A stay in one of our Miami Beach vacation rentals is one of the best ways to experience the tropical sights, sounds, and culture of South Florida. Miami Beach is a popular Florida destination, drawing vacationers to its Latin-inspired restaurants, gorgeous sugar-sand beaches, and legendary nightlife!
Located on a barrier island only eight miles from downtown Miami, Miami Beach promises a relaxing respite without sacrificing any of the convenience of a big city. Although this resort town is notably smaller than nearby Miami, you'll still find plenty of ways to fill your days! From golfing to deep-sea fishing charter trips to biking riding in South Pointe Park, there's something for everyone in beautiful Miami Beach.
Things to Do in Miami Beach
From the exotic to the downright garish, Miami Beach is known as a place where you can flaunt it! In beautiful South Beach, you'll find sun-kissed individuals of all shapes and sizes as you stroll down the two-and-a-half-mile stretch of white sand alongside the crystal blue water on the southern end of Miami Beach. With breathtaking views and a reputation for good-looking beachgoers, it’s no surprise that Travel Channel called it the World's Sexiest Beach in 2015. Judge it for yourself when you stay at one of our vacation rentals on Miami Beach and head out for a day of people-watching and tanning at this famed beach!
If you're interested in the history of the area, the South Beach Art Deco Historic District is a whimsical area known for its signature architecture from the 1930s and 1940s - a must-see for history buffs and architecture lovers alike! North Beach is probably Miami Beach's best kept secret. This up-and-coming neighborhood boasts affordable and delicious restaurants, boutique shops, and a boardwalk overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean! Or, head even further north to explore the laid-back and scenic barrier island of Sunny Isles Beach or take pictures of the sugar-sand coastline in Hollywood, FL.
Family-Friendly Activities in Miami Beach
If you’re traveling with your family, rest assured that there are plenty of activities for all ages in Miami Beach. Take a tour aboard the Miami Pirate Duck - a vehicle that functions both on land and in water. Your kids will love listening to the fun and entertaining “pirate captain” talk about the area’s rich history and coastal geography as you wind through beautiful Biscayne Bay.
Restaurants in Miami Beach
For foodies, a stop at any of the eclectic eateries along Espanola Way is a must! On this vibrant downtown street, you’ll find authentic Cuban pork sliders at Havana 1957, tapas, paella, and live music and dancing at Tapas y Tintos, and traditional Italian pasta dishes at Hosteria Romana. With these delicious eateries and many more exceptional restaurants in Miami Beach, it’s safe to say you’ll be taking your taste buds on a trip, too!
Day Trips from Miami Beach
With its abundant wildlife, lush swampland habitat, and daily guided tours aboard airboats, Everglades National Park is just 51 miles away and is a sure bet for a fun and educational outing that the whole family will love! Younger guests will be excited to spot alligators, snakes, raccoons, herons, and many other swamp creatures in the park's murky waters, while adults will enjoy learning about the area’s heritage on a leisurely trip through old-growth cypress and pine groves. For a longer weekend trip, make the 63-mile drive to North Key Largo in the gorgeous Florida Keys, where you’ll enjoy some of the world's best sport fishing for sailfish, marlin, grouper, mahi-mahi, and many more monster-size reef and deep-sea dwelling fish.
Fans of professional sports will find Miami to be among the best sports cities in America with teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and in MLB. If you book a stay in this Miami Beach vacation rental during the fall, when mild temperatures make it comfortable to sit outside, cheer on the Miami Dolphins on their home turf at Sun Life Stadium - just a 19-mile drive northwest. You can show your South Florida sports spirit in support of the other hometown heroes, the Miami Heat, Florida Panthers, or Miami Marlins, at any of these pro teams’ games throughout the year.
Whether you're planning a family trip or just a fun getaway, Florida is a popular destination year-round. See for yourself what everyone is talking about and enjoy an unforgettable experience when you stay in one of our Miami Beach vacation homes!
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