Last part of our Thanksgiving Holiday trip to Florida, a lightning day in Miami Beach. We arrived on Saturday evening and had our flight back to NYC on Sunday after lunch, which left us no time to visit. We just enjoyed one last day in the sun before getting back into the cold. We already visited Miami for a weekend 2 years ago - see my post here. Besides a couple of pics of the beach and the Art Deco buildings (I can't help shooting every time I walk on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, I really like this Art Deco style), I haven't much to tell you about our day in Miami Beach. I will yet share 2 spots in SoBe, one we loved, and one you should avoid!
BLT Steak, the restaurant of The Betsy Hotel, is a high end spot to have brunch or lunch (diner if you want to treat yourself, and I'm not even considering spending the night, at least $600 a night…) Art Deco setting, great service and delicious food (I tried the tuna tartar).
1440 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach | FL. 33139
Greenwich Hotel is a not really good value for money, even though it is ideally located in Miami Beach (on Washington Av. one bloc away from Lincoln Road). The room looked modern, and way bigger on their Website. Instead, we paid 170 bucks for small, noisy and not very clean room. But the worst experience was with their valet parking. It is actually an independent parking that you have to call for them to pick up or drop off the car. We paid the guy when he picked up ours, $20 for the night, not bad. But when we called to get our car back the next day, a new guy showed up, pretending we never paid. We had to negotiate for half an hour, even threatening them to finally get our car keys back!
1671 Washington Avenue | Miami Beach | FL. 33139
Next time I travel to Miami, I will leave South Beach to discover other neighborhoods like Wynwood and the Design District! Here are some pics of the beach. Bye for now!
Happy Sunday and stay warm!