Om Miami & the Florida Keys Alive Guide
A guide to Miami in depth, seeking to capture the capricious spirit of the destination. It discusses five-star resorts, private apartments, top-notch restaurants and the finest jazz bars and night clubs. "Sunup to Sundown" sections cover daytime activities such as sightseeing, beaches, watersports and lunchtime restaurants. There is also advice on where to find designer clothes, crafts and leather goods. "After Dark" sections tell of the best piano bars, shows and discos, as well as where to dine. Alive Guides focus on hotels and restaurants, with descriptions based on repeat visits by well-traveled authors. Establishments are rated with the unique Alive rating system, so you can find one to suit your taste and pocketbook. Particular attention is given to shopping in the exotic regions, with details on local artists, cut-price designer clothing and the best values on duty-free goods. Tips on what to do from sunup to sundown include tours, sightseeing, sunning, watersports and the best beaches. Piano bars, jazz clubs, places to meet people and even gay clubs are listed for nightlife. Transportation to, from, and around the area is also covered. Maps and hundreds of color photos showing all of the hotels. Are you looking for a day at the beach or a night on the town? Do you want to sail the Intracoastal Waterway by day or to cruise South Beach by night? How about a little bit of each? It's all here, from the neon excitement of Miami to spas to sports, from romantic getaways to family fun. This guide is certain to entice first-time and long-time visitors alike. You'll find comprehensive information in every chapter, whether you are looking for the finest international cuisine, world-class shopping, challenging dive excursions or just some fun in the sun. You'll also find a vacation for every budget; a price scale is included for hotels and restaurants, and fees are listed for most attractions. "The author paints a tempting picture of a vacation combining action-packed, go-go Miami with its laid-back neighbor to the south, the Keys. A handy information-packed guide." Bon Voyage.