South Beach: A hotspot, day and night

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The immediate sense of urban vibe in South Beach, Miami, combined with its sense of Spanish flair creates a real feeling of holiday on arrival to this postcard destination. Take a stroll along the renowned Ocean Drive, the backdrop of so many television shows and films, and enjoy an alfresco drink whilst watching beautiful people pass by. Don’t miss a photo opportunity on the steps on Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion home, now a boutique hotel.

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South Beach is renowned for its Art Deco architecture

Whilst wandering the streets of this Art Deco playground, you’ll come across a mix of world-class boutiques, fashion stores galore and a vast selection of gourmet and casual culinary delights. At night, South Beach lights up in both colour and character, with countless partying hotspots on offer, or for simply more (beautiful) people watching with a delicious cocktail. The gorgeous Art Deco architecture makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time - or on to a film set.

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Stay in one of the luxurious guest rooms at the Delano hotel

The hotels in South Beach are world-class attractions in their own right, many with stunning bars and restaurants. The stylish and chic Delano (morganshotelgroup.com/delano/delano-south-beach) on Collins Avenue is a great place to stay. Guest rooms are white and crisp, and ultimate poolside luxury is on offer in a beautiful and relaxed setting with a delicious food and cocktail menu served all day. The hotel is well secured offering guests optimum privacy, whilst offering direct (and secured) access on to the beach. The interiors of this hotel are world-class and its signature Italian restaurant, Bianca, serves excellent cuisine all-day in a sophisticated al fresco setting.

Additional eateries to check out whilst in town include Villa Azur (villaazurmiami.com) offering excellent French Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist in a romantic and elegant setting. STK Miami (togrp.com/restaurant/stk-miami) is a winning choice too combining a modern steakhouse with a high-energy vibe, and a fantastic cocktail menu. The scallops here for starters are out of this world!

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Enjoy a spot of high fashion shopping at the Aventura Mall

Why not check out the ultimate of beach clubs, Nikki Beach, which originated in Miami and now in destinations around the world – this venue combines the elements of luxury bathing, fantastic cuisine and oozing in fashion, music, art and beach style, this all day beach club is one of the hottest addresses in Miami – definitely worth to see and be seen at.

To absorb the beautiful views of the clear blue water and white sandy beaches of Miami, why not get in to the Miami spirit by jogging or riding a bike along the boardwalk, all the way to the South Point Park Pier for postcard views looking back at the infamous Miami Beach skyline. The gorgeous beaches of Miami never tire.

South Beach, Miami is the perfect weekend-getaway destination or an add-on to a multi-destination holiday, thanks to its excellent internal and international flight connections.

For further information visit miamiandbeaches.com.