Overview of Miami
An abundance of nightlife
When many people think of nightlife, they think of Miami - and chances are, they're picturing South Beach.
Located on the southern tip of Miami Beach, separated from downtown and other neighborhoods of Miami by the Biscayne Bay, the South Beach area boasts an array of nightclubs and bars that few city neighborhoods in the world can rival. The best part? There's an option for every taste. Cocktail lounges abound, as do beer bars, nightclubs that feature DJs and seaside restaurants with some of the freshest catches you could ask for, and the drinks to accompany them, of course.
According to Miami and Beaches, the area holds the yearly Ultra Music Festival, a European-influenced electronic music performance. Many of the neighborhood's clubs focus on music and offer multiple rooms with different DJs spinning in each.
LIV, Set, Cameo and Mansion are some of the best-known and most highly sought-after clubs in the world, and they attract many international partiers to Miami in search of a great time.
As far as one bedrooms go, some of the best Miami apartments are on Collins, Ocean and Washington Avenue, offering plenty of nearby bars and beautiful beach views.
Relax by the beach
Speaking of bars and beaches, the two go hand-in-hand in this neighborhood. Drinking holes that abut beaches or pools are easy to come by in South Beach.
However, not all waterfront activities need to be accompanied by alcohol, and this area offers beachgoers something to do at any time of day. The famed beachside boardwalk is relaxing and remote, especially when it isn't tourist season. Further, you can enjoy the iconic look of the many lighthouses that dot Miami Beach. They're shorter, squatter and brighter than their New England equivalents - for practical purposes, they are more like lifeguard stands than anything else - but they're a unique, essential piece of the Miami landscape.
For dog owners, Belle Isle Park, located on an island just west of South Beach, is a short drive away and features one of the most spacious dog parks in Miami.
Fashion and style
Those who like to stay current with the trends will be glad to hear that South Beach is a great neighborhood for fashion, too. Just being in the area can be an education in style: Many of the clubs are quite upscale, and those who frequent them often sport cutting-edge fashions.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami comes yearly to South Beach, showcasing some of the world's hippest, most daring styles for the club, beach or poolside.
Perhaps this flare for fashion should come as no surprise: South Beach has style built into its very fabric. The Art Deco District features not only renowned nightclubs, but also many iconic historical buildings in the Art Deco style.
Given the bustling nature of South Beach, you'll never go without something to do after you find the perfect one bedroom.