Things to Do in Miami Beach Florida

Miami without a doubt is one of the best tourist destinations in the United States. The place has many interesting and wonderful spots to spend a relaxing vacation and is suitable for both the young and older people. Miami Beach is a place people love to visit and those who have been to Miami Beach, feel like going there again and again to explore the beauty of the place once again.

The South Beach, Haulover Beach, and Virginia Key Beach are among the best tourist destination in Miami. To start with, the South Beach is a classic place to visit. Clothing is optional in this beach, and people have the privilege to bath topless. The jogging path paved along the beach is a nice place if you want to jog or walk for a while. The Virginia Key Beach is located in a very suitable place; anyone staying in hotel can come here walking. Possibly this is the most popular beach in Miami. Therefore, certain areas of the beach always remain crowed. But there are quite spots here if you want to spend some time alone; you just need to be lucky to find one.

The parks in Miami Beach are also worth visiting. They offer learning pieces of history, swimming, sunbathing and boating. Many parks also allow fishing, making the visit a memorable one for those who love fishing. While on your vacation to Miami Beach, you may consider visiting the museums. You will get to learn about Miami’s culture, Latin heritage, history, ecosystem and many more, and the kids will love their time at the museum. The children would also love to visit the arcade center, Venetian Pool and the zoo.

Visiting the Little Havana is a great idea if you want to have a taste of Cuba. Even though the Cubans do not live there, they are really proud of their neighborhood. You will find most of the shops and restaurants just as a replica of the actual ones back at their home. It is an amazing experience to see the Mediterranean style houses with the rocking chairs on the porch. You will also smell the fragrant tobacco wafting from the cigar stores. The Latin music from the record shops in low volume goes great with the illusion you will be in.

The night life of Miami Beach is also wonderful. You can dine in the wonderful restaurants offering a variety of foods across the world. There are many unique restaurants that serve fresh American foods as well. Barton G is a great place to dine at serving you fabulous cuisine. If you are looking for some light food, consider visiting Segafredo. Their sandwiches are really good there. The night clubs are also worth visiting.

The best way to roam around the place is to hire a car of your choice from the luxury car rental agencies. You can search online to get the best deals.

Travel Alert: How to Avoid Fraud When Renting a Vacation Beach House

When planning a wonderful weekend getaway or great holiday time in a vacation rental home, be aware that scammers are ready and waiting to take your money, and leave you without that beautiful beach house you thought you had booked. How to avoid being a victim of internet abuse? Be aware, and smart. Trust your instincts. If it seem too good to be true, it probably is.

Use your good sense and caution and you can book a lovely holiday for you and your family in a great spot. Do your research. Use reputable travel websites for one thing. Check out the referrals on the specific vacation beach house you are interested in renting. While there are many vacation rental sites on the internet, not all are created equal. Check out comments and blogs on the actual site you are looking and choosing from.

Are you open to going anywhere that looks good, or do you have a particular place in mind? Are your dates firm, or can you be flexible? Going to a place that is off the beaten path can offer new adventures and things you may not have thought of. If you are open to different times of the year and dates, you may be able to negotiate a free night, or a significant discount, don’t be afraid to ask!

One of the current common fraudulent bookings involves moneygrams. Don’t ever book a place and send a moneygram as payment. This is a sure sign that someone has has their site “phished”. It can happen without the owner even knowing; their website gets hacked, and inquiries from legitimate renters such as yourself are directed to their email account.

This recently happened with a California vacation rental home in Marin County. A renter had made an initial inquiry to the homeowner through an online paid travel website. After the initial contact and response, the owner’s email was compromised, and the renter was now dealing with a scammer. An official looking agreement was emailed out to the renter for the rental dates with instructions to send a moneygram to a name and address in Houston, Texas. The prospective renter went to Walmart to send the moneygram, and just mentioned that he felt sort of funny about sending it. The clerk cautioned him, wisely, and he decided to call the owner directly. Lucky for him, as this was a scam. As it so happened, the house was open, and he was able to book directly with the owner, paying with PayPal.

Be on the alert, and you can have a wonderful time in vacation rental properties, and make beautiful and lasting memories of a once in a lifetime event!