Miami Beach Tips and Tricks for a great 2017 Vacation

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You are quite possibly thinking about a Florida vacation about now, if living in most of the U.S., because of the massive cold and precipitation. Actually, any time of year is a perfect time to visit the Miami Beach area. Despite the reputation of Miami Beach as a “Spring Break Party Place” all year long, it’s not really true. Actually there’s a lot more to Miami Beach than tan hard bodies and Coppertone.

Right from the get go, airfare is a key part of your vacation budget, and many times there are great alternatives to where you fly into a destination. Miami Beach is no exception to that rule. In fact, you may find fares cheaper to fly into Ft. Lauderdale instead, and drive the half an hour scenic trip to Miami Beach. If you are planning on just staying in Miami Beach, and choosing wisely not to rent a car, this can save you a bundle of cash. Fly into Miami International and your cab fares often are $100 each way to your hotel. The same fare from Ft Lauderdale is less than half that, and without the crowds.

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As far as rental car, unless you are planning a drive to the Keys, or the Everglades, ditch the rental. You can walk everywhere in South Miami Beach, and the taxi rides will be far cheaper than a daily rental, gas and parking fee’s.

Hot Tip: Forget about the big breakfast and instead be healthy with a juice and yogurt from one of the Walgreen’s.

Now for the main reason vacationers and locals flock to this area, the beach! The best time to hit the beach if you want smaller crowds and good sun is between 10: AM and 12 Noon. After that the crowds begin to take over, and if you have a car, prepare to do some walking, because parking spaces are scarce. As far as where to beach it, anywhere on Miami Beach is excellent. That being said, beware that the beach at 10800 Collins is the only designated “clothing optional” beach in Miami. As far as South Beach goes, expect to see topless female bathers, and at the North end of Haulover Beach, anything goes as far as nudity.

As far as food and beverages on Miami Beach, there are plenty of options for you, from boardwalk concessions to bars and restaurants. There are also people walking the beaches selling cold water.

Beach party dj set. People dancing on the beach at the music event

Beach party dj set. People dancing on the beach at the music event

As far as rental car, unless you are planning a drive to the Keys, or the Everglades, ditch the rental. You can walk everywhere in South Miami Beach, and the taxi rides will be far cheaper than a daily rental, gas and parking fee’s.

Hot Tip: Forget about the big breakfast and instead be healthy with a juice and yogurt from one of the Walgreen’s.

Now for the main reason vacationers and locals flock to this area, the beach! The best time to hit the beach if you want smaller crowds and good sun is between 10: AM and 12 Noon. After that the crowds begin to take over, and if you have a car, prepare to do some walking, because parking spaces are scarce. As far as where to beach it, anywhere on Miami Beach is excellent. That being said, beware that the beach at 10800 Collins is the only designated “clothing optional” beach in Miami. As far as South Beach goes, expect to see topless female bathers, and at the North end of Haulover Beach, anything goes as far as nudity.

As far as food and beverages on Miami Beach, there are plenty of options for you, from boardwalk concessions to bars and restaurants. There are also people walking the beaches selling cold water.

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