Miami has become the home of many great celebrities, so much in fact, that it is quite common to spot our idols up close while stopping by a restaurant or a trendy establishment; therefore, if you happen to be in the city and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity of catching sight of the famous, here we offer you a quick guide featuring some of places where you can find them
The islands of the celebrities in Miami
We are talking about the islands conceived for the enjoyment of the most exclusive owners. On these islands you can find luxurious mansions surrounded by the white sands of the Bahamas and the palms and coconut trees of the Atlantic Ocean coastline.
It is a neighborhood of South Beach situated on a man-made island in Biscayne Bay comprised by over 35 households belonging to celebrities from the fashion, film, music, and sport industry. It is publicly accessible by land and barrier islands through Bridge Road via the MacArthur Causeway and it is monitored by a guardhouse at the entrance. Among Star Island’s most prominent residents we can find:
- Shaquille O´Neal
- Lenny Kravitz
- Will Smith
- Alex Rodríguez
- MatT Damon
- Gloria y Emilio Estefan
No roadway or causeway connects to the island, which can only be accessed by private boat, helicopter or ferry. It boasts a 5-star hotel aside from the mansions of the famous and businessmen from all over the world. We can find on Fisher Island golf courses renowned personalities such as:
- Tom Cruise
- Oprah Winfrey
- Julia Roberts
- Britney Spears
Where to catch sight and catch the eye of the famous in Miami
If you prefer spotting celebrities while shopping or enjoying delicious food to perhaps make the most of the opportunity at hand and ask for a selfie with them you should have these venues in mind when staying in Miami.
It is an exclusive shopping center featuring the most known brands (Dolce & Gabanna, Channel, Dior, among others), and it is quite common to see stars such as Renée Zellweger walking around its outdoor areas.
Personalities such as Mohammed Ali and Frank Sinatra made this place famous. This restaurant has maintained its reputation throughout over 50 years of operation and it is a must for those touring Miami who love good dining and taste.
Located in Bal Harbour this restaurant specializes in Japanese fare. You could find Leonardo DiCaprio, Sofía Vergara, Kanye West or Adriana de Lima among its most frequent diners.
Touring the houses of the famous
If you are not willing to leave your encounter with the famous to the chance, there are a plethora of tourism companies that offer boat outings across Miami’s quiet waters to bring you closer to the magnificent properties of the celebrities while narrating interesting facts about them.
A 90-minute tour conducted in Spanish where you will traverse Bay Biscayne and its three most renowned islands. Moreover, besides visiting the houses of the famous you will also be able to tour filming location of series and movies. It costs US$ 27 per adult and US$ per children aged 12 and under.
Miami tour Company
This tour is available 7 days a week offering 9 trips per day. It lasts 90 minutes and on top off taking you to the homes of the famous it will show you around Jungle Island, Flagler Monument Island and South Beach. It costs US$ 18 per adult and children aged 12 or under.
And if you only want good fortune to take you aback and bum pinto celebrities in Miami without so much planning, then we heartily suggest you the nighttime outings through Ocean Drive. Ocean Drive’s festive atmosphere, fashion clubs and exclusive restaurants are a magnet for the famous; hence you’ll probably end up uploading that desired selfie on your social media to remember that special encounter with your star.