Miami Beach's sultry, palm tree-lined shores are awash in neon-draped art deco architecture, sunbathers and enviable nightlife. Still, there's more to Magic City than meets the casual eye. Look beyond the turquoise waves and shimmering white high-rises of this waterfront wonderland to discover why Miami is considered an international hub for shopping, spa treatments and art. That trifecta makes it the perfect girls’ weekend getaway destination. After discovering the best of Miami, gather your girlfriends and pack up the rental car for an easy 70-mile drive south to explore the Florida Keys' outdoor and underwater sights.
Make a beeline for South Beach, also known as SoBe, and surround yourself with Miami's most iconic sights: sugar-white beaches lapped by sapphire waves and art deco buildings lined with pastel neon lights. Before hitting the sand, get your culture fix during a 90-minute guided Art Deco Walking Tour to learn about the architectural styles that have come to define this historic neighborhood. Later, let worries melt away with a decadent spa treatment at Lapis Spa in the historic Fontainebleau Hotel. Designed with you and your girlfriends in mind, treatments include the "girls just wanna have fun" and "best friends forever" packages. After dark, SoBe's glitz and glamour thrive. Trendy dresses and stilettos replace bikinis and flip-flops as the city's hottest nightclubs, like Bâoli, spring to life.