VIBE Guide: Sensation Miami
Sensation finally drops down in the U.S. this fall with its nationwide ‘Ocean of White’ tour (“slash” all-white house music party), and next up after the Las Vegas stop this weekend is Miami. For those who scored tickets for the October 12 show, here’s the VIBE guide on where to stay, eat, and rave while in South Beach for every budget and lifestyle ->
The Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Boulevard)
Hotels And Restaurants For…
… A Big Spender
Stay: Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4441 Collins Avenue) The most famous hotel in Miami Beach, this is the place where many of the DJs come to rest during Ultra (that is, if they ever do find time to sleep).
Eat: Azul (500 Brickell Key Drive) Priceless seascapes with the best in seafood, this is the place to splurge while you dine among power suits and socialites.
… The Moderate
Stay: Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Avenue) Near the ocean and sands, this is a great place to get a good room at a fraction of the cost demanded by designer hotels. The 15th and 16th floors are the best, while things below 10 are more on a budget.
Eat: Versailles (3555 Calle Ocho) Don’t let the name fool you. This local celebrity is known for its kitschy, iconoclastic Cuban décor with wall-to-wall mirrors and culturally infused menu.
… On A Budget
Stay: Travelodge Monaco Beach Resort (17501 Collins Avenue) Boasting a retro neon sign and Tiki bar, this place where you can get a cheap room while enjoying some eccentric atmosphere.
Eat: Jerry’s Famous Deli (1450 Collins Avenue) Classic American comfort food at a great price, this is a must-see spot for any late-night (or daytime) cravings you may have.
Clubs To See ->
Cameo (1445 Washington Ave) Redesigned for the new millennium, it also hosts some of the best DJ acts of this decade.
Mansion (1235 Washington Ave) A favorite among models and industry elites, the venues great sound system is and atmosphere is a big draw in for DJs and EDM enthusiasts.
LIV (4441 Collins Ave) For those staying at the Fontainebleau Hotel, convenience is in LIV. Located within the hotel, this club is a major player in Miami’s party scene with lavish designs, lots of space and outrageous entertainment.
Places To Shop ->
Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Boulevard) If you’re looking for last minute white wardrobe options, this is the place to be since it sports all the department store biggies, including Bloomingdales, Macys and Sears.
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