Commonly referred to as the American Riviera, Miami Beach is an island situated adjacent to the City of Miami, connected by bridges and roads (it's the cool part of Miami). The Island is home to some of the world's most famous movie stars and athletes and known for its year round sunny beaches, great shopping, world famous clubs, restaurants and entertainment. Beyond the radiant sun, surf and sand, Miami Beach is home to a rich history as an entertainment and cultural destination. From world-famous Art Deco architecture to renowned nightclubs to designer fashions, there is so much going on in Miami Beach, it will take you weeks to cover this tiny island! Below is a list of some cool things you can do while you're in Miami Beach. Sorry, there is only one season in Miami Beach - SUMMER!
We make every effort to ensure that students arriving into the area have a pleasant transition to their home, whether you are staying with a host family or at one of our Student Houses. It is vital for us to know about your latest arrival information. Please send your arrival information to us as soon as it's available to you. We require this information if we are arranging for your accommodation and more importantly if we are arranging for your pickup from one of the airports. We will forward your arrival information to your homestay. If there is a delay or change in your flight and arrival, please inform us as soon as possible. We can always check for delays and will do our best to meet you regardless of the delay, but we are not responsible and have no way to know if you have had a flight change. Our staff will wait for you for up to 90 minutes past your arrival time, after which you will have to call us and request for an additional pickup service or take a taxi or shuttle to your place of residence.
SOBE is a local bus that loops around South Beach. The busses run every 12-20 minutes and offer rides for $0.25 USD each, stopping at popular destinations. Many people rent bikes for the day to ride around the town and go to the beach. For more information on transportation pricing: www.miamidade.gov/transit Prices Effective January, 2013