Of particular interest to travelers is South Beach, a dynamic stretch of seaside property in the southern reaches of Miami Beach. This elegant enclave was originally developed during the Art Deco era of the 1940s but has undergone a transformation into one of the most popular resort districts in America
. Frequently used as a backdrop for international fashion magazines and television programs like Magic City, CSI Miami, Dexter and Burn Notice, the area is filled with celebrities and models who keep the dance floors and swimming pools active day and night!
When world-famous basketball star LeBron James decided to move his family to Florida, he announced to the world that he was “taking his talents to South Beach!” This single declaration transformed South Beach nightlife immediately and turned the Miami Heat basketball team to champions. Frequently spotted at South Beach restaurants like Prime 112, Casa Tua and at luxury hotels like the Setai and W South Beach, star athletes and celebrities make every night an adventure.
Oceanfront hotels like the Delano, Fontainebleau and SLS host daytime pool parties where top international DJs spin for the crowd. These same entertainers keep dance floors at SET, Mansion and LIV moving until 5am every night of the week. Much like Ibiza, South Beach is home to the world’s biggest names in electronic music with the Winter Music Conference (WMC) drawing thousands of visitors to ULTRA Musical Festival and the nightclubs around the city every March.
KTHY passengers can also find family-friendly fun in the South Beach sun at full service resorts like the Ritz Carlton, Loews and Surfcomber Hotel on the sands of the Atlantic. With easy access to Lincoln Road Mall, the New World Symphony and the Miami Beach Convention Center, South Beach is an ideal destination for business travelers, music lovers and anyone who wants to shop! Area museums like the Wolfsonian Collection and the BASS offer a unique variety of painting, sculpture and decorative objects.
Sport fans can attend Miami Heat basketball games at the nearby American Airlines Arena as well as Major League Baseball matches at the Miami Marlin’s brand new stadium. Just a short trip from South Beach, fans can travel from the seaside to courtside in under 20 minutes. The city also offers golf, tennis and deep sea fishing for KTHY guests on the go! With this much excitement packed into just 23 streets, be sure to schedule your next vacation on South Beach.