Farting Around in Florida
November 29, 2009 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Staying overnight in Miami, what to do?

My wife and I are going on our Honeymoon in two weeks. We are flying out of Kansas and staying in Miami overnight on the 12th of December. Our cruise leaves the 13th, but we still want to experience Miami for the single night we are staying there.

I have never seen the ocean. I have never been to Florida. I want something a little off the beaten path, I am not into tourist traps if they can be avoided. What can/should we do? Any good non-chain restaurants we can dine at? We are open to try anything, on the cheap if possible.
posted by Brettus to Travel & Transportation around Miami, FL (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you've never seen the ocean, my advice is to get a bottle of wine or two, some good snacks and just enjoy the beach - South Beach, Key Biscayne, any nice beach. Avoid Miami nightlife; just enjoy the ocean. It's cheap and beautiful, and Miami is lovely this time of year.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:28 PM on November 29, 2009 [2 favorites]

South Beach is great. Do not get a car. Traffic is horrible and parking is difficult. Take a cab to South Beach, or even better, stay in South Beach. The beach there is great, and there's tons of restaurants and bars. Walk up and down Lincoln Road. Get drunk and go to the beach late at night.

First time in Miami? Take my advice, please.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 12:39 PM on November 29, 2009

Little Havana/Calle Ocho is a bit touristy, but you get get great, cheap Cuban every five feet there.

The Rubell Family Collection is also wonderful, and definitely off the beaten path. It's a private collection, lots of amazing contemporary art, and it's in an old DEA warehouse, for added fun.
posted by jenmess at 12:43 PM on November 29, 2009

Just head over to Lincoln Road. You get a very Miami experience just strolling by shops, you can eat, visit galleries and if you can make it to Collins Avenue, glance at the old Versace house. Lincoln Road is really your best bet.
posted by notjustfoxybrown at 2:38 PM on November 29, 2009

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