Ocean Drive in Miami

Discover Ocean Drive in Miami, one of the most famous and popular avenues in the city, and a mandatory program for any visitor to the city. Ocean Drive is located on South Beach in Miami, the southern part of the city, facing the sea, and is home to thousands of restaurants, shops, and architecture hotels from the 1920s (as in the Art deco District). See more:

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach

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Visiting Ocean Drive during the day

Ocean Drive is very different during the day and at night. As the avenue faces the beach in South Beach in Miami, during the day it is a pleasant place to have lunch, walk, exercise (since there is an extensive green area between the avenue and the sea), shopping and enjoying the beach, which is amazing. If you go to the beach, we recommend renting an umbrella and chairs, or if you prefer, buy them for a much cheaper price at any of the Miami supermarkets. It is a worthwhile investment, as there is no way to enjoy Miami Beach under the sun all the time.

Visiting Ocean Drive during the day

  • Shopping: at the avenue you’ll find stores there are excellent and of several international brands. On the avenue itself, you will find more souvenir shops, but if you want to do real shopping, just go to the first avenue parallel to this one, called Collins Avenue in Miami.
  • To eat: the specialty of the vast majority of restaurants on Ocean Drive is seafood served freshly. There is everything, from the famous Johnny Rockets snack bar to the luxurious Prime 112 restaurant (which requires reservations)! The variety of restaurants on Ocean Drive is wide, so be prepared to be approached by several waiters on your way, ready to promote your establishment. The climate is very pleasant and the tables are spread out along the avenue on the beach. The price is not very expensive and it is worth it for the location and quality of the food. And be sure to have a margarita, a typical drink here, to cool off.

Visiting Ocean Drive at night

Ocean Drive is the perfect place for those who like to enjoy the night in bars, clubs and various nightclubs. It is the point of the city for those who want to enjoy the nightlife in Miami! The variety of places is immense, so we recommend that you walk along Ocean Drive without haste, notice the movement of the bars and, when you find a nice one, come in to see it.

Several promoters offer several promotions at the doors of clubs and restaurants, like the famous “buy a drink and get two”. It is a good choice and you will be able to try the famous Miami Beach drinks like Mojito and Margarita! In general, it is worth spending a few nights to enjoy and experience Ocean Drive. If you really like the hustle and bustle, it is worth trying to stay in a hotel there.

Ocean Drive durante a noite em Miami

  • To dinner: as we said, there are restaurants to suit every budget on Ocean Drive. If you want to go to a place different from the typical North American snack bars, and at the same time traditional from this region, go to Joe’s Stone Crabe, or to the restaurant by the sea Gianni’s The Villa Casuarina. Another tip is the famous Prime 112, already mentioned here, known for its tasty meats and pasta with cheeses.
  • To dance: the nightclubs in the area are the best in Miami. There is Mango’s Tropical Miami, which is a fun and different salsa club, and Nikki Beach in Miami, which is a club on the beach, very similar to those in Ibiza for example. Either is guaranteed fun! Get there early, as the club closes 3 am, and take the opportunity to walk back, walking along Ocean Drive, which is always super bright and busy.
  • To drink: if you are unsure of which to visit, choose the traditional The Clevelander (you will surely identify it by the huge sign), or Wet Willie’s, which has an incredible view of the avenue and is famous for frozen cocktails.

Ocean Drive at night

Tips to make the most of your trip to Miami

Now that you’ve seen everything about Ocean Drive in Miami, a great tip that makes the difference on your trip is to choose the location of your hotel. Miami is a big city, and it’s so much better to stay in a region close to the main tourist spots. See our article best areas to stay in your trip to Miami to learn about the best regions to stay there and how to get a great hotel for an excellent price (and find good deals). You will stay in the best region, close to the beaches and shoppings, and enjoy even more your trip!

Miami by night

Miami’s beaches, parks, shoppings and tourist spots are very far apart, and that’s why tourists always choose to rent a car in the city. With a car, you will be able to enjoy your trip even more, visiting everywhere and shopping with peace of mind. You can even drive to Key West island! If you want, see our article how to rent a great and cheap car in Miami, where we give you every information that you need to know about this subject, with tips about how to find unique prices using comparators. It ‘s much cheaper than people think, and it is worth it because Miami is definitively a city to explore by car.

How can I use my phone in Miami?

Being able to use your cell phone on your trip is something extremely useful. With it working, you can search about all the spots, access the discount coupons and park apps, check the weather and even use the GPS, saving the rent of this equipment for the car. Besides, of course, being connected to the various social networks!

Using your mobile at Miami

We have selected the best tips about how to use your phone in Miami, in which we indicate the cheapest way to use it all day long and anywhere in the entire country. With the mobile internet, you can search everything about Ocean Drive in Miami!

Don’t forget about the Travel Insurance for Miami!

A very important tip is to have an International Travel Insurance before traveling to Miami. No one should travel without it, so you can avoid major problems abroad! It ends up being cheaper than people think, and in our article of International Travel Insurance for Miami you check everything you need to know about it: which are the best insurance companies, and tips for hiring excellent coverage for a lower price, saving a lot.

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