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Best things to do in Miami Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Lincoln Road is a world-famous shopping & dining promenade in the heart of South beach that features more than 200 national retailers, designer brands, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. In South Beach, Lincoln Road is the place to be. Arguably Miami's most well-known shopping center, the Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach is full of stores, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Nearly the entire area of this open-air mall is closed to automobile traffic, making it a great place to stroll and people watch. You'll find Urban Outfitters, Madewell, Steve Madden, Melissa Shoes, Scotch & Soda, Nike, Lacoste, Forever 21, Adidas by Stella McCartney, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie, Ted Baker, Zara, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Zadig & Voltaire, Lululemon Athletica, and more. There are over 50 eateries in this 10-block stretch, so it is a true diner's paradise. These restaurants include Sushi Samba, ​​Yard House, Mr. Bing, Pizza Rustica, Meat Market, Yuca, La Provence South Beach, Lokum Mediterranean Grill, Nexxt Café, and Rosa Mexicano. There are also a few breweries and hookah lounges like D’Vine Hookah Lounge, Hofbrau Beerhall, and The Abbey Brewing Co. Most stores are open daily from 10am – 11pm. Many restaurants, bars, and cafes on Lincoln Road remain open after the retail stores close.”
253 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. Chain stores and indie fashion shops line pedestrian shopping strip Lincoln Road Mall. On Ocean Drive, known for its well-preserved art deco architecture, outdoor cafes offer a ringside view of the scene. Museums include the Wolfsonian-FIU, which has a collection of modern art and objects.”
287 locals recommend
Pier
“South Pointe Park, known locally as South Pointe, is a 17-acre (6.9 ha) county urban park in metropolitan Miami, in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. (playa) ”
206 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lincoln Road is Miami's art deco open air shopping mall. Find all your favorite stores including the Apples Store, Nike, Zara, H&M, and a movie theater.”
192 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“LIV at Fontainebleau - Consistently ranked one of the top nightclub venues in the world has redefined Miami Beach and pioneered the nightlife experience.”
116 locals recommend
Night Club
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“The continuous live performances all night at Mango’s take you on a journey throughout the Caribbean. From Salsa to Bachata and Reggae to Pop, our live band and world-famous Mango’s Dancers, entertain over a million guests each year and have been televised on ABC, CBS, Travel Channel, and many others! You will be surrounded bygourmet cuisine, art, music, and dancing during an incredible night on Ocean Drive.”
145 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Hot spot on the beach offering seafood amid chic decor plus a DJ-fueled scene at night. Definitely book a table online before heading to this favorite local spot”
124 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park by the beach and ocean drive. At night, there was alot of people and amazing view and in the day it has parks all over, boardwalk and the beach is right there. its very clean and fun. Bathrooms everywhere. ”
46 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Awesome speakeasy - delicious taco place out front, lively nightclub in the back.”
98 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Owned and operated by the same people who gave the world LIV, this two-tiered LED-explosion is a little edgier with a reputation for booking deeper, slightly more underground acts. You will still see some huge acts, though. Located on the south end of Collins Avenue, it costs just as much to get drunk here as it would at its big sister—but Story features a much roomier dance floor.”
73 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located just a few blocks off the beach, Lincoln Road Mall is South Florida’s premier outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. This mile long, pedestrian-only promenade boasts a happening street scene with throngs of local and out-of-town visitors, excellent shopping, and terrific dining options. Lincoln Road is lined with mostly mainstream clothing stores such as ZARA, Gap, Anthropologie, Forever 21, NIKE, Athleta and many more. Most stores are open daily from 10am – 11pm.”
137 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Ocean Drive is characterized by its distinct art deco buildings, its constant streams of crowds and its glittering hotel and club fronts in the nighttime. Shopping, dining, beach activities and more are all within a comfortable walking distance. Travelers say the best way to experience Ocean Drive is just by walking down the street. You can find Ocean Drive along the southern tip of Miami Beach, running parallel with the Atlantic shoreline. The road starts at South Pointe Drive and runs north to 15th Street.”
119 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Legendary Food Spot For Stone Crabs and suberb food when in season .... Also there is a takeout express cafeteria side which is my personal recommendation ”
138 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great hang out place with beautiful view. Food is okay, but view is the best”
103 locals recommend
Route
“Make sure to pop over to Espanola Way and try a real Cuban cigar (if you're into that sort of thing!).”
109 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Super fancy Soul Food on South Beach where you may spot celebrities at any time.”
90 locals recommend