Miami Beach: picture postcard of American urban beach escape
Jul 29, 2014 13:30 IST
They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer looking for a destination that can reconcile world class entertainment with beach life, check out the coastal resort city of Miami Beach, perhaps the picture postcard of American beach living. The city likes to call itself 'America’s Riviera,' a cosmopolitan destination that glitters with some of the world’s hottest nightclubs, celebrities and beach bodies. Take a tour through these photos. (All photos: AFP)
According to the Miami's local tourism board, 4pm is the ideal time to hit Lummus Park beach, as crowds will have thinned and the sun will be more forgiving. Recently renovated, South Pointe Park at the southern tip of the city offers spectacular views of behemoth cruise ships sailing out to sea and includes a children’s playground, restaurants and a pier for fishing.