Ocean Drive street with illuminated buildings, South Beach , Florida

Blue Moon and Winter Haven hotels connect the Independent Collection family to Miami Beach, and the city’s eclectic culture keeps us wanting to visit all year round. Here are eight things we love about Miami Beach.

The Scene on Ocean Drive

The city’s premier tourist attraction is an assault on the senses with larger than life cocktails, beautiful art deco architecture, and music streaming out into the street.

The Country’s Best Clubs

Miami Beach is known for its nightlife, so clubbers of all kinds can expect the best of the best when vacationing here. From EDM destinations like LIV to the hip, jungle-themed Treehouse, there are plenty of options for dance clubs in Miami Beach.

The Beach

Leisure travelers flock to South Beach, especially the stretch that parallels Ocean Drive. The island has quieter options up north, where the beach is slightly narrower but the sand and water are just as excellent.

The Annual Events

Miami Beach is home to some of the most popular annual events in the world. Every March, Art Basel draws painters, photographers, and dealers from around the world, and in February SoBe Wine & Food Festival brings together leading chefs creating delectable dishes.

The Watersports

From classics like kayaking and parasailing to new age watersports like flyboarding, all of your desired ocean adventures are available to enjoy in Miami Beach.

The Cuban Food

Beloved restaurants Las Olas and Puerto Sagua serve knockout medianoches and ropa vieja, and cafés around town have Cuban-style coffee. The taste of Cuban Culture in Miami Beach is well worth a trip.

The Mojitos

The semi-official cocktail of Miami, mojitos are a must when in Miami Beach. There’s no shortage of bars offering them, but head to Larios on the Beach, or Tap Tap Restaurant for the real deal.