Hotel Reservations Online

EXPLORE MIAMI

 
BE THERE NOW

Hotels in Miami

    Sleep Inn Miami Miami from  $69.95  USD  
    Hilton Miami Airport Miami from  $89.00  USD  
    Best Western Inn & Suites Miami from  $89.95  USD  
More Hotels in Miami >>

Vacation Rentals in Miami

    Marriott's Villas At Doral Miami from  $360.00  USD  
    Hampton Inn & Suites Miami from  $129.95  USD  
    Fortune House Suites Bayside Miami from  $389.95  USD  
More Vacation Rentals in Miami >>

Hotel Search

City:

U.S. State:

Country:

Hotel Name:

or search by advanced options
  READ IT HERE
A long slender arm of land between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, three miles off mainland Miami, MIAMI BEACH was an ailing fruit farm in the 1910s when its Quaker owner, John Collins, formed an unlikely partnership with a flashy entrepreneur, Carl Fisher. With Fisher's money, Biscayne Bay was dredged. The muck raised from its murky bed provided the landfill to transform this wildly vegetated barrier island into a carefully sculptured landscape of palm trees, hotels and tennis courts. After a hurricane in 1926 devastated the city and especially the beach, damaged buildings were replaced by grander structures in the new Art Deco style and Miami Beach as we know it appeared. Since then, its history has been checkered: by the 1980s, crack dens and retirement homes were equally commonplace in South Beach, but the 1990s saw a renaissance spearheaded by a few savvy hoteliers and Miami's gay community.

One of the groups that remained in Miami Beach through it all was its sizable Jewish population, including many Holocaust survivors and their families. The Holocaust Memorial at 1933 Meridian Ave (daily 9am-9pm; free; tel 305/538-1663), at Dade Boulevard and Meridian Avenue opposite the visitor center, is a complex, uncompromising monument to their experience. From a distance, the impression is of a giant, defiant hand punching into the sky; as you approach, however, you make out the mass of wailing people scrabbling up the wrist. Following the wall of names, inscribed with a relentless list of Holocaust victims, brings you to the foot of the sculpture, hidden from the road, where distressing statues portray more writhing, emaciated human figures. The whole, brutal, ensemble is underscored by the accompanying quote from Anne Frank: "Ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered."

A few blocks northeast is the prestigious Bass Museum , in a lovely Art Deco building at 2121 Park Ave (tel 305/673-7530 for opening times and prices). The museum has been undergoing major renovations, overseen by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, and its reopening has been put back several times: at time of writing, it was scheduled for early 2002. The museum's permanent collection consists of fine, if largely unremarkable, European paintings, although its temporary exhibitions are often lively and worth visiting.

The beaches of Miami Beach
If you took away the Art Deco, the beautiful people and the glittering nightlife, you'd still be left with the simple truth that Miami has a fabulous choice of beaches , twelve miles of calm waters, clean sands, swaying palms and candy-colored lifeguard towers - even if much of the sand in Lummus Park was shipped in from the Bahamas. The young and the beautiful soak up the rays between 5th and 21st, a convenient hop from the juice bars and cafés on Ocean Drive. Lummus Park , from 6th to 14th, is the heart of the South Beach scene, and there's an unofficial gay section roughly around 18th. North of 21st it's more family-oriented, with a boardwalk running between the shore and the hotels up to 46th. To the south, Ocean Park and South Pointe are favored by Cuban families, and are especially convivial at weekends. For swimming , head up to 85th, a quiet stretch usually patrolled by lifeguards.

 

  Miami
  Arrival And Information
  City Transportation
  Eating
  Drinking, Nightlife And Entertainment
  Best Of
  Explore Miami
  Coconut Grove
  Coral Gables
  Downtown Miami
  Key Biscayne
  Little Havana
  Miami Beach
  Hotels in Miami

Home | View/Cancel Reservation | FAQ's | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Links | SiteMap

© 2004/2010 WebDesign Leokadia

modern artist Leokadia
Discount Hotel Reservations Online Hotel Reservations Hotel Reservations Online Hotels in Europe Discount USA Hotel Reservations
Discount European Hotels Cheap Hotels in Europe Cheap Hotels in Barcelona Hotels in Calgary Canada Hotels in Miami USA
Hotels in Brussels Belgium Hotels in Rome Italy Hotels in Budapest Venice Italy Hotels Bangkok Hotel Reservations
Hotels in Barcelona Spain Hotels in Vienna Hotels Nice France Hotels Sorrento Italy Hotels in Singapore
florence-italy-hotels hotels-in-amsterdam hotels-in-anaheim-usa hotels-in-atlanta-usa hotels-in-baltimore-usa
hotels-in-belize-city hotels-in-berlin hotels-in-boston hotels-in-buenos-aires hotels-in-chicago-usa
hotels-in-dallas-usa hotels-in-dublin hotels-in-edinburgh hotels-in-edmonton-canada hotels-in-fort-lauderdale
hotels-in-frankfurt hotels-in-hong-kong hotels-in-panama-city hotels-in-san-antonio-usa hotels-in-san-diego
hotels-in-san-francisco hotels-in-san-jose hotels-in-san-paulo hotels-in-sao-paolo hotels-in-seattle-usa
hotels-in-sydney hotels-in-tampa hotels-in-the-caribbean-antilles hotels-in-the-caribbean-bahamas hotels-in-the-caribbean-jamaica
hotels-in-the-caribbean-san-juan hotels-in-the-caribbean hotels-in-toronto hotels-in-vancouver hotels-in-washington
hotels-in-winnipeg hotels-in-zuerich hotels-in-zurich hotels-rio-de-janiero
Discount Hotel Reservations Sitemap
tp://www.1findahotel.com/thistle_islingto_london.html">thistle islingto london thistle piccadilly london thistle trafalgar square london thistle victoria london threadneedles london tudor_inn london westbury mayfair windermere hotel london find a hotel find a hotel activehotels find a hotel in london hotels in london special offers london hotels hindu matchmaking hotel reservations online hotelreservationsonline loveandmate muslim matchmaking amsterdam-hotels anaheim_hotels antilles-hotels atlanta_hotels amsterdam-hotels bahamas-hotels bangkok-hotel-reservations bangkok-hotels-arrival-and-information bangkok-hotels-best-of-bangkok bangkok-hotels-city-transport bangkok-hotels-eating bangkok-hotels-explore-bangkok bangkok-hotels-listings bangkok-hotels-moving-from-bangkok bangkok-hotels-nightlife bangkok-hotels-shopping bangkok-hotels barcelona-hotels-arrival barcelona-hotels-best-of barcelona-hotels-books barcelona-hotels-catalan-cookery barcelona-hotels-childrens-barcelona barcelona-hotels-costs-money-and-banks barcelona-hotels-directory amsterdam-hotels barcelona-hotels-disabilities barcelona-hotels-eating barcelona-hotels-entertainment barcelona-hotels-finding-address barcelona-hotels-gay-and-lesbian barcelona-hotels-getting-there barcelona-hotels-history barcelona-hotels-infromation barcelona-hotels-insurance barcelona-hotels-jewish-barcelona barcelona-hotels-mail-phone-email barcelona-hotels-opening-hours barcelona-hotels-police amsterdam-hotels barcelona-hotels-red-tape-and-visas barcelona-hotels-shopping barcelona-hotels-sports barcelona-hotels-the-media barcelona-hotels-transport barcelona-hotels-what-to-see barcelona-hotels-when-to-go barcelona-hotels-woman barcelona-hotels belize-city-hotels berlin-hotels boston_hotels brussels-hotels-arrival brussels-hotels-belgian-beers brussels-hotels-best-of-brussels brussels-hotels-city-transport brussels-hotels-climate brussels-hotels-directory brussels-hotels-eating-specialities brussels-hotels-eating amsterdam-hotels brussels-hotels-entertainment brussels-hotels-eu-quarter-and-st-josse brussels-hotels-explore-brussels brussels-hotels-festivals brussels-hotels-food-and-drink brussels-hotels-ganshoren-restaurants brussels-hotels-gay-lesbian-brussels brussels-hotels-information-and-maps brussels-hotels-ixelles-and-avenue-louise brussels-hotels-kids-brussels brussels-hotels-lace-shops brussels-hotels-languages brussels-hotels-shopping-art-antiques brussels-hotels-shopping-books brussels-hotels-shopping-chocolate brussels-hotels-shopping-department-stores-galleries amsterdam-hotels brussels-hotels-shopping-fashion brussels-hotels-shopping-markets brussels-hotels-shopping-music brussels-hotels-shopping brussels-hotels-sports brussels-hotels-st-gilles brussels-hotels-the-Grand-placeAndAround brussels-hotels-the-health-of-charles-ii.htmls brussels-hotels-the-lower-town brussels-hotels-the-upper-town brussels-hotels budapest-hotels-addresses budapest-hotels-arrival budapest-hotels-best-of-budapest budapest-hotels-budapest-card budapest-hotels-childrens-budapest budapest-hotels-city-transport budapest-hotels-eating-and-drinking budapest-hotels-entertainment budapest-hotels-explore-budapest budapest-hotels-gay-budapest budapest-hotels-history budapest-hotels-information budapest-hotels-listings budapest-hotels-shopping budapest-hotels-sports budapest-hotels-travel-details budapest-hotels buenos-aires-hotels calgary-hotels-arrival calgary-hotels-bars calgary-hotels-calgary-stampede calgary-hotels-chinooks calgary-hotels-city-transport calgary-hotels-explore calgary-hotels-history calgary-hotels-information-and-orientation calgary-hotels-listings calgary-hotels-live-music-venues calgary-hotels-nightlife calgary-hotels-performing-arts calgary-hotels caribbean-hotels cheap-hotels-in-barcelona amsterdam-hotels cheap-hotels-in-europe dallas_hotels discount hotel reservations-sitemap-0210 discount-european-hotels discount-hotel-reservations amsterdam-hotels discount-usa-hotel-reservations dublin_hotels edinburgh_hotels edmonton-hotels florence-hotels florence-italy-hotels fort-lauderdale-hotels frankfurt-am-main hong-kong-hotels hotel-reservations-online hotelreservationsonline-sitemap hotels-in-amsterdam hotels-in-anaheim-usa hotels-in-atlanta-usa hotels-in-baltimore-usa hotels-in-barcelona-spain hotels-in-belize-city hotels-in-berlin hotels-in-boston hotels-in-brussels-belgium hotels-in-budapest hotels-in-buenos-aires hotels-in-calagary-canada hotels-in-calgary-canada hotels-in-chicago-usa hotels-in-dallas-usa hotels-in-dublin hotels-in-edinburgh hotels-in-edmonton-canada hotels-in-europe hotels-in-fort-lauderdale hotels-in-frankfurt hotels-in-hong-kong amsterdam-hotels hotels-in-miami-usa hotels-in-panama-city hotels-in-rome-italy hotels-in-san-antonio-usa hotels-in-san-diego hotels-in-san-francisco hotels-in-san-jose hotels-in-san-paulo hotels-in-sao-paolo hotels-in-seattle-usa hotels-in-singapore hotels-in-sydney hotels-in-tampa hotels-in-the-caribbean-antilles hotels-in-the-caribbean-bahamas hotels-in-the-caribbean-jamaica amsterdam-hotels hotels-in-the-caribbean-san-juan hotels-in-toronto hotels-in-vancouver hotels-in-vienna hotels-in-washington hotels-in-winnipeg hotels-in-zuerich hotels-in-zurich hotels-nice-france hotels-rio-de-janiero hotels hotels-sorrento-italy index jamaica-hotels las-vegas_hotels london-hotels los-angeles_hotels madrid-hotels melbourne-hotels miami_hotels-arrival-and-information miami_hotels-best-of-miami miami_hotels-city-transportation miami_hotels-coconut-grove miami_hotels-coral-gables miami_hotels-downtown-miami miami_hotels-eating miami_hotels-explore-miami miami_hotels-key-biscayne miami_hotels-little-havana miami_hotels-miami-beach miami_hotels-nightlife miami_hotels montreal-hotels munich-hotels naples-hotels new-orleans_hotels new-york_hotels nice-hotels-arrival-information nice-hotels-chemins-de-fer-de-la-provence nice-hotels-eating nice-hotels-exploring nice-hotels-listings nice-hotels-museums-passes nice-hotels-nightlife-and-festival nice-hotels online-hotel-reservations orlando_hotels panama-city-hotels paris-hotels phoenix-hotels prague-hotels quebec-hotels reno-hotels rio-de-janeiro-hotels rome-hotels--city-transport rome-hotels-arrival rome-hotels-best-of-rome rome-hotels-climate rome-hotels-clothes rome-hotels-directory rome-hotels-eating-drinking rome-hotels-entertainment rome-hotels-explore-rome rome-hotels-gay-lesbian rome-hotels-history rome-hotels-information rome-hotels-introducing-the-city rome-hotels-kids-rome rome-hotels-money rome-hotels-opening-hours rome-hotels-telephone-codes rome-hotels-tours rome-hotels san-antonio-hotels san-diego-hotels san-francisco-hotels.html san-jose-hotels san-juan-hotels sao-paulo-hotels seattle-hotels singapore-hotels-arrival singapore-hotels-books singapore-hotels-communications singapore-hotels-crime-and-safety singapore-hotels-drinking-and-nightlife singapore-hotels-eating singapore-hotels-entry-and-visa-extension singapore-hotels-explore-singapore singapore-hotels-festivals singapore-hotels-getting-around singapore-hotels-history singapore-hotels-information singapore-hotels-language singapore-hotels-listings singapore-hotels-medical-care singapore-hotels-money-and-costs singapore-hotels-moving-on-from-singapore singapore-hotels-opening-hours singapore-hotels-overland-routes-info singapore-hotels-public-holidays singapore-hotels-religions-of-singapore singapore-hotels-shopping singapore-hotels-time-differences singapore-hotels sorrento-hotels-eating sorrento-hotels-nightlife sorrento-hotels-practicalities sorrento-hotels sydney_hotels tampa-hotels toronto-hotels vancouver-hotels venice-hotels-addresses venice-hotels-arriving-in-venice venice-hotels-best-of-venice venice-hotels-books venice-hotels-city-transport venice-hotels-costs-and-mone venice-hotels-directory venice-hotels-eating-and-drinking venice-hotels-explore-venice venice-hotels-health-and-insurance venice-hotels-information venice-hotels-museums-and-monuments venice-hotels-names venice-hotels-nihgtlife venice-hotels-red-tape-and-visas venice-hotels-rolling-venice venice-hotels-shopping venice-hotels-the-acqua-alta venice-hotels-when-to-go venice-hotels venice-italy-hotels vienna-hotel vienna-hotels-addresses vienna-hotels-best-of-vienna vienna-hotels-city-transport vienna-hotels-eating-and-drinking vienna-hotels-entertainment vienna-hotels-explore vienna-hotels-guided-tours vienna-hotels-history vienna-hotels-information vienna-hotels-lesbian-gay-nightlife vienna-hotels-listings vienna-hotels-mozart-in-vienna vienna-hotels-orientation vienna-hotels-travel-details vienna-hotels washington-dc-hotels winnipeg-hotels zuerich-hotels <