First Time Tourists Guide in Miami Beach

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Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

Once you come to this city, you need to explore the compact attraction area in South Beach.

Well-known as the paradise of architecture fans, Art Deco Historic District never lost its crowd even at night.

Visiting Miami Beach will not complete before you experience the fresh-caught seafood in Stiltsville Fish Bar.

Are you looking for a place to cooling off your day after getting tanned at the South Beach? Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar will give all of your need.

Lastly, you have to capture the iconic street Ocean Drive which located alongside the South Beach.

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SIGHTSEEING

Once you come to this city, you need to explore the compact attraction area in South Beach. You can start your tour by enjoying the historical art-deco building in the beachside. Surely, the sea breeze will invite you to get more immersed into the beach. You can swim or just sunbathe on this stunning beach.

South Beach

South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries.

Chain stores and indie fashion shops line pedestrian shopping strip Lincoln Road Mall.

Address : Miami Beach, FL 33139

DOWNTOWN

Well-known as the paradise of architecture fans, Art Deco Historic District never lost its crowd even at night. The building has European and South United States style which build in 1979. As the city grows, this district is also famous for its nightlife because bars, cafe and restaurants are mingling side to side.

Art Deco Historic District

Located right by the beach, the Art Deco Historic District is an iconic part of Miami.

The place really comes alive at night when everything is lit up and the bars start playing their Latin music.

The street is lined with restaurants and bars to cater to each person.

Saturday nights can get really intense here so if you want to see anything go in the day.

It's very colorful and all the other views are fantastic.

Address : 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

SHOPPING

When it comes to the shopping street in Miami Beach, Lincoln Road will come along with that. There are tons of stores from local to international brands which open their business in this street. When you come to Miami Beach from October to May, you should not miss visiting Lincoln Road Antique Market every second Sunday of the month. There is also Farmers Market every Sunday at the Lincoln Road.

Lincoln Road

Stylish bustling promenade with a range of chic retail shops, sidewalk cafes, bars & art galleries.

Address : Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

FOOD & DRINK

You can easily find Cuban cuisine in this city since Cuba culture was giving a big influence on the city's culture. You have to try Cuban sandwiches which made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and yellow mustard, pressed between two slices of crusty Cuban bread.

CULTURE

The culture of the city is the result of the mixed-culture from a lot of cultures by its history. It makes the vibes of the city is very vibrant and have a rich cultural life.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Miami Beach is from March to May when the sun shines brightly and the temperature is warm enough to stroll the city or do sunbathing in the South Beach.

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Are you looking for a place to cooling off your day after getting tanned at the South Beach? Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar will give all of your need. There is an ice cavern inside the bar which make you want to order a glass of selected vodka from this unique bar. But when you are looking for a bar which has billiards, you may head to Lost Weekend. A glass of cold beer along with some snacks will become great friends of yours to accompany you until dawn.

Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar

This hot/cold experience features a chilly vodka bar with ice caverns & a toasty fire lounge.

Address : 1672 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Lost Weekend

Simple watering hole with billiards, games, TV sports & theme nights, plus a small menu of pub grub.

Address : 218 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

INTERESTING PLACE

You have to make sure that visiting Jewish Museum of Florida Inc is a part of your plan because this museum holds more than 100,000 artefacts, objects, photographs, documents, and religious objects relating to Florida Jewish heritage. The museum holds several cultural and travelling exhibitions along the year. Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach is always worth to explore when in this city because it holds the memories of the heroes when the struggle in World War II. It has an iconic sculpture which explained all of the struggles that have been experiencing by the citizen at that time.

Jewish Museum of Florida Inc

Jewish life in Florida & Latin America recorded in photos & artifacts, housed in a former synagogue.

Address : 301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Self-guided tours at an outdoor Holocaust museum with a memorial wall & a huge human hand sculpture.

Address : 1933-1945 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You need to bring "vitamin sea" from Beach View Park to your Instagram feed. The turquoise water and white sand along with skyscraper building which mingling on the beachside will make your Instagram outstanding. Lastly, you have to capture the iconic street Ocean Drive which located alongside the South Beach. This street always packed with the locals and tourists to appreciate the art-deco building while mesmerizing the city's vibes.

Beach View Park

Beautiful beach park with stunning scenery.

Great for buggy boarding or jet skiing.

The atmosphere is calm and relaxing.

A lot of photogenic spot to take picture.

Address : 53rd Street &, Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141, United States

Ocean Drive

A major thoroughfare in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, on the east or Atlantic coast of the state of Florida, in the United States.

The road starts at South Pointe just south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach, about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean Drive is known mostly for its Art Deco hotels and restaurants/bars.

Address : 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

RESTAURANT

Visiting Miami Beach will not complete before you experience the fresh-caught seafood in Stiltsville Fish Bar. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere with Caribbean style decor. Having tacos or another Mexico dish in Taquiza is not a bad idea since this restaurant successfully bring Mexico to Miami beach as a whole. Do not forget to order cold beer from this restaurant to cool down your throat after playing on the beach.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Locally sourced seafood and Caribbean-style drinks in laid back, maritime-inspired digs.

Address : 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Taquiza Restaurant

Small, warm spot with a large patio serving authentic Mexican tacos, elote & cold beer.

Address : 1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

HOTEL

Located nearby the South Beach, Delano South Beach offers you a beautiful South Beach view right in front of your window. The room has clean and modern vibes by its chic furniture. There is also a Leynia restaurant in this hotel which mainly served Japanese dish and suitable for group dining. On the other hand, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers you a comfortable stay with its good hospitality. The spacious room with pastel coloured furniture succesfully give a warm and chic vibe.

Hotel Delano South Beach

Located nearby the South Beach, Delano South Beach offers a beautiful South Beach view right in front of your window.

Address : 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Offers spacious guestrooms, luxury suites and the best in South Beach dining, steps from the ocean.

Address : 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

CAFE

XO Espresso Bar is the right place to go when you are looking for a place which serves a good cup of coffee in a vibrant yet chic atmosphere in the heart of Miami Beach. The cakes and pastries will surely bring your mood up by its sweetness. On the other hand, The Cat Café South Beach is like paradise for you who just need a cup of coffee and a cat in your life. The cat is separated space from the shop, so do not need to worry if you have allergic or phobia with those four-legged buddies. The funky decor of this cafe is another charm that you can not miss to visit when in Miami Beach.

XO Espresso Bar

A place which serves a good cup of coffee in a vibrant yet chic atmosphere in the heart of Miami Beach.

Address : 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

The Cat Café South Beach

Hip coffee shop with cafe fare & funky decor including a play room for patron-&-cat interactions.

Address : 1423 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States