SOUTH BEACH: ANYTHING BUT A DRAG.
Visiting Miami without experiencing South Beach is like traveling to India and not seeing the Taj Mahal. It’s the place universally identified by its art deco flair and soft white shores. Movie stars and entertainers have flocked here for decades, but the city itself is a postcard to anyone wanting to join in on the non-stop party. During the day, South Beach glitters with opportunity, from hard bodies and volleyball on the beach to touring affluent architecture such as the Versace mansion. SoBe has a way of rubbing off on visitors, imparting a sense of carefree discretion that no other city can deliver quite so easily.
Famed for being America’s own Riviera with its long stretch of white sand beaches, nothing quite compares to the sensation of throwing down some deckchairs with an ice cold cooler underneath a perma-summer and sun-soaked South Beach. People watching is extraordinary here as passers-by peacock down the boardwalk. Confidence is transferred endlessly from person to person, calling your inner diva to join the parade. And like Café Nikki, a swanky down home feeling coffee joint that transforms into Nikki Beach night club as the stars come out, the best part of South Beach is its seamless transition from daytime fun to nightlife debauchery. Just ask James. Since he came to Miami from the Deep South of Alabama, he’s discovered, much like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home.