Savvy Travel Adventures from My Lens

Miami: Second Time Around

Happy New Year to all…..It’s been too long, but I’m back.  I started this year with a desire to escape the Artic Blast.  Atlanta is traditionally in the 30’s and 40’s during winter months, this year is colder than most.  Single digits.  So I ended up in Miami for a short escape.  I visited over 10 years ago.  While Miami is fun, it has never been one of my favorite destinations.  I decided to give it another try in 2014.

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Travel time:  1 hour, 27 minutes (nonstop from Atlanta)

Arrival airport:  Miami International Airport

Hotel:  The Clinton (South Beach)

Reason for travel:  Beach escape

Temperatures:  High 60 degrees

What I liked:  People watching, nightlife, variety of things to do, The Clinton (great location and price), cultural diversity

What I didn’t:

  • Hotels are pricey
  • Boutique South Beach hotels are more affordable option, but often are aged
  • Taxis to/from MIA airport are expensive (~$40 and up one-way)
  • South Beach restaurants offer pretty much the same menus
  • Seafood options limited (this was a big surprise!)
  • Miami Airport facilities are old and restaurants are really unclean

Would I recommend Miami?  Yes.  For a girl’s or guys trip.  Spring break.  Quick weekend getaways.  For those who enjoy drinking and partying.

Will I go back?  Sure, but not during winter season:)

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