Hi y'all.... I've taken a last-minute assignment to do a rather generic Miami travel piece and I leave early Tuesday (the 19th) for 4 days. The pay is good but NO EXPENSES so I need to keep it reasonable. I will have a rental car. I'm staying in North Miami Beach and would like any and all recommendations. I want to go to real Miami places, no chains. Don't want to sound like a wimp, but as a female traveling alone I do need a "heads up" if I'm being directed into a dicey neighborhood. (I'll go, but I'd like to know ahead of time.) Feel free to email me privately. Thanks much.
(I'm already going to eat lunch at La Carreta in the AA terminal when I get into Miami International.)