Travelers to Miami who want to be in the heart of shopping, clubs, restaurants, and beaches need to book rooms or suites in hotels near South Beach in Miami. This is where visitors flock to spend time in the sun and watching all the glamor Miami is known for.
It All Began With Coconuts
Long before South Beach was the backdrop for the famous 1980’s action drama Miami Vice, it was the site of acres and acres of coconut farms, disconnected from the mainland where Miami proper would one day be. In 1870, two enterprising brothers bought 165 acres of that farmland and built its first residence in 1886 and then handed its reins to John Collins whose failed attempt to continue the coconut tradition would be the cornerstone of the area’s future. He and his family coined the term Miami Beach, built the first bridge connecting the island to the city of Miami, and by 1920, their efforts saw South Beach begin to boom. Its name became more and more famous as the decades passed, first from an Art Deco revolution in the ’30s, then from the attention of the post Pearl Harbor Army Corps in the ’40s, and finally with the advent of television, from Jackie Gleason to Crockett and Tubbs.
A Modern Miami Mainstay
Today, South Beach is one of the most visited locations in the U.S. When you book a room or suite at one of the hotels near South Beach in Miami, you can find out firsthand. Enjoy any or all of the eight gorgeous and well cared for parks. Take in some history at the Bass Museum or the Miami Holocaust Museum. See an unforgettable performance at the Jackie Gleason Theater or the Miami City Ballet. And don’t miss the local events like the Miami International Film Festival or Urban Beach Week. With a stay at any of the hotels near South Beach in Miami, you’ll not only get to make the most of Magic City, you’ll get to see why almost over 40,000 people call the sand, surf and city of SoBe home.