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GIRLS GONE WILD in South Beach

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A May 2005 trip to Miami by britgirl7

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Quote: Nine girls. One bride-to-be. Three nights in South Beach... read on!!

GIRLS GONE WILD in South Beach

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Overview

VIP (very important products) Photo, Miami, Florida
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I have been to South Beach many times now, but never with nine girls on a hen (bachelorette) weekend. Quite the experience !!SoBe is 20 minutes from Miami on a very long pretty coastline. It's a wide beach that gets crowded, yet never feels too packed because of its size.The main section of SoBe stretches across three parallel streets from Ocean Drive, Collins, and Washington. Then it goes from the older art-deco area to the more modern Lincoln mall(about 15 blocks).If you are here on a party weekend, that small area will have everything you need. However, for sightseeing, head into Miami itself and experience the city and sections such as Little Havana.This particular t...Read More

Avalon Hotel

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Hotel

Avalon Hotel Photo, Miami, Florida
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The THE AVALON HOTEL is right in the thick of the action, without being quite as wild as the Clevelander (see other entry). It’s on Ocean drive at 7th and right across the road from the beach; which is about as close to the beach as hotels get here. We went this May during high season, and so the prices were high for what you get. Our room was $200 a night, but we packed in four girls, and that made the price quite reasonable. The prices through the summer and midweek can be as low as $79. Our room was really nice with two double beds with duvets, and though the bathroom was small, it was enough room for us to all get ready in the evenings. There ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Avalon Hotel
700 Ocean Drive
Miami, Florida
800-933-3306

The Clevelander Hotel

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Hotel

The Clevelander Hotel Photo, Miami Beach, Florida
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The Clevelander Hotel is a favorite of mine, though certainly not for everyone. On this girl trip, the hotel was full, so we couldn't stay and instead did the Avalon (see other entry).Normally I come here over Labor Day Weekend, when the prices are much lower due to the frequent hurricanes. Expect to pay $89 in mid-summer but as much as $130-$230 December through June. This hotel is situated at 10th and Ocean. The rooms are nice and big by South Beach standards, with all the usual gadgets like phone and TV, but no hair dryer. Also, don’t expect quiet; this is THE party hotel, with most rooms overlooking the pool, where nightly DJs spin until t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

The Clevelander Hotel
1020 Ocean Drive South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
786/276-1414

B.E.D.

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Restaurant

B.E.D. Photo, Miami, Florida
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Nine girls in bed together?... Hmmmmm... This B.E.D happens to be the Beverage Entertainment and Dining establishment on Washington Street. It’s a restaurant and bar until about 11pm, and then it’s a lounge and club until 5am. Here’s the deal: there are neither chairs nor any tables, but there are plenty of beds. Luxurious pillows, thick eight-square-feet mattresses surrounded by sheer billowing curtains. You have to have dinner or bottle order to get a bed, and believe me, neither is cheap, but for a one-of-a-kind experience, a place to pop the question, or somewhere to rub shoulders with the hip-hop royalty, this place is well worth every dollar. We were a pa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2005

B.E.D.
929 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
+1 305 532 9070

Touch

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Restaurant

Touch Photo, Miami, Florida
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TOUCH Restaurant is located in the Lincoln pedestrian area and another fancy place to take a loved one, or in this case, to party our butts off. Though the restaurant is fine-dining, it is a playful place with fire-eaters, jugglers, belly dancers, and a DJ spinning international tunes. As you enter the restaurant, there is a great big red velvet swing that makes for the perfect photo op. The décor is beautiful--all rich velvets and silk with real palm trees. Our bachelorette night caused quite a stir, and we spent a mini-fortune, with our final bill being $80 per person. However, the restaurant staff was awesome and did their best to ke...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Touch
910 Lincoln Road
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 695-8734

David's Cafe Coffee Shop

Restaurant | "David's Café"

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This is another place that proves you don't need to be a high-roller to eat well. David's Cafe is open 24 hours and serves homestyle Cuban food to families, locals, tourists, and the post-clubbing crowd. There's a small, casual cafe to one side that caters more to the local older men, but this only seats about six people on barstools, so space is limited. It's best just to order To-Go here. Most tourists opt to sit in the bigger cafe (on the right), with regular tables and chairs, and plenty of room. They have an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for just $7.50, great breakfast foods, dinners and super-strong Cuban coffee. Heaven !! Some of the dishes I've had include the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

David's Cafe Coffee Shop
1058 Collins Ave.
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 534-9655

Big Pink

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Restaurant

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This little cafe proves that in South Beach, you can be chic and trendy without breaking the bank. Even a three-course meal with drink will be under $30. That might not sound cheap to a budget traveller, but for South Beach, it's a steal. BIG PINK is at 157 Collins in what is becoming known as the South Point area of South Beach. Don't come here when you are in a hurry; the service is very slow, as the waiters will just sit down and carry on conversations. No one is in a hurry to do anything, so come more for the food and the experience. Meals here are casual and big, with anything from burgers and fries to meatloaf and salads. The hangout is family-oriented, with great mac-an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Big Pink
157 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 532-4700

Club Space

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Attraction | "Club Space34"

Club Space Photo, Miami, Florida
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I like to try new place even when I return to a favorite city. However, on every trip to South Beach, I must return to CLUB SPACE, which is sometimes known as Space, Club Space, or Space34. This club is actually located in downtown Miami, right across the causeway from South Beach. Taxis will cost just $10-$12, so if clubs are your thing, this is one not to be missed. There are almost always top international DJs playing, especially during a holiday weekend. However, even the residents like Oscar G, Roland and Cedric Gervais are awesome. Along the highways, you will see a huge billboard saying Saturdays Belong To Space, and this truly is their greatest night. G...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 18, 2005

Club Space
34 NE 11th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
305/350-1956

The Rose Bar/Delano Hotel

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Attraction | "Delano Hotel"

The Rose Bar/Delano Hotel Photo, Miami, Florida
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So, you want to experience how the South Beach royalty live, but can't afford a $1,000-a-night room at the Delano (who can??)? Just visit the Delano after hours and find yourself in a world of the rich and famous. We came here in a group of girls, and stunning though it was, we did not stay long. The Delano is a place for lovers, and the minute you walk through the big, open doors, you are swept into a scene of romance and passion. I'll take you on a quick tour with my $15 martini in hand... Getting in the place was a cinch for us. No cover, no hassles, but we were girls. One group of blokes were not allowed in, as their group was to big (we were 9, they were 4!?).As y...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

The Rose Bar/Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Avenue
South Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 674-6400