The beach is the #1 draw to Miami year around, but many people never get sand in their sandals because there's simply too much else to do. The bar and club scene goes almost around the clock especially on weekends. Shopping ranges from insanely luxe to load-up bargains. Sports fans have not only professional basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer plus the University of Miami powerhouses in men's sports but also the women's championship basketball and soccer. And the opportunities for participating in sports is endless on land and sea. Art Basel, film festivals, art galleries and art museums, the New World Symphony and regular performances by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and the Miami City Ballet are just some of the reasons Miami has become a major cultural destination. It makes you wonder why hotels bother to put those giant flat screens in the rooms when so much is going on around town.