KYU MIAMI | Miami Beach — America’s sexiest metropolis
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By Patti Nickell for Naples Daily News


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — This just may be America’s sexiest city — a symphony of sand, surf and sherbet-colored sunrises set to a sassy salsa beat. It is palm trees and pulsating nightlife; torpid days and tropical nights; shimmering pools and shimmying revelers.


Can you imagine a less glamorous city spawning “Miami Vice’s” Sonny Crockett and his linen suits or “C.S.I. Miami’s” Horatio Caine and his signature sunglasses?


The epicenter of all this glamor is South Beach — a slice of sand along Ocean Drive, and an accompanying collection of Art Deco buildings (housing mostly hotels and restaurants) along parallel Collins Avenue — that attracts the rich and famous from around the world.


From Muhammad Ali to Madonna, Joe Namath to Jennifer Lopez, Gianni Versace to Gloria Estefan — they’ve all become part of the fabric of the South Beach scene.


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