Book Review: Top 10 Miami and The Keys

From the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide series, the Top 10 Miami & The Keys guide is a slim book which boasts that it’s “your guide to the 10 best of everything” in the Miami region. It’s certainly no detailed travel guide, but it is a fun and colorful bunch of lists of places you might want to visit in the Miami Beach and South Beach area. In fact it covers a larger area, including The Keys, but the majority of attractions it lists tend to fall in the Miami Beach and South Beach region.

To start off, the guide describes Miami’s Top 10 in detail, including the Wolfsonian, life around South Beach and the art deco district. These all come with pictures, diagrams, maps and whatever else might be helpful for a visitor. After these major highlights the book launches into the “Top 10 of Everything”, a collection of lists which will help you choose activities that suit your particular interests. For example, there’s the Top 10 Offbeat Places which includes the deco-style lifeguard huts at South Beach, or the Top 10 Restaurants in Miami, with five out of the ten being located in South Beach.

The guide finishes off with the Streetsmart section, giving all the details you need to make your journey safe and simple – all still arranged in a Top 10 format, and including some accommodation tips as well. If you’ve got a short vacation in Miami Beach or have been before but want some inspiration, then this guide is a fun way to get the information you need.