Modern Beachfront Hotel North of Miami
For the last decade or so, the coastal enclave of Sunny Isles Beach, located on a barrier island just north of Miami, has experienced a building boom. A number of luxury high-rises have sprung up to accommodate those drawn to the area's unparalleled beachfront as well as its convenient proximity to ever-lively South Beach. One of these high-rises is the ultra-modern Sole on the Ocean, a 24-story tower occupying a prime spot facing the Atlantic. Inside, the hotel's décor is sleek and contemporary, but it also offers an unpretentious, almost playful vibe. On each guest bed, for instance, you'll find an inflatable beach ball.
In ocean-view guest rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces look out onto the sea. Rooms are decorated with a black-and-white color palette and the same chic, minimalist aesthetic on display throughout the hotel. The oversize bathrooms include rainwater showerheads and rubber duckies the size of rubber emus.
Come morning, guests dig into a complimentary meal in the breakfast lounge. In the fitness center, you can work up a sweat on cardio machines and pump free weights or retire to the sauna and steam room to relax. An outdoor pool offers a freshwater alternative to the ocean, which lies just steps from the hotel.
Miami Nice Tours: Excursions in the Greater Miami Area
The experienced guides from Miami Nice Tours have been leading day trips throughout southern Florida for more than 25 years. On the Miami city tour, these knowledgeable docents recount the town's history as they make stops at such storied neighborhoods as Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Little Havana and the art-deco district. The 75-minute Miami Bay cruise provides a look at the skyline from Biscayne Bay. It also supplies an up-close glimpse of Millionaires' Row, a stretch of waterfront mansions belonging to movie stars, pro athletes, and Flipper. A guided walking tour of South Beach explores the barrier islands comprising one of Miami's most vibrant neighborhoods.
To the west of Miami is Everglades National Park, where travelers skim across swampy lagoons on guided 75-minute airboat tours in search of alligators, snakes, and exotic flora. Another day trip includes a jaunt to the southernmost city in the United States, Key West. A scenic drive through the islands of the Upper Keys culminates in a trip over the Seven Mile Bridge. Once in Key West, you can explore the open-air Mallory Square marketplace or swing by the Hemingway House.