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Miami Beach

Miami Beach is not only a place of social and beachy
entertainment, it's also a culture place showcasing history and heritage of the region. Miami has a strong Hispanic flavor with many of its residents from Cuba,
Haiti and various Caribben and Latin American countries.
The result is an American city with great ethic and cultural diversity.
The greater Miami area includes the upscale community Coral Cables with its impressive Mediterranean architecture, and trendy Coconut Crove as well as the distinctive neighbohoods of Little Havana and Little Haiti.

Miami, always sunny and beautiful and unlike any other place on earth.
Miami Beach, particularly Ocean Drive of what is now the Art Deco District, was also featured prominently in the movie Scarface. Many famous people have homes in the Miami area. Lincoln Road is a nationally known spot for great outdoor dining, bike riding, and shopping. Miami Beach is home to many retired people, and particularly snowbirds when the cold winter sets in to the north.

Miami

Miami Beach is 235 miles from Orlando about 3.5 Hours drive.

Miami is now the third most popular city for international tourist after Los Angeles and New York.

Art Deco District, having been granted federal protection that turned the city into a showpiece of fashion and trendiness.

The Art Deco District in Miami Beach contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the world. These vibrantly colored buildings represent an era when Miami was heavily promoted and developed as a "tropical playground."

Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive is the easternmost street in South Beach, and stems from south of First to 16th Street, running in a north-south direction. Ocean Drive is responsible for the South Beach aesthetic that most out-of-town visitors expect.

Ocean Drive in the South Beach area of Miami Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and has incredible ocean, bay and city views and year round ocean breezes.
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Just two blocks from Lincoln Road and all the shops, restaurants and entertainment available there, this is the perfect South Beach oceanfront location.
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TOP THINGS TO LOOK FOR ON OCEAN DRIVE IN SOUTH MIAMI BEACH:

Former "Versace" Mansion
Where famous and well known top designer used to live, now named "the villas by Barton G"

Mango's Tropical Cafe
Live music and dance performances by the hot and sexy staff members, fun place and a must stop by.

Nikki Beach
Dine and dance right on the sand, with the option to seat at tables, beds, tents, cabana, sunbathing beach chairs and others.

Clevelander pool party
Pool party and shows, with DJs, facing Ocean Drive and open to the public

Wet Willies
Good hangout place

Taverna Opa
Greek restaurant where guests can dance on the dining tables as well as their belly dancer.

Devito
Italian restaurant own by famous actor "Danny DeVito"

Fat Tuesday
Stop by and get an alcohol frozen drink.

Larios
Cuban restaurant own by famous Gloria and Emilio Estefan, good place to dance some DJ latin music on Fridays & Saturdays.

Live music
At Ocean's Ten

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