Located in Florida, United States, Miami Beach attracts visitors with the radiant sun, azure waters, warm sand and pleasant breezes all year round. The city is often called just "Miami," in spite of being a separate municipality, making Miami and Miami Beach two different cities.
Miami Beach has been one of the main beach resorts in the U.S. for almost a century. The city’s most vibrant and busiest area is called South Beach, or just SoBe. It is famous for pastel-hued buildings, numerous nightclubs, fashion shops and see-and-be-seen restaurants.
The other attractions of Miami Beach are the Art Deco District and Haulover Beach (the city's only legal haven for nudists). Haulover Beach is ranked by many online and offline publications as one of the best clothing-optional beaches in the world. It is extremely popular and there is a lot to do, for example you can play volleyball games or take part in surfing contests. If Miami is hot, Haulover Beach is scorching!
The world-famous Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. It consists of hotels, apartments and other buildings erected in 1923-1943. In the District you will find Art Deco style, Streamline Moderne style and Mediterranean style. In 1979 Art Deco District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the north of the Art Deco District, you will find Collins Avenue with renowned nightclubs, designer boutiques and posh hotels. Another notable landmark of this area is the amazing Miami Beach Convention Center. The renovated Lincoln Road is a popular entertainment and cultural destination: there is the South Florida Arts Center, Mayfair Fine Art, Colony Theater, Barbara Scott Gallery, World Resources Gallery and the offices of MTV Latino and Sony Latin America.
At South Pointe Park, the southern part of Miami Beach, you can watch large cruise ships making their way out to sea. Another place for boat watching is the International Yacht Harbor, one of the main ports in South Florida.
Miami Beach promises a 25-hour day; and whether you are a culture vulture or a party animal, socialite or sunbather, there are plenty of options to spend your time. There is so much going on in Miami Beach that you will definitely need this extra hour to take advantage of everything that makes this city so vibrant!