Hotel at a Glance: Cardozo Hotel
International superstar Gloria Estefan and her Grammy-winning producer husband, Emilio, bring a bit of Cuban flair to their Cardozo Hotel in South Beach. Located on the famous Ocean Drive, the art-deco hotel is steps from the beach and minutes from SoBe's best nightlife and dining spots.
- ¡Salud!: Two welcome cocktails are included with your stay.
- Best place for people watching: Lummus Park beach, just steps from the hotel
- Cardozo Bar & Grill: The onsite restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Exotic decor: Guest rooms have hardwood floors and walls made of stucco or teak.
Miami's South Beach: World-Famous Beach Parties and Art-Deco Icons
Just east of downtown Miami, on the southern tip of the barrier island that forms Miami Beach, South Beach is one of the world's epicenters for nightlife. The clubs along Ocean Drive are legendary for their all-night blowouts, and for good reason—between the rum-soaked mojitos, colorful neon, and celebrity sightings, it feels a bit like you've stepped into an endless party. Perhaps that's why the area pops up so often in movies and TV shows, including Burn Notice and The Birdcage.
South Beach's coast is known as Lummus Park, which Frommer's calls Miami's "best beach for people-watching." Though the bleached sand and curving palms are gorgeous, they're almost overshadowed by the chiseled beach-goers dotting the sand. From here, a wood-slat boardwalk runs all the way up to North Beach, attracting joggers and roller bladers. You can also head about a mile south to South Pointe Park or to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park across the bay for quieter, more secluded shores.
It’s easy enough to spend the entirety of a trip to South Beach face-down on a beach towel, but that would mean missing out on a lot. The historical art-deco district boasts iconic, streamlined hotels in pastel shades. Every morning at 10:30, local experts from the Miami Design Preservation League lead a 90-minute walking tour that highlights the neighborhood's eye-catching architecture.
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