Florida State Road A1A tracks all the way up the Florida coast, but the portion of the A1A running through South Beach is more commonly known as Collins Avenue. This main strip is famous for quintessential South Beach hot spots, with everything from world-renowned restaurants and nightclubs to picturesque beaches, spas and high-end shopping.
We hit the A1A in our golf cart to make this list of some of the best spots you won’t want to miss on your next Miami Beach trip.
Miami is home to some of the most diverse and cutting-edge cuisine of anywhere in the world. Visit any (or all!) of these Collins Ave. area restaurants to satisfy your inner foodie:
The Bazaar at 1701 Collins Ave. – This vibrant and eclectic restaurant is run by the equally vibrant and eclectic celebrity chef, José Andrés. The Bazaar is a perfect example of the Miami food scene, offering a unique culinary experience and out of this world cocktails (try the liquid nitrogen caipirinhas).
Upland at 49 Collins Ave. – Upland is a warm, intimate spot for California inspired brunch, dinner, or late-night cocktails…and their desserts are heavenly!
Big Pink at 157 Collins Ave. – Satisfying late-night diner fare is what you’ll find at the famous Big Pink. You can’t miss it! This aptly named spot serves up giant portion sizes for a steal in a vibrant pink building along the A1A.
Pick a designated golf cart driver for the night and cruise down Collins Ave. to some of these vibrant hot spots that contribute to Miami Beach’s reputation for throwing a legendary party, day or night.
Story at 136 Collins Ave. – For anyone looking to dance and party in South Beach style complete with celebrity DJs, head over to Story. This high-energy club promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Clevelander Hotel at 1020 Ocean Drive – The Clevelander Hotel has it all, from pool parties to a high-class rooftop bar. This iconic locale is the place to go for parties that extend long into the night.
Fountainebleu at 4441 Collins Ave. – An ocean front resort, luxurious spa, rooftop bar, and the place to go to dance the night away with cocktail in hand. The Fountainebleu is a favorite for tourists and locals alike, with something for everyone at any time of the day or night.
Nikki Beach Club at 1 Ocean Drive – The world-renowned Nikki Beach Club is frequented by celebrities, from Kim Kardashian to Jason Derulo. Part of the appeal of Nikki Beach is that it offers an exquisite all day experience every day of the week, starting with brunch and mimosas.
Shopping & Sightseeing
No visit to South Beach is complete without a trip for site-seeing and shopping. Take a break from the beach and ride on your golf cart south of 10th Street on Collins Avenue, and you’ll find everything from luxury brands like Intermix, Armani Exchange, Nicole Miller and Kenneth Cole, to upscale, one-of-a kind boutiques, all complete with scenic oceanfront views. Make sure you visit:
South Pointe Park at 1 Washington Ave. – Head to the southernmost tip of South Beach and you’ll wind up at South Pointe, a 17-acre picturesque park surrounded by clear blue water.
Lincoln Road Mall at Lincoln Rd and Collins Ave.– This popular, avant-garde outdoor shopping mall provides locals and tourists with a complete SoBe shopping, dining and cultural experience. It’s no surprise Lincoln Road is known as the “Fifth Avenue of the South.”
Espanola Way between 14th and 15th St. – Visit Espanola way to experience romantic, open-aired streets and Spanish architectural influences, and to grab a delicious cup of coffee or share a bottle of wine under the twinkling lights.
Book Your Miami Vacation Golf Cart Rental with Scooter Styles
With your golf cart rental from Scooter Styles, you can cruise along Collins Ave. or any street in Miami Beach where the posted speed limit is 30 MPH or under, giving you full access to some of the hottest spots in South Beach. Our Collins Avenue location is convenient to all of these amazing places and so many more.
Make your reservation here or call us at 305-904-8085 to reserve a golf cart or scooter rental today.