How To Have The Funnest Spring Break In Miami South Beach

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Step 1

Spend your spring break in South Beach and expect to find fun, sun, Cuban food by the plateful and some of the best mojitos on earth! A spring break in Miami's South Beach district is not only an escape from northern cold, it's a getaway to a world that combines Art Deco cool with hot Cuban culture in a place that's like nowhere else in Florida or the country.

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There's something for every spring breaker in South Beach - great restaurants, upscale shopping, quaint hotels and the beach itself - miles of beautifully manicured sand that's less crowded and safer than Ft. Lauderdale and the panhandle beaches. Visiting South Beach is a perfect chance for guys who wish to Create a Profile on Campus Men because they can make a video on the beach while on Spring Break.

Step 3

South Beach Hotels: Chain hotels like Holiday Inn and Best Western do exist in Miami's South Beach, but they are off the beaten path and away from the action. South Beach is most famous for its pastel colored Art Deco hotels - most of which are small and have undergone some level of "restoration." Some are classy and some are tacky, but all are interesting. There are literally dozens of them scattered along Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive and for a real South Beach or Miami Beach experience, you should stay in one.

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These places are not cheap, but many offer Internet and walk-in specials during the week. Most have in-room bars and other amenities. Almost all have sidewalk cafes or lounge areas and many offer free cocktail hours in the evening. But beware, the "free" cocktails may involve tipping the bartender a specific amount or a limited number or type of drinks. Check out for hotel deals and other information about the area.

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Getting Around South Beach: South Beach is just a short, 10-minute taxi ride from Miami International Airport. Once you are in the area, you can walk wherever you need to go or rent a bike or scooter from a sidewalk vendor. Long story short: spring breakers on a budget don't need a rental car. Besides, parking is limited and expensive in South Beach.

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Flying into Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be more of a problem. It's a good 30-minute drive to South Beach via the freeway. There are shuttles, but service is limited. Miami is the better choice.

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South Beach Restaurants: Sidewalk restaurants are the name of the game in South Beach. Upscale, open-air bars and eateries line Ocean Drive, the street that faces on Miami Beach itself. Just a block or two to the west, Collins and Washington Avenues are home to many more. Whatever your taste, you can find it here! Cuban, Italian, Asian, seafood, steak or diner food - it's all available.

Step 8

Gloria Esteban puts her name on three Cuban restaurants in the area, including Larios On The Beach on Ocean Drive. Larios boasts "the best mojito in South Beach." And the boast is accurate!

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Restaurants on Lincoln Road tend to be a bit cheaper than those on Ocean Drive or Collins Avenue, so it might be worth the eight-block walk on a sultry spring night to check them out.

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During the day, most South Beach restaurants offer deeply discounted happy hours and two-for-one meal deals. Sidewalk hostesses hawk these specials to all passers by. Otherwise, prices might be high. Be sure to ask in advance.

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South Beach - The Beach: Miami's South Beach is home to a legendary stretch of sandy beachfront that's both wide and lovely. It's public, so there's no admission fee. It's a short walk from any of the Art Deco hotels and sidewalk restaurants. By mid March, temperatures in Miami will be warm enough for sunning and swimming. Any spring break in South Beach should include at least one or two days on the beach itself.

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South Beach Shopping: Shopaholics can overdose in Miami's South Beach. Pricey specialty shops from Lacoste to Armani abound, as do more moderately priced stores like Bebe and Banana Republic.

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Lincoln Road, which is a pedestrian walkway about eight blocks long, has everything from upscale resale shops to t-shirt and specialty stores. You could plan to spend an entire day on Lincoln Road and never run out of things to see and do.

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South Beach Side Trips: Many South Beach storefront travel dealers offer day trips to Key West, the Everglades and other south Florida points of interest via ferry, bus or high speed catamaran. Prices are reasonable so you might want to add one of these excursions to your spring break.

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Spring break in South Beach offers upscale fun, sun, food, drink: Planning a spring break in Miami's South Beach is easy. Buy a Miami, Florida Street Map or Lonely Planet Miami: A City Guide to learn the lay of the land and formulate an itinerary.

Step 16

Be sure to pack a video camera like the very cheap Flip Video or Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera. Spring Break in South Beach is a great chance to shoot some videos of some hot chicks you meet. Be sure to make at least one video in which you appear on the beach - so you can Create a Profile on Campus Men. Becoming a Campus Man is perfect for students who want to bring a little of the Miami excitement back to their campus. Being a Campus Man also helps you continue the pursuit of hot chicks because Campus Men get a ton of attention from women.

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