Miami Beach is an Amazing Vacation Spot. Whether you come for the Party Scene or a relaxing family vacation. My family enjoyed Miami Beach from July 9th through July 17th. Our Hotel was the Fountaine Bleu which was very luxurious and ritzy! As a part of Our Travel Club we managed to get the resort for about $369 /pp for 4 days, 3 nights along with excursions. But in average the Resort is about $400/nite if searching Priceline or Expedia. Scene was amazing amd made us feel classy! They offer lush poolside cabanas, several adult pools including a heated pool, full poolside bar, childs waterpark area, restaurants on site and movies via pool side. (Most brought pizza in for movie nite). Seating is on a first come first serve basis. The lounge chairs are available on a call and reserve basis each room is allowed 2 lounges chairs. Beach access and boardwalk showers available. Beach cabanas are also avail. We got lucky and someone let us have theirs so I am unsure on exact cost of beach cabanas.
Don’t even bother getting a rental car. Not worth it. Uber from the airport to Miami Beach was about $20 and Uber rides from Northbeach to Southbeach ran about $6. BEST OPTION to get around Miami Beach was the “freebies” vehicles (app avail) They were little open golf cart vehicles that hold about 6 people they ran back and forth on tips alone. They play your preferred variety of music and they Blast it so everyone sees you coming. Wait time for freebies was a little longer than Uber but not too bad of a wait. They put you in que and notify you when they are close. Pretty Awesome If I do say so myself! Now if it rains you definitely get wet.
Citi bikes are available at certain areas of the boardwalk for about $12/ 4 hours or $25/day. You can also book hourly for about $6/hr. We rented for an hour and were exhausted with the Miami sun beating down on us. If your not an avid walker then do the bikes. You can drop off at any bike station.
Food: Is plenty in Miami but most of it is Cuban around every corner. There is a place called Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine that I recommend. The food as good, authentic and not too pricy. If you are a Dr. Pepper Fan, no luck with finding Dr. Pepper here. We also walked down the road to a corner store on 23rd and Collins they were more like small convenience store. Similar to like a one stop shop. We had some amazing Cuban sandwiches, chips, drinks, cheesecake, Etc. all for under $10.
Sriracha house on Washington St. offered an awesome variety of Asian noodle bowls. Being I’m from Texas, it seemed a bit pricy but the serving was plenty. Menu on prices said $5.50 but after all add ons and flavors plus a drink was about $20/person. I ordered the paleo noodles. Not bad had a weird flavor but was still good.
Sharro Pizza was a quick cost effective e choice. Pizza slices were filling.
Stay tuned to my next blog Miami Beach pt. 2
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