Miami Beach: picture postcard of American urban beach escape

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 13:07 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)
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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)

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