1. Parking in South Beach is difficult and expensive; it’s common for hotels to charge upwards of $30 per day. If you plan on taking out a rental, check that your accommodation provides suitable parking arrangements.
2. Make sure you have a good supply of quarters. Change-hungry parking meters are the norm and rates generally start at 25 cents for 15 minutes.
3. If your journey involves crossing a causeway or passing through downtown Miami, then allow extra travel time. Drawbridges open frequently, some every half an hour, to allow the passage of large sailing vessels, and the hold-ups can come as a surprise to visitors.