddleboarding, kayaking, mountain biking or fishing.
Undoubtedly one of South Florida’s most affluent neighborhoods Bal Harbour is, technically, a small village located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. A shopper’s paradise, Bal Harbour is the home of Bal Harbour Shops, a high-end luxury shopping venue with stores like Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga. But shopping is not the only thing that will occupy your time: star restaurants, championship golf, deep-sea fishing charters and luxe spas are all yours for the asking.