Zip all over town while this little, yellow car takes you on a GPS-guided tour. Your personal, talking GoCar navigates and shows you the way - but that's not all. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites and tells the stories that bring this unique city to life. It's like having a local show you around. Go where tour buses can't. Best of all, the adventure happens at your pace! Stop for photos, take detours, grab a coffee and break for lunch. Or, blaze your own trail and explore the city streets, neighborhoods and parks on your own.
1671 Collins Avenue Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, FL 33139 +1 305 535 8185
Situated within the famous Sagamore, this art collection features contemporary art. The art collection has videos, oil paintings, acrylic, water colors and many more by famous national and international artistes. It has videos made by the artistes and the works exhibited mostly have a theme that is based on the society and the people at large. The Sagamore hotel is known as the "Art" hotel for the very reason that it encourages art in all forms.
Palm Island is one of the premier neighborhoods in the Miami beach surroundings. With property worth millions, this place is a residential complex with houses belonging to the rich and famous. It's a man made island situated close to the Miami beach. The houses leave one gaping and wondering at the enormity of the grandeur of the place. There are various schools within the premises and the place boasts of having Al Capone and the likes as residents. A must visit for all those looking for luxury in the arms of nature.
Between 16th & 17th Street Miami, FL 33139 +1 305 531 3442
A stroll down the Lincoln Road is a must for all those visiting the South beach area. Traffic is not allowed on this Road that features some fabulous cinemas, bars, cafes, restaurants- you name it, it has it. It also houses the famous New World Symphony concert hall. Galleries that encourage budding artistes also adorn the Lincoln Road. Just the perfect place for those looking for some retail therapy at a leisurely pace minus the traffic.
Between 12th Street and Ocean Drive Miami, FL 33139 +1 305 539 8070
Miami is known for all the attractive beaches but this particular beach specializes in attractive visitors as well. With an eclectic mix of people, both straight and gay, the 12th Street Beach is the place to be. Apart from being an ideal place to hang out, what makes this place absolutely rocking is its friendly atmosphere. For those looking for a quick dose of fun to beat the stress, this place offers on the spot parties and impromptu gossip sessions. Just the right weekend spot at a shoestring budget.
The Miami Design Preservation League, the oldest Art Deco Society in the world was founded in 1976. They conduct walking tours of the famous Miami Beach Art Deco District. No advanced reservations are accepted; you have to be at the starting place 20 minutes before the departure time to buy your ticket. The MDPL also has a Gift Shop located at 12 Ocean Drive Street and some of the tours start from there. These are incredibly interesting and the buildings are beautiful. Going on one is a must when visiting Miami Beach. - Mercedes de Marchena
1 Washington Avenue Miami, FL 33139 +1 305 643 7224
South Pointe Park is a perfect place for a family bonding session. All you have to carry is your picnic basket laden with fruits, sandwiches and bottle of lemonade. You can take a stroll along the beach or just laze around in the sand with helicopters flying overhead. It also has a playground for kids. An apt way to spend your day.
21st Street and Collins Avenue Miami, FL 33139 +1 305 539 8070
Collins Park is one of the most scenic and picturesque locations and the elite and classy neighborhood. Along the broad side walks, joggers enjoy their strolls. With the sunset and breeze, its a purely blissful experience. Musical events are held in this park. The low rise buildings lining up against the street complete the serene picture.
1205 Washington Drive Miami, FL 33139 +1 866 969 9326
Though not exactly for the faint of heart, WEAM is otherwise a must-see venue. Internet aside, where else can you claim to have seen the "Greatest Collection of Erotica"? Located next to the Wolfsonian Museum and only minutes from Ocean Beach, WEAM offers exhibits that run the gamut-there's art, sculpture, artifacts and tapestries that span both the globe and the centuries.
Ocean Drive (between 5th Street and 14th Place) Miami, FL 33139 +1 305 305 539 3000 (Tourist Information)
Welcome to everybody's favorite spot in Miami. South Beach refers to the area, as well as the beach itself (its official name is Lummus Park). Don't forget to bring your thongs, hats, towels and tan lotions for a fun day in the sun. Just lounge about, check out the hottest fashion or watch the spring-breakers' glee! And when you're sick of the sun and sand, there are nearby restaurants, boutiques and spas to choose from.