To make a National Geographic Top 10 list is no easy task and then to see Miami Beach sit amongst ridiculously gorgeous destinations like Nice, Honolulu and Rio de Janeiro is a dream come true for us locals. Yes, we always boast that we live where you vacation, but this just adds a little "umph" to that statement.
Here's what National Geographic has to say:
Separated from Miami by Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is a barrier island and city unto itself fringed with nine miles (14 kilometers) of sandy Atlantic beaches, the red-hot center of which is South Beach. Once a seedy outpost, the 25 art deco-filled blocks known as SoBe has emerged as a stomping ground for the glitterati. Park your towel among the glamorous denizens at the southern tip of the beach.
Other famous Beach Cities on the list include Barcelona, Cape Town, Sydney and Tel Aviv. Thank you National Geographic for reinforcing the fact that Miami Beach is an amazing place to live and enjoy.
photo by Hendrik Holler, Photolibrary