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As much a part of the landscape as the palm trees, Miami's hotels are on display as if they were contestants in a beauty pageant. Since Miami Beach's renaissance, this area has transformed itself from a beachfront retirement community into a sand-swept hot spot for the Gucci and Prada set
If you've never been to Cuba, just visit this small section of Miami and you'll come pretty close. The sounds, tastes, and rhythms are very reminiscent of Cuba's capital city, and some say you don't have to speak a word of English to live an independent life here -- even
South Beach is alive with an around-the-clock party atmosphere (think "The Birdcage"). The beautiful people are here, but they aren't the only sights -- the perfectly-preserved Art Deco District here has the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world.
As much of a Miami landmark as the beaches themselves, Joe's is a microcosm of the city, attracting everyone from T-shirted locals to a bejeweled Ivana Trump. Open only during stone-crab season (Oct-May), Joe's reels in the crowds with the freshest, meatiest stone crabs and their essential accoutrements: creamed spinach
This legendary flock of neon-pink flamingos roam around historic Hialeah Park. The racetrack here is a National Historic Landmark, where champions like Seabiscuit - who had his racing debut here in 1935 - made history for many decades.
Versailles is the meeting place of Miami's Cuban power brokers, who gather daily over café con leche to discuss the future of the Cuban exiles' fate. It sparkles with glass, chandeliers, murals, and mirrors meant to evoke the French palace.
Perhaps Miami's most popular attraction is its incredible beachfront. Collins Avenue fronts more than a dozen miles of white-sand beach and blue-green waters from 1st to 192nd street. Although most of this stretch is lined with a solid wall of hotels and condos, there is easy public access to the