Veronica Paige

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Veronica Paige has called Miami Beach home since 2003. As a hospitality expert and local LGBTQ+ "it girl", she knows Miami Beach inside and out.

Follow Veronica’s recommendations on arts and entertainment on her Instagram page @iamwildchild.

Tips to Enjoy Miami Beach

As a woman, I like to walk in well-lit areas and exercise caution when I encounter bike lanes while crossing the street. Please stay safely on the sidewalks whenever possible.

Safety Tip: Driving a scooter or vehicle irresponsibly (and while intoxicated), or on the sidewalk is illegal.

Top 5 Favorite Places

Sunset Harbor
Find amazing restaurants, water views & views of the sunset in Sunset Harbor

Sunset Harbor

Sunset Harbour is where locals go when we want a good meal! A savory and sociable corner on the bay side of Miami Beach, Sunset Harbor boasts amazing sunset and water views from its marina and namesake. Walking distance from Lincoln Road, Sunset Harbour has become one of Miami Beach’s most popular boutique neighborhoods for shopping and dining.

Bodega
Enjoy delicious tacos & burritos before checking out the hidden speakeasy

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is where I go when I want a vibe that's lively yet familiar. Enjoy some delicious tacos and burritos, then make your way to their speakeasy-style bar and lounge tucked inside through a port-a-potty for their daily happy hour. This destination is full of surprises!

Nathan’s Bar

Nathan's isn't just any gay bar. Branching out during the pandemic from his beloved post at Twist nightclub, owner Nathan Paul Smith created his own video bar, where patrons can dance, sing and travel to their favorite TV shows like “Friends” and “The Brady Bunch.” This upbeat, nostalgic bar frequented by a good mix of locals and tourists is just what the community needed and its always easy to get in.

Semilla

This modern neighborhood gastro-pub with designer decor has one of the best Happy Hours in terms of their pricing, offerings, portion size, and flavors! Take in Semilla's great ambiance while you indulge in their Latin-American influenced tapas (Semilla means seed in Spanish) like Mini Tuna Tacos, Potatoes & Cheese Croquetas, Calamari and Chicken/Veggie Potstickers. The Truffle Parmesan Pasta, Wagyu Beef sliders, and Sheperd’s Pie are just some of the popular entrees created by owner and French Chef Fredric Joulin.

Gaythering Bar
Don't miss Hôtel Gaythering's welcoming bar & creative activities

Hôtel Gaythering

As the name suggests, Hôtel Gaythering is a hotel with creative programming for the local gay community. Located two blocks on the west end of Lincoln Road, and only a 15-minute walk to Ocean Drive, this hip hotel housed in a MiMo (Miami Modernist architecture) style 1950s building host game nights where all are welcomed at the trendy yet approachable bar. Karaoke and Bingo are my favorite game nights!

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Take Care of our City
and it Will Take Care of You

Welcome to Miami Beach, a place filled with exciting and surprising things to do and see. Just like these amazing people that know and love our city, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite thing to do, because you’ll probably have more than one. Check out some of their favorite things to do and see here in Miami Beach. Enjoy!

Local Laws & Regulations

Don’t forget:

  • Consumption of alcohol in public or on the beach is illegal
  • Possession or consumption of narcotics is illegal
  • Driving a scooter or vehicle irresponsibly, or on the sidewalk is illegal
  • Unruly behavior of any kind will not be tolerated

Prohibited on the beach:

  • Inflatable devices
  • Large tents, tables, and similar structures
  • Loud music
  • Large coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Styrofoam and plastic straws

Miami Beach City Code Sec 82-443

More Tips From Locals

Welcome to Miami Beach, a place filled with exciting and surprising things to do and see. Just like these amazing people that know and love our city, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite thing to do, because you’ll probably have more than one! Check out some of their favorite things to do and see here in Miami Beach. Enjoy!