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The Miami Seaquarium
It is a South Florida attraction like no other. A place where dolphins walk on water and a killer whale flies through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. It is a world-class marine-life entertainment park – a place of inspiration, education and fun!
The Miami Seaquarium offers:
|A 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular views of the city’s skyline|
|Eight different marine animal shows and presentations offered daily featuring whales, dolphins and sea lions|
|All the entertainment is included in the price of your admission|
|Hands-on experience with feeding California Sea Lions|
|Discovery Bay – A Mangrove Habitat with crocodiles, alligators, endangered sea turtles and native birds|
|The Manatee Exhibit|
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Things to do in Miami
1. Indulge in sheer pleasure on South Beach
South Beach, surf capital of South Beach is the place to enjoy yourself. The scene certainly lives up to the stereotype of South Beach. You’ll find surfers catching the waves in a turquoise ocean, models sauntering along golden sands and roller bladers gliding down Ocean Drive. Hyper-tanned celebrities rub oiled shoulders with hipsters in the sidewalk cafés, designer boutiques, lounge bars and dusk-til-dawn clubs. They make this a perfect place for chilling out after browsing through the World Erotic Art Museum. Among the quintessential hangouts are the Nikki Beach Club and the Opium Garden, while great restaurants include Joe’s Stone Crab, which is known for its legendary lime pie.
2. Feel like a flapper on Art Deco Ocean Drive
Forget the sand: take a stroll around the art deco buildings on South Beach to catch its golden era of architecture. Here you’ll find a glamorous array of hotels, which grew up when a theatrical style swept the design world in the 20s. Crowded along Ocean Drive are the best of these giddy individuals. Park Central Hotel and the Imperial, designed by New Yorkers Henry Hohauser and L Murray Dixon, feature bold bands of color and window ‘eyebrows’, characteristic of this flamboyant style. This is the ideal place to start off exploring the Art Deco District, which contains over 800 buildings from the 1930s and ’40s. go to the Art Deco District Welcome Center for self-guided audio tours.
3. Spruce up your home decor in the Design District
If you fancy giving your home a face lift, then the Design District is the place to go to. Once a pineapple grove, the area evolved into Decorators Row during the building boom of the 1920s, when home-design stores occupied this space. Among the high-end showrooms is Holly Hunt (3833 NE 2nd Avenue, at NE 38th Street, 305 571 2012), with deluxe furniture and interior designs by Rose Tarlow, Christian Liaigre and Wendell Castle. And European kitchen-cabinet maker Bulthaup (3841 NE 2nd Avenue, at NE 38th Street, 305 573 7771) sells reproductions of mid-century modern classics here. Making the most of the Design Art trend are a number of galleries. Established names include Daniel Azoulay (3900A NE 1st Avenue, at NE 39th Street, 305 576 1977) and Barbara Gillman (414 NE 2nd Avenue, at NE 41st Street, 305 573 1920), which show internationally acclaimed artists.
4. Light up your Cubans in Little Havana
go to Little Havana for a taste of Cuba. South Beach Cubans are incredibly proud of this neighborhood, even if they don’t live there. Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) and the surrounding area are testimony to the American dream followed by the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who fled to South Beach after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Here, you’ll find many restaurants and shops that are replicas of their ones back home. The Mediterranean-style houses with rocking chairs on the porch, fragrant air of tobacco wafting from cigar stores and hum of Latin music from record shops collude to maintain the illusion.
5. Have a Sex and the City moment
For those jaded by the preening crowds on Ocean Drive, the hippest place to go to is Lincoln Road Mall. Designed by iconic architectural guru Morris Lapidus in the 1950s, when it was dubbed the ‘Fifth Avenue of the South’, it’s now simply known by locals as the ‘Road’. Wall-to-wall sidewalk cafés, clubs and cultural venues stretch along its length (from Washington Avenue to Alton Road), looking glamorous thanks to a $16-million face lift. You could imagine the girls from ‘Sex and the City’ clicking their heels around its stylish boutiques. Among the best cafés are the Van Dyke and Balans. Highlights include the glam gay nightspot, the Score, the Lincoln Theater, home of the New World Symphony, and the Regal South Beach Stadium 18 movie theater.
6. Step into a fairytale at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
The sight of the Italian Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on the Biscayne Bay is straight out a fairytale book. It’s bizarre to discover a European-style palace in this beach lovers’ paradise, but go to it is like entering a wonderland. Built for Chicagoan industrialist and Europhile James Deering in the 20th-century, the extravagant architecture conceals an opulent interior. Full of European antiques and decorative works from the 16th to 19th centuries, and complete with original fittings, it will whisk you away to a golden age. It’s a popular wedding destination.
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7. Dine in style at a classic South Beach restaurant
In a city of glamor, the beautiful people need a grand stage on which to eat, so you can enjoy some fantastic dining experiences. The 19th-century Parisian facade of The Forge conceals a glitzy interior that is a rococo lover’s dream. The steakhouse once hosted the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Richard Nixon. It still has an 1822 Chateau Lafite Rothschild worth $150,000 to prove its star quality. Decadent wines accompany steak and fish dishes, and there’s a healthy spa menu for the calorie conscious. The Wednesday night club scene at this venerable place calls to mind the soap opera ‘Dynasty’.
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8. Plot your great escape at Key Biscayne
The Key as the locals call Key Biscayne may not be as pretty as South Beach Beach or attract as many beautiful bodies, but it compensates for this lack of superficial beauty with its serenity. The northernmost island in the Florida Keys, its life began as an exclusive resort in the early 1900s and it attracted the US president Richard Nixon in the 1970s, when he bought a home here. Despite rising property prices, it has maintained a tranquil air. With little nightlife or shopping, the lure for go tours is nature: there are pristine beaches, two waterfront parks, a cycling path and gorgeous views of South Beach. On the east Crandon Park has barbecue and picnic areas for family trips, while at the tip of the island there is good swimming in the 400-acre park of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area.
9. Get real with funky, fresh food
There’s more to American food than 24-hour diners and burgers in South Beach. Here, you’ll find unique restaurants serving fresh American food. In the South Beach area, Barton G serves fabulous cuisine funked up with presentations that include popcorn shrimp and grilled sea bass in a brown paper bag. A superb Caesar salad comes complete with a cheese-grater and for the grand finale, a plume of cotton candy reminiscent of Dame Edna’s wig is served. For those who prefer a light meal, the hip hangout Segafredo is a great option. Here, you can eat tasty sandwiches, salads, and desserts while lounging on comfy upholstered chairs and listening to a soundtrack of cool lounge music all day long.
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10. Loosen those purse strings at designer shops
In South Beach, you’ll find great shopping malls, with designer stores and boutiques to cater for every fashion whim. South Florida’s newest upscale mall, the Village of Merrick Park has three open-air stories with 115 shops and boutiques, including the area’s only Burberry, plus Diane von Furstenberg, Etro, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Sonia Rykiel. The best all-rounder Aventura Mall has all the big department stores, such as Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. To purchase top-end T-shirts with grand embellishments go to Rebel. Long Island hipsters flock here for jeans and other items from Ya-Ya, Juicy Couture, Vince and Sass & Bide.
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11. Go wild at the Carnival South Beach
South Beach needs no excuse to party: from the traditional to the tacky, the city is fast on its feet when it comes to celebrations. For ten days each spring (in early March), Latino South Beach struts its stuff with a vibrant array of beauty pageants, sports, concerts and international foods at Carnaval South Beach (www.carnavalSouth Beach.com). There are culinary competitions, galas and an upscale Latin jazz festival. The grand finale is Calle Ocho, a 23-block street festival in Little Havana, which is the largest block party in the world. Over a million watch live entertainment on 30 stages featuring salsa, merengue and Caribbean music.
12. Shop with the stars
In South Beach, you can spot celebrities shopping for designer gear and pick up items in vogue with the stars. When Janet Jackson heard that Beyoncé was shopping at Poltrona Frau in the Design District she made a beeline for some Peter Marino sofas. At Bal Harbour Shops, Jennifer Lopez has been known to walk into Gucci and splash a few thousand dollars on goods. You’re most likely to see Britney Spears and Paris Hilton splurging in South Beach stores such as Atrium. Further south, rappers like Diddy, Usher and Kanye West might park their Rolls-Royce Phantoms in front of Intermix to buy some Stella McCartney threads.
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13. Cure your thirst
Are you sick of sipping on candy-colored martinis in glitzy bars and restaurants? Do you fancy spending a low-key evening chatting to locals over a pint of beer? Then, why not go back to basics at the hole-in-the-wall turned microbrewery, Abbey on South Beach. It offers European imports as well as several own-made beers. Despite its upgrade to a brewery, it still has the soul of a class dive-bar. This place has tons of atmosphere, a dartboard and is teeming with locals who you can try and chat up. Watch out for drunken motorisits.
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14. Buff up at the beach
In South Beach, why waste time in the gym when you can enjoy the outdoors while getting buff on the beach? With the sun, sea and scenery, sandy sports might not even seem like exercise. For an easy workout, grab a paddle ball set or Frisbee at any store on the South Beach, join a game of soccer or round up a volleyball team. For the thrill of wave riding, hire an instructor at Florida Surf Lessons (www.floridasurflessons.com). Kick up the power a few notches at the South Beach Bootcamp, where a personal trainer will take you through a rigorous program. But if that’s too intense, then mellow down at a sunset yoga class.
15. Glam up for clubbing
South Beach often gets a reputation for its cookie-cutter nightclubs. But there are a handful of glamorous, individual bar-clubs on South Beach, where you can live it up well into the night. The dusky, chandelier-lit Florida Room mixes old-school decor with the aesthetic of a swanky cruise-ship, attracting everyone from young hipsters and chic sophisticates to Golden Girls clones on a fancy night out. Cameo is a renovated art deco movie theater that’s a premier venue for superstar DJs. It’s popular with a mod squad of glamazons and scenesters. Dress to get noticed here.
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16. Listen to the grape vine
A city hasn’t arrived until it can boast a selection of swanky wine bars and South Beach has certainly embraced its inner wino. Cefalo’s is a wine emporium with a difference: it’s a chilled Coconut Grove hangout run by a former Dolphins player, which sells 2,000 wines by the bottle and around 40 varieties for sampling. As well as the bar and shop, it hosts tastings and classes, and its eatery serves Italian cuisine. The first wine bar to open on the beach was Vino South Beach, a sleek lounge with a sophisticated wine list and moreish menu of cheeses. For an intimate venue head to W Wine Bar in the chichi Design District or go by the reviews and stick to Wine 69, voted the city’s best wine bar by the South Beach New Times.
17. Live your reel life dreams
South Florida has the stuff of cinematic fantasy: neon glamor, quasi-tropical vistas and buff bodies. It’s no surprise that those in the dream business, film-makers, adore making movies here. Since the days of ‘The White Rose’ in the 1920s, the motion picture industry has engaged in a heady love affair with the city, and you can spot clues to its movie stardom. The nightlife of South Beach Beach has appeared in several films, including the 1964 Bond outing ‘Goldfinger’, and its gangsta-rapping features in Brian De Palma’s remake of ‘Scarface’. A hair-raising scene from ‘There’s Something About Mary’ is played out at the Cardozo Hotel, and there’s a big starring role for the Carlyle Hotel as a gay club on the flamboyant South Beach in ‘The Birdcage’.
18. Release your inner child
For those with children, and fun-loving adults, the Miami Children’s Museum is the ideal place to go to. With a futuristic design by the stellar architecture practice Arquitectonica, it’s an exciting playground with many interactive displays. You can discover a colorful, mosaic-tiled sandcastle, a teddy-bear exhibit and a television studio. Children under-five can have an adventure in a sea room and enjoy more mundane exhibits: a bank with teller stations and fake checks, a supermarket with checkout lanes and police motorcycle and fire truck. A go to here will be an endless source of delight for young ones.
19. Get to the art of the matter at Art Basel South Beach Beach
South Beach Beach is better known for kitsch than fine art, so it seemed odd that organizers of Switzerland’s sophisticated Art Basel would choose South Beach for its first American sortie. And yet it has been an amazing success: it draws galleries and dealers from around the globe, and showcases the work of more than 1,000 artists and over 200 galleries in the main fair alone. Being in South Beach, this is an art fair with a difference: showbiz culture and celebs are part of the equation. Spotting stars buying art and seeing them again at exclusive galas adds to the fun. There are a number of satellite fairs including the NADA fair, Pulse and Design South Beach. Galleries hold special shows, South Beach clubs host art parties and restaurants offer specials. This event is all about drinking cocktails on the sand while chatting about alfresco art. For information, go to www.artbaselSouth Beachbeach.com.
20. Discover a rustic paradise
If you’ve had enough of the sun and surf, the farm fields around Homestead make for a bucolic break. The Fruit & Spice Park is the only garden of its kind in the United States, a 30-acre park exhibiting over 500 varieties of fruits, veggies, spices, herbs, nuts and exotic edibles. An old schoolhouse and coral rock building chart Florida’s pioneer life. Another throwback to the fruit farming of old is Robert is Here, which started life in 1959 when the shop’s namesake, then six, began selling the family’s cucumbers from a small stall. Since then, it has grown into an exotic emporium of fruit and veg. In the lovely setting you can drink fruity milkshakes and buy sweet gifts.
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Cheap Flights to Miami
Miami, Florida is a top destination for many reasons, and finding cheap Miami flights to transport you to this city by the ocean is important to keep from blowing your vacation budget. Miami is home to a plethora of attractions that are geared toward family fun and memory making. The biggest thing that you can do to keep your Miami vacation budget under control is to find the cheapest way to get there by air.
Planning your trip in advance is the single most important step to finding cheap Miami flights. Most of the airlines that fly into Miami International Airport offer significant discounts for travelers that book their seats early, which sometimes mean that you can usually get first class seats for almost the cost of coach or economy class if you book early enough. In terms of getting early bird specials for your Miami cheap flights, you should book no later than three weeks, and as early as three months in advance to get the most savings. This also ensures that your family will get to sit in the same section on the plane, or ensures you a window seat or aisle seat, depending on your preference. Many people that suffer from certain medical problems prefer to sit nearest to the bathroom, and booking as soon as possible can make sure you get to the restroom on time.
The time of year that you travel to Miami will have a big impact on the cost of your seat(s) on the plane as well. Obviously, there are a great number of people from across the country and around the globe that travel to Miami and other Florida destinations during the spring and summer months, which means that seats on cheap Miami flights may be quite full until after Labor Day. But the end of September is still a great time to fly to Miami for a vacation – the water is still warm and tepid. When traveling during hurricane season, be sure to keep an eye on the weather. Hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30th, and Florida is typically a target of some pretty strong storms blowing up from the Gulf. Notably, the busiest times of year for Miami tourist traffic are the holidays – especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
Traveling to Miami at other times of the year makes it easier to find Miami cheap flights, and there are lots of things to do in Miami as well, even if you’re not there for the sunniest of summer days. Miami has a tropical climate that is warm for the biggest part of the year and very hot in the summer. The summer is also the rainy season, but most rain showers break up quickly – lasting just long enough to cool down the humidity a bit. Other fun things in Miami during the first two months of the year include:
- January. One of the perks of flying to Miami in January include celebrating the New Year in style by watching the Orange Bowl, held annually on New Year’s Day. Miami is also home to other great sports teams, like the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat, the Florida Marlins and the Florida Panthers.
- February. In February, you’ll find the International Boat Show and the Coconut Grove Arts Festivals, two very popular events that draw big crowds.
Anytime of the year is a perfect time to tour Miami’s Art Deco District, which is an entire mile of restored buildings that have an early 1900s flavor. The Everglades are beautiful year round, and provide an ecological wonderland of a national park as well as having the distinction of being the United States’ largest subtropical wilderness. One thing is for certain – you’ll have a ton of things to do and see, no matter what time of year that you decide to vacation in Miami – and finding a cheap Miami flight will help you have more jingle in your pocket to do everything that you have planned.
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South Beach Miami Vacation
South Beach is one of the most visited destinations in all of Miami. South Beach is world renowned for its unique art deco landscape. The Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels are two of the most famous art deco buildings in the world. Not only does South Beach offer a cultural variety but the dining establishments boast some of the best food on any menu. Ocean Drive is lined with fabulous places to eat a delicious meal. Not only can you find a great meal, but Ocean Drive has a party spot for everyone. South Beach offers unlimited options for a great vacation.
Another great place to visit while taking a vacation in Miami Beach is the Miami Metro Zoo. The Miami Metro Zoo is known as one of the best zoos in the nation. The tropical climate allows the zoo to have a variety of animals from places such as Australia, Asia, and Africa. The Miami Metro Zoo is home to the endangered Black Rhino and Addux as well as White Tigers, Cuban Crocodiles, and a Komodo Dragon. The Miami Metro Zoo’s exhibits allow the animals to be cage free which give the appearance that the animals are co-mingling, as you would see if you were on a safari.
The Everglades National Park is place that everyone should visit while on vacation in Miami. The Everglades National Park is one of nature’s rarest gems, and although a protected area, is being threatened by draining and development. This unique ecosystem is home to 14 rare and endangered species that includes the Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, and American Crocodile. Not only is the Everglades National Park home to rare species but it is rich in Native American history as well. Evidence of Native American settlers can be traced back as far as the 16th century.
A visit to the Villa Vizcaya continues your tour of Miami Beach. Villa Vizcaya is located in Coral Gables, a beautiful and upscale suburb just outside of downtown Miami. Villa Vizcaya is a breathtaking site to view. Built by James Deering in 1914, this magnificent estate was crafted from purely authentic materials from Italy and Spain. Pieces of real European castles, dissembled and shipped by boat, were also incorporated into the grand design of this historical estate.
Besides a visit to South Beach the best way to wrap up your vacation in Miami is to take a stroll along one of its many beautiful beaches. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park not only has gorgeous views of the ocean but it is home to the famous Cape Florida Lighthouse. Miami’s beaches offer a wide variety of activities that include sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. No matter where you decided to spend your time your Miami Beach vacation is sure to be an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.
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Vacation Condos in Miami
Miami is a well known vacation place. It is a place where there is a continuous influx of tourists. Statistics show that every year the number of people who flock in the city to spend their vacation increases because of the pristine beaches in the city and also the different activities that you can do. If you are thinking of spending your vacation in Miami, you will surely need to get the right accommodation to make your vacation more comfortable and enjoyable. With all these, Miami condo is the right accommodation for you.
But there are times that people are having their second though renting a Miami condo for their vacation, this is because staying in the condo is very expensive. Here are some of the reasons why you do not have to think twice.
Miami condos are designed according to the modern living lifestyle of most individual. The designs of most condo units are according to the creative mind of developers and blend it with the modern living lifestyle of most people.
People will surely enjoy staying in the condo unit because it has a grand view of the city. It has floor to ceiling windows that allows you to view the Miami ad the beautiful surroundings of the city. It is fully furnish and equip with the modern appliances, accessories and furniture and fixtures.
The different facilities that you can found in the Miami condo unit are also one of the main attractions of the building. Each of the buildings are complete with recreational and entertainment facilities that will surely add appeal to every occupants. In order to complete your vacation, there are swimming pools where you can spend time with your family and friends having fun. There are also health and fitness spa that will complete your relaxing moment. You can be sure that you will stay in good shape.
And because you want to spend an extraordinary vacation, as you stay in a condo you do not have to worry doing all the household chores. This will give you a lot of time to have fun and enjoy. There are 24/7 security that will ensure your safety. There are staffs who keep your condo unit in good shape.
All of these can be enjoyed as you choose the Miami condo unit as your accommodations while staying in the city. You will surely enjoy staying in the city because everything are well provided for by the owner of the condo unit.
Vacation Condos in Miami
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