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St. Augustine, Florida
April 5, 2010
From journal Business and Pleasure in Miami
Highland, New York
January 17, 2008
August 22, 2006
From journal Fun in Florida
San Francisco, California
August 10, 2006
From journal Hot Times in Miami
Charlotte, North Carolina
August 9, 2006
From journal Weekend in Miami
August 8, 2006
New York, New York
December 8, 2005
From journal December in South Florida
Apex, North Carolina
August 3, 2005
From journal South Beach Vacation
Delray Beach, Florida
April 19, 2005
From journal My First Visit To South Beach
March 11, 2005
Like many areas of the country in the ‘70s, South Beach was suffering from neglect. In 1979, Barbara Baer Capitman, a champion for the Miami Design Preservation League, began work on this now aging beauty. Buildings were renovated and painted in the colors of the seas. Periwinkle blue, yellows, and pinks abound. About 800 buildings are now on the register of historic places, assuring that they have a place for many generations to come. Even if you are beach bound, take the time to walk around and marvel at these amazing beauties.
The beach its self spills out into the Atlantic Ocean. You can just relax here and enjoy the sun. There are various bars located up and down the beach. You can try your hand at parasailing. You can build a sand castle. We saw some very impressive ones here. Grab some in-line skates and hit the walkway in front. Or whatever your little heart desires. You can rent beach chairs that run about $3 each. Just make sure one person is at the chairs at all times, or you might come back to find your chairs gone and having to pay another $3 for a chair.
South Beach is topless. It is not, however, a nude beach, so don’t even think about it. You can remove your top only on the beach. Parents might want to keep this in mind when coming here. If you have come in search of a Pamela Anderson-type babe, well, good luck to you. There were four of us on this trip, and our friend Guy was the only single one. This place was his idea. The majority of topless women, though, either have no boobs or they do not need to be in a bikini! There are also lots of men in Speedos. None, however, look like or have the body of Eric Delco.
If you decide to visit, you do need to spend a whole day here. Enjoy the rays, hunt for some beautiful clothing in one of the many trendy boutiques, try something new food wise, and then dance away your cares at one of the many clubs here. There is something here for everyone. For more information, try www.gmcvb.com.
From journal Miami... Not My Cup of Tea!