Hotel at a Glance: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
A cosmopolitan hotel with a 500-foot stretch of beachfront, Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort is a laid-back oasis just a few minutes north of Miami Beach. Fill the days by taking a nap in a cabana, renting a jet ski, or sidling up to the bar for a tropical drink.
- Make a reservation at Kitchen 305, which offers an upscale dining experience with hearty steak and fresh seafood.
- Treat yourself to a hot-stone massage or customized facial at the Aveda Seven Seas Spa and Salon.
- In-room amenities: microwave, refrigerator, WiFi, TV, and jetted tub; some suites overlook the ocean
- Shop till you drop at Aventura Mall a few miles away. Stores include Burberry, Tiffany, and Louis Vuitton.
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida: Tropical Oasis on Miami’s Northern Coast
Sunny Isles Beach experienced a renaissance in the late 1990s, when the main thoroughfare, Collins Avenue, transformed from a rambling row of motels into a luxury strip of oceanfront high-rises and resorts. The city lies halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, with 2.5 miles of uninterrupted shoreline running along its length. Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort occupies a coveted spot next to the half-mile-long Newport Fishing Pier, the only remaining public pier in Miami-Dade County.
Starting daily at 9:15 a.m., lifeguards take to their stands along the city’s beaches. Samson Oceanfront Park is a family-friendly escape within walking distance of the resort. Even closer, Jet Ski King rents jet skis, banana boats, and waverunners for adventures on the Atlantic Ocean.