New York City vs. Miami Beach

By
Kalie
Walter

New York City vs. Miami Beach? The great, bustling cities full of culture, cuisine and endless entertainment duke it out.

Architecture

New York City

One World Trade Center has already emerged as an NYC Landmark with prismatic glass and kaleidoscope-like refractions. Nearby also visit the Oculus, the highly anticipated transportation hub designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Miami Beach

Home to the world's largest collection of art deco architecture, Miami's Art Deco Historic District is made up of over 800 buildings with a modern take on neoclassical featuring exotic motifs and pastel exteriors.

Nightlife

New York City

Frank Sinatra didn't title NYC as The City That Never Sleeps without warrant. Stop by the historic St. Regis Hotel, more specifically the King Cole Bar for an upscale nightcap. Jazz fanactics catch some of the finest musicians at Blue Note Jazz Club.

Miami Beach

Iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach's Bleau Bar has seen plenty of celebs over the years including Elvis Presley. Grab a specialty cocktail from The Regent Cocktail Club and enjoy live jazz and a nostalgic ambience.

Neighborhoods

New York City

When downtown, tourists will want to explore the Financial District for access to the city's Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the hauntingly beautiful National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Peruse the artsy Chelsea neighborhood for emerging art galleries and excellent restaurant offerings, and experience a traditional neighborhood vibe in the West Village.

Miami Beach

Miami's Coral Gables neighborhood is known as The City Beautiful and hosts the historic Biltmore Hotel. The city's Design District is dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and culinary experiences.

Iconic Eats

New York City

A wide-sliced, thin-crust pie is every New Yorker's go-to (make sure to do 'The Fold Hold!'). Even though there's innumerable acclaimed pizza joints, Lombardi's Pizza (the first pizzeria in the U.S.) and Motorino Pizza rank among the best.

Miami Beach

A trip to Miami is not complete without a Cubano (a.k.a. Cuban sandwich) as hundreds of eateries put their own spin on this classic. Sample Versailles Cuban Restaurant or El Palacio De Los Jugos - two local favorites.

Tying Up Your Boat

New York City

Explore the Big Apple while docked at MarineMax at Chelsea Piers. On the Hudson River, the marina has a state-of-the-art fitness center, driving range and day spa. In downtown Manhattan, find North Cove Marina, accommodating vessels up to 175 feet.

Miami Beach

In the heart of Miami Beach, check out Sunset Harbour Yacht Club for easy access to the areas most popular shopping and dining. Adjacent to the Art Deco District is full-service Miami Beach Marina with 400 slips accommodating vessels up to 250 feet.

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