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Unique Things to Do in Miami Beach

Submitted by on February 1, 2011 – 9:40 am4 Comments

the other miami beach Miami Beach draws throngs to its world renowned Art Deco District and the candy-colored hotels on famed Ocean Drive, its legendary beaches and night spots, and to Lincoln Road, a wonderful pedestrian promenade that features great al fresco dining, funky shops, art studios and theaters. Of course you need to see it, but how about trying something a little different?

Lower in profile than Lincoln Road and other busy thoroughfares, but no less charming, is Espanola Way, an enchanting neighborhood with a European flavor, cafes, art galleries one-of-a-kind boutiques and a farmer’s market on weekends. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a peaceful and lush spot for meditation and reflection, and for those who want to experience a truly original museum, The Wolfsonian-FIU contains the country’s largest collection of twentieth-century German, Italian, and American political propaganda. The World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) opened its doors in South Beach to feature a collection of erotic art valued at over $10 million.

miami world erotic art museumAt the bottom of Miami Beach, the emerging SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood is more relaxed than the go-go Art Deco District. Here, stroll quiet streets and discover the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach’s repository of Jewish culture and history in Florida. Stop by the Miami Beach Victory Garden, a community vegetable garden that honors Miami Beach’s wartime contributions during WWII with a stunning decorative fence and visit South Pointe Park, a great locals’ beach where kites fly and surfers ride the waves.

A bit further up the beach, North Beach, a revitalized neighborhood with unpretentious charms, great local restaurants and uncrowded beaches boasts plenty of parking, inviting oceanfront cafes, quaint shops and an uninterrupted concentration of MiMo (Miami Modern) 50s- and 60s-era apartment buildings that give the entire neighborhood a unique character. Start off in the morning with a MiMo walking tour and discover the particular form of mid-century modernism that is unique to Miami Beach and then unwind at North Shore Park. Mosey over to a local restaurant for an Argentine, Italian, Thai or Greek feast, then take in the farmer’s market for fresh produce or unique bargain gifts.

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4 Comments »

  • Sharon Horowitz says:

    Next to the lovely Miami Botanical Gardens is the outstanding
    Holocaust Memorial. Free to the public, the 170 statues that surround the historical depiction of Holocaust are considered one of the outstanding memorial’s in the country.

    Noted by trip advisor as the 8th most popular site in all of
    Miami Dade county, the Holocaust Memorial is not to be missed.
    Stop by the Reception Center to speak with a survivor of the
    Holocaust.

    Suitable for adults and children over 10 years old.

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  • melissa says:

    Here is another exciting this to do near to Miami.

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  • melissa says:

    Here is another exciting thing to do near to Miami.

    On November 11&12th is the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival. There is a deal being run right now on Saveology Daily Deals for tickets to the festival so you can enjoy it and save a few bucks too!

    Just visit the page here, http://sav.gy/nZk9ZN

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