My favourite and low cost experiences in South Beach, Miami:
1. Enjoying a cup of coffee at Starbucks on Ocean Drive, facing Lummus Park where the palm trees sway with the Atlantic ocean breeze.
|Lummus Park, South Beach, Miami|
|The boxy-shaped and yellow Leslie hotel|
|The Cardozo hotel with its round edges|
|The Tiffany hotel with its deco-style neon spire|
|The 1935 Edison hotel|
|11th Street Diner, Miami|
|South Beach, Miami|
|14th St. Lifeguard station, Miami|
|13th St. Lifeguard station, Miami|
|12 St. Lifeguard station, Miami|
|11th St. Lifeguard station, Miami|
|Miami Beach Botanical Garden entrance|
|Bougainvilleas, Miami Beach Botanical Garden|
|Pink bromeliads, Miami Beach Botanical Garden|
|Butterfly, Miami Beach Botanical Garden|
9. Strolling South Beach in the evening to see the nightlife and night lights.
10. Taking the express Airport-Beach Flyer Bus 150 to get from Miami International Airport to South Beach and vice versa. The ride took about 30 minutes each way. For US$5.30 return tickets, this bus route was definitely speedy and inexpensive. Once in South Beach, the best way to get around is to walk.
I used my “frequent flyer” points for my return tickets from Toronto to Miami. There are frequent, non-stop flights between the two cities that take about three hours.
Have you been to Miami? What were your experiences when you were there?