Glamourous hotels. Good-looking people. White sand beaches. Miami is a world onto itself and a playground for the rich and famous. It’s also home to a vibrant Latino community and, of course, telenovela stars who rule the city year round. To experience the Magic City like William Levy and Danna Garcia, check out the most over-the-top restaurants and hotels. It wouldn’t hurt to brush up on your Spanish, either.
1685 Collins Avenue
Today, it's a throwback to a time when a vacation didn't involve self-improvement or saving the planet.
11 Washington Ave
You can't leave the Beach without having experienced Joe's Stone Crab, a South Florida seafood fulcrum.
3252 NE 1st Ave
When this raw bar opened its doors here in 2011, it effectively sanctified Midtown as Miami’s new foodie hotspot.
17875 Collins Ave
Unlike the rather rustic downtown Manhattan original, this branch, flagship eatery at the luxe Acqualina Resort, goes for an uptown royalty feel.
4441 Collins Ave
This location of Alan Yau's renowned London Hakkasan, and the first in America, has the same authentic Chinese dishes, mainly Cantonese.
4441 Collins Avenue
This crescent-shaped landmark hotel has a longstanding reputation for grandeur.
1775 Collins Avenue
While everyone else was trying to get all modern, the Raleigh painstakingly tried to restore itself to prewar glory.
The Setai 96
2001 Collins Ave.
Zenned-out Miami Beach digs with a stellar spa, three pools and Atlantic Ocean views
1701 Collins Avenue
This reincarnation of yet another Art Deco beachfront hotel by maestro Morris Lapidus, the 1939 Ritz Plaza was reborn to much celebrity-studded fanfare in 2012.
19999 W Country Club Dr
The latest venture by Michael Mina, the Michelin-starred chef who paired with tennis star Andre Agassi.