My Travels: Post #3: South Beach-Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District, Second to None! (Next Week, Post #4: The Florida Keys.)
South Beach is a neighborhood like no other located in Miami Beach, FL. This is where the beautiful people, the jet set and the rich and famous go for fun, (like me, right, ha,ha). I compare it to Hollywood, CA, since it’s not much different than Rodeo Drive, Wilshire Blvd., or Beverly Hills combined.
Eventhough I love Hollywood, I prefer South Beach, since it has a more walking distance beach-coastal flavor. Well, sort of, since the architecture style of most structures is art deco. Although I will focus mostly on the richness of the art deco architecture in this post; along my slide presentation you will also be able to see some of the flashy and fun night life.
South Beach is jam-packed with fancy cars. Ferraris and the like roams the streets. There is a plethora of gigantic yacht’s and cruise ships at the dock on your drive there. You must see and enjoy the fabulous white sand beach; the live music; the gourmet-celebrity to beach-casual restaurants; a significant number of quaint as well as expensive hotels, including Gianni Versace’s home turned into a hotel years after he was murdered there, except that now is called “The Villa Casa Casuarina”. The pool was designed by Versace himself and it is lined completely in 24 karat gold. Seriously?
If you have time left, go to the art deco museum and the botanical garden, packed with tons of Florida native plants, well, you have to go. This wasn’t my first time in South beach and trust me, it won’t be my last.
Welcome to Miami’s South Beach!
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