OK, so you don’t take a holiday in Miami for the museums. But if you do have a minute between pool parties, check out the Wolfsonian-FIU. You can see a poster of Mussolini as a Roman emperor, a giant Transformer-like statue and a Hitler pincushion, plus learn the story of “Yussuf the Ostrich”, a brave avian war hero. It’s safe to say this museum will be pretty amazing after those endless mimosas you had at brunch.
You do take Florida holidays for the beaches. So pop on your sunnies and make your next brunch happen on Ocean Drive in South Beach, where you can set your sights on beautiful shores and even more beautiful people. Order up a nice, strong cafe Cubano and watch the world (and—ahem—surgical enhancements) go by. When you’re ready, take that caffeine buzz to the beach and own some locals in a volleyball tournament! Or just post up on your towel and work on your tan. Either way.
Still got a buzz from that caffeine/mimosa combo? You don’t have to go far from the beach to hit the shops—this is Miami, after all. If you’ve been keeping an eye out for your next Lamborghini this Miami holiday, your action is at the upscale shops near the south end of Collins Avenue. Further north, the Lincoln Road Pedestrian Mall is a kilometre of palm-lined shops, restaurants and plenty of tiny dogs in purses.
Holidays to Miami can take you from America to Cuba with a quick ride to Little Havana. Sniff out a frita Cubana for a real hangover cure: a seasoned hamburger topped with hot chips and dressing. Looking for a little more glamour? Find the tallest restaurant near Bayfront Park for sweeping city and bay views, and the perfect spot for a romantic post-dinner walk. Need to get around a little faster? lastminute.com.au’s Miami car hire options can get you from breakfast to bay and back for a power nap in no time.
After that power nap, it’s finally time to party! (Though if you’ve hit up South Beach’s day clubs, you already have been.) Miami’s club scene, much like Lady Gaga, is ever-changing, but downtown and South Beach are always a safe bet for all-night, fist-bumping fun. Pool parties, beach parties, Latin parties, ‘60s parties…you get the idea. The only thing that’s for certain is a gorgeous sunrise view as you leave.
Forget New York—Miami is the real city that never sleeps. If you’re ready to party down and stay up all night, find your perfect Miami holiday package on lastminute.com.au. Then raise a mojito (or a slice of Key lime pie) to your own genius. You may have booked at the eleventh hour, but you still got a great deal.
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Whether you're on the lookout for a simple room or one with all the extra bells and whistles, Miami has you covered. For good service that won't cost you an arm and a leg, book yourself in at The Villa (1116 Ocean Drive) or the Sorrento Villas (7510 Harding Avenue). But if a bit of luxury is more your thing, the Provident Luxury Suites Fisher Island or the Fisher Island Club and Resort will be more up your alley.
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