Ah yes, MIA
, what a paradise. If you really like the beach, go to Las Olas, in Ft Lauderdale beach, which, BTW, in a couple of yrs it will be swarming with luxury hotels. You can also go to the viewing area of FLL
right by the I-95/I-595 interchange. The good thing is that you can hear ATC for free... not like at the 94th squadron which, for a college student (moi), is really overpriced and not too good, but has ATC. For books I would recommend you go to Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport, think it's FXE
. They have some flight schools and there are a couple of stores to purchase books + all other aviation stuff. It's between commercial blvd. and Cypress Creek west of I-95.
Kdx in TLH