While celebrities strut their stuff, upping the glamour quotient around hotel pools, in restaurants and on the dance floor at nightclubs, it is hard to believe the area was once a downtrodden slum. The transformation into a pastel wonderland of painstakingly renovated architectural treasures, has brought global fame for the historically protected Art Deco District.
This popular visitor destination is home to a mix of luxury resorts, chic hotels, inexpensive hostels and moderately-priced national chain hotels. While Ocean Drive is known worldwide for its see-and-be-seen cafes, bikini-clad in-line skaters and beaches packed with beautiful young sunseekers, Lincoln Road has emerged as a lively magnet for culture, entertainment and retail business.
The lights might be bright in downtown Miami, but South Beach definitely has a sexy chic appeal.