A Playground for Celebs and Jet-Set.

It’s no secret that the rich and famous prefer warmer climates for enjoying leisure time. For decades, South Beach and Miami have welcome visitors from around the world, including some of the best known personalities in music, film, and television. Ever since Life Magazine captured The Beatles frolicking in the surf between shows in the early 1960s, South Beach remains a fascination among celebrities and the people who follow their exploits in the tabloids and on the Internet.

Why South Beach and not, say, exotic Monte Carlo or Montego Bay? This jewel of the southern Florida shoreline offers everybody a quality nightlife with hundreds of pulsing music clubs and bars, the most succulent stone crab claws you’ll ever eat, and miles of soft, clean sand for daily sun-worshipping. Vacation real estate comes at a premium here, and you’ll find many top names in the entertainment industry enjoy the opportunity to relax while still having quick access to Miami-Dade Airport, renting one Lambos, in the event they need to jet back to New York or Hollywood for business.

Here a Celebrities list who have Miami home: Alonzo Mourning, Anna Kournikova, Antoine Walker, Barry Gibb, Chayanne, Cristina Saralegui, Don Shula, Dwayne Wade, Gloria Estefan, Hulk Hogan, Janet Reno, Jennifer Lopez, John, Secada, Julio Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Matt Damon, O.J. Simpson, Pat Riley, Rickey Martin, Robin Gibb, Rosie O’Donnell, Shakira, Shaquille O’Neal, Sylvester Stallone, and Gianni Versace on the former Versace Mansion in Ocean Drive.

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian recently opened a women’s clothing boutique, D-A-S-H, in Miami, and her exploits with her equally famous sisters Kim and Khloe were portrayed in the series “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” One might wonder if other know television stars have been seen shopping for shoes and accessories here and along Lincoln Road, Paris Hilton, Whitney Port, Kendra Wilkinson are just a few familiar faces captured by the paparazzi.

South Beach sunshine and luxury hotels tend to tempt musicians to either begin or end a tour here, just so they can spend a few extra days lounging by the pool or taking in the local color. Last year fans of Rhianna were treated to seeing the popular singer living it up, while later this year music lovers will want to be on the lookout for Fergie, Lady Gaga, and Sade when they bring their respective shows to the area.

Among other famous faces who have visited or have vacation residences in the South Beach area: Beyonce and Jay-Z, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Carmen Electra, Serena and Venus Williams, and Kate Bosworth.

If you love searching for the stars, you’ll discover every day draws celebrities in South Beach.

It is truly the place to be.

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