Well for good delicatessen there is Jerry's on South Beach in the 1400 block of Collins Ave. and the New York Bagel Deli up in the 6500 block of Collins Ave. Nothing like a good hot Pastrami sandwich on fresh Jewish Rye slathered with brown mustard. Served with potato salad and fresh pickle spears.
Lots of great cloths shopping. Love all the little boutiques. Great for beach clothing and the upcoming summer season. Lots of casual wear you can't find anywhere else. Sometimes the renovated hotels on South Beach have kool stuff and theres always Bal Harbour----drive north on Collins until you pass Surfside Park, once you cross 96th street the mall is on your left.
Absolutely MUST go to the old Pan Am Seaplane terminal over at Dinner Key in Coconut Grove!
It is now Miami's "City Hall" yet it has been kept in all it's glory. Go wander around inside and out the architecture is fab!
As you face the front of the terminal, the next property over to your left is where the maintenance base used to be and the hanger. Be sure you go during regular business hours or it will be closed up.Be sure to wander Coconut Grove while you are over there. Some fabulous places to dine and clothes shop and lots of little hole-in-the-wall art galleries.
Best hotel is the Hilton at Blue Lagoon. Request Rooms 920 or 820, 817,917 or even 1020 which is (or used to be a ) suite.
Not sure which of those is King or Double but any of them will have fantastic views from the balcony overlooking the airport and most of the departing traffic! Be sure to dine at the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant right beside the south runway on NW
57th Ave. Be sure you get there while there is sill good daylight left and request a window seat! Also a good place for lunch used to be the Mistique (really kool artifacts from Eastern and Pan Am. You can spend an hour just looking over all the kool stuff!) at 7250 NW
11th St. not far from Eldorado Furniture (who has a great view of the runway activity from their parking lot.) Then ride over to 36th street and be sure to duck into the Pan Am "store" at the Flight Academy, 5000 NW
36th Street. There used to be a good place to park and spot over in the back of the airport----I'm sure there are people on this forum who can tell you exactly how to get to it. There were holes cut in the fence for photographers.
Hope you have a great time!