Brickell is sometimes referred to as the "Manhattan of the South" because of all the international banks located here, and it is indeed part of Miami's financial district. At the center of the neighborhood is Mary Brickell Village full of shops and restaurants.
The area is one of the best served in Miami by the Metromover and Metrorail transportation lines. Brickell Avenue runs along the waterfront sound of Downtown Miami. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are found on the south side of the avenue.
Downtown Miami is the central business district of Miami and offers many local attractions. The Miami Art Museum, the Miami Children's Museum School and the Magic Hut Bayside Market Place are all located here west of the Venetian Island and Miami Beach.» See hotels in Downtown Miami.
Miami Beach is located on an island east of downtown Miami; it sits between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Here travelers will find many restaurants, shopping and nightlife as well as a very active beach resort town.
The area between 1st and 25th St is referred to as South Beach (SoBe) and offers an active nightlife. Topless sunbathing is legal is some areas here. Miami Beach also has a beautiful old Art Deco historic district.