South Beach Sojoun



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South Beach is unique place in America---an eclectic mix of local Latin flavor, touristy spots, hip style, and a sun, sand, and surf culture. It's both laid back and New York glamour at the same time...which is what makes Miami great. You may be more likely to hear Spanish than English, but you'll know you're in America.

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Author: Josh


Day 1 - Miami


After a late afternoon arrival and a short jog down the beachside boardwalk, I found a nice little Italian cafe along the Lincoln Mall with outdoor seating.

Afterwards, it was off to the trendy Delano Hotel for a bit of "see and be seen" time at the Rose Bar. The interior spaces are gorgeous---and only matched by the people...if you like that sort of thing.

I stayed at the Fontainebleau, which has undergone a fantastic refurbishing. Back in the Rat Pack era of the 1960's it was the place to go, but then fell out of favor as it aged into the '80's and '90's. It "re-launched" in 2009 with a full facelift, including multiple trendy restaurants, bars, and clubs, stylish modern rooms (complete with Apple computers and an online concierge), and the best pool deck in Miami Beach, with cabanas, bars and chaise lounges surrounding 6 different pools plus several jacuzzis.


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Fontainebleau Resorts

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Location:

4441 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140

Contact:

tel: +1 605 538 2000 / +1 800 548 8886
fax: 305/535-3286
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Day 2 - Miami


It would be shame to come to southern Florida and not at least get a round of 18 holes in. Afterwards, some refreshments on the promenade at Mango's, followed by a world-class steak dinner at Prime 112.


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Miami Beach Golf Club

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Location:

2301 Alton Road
Miami, FL 33140

Contact:

tel: +1 305 532 3350
fax: +1 305 532 3840
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Prime One Twelve

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Location:

The Browns Hotel
112 Ocean Drive
Miami, FL 33139

Contact:

tel: +1 305 532 8112
fax: +1 305 532 8778
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Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

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Location:

1445 Pennsylvania Avenue
Miami, FL 33139

Contact:

tel: 305 672 4765
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Day 3 - Miami


The Marlins may not be so good these days, but it's always fun to lounge in the sun and enjoy a few beers at the ballgame. After some time at the fantastic botanical gardens, I headed back to South Beach for a few more hours of sand and surf before catching an evening flight home.


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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Location:

2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami, FL 33139

Contact:

tel: +1 305 673 7256 x205
fax: +1 305 535 8083
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Florida Marlins

Location:

2267 Northwest 199th Street
Dolphin Stadium
Miami, FL 33056

Contact:

tel: +1 305 930 4487
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