A Miami Beach rental car are great to have but so hard to park. But needing one really depends on if you are planning to travel outside of South Beach into the city of Miami. The main area of South Beach where most of the hotels, restaurants, and clubs are is only 23 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. So if you plan on staying in the South Beach you really do not need a rental car. Walking is the best way of getting around but if you don’t feel like walking South Beach has plenty of cabs running up and down the three main streets day and night. The main streets are Ocean Drive, Collins Ave and Washington Ave. Miami Beach also has plenty of buses running throughout the city.
A great new option for getting around South Beach is a new business called Deco Bikes which has set up groups of bikes stations throughout Miami Beach. All you have to do is put your credit card in the machine and you can rent a bike for a few hours or a day and park it at any station closes to where you are going.
If you plan on going out to the other areas of Miami then it may be a good idea to get a rental car. All South Beach hotels have valets they charge around $20 dollars a day to park your car or you can park at one of the many parking garages located thoughout Miami Beach. Or if you want to see the city without a rental car you could take a city tour there are many great tour options that you can take right from South Beach to all the historical areas of Miami.