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Bienvenido a North Miami

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A July 2004 trip to Miami by sc2318

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Quote: The story of a group of 5 girls on a bachelorette trip in Miami.

Bienvenido a North Miami

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Overview

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I was accompanied by a bride and 3 other bridesmaids/friends on a 3 day bachelorette weekend in Miami. The temperature was in the 90s for the entire Fourth of July weekend. We stayed in the quieter North Miami Beach area, but frequented South Beach at night. As we drove around during the day, we saw the very prominent Art Deco District for which Miami is famous, characterized by geometric, low-rise shapes and pretty, pastel colors. We even saw a Gap that was housed in an art deco style building. We spent the weekend doing everything but sleeping--eating, swimming, dancing, touring, and playing silly bachelorette games. I would stay away from Miami if you’re not into the hip South Beach (SoBe) sc...Read More

Eden Roc Hotel

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Hotel | "Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa"

Eden Roc Hotel Photo, Miami, Florida
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http://www.edenrocresort.com/I labeled the price range as "Moderate" since I got a really good deal via Priceline/Bidding for Travel. It probably would've been Moderate to High End without the deal. We only paid $65/night plus tax and fees when the resort is typically $200+ per night (per the website). The concierge from the Resort called me prior to our trip to see if I had any questions. He caught me a little off guard, because I'd never received a call like that before. I was truly impressed with that kind of thoughtful service.Eden Roc is an oceanfront property in North Miami Beach, which is in driving distance from Miami Beach. It's a modern looking resort. The check-in process ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2006

Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33140
(305) 531-0000

Nexxt

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Restaurant | "Nexxt Cafe"

Nexxt Photo, Miami, Florida
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The first night we ate at Nexxt Cafe, located on Miami’s trendy and popular Lincoln Road in South Beach. The restaurant was recommended by a friend of a friend. We waited some time for our table and were eventually seated in the outdoor dining area. The restaurant is a great place to people watch. Everybody was out and about that night, and practically all the restaurants in the area were jam-packed—-it is definitely not an area for the claustrophobic.The menu at Nexxt is very extensive…it runs for pages and pages and food prices are extremely reasonable. After discretely spying on other tables, we found that the entrees were so big that my friend and I decided to share the shrimp scampi with ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 21, 2006

Nexxt
700 Lincoln Road
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 532-6643

Mynt Lounge

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Attraction

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From the website: "…At Mynt, we have the the sinsanely wealthy, mingling with the exaggeratedly beautiful, both exuding the very confidence required to gain access. Mynt Lounge has the number one quote/unquote "A" list of world renowned celebrities and trendy socialites in all of South Florida. We urge you to give us a try when in Miami Beach. That is of course if you are lucky enough to get in." You would think that such an exclusive lounge would run spell and grammar check before uploading content to their flash-driven, but information-deprived, website.We arrived at Mynt upon the recommendation of our waiter at Nexxt Cafe. The bouncers at the door were extremely strict about who they allowe...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Mynt Lounge
1921 Collins Ave.
Miami, Florida 33139
(786) 276-6132

Nikki Beach Club

Attraction | "Pearl Restaurant and Champagne Lounge"

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We headed to the Nikki Beach area for our second night of partying. Parking was not terribly easy. After dinner, we headed to Opium in an attempt to meet up with a friend who was already inside. The enormous crowd in front of Opium was aggressive and too crazy for our taste. People were standing outside Opium in utter chaos, desperately and wildly waving their hands and repeatedly yelling, "Pick me!” Since we had no desire to partake in such groveling, we decided to explore the Nikki Beach area for another club. We saw people standing in a more organized fashion in front of Pearl, which sits atop the Nikki Beach Club. At first we were confused because the sign in front read Pearl Restaurant and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2006

Nikki Beach Club
1 Ocean Drive South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 538-1111