Spring break in Miami is a rite of passage for some, and this guide will point first-timers in the right direction.
Miami Beach is known for its stunning beaches, all-night parties, and art deco architecture and is the perfect destination for spring breakers who want to let loose by spending a fun beach vacation. People going there enjoy visiting the world-class museums, soaking up the sun, partying with friends, and more. Spring is the busiest time of the year in Miami Beach, although South Beach in Florida gets almost all the attention and fame.
However, spring break in Miami Beach is equally unique, and the vibe is more chilled out there. Moreover, prices are more affordable, and people enjoy relaxing by the pool instead of drinking until they pass out since the parties aren’t as huge. Still, South Beach and Miami Beach are a couple of minutes away from each other by taxi. Here’s a guide to spending a fantastic spring break in Miami Beach.
People can reach Miami Beach in several ways. These include the Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. However, the more affordable option is to hit Miami Beach through Miami International Airport because one can take the bus directly from the airport to Miami Beach. Moreover, this way is much closer, so a taxi will be costing much less to reach Miami Beach from Miami International Airport instead of booking a drive from Fort Lauderdale.
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Fort Lauderdale’s way must only be adopted when there are cheap flights to this airport. When the price difference is more significant than USD 70 to fly to Fort Lauderdale, then the latter will be the better option to reach Miami Beach.
After reaching Miami Beach, people are advised to rent a car instead of paying hefty fees for taking taxis, mainly when staying in the northern neighborhoods of the area. On the other hand, the southern part of the city is walkable, and there will be no need of using vehicles. People will have the chance to walk along Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, Washington Avenue, and Ocean Drive. Still, people can use the South Beach Local Bus, which features air-conditioned buses and friendly drivers. Moreover, the buses run every 10 minutes and make stops every couple of blocks.
People insisting on using taxis in Miami Beach must opt for Lyft and Uber, which offer more affordable prices than their counterparts.
While South Beach boasts the most beautiful art deco buildings and unique bars, the hotel rates in this area during the spring break become too expensive. A better option would be to stay in Miami Beach, which is also a perfect area for the spring break, and it offers more affordable options, though they book up very quickly.
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This is why people must book their hotels in Miami Beach ahead of time. However, people can still visit other areas in Miami, such as the Design District and Coconut Grove, where people who prefer galleries can go. Lovers of luxury shopping can go to Downtown Miami where they will find towering glass skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. Another option would be to stay in Little Havana, the Cuban District.
Miami Beach is known worldwide for its unique nightlife scene. Visitors who want to party in the best nightclubs must base themselves in South Beach. Clubs stay open there until 5:00 am and reopen a couple of hours later. Within walking distance, people can find rooftop pool parties, pubs, cocktail lounges, and a ping-pong lounge if they don’t like to go clubbing. After all, Miami Beach has everything, whether partying, shopping, or clubbing. Culture is also an essential feature of Miami Beach, where people enjoy visiting the city’s top museums.
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In South Beach, there are also several world-class museums that people enjoy exploring. These include the Bass Museum of Art with exhibits showcasing 16th-century Flemish tapestries, Haitian voodoo artists, and more art worldwide. Erotic artwork can also be explored at the unique World Erotic Art Museum.
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