Tap into this post to read about some of our sightseeing, fun facts, travel tips and many pictures of our time in South Miami Beach, Florida. We encourage you to get out and see the world if you are able, and if not, we will bring it to you through our posts. We hope you enjoy!
The state flag of Florida features a white field and red diagonal cross with the state seal in the center. The state seal features two sabal palms (Florida’s state tree), its shoreline, a steamboat, and a Seminole Indian woman spreading flowers. Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America on 03 March 1845.
Relaxation in South Beach, Miami
After our Caribbean cruise, Nina and I decided to stay a few days in the famed sun-drenched South Beach of Miami, Florida. We booked a lovely boutique hotel on Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach (more about the hotel later). After a quick and easy check-in we walked along the boardwalk (promenade) for about a kilometer in the glorious Florida sunshine where there were many tourists and locals skating, walking, jogging, and on bicycles. Our walk was quite an eye-opener as there are many eclectic, exotic, and downright weird looking people of all shapes and sizes with widely varying dress sense, if you know what I mean.
We had glorious weather while there and we made the most of it.
Facts & Figures
— South Beach is actually a neighborhood within Miami Beach, Florida and was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed starting in 1910.
— Sandwiched between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach is also often referred to as ‘SoBe’ for short.
— The ‘Art Deco’ movement began in the 1930s and influenced much of the architecture of the buildings seen in South Beach today.
— South Beach is great for people watching; you will see an interesting and often eye-popping mix of tourists, business, and eclectic people from all ethnicities.
— There is much Hispanic influence in South Beach noted largely in the language and cuisine, so brush up on your Spanish.
— The unit of currency for South Beach is the United States dollar (USD).
Psalms 37:4 – New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
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