Miami Honeymoon?? Where do stay/what to do?

Any PW Brides out there been to Miami on their HM? My FI and I are thinking about going for our minimoon in Sept.....any suggestions of hotels, activities, food??

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 2:58 am
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South Beach is one of the top spots to be.  I used to live in Ft. Lauderdale.  Let me see what I can find in the Miami area.

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 8:52 am
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That depends on what you guys like to do. Here are some options:


 


If you like to party like a rockstar and want to be with the tourists - South Beach is the place. Mostly tourists, this is the Miami that you see on TV and movies: Art Deco, beach and party. You might see too much of some people at the beach... It is also the most expensive part of Miami. Most affordable hotels will be kind of sketchy.


 


If you want to party, but not only - Downtown is a great choice. Bayside MarketPlace (http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/) is the touristic mall with tons of souvenirs, live music at afternoon/night, local and chain restaurants and celebrity homes sightseeing by boat ride. Mary Brickell Village (http://www.marybrickellvillage.com/) is a half tourist/half local area for bar, restaurants, clubs - mostly local restaurants, with some chains. Downtown can be as expensive as SoBe, but in much better hotels. Among the most affordable options is the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown (http://www.hamptoninnmiamibrickell.com/). It is a beautiful new hotel, #1 on tripadvisor.com, with breakfast included and $18 a day parking fee.


 


If you want to be with the locals - Coconut Grove is a nice and quieter area close to downtown. Mostly locals, some tourists. CocoWalk (http://www.cocowalk.net/) has restaurants and bars. I stayed at the Hampton Inn Coconut Grove (http://www.hamtponinncoconutgrove.com/). It is a nice hotel with breakfast and parking included.


 


Unfortunately, if you want to get out of any area in Miami, you will need a car. Miami is not public transportation friendly. Out of those areas, there is the Miami Seaquarium, Everglades, the Keys, shopping and more.

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:15 am
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I went to Miami for our honeymoon!! but yes I guess it depends on what you want to do. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove and although we liked it I wished we would have stayed closer to the beach and nightlife...so if you are looking for that I would recommend staying somewhere close to South Beach...we used taxis and the metro a lot to get from one point to another and although it was fun you can get a bit tired specially when the weather it hot/humid.

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
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I have been to Miami on trips and stay at the below places.  They are right on Ocean Drive.  It just depends on how much you want to spend.  The Penguin Hotel is a bit run down but they have this kind of penthouse room that has a huge balcony/sundeck....its love just to lay out there.  The Strand is probably a little more expensive but it has a rooftop pool.  Rooms are clean and decorated just like any other Ocean Drive hotel.  It all looks like Ikea furniture.  The Strand which I guess is called Congress Hotel now has this really nice sunken tub.


http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34439-d120415-Reviews-Penguin_Hotel-Miami_Beach_Florida.html


http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34439-d596386-Reviews-Congress_Hotel_South_Beach-Miami_Beach_Florida.html

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

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