MIAMI BEACH

Image courtesy of Holiday Guru

Image courtesy of Holiday Guru

 

So much more than just sun and sand, Miami Beach is the cultural center of Miami. With the largest collection of Art Deco Buildings in the wold, expansive beaches, shopping destinations, celebrity nightlife, and culinary hot spots, Miami Beach is South Florida's most cosmopolitan playground.

 

 
 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

JOE'S STONE CRAB
11 Washington Avenue
Cavernous, bustling space open October-May & drawing crowds for crab, Key lime pie & more.

CASA TUA
1700 James Avenue at 17th Street
Set inside a boutique inn, this refined Northern Italian restaurant features a lantern-lit patio.

ESTIATORIO MILOS
730 1st Street at Washington Avenue
Elegant lofty space with high-concept Greek preparations of seafood flown in from the Mediterranean.

PRIME 112
112 Ocean Drive between 1st and 2nd Streets
Contemporary steakhouse packing in diners for its people-watching scene & sophisticated cuisine. 

PRIME ITALIAN
101 Ocean Drive at 1st Street
Modern venue at Hilton Bentley offering big portions of Italian steakhouse fare & a happening scene.

WATR
2341 Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets
Poke and sushi spot housed 18 stories high on the 1 Hotels & Homes rooftop.

BEACHCRAFT
2395 Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets
Celeb chef Tom Colicchio's elegant beachside grill serves seasonal American farm-to-table fare.

STK
2395 Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets
Ultrachic steakhouse in the 1 Hotel & Homes with a DJ lounge serving prime beef & craft cocktails.

MACCHIALINA
820 Alton Road at 8th Street
Vibrant trattoria presenting rustic Italian recipes in a stylish, brick-walled setting.

THE DUTCH
2201 Collins Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets
NYC chef Andrew Carmellini brings eclectic American cooking & cocktails to this chic local bistro.

MR CHOW
2201 Collins Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets
Branch of an international chain with lavish decor & Chinese dishes both classic & inventive.

NOBU
4525 Collins Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets
Nobu Matsuhisa delivers upscale sushi & Japanese-Peruvian fusion fare amid luxurious, elegant decor.

HAKKASAN
4441 Collins Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets
Chic, exotic restaurant at the Fontainebleau Hotel serving modern Cantonese fare & weekend dim sum.

SCARPETTA
4441 Collins Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets
Housemade pasta & water views lure foodies to celebrity chef Scott Conant's Fontainebleau eatery. 

STRIPSTEAK
4441 Collins Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets
Michael Mina's chic chophouse features beef from an in-house butcher shop & wood-grilled dishes. 

ROSE BAR
1685 Collins Avenue between 16th and 17th Avenues
Trendy, rose-hued cocktail bar at the Delano, plus a bar next to a two-tiered swimming pool. 

QUALITY MEATS
1501 Collins Avenue at 15th Street
This offshoot of an NYC chophouse offers steaks & seafood in a deco hotel with a butcher-shop feel. 

THE RESTAURANT AT THE RALEIGH
1775 Collins Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets
Tony restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel's outdoor pool deck offering American fare in atmospheric digs.

DOLCE ITALIAN
1690 Collins Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Trendy restaurant at the Gale hotel dispensing Italian fare in a snazzy space with a mozzarella bar.

REGENT COCKTAIL CLUB
1690 Collins Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Cosmopolitan, nostalgic bar at the Gale South Beach hotel with drinks, live jazz, cigars & a patio.

REC ROOM
1690 Collins Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Relaxed downstairs lounge at the Gale South Beach hotel with DJs, drinks & a retro '70s look. 

THE BAZAAR
1701 Collins Avenue at 17th Street
Sleek hotel lounge serving tapas with Spanish, Asian & island tastes, plus wine & cocktails.

KATSUYA
1701 Collins Avenue at 17th Street
Posh Philippe Starck-designed beachfront hotel with a stylish pool scene & 2 acclaimed eateries.

BROKEN SHAKER
2727 Indian Creek Drive between 27th and 29th Streets
Compact, romantic watering hole in the Freehand Hostel offering inventive drinks & a large backyard. 

DRIFTWOOD ROOM
1825 Collins Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets
Midcentury-style beachside hotel eatery with sweeping terrace & seafood-focused Mediterranean fare.
 

YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR
1600 Lenox Avenue at 16th Street
Rustic outpost attracting foodies with inventive farm-to-table Southern comfort food & bourbon bar. 

LURE FISHBAR
1601 Collins Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Surf 'n' turf, sushi, oysters & nautical-themed cocktails in a polished-wood hotel dining room.

CECCONI'S
4385 Collins Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets
Refined pastas & seafood are prepared Venetian-style at this classy eatery with a garden setting.

PUBBELLY
1418 20th Street at Purdy Avenue
Exposed-brick gastropub with Asian-fusion small plates featuring pork paired with craft beer & wine.

LUCALI
1930 Bay Road at 20th Street
Upscale brick-oven pizzas & salads are served up in this inviting, rustic-style eatery. 


 
 

ARTS & CULTURE

BASS MUSEUM
2100 Collins Avenue at 21st Street
Historic art deco space featuring diverse art, artifacts & sculpture garden, plus films & lectures.

THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA
301 Washington Avenue at 3rd Street
Jewish life in Florida & Latin America recorded in photos & artifacts, housed in a former synagogue.

 

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
1901 Convention Center Drive
Four exhibition halls, two ballrooms and a concert venue and host to world famous art expo Art Basel

NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
500 17th Street at Washington Avenue
Esteemed orchestral academy & symphony occupying a space & concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY
420 Lincoln Road at Washington Avenue
5,000-sq.-ft. gallery in a former warehouse showcasing the works of mid-career & emerging artists.

THE FILLMORE
1700 Washington Avenue at 17th Street
Art deco building (former home to 1960s TV shows) now hosting variety of music acts, comedy & more. 

THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue at 10th Street
Eclectic collection displayed in 1927-era building that also hosts lectures, films & arts events.


 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

EQUINOX SOUTH BEACH
520 Collins Avenue at Fifth Street

SOUL CYCLE
2325 Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets

THE SPA BY THÉMAÉ AT THE SETAI
2001 Collins Avenue at 20th Street

THE SPA AT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue at 29th Street

LAPIS SPA
4441 Collins Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets

THE SPA AT THE STANDARD
40 Island Avenue

THE PALMS HOTEL AND SPA
3025 Collins Avenue between 30th and 31st Streets

THE WELLNESS GARDEN AND SPA AT THE BETSY
1440 Ocean Drive at 14th Place


 
 

HOTELS

THE BETSY
1440 Ocean Drive at 14th Place
Georgian Revival hotel with a rooftop deck & spa, rooms with tropical touches & a posh steakhouse. 

THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue at 29th Street
Chic, contemporary oceanside hotel with city/water views, Latin dining & a disco-style nightclub

EDENROC
4525 Collins Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets
Landmark hotel offering ocean-view rooms with balconies, DJ pool parties & farm-to-table dining.

THE 1 HOTEL
2341 Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets
This nature-inspired eco-luxe beachfront property has acclaimed eateries & 4 pools. 

FAENA
3201 Collins Avenue at 32nd Street
Plush rooms & suites in an upscale beachfront property with refined dining, hip bars & a chic spa

FONTAINEBLEAU
4441 Collins Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets
Upscale hotel dating to 1954, updated with modern rooms, hip bars/clubs, fine dining & a posh spa.

LOWE'S MIAMI BEACH
1601 Collins Avenue at 16th Street
Modern beachfront choice with a chic pool & day spa, refined dining & some rooms with balconies.
 

RITZ CARLTON
1 Lincoln Road at Collins Avenue
Luxury beachfront lodging with 2 restaurants, free breakfast & a chic spa, plus an ocean-view pool.

THE SETAI MIAMI BEACH
2201 Collins Avenue
Elegant hotel with teak-accented suites, 3 pools, a full-service spa & fine-dining options.

SLS SOUTH BEACH
1701 Collins Avenue at 17th Street
Posh Philippe Starck-designed beachfront hotel with a stylish pool scene & 2 acclaimed eateries.
 

SOHO BEACH HOUSE
4385 Collins Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets
Luxe rooms in a dramatic art deco hotel with pool, upscale dining options & modern-rustic spa. 

THE STANDARD
40 Island Avenue
Hotel with retro design touches & a bayside eatery offering a hydrotherapy spa & fitness classes.

W SOUTH BEACH
2001 Collins Avenue at 22nd Street
Ultrachic retreat offering luxe lodging & ocean-view balconies, plus with hip dining, pools & a spa.


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