It’s been long overdue but I finally made it to and spent 3 days in Miami. Now that I know the area, I almost want to start watching the Real Housewives of Miami so I can be like “oh, I went there!”. I drove down from Kissimmee with my mom in our rental car (from Sixt, who FYI charged us crazy amounts for the tolls) and it took about 3 hours I think. Next time I come to Florida, I’ll get the Sunpass for the tolls.
Where to Stay Near South Beach
We checked in at a super cute hotel called Sense Beach House which was right next to South Beach. I was a little overwhelmed at first as it was their Sunday brunch and we weren’t sure where the actual hotel entrance was – and we had the car pulled over in a no-park zone. But, they told us to unload and the valet would come. Valet was $29 a night but the nearby lot was charging $31 per night and it was just a dude packing cars in as tight as they’d fit so valet was the best choice there. When getting around we just did Uber…