For anyone that has never been to Miami in their life, I must give you the following advice: go now.  I just got back from a weekend trip with my wife and all I could think to myself was “why have I never been here before?!?!?!”

Here are a few reasons why Miami is so amazing:

The food.

OLA Restaurant, South Beach

OLA Restaurant, South Beach

I only had a chance to sample a few restaurants, but the ones I was lucky enough to try were fantastic.  My favorite restaurant was OLA, located in Sanctuary hotel.  Make sure you order the ceviche and the roast pork. Fantastic.

The people.
I had a good friend tell me that the crowd in Miami could be a little “unruly” because it is so close to certain cities and states.  I did find a few areas where this was true, but generally everyone was very friendly and nice.

It’s like you’re not in the United States.
Over 70% of the population in Miami speaks Spanish.  There are a lot of Europeans that visit Miami because it is so close and accessible.  The only thing that reminds you that you are in United States are the occassional Americans that walk by every once in a while.

Only hot girls go topless.
I’ve been to places where it was cool to go topless, but the crappy part of those beaches is that EVERYONE is topless – grandmas, moms, kids.  It kind of balances everything out.  In South Beach, only the hot girls do it because they know they’re hot.  Just don’t be a douchebag and try to talk to a girl sunning topless.  It’s not gonna happen.  Wait until they are dressed before you make your move.  Just enjoy the beauty and try not to stare too much.

So what are you waiting for?  Go find out why they filmed Bad Boys I and II there.

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