"You might think Miami is all about celebrities and clubbing, but there is plenty to do in Miami that doesn’t require you to empty your wallet or maintain a high-profile Twitter account. Miami-Dade County is so much more than South Beach, and its neighborhoods and natural areas provide a world’s worth of experiences.
"While you are in Miami Beach don’t forget to check out the Meat Market restaurant, Miami’s high roller’s reference for savvy prime cuts of beef, homemade sauces and char-grilled local seafood. For something a little more down to earth, check out Pubelly, a pork-centric Asian-inspired gastro pub offering dishes like the pork belly & scallion dumplings together with a selection of over 20 craft brews from around the world."
"Greater Miami, including Miami Beach, is huge - sprawling almost 2500 square miles. You need a rental car to take it all in, as key attractions can be 10+ miles apart, and the public transportation system is sub-par. If you visit an area densely-packed with attractions, and don't want to rent a car or shell out for lots of cab rides, South Beach or Downtown/Brickell is the way to go. Don't forget sandals, a bathing suit, and an umbrella (no matter what time of year). If yo...