A Dreamland. Arresting. Alluring. Breathtaking. Exciting. Playful. Lavish. Luminous.
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city located on a variety of natural and man-made barrier islands anchored between the cerulean Atlantic Ocean, man-made shipping channel Government Cut, Florida manatee and bottlenose dolphin-teeming Biscayne Bay, and breezy Surfside, a town at the island's north end. The city's compact, pedestrian-friendly grid is brimming with business and pleasure. A constant flow of beau monde roam, shop, cocktail, and graze on delectable eats at Lincoln Road, an outside mall between Alton Road and Washington Avenue; surrender to the euphonious sounds emanating from Frank Gehry's New World Symphony; meander through the Bass, Jewish, and Wolfsonian-FIU museums; attend Art Basel Miami Beach, the nation's top annual art fair, and South Beach Wine & Food Festival; and watch a film at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, the premiere art house cinema. Natural beauty surfaces at the masterfully designed Miami Beach Botanical Garden and South Pointe Park, where the societe enjoy every Sunday a decadent brunch while watching the cruise ships float out to sea. Residents revel in Miami Beach Golf Club's challenging, 18-hole course designed by Arthur Hills, dog parks, playgrounds, and Flamingo Park where they mimic (or try to mimic) tennis superstars Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic. Bronzed and glowing from a day on a sumptuous yacht or at a gorgeous, white sandy beach, many start their evening with pre-dinner cocktails at a divine outside lounge, continue with a delicious dinner at a celebrity chef restaurant, and end at one of the hottest nightclubs around the globe. The ultimate South Florida life style coupled with the elegant bay front estates, luxury condominiums, gated neighborhoods, and highly exclusive private islands has turned Miami Beach into brand all of its own.