Why Miami Beach Is For Paradise Lovers

We will tell you why Miami Beach is a paradise lovers dream come true! With over 7 miles of beaches, 20 parks and oodles of culture and art, what’s not to love! This awesome tropical place is where you can truly let your hair down and ditch the suit and tie. Full of nightly entertainment, pubs, clubs and dining, this island city is a favorite of many people of all ages.

Aside from being known as a tourist hot spot for years, Miami Beach has developed and expanded in a variety of ways. Visitors can now enjoy an espresso on Lincoln Road, a happy hour cocktail on South Beach, or dancing the night away at one of the many clubs on Washington Avenue. Collins Avenue is home to world-class international hotels and this famous avenue is also known as, “Millionaire’s Row”. Looking for some peace and quiet? Head to North Miami Beach and visit the beaches in the area.

Miami is an electric city! It’s an international melting pot that includes an exotic skyline and trend setters. Miami is known around the globe as the ‘Magic City’ and you can sense the Miami vibes as you feel the tropical weather, and as you view the breath taking ocean scenery. Whether you’re taking in the view of South Beach only a few miles from downtown, or sipping a strong cup of Cuban coffee in Miami’s Little Havana, you’ll understand why Miami is a truly a popular location for Europeans, South Americans, and pretty much anyone else looking to ride the waves and join in the fun.

You are guaranteed to have the time of your life when visiting Miami Beach! There are shops to visit, art and culture to experience, and taste bud tingling food to sample by world-famous chefs! Enjoy your vacation and drop us a note to tell us how your trip went in this fabulous city! Experience paradise!

Espanola Suites Lets South Beach Travelers Live Like a Local

As a longtime Miami Beach resident I have frequent visitors and guests and someone is always asking me for a recommendation on where to eat, shop, and of course where to stay. If you are a tourist traveling to South Beach for vacation or a local seeking a relaxing ‘staycation’ you have many options for accommodations. Miami has something for every budget and every lifestyle ranging from luxury high-rise hotel/residences to large all-inclusive resorts to quaint Art Deco style boutique hotels. Each one targeting and serving a unique audience with a specific set of requirements that will make their time away from home complete. One of my favorite places to send out-of-towners who will be in South Beach for more than a few days is Espanola Way Suites. This to me is one of the best ‘live like a local’ experiences South Beach has to offer.

Espanola Way Suites is located off the ‘strip’ in a lively, but intimate Spanish Mediterranean style village on Espanola Way and Washington Ave. From your balcony you can look down on the unique retail shops, restaurants and intimate cafes. It has been popular with the “bohemian” culture for many years because of the several artist lofts, design studios, theater productions and street performers that call the area home.

The area is historical, but the rooms are updated and modern. The furnished suites are spacious and fully equipped with everything you need for an extended vacation. Full kitchens heat up leftovers from dining out and all the tools if you decide to head to a local grocery store to shop and prepare your own meals.

You never have to worry about feeling crowded, there are only 12 suites in the hotel, ten of them are 1 Bedrooms and two 2 Bedrooms, giving it a real community feeling. The staff is very personable. They pay unique attention to your needs and you are treated like a resident, and not just as an overnight guest. You can truly live amongst the locals and feel a part of the vibrant Espanola community.

The beach is three blocks away and the shopping and dining of Lincoln Road is within steps. If you want to do more than relax you don’t have to go far. Each Saturday night people are literally dancing in the streets of Espanola to the music of local salsa bands. The nightclubs of Washington Ave. are nearby but not too close to that you will be disturbed by the crowds.

I definitely recommend Espanola Way Suites to those who want to know what its like to live in South Beach…everything is convenient and close but you still have privacy and amenities you need.

What to Do in South Beach (Other Than Fun in the Club and Under the Sun)

South Beach is blessed with many resources and attractions, and it’s no wonder that many travelers and tourists label the neighborhood as ‘heaven’. The entertainment and fun always start on the beach. Every March, tourists and the students wanting to take a breather take a dip at the famed waters of South Beach. The sand in the area is clean and soft beneath the feet, and the water is warm and relaxing. And this kind of atmosphere and environment is just perfect for those who want to work out their tan under the sun. And when the sun starts to set in, clubbing and bar hopping begins. These are the usual activities in South Beach, but there are other things that can be done in the neighborhood. And these activities are family-friendly and come in cheap too! So be ready to enjoy the other side of South Beach, and include your friends and family.

Why not try renting a bicycle or roller blades and practice your skills on the boardwalks near the beach side of Ocean Drive? There are even some hotels in the area that can help you with equipment rentals and instructors, thus this is the perfect activity to pass time and to get tan as well.

Want to exercise and at the same time learn more about South Beach and the Art Deco buildings in the neighborhood? Sign up for the walking tour offered by the Miami Design Preservation League, and this walk introduces you and the other tourists on the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and the Miami Revival styles that are found in the district. This is a 90-minute tour that is conducted by the city’s historians and will allow you to appreciate the neighborhood more. This will cover all types of buildings and establishments in the area, including hotels, restaurants and other commercial structures. The tour comes for a minimal fee. The tours are offered almost daily, and the most loaded schedule is usually for Saturday and leaves at 10:30am every Saturday from Art Deco Welcome Center. You don’t need to get reservations for these walking tours; just be present at the Welcome Center within 10-15 minutes and you can get your tickets.

If you get tired of the sun and other outdoor activities in South Beach, then be ready for indoor explorations. Arts and SoBe and you can include a visit to these museums. Look for Bass Museum if you are in the area, and here you can check out excellent work of arts. There are concerts that are held from time to time, and these come in minimal fees. There’s an Egyptian Gallery too to satisfy everyone’s curiosity about one of the world’s oldest and mysterious civilizations. Another notable art spot in the area is Wolfsonian for decorative and industrial arts. Different activities are possible and supported in South Beach, and it’s not always about fun and entertainment in the clubs and the sand. Learn the other side of South Beach on your next visit.