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North Miami area and the beaches

Miami best beaches start north of Bal Harbour, beginning with Halouver Beach, which is a clothing optional beach with white sand shores and open ocean surf.  Take A1A Broward County Scenic Highway and enjoy the beachfront scenery.

sunny isles    

A half hour drive from South Beach, Sunny Isles is an ideal place to stay, it is close to everything and yet away from the noise of South Beach. The beach is really nice and the Biscayne Boulevard shops and Aventura Shopping Mall are very close and have a good range of restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets and delis.  Check in at the Marenas Resort, have breakfast at La Provence, french bakery at 3507 NE 163rd Street, shop deli food at the Epicure Market, Collins Ave. and 172St. and dine at Timo, 17624 Collins Avenue.

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hollywood

Is a charming town with beautiful beaches and very nice beach boardwalk which separates the shops, restaurants and bars of fine beaches.   A fabulous organic produce market, the Josh’s Organic Garden, is installed on weekends to the end of the promenade, offering a great variety of vegetables and fruits.

fort lauderdale and lauderdale by the sea

Fort Lauderdale   is known as the Venice of America because of its extensive and intricate canal system. Take a Water Taxi that goes along the canals, one ticket lets you on and off its stops all day, or drive along Las Olas Boulevard and Lauderdale by the Sea.  Visit the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.

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Bonnet House

boca raton

As one approaches to Boca Raton the scenery begins to change. The architecture is Mediterranean and Spanish, has a strict development code, including the size and types of commercial buildings, building signs and advertisements.  Beaches are wonderful, there are fine restaurants, museums, family own boutiques and  a luxury mall, the Town Center at Boca Raton Mall, 6000 Glades Road.

palm beach and west palm beach

West Palm Beach is the county seat of the Palm Beach County, a hip place full of charming historic old buildings, trendy bars and restaurants, galleries and clubs, palm lined neighbourhoods and wonderful waterfront views. The  Intracoastal Waterway separates West Palm Beach from Palm Beach Island.  The South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach Island is a continuous showcase of impressive homes and waterfront beach houses, property of old money families and privileged wealthy young families.  You must stroll along the  Worth Avenue, where everything and everyone is glamorous, visit the famous hotel The Breakers, take a bike tour o a driving tour, or simply drive slowly along the S County Road and N County Road, the Sunset Avenue, Royal Palm Way and Royal Poinciana Way.  Have lunch or dine at the Cafe Bolud, at the heart of the historic Brazilian Court Hotel, steps from Worth Avenue.

Palm Beach: The Breakers

Image The Breakers

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