Contributed by Jens Hoffmann
A week-end in South Beach is truly fun.
Do you long for the South Beach of frozen margaritas and electric neon? The South Beach of stylish new hotels like Gale, Lord Balfour, SLS South Beach and special restaurants like Yardbird, Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Tongue & Cheek? I like the the South Beach of yesterday with Art Deco buildings, museums and monuments?
Perhaps you simply crave …the beach. Miami can be whatever you want it to be — laid back, decked out, gay, straight, a family retreat.
In this dreamland at the southern tip of Miami Beach, you can choose your own adventure.
In Miami South Beach you will find more and more art, art deco.
For sure the occean drive and little Havanna.
I checked in @Hilton Bentley Hotel, a luxurious South Beach Hotel at the famous Ocean Drive 101 and discovered a beachfront paradise in an intimate and elegant world class setting. This beautiful hotel offers a stellar walk-to-anything location named “Sofi”, the refined and more sophisticated enclave of Miami Beach’s playground of the finest restaurants and nightlife.
Here you can relax in style and enjoy a refined level of modern elegance, in one of the penthouse suites designed to exquisite detail, featuring majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ignite the senses at the Hilton Bentley South Beach Hotel. For an explosion of flavors, dine at James Beard awarded De Rodriguez Ocean and the celebrity-haven Prime Italian, a few of South Beach’s most prestigious and celebrated restaurants.
It was fun to be there.
Things to do in Miami:
A trip to the Everglades National Park -featuring in several James Bond movies-is a must.
The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Park is home to a variety of rare and endangered species, including the American crocodile and the West Indian manatee. The Everglades are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance and there are several different ways to experience this incredible ecosystem. Jet and airboat tours are available for those looking to enjoy the Everglades in style, buggy tours and hiking trips will take you further into the prairies, wetlands and sloughs, while kayaking and canoeing tours allow you to explore off the beaten track with a little fishing thrown in. For those feeling a little more adventurous and wishing to see the Everglades from the skies, there is even a float plane excursion.