What to do in Miami Beach, Florida

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Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach (Active; Luxury)

Located on fashionable Collins Avenue, this 70,000-square-foot luxe boutique hotel is known for its extensive health and healing facilities. Consider the Mini Energizer Retreat package, which includes a 30-minute guided meditation session, 50-minute acupuncture or healing energy session, 50-minute nutrition consultation and a 50-minute oil massage. canyonranch.com/miamibeach; 305-514-7216

Freehand Miami (Budget; Partier; Active)

Freehand Miami is a modern-day hostel with vintage furniture and lush tropical hangout space housed in a 1930s art-deco building. Each of the rooms is handcrafted with a boho-chic vibe with colorful Mexican serape throws and handmade Peruvian rugs. The Activities Concierge arranges ping-pong games and bocce ball tournaments. thefreehand.com; 305-531-2727

Shore Club Miami Beach (Active; Luxury)

Forgot your Lululemon duds? Never fear. The trendy Shore Club offers an emergency Equinox Fitness workout pack, a grab-and-go fitness set, which contains a water bottle and socks and a tank top and capri leggings for women and tee and shorts for men. Now you have no excuse. morganshotelgroup.com/; 305-695-3100

Acqualina Resort (Luxury; Family)

When’s the last time your children took cooking classes at a gourmet restaurant or salsa lessons from a pro? The Acqualina Resort goes above and beyond for kids — from mini-robes to rubber duckies. They even have tree-trimming at Christmas and their own “late-night” party on New Year’s Eve. acqualinaresort.com/; 888-804-4338

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Family; Luxury)

Daily activities for kids include games, scavenger hunts, sport skills, drama, art and character club. Kids can ring in the New Year with the Neon Glow Celebration. It includes dinner, personalized hats, music, games and party favors. A professional DJ will play age-appropriate music and host games, dance contests and prizes. fontainebleau.com; 800-548-8886

EPIC in Miami (Luxury; Active)

This Kimpton hotel offers a yoga studio, complimentary bicycles, smoothies and trail mix bars, and gluten-free menu options. Plus it has a sixth-floor roof-top pool deck, top-rated restaurants and insanely soft Frette triple sheeting. epichotel.com; 866-760-3742

The Betsy South Beach (Luxury)

At this luxurious, four-star/four-diamond boutique hotel, the staff-to-guest ratio is 3 to 1. Plus, it has the city’s only open-air rooftop spa, has a No. 1 rating on TripAdvisor and is the only hotel to be awarded the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant for its Writer’s Room. thebetsyhotel.com; 866-792-3879

Eden Roc Miami Beach (Luxury)

Located on prestigious Millionaire’s Row, the Eden Roc Miami Beach is the epitome of contemporary glamour. ELLE Spa offers things like the organic-seaweed polish and reflexology. And it is home to 15 Steps, a signature farm-to-table dining experience, featuring rustic and soulful cuisine. edenrocmiami.com; 855-433-3676…… Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/beach/miami-beach/hotels/2013/12/20/where-to-stay-in-miami-beach/4147197/

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