Florida’s Gold Coast is the southeast portion of the state that includes the coastal areas of Miami, the Palm Beaches, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or an extended beach escape, the following are some highlights in each of the main cities.
Best for beaching: Catch some rays on Miami’s infamous South Beach and take a stroll through the area, including Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive, and Washington Avenue. Not too far north of South Beach is Sunny Isles Beach, and a bit south of the area is Key Biscayne, all of which offer excellent beaching.
Eat: Ocean Drive offers a plethora of ocean view dining and lodging options. Van Dyke Café on Lincoln Road is also a top pick, along with Joe’s Stone Crab on Washington Avenue. (Seasonal, Oct-May)
Stay: Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, The Tides Hotel in South Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach
Nightlife: Miami has one of the best nightlife scenes. Popular choices include LIV, Mansion, and Nikki Beach. Alternatively, some tourists might want to experience the gambling side of Vegas. You can brush up on your casino skills through using online casino jackpot games. Once you’re ready, you could head to one of Miami’s casinos!
Don’t miss: the Cuban coffee if you’re a caffeine junkie and Art Basel if you’re traveling to the area in early December. For fashion shopping, visit the Bal Harbor Shops. If you’re looking for luxury then try yacht rental miami for a truly unforgettable experience.
Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood
Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are Miami’s neighbors to the north, and while easily paired with a Miami trip, also offer plenty to do on their own.
Best for beaching: Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Deerfield Beach
Eat: Lulu’s Bait Shack on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aruba Beach Café in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Capone’s Flicker Lite on Hollywood Beach
Stay: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on Hollywood Beach, the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale
Nightlife: While Beach Place on Fort Lauderdale Beach does have a few options for bars, it is a bit lacking in the nightlife department. Head a few blocks west to Las Olas or to the Hard Rock in Fort Lauderdale, where you can gamble or dance the night away in some of the area’s best nightclubs.
Don’t miss: the opportunity to charter a luxury yacht in what is considered to be the “Yachting Capital of the World” and the “Venice of America.”
The Palm Beaches
The Palm Beaches begin in Boca Raton and extend all the way to Palm Beach Gardens. Some consider this part of Florida’s Gold Coast to be the most attractive, and over the years has become increasingly popular for tourists and retirees alike. This region can provide a more low-key, laid back, and relaxing vacation.
Best for beaching: Lake Worth Beach, Delray Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Singer Island
Eat: Rocco’s Tacos (several locations, including Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach), Tanzy in Boca Raton, Old Key Lime House in Lantana (Florida’s oldest waterfront restaurant)
Stay: The Breakers in Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Resort, the Four Seasons Palm Beach
Nightlife: The nightlife scene is much more mellow in Palm Beach County. While you won’t find a lot of nightclubs here like you will in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, there are a lot of hip bars and lounges. CityPlace in downtown West Palm Beach and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach are two popular choices.
Don’t miss: Lion Country Safari, Rapids Water Park, and a visit to Mizner Park in Boca Raton (home to the luxurious iPic Theaters)
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