Places to visit in Miami: the best places to visit in Miami
Steve Madden, the quintessential American designer, for a third of the price in Europe! There are several shops in the city but the one in South Beach is very nice and has a large range.
Visit Anthropologie, the New York hippie-chic concept store. They have everything from vintage dishes and table linen to mini-dresses and lingerie you'll fall for.
Webster, this hotel-turned-luxury-boutique is definitely worth adding to the list.
Le Petits Puppies is a shop set up as a boudoir... for hairy pets. One of those strange concepts only the Americans could come up with! You have to see it for yourself...
933 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
Dolce Vita is a real hat store with wide-brimmed hats, fedoras, everything you could want for a special occasion. You might have resisted buying your dream headgear before, telling yourself 'I'll only wear it once or twice', but give in, it's so much cheaper there!
827 Washingto Avenue, Miami Beach.
An authentic diner
Although this isn't really the area's specialty, we found an authentic diner that's open 24/7 plus, by chance, it's right in South Beach!
A drink with a view
If there no parties to attend in the evening, nothing stops you from sipping a mojito at any time and taking in the views.
Go to the roof of the Gansevoort, which houses a swimming pool surrounded by sofas where you can curl up with a view of South Beach. Visit by day or night. If you have time, take a peek at the astounding first floor gym and the 50-foot shark tank!
Babalu Miami is well hidden yet their selection of objects and gadgets is very funky.
A small shop with designer objects and toys. It's difficult to choose between the vintage soaps, small evening purses and vintage children's model airplanes...
760 Ocean Drive, South Beach.
For those who want to use their trip to Miami to take advantage of cheaper photo or video equipment, the prices are best at the local Dixons, called Best Buy. Choose the one at Aventura Mall for the widest selection.
The best seafood is at Joe's Stone Crab... expect to wait and expect an inflated bill but the quality is indisputable.
For a traditional Cuban dinner, some go to Versailles - www.versaillescuban.com – while others swear by the ambiance at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, Bongos in Biscayne, www.bongoscubancafe.com. A more romantic option is D Rodriguez on Ocean Drive, www.drodriguezcuba.com
While the pool at the Setai will delight even the most demanding guest, the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables has a pool that's as huge as it is legendary!
Surrounded by 150 acres, the Venetian pool measures more than 22,000 square feet and for many years was the largest pool in the world