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miss the Hollywood Cars of the Stars exhibit, with vehicles featured in movies including Back to the Future, Batman, Grease, Ghostbusters and more. See special offer on page 9. At Miami’s Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection, 2000 NE 146 St. (just off US 1), North Miami, 305-354-7680. Map B-13. www.dezercollection.com
Mon.-Thurs., 9am-3am; Fri.-Sun., 24 hours. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hialeah Park is an eternal, beautiful facility, and a Miami landmark! The casino features 880 slot machines, 23 poker tables, dominos and the finest in food, beverage and entertainment! Musical series such as Salsa Under The Stars and Jazz In The Park make Hialeah Park Casino the hub of tropical and jazz music in South Florida. Live quarter horse racing takes place Nov. 29, 2013-Feb. 23, 2014, with full card thoroughbred simulcasting year-round. Free and valet parking. At 100 E. 32 St., Hialeah, 305-885-8000. www.hialeahparkcasino.com
Swim at Miami Seaquarium
Daily, times vary. The Seal Swim program at Miami Seaquarium is a unique, deep and shallow water animal interaction with harbor seals. After a brief educational and safety talk, participants will join the seals in the water! During the interaction, guests will swim freely alongside the seals, receive hugs and kisses from them, and take part in a fun training session! Reservations strongly recommended. Note: Ages 5 and older welcome. At Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. www.miamiseaquarium.com
u MetroPCS presents Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam brought to you by your South Florida Chevy Dealers
Aug. 16, 7:30pm, and Aug. 17, 2pm and 7:30pm. This international racing series entertains more than four million fans annually, showing off its three main elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle! An amazing truck line up of six of the best monster trucks in the world including US Hot Rod Association Monster Trucks Gunslinger, El Diablo, and World Finals Champions Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt and MaxD will be riding on a wide open track inside the BB&T Center! Don’t miss the Party In The Pits on Aug. 17 from 11:30am-1pm to get up-close photos of the Monster Trucks and meet the drivers! Note: You must have a “Sat. Aug. 17-2pm” event ticket to attend the Party In The Pits. Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.com. At the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise, 954-835-7000. www.monsterjam.com
SuperFast Cruise Ship
With speeds up to 30 knots, Bimini SuperFast is America’s fastest cruise ship – sailing from Miami to Bimini in about two hours! With twice-daily departures, guests can escape to the luxury accommodations, casino and fine dining of Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas, and return to Miami the same day! Enjoy world-class service onboard the ship with six restaurants and bars, and a livedealing casino with gaming, entertainment and more. Day Explorer and Night Party cruises start at $49 round-trip, with free breakfast and dinner. Convenient parking is available at the Port for quick terminal access. Boats depart from Port Miami, 1015 N. America Way, Terminal F, Miami. Book online or by phone, 1-888-930-8688. www.rwbimini.com
u Miami’s Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection
Daily, 10am-6pm. Where James Bond and Batman park their cars, and home to more than 1,000 of the most unique vehicles in any private collection in the world! Featuring the largest James Bond collection in the world, valued at more than $15 million, and including the Golden Gun, a T-55 Soviet tank featured in the 1995 Bond film Goldeneye, as well as six Aston Martins, motorcycles, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, boats and snow mobiles from the films. Don’t
u american rider/House of Thunder USA
Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm. Specializing in motorcycle rentals and guided tours. American Rider/House of Thunder USA is the largest one-stop motorcycle shop in Miami, and South Florida’s official dealer for Boss Hoss and Royal Enfield. Shop for new and pre-owned bikes, as well as parts, accessories, collectables and more. 6
and licensed staff offering massages, manicures, pedicures, hair services, waxing, threading, Botox/ fillers, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, Ultra Cavitation, Endermologie (cellulite treatment) and more! Book your appointment online or by phone. See special offer on this page. Open Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. At 150 8th St., Miami Beach, 305-674-6744. Map I-13. www.foreveryoungsobespa.com
Daily departures, 10am-4pm. Soaring at heights of up to 600 feet above the turquoise-blue Atlantic Ocean, flyers will experience unique views of sandbars, sea turtles, manta rays, manatees and schools of tropical fish! Looking inland there are superb views of world-famous South Beach and Ocean Drive, the historic Art Deco District, Miami Beach Marina, Key Biscayne, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. One-, two- and threeperson flight options available. Purchase photos at the conclusion of your trip! Note: Flights are dependent on weather conditions; please call for details. See special offer on page 8. Located right on the beach at 16 Street and Collins Avenue, behind the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, 305-266-4144. Map I-13. www.miamibeachparasail.com u kirk
of the surfside turtles
Through June 30, 2014. Tales of the Surfside Turtles is a whimsical and fun public art initiative
Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Miami’s best independent watch boutique carrying watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer and Tudor. Kirk Jewelers also carries a great selection of jewelry from Chimento, Meira T, Scott Kay, Danhov, Hot Diamonds and many more. Kirk Jewelers also has an excellent service center for jewelry and watch repair. At 142 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-371-1321. Map 1-10. www.kirkjewelers.com u Dino Island at the Miami Children’s Museum
Through Jan. 5, 2014. Journey back 230 million years into the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, when giant dinosaurs roamed the earth! Visitors of all ages will enjoy the 2,500 sq. ft. of custom displays featuring lifelike, robotic dinosaurs, including a tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and a suspended pteradon. Make sure to stay clear of Dino Island’s volcano that erupts periodically with sound, lights and smoke! See special offer on page 47. At the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-373-5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org u forever
There is a treasure-trove of real estate available in the South Florida market! Let professional realtor Johanna Levy of Keyes Mortgage Title and Insurance Company make the search easier for you. Specializing in homes, townhomes, condominiums, pre-construction and commercial properties listed in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Indian River Counties, as well as New Smyrna Beach. Johanna Levy is a member of the Miami Association of Realtors. Please e-mail email@example.com or call 954-260-6983 for additional information. www.johannalevy.keyes.com
young SOBE spa
Thoughts of the outside world melt away the moment you enter Forever Young Sobe Spa, a sanctuary of peace, quiet and tranquility located right in the heart of bustling South Beach! This medical day spa offers the best in personal care, relaxation and comfort, with an experienced 7
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Service technicians on-site. Worldwide shipping and export available for bikes and parts. Enjoy the famous Bike Night Party on the second Saturday of each month at 8pm. See special offer on page 11. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-392-9940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net
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produced by the Town of Surfside. Decorated, four-foot fiberglass turtles created by local artists will grace the public right-of-ways with colorful and decorative designs, each with its own unique tale to tell! The Town of Surfside is a beautiful beachfront community that is perfect for a relaxing escape with its fine restaurants, boutique stores, hotels and resorts. Located between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue, Surfside, 305-864-0722. www.visitsurfsidefl.com u Wine
Tasting at Villa Azur
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and taste five wines at Villa Azur’s beautiful, in-house La Cave D’Azur wine cellar. This cellar also features more than 190 handpicked wines and champagnes, ranging from small village appellations to the Grand Cru Classés of France, Italy, Spain and North America. Cost is $10 per person. La Cave D’Azur is open Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm. At Villa Azur, 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8465. www.villaazurmiami.com u Critter
Tales at Jungle Island
Daily, times vary. Interact with some of the Jungle’s most interesting reptiles in this unique animal encounter! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the critters that take up residence in the Serpentarium including different types of snakes, lizards and frogs. As part of the experience, guests can also feed an alligator in its enclosure! Critter Tales is $99.95 for adults, and $91.95 for ages 3-10, and includes park admission. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7275. www.jungleisland.com u Miami
Beach Food Truck and Music Fest
Aug. 28, 5pm-10pm. Enjoy live music and entertainment, and delicious cuisine by Miami’s mobile, gourmet food trucks on the fourth Friday of the month. The very popular trucks will be offering up varied menu items including hamburgers, tacos, ethnic dishes, healthy options and desserts! The event is free to the public, with food available for purchase. At the North Shore Park Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73 Street, Miami Beach, 305-673-7000. www.mbculture.com u Sky
Riders at Miami Seaquarium
Through Aug. 18, times vary. As part of the Splashtacular Summer of Thrills and Chills, guests will enjoy the new show Sky Riders, 8
ride the hollywood trolley Trolley service is provided Wed., Thurs. and Sun., 10am-10pm, and Fri.-Sat., 10am-11pm, for $1 per ride (pay on-board; children under 6, free). Three service line routes are available from the main transfer station at Johnson Street and A1A (Ocean Drive). The Beach Line makes stops at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, North Beach Park, the Hollywood Beach Resort and more. The South Beach/Downtown Line begins at Johnson Street and ends at ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood, with stops in-between including at the Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center. The North Beach/Downtown Line makes stops at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, Anniversary Park, North Beach Park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, and more! For a complete schedule, please call the Trolley Hotline 954-921-3551 or visit www.gohollywoodfla.com/trolley
u gator nights airboat tours at Sawgrass Recreation Park
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30pm. Take a thrilling airboat ride into the Florida Everglades at night! On the Gator Nights Tour guests will feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida’s most remarkable treasure – the Everglades – while gliding across miles of the River of Grass on an airboat at speeds up to 35 mph. Experienced tour guides educate visitors about the mysteries of the Everglades while searching for wildlife! Reservations required. See special offer on page 28. At 1006 North U.S. Highway 27, Weston, 1-888-424-7262. www.evergladestours.com
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Our collection spans over a century of cars from our American Classics like the Ford Model “T,” Micro Cars, Motorcycles & Scooters, to the latest in “Hollywood Cars of the Stars” showcasing cars from Hollywood’s films and television shows; Batman, Grease, Magnum P.I., Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Ghostbusters, and much more.
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featuring daring motorcycle and acrobatic stunts! See riders perform death-defying stunts in the Motorcycle Globe of Death, a 14-foot diameter steel mesh cage where two motorcycles crisscross and loop around each other at high speeds, and the heart-stopping feats in the motorcycle high wire act 40-feet off the ground. Several Sky Riders shows take place throughout the day; please call for additional details. At Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com
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Concerts & Shows
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Aug. 30, 8pm. The popular Jazz at MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) series presents a free outdoor concert on the last Friday of every month. The Max Farber Quintet will perform. The museum is also open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-893-6211. www.mocanomi.org
Aug. 24, 5pm-6:30pm. Learn about the numerous contributions of gays and lesbians to the history of Miami Beach, including helping to preserve many of the city’s architectural gems. Tour stops include the Gianni Versace mansion, the Congress Hotel, Essex House, Hotel Victor, and other hot spots of gay life in South Beach. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online or at the Art Deco Welcome Center, also the tour’s departure location, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-2014. www.mdpl.org
Fridays, 8pm-11pm. Show girls, fire dancers, saxophonists, body contortionists, Samba dancers and percussionists are just a few of the performers that bring cultures from South America, Central America and the Caribbean for this global-style show! A 70-year-old Art Deco landmark building, the world-famous Clevelander offers something for everyone looking for a good time! At the Clevelander, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-4006. www.clevelander.com
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Aug. 31, 8pm. The Cabaret Concert Series features eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom. Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Ariel Pocock will perform. The concert begins at 8pm; the main gate opens at 7pm. Arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show. At the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668. www.deeringestate.org
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P for Parenthood
Through Aug. 11, times vary. Rated P for Parenthood is a new musical revue chronicling the 21st century joys and frustrations of raising children, from bleary-eyed late night feedings and private school kindergarten interviews, to nail-biting driving lessons and prom night. Whether in the midst of those parenting years or if those days are a distant memory, Rated P for Parenthood is sure to touch a chord with audience members of all ages, eliciting chuckles of recognition and maybe even a tear or two of remembrance! At the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org
Daily, 10:30am and 3pm. After owner Charles Deering’s death in 1927, the mysterious Deering Estate sat for nearly six decades, frozen in time. Join an Estate staff member on a guided tour to hear the amazing history of the Richmond Cottage, the first hotel between Coconut Grove and Key West, and the Stone House, an homage to Deering’s beloved Barcelona, Spain, located right on Biscayne Bay! Tours are complimentary with the price of admission. At the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668. www.deeringestate.org
Through Aug. 4, times vary, Cirque du Soleil presents Quidam. Aug. 16, 7:30pm, and Aug. 17, 2pm and 7:30pm, MetroPCS presents Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Brought to You by Your South Florida Chevy Dealers. At 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise, 954-835-7000. www.thebbtcenter.com
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have known for centuries about the 20 erotic etchings created in Rembrandt’s lifetime. For the first time, all 20 have been gathered for a public exhibition. Experience an exemplary showing of his masterful technique, seen through biblical subjects, Greek mythological studies and everyday life subjects. Note: Ages 18 and older welcome. At the World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-9336. www.weam.com
u Free Third Fridays at the Miami Children’s Museum
Fridays, 8pm. Get the whole family together for this free weekly event! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and sit back and enjoy the show. Aug. 9, Rise of the Guardians; Aug. 16, Beethoven; Aug. 23, Miracle; Aug. 30, Ice Age: Continental Drift. At ArtsPark, US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard, downtown Hollywood, 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com Aug. 17, 8pm, The Killers. Aug. 23-24, 8pm, Marc Anthony. Aug. 30, 8pm, Bruno Mars. At 601 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 786-777-1000. www.aaarena.com
Aug. 16, 3pm-9pm. Explore all of the museum’s bilingual, interactive exhibits related to art, culture, community and communication for free on the third Friday of each month! At the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-373-5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
International Ballet Festival of Miami
Aug. 30-Sept. 8, times vary. The festival – the only one of its kind in Florida – is responsible for bringing the more than 20 ballet companies from all over the world to Miami! The XVIII International Ballet Festival incorporates film, art, literature and live performances to provide an event that will delight diverse audiences. For a complete list of venues and performances please see the event website. At various locations in Miami-Dade County, 305-549-7711. www.internationalballetfestival.org
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on Fire by Carol Fryd
Through Oct. 20. Miami’s tropical mystique animates the fertile imagination of artist Carol Fryd, whose captivating artworks meld the human figure with fabulous flora and fruit. In her Fryd On Fire exhibit, the artist’s varied techniques produce groundbreaking work, ranging from realism to abstract expressionism to portraiture. See special offer on page 65. At the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-5044. www.jewishmuseum.com u Artists’
Major League Baseball. Aug. 3, 7:10pm vs Cleveland Indians. Aug. 4, 1:10pm vs Cleveland Indians. Aug. 16, 7:10pm vs San Francisco Giants. Aug. 17, 4:10pm vs San Francisco Giants. Aug. 18, 1:10pm vs San Francisco Giants. Aug. 1921, 7:10pm vs Los Angeles Dodgers. Aug. 22, 12:40pm vs Los Angeles Dodgers. Aug. 23-24, 7:10pm vs Colorado Rockies. Aug. 25, 1:10pm vs Colorado Rockies. See special offer on page 10. At Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, 1-877-MARLINS (627-5467). www.marlins.com u International Champions Cup 2013 soccer tournament
Aug. 6-7, 6:30pm and 9pm. The International Champions Cup is an eight-team tournament pitting some of the world’s best and most prestigious soccer clubs against each other in a series of elimination matches played July 27-Aug. 7. The tournament, which will be played in six U.S. cities and one European city, culminates with the championship match in Miami on Aug. 7. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the world’s most successful soccer clubs live as they compete for a coveted trophy! At Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, 305-943-8000. www.internationalchampionscup.com
Square at Bayside
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm. See local artists at work creating beautiful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more at the Artists’ Square! Located in the grassy area next to the Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-577-3344. www.baysidemarketplace.com u Rembrandt
Deco district Walking Tours
Daily, 10:30am-1pm, additional tour Thursdays, 6:30pm-8pm. This 90-minute waking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants and other commercial structures, with a visit to a number of interiors. Tours depart from the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-2014. www.mdpl.org
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Shopping Miami Has It All! just what they are looking for at the best price! Open Mon-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. At 402 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-695-7979. Map I-13. www.bikinibkbrasil.com
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Bringing European fashion and Swiss quality to America since 1999! This “candy store” of jewelry offers styles for men and women, shamballa bracelets, custom work, jewelry repair and consulting. Artconnection is a full-service jewelry store for all your needs! Open Mon.-Sat., 11am8pm; Sun., noon-6pm. At 100 16th St., Suite 6, Miami Beach, 305-604-0603. Map I-13. www.artconnectionjewelry.com u
Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, Aventura Mall boasts 300 specialty stores, ranging from internationally-renowned names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Burberry and Michael Kors, to many of the most popular retailers, including Apple, Calvin Klein, Forever XXI and H&M. Aventura Mall is also home to 10 full-service restaurants, a 24-screen movie theater, and Turnberry for the Arts, an exclusive, contemporary art collection with 10 installations positioned throughout the mall. See special offer on page 3. At 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-1110. Map B-13. www.aventuramall.com u
Beautiful, open air, Mediterranean-style shopping/ entertainment center with The Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Paragon Grove 13 Movie Theater, The Gap, Fat Tuesday, Maui Nix Surf Shop, Edward Beiner, Chili’s, Victoria’s Secret, Coco Cigars, White House | Black Market, Bice Italian Bistro, Panini Grill, Tervis and more! At 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-444-0777. Map K-8. www.cocowalk.net u
Miami’s best hand-rolled, boutique premium cigars and cigar accessories, including humidors, cutters, cases and lighters are sure to please the most demanding aficionado. Shop while watching highly skilled Cuban cigar makers hand-rolling cigars. Cuban Crafters will ship to (just about) anywhere. See special offer on page 25 for a free cigar. At 3604 NW 7 St., Miami, 305-573-0222. Map I-6. www.cubancrafters.com
Outdoor/indoor waterfront mall with more than 140 shops and more than 30 restaurants, cafés and bars. National retailers such as The Gap and Victoria’s Secret mix with unique boutiques and stores. Shop, have a drink, eat, listen to live music, take a sightseeing cruise, or just relax along the waterfront! See special offer on page 55. Situated on Biscayne Bay, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-577-3344. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com u
Shop for the highest caliber luggage brands including Tumi, Victorinox, Hartmann, Samsonite and Kipling, and a unique selection of products including luggage scales, keychains, toiletry kits, locks and much more! Open daily; Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm, Sun., 11am-6pm. At 111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-538-2307. Map I-13. www.bodymindtravel.com
Anchored by Florida’s largest Macy’s, as well as Nordstrom, JCPenney and Saks Fifth Avenue, with the country’s largest Limited/Express. Dadeland Mall also has more than 185 specialty stores, including Apple, Tumi, The Disney Store, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Victoria’s Secret. Just 20 minutes from downtown Miami. Present an outof-town ID at Guest Services to receive a Savings Book filled with discounts! At 7535 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 305-665-6226. Map L-5. www.simon.com
Located on beautiful South Beach, Bikini Brasil is your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest in bathing suits and accessories. Shop for bikinis, one pieces, cover-ups and more, from Brazil’s top brands including Mulata Brasil, Ellis Beach Wear and Nice Bikini! Mix and match styles and sizes for endless combinations. The store has new arrivals and special offers constantly, so everyone will find
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iami’s world famous shopping has something for everyone – from high end retailers to specialty shops and discount outlets, and everything in between! Shoppers wanting to pick up only the most upscale brands will find everything they are looking for at Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-1110) and the Village of Merrick Park (358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-529-2000). These shopping centers feature some of the most prestigious names in retail, including Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and more! The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Mall (12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954-846-2350) feature outlet stores for some of the most exclusive brands, including Prada, Burberry and Zenga. The mall also has more than 300 outlet stores for national retailers including Nike, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, and many more. Dolphin Mall (11401 NW 12 St., Miami, 305-365-7446) is Miami’s largest outlet center, with more than 240 stores, including Saks 5th Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Coach and Banana Republic. South Florida also has several open-air shopping centers so visitors can enjoy South
Florida’s beautiful year-round weather while they shop! Lincoln Road, located between 16 and 17 Streets in South Beach, is a pedestrian-only mall with national retailers including Apple and Victoria’s Secret, as well as boutique retailers. Besides Lincoln Road, South Beach has numerous shops along Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive and Española Way. Additional open-air shopping centers include Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-5773344), Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-866-0311), The Falls (8888 SW 136 St., Miami, 305-255-4571), and CocoWalk (3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-444-0777). North of Miami is Downtown Hollywood (954-924-2980) in the city of Hollywood and Gulfstream Park (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-3780900) in Hallandale Beach. Historic downtown Hollywood has six blocks of unique shops and boutiques, while The Village at Gulfstream Park features clothing boutiques and top-of-the-line home stores. For those looking to shop indoors, Dadeland Mall (7535 SW 88 St., Miami, 305-665-6227) has Florida’s largest Macy’s and the country’s largest Limited/Express store, and Miami International Mall (1455 NW 107 Ave., Doral, 305-593-1777) with five department stores and more than 140 specialty stores including Macy’s and The Gap. 16
Shop at the largest outlet and value retail center in the U.S., Sawgrass Mills! With your favorite name-brands like: Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Calvin Klein Company Store, Forever 21, Old Navy Outlet, and Electronics Superstore - BrandsMart USA, finding the perfect something for less will be a breeze. So now you can relax in style.
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DMR believes the most important thing they provide each client are all the possibilities that appropriate seating and mobility has to offer. As South Florida’s premier custom wheelchair, rehab equipment and urological supply provider, no one boasts a more impressive clientele list. DMR also sells and rents the Beach Wheelchair, which has over-sized tires that make it ideal for rolling easily over sand. The staff ’s personalized service ensures each client gets what they need with their custom wheelchair. At 10418 NW 31 Terr., Doral, 305-666-9911. Map G-3. www.dmrcorp.com u
Miami’s largest value and entertainment center has more than 240 brand-name stores and a variety of dining and entertainment with Bass Pro Shops, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Bloomingdale’s-The Outlet Store, CinéBistro restaurant/movie theatre, Strike Miami bowling lanes, Dave & Buster’s and more. Visitors can take advantage of the discount card and Dolphin Shuttle Bus that runs daily to and from the Miami Airport, Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. See page 19 for special offer and shuttle information. At 11401 NW 12 St., Miami, 305-DOLPHIN (365-7446). Map I-2. www.shopdolphinmall.com u
Historic Downtown Hollywood is centered around ArtsPark at Young Circle and its surrounding streets, and is home to unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and special events. Located just minutes from Hollywood Beach, visitors can utilize the convenient Hollywood Trolley service to go from Hollywood Beach to downtown, and experience it all! See page 9 for Hollywood Trolley routes and information. Additional information at 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com u
Edwin Watts Golf
Among the “Top 100 Best Golf Shops” by Golf World Business magazine, Edwin Watts offers computerized custom fitting by certified experts, as well as a large inventory of the latest and top brand equipment, apparel, accessories and full service club repair. Analyze ball speed, launch angle and spin rate. Trade-ins accepted. At 15100 N. Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-9442925, Map D-12; 8484 NW 36 St., Suite 200, Doral, 305-591-1220, Map G-4; 6254 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305-667-4023, Map L-6. www.edwinwattsgolf.com 18
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The best shopping experience at the lowest price! Florida’s largest selection of camera equipment, tablets, cell phones, computers, telescopes, binoculars, audio/video equipment and more – at the best looking electronics store in the state. Price match guaranteed. Also offering free camera cleaning and on-site Mac and PC repair. Free shipping on most items and complimentary valet parking available. See special offer on page 21. Open Mon.-Sat., 9am-10pm; Sun., 10am-7pm. At 259 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-579-5998. Map J-10. www.electricavenue.net u
In addition to Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, there are about 100 stores featuring world-renowned retailers, restaurants and Regal Cinemas 12-screen movie theater, all set in a tropical, open-air environment designed around quiet lagoons and flowing waterfalls. Ask about The Falls’ VIP Savings Brochure for special discounts and offers. At 8888 SW 136 St., Miami, 305-2554570. Map N-3. www.simon.com u
One of South Florida’s most exciting and picturesque destinations features fashion boutiques, top-of-the-line home stores, restaurants, live thoroughbred racing, an elegant and exciting casino, and more! Located just minutes from the beaches and I-95 on US 1, just south of Hallandale Beach Blvd. Mention Welcome Magazine at Guest Services in Champions Plaza and receive a Welcome Packet with valuable savings and a free gift! At 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-378-0900, 954-454-7000. Map A-13, then north. www.gulfstreampark.com www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com u
International Jewelers Exchange
Looking for the perfect piece of jewelry at an affordable price? The International Jewelers Exchange in Aventura was one of the first exchanges in South Florida, and remains the best place to shop for jewelry, antique jewels, diamonds and quality watches. The Exchange works with 60 different jewelers to give customers the best selection, while keeping prices to a minimum. Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Located one block south of the Aventura Mall, 19275 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-7032. Map B-13. www.intljewelers.com 20
Downtown Miami’s only official agency for Rolex and Patek Philippe and also representing TAG Heuer, Omega and more. Kirk Jewelers carries 14K and 18K gold and platinum jewelry. Kirk Jewelers is a representative for The Original Radiant Cut Diamond and Scott Kay. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. At 142 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-371-1321. Map I-10. www.kirkjewelers.com u
La Época boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space in the heart of downtown Miami on historic Flagler Street. The store features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, luggage and accessories, and brands including Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Diesel, Samsonite, Levi’s, Nike and Puma. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30am7pm; Sun., 9:30am-4pm. Enjoy live music and complimentary mojitos on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:30pm. At 200 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-374-7731. Map I-10. www.laepoca.com
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A large selection of luggage, leather goods and travel accessories. Brands sold include Hartmann, Briggs & Riley, Victorianox, Tumi, Kipling and more. Open daily, 9am-9pm. At 1622 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-5329192. Map I-13. www.luggagegallery.com u
One of the world’s best known department stores, Macy’s has it all! For the finest in fashion and home furnishings, check out any of the Miami and Miami-area stores. See special offer on page 5. Locations at Aventura Mall (305-682-3455, Map B-13), Dadeland Mall (305662-3279, Map L-5), The Falls (305-278-3300), Map N-3) and Miami International Mall (305594-6300, Map H-2). Additional stores at 22 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-577-1500, Map I-10, and 1675 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305674-6300, Map I-13. www.macys.com u
Mad About Soccer
Complete soccer store that carries the official jerseys and products of the world’s best teams! Cleats, shorts, socks, balls and everything for the soccer player, in all the top brands. See special offer on page 20. Locations at 7930 NW 36 St., Doral, 305-477-0414, Map G-4; Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-371-2111, Map I-10; Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Miami, 305-640-3036, Map 1-2; The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hills Blvd., #193, Wellington, 561-795-6933, Map A-9, then north towards West Palm Beach. www.madaboutsoccer.net u
Bodymindtravel 111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 305.538.2307 www.bodymindtravel.com
Metro Beauty Center
More than 7,000 beauty products in stock including cosmetics, skin care, nail care, hair care, brushes, appliances and accessories. Metro Beauty Center carries brands including Bumble and Bumble, Chi, BaByliss, Matrix, Burt’s Bees and more. Shop online or in person. At 4 SE 1 St., downtown Miami, 305-577-8896, and 256 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-577-3858, both at Map I-10. www.metrobeauty.com u
Luggage Gallery 1622 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 305.532.9192 www.luggagegallery.com
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This mall features five department stores and more than 140 specialty stores, including The 23
theater, performing arts venues, specialty shops, national retailers and art galleries. Fun for people watching from any of the many sidewalk dining options. Between 16 and 17 Streets, Miami Beach. Map I-13. www.lincolnroad.org
Disney Store and Victoria’s Secret, in addition to numerous dining options and a children’s play area. Ask for the Visitor Welcome Program from Guest Services for special offers at the mall. At 1455 NW 107 Ave., Doral, 305-593-1775. Map H-2. www.simon.com u
Sawgrass Mills Mall
Shop the largest value retail and entertainment destination in the U.S. at Sawgrass Mills! More than 350 name-brand stores and outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Last Call by Neiman Marcus, full-service restaurants, and Regal 23 Cinemas & IMAX theaters are all at Sawgrass! The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Mall feature more than 40 exclusive outlet stores not found anywhere else in South Florida, including Burberry and Prada. See special offer on page 17. At 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954-846-2350. Map A-3, then north. www.sawgrassmills.com u
Signature Rent A Car
Rent daily or weekly, from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUVs. Free pick up from some Miami Beach hotels and Miami International Airport. We speak English, Spanish and French. See special offer on page 59. At 2720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-535-1544, Map H-13; Miami Airport location, 1111 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., Miami, 305-888-5153, Map I-7; and 7250 NW 11 St., Doral, 305-267-5558, Map H-5. www.signaturerentacar.com u
One-of-a-kind shops and designer boutiques share space with national retailers, such as Apple, Sephora, The Gap and Victoria’s Secret, clustered on or around Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Española Way. Information at 305-539-3000. Map I-13. www.miamiandbeaches.com u
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Two of the standout attractions of the quiet, family-oriented Surfside neighborhood are the shops and the picturesque secluded beach that is bordered by a path through the sand dunes. Rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums in Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an old-style Main Street with small shops and bistros to welcome shoppers and walkers alike. Between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue, Surfside, 305-864-0722. Map E-14. www.visitsurfsidefl.com 24
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Ancient Spanish Monastery
100 pounds and stood at about five feet tall – yet built the castle by himself – a fact that has baffled scientists, engineers and scholars since the castle opened in 1923! Today, guests can tour the Coral Castle with knowledgeable tour guides; narration available in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Seen on national TV shows including Ancient Aliens and Good Morning America. Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am-6pm; Fri.-Sat., 8am-8pm. Adults, $15; seniors 65+, $12; children 7-12, $7; under 7, free. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-248-6345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.com
Built in Spain during 1133-1141, then moved to Miami in 1925 after William Randolph Hearst purchased the cloisters and the monastery’s outbuildings. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10am-4pm; Fri.-Sun., please call for hours, as the monastery hosts many special events. Tours available on most days from 10am-4:30pm. Adults, $8; children 6-12, students, military personnel, and seniors 62+ with ID, $4; under 6, free. At 16711 West Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 305-9451461. Map C-12. www.spanishmonastery.com u
Dolphin Harbor at miami Seaquarium
They’re fast, fun and love to make new friends! They’re the dolphins at Miami Seaquarium. Join them for an unforgettable and fun-filled Dolphin Odyssey and Dolphin Encounter! It begins with a little insight into these intelligent and loving mammals, followed by the actual dolphin interaction. Get a chance to touch them, feed them, play with them and get up-close and personal. Dolphin Odyssey is $199 per person; Dolphin Encounter is $139 for adults and $99 for children ages 5-9. The price includes all-day admission to the entire park. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com
Professional guides offer a personalized tour covering approximately nine miles, stopping at alligator holes and areas abundant with wildlife. Adults, $22; children 7-11, $11; under 7, free. Enjoy a taste of down-home cooking at the Coopertown Restaurant and don’t miss the alligator exhibit and gift shop! Private tours available; call for info. See special offer on page 32. Located 11 miles west of the Florida Turnpike at 22700 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-2266048. Map I-1. www.coopertownairboats.com u
Deering Estate at Cutler
Located along Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Daily tours of the historic Richmond Cottage and Stone House are offered at 10:30am and 3pm, and are free with paid admission. A variety of EcoAdventure Tours and private tours available for an additional fee; please call for details. Free parking. Open daily, 10am-5pm; closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. At 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305235-1668. Map O-5. www.deeringestate.org
Enjoy the beauty of South Florida while strolling through tropical gardens with ten-thousand live, brilliantly colored butterflies. Waterfalls, exotic birds, hummingbirds, orchids and roses complete this natural habitat. Hand-feed the lorikeets and enjoy the botanical gardens, museum, live Bug Zoo, and gift and plant shops. This is the perfect adventure for the whole family! Open Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission office closes at 4pm daily. Adults and seniors, $24.95; children 3-11, $19.95; younger than 3, free. See special offer on page 47. At Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, 954-977-4400. Map A-12 and north on I-95 to Sample Rd., then west. www.butterflyworld.com
Everglades Holiday Park
Everglades Holiday Park is home to the Gator Boys from the Animal Planet TV show of the same name, with most episodes filmed right at the park! Take an airboat ride and see alligators and other wildlife in their natural habitat! Boats
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Come See Miami’s High-Flying Superstars! Spend a fun-ﬁlled day with Lolita the Killer Whale, Salty the Sea Lion, TV’s Flipper and all their friends. Pet a stingray. Check out the manatees. See the shark feeding. Swim with a dolphin or try our new Sea Trek® Reef Encounter. It’s all waiting at your favorite attraction – Miami Seaquarium!
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depart every 20 minutes daily, from 9am-5pm. The park also offers fishing boat rentals, and has a fully-stocked Bait & Tackle Shop and General Store on the premises, for some of the best large-mouth bass fishing in the world! See special offer on page 37. At 21940 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-434-8111. Map A-3, then north. www.evergladesholidaypark.com u
Everglades National Park
The largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S., Everglades National Park is an unparalleled landscape filled with curious flora and fauna! At nearly 1.5-million acres, the park is an important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species including the manatee, American crocodile and Florida panther! Two entrances from Miami: Shark Valley, about 35 miles west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail (US 41), Map I-1, and Homestead, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Miami, Map I-1. For more information see page 68 or call 305-2427700. www.nps.gov/ever u
Everglades Safari Park
Take an airboat ride through nature’s wildlife! Airboats depart every 20-30 minutes; no reservations required. See alligators, crocodiles and other exotic wildlife. Admission to the park includes an Eco-Adventure Airboat Ride, Alligator Wildlife Nature Show, and access to the observation platform, jungle trail and nature exhibits. Sunset Tour and Private Eco-Adventure Tours available; please call for info. Don’t forget to stop by the Safari Restaurant and gift shop! Open daily, 9am-5pm. Adults, $23; children 5-11, $12; children under 5, free. See special offer on page 30. At 26700 SW 8 St. (also called Tamiami Trail or US 41), Miami, 786-292-2670. Map I-1. www.evergladessafaripark.com u
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild is one of the world’s preeminent botanic gardens and spans 83-acres of rare, tropical plants. Highlights include a conservatory, rainforest, butterfly garden, nationally-recognized Palm and Cycad collections, café and gift shop. Festivals, art exhibitions and special events throughout the year. The Paul and Swanee DiMare Science Village features a collection of more than 3,000 butterflies, exotic orchids, tropical plants and an array of magnificent hummingbirds! Open daily, except Christmas, 7:30am-4:30pm. At 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, 305-667-1651. Map M-6. www.fairchildgarden.org 28
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There is always a point of beginning â€“ a place where all happens first, where passions grow, beauty shines and a city is defined. Visit this stunningly beautiful American villa in the heart of Miami. Vizcaya, IT STARTS HERE. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. WWW.VIZCAYA .ORG
Open daily, 9am-5pm. Let Gator Park be your guide to Everglades National Park and nature’s River of Grass. Boats depart every 20 minutes from 9am-5pm, with group and private tours available. Admission to the park includes the famous Wildlife and Alligator Show, and access to the park grounds and alligator exhibits. Try alligator tail and frog legs at the on-site restaurant! Visit the gift shop for native crafts and Everglades souvenirs. Hotel transportation available; please call 1-800-559-2205 for more information. See special offer on page 35. Located 12 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41, at 24050 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-559-2255. Map I-1. www.gatorpark.com u
HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, collections and city tours, HistoryMiami advocates for understanding the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. Open Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adult admission, $8; students and seniors with ID, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-3751492. Map I-10. www.historymiami.org u
Jungle Island is home to animal wonders like Ivory, a rare white lion, Vulcan, a 900-pound liger, twin orangutans, and Japa and Biji, the Jungle’s resident leopards. See spectacular animal shows including Winged Wonders, featuring birds from all over the world! Call to reserve an exclusive VIP Safari Tour or private animal encounter. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-6pm. See special offer on page 31. Adults, $34.95; seniors 62+, $32.95; children 3-10, $26.95; children under 3, free. Active military personnel, veterans, law enforcement and firefighters with ID receive free admission, and their families receive a 15% discount. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com u
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Step into a tropical jungle and mingle with some of the world’s rarest and most exotic creatures. Discover cuddly kangaroos, vibrant macaws, a ferocious liger, a majestic white lion and so much more!
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indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns. Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall. Open Mon.-Thurs., noon-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-8pm. At 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044. Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com u
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
This 4.5-acre garden is a showcase for orchids, tropical plants and trees, a Japanese Garden and a “Living Wall” vertical landscape. Stroll the grounds and relax in the dynamic green space, located right in the heart of bustling South Beach. Open Tue.-Sun., 9am-5pm. Free entry. At 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, 305-6737256. Map I-13. www.mbgarden.org u
Miami Children’s Museum
Play, learn, imagine, create! Explore indoor and outdoor interactive, bilingual galleries filled with hundreds of exhibits including a two-story Sandcastle of Dreams, a 32-foot rock climbing wall, and an interactive outdoor play space. Miami Children’s Museum also offers arts and educational programming for the whole family, seasonal classes, camps and birthday parties. Open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am-6pm. Admission is $16; children under 1, free. See special offer on page 47. At 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-373-5437. Map I-11. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
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Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures offers a wide variety of exciting naturalist-guided excursions for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts that combine adventure, recreation and history. Discover South Florida’s natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, canoe, bike and hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced naturalist guides, who are recreation specialists with extensive knowledge of the environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami, 305-3653018. www.miamiecoadventures.com u
Miami Science Museum
Interactive, hands-on, permanent and traveling exhibits for all ages. The Wildlife Center, a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey, has live animals and reptiles. The Planetarium features laser light shows every first Friday night of the month, and daily multimedia shows. Adults, $14.95; ages 3-12, seniors 62+ and students with ID, $10.95;
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A place where dolphins walk on water and a killer whale flies through the air. Where slithery moray eels lurk in coral reef caverns, and giant sharks patrol their territory. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. The Stingray Exhibit allows guests the opportunity to feel the gentle glide of southern and cownose stingrays across their fingers. Open daily, 9:30am-6pm. Shows take place throughout the day. General admission, $39.95; children 3-9, $29.95; children under 3, free. See page 26 for information on the Dolphin Interaction programs at the Miami Seaquariumâ€™s Dolphin Harbor facility. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305361-5705. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com u
Escape on a jungle safari at this home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30-acre reserve. See the Java monkey, a skilled diver in the wild, collect crabs and shellfish along the riverbanks and mangrove swamps at this unique zoological park. Thirty species of primates, including orangutans, apes, gibbons and spider monkeys, call Monkey Jungle home. Continuous shows throughout the day. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $29.95; children 3-9, $23.95; children under 3, free. Free parking. See special offer on page 28. At 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305-235-1611. Map P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com u
You just canâ€™t do it. Because sharing the water with a dolphin is one of those moments where pure joy just takes over. Choose a deepwater Odyssey or a shallow-water Encounter.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Wed., 1pm-9pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adults $5; seniors and students w/ ID, $3; children under 12, free. The last Friday of the month is Jazz at MoCA, featuring a free jazz concert at 8pm, with the museum open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-8936211. Map D-11. www.mocanomi.org
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children under 3, free. Open daily, 10am-6pm. At 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-646-4200. Map J-9. www.miamisci.org
Sawgrass Recreation Park
Feel the excitement and learn the history of Floridaâ€™s most remarkable treasure, the Everglades. Glide across miles of the River of Grass on an airboat at speeds up to 35 mph, and see native and endangered wildlife. Donâ€™t miss the Reptile Exhibit, featuring dozens of species, and hold a baby alligator! Airboat rides daily, 9am-5pm. The Red Eye Exclusive Tour and Gator Nights Tour take visitors into the Florida Everglades at night; reservations required. See special offer on page 28. At 1006 N. US Highway 27, Weston, 954-389-0202. Map A-3, then north. www.evergladestours.com u
Sea Trek Reef Encounter at Miami Seaquarium
Sea Trek Reef Encounter is an underwater walking journey through a 300,000 gallon tropical reef. While wearing a state-of-the-art dive helmet, guests breathe freely and feel right at home under the sea! Encounter tropical fish, stingrays and a variety of unique sea creatures during the 20-minute journey. Note: Ages 10 and older welcome on the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. No scuba or snorkeling experience necessary. At the Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com u
The Venetian Pool is an aquatic facility unlike any other in the country, and is one of the main attractions in Coral Gables! Formed from a coral rock quarry in 1923, the Venetian Pool is the only swimming pool on the National Register of Historic Places. This 820,000-gallon pool features cool spring water, two waterfalls, coral caves and grottos. Note: Children must be at least 3-years-old (with proof of age) and 38-inches tall to enter the facility. Please call for hours of operation and admission rates. At 2701 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-460-5306 Map K-7. www.gablesrecreation.com u
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens was built in 1916 as the winter home of famed agricultural industrialist James Deering. With its unique architecture, gardens and interiors, this National Historic Landmark and European-inspired estate offers the perfect place to spend an hour or an afternoon! The 90-minute Discover 34
Vizcaya Audio Tour is available for purchase at the ticket booth for $5 and gives visitors additional information about the historic estate. Stop by the Vizcaya Café and Shop for tasty bites, souvenirs and gift items! Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm; closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adults, $15; children 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+ and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-250-9133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org u
See more than 2,000 animals and more than 1,200 species of plants from around the Our new Reef Encounter is world. Guided tours and animal shows throughout the a walk in the park! day. Don’t miss the Children’s The new undersea adventure that is so safe Zoo, Amazon & Beyond exhibit and Wings of and easy you don’t need any special training. Asia aviary. Zoo Miami is open daily, including If you can walk and you can breathe, you can holidays, 9:30am-5:30pm. Entrance gates and do it! Call 305-365-2501 to book your Sea ticket booths close at 4pm. Adults, $15.95; Trek Reef Encounter today. children 3-12, $11.95; children under 3, free. Special discounts available for seniors 65+ and military personnel and their families. Wheelchair and stroller rentals available. Free parking. At 12400 1SW 1/11/13 152 St., Miami, 305-251-0400. (O) ZM_FUN_Sunad_Bienvenido_welcome.pdf 1:30 PM 305.365.2501 | MiamiSeaquarium.com Map O-1. www.zoomiami.org ®
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Visit the Florida Everglades and witness nature’s wonders all around you while gliding over a river of grass in an airboat! It’s a thrill, plus educational. Or rent a boat to explore the Everglades on your own. “This is one attraction in South Florida which is not to be missed.”
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All About Miami Tours
Deco Bike Tour departs from Miami Beach at 10:30am and 2:30pm. See special offer on page 43. On Miami Beach at 210 10th St. and 1655 James Ave., both at Map I-13, and Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, Map I-11, 305-604-0001. www.bikemiami.com
Step into a luxurious Mercedes touring vehicle for an approximately 3.5-hour driving tour to Miami’s premier neighborhoods and iconic sights. Tours begin in the famous South Beach Art Deco District, and go through glamorous Coral Gables, bustling Brickell, charming Coconut Grove and vibrant Little Havana! See movie locations, celebrity homes, Miami landmarks including Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the Versace Mansion, and enjoy three scenic stops. Maximum seating of eight guests makes this the most intimate way to see Miami. Private and custom tours available. Info and bookings at 1-800-979-3370. Map I-11. www.allaboutmiamitours.com u
Balearia Bahamas Express
Balearia Bahamas Express offers fast ferry service between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island. The 76-mile trip takes from 2.5 to three hours, depending on weather conditions, with several departures per week. With such a convenient operating schedule, passengers will depart and return on the same day, and still spend several hours of fun and sun in the Bahamas! The ferry departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale (Map A-14, then north) at 9am, and arrives back in Fort Lauderdale at 9pm. Office hours daily, 10am7pm. For more information please call Balearia at 1-866-329-5350 or 1-866-699-6988. u
Bike and Roll-Segway Tours
Let your Segway do all the work while you take in Miami’s famous sites and unique architecture. The Art Deco Segway Tour departs daily from 10:30am and 2:30pm, and the Segways@Sunset Tour departs daily at 6pm, both from the Miami Beach locations. The Miami River Segway Tour departs from Bayside Marketplace at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. The Glide & Ride package has the best of both worlds – a Segway tour and full-day bike rental! See special offer on page 43. On Miami Beach at 210 10th St. and 1655 James Ave., both at Map I-13, and Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, Map I-11, 305-604-0001. www.segwaymiami.com
Duck Tours Miami & Duck TouRS Fort Lauderdale
The amphibious “Duck” vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey to famous Miami and Fort Lauderdale landmarks before a dramatic “Splashdown” into the beautiful Florida waterways. Tours are each 90-minutes long. The Miami tour includes South Beach, the Art Deco District and “Millionaire’s Row.” Fort Lauderdale tour includes Las Olas Boulevard, mega-yachts, homes of the rich and famous, and so much more! See special offer on page 41. At 1661 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2217, Map I-13; Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Suite S234, downtown Miami, 305-673-2217, Map I-10; 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Suite 220,
Bike and Roll-Bike Rentals & Tours
Rentals start at just $15 per day, and are available by the hour, half-day, day or week! Bike and Roll carries all new bikes including cruisers, mountain, fitness, hybrids and road bikes. Rentals come with a lock, helmet, bag and free map. Bike across the Venetian Islands, visit Bayside Marketplace, South Beach and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, or ride to beautiful Key Biscayne. The Art 38
Fort Lauderdale, 954-761-4002, Map A-14, then north on A1A. www.ducktoursflorida.com www.ducktourssouthbeach.com www.fortlauderdaleducktours.com u
Island Queen Cruises
Enjoy a 90-minute, narrated sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay! See the downtown Miami skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row.” Each vessel has two decks – the bottom salon is completely enclosed and air conditioned while the upper deck is open with a protective awning. Cruises depart at 10:30am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Several holiday cruises offered throughout the year; please call for information. See special offer on page 45. Cruises depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-3795119. Map I-10. www.islandqueencruises.com u
Jungle Queen Riverboat
The World Famous Barbeque Ribs, Chicken & Shrimp Dinner Cruise departs at 6pm nightly. Cruise up the New River to Jungle Queen’s private tropical isle for an All-You-Wish-To-Eat dinner and variety show! Adults, $42.95; Children 3-12, $22.95. Also, fully narrated three-hour Sightseeing Cruises up the historic New River past “Millionaire’s Row” with a stop-off at our private tropical isle to see rare birds, monkeys and an alligator exhibition. Cruises depart daily at 9:30am and 1:30pm. Adults, $19.95; Children 3-12, $12.95. See special offer on this page. Cruises require reservations and depart from Bahia Mar Beach Resort Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-5596. Map A-14, then north on A1A. www.junglequeen.com u
The most exciting sightseeing experience in Miami! Feel the excitement of being the captain of your own private mini speedboat throughout Biscayne Bay on a 90-minute narrated tour. See landmarks including Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Fisher Island, the Miami skyline and Bayside Marketplace. Winner of the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor! See special offer on this page. At Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Pier 3, Miami, 305-904-7750. Map H-10. www.speedboattours.com 40
Thriller Miami Speedboat
downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and Aventura. Hotel transportation available; call for details and reservations. Open daily, 10am-8pm. At North Perry Airport, 603 SW 77 Way, Pembroke Pines, 954605-8155. Map A-9, then north. www.tourhelicopter.com
Take a thrilling, high-speed tour past some of Miami’s most famous locales! The tour provides the ultimate sightseeing experience in true “Miami Vice” style. See the mansions of the rich and famous on Star Island, Fisher Island and Miami Beach, and see the Art Deco district of South Beach from Thriller’s unique perspective in the Atlantic Ocean. Tours depart at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm. Additional tours at 6:30pm and 7:45pm available in most months; please call for details. Now offering more private tours on our second identical speedboat! See special offer on this page. Tours depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 1-877288-5595. Map I-10. www.thrillermiami.com u
Experience the Jetlev, a groundbreaking flight system that shatters the limitations of all flying machines that came before it! This water powered jetpack has a motorcycle-style throttle that allows you to climb, dive or hover 30 feet above or below the surface of the water with a state of the art watercraft-meets-aircraft that is unlike anything else. Our certified staff will be there to guide you during your flight and will have you soaring high and performing tricks in no time! Enjoy a two-hour excursion that includes a scenic boat ride and 30 minutes of flying time. Locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Additional information about Zainojet at 305-230-4037. www.zainojet.com
Experience a freedom others only dream about at South Florida’s most thrilling attraction! The variety of tour packages allow passengers to see as little or as much of Miami and Fort Lauderdale as desired. Featured sites include Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Haulover Beach, South Beach, Fisher Island, Virginia Key,
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Coconut Grove Gallery Walk
First Saturday of the month, 7pm-10pm. Coconut Grove is Miamiâ€™s original arts district! Visit several renowned art galleries and check out exhibitions by local, professional and emerging artists! Hors dâ€™oeuvres, drinks and live music at some galleries. Map K-8. Info at 305-461-5506. www.coconutgrove.com u
Art Deco District Walking Tours
Daily, 10:30am; additional tour Thursdays, 6:30pm. This 90-minute tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern building styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Tours depart from the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-2014. Map I-13. www.mdpl.org u
Lincoln Road Art Walk
First Saturday of the month, 7pm-10pm. View works by local artists at ArtCenter South Florida Studios on famous Lincoln Road. See photography, painting, video and mixed media works. At 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-674-8278. Map I-13. www.artcentersf.org
Wynwood Art Walk
Second Saturday of the month, 7pm-11pm. Tour galleries in the Wynwood Arts District, a trendy, artistic neighborhood, home to more than 70 art galleries and spaces. The main area of the Art Walk is between NE 20 St. and NE 36 St., and from NW 2 Ave. to NE 2 Ave. Parking is best before 7pm. Map H-10. www.wynwoodartwalk.com
coral Gables Art Gallery stroll
First Friday of the month, 6pm-10pm. Enjoy outstanding exhibitions at local galleries, with refreshments at some galleries. Complimentary trolley service available to and from many of the galleries. Begin at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables, 305-444-4493. Map J-7. www.coralgables.com
Here are some places geared toward younger members!
Greater Miami offers plenty of fun for the whole family... Miami Children’s Museum: Play, learn, imagine, create! Explore indoor and outdoor interactive, bilingual galleries filled with hundreds of exhibits including a two-story sandcastle of dreams, a 32-foot rock climbing wall, and an interactive outdoor play space. Miami Children’s Museum also offers arts and educational programming for the whole family, seasonal classes, camps and birthday parties. Free admission on the third Friday of every month from 3pm-9pm. See special offer on page 47. At 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-373-5437. Map I-11. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
tropical Amazonian Rainforest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys. Enjoy the antics at the “Hangin’ With Orangs” orangutan show, and several other shows held daily. See special offer on page 28. At 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305-235-1611. Map P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com
Miami Seaquarium: Kids of all ages can enjoy
Monkey Jungle: Escape on a jungle safari and
see crab-eating monkeys diving for treats at the Wild Monkey Swimming Pool. Delve into the lush,
Miami Seaquarium, famous for Lolita the Killer Whale and Flipper the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. There’s wet and dry fun to be found at Salty’s Pirate Playground. Plus, learn about the marine animals like the endangered manatee and sea turtle. At Dolphin Harbor, get up-close and personal with the dolphins like never before! At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-3615705. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com
Zoo Miami is a nearly 350-acre cageless zoo with more than 2,000 animals. Enjoy the Wacky Barn petting zoo, Wings of Asia Aviary, playgrounds, tram tours, monorail, gift shops and more! At 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-251-0400. Map O-1. www.zoomiami.org
Coral Castle is one of the Top 10 Historic Hot
Spots in South Florida! Seen on national TV shows including Ancient Aliens and Good Morning America. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-2486345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.com
Jungle Island: See animals from alligators and
flamingos to orangutans, leopards and even a white lion! Don’t miss the daily wildlife shows, aviary and Petting Barn! See special offer on page 31. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com
Butterfly World: Stroll through tropical gardens
with ten thousand live butterflies. Hand-feed the lorikeets and enjoy the botanical gardens, museum and live Bug Zoo. See special offer on this page. At Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, 954-977-4400. Map A-12, then north on I-95 to Sample Rd., then west. www.butterflyworld.com The Miami Science Museum makes science fun with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Kids can explore the Wildlife Center, which houses tortoises, eagles, reptiles and insects, and learn about the planets and stars in the Planetarium, which has multiple shows throughout the day. At 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-646-4200. Map J-9. www.miamisci.org
Everglades Safari Park: Take an airboat ride through nature’s wildlife to see alligators and other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat! Children under 5 get in free. See special offer on page 30. At 26700 SW 8 St. (also called Tamiami Trail or US 41), Miami, 786-292-2670. Map I-1. www.evergladessafaripark.com SeaTrek Reef Encounter at the Miami Seaquarium is an underwater walking journey
through a 300,000 gallon tropical reef. While wearing a state-of-the-art dive helmet, guests breathe freely and feel right at home under the sea! Note: Ages 10 and older welcome. At the Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com
K1 Speed-South Florida provides novice and
veteran drivers the opportunity to experience an authentic racing atmosphere. The center’s three large indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns. Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall to race. At 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044. Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com 47
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Finding Your Way
Finding your way
ake a moment to look at our map on pages 48-49 and get familiar with the major Miami roadways. Streets and Terraces generally run east-west. Avenues, Places, Roads and Courts are aligned north-south. But look carefully in other areas that have their own street systems: Hialeah, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Opa Locka, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. Miami is divided into four sections, with Flagler Street marking the north and south sectors, and Miami Avenue dividing the city into east and west.
• I-95 is the major north-south expressway that provides access to all of South Florida, and continues all the way north to Maine! • U.S.1 is a main thoroughfare throughout South Florida. From downtown Miami to NE 213 Street in northern Miami-Dade County, it is called Biscayne Blvd. In parts of Broward County, it is called Federal Hwy. Going south, U.S.1 continues to the Florida Keys. • Florida’s Turnpike extends north to Orlando and Central Florida from State Road 836 in the southwest part of Miami. The Homestead Extension of the Turnpike is located in the western part of the county and continues south until it merges with U.S.1 in Homestead. This is a toll road; $1.25 eastbound, $1 with SunPass. • From Kendall to the northern part of Miami, State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) runs north-south, then runs east-west, connecting with I-95 at the Golden Glades Interchange in North Miami. • A1A (called Collins Avenue in Miami Beach) runs north-south for 52 miles, paralleling Florida’s beaches along the east coast.
• State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway) is the major east-west expressway connecting Florida’s Turnpike (Homestead Extension) to State Road 826, I-95 and Miami Beach via I-395. Toll: $2.25 eastbound; $2 with SunPass. • State Road 112 leads to/from Miami International Airport, to/from I-95, and to Miami Beach via I-195. Toll: $1.25 eastbound; $1 with SunPass. • State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) runs east-west, connects with I-95 and continues east to the beaches. • Gratigny Parkway runs east-west between the Palmetto Expressway and NW 32 Ave. Toll: $1.25; $1 with SunPass. • Eight causeways link the mainland and the beaches: • Rickenbacker to/from Key Biscayne; Toll: $1.50 • I-395 (MacArthur Causeway) to/from 5 Street • Venetian Causeway to Dade Blvd.; Toll: $1.50 • I-195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway) to/from 41 Street • Kennedy Causeway to/from 79 Street • Broad Causeway to/from Bay Harbor and Bal Harbour; Toll: $1 • Sunny Isles Causeway to/from 163 Street • William Lehman Causeway to/from 192 Street
Taxi Fares Flat rate fares: Miami-Dade County has created flat rate fares for trips between Miami International Airport and certain areas. Prices include tolls and $2 surcharge by the airport and seaport authorities, but not gratuity. Taxis are available only on the Arrivals Level at the airport.
Non-flat rate fares from the Airport (Estimates): South Coconut Grove $21.70 Gables by the Sea/South Gables $33.70 Downtown Coral Gables/Miracle Mile $19 Dadeland $31.30 University of Miami $21.70 Key Biscayne $41 Homestead North $74.50 South $79.30 Central Downtown Miami $21.70 North (not Miami Beach) 79 Street $26.50 Select airport area hotels (Zones A & B) $10-$14
Port of Miami/Cruise Ships $24 Miami Beach • Government Cut to 63 Street (this includes all locations, with the exceptions of Watson Island, Biscayne Island, Hibiscus Island, Star Island, Palm Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island and Rivo Alto Island) $32 • Mid-Beach area (63 Street-87 Terrace) $37 • North Beach area (includes Surfside, Indian Creek Village, Bal Harbour) $43 • Sunny Isles to Golden Beach $52 • Key Biscayne $41 • Coral Gables $14-$19 Taxi (Wheelchair accessible): Metro Taxi Super Yellow Cab Yellow Cab Central Cab Flamingo Taxi
• Estimated cost per trip with 1-5 passengers. One fare pays for all passengers. • The meter starts at $2.50, with a $2.40 per mile charge. Passengers pay $0.40 for each additional 1/6-mile. Trips from the airport or seaport start $2 higher with a surcharge imposed by the airport and seaport authorities. • $0.40/minute ($24/hour) waiting charge. Meter fares do not include wait time, which vary according to time of day, weather and traffic. • Drivers can add tolls to the meter fares. Those additions will be at the discounted SunPass rate.
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Metromover is an automated people-mover system that serves downtown Miami from Omni to Brickell, and connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations. It connects with Metrobus at the Omni, Government Center and Brickell stations. In addition, several bus routes operate close to most of the 20 Metromover stations, one about every two blocks. Metromover’s inner and outer (Omni and Brickell) loops run from 5am-midnight, seven days a week, with service often extended during special events. Trains arrive frequently. Fare: free.
For express bus service from the Miami International Airport to Miami Beach at a bargain price, check out the Airport Flyer, Bus Route 150, which departs from the bus bay area of the Miami International Airport Metrorail station, and runs daily from 6am-11:30pm. This express service offers free Wi-Fi for the ride and plenty of space for luggage. Fare: $2.35 each way.
The EASY Card is a durable, plastic, reloadable card that allows for the purchase of one-day, seven-day or monthly fare amounts, or a fixed amount. Balance protection is available in case of loss or theft. The card has an initial $2 charge. Purchase by calling the EASY Card Center at 786-469-5151. The EASY Ticket is also reloadable, but expires after 60 days from the date of purchase. The EASY Ticket cannot be purchased or reloaded online or by phone. The 7 Day Pass, which can be added to an EASY Card or an EASY Ticket, offers unlimited access to all Miami-Dade County public transportation for seven consecutive days for $26.
On Miami Beach, try the South Beach Local, Bus Route 123, for an easy way to get around! It runs every 13-20 minutes daily. See page 52 for routes and schedule. Fare: 25¢ per ride. The City of Miami Trolley has four routes that take passengers to many of the city’s best neighborhoods, including Brickell, downtown and midtown, and attractions such as Bayside Marketplace and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Trolleys also stop at many Metromover and Metrorail stations. For a complete schedule please visit the official website, www.miamigov.com/trolley. Fare: free.
For detailed information and schedules, call 305-891-3131 (TTY: 305-499-8971) or visit www.miamidade.gov/transit Tri-Rail is the commuter rail system that links MiamiDade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, providing free connecting shuttles to/from all three airports. Passengers must have an EASY Card loaded with the appropriate fare or a valid paper ticket prior to boarding the train. Shuttles depart from: • Miami International: Lower level, Concourse E • Fort Lauderdale Int’l: Lower level, Terminals 1-4 • Palm Beach International: Palm Tran bus #44, in front of Baggage Claim Weekday fare: $4.40-$11.55/person round trip; $2.50$6.90/person one way. Weekend and holiday fare: $5/ person, $2.50 for ages 5-12, seniors 65+ and students with ID. Info at 1-800-874-7245. www.tri-rail.com
Metrorail, Miami-Dade County’s 24.4-mile, elevated rapid-transit system, runs from the Kendall area in the southern end of the county north to the city of Medley. Its 23 stations provide connections to major businesses and cultural and shopping centers. Riders also can transfer to Tri-Rail at the Tri-Rail Metrorail station and travel north to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Metrorail riders must use an EASY Card or EASY Ticket, as the faregates do not accept cash. All Metrorail trains have free Wi-Fi. Metrorail operates daily, 5am-midnight. On weekdays, trains arrive approximately every 10 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes at midday, and every 30 minutes from about 8pm-midnight. On weekends, trains run approximately every 30 minutes. Parking is available at 18 stations for $4 daily, including weekends and holidays. An EASY Card or EASY Ticket is required to ride the Metrorail. Fare: $2 per ride.
SunPass offers a convenient, pre-paid option for most tolls in Florida, at a discounted rate. It is required to use the new Express Lanes (the two left lanes) on I-95 in Miami-Dade County, both north and southbound. All tolls going from Miami-Dade County south to the Florida Keys are SunPass only. SunPass is already in most rental cars and taxis, and is available for sale online. Cash replenishment is now available at more than 4,000 area locations. Info at 1-888-865-5352. www.sunpass.com
The Metrorail Orange Line refers to trains that travel to the Miami International Airport Metrorail Station. It provides direct access from the airport to downtown, as well as greater connectivity between various modes of transit throughout Miami-Dade County, including the airport’s Rental Car Center. Trains arrive approximately every 10 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes at midday, and every 30 minutes from about 8pm-midnight. With the opening of this line in July 2012, Miami joined the ranks of other major metropolitan areas around the world with rapid transit connections to their airports!
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Metrobus provides daily bus service throughout MiamiDade County. Service is available from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne on the east side of the county, to Kendall and Westchester on the west end, and from as far north as the city of Hallandale Beach in Broward County, to as far south as the middle Florida Keys. Metrobus operates seven days a week and several routes run 24 hours a day. The system, designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, serves all major businesses, shopping, entertainment and cultural centers and major hospitals. All buses are wheelchair-accessible. Bus to bus transfers are free with the EASY Card or EASY Ticket. Metrobus fareboxes accept cash. Fare: $2 each way.
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Some stops along the way: Washington Ave. Route Jewish Museum of Florida on 3 Street Wolfsonian-FIU Museum on 10 Street Post Office between 13 and 14 Streets Lincoln Road between 16 and 17 Street Along & Near 17 Street The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater New World Center Convention Center Miami Beach City Hall Miami Beach Botanical Garden Holocaust Memorial Along/Near Alton Road Post Office Miami Beach Marina South Pointe Drive
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The Town of Surfside is a beautiful beachfront community that is perfect for a relaxing escape, vacation, seasonal retreat or your permanent residence. Gorgeous, pleasant, safe, and convenient, Surfside has all the amenities expected in a tropical paradise. Here you are within walking distance of world class dining and shopping, fantastic public beaches, a variety of public parks and playgrounds, tennis courts and recreational facilities, all in Surfside! With Miami Beach and South BAL Beach to the south, and Bal HARBOUR Harbour to the north, Surfside has 96th St earned a truly superb reputation N as a destination of choice. E W For the very best in a community S and destination with all of the amenities and activities available 95th St under the sun – and the moon – SURFSIDE discover the wonders of Surfside. BEACH Surfside has about a mile of public beach, that is peaceful, clean, pleasant, safe and free of ATLANTIC commercial intrusion, and will rival OCEAN 94th St any beach in the world! A1A
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Surfside also has its own wonderful business and commercial district with fine restaurants, all reasonably priced, and a great variety of stores and services. Hotels and resorts provide accommodations for all tastes and budgets.
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TURTLES This unique public art event will decorate the Town from January 2013 to June 2014. The subject is the beloved loggerhead turtle – with a twist. Each Surfside Turtle has been painted in bright colors and exciting themes by well-known South Florida artists. View all 18 turtles while exploring what our downtown has to offer.
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Useful Phone Numbers ANY EMERGENCY
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 Coast Guard (Marine Emergencies) 305-535-4368 *3-4-7 Roadside Assistance from a Cell Phone Traffic Reports/Traveler Info 5-1-1 General Information
Local Questions and Information 3-1-1 Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau 305-539-3000 Miami Beach Tourism Hotline 305-673-7400 Miami-Dade Transit Agency Special Transportation Services 305-630-5300 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration 305-762-3300 Passport Information Center 1-877-487-2778 Consumer Protection Services 305-375-4222 U.S. Postal Service 1-800-275-8777 Florida Operator (Press 0) 1-866-693-6748 Weather Service 305-229-4550 Switchboard Miami 305-358-1640 Medical Care
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The Coral Gables Trolley is a convenient, free mode of transportation that runs through the downtown area and surrounding areas. The north/south route runs along Ponce de Leon Blvd., from the Douglas Road Metrorail Station to Flagler Street. This service runs every 10-15 minutes from 6:30am-8pm, Monday through Friday, and until 10pm on the first Friday of the month during the Coral Gables Art Gallery Stroll.
1-800-992-3404 1-800-826-2181 1-800-336-8472 1-800-347-2683
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Additional information about the Trolley at 305-460-5070 and www.coralgables.com
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1101 Brickell Ave., #900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-1889
25 SE 2 Ave., #600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-6295
700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., #505 . . . . . 305-358-6303
2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #1300 . . . . . 786-515-1201
80 SW 8 St., #2600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-285-6200
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., #1600 . . . . . . . . . . 305-579-1600
CHILE 800 Brickell Ave., #1200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-8623 COLOMBIA 280 Aragon Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-764-3326
2730 SW 3 Ave., #401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-871-7485
1038 Brickell Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-358-3220
117 NW 42 Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-539-8214
1395 Brickell Ave., #1050 . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-403-4150
100 N. Biscayne Blvd., #2200 . . . . . . . . . 305-358-0290
1001 Brickell Bay Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-400-6400
1101 Brickell Ave., #603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-679-9945
259 SW 13 St., #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-859-2003
7171 Coral Way, #311 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-269-3131
100 N. Biscayne Blvd., #1800 . . . . . . . . . 305-925-9400
4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #590 . . . . . . 305-374-6322
25 SE 2 Ave., #609 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-374-8431
80 SW 8 St., #3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-530-9090
1399 SW 1 Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-268-4900
701 Brickell Ave., #500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-866-0480
1332 W. Flagler St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-265-1415
5775 Blue Lagoon Dr., #200 . . . . . . . . . 305-447-3700
25 SE 2 Ave., #705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-374-9090
444 Brickell Ave., #M-135 . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-347-2420
2655 LeJeune Rd., #203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-446-5511
825 Brickell Bay Dr., #1450 . . . . . . . . . . 305-377-6700
2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #610 . . . . . . . . . . . 305-443-8917
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Where you want to Beach Escape to Hollywood, Florida and discover its world-famous oceanfront Broadwalk, beautiful beaches and coastal eco-preserves. Explore the downtown entertainment district brimming with diverse dining, music and nightlife. Getting around Hollywood is a breeze with trolleys and water taxi service available day and night. From full-service resorts and boutique hotels to historic small lodgings just steps from the sea and sand, you will love what you find in Hollywood, Florida.
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Home to America’s only living barrier coral reef, the Florida Keys stretch more than 200 miles; beginning with Virginia Key near Miami, and ending with the uninhabited Dry Tortugas.
and Marina at Holiday Isle (Mile Marker 84), selfproclaimed home to the Rum Runner cocktail. No visit to the Keys is complete without venturing ALL the way down US 1 to Key West. With Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cats, the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum (complete with treasure from sunken ships!), the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, the adventures of Duval Street nightlife and more, Key West is not to be missed! Key West offers plentiful opportunities to dive, snorkel, sail and laze around too. Key West is also home to both the southernmost winery and the southernmost brewery in the United States. Watch the sun rise on one side of Key West and watch the sun set on the other – with so much to do in between.
In between is a chain of islands populated by equally colorful people, flora and fauna. To live in the Keys is to be a character – in the best way possible. Artists, musicians, fishermen and writers, from the famous to the infamous, have made their homes in the Florida Keys. Key Largo, the largest of the Keys, is famous for the 1948 movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Key Largo has beautiful resorts and is close to both John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Everglades, making it an ideal spot for those who want to kayak and scuba dive.
Throughout the Keys, great food, often featuring fresh local seafood, abounds. Don’t miss the state parks, campgrounds and these points of interest as well: Theater of the Sea at Mile Marker 84.5, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center at Mile Marker 50 or Bahia Honda State Park at Mile Marker 37.
Moving south, Islamorada, known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, is the perfect place to launch a sport fishing trip and take advantage of the plentiful game fish off its shores. The less energetic may choose just to loaf at the World Famous Tiki Bar at Postcard Inn Beach Resort
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Fury Water Adventures is the number one excursion in and on the waters of Key West! Fury’s expertly maintained state-ofthe-art fleet of boats offers the best in safety too! Choose from underwater explorations on one of Fury’s catamaran reef snorkeling boats, thrills in the air on parasailing boats, get a chance to see marine life without getting wet on a glass bottom boat, or take in Key West’s famous sunset aboard a Sunset Sail or Sunset Cruise. Water sports enthusiasts will love Fury’s Ultimate Adventure, which includes reef snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking! Info: 1-866-748-9412 www.furykeywest.com
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Art Galleries & Museums
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (305-949-6722) hosts an eclectic mix of music, dance performing arts and theatre. In Coral Gables, the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater (305-444-9293) presents wellknown mainstage productions, and the Theatre for Young Audiences. The PlayGround Theater at the Miami Theatre Center (305-751-9550) is also perfect for children. Smaller, but wonderful theaters abound in Miami – including the GableStage at the Biltmore (305-445-1119), City Theatre (305-755-9401) and New Theatre (305-443-5909).
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Bass Museum of Art
Located in the heart of South Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers an overview of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and textiles, as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Visit Florida’s only Egyptian Gallery at the Bass! This gallery showcases a sarcophagus, mummy and other objects of Egyptian antiquity. Educational programs, lectures, concerts and live performances, along with free family days, complement the works on view. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. At 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530. Map I-13. www.bassmuseum.org
Miami City Ballet (305-929-7000) is known for blending classical ballet with avant-garde. During the holidays, MCB presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Tigertail Productions (305-3244337) presents dance and music performances as well as the literary and visual arts. Miami Light Project (305-576-4350) offers innovative global dance, music and theatre artists. The Miami Hispanic Ballet (305-549-7711) presents the annual International Ballet Festival of Miami during August and September. Other dance companies such as Momentum Dance Company (305-858-7002), Ballet Flamenco La Rosa (305-899-7729), and Ballet Etudes of South Florida (305-557-1142) all present our cultural diversity with innovative choreography.
Deering Estate at Cutler
The former home of wealthy agricultural industrialist Charles Deering, who amassed more than 4,000 pieces of art, now houses a small collection of art and historic furnishings. Explore the Artist Village, where original works are created and displayed. Open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas), 10am-5pm. The Deering Estate also hosts several art festivals annually; please call or visit the website for more information. At 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668. Map O-5. www.deeringestate.org u
HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, collections and city tours, HistoryMiami advocates for understanding the importance of the past to shape Miami’s future. Open Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adult admission, $8; students and seniors with ID, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-3751492. Map I-10. www.historymiami.org
The New World Symphony (305-673-3330), housed in the New World Center, offers an impressive range of programs, from orchestral and chamber music concerts to special events. Recognized for excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (305-275-5666) presents highquality symphonic music. Florida Grand Opera (305-854-7890) features impressive works with international performers. Every year in March, the Miami Bach Society (305-6691376) presents the internationally-acclaimed Tropical Baroque Music Festival. The Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program (305-448-7421) presents extraordinary artists and musicians, from classical to jazz. The Rhythm Foundation (305672-5202) presents world music by established and innovative artists from all over of the globe!
Sculptor Kenneth Treister’s conception of the six million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. This poignant, soul-stirring monument features a photographic mural of the death camps and a Memorial Wall with the names of victims. Open daily, 9am-sunset. Free entry. At 1933 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-1663. Map I-13. www.holocaustmmb.org 64
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
The only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture! The museum is housed in two adjacent, restored National Register synagogues and features rotating exhibits including the core exhibition, “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida.” Enjoy history timelines, films, and visit Bessie’s Bistro for snacks and the Orovitz Museum Store. Open Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm; closed Mondays and all civil and Jewish holidays. Free entry on Saturdays. Adults, $6; seniors and students w/ ID, $5; children under 6, free. See special offer on this page. At 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-5044. Map I-13. www.jewishmuseum.com
Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age
A touring exhibition presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History and Moving Traditions.
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Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum, located on the University of Miami campus in beautiful Coral Gables, houses a permanent collection of Old Masters, contemporary art, Asian, Native American and African works, and a contemporary glass studio. Open Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., noon-4pm; closed Mondays. Adults, $10; seniors and students with ID, $5; children under 12, free. At 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, 305-284-3535. Map K-6. www.lowemuseum.org u
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Discover the 90 year evolution of the bat mitzvah ritual and learn the stories of nearly 100 b’not mitzvah, including florida girls and women.
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The tropical mystique animates the fertile imagination with captivating artworks of Miami and its cultural intersections that meld the human figure with fabulous fruit and flora. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 www.jewishmuseum.com Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM
The Museum is supported by individual contributions, foundations, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.
Miami Art Museum
Miami’s flagship art museum presents a collection that focuses on international art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami. Open Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm.; closed Mondays. Free museum admission every second Saturday of the month. Adults, $8; seniors, $4; under 12 and students with ID, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-3000. Map I-10. www.miamiartmuseum.org u
Miami Science Museum
MiaSci inspires people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology, in order to better understand ourselves and the world around us. The Sea Lab exhibit features live stingrays in a 3,000 gallon “touch tank,” where visitors can actually touch one of these amazing animals! Open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas),10am-6pm. Adults, $14.95; seniors 62+, children 3-12 and students with ID, $10.95; children under 2, free. At 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-646-4200. Map J-9. www.miamisci.org u
museum of contemporary art north miami 770 NE 125th Street North Miami, Florida 33161 P 305 893 6211 F 305 891 1472 www.mocanomi.org
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in 65
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examining the art of our time. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Wed., 1pm-9pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adults $5; seniors and students with ID, $3; children under 12, free. The last Friday of the month is Jazz at MoCA, featuring a free jazz concert at 8pm, with the museum open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-893-6211. Map D-11. www.mocanomi.org u
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Initially a small gallery of less than 3,000 sq ft., the museum grew to achieve local, national and international recognition as one of South Florida’s key cultural institutions. Free admission. Located on the Florida International University’s campus, 10975 SW 17 St., Miami, 305-348-2890. Map J-2. http://thefrost.fiu.edu u
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, with its unique architecture, lush gardens and opulent interiors, is a National Historic Landmark and Europeaninspired estate that offers the perfect place to spend an hour or an afternoon! The 90-minute Discover Vizcaya Audio Tour is available for purchase at the ticket booth for $5 and gives visitors additional information about the historic estate. Stop by the Vizcaya Café and Shop for tasty bites, souvenirs and gift items! Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm; closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adults, $15; children 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+ and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-250-9133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org
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The Wolfsonian-FIU is located in the heart of South Beach and houses approximately 120,000 objects that date from 1885-1945. Its fascinating collection of objects from the modern era focus on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. Open daily, noon-6pm; Fridays, noon-9pm; closed Wednesdays. Free admission every Friday from 6pm-9pm. At 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1001. Map I-13. www.wolfsonian.org
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World Erotic Art Museum
Home to the largest collection of erotic art in America, the museum features antique and contemporary works from all cultures and art mediums in a tasteful, historic timeline display. The priceless collection includes one-of-a-kind paintings, tapestries, sculptures and art objects. Note: Ages 18 and older welcome. Open Mon.Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sun., 11am-midnight. Adults, $15; seniors 60 and older, $14; students with ID, $13.50. At 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-9336. Map I-13. www.weam.com
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Miami Symphony Orchestra ............ 305-275-5666 New World Symphony at the New World Center ......................... 305-673-3330 Rhythm Foundation .............................. 305-672-5202 University of Miamiâ€™s Frost School of Music ................................................... 305-284-2241
Venues Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts .................................... 305-949-6722 American Airlines Arena .................... 786-777-1000 Bank Atlantic Center ............................ 954-835-7000 Colony Theater ........................................ 305-674-1040 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater ........... 305-673-7300 Gusman Center for the Performing Arts .................................... 305-374-2444 James L. Knight Center ........................ 305-416-5970 Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park ......................................... 305-358-7550 New World Center .............................. 305-673-3330 Miami Beach Conv. Center ............... 305-673-7311 Miami-Dade County Auditorium... 305-547-5414
Dance Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida........... 305-935-3232 Ballet Etudes of South Florida ........ 305-557-1142 Ballet Flamenco La Rosa .................... 305-899-7729 Miami City Ballet ..................................... 305-929-7000 Miami Hispanic Ballet ........................... 305-549-7711 Momentum Dance Company ......... 305-858-7002
Music Coral Gables Congregational Church Community . Arts Program ....................................... 305-448-7421 Florida Grand Opera ........................... 305-854-7890 Hard Rock Live ........................................ 954-797-5531 Miami Bach Society ............................... 305-669-1376 Miami-Dade College Live Arts ....... 305-237-3010
Theaters/Performing Arts Actorsâ€™ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre ..................................... 305-444-9293 GableStage at the Biltmore .............. 305-445-1119 Miami Beach Cinematheque ........... 305-673-4567 Miami Light Project ............................... 305-576-4350 New Theatre ............................................. 305-443-5909 PlayGround Theater at the Miami Theatre Center .................... 305-751-9550 Tigertail Productions ............................ 305-324-4337
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Miami Outdoors The Real South Florida! Everglades National Park (Map I-1, Q-1 and U-1) is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, the country’s largest subtropical wilderness, a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. This River of Grass is home to wading birds, alligators, fish, turtles, snakes and other wildlife including the endangered manatee and Florida panther. The park is located on the southern tip of Florida and spans nearly 1.5-million acres. Being so large, it is accessible from different areas in South Florida. Information about each location is listed below, but please call or visit the website before going. www.nps.gov/ever
Visitor Center offers informational brochures and backcountry permits. Boat tours and canoe rentals available. At 815 Oyster Bar Ln., Everglades City, 239-695-3311. Free entry.
The most exciting sightseeing experience in Miami! Feel the excitement of being the captain of your own private mini speedboat throughout Biscayne Bay on a 90-minute narrated tour. See landmarks including Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Fisher Island, the Miami skyline and Bayside Marketplace. Winner of the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor! See special offer on page 40. At Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Pier 3, Miami, 305-904-7750. Map H-10. www.speedboattours.com
Entrances and Visitor Centers:
• Ernest Coe Visitor Center is open daily, from approximately 9am-5pm; main entrance to the park is open 24-hours a day. Features educational displays, informational brochures and an adjoining bookstore. Popular walking trails begin a short drive from the center. At 40001 State Rd. 9336, Homestead, 305-242-7700. There is a $10/car ($5/walkers or cyclists) entrance fee, good for seven consecutive days at any Everglades park. • Flamingo Visitor Center is open daily, from approximately 8am-4:30pm. It is the only visitor center not accessible from an outside entrance, and located 38-miles (about one hour’s drive) into the park from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center. Features backcountry permits, campground facilities, a public boat ramp, hiking trails and canoeing. Houseboat, canoe, kayak, bicycle rentals and boat tours available at the marina store. Information at 239-695-2945. • Shark Valley is open daily, 9:15am5:15pm. Features a guided tram tour, paved roads for bicycling, bicycle rentals and two short walking trails (one disabled accessible). Shark Valley is located at 36000 SW 8 St., Miami, 305221-8776. There is a $10/car ($5/walkers or cyclists) entrance fee, which is good for seven consecutive days at any Everglades park. • Gulf Coast Visitor Center is open mid-November to mid-April, 8am-4:30pm, and mid-April to mid-November, 9am-4:30pm. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as the gateway for exploring Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways. The
Experience the Jetlev, a groundbreaking flight system that shatters the limitations of every flying machine that has come before it! This water powered jetpack has a motorcycle-style throttle that allows you to climb, dive or hover 30 feet above or below the surface of the water with a state-of-the-art watercraft-meetsaircraft that is unlike anything else. Experience flight like never before! Our certified staff will be there to guide you during your flight and will have you soaring high and performing tricks in no time! Enjoy a two hour excursion that includes a scenic boat ride and 30 minutes of flying time. Locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, 305-230-4037. www.zainojet.com u
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures offers a wide variety of exciting naturalist-guided excursions for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts that combine adventure, recreation and history. Discover South Florida’s natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, canoe, bike and hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced naturalist guides, who are recreation specialists with extensive knowledge of the environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami-Dade County, 305-365-3018. www.miamiecoadventures.com 68
to sunset. An underground walkway connects the bay and ocean sides. Parking: Mon.-Fri., $5/car; weekends and holidays, $6/car; $15/ RV. Clothing-optional area designated at the northern 1/3-mile of beach. Note: Gawkers strongly discouraged! At 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-947-3525. Map D-14. www.miamidade.gov/parks
The park’s beautiful two-mile beach is consistently named among the top ten beaches in the nation, with its pristine sand and calm water. A Family Amusement Center includes a restored carousel by the sea and beachfront playground. Don’t miss the world-class golf course (see page 71 for information) and tennis center. Open daily, sunrise-sunset. Parking: Mon.-Fri., $5/car; weekends and holidays, $6/car. At 6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-3615421. Map L-12. www.miamidade.gov/parks u
Oleta River State Park
Oleta River’s mangrove forests, tropical hammocks and surrounding waters offer an urban oasis with outdoor activities including picnicking, playgrounds, camping, swimming at the 1,200-foot sandy beach and kayaking. The park is best known for its miles of off-road mountain biking trails, ranging from novice to expert levels of difficulty. Open daily, 8am-sunset. Admission: $6/car of 2-8 people; $4/car with 1 person; $2 for walk/bike-ins. At 3400 NE 163 St., North Miami Beach, 305-919-1844. Map C-13. www.floridastateparks.org u
Fruit and Spice Park
This 37-acre botanical garden boasts 500 varieties of spice plants, vegetables and exotic fruit trees from around the world, including 150 varieties of mangos and 75 varieties of bananas. Daily tours at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm. Open daily (except Christmas), 9am-5pm. Adults, $8; children 6-11, $2; under 6, free. At 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead, 305-247-5727. Map R-1. www.fruitandspicepark.org u
Matheson Hammock Park & Beach
A top-ranked family park with nature trails, sand beach with a manmade atoll pool, full service marina, picnic grounds and restaurant. Matheson is also a prime spot for kite-boarding with active breezes and calm shallow waters to make launching easy. Park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset; beach is open from 8:30am5pm on weekdays, 8:30am-6pm on weekends. Admission is $5/car, Mon.-Fri.; $6/car, Sat.-Sun. At 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, 305-665-5475. Map M-7. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Once a rock quarry, it is now a 249-acre park with a relatively-intact hardwood hammock and mangrove forest. Greynolds has bike and nature trails, a boathouse, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, bird rookery, volleyball nets and a ninehole regulation golf course. Open daily, sunrisesunset. Parking: $6/weekends and holidays; free on weekdays. At 17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 305-945-3425. Map C-12. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Biscayne National Park
The largest marine park in the U.S. National Park system, where visitors will experience an ecosystem with living coral reefs, mangrove shorelines and crystal clear Biscayne Bay waters. With 95 percent of its 172,000 acres covered by water, boating is the best way to experience the park. Trips are available through the park’s Concessioner; please call 305-2301100 or visit www.biscayneunderwater.com for details. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center (open daily, 9am-5pm) offers a variety of land-based opportunities to get to know the park. At 9700 SW 328 St., Homestead, 305-230-7275. Map S-3. www.nps.gov/bisc
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park & Cape Florida Lighthouse
Home to the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, and the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County today. Note: Children under 8 not permitted on the lighthouse. Sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. On-site cafés and bike rentals available. Open daily, 8am-sunset. Admission: $8/ car with 2-8 people; $4/car with 1 person; $2/ walk-in or bike-in. At 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5811. Map N-12. www.floridastateparks.org
Tropical Park is a 275-acre urban park in metropolitan Miami known for bicycling, tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer and softball. The park also has four separate lakes for fishing and boating, an Equestrian Center and a two-acre dog park. Open daily, sunrise-sunset. Parking: $5/ weekends and holidays; weekdays, free. At 7900 SW 40 St., Miami, 305-226-8316. Map J-5. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Haulover Beach Park & bill bird Marina
Oceanfront park with 1.5-miles of beach, complete marina, charter fishing boats, six tennis courts (Info. at 305-940-6719) and the Haulover Dog Park ($2 entry). Beach is open daily, sunrise 69
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loridaâ€™s variety of wildlife is majestic and vital to the health of its delicate ecosystem. The Everglades and the reefs along the coast are home to many interesting species; Florida is also the winter home to almost every kind of bird on the eastern seaboard. See below for descriptions of just some of the animals that call Florida home!
in the U.S.! Sea turtles can live to be 80-years-old.The biggest threat from humans to sea turtles are destruction of their nesting grounds, their entanglement in fishing nets and floating garbage, such as balloons and soda six-pack rings.
Sailfish are one of the most sought after game fish in the world, and can be found in plentiful numbers at the edge of the Gulf Stream right here in South Florida throughout the winter months. Characterized by its large dorsal fin and elongated bill, the sailfish is capable of powerful runs, acrobatic jumps and reelblistering dives, which may make your arms regret ever being tangled with this great fish!
Alligators are important to the Everglades for many reasons, including controlling the rodent population and keeping the wetlands wet during the dry season, thanks to the water that is stored in their gator holes. Male alligators tend to be about 14 feet long, while females are closer to 10 feet when fully grown. Although alligators were endangered at one time due to over-hunting for their hides, there are more than a million of them in Florida today! While alligators are in almost every inland body of water in Florida, the best place to see them is Everglades National Park.
Manatees are gentle giants that can be seen grazing on plant life in the canals and mangrove hammocks throughout South Florida. Distantly related to elephants, manatees can weigh up to 1,800 pounds, their newborn calves even weighing about 65 pounds! Like whales, they surface for air about every 20 minutes. Half their time is spent asleep, and their very slow metabolisms keep manatees in warm areas. Manatees are absolutely no threat to humans, and are in fact curious and friendly, but humans, especially in propeller driven boats, have harmed countless manatees. Of all the manatee deaths reported as caused by humans in Florida, the majority involved boats, so please be watchful for manatees while out on the water.
Three main varieties of Sea Turtles nest in Florida: green sea turtles, leatherbacks (which, as the name implies, do not have a boneytype shell) and loggerheads. All three are endangered species. Sea turtles navigate by using the magnetism of the earth; females return to the nesting grounds where they were born year after year. Florida is, in fact, home to the largest nesting ground for loggerheads
GRANADA GOLF COURSE 2001 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables 9-hole 305-460-5367 GREYNOLDS PARK GOLF COURSE 17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach 9-hole 305-949-1741 INTERNATIONAL LINKS MIAMI 1802 NW 37 Ave., Miami 18-hole 305-633-4583 MIAMI BEACH GOLF CLUB 2301 Alton Rd., Miami Beach 18-hole 305-532-3350 MIAMI SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores 18-hole 305-795-2360 MICCOSUKEE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 6401 Kendall Lakes Dr., Miami 3 courses, 9-hole 305-382-3930 Normandy Shores Golf Club 2401 Biarritz Dr., Miami Beach 18-hole 305-868-6502 PALMETTO GOLF COURSE 9300 SW 152 St., Miami 18-hole 305-238-2922
BILTMORE GOLF COURSE 1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables 18-hole 305-460-5364 COSTA GREENS GOLF CLUB 100 Costa del Sol Blvd., Miami In the community of Costa del Sol 18 hole 305-592-3300 COUNTRY CLUB OF MIAMI 6801 Miami Gardens Dr., Miami 2 courses, 18-hole 305-829-8456 CRANDON GOLF AT KEY BISCAYNE 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne 18-hole 305-361-9129 DON SHULA’S GOLF CLUB 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes 18-hole 305-820-8106 DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA 4400 NW 87 Ave., Doral 5 courses, 18-hole Home of “The Blue Monster” 305-592-2000 Fairmont Turnberry Isle CLUB 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura 2 courses, 18-hole 305-932-6200
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From 1-85 Streets. Public parking lots fill up quickly, especially on sunny days, weekends and holidays. Public restrooms at South Point Park, 3 Street, 6 Street, 10 Street, 14 Street, 21 Street, 46 Street, 53 Street, 64 Street and North Shore Park. The 12 Street Beach is gay-friendly. Most have free outdoor showers available for use. u
Public Access to the Beaches
South Pointe Park, 1 Street, 3 Street, Lummus Park (5-15 Streets), 21 Street, 46 Street, 53 Street, 64 Street, 72 Street, North Beach Park (79-87 Streets). In other areas, there may be hotels, condominiums or businesses that may have restricted access to the beach. Please park in designated public parking areas only.
Popular Miami Beaches
• Lummus Park (Ocean Drive from 5-15 Streets), with lots of palm trees, chickees for shade and snack stands. • North Shore (46-87 Streets, along Collins Avenue), featuring a walking trail, wooden boardwalks and barbecue facilities. Also visit Surfside (94-96 Streets, 305-864-0722), and Bal Harbour (95 Street to Haulover Bridge). • Haulover Beach (96 Street to Haulover Inlet, 305-947-3525) has lifeguards and picnic facilities. There is a designated clothing- optional section at the northern 1/3-mile of beach, in the signed area only. Note: Gawkers are strongly discouraged. • North of Haulover Beach (about 157 Street) to south of Golden Beach is Sunny Isles Beach (305-947-0606), which has several beach access points from Collins Avenue, including 165 Street and Collins Avenue (Pier Park). A lifeguard station is located at this park during operating hours.
Miami Beach Parking Garages
• 5 Street: On 5 Street and Alton Road • 7 Street: On 7 Street, between Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue • 12 Street: Half a block west of Washington Avenue, on Drexel Avenue and 12 Street • 13 Street: On 13 Street, half a block east of Collins Avenue • 16 Street: On 16 Street and Collins Avenue • 17 Street: On 17 Street, between Meridian Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue • 42 Street: On 42 Street, between Royal Palm Avenue and Sheridan Avenue u
Ocean Rescue Headquarters
Located at 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami, 305-6737714. A sub-headquarters is maintained at the north end of Miami Beach at 72 Street. The sub-headquarters site was originally established in 1876 as the “House of Refuge,” intended to help shipwreck victims. u
These stations are supported by Lieutenant personnel in four-wheel drive vehicles. Additional support is provided by all-terrain cycles, a rescue vessel, and other smaller jetdriven watercraft. All personnel are in contact with each other by radio transmitters that have the capability of communicating with the city’s Police and Fire/Rescue Departments.
Beach Wheelchair Made by DMR, a leader in custom wheelchairs, the Beach Wheelchair has over-sized tires that make it ideal for rolling easily over sand. Available for purchase or rental, the Beach Wheelchair also has accessories for greater ease of use. See ad on page 20 for more info. At DMR Corp., 10418 NW 31 Terr., Doral, 305-6669911. Map G-3. www.dmrcorp.com
Ocean Rescue Guards
Located at Jetty Beach, South Point Park, 1 St., 3 St., 5 St., 6 St., 8 St., 10 St., 12 St., 13 St., 14 St., 15 St., Lincoln Road (16 St.), 17 St., 18 St., 21 St., 29 St., 35 St., 46 St., 53 St., 64 St., 72 St., 74 St., 77 St., 79 St., 81 St., 83 St. and 85 St. u
Key Biscayne’s beaches rank among the nation’s finest, and their relatively calm waters make 72
and picnicking. For those interested in South Florida’s underwater beauty, this park has one of the easiest and most interesting shore dives in the area. Open daily, 8am-sunset. Admission is $6 per car of 2-8 people; $4 for 1 person in car; $2 per person for walk/bike-ins. Located at the northern end of Ocean Drive, a quarter-mile north of Dania Beach Blvd., at 6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach, 954-923-2833. www.floridastateparks.org
them a good choice for the family. Take the Rickenbacker Causeway exit from I-95 ($1.50 toll). Hobie Beach, located along the causeway, offers windsurfing, sailboard and sailboat rentals, but actual beach space is limited. Virginia Key Beach is also located at Rickenbacker Causeway, on Virginia Key between the mainland and Key Biscayne. Concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers are available. u
Crandon Park Beach
Continue past the Bear Cut Bridge and follow the signs on the left leading to popular Crandon Park Beach (305-361-5421). It has two miles of beach, a Visitor and Nature Center, kayak rentals, kite-board rentals, bike rentals and trails, cabanas, tennis, golf, multiple picnic areas with tables and grills and the Crandon Park Marina.
South Florida’s sun is inviting, but it’s easy to get too much of a good thing. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the sun without getting burned. These guidelines are based on a scale that assigns a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) to measure the degree to which a substance will block the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn. It is important to use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. • For those fair-skinned or prone to burning, use a sunscreen with a higher SPF rating of at least 30. Even if you are tan, protection is still necessary. The SPF rating should vary according to skin type. • The sun is strongest between 11am and 2pm, but burning can occur even in the early morning or late afternoon hours, especially during the summer. Use extra protection during peak hours. • Even on overcast days or in the shade, the sun’s rays can still burn. Protection is advised. • The sun’s rays reflect off water, increasing sun exposure. When swimming, choose a waterproof sunscreen that retains its SPF level even after 90-minutes in the water. • Children are more vulnerable to damage from the sun, so they need a waterproof sunscreen with a higher SPF. • Stay hydrated while at the beach; saltwater leeches moisture from skin. Drink plenty of water to replenish fluids, even if you’re not sweating, thirsty or hot.
At the end of Crandon Blvd. is beautiful Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (305-361-5811), home to the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. Note: Children under 8 not permitted on lighthouse. Cape Florida has beautiful beaches, bicycle trails, boat rentals, fishing, lifeguards and Boater’s Grill restaurant. Bike, beach chair and umbrella rentals available. Leashed pets welcome, but not permitted on the beach u
Two of the standout attractions of the quiet, family-oriented Surfside neighborhood are the shops and the picturesque secluded beach that is bordered by a path through the sand dunes. Rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums in Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an old-style Main Street with small shops and bistros. Located between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue. Additional info at 305-864-0722. www.visitsurfsidefl.com u
Hollywood’s miles of beautiful beaches are fringed by boutique shopping, dining, nightlife and the charming historic district. Wide beaches stretch six miles and include two miles of 1920s-era Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Visitors can utilize the convenient Hollywood Trolley service to go from Hollywood Beach to nearby Downtown, and experience the entire city! See page 9 for routes and information. More information is available at 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com u
Safe Sunning Tips
Swimming Safety Tips from the Miami Beach Patrol
• Always swim in a guarded area. Stay within the swim area boundaries. Don’t swim where surfers are active. • Pay attention to posted flags. • Rip currents or riptides are strong currents that can carry even the most experienced swimmer out to sea. If you get caught in a rip current, don’t panic. Swim parallel to the shoreline until you’re out of the rip current, then swim towards shore.
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
This park provides an abundance of recreational activities including canoeing, swimming, boating 74
Swim. Snorkel. Paddleboard. Dive. Float. Fish. Fly! Soar above the water suspended by a parachute or on a flyboard. Plunge below the surface and explore the reefs, or catch your own dinner!
In 1981, Miami-Dade County initiated an artificial reef program, and in 1998 established the South Beach Underwater Park, located 200 yards east of the beach between 1 and 5 Streets. The purpose was to expand the fish habitat while providing near-shore snorkeling and diving opportunities. One such opportunity, a 22-ton concrete margarita bar rests in 20-feet of water, just 100 yards east of Nikki Beach Club.
While Miami and Miami Beach are recognized for their nightlife and international cuisine, there is partying and feasting of a different sort taking place on and below the surface of our tropical waters! A dramatic yet peaceful underwater world patiently awaits its visitors: a world thriving with colorful marine life that frequently contrasts with the stillness of artificial reefs in and around which they so often congregate.
Deep sea fishing opportunities abound in Miami. Hire a charter boat and venture out into the open ocean to catch everything from marlin to mahi mahi and swordfish to snapper!
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www.miamicatamarans.com • www.flyboard305.com Rent your own 17’-40’ power boat. No license needed & Captain available Ask about our new “Flyboard” – Its fun and easy! Also offering: Stand-Up Paddleboards Kayak Rentals • Jet Ski Tours Mention Welcome Magazine for free snorkeling gear! Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove • 305-345-4104
TARPOON LAGOON PADI 5 STAR Dive Center Miami’s Only Waterfront Dive Shop! Voted Best of Miami ’99/’07 Lessons • Equipment • On-Site Pool • Trips Locations at: 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach • 305-532-1445 3200 Palm Ave., Hialeah • 305-887-8726 www.tarpoondivecenter.com
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Scuba divers have a variety of sites in deeper water, from the Tortuga, an intact freighter sitting upright in 110-feet of water to a pair of army tanks sitting in less than 50-feet of water east of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on 44 Street. Underwater Miami lives up to its reputation as the “Wreck-reational Capital of the World!” The surface also provides water recreation: Parasail from several locations along the beach or try a ride on an inflatable banana boat towed by a jet ski.
If tranquility and personal power are more your style, single or double kayaks and canoes are available from various watersports rental locations along the beach and bay. Power boat rentals and tours are also available. The roar of the engines, the wind in your face, the warmth of the sun come together for an exciting adventure! If the wind is your choice of power, Miami is one of the best places in the world to sail. South Biscayne Bay (Biscayne National Park) is a protected body of water that is home to the only living tropical reef in the continental U.S.
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A 70-year-old Art Deco landmark, the worldfamous Clevelander offers something for everyone looking for a good time! There are two rooftop decks with oceanfront and city views, enhanced poolside bars, a new café-style menu and late night dining, and the indoor music and dance venue, 1020 Lounge. Entertainment abounds at the Clevelander Pool+Patio, with everything from live bands to burlesque shows. At 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-4006. Map I-13. www.clevelander.com u
Mango’s Tropical Café
Miami’s hottest dance club! With the sultry sounds of reggae, Latin and Caribbean music, Mango’s comes alive with a show like no other. Experience one of the longest-running cabaret shows in the country – Mango’s Tropicana Style Dinner & Show, held nightly at 8pm! Mango’s is open daily, 11am-5am. See special offer on page 53. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305673-4422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com u
Mojitos Cuban Cuisine
Dance to live, traditional Cuban music at this restaurant/bar, and enjoy authentic Cuban dishes including the palomilla steak and the famed Cuban sandwich. Lunch, dinner and Happy Hour daily. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11am10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2:30am; daily Happy Hour, 4pm-7pm. At Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Entrance 3, Miami, 305-406-1002. Map I-2. www.mojitos.com
Kitchen 305 is a supper club, bar and ultra lounge, which converts into a nightclub after dinner! Themed events, DJ performances, fashion shows and other entertainment distinguish this venue from all the others, making Kitchen 305 the hottest spot in North Miami Beach! Mingle with stylish designers, models and celebrities, and locals enjoy top shelf drinks and special cocktails created by professional mixologists! See special offer on page 86. At the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, 305749-2110. Map B-14. www.kitchen305miami.com u
Villa Azur restaurant & Lounge
Villa Azur brings a new experience to the South Beach nightlife and dining scenes, with its unique cuisine and chic decor. In the later hours, Villa Azur features international DJs creating an energetic after-dinner ambiance. Enjoy fine wines from the restaurant’s in-house La Cave D’Azur wine cellar and a signature cocktail menu! Open daily, 6:30pm-3am. At 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688. Map I-13. www.villaazurmiami.com
Downtown Hollywood has a varied nightlife: restaurants, bars and clubs offering live jazz, reggae, Latin, rock and blues. Stroll along the Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach and stop in at any of the casual bars and restaurants. Along A1A south of Hollywood Blvd. are the Westin Diplomat and Nikki Marina, both feature restaurants and clubs. To the west is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Stirling Road and US 441/SR 7) and Seminole Paradise with gaming, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. Info at 954-924-2980. Map A-14, then north. www.gohollywoodfla.com
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
One of South Florida’s most exciting and picturesque attractions features a bustling casino, nightclubs, and restaurants and cafés from around the world! Open daily, the 850 slot machines, electronic table games and hi-stakes poker make a day or night at Gulfstream Park well worth the trip! Mention Welcome Magazine at Guest Services in Champions Plaza and receive a Welcome Packet with valuable savings, a free gift and a free play card for the Casino! Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale just minutes from the beaches and I-95 at 901 S.
Every Queen Needs A Palace! Since opening in 1988 Palace is still the only LGBT restaurant/ bar on world famous Ocean Drive. Palace also serves three meals daily and hosts the popular drag queen Sunday brunch, “Brunchic,” at 11:30am and 2pm. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11ammidnight; Fri.-Sun., 10am-2am. Located across Ocean Drive from gay-friendly 12 Street beach! 78
At 1200 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-5317234. Map I-13. www.palacesouthbeach.com u
Skybar at Shore Club
Skybar’s about hanging out, taking it in and making the scene! Each week there’s a new opportunity to chill out with specialty cocktails and buzz-worthy DJs. Skybar matches any mood at any time with its deeply-sensual ambiance and colorful tropical gardens. Enjoy all four distinct rooms: Redroom, Redroom Garden, Rumbar and Sandbar. At the Shore Club Hotel, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3100. Map I-13. www.shoreclub.com u
Miami’s oldest bar, having Liquor License #1, and a longtime favorite with locals for rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Live music nightly from DJs and bands; please check the website for details. Great Happy Hour food and drink specials! Open daily, 11:30am-5am, for lunch, dinner and late night dining. At 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-3741198. Map J-10. www.tobacco-road.com u
Nikki Beach Miami
Nikki Beach Miami has established itself as a landmark nightclub for exclusive parties and celebrations, and lives up to its reputation as a South Beach party playground for jet setters, celebrities, VIPs, and visitors alike. Resident DJ’s spin the best and latest in international house and dance music to bring out the party crowd! At 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111. Map I-13. www.nikkibeachmiami.com u
Upscale nightclub with two levels, four bars, more than 100 varieties of the world’s finest top shelf liquors, a second floor VIP lounge, and more! Dramatic design inspired by the grand Art Deco-style Hollywood homes of the 1930s and 40s. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sun., 11pm-5am. At 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-2800. Map I-13. www.setmiami.com u
The Van Dyke Café
The historic Van Dyke Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it’s the café’s aptly-named second level, The Upstairs, that shines after dark with live music. Enjoy sophisticated cocktails and conversation while listening to live music nightly! At 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-3600. Map I-13. www.thevandykecafe.com 79
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Casino Miami Jai-Alai
Jai-alai is a version of a Basque pelota sport, played in a fronton. The ball used in jai-alai frequently moves at speeds upward of 160 mph causing it to sometimes be billed as the fastest game in the world. Located near the Miami International Airport, Casino Miami Jai-Alai is the largest and busiest fronton in the U.S. Besides live jai-alai action, there is the Crystal Card Poker Room, slot machines, and simulcasting of other racing events. At 3500 NW 37 Ave., Miami, 305633-6400. Map H-8. www.casinomiamijaialai.com
The 140,000 sq. ft. casino has a High Limit area, Poker Room, nearly 100 tables with Blackjack, Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Poker and more, 2,500 slots, and even a non-smoking gaming room! The adjoining Seminole Paradise entertainment complex features numerous restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and national touring acts at the 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live venue. There’s something for everyone at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! At 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-7625. Map A-9, then north. www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Magic City Casino
Discover Miami’s most vibrant and energetic atmosphere at Magic City Casino with 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, an 18-table Poker Room featuring no-limit Texas Hold’em and seasonal live greyhound racing. Enjoy live events at the outdoor concert amphitheater throughout the year. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10am-4am; Fri-Sat., 10am-5am. At 450 NW 37 Ave., Miami, 1-888-56-MAGIC (5662442). Map I-8. www.magiccitycasino.com
One of South Beach’s most iconic venues, Mansion features two levels with six bars, and a large dance floor and mezzanine, with capacity for a total of 2,500 guests! Lots of celebrity sightings and performances by world-renown DJs and musicians. Arrive early to avoid long lines and dress to impress! At 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-8411. Map I-13. www.mansionmiami.com
Hialeah Park Casino
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hialeah Park is an eternal, beautiful facility, and a Miami landmark! The casino features 880 slot machines, 23 poker tables, dominos and the finest in food, beverage and entertainment! Musical series such as Salsa Under The Stars and Jazz In The Park make Hialeah Park Casino the hub of tropical and jazz music in South Florida. Live quarter horse racing takes place Nov. 29, 2013-Feb. 23, 2014, with full card thoroughbred simulcasting year-round. Free and valet parking available. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9am-3am; Fri.-Sun., 24 hours. At 100 E. 32 St., Hialeah, 305-885-8000. Map F-7. www.hialeahparkcasino.com u
For many years, LGBT travelers have selected Miami and Miami Beach as their destinations of choice. And now that the LGBT Visitor Center is open, it is just one more reason to visit! Whether you are here for one of the many fabulous LGBT events that take place annually, or you simply choose to spend your vacation time in South Florida, the LGBT Visitor Center can assist you in making the most of your stay. Conveniently located in the historic Old City Hall building at 1130 Washington Avenue, the Visitor Center is your one-stop destination for information, publications, free wireless internet access and LGBT activities and weekly community events. The LGBT Visitor Center can also assist with any last minute needs such as hotel and excursion reservations, dining and attraction recommendations, as well as being a community resource to assist you during your “fun-cation.”
Calder Casino & Race Course
Calder offers gaming action with 1,200 slot machines in the Calder Casino, as well as thoroughbred horse racing, year-round simulcasting and card games in the Studz Poker Club. Several on-site dining options. At 21001 NW 27 Ave., Miami Gardens, 305-625-1311. Map B-8. www.calderracecourse.com u
Mardi Gras Casino
From Vegas-style showgirls to the New Orleans and Bourbon Street atmosphere, Mardi Gras is unlike any other South Florida casino – featuring heart pounding slots, historic greyhound racing and a Poker Room! Dining options range from the upscale to the casual. At 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200. Map A-13, then north. www.playmardigras.com u
The center is funded and operated by the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., the nonprofit arm of the Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Speaking on behalf of the membership and board, which includes restaurants, nightclubs, realtors, retail operators, municipalities and more, we want to welcome you to Miami-Dade County. Stop by the Visitor Center and pick-up a copy of our membership directory. At the Chamber we promote “S.O.M.A.,” which means Support Our Members Always, and we hope you will too!
Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park
The casino is home to 1,500 slots, 38 poker tables, six restaurants, daily live entertainment and racing amenities including a high-tech sports bar and wagering area overlooking the track, which offers live harness racing. Note: Isle Casino is a smoke-free facility. Located minutes from Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport at 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000. Map A-9, then north. www.theislepompanopark.com u
For more detailed information on where the LGBT traveler is welcome, visit our website at www.gogaymiami.com or stop by the LGBT Visitor Center in South Beach!
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
LGBT Visitor Center 1130 Washington Ave., First Floor North Miami Beach • 305-397-8914 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm firstname.lastname@example.org www.gogaymiami.com
Always open, this casino offers progressive and non-progressive slot machines, video blackjack and poker. Betting levels for slot machines start at just 1¢ and go up to $100. The poker action never stops in the Stax Poker Lounge with Texas Hold’em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi-Lo. Enjoy several on-site dining options as well as shopping in first-floor courtyard. At 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek, 954-977-6700. Map A-9, then north. www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com
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all the best sports action on the most flat screen TVs on Miami Beach at The Clevelander’s Game On Sports Bar! At 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-4006. Map I-13. www.clevelander.com
Hard Rock Cafe Miami
More than 70,000 guitars, drums, pianos, harmonicas, microphones, shirts, pants, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a bus and assorted rock memorabilia – the largest, most valuable collection in the world – grace the walls of more than 150 Hard Rock Cafes around the globe. The menu features an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees with meat, fish and chicken, vegetarian options, desserts and a kid’s menu. Open daily, 11am-midnight. See Bayside Marketplace ad on page 55 for a special offer. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-377-3110. Map I-10. www.hardrock.com u
Maxine’s Bistro & Bar
Located in The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Maxine’s is open 24/7 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining – with breakfast served all day long! Try the Challah bread French toast, known to be the best on South Beach. Dine outdoors and sip on specialty cocktails while you enjoy some of the best people watching on Miami Beach. Maxine’s features numerous food and drink specials; please check the website for details. At 1756 Collins Ave., 305-674-3527. Map I-13. www.catalinahotel.com u
Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi
Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi is an eclectic Asian bistro serving up authentic favorites including Shrimp Pad Thai and Mongolian Beef. The appetizing and affordable fare is served amidst chic decor in a stylish atmosphere. Dine al fresco on the front terrace, in the VIP Tea Room or indoors. Open daily, 5pm-2am; hot kitchen closes at midnight. Located in The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1720 Collins Ave., 305-534-7905. Map I-13. www.catalinahotel.com
Kitchen 305 offers guests the ultimate dining experience at an affordable price! Creative and whimsical platings of appetizers, flatbreads, soups, salads, entrees, pastas and desserts complement the large selection of wines and signature cocktails. Don’t miss Lobster Madness on Wednesdays with all-you-can-eat live Maine lobster, and a choice of soup or salad and two sides for $38. Kitchen 305 is the perfect destination for a family dinner or a night out. See special offer on page 86. At the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, 305-749-2110. Map B-14. www.kitchen305miami.com u
Mango’s Tropical Café
Miami’s hottest dance club is also one of Miami’s best restaurants! Executive chef Angel Ramirez serves up the finest fall-off-the-bone ribs, delicious Caribbean-inspired fish dishes, as well as the house specialty, Mambo Chicken Wings. Dine while listening to the sultry sounds of Latin and Caribbean music during Mango’s Tropicana Style Dinner & Show, held nightly at 8pm! Open daily, 11am-5am. See special offer on page 53. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-4422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com
area code 55 brazilian steakhouse
This churrascaria (steakhouse) is the perfect place to bring the entire family for a satisfying meal! Sit back and enjoy your dinner as a traditionallydressed Brazilian gaucho (cowboy) serves up all-you-can-eat meats tableside! Area Code 55 features numerous cuts of meats, including the traditional Brazilian picanha, filet mignon and more, as well as more than 20 different salads, seafood, chicken, and a fantastic array of cheeses and desserts! Open Sun.-Thurs., noon-10pm; Fri.-Sat., noon-11pm. At 16375 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-947-6202. Map C-12. www.areacode55.com
Whether you’re fresh off the beach, looking for the perfect place to catch the game or ready for a dinner out on the town, The Clevelander has the perfect dining option for every occasion! The Pool+Patio and C-Level Rooftop Terrace both feature full bars and a huge selection of food, available day and night! Enjoy chicken wings, buckets of beer and frozen drinks while catching
Villa Azur brings a refreshing concept to South Beach, combining Mediterranean cuisine and great wine with the glamour and allure found in the French Riviera! This idyllic restaurant offers a memorable dining experience in a unique atmosphere each day of the week, with events 82
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including Summer BBQ Sunday with 50% off selected wines, international sounds by a great pianist every Monday, and the Thursday Night Dinner Party with interactive entertainment and international DJ’s. As part of Miami Spice for August and September, Villa Azur is offering a delectable three-course menu for $39. Enjoy fine wines in the restaurant’s on-site La Cave D’Azur cellar, which features Wednesday wine tastings from 6pm-8pm. Open daily, 6:30pm-3am. At 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688. Map I-13. www.villaazurmiami.com
Fratelli la Bufala
With more than 100 locations in Italy, Fratelli la Bufala makes natural and organic Italian dishes! Enjoy Neapolitan-style pizza made in a wood brick oven with Buffalo mozzarella cheese imported from Italy twice a week, as well as Fratelli’s famous Paccheri Pasta. The menu also includes vegetarian options, antipasti, soups, grilled meats, desserts and Italian beer. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11:30am-midnight; Fri.-Sun., 11:30am-1am. See special offer on page 87. At 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700. Map I-13. www.flbmiami.com
Zen Sai at Essex House
A traditional Japanese-style Izakaya right on South Beach! During this unique, social dining experience guests can share small and large plates of fresh seafood and robata-grilled items including Rock Shrimp Tempura and Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, in an intimate veranda setting with communal tables and friendly bar service. Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty sake cocktails! At the Essex House Hotel, 1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-2700. Map I-13. www.essexhotel.com
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Mojitos Cuban Cuisine
Indoor/outdoor café overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. Serving traditional Cuban fare including mojitos and the house specialty, the famed Cuban sandwich! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8am-midnight. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-3817774. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com Sample, authentic Cuban food including the Cuban sandwich and palomilla steak, and of course the mojito, a favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway and the specialty drink of the house. Full service bar and Happy Hour daily, 4pm-7pm. Live Cuban music and a great dance party every Friday and Saturday night. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2:30am. At Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Entrance 3, Miami, 305406-1002. Map I-2. www.mojitos.com 84
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Indoor/outdoor dining with a menu that features shrimp just about any way you want it, in addition to mahi mahi, steak, Dixie-style baby back ribs, salads, burgers, sandwiches and a kidâ€™s menu. See Bayside Marketplace ad on page 55 for a special offer. Open daily for lunch and dinner. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-379-8866. Map I-10. www.bubbagump.com u
Waterfront, fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from an array of fresh seafood, as well as turf delights such as prime rib and filet mignon. Donâ€™t miss the Distinctive Dining Menu, a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring some of the most popular menu items for $29.99! Enjoy an extensive collection of fine wines. Open Sun.-Thurs., 4:30pm-9:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 4:30pm11pm; Sunday brunch, 11am-4pm; Happy Hour, Mon.-Fri., 4:30pm-7pm. At 51 Chart House Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-9741. Map K-8. www.chart-house.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. The knowledgeable staff will delight diners with exceptional service, while highlighting the wide variety of items on the menu and helping select the perfect wine to complement the meal. Open for lunch, Mon.-Fri., noon-5pm; dinner, Sun.-Thurs., 5pm-10pm, Fri.Sat., 5pm-11pm. At Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 111, Miami, 305-372-8862. Map J-10. www.theoceanaire.com
Alfred Portale, chef/owner of New York Cityâ€™s famed Gotham Bar and Grill, presents Gotham Steak. The menu expands beyond modern American steakhouse fare to include fresh seafood, specialty cuts of meat and more than 500 wines from around the world. Gotham Steakâ€™s accessible cuisine appeals to both youthful diners looking for adventurous food and distinguished guests who appreciate timehonored cooking. Open for dinner, Sun.-Thurs., 6pm-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 6pm-midnight. Reservations recommended. At Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 1-877-326-7412. Map H-13. www.fontainebleau.com
I knew Miami Beach was a very special place the first time I visited eight years ago. In addition to its beautiful surroundings, I experienced freedom in a way I hadn’t since becoming disabled. Leaving my hotel unescorted, with book in hand and thoughts of an espresso milling around my brain, I was overcome with a sense of joy for the long lost autonomy I was experiencing. I ventured up Miami Beach’s famous Collins Avenue in my wheelchair and everything appeared more beautiful as I realized streets could be easily crossed because of predictable and uniform ramping, audible pedestrian signals and plentiful accessible bathrooms! One of the main reasons visitors come to Miami is to enjoy the beautiful beaches. Those of us who depend on a wheelchair for mobility, know they don’t move too well in sand. Check with your hotel concierge who may be able to provide you with the rental of a beach wheelchair specifically designed for our sandy beaches. You may also contact DMR at 305-666-9911 to purchase or rent a beach wheelchair. See ad on page 20 for additional information. At no additional charge, they can provide transportation from the airport directly to DMR, and then to your hotel. Their specialized concierge service can even assist you with accessible accommodations, doctor’s appointments, dining, shopping and sightseeing!
By Helen Condzal Swar tz, M. Ed. Even on land Miami has so much to offer, which is why more than 50 percent of visitors return! This world class city has many venues for fine and performing arts, and hosts one of the two Art Basel events in the world. The Design District and Wynwood neighborhoods and ArtCenter/ South Florida (800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Map I-13) have ongoing art events and shows featuring different themes from local, national and international artists. The city of Miami itself hosts the exciting Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival (February), and the Miami International Film Festival (March) affords many opportunities to see unique films and attend question and answer sessions with actors, producers and directors. Much awareness has been brought about in recent years by a citywide event called Ability Explosion, a weeklong event in October featuring “Dining in the Dark” as one of its most popular events. In addition, almost every restaurant in Miami Beach is accessible for wheelchair use and many have a heightened awareness of the obstacles faced by those with vision limitations.
There is truly something for everyone in Miami, and a plethora of activities are available to those of varied physical abilities. The outdoors and watersports make the most of Miami’s beautiful surrounding waters, and some activities are even suited to the disabled traveler.
Miami-Dade County Public Transit buses are available to take visitors around Miami Beach, downtown and to/from the airport. Simply dial 3-1-1 (TTY: 305-499-8971) to speak to a live assistant who can explain bus routes and times. A helpful, and free, iPhone, iPad and Android app called “Miami-Dade Transit Tracker” also provides bus routes, stops and times. Additional information about Miami’s public transportation can be found on pages 50-51.
At Shake-A-Leg Miami (2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-858-5550, Map K-8), the world’s premier adaptive and community watersports center, experience the magic of Biscayne Bay on a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, sailboat, powerboat and more! (Note: No prior boating skills required.) Fishing trips can also be arranged, or bring a picnic and enjoy a waterfront view on the deck, dock or nearby island. See special offer on page 89.
I believe that Miami’s accessibility is the result of ongoing concern and deliberate planning by city government. The city has an abundance of beautiful and accessible public space, including an ocean walkway that goes north from South Pointe Park past 41 Street. I live in what has been called one of the most accessible cities in the United States!
Programs are available for children and adults with physical and developmental challenges; liberating them from the realm of imagination, into the realm of experience! Shake-A-Leg Miami is South Florida’s “Gateway to Biscayne Bay.” 88
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Bem-Vindos A Miami
Estamos muito felizes que você escolheu a nossa cidade! Miami é conhecida como a Cidade Mágica por muitas razões. Desde as suas intermináveis noites de badalações que atraem celebridades de todo o mundo até os esplendorosos dias de eterno sol em suas praias de areias brancas, Miami oferece aos seus visitantes tudo o que há de melhor. Em sua inesquecível visita a esta cidade internacional, você terá a oportunidade de apreciar uma culinária sem igual, criação especial de famosos chefs internacionais que se radicaram em Miami. Descanse em grandiosas piscinas em um de nossos majestosos hotéis, pratique golfe ou aproveite as maravilhas da natureza em nossos Parques Nacionais: Everglades National Park e Biscayne National Park. Ainda aproveitando todas as maravilhas de Miami, não se esqueça de fazer compras de grife em butiques finas ou conseguir os melhores descontos em nossos shoppings de ponta de estoque. Miami espera por você! Bem-vindos a Miami!
recebendo principalmente carga da América do Sul e da região caribenha. Por mais de duas décadas, o Porto de Miami, “The Cruise Capital of the World” é conhecido como o principal porto de cruzeiros marítimos em todo o mundo, recebendo algumas das maiores companhias de operações marítimas.
NOSSOS BAIRROS Miami é conhecida como a Cidade Mágica, “The Magic City” porque, como em um passe de mágica, tudo que se possa desejar e querer está bem aqui! Damos as boas vindas aos nossos visitantes para que desfrutem um ano inteiro de sol e clima subtropical, com quilômetros de praias com água morna e cheias de encanto. Tudo isto e muito mais caracteriza a Cidade Mágica como uma cidade única e especial.
Se o seu objetivo for férias, você está com sorte, pois esta Cidade Mágica lhe proporcionará tudo de melhor com suas praias e esportes aquáticos, uma vida noturna repleta de badalações, spas, restaurantes, atrações especiais, museus, parques, esportes, cassinos, o pântano Everglades e não podendo deixar de ressaltar as famosas compras. Lembre-se que tudo que você necessitar e desejar está à sua disposição em Miami.
Se o seu objetivo são os negócios, você veio para o lugar certo. Miami é um grande centro de comércio e finanças, e conta com uma sólida comunidade de comércio internacional. A Brickell Avenue, localizada no centro da cidade, abriga a maior concentração de bancos internacionais nos Estados Unidos. O Aeroporto Internacional de Miami (Miami International Airport) e o Porto de Miami figuram entre os pontos de entrada mais movimentados de todos os Estados Unidos,
Uma das melhores maneiras de se conhecer a “Cidade Mágica” é visitando os diversos bairros de Miami. De lojas a restaurantes a atrações, cassinos e panoramas fantásticos, cada um deles é especial e tem algo diferente para oferecer aos nossos turistas. 90
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hDowntown/Brickell O Consulado Brasileiro, localizado em 80 SW 8 St., telefone 305-285-6200, pode ser uma grande fonte de assistência e familiaridade durante a sua estadia em Miami. Também se encontram nos bairros Centro/Brickell o Banco Itaú, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200, telefone 305-5799766, o Banco do Brasil, 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 2610, telefone 305-372-2481. O centro de Miami também possui restaurantes finos e mais à vontade, bem como lojas, incluindo Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., telefone 305-577-3344, e Macy’s, 22 E. Flagler St., telefone 305-577-1500.
hCoconut Grove Fundado em 1825, Coconut Grove é um dos bairros mais antigos de Miami, com alguns dos edifícios e residências mais antigas da cidade. As ruas do bairro são arborizadas e a arquitetura interessante se transformam no local ideal para se desfrutar o ar livre. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., telefone 305444-0777, um complexo de lojas, restaurantes, e entretenimento ao ar livre certamente terá algo para todos, com bares e restaurantes, um cinema e shopping center.
hO Everglades, na Flórida Enquanto estiver na Flórida não deixe de visitar o Everglades National Park. Tendo Miami como ponto de partida, há duas entradas para o parque: Homestead, 40001 Palm Rd., telefone 305-242-7700 e Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8 St., telefone 305-221-8455, ambos localizadas cerca de 45 minutos do Aeroporto Internacional de Miami e 60 minutos de South Beach. No Everglades aproveite fazer um passeio de barco pelo “River of Grass”, para ver jacarés e outros animais selvagens em seu habitat natural, uma das atrações famosas da Flórida.
hA norte de Miami - Hallandale Beach/Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale/Sunrise Localizadas bem próximas de Miami, estas cidades são dignas de visita. Em Hallandale Beach não deixe de visitar o Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy., telefone 954-454-7000, para jogos de cassino e corridas de cavalo. Também não deixe de conhecer o Gulfstream Park, um destino para compras e restaurantes. Hollywood, com quilômetros de praias, possui um dos calçadões mais bonitos do país, e o centro histórico de Hollywood conta com várias butiques, cafés e bares ao ar livre. Fort Lauderdale tem algumas das residências mais exclusivas do sul da Flórida, além de excelentes restaurantes, especialmente ao longo da Las Olas Blvd., um destino popular para moradores e visitantes. Na cidade de Sunrise, o Sawgrass Mills Mall, 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., telefone 954-846-2350, é o sexto maior shopping center dos Estados Unidos, com mais de 300 lojas, de pequeno a grande porte. 91
Conhecida em todo o mundo pelos seus hotéis cinco estrelas, spas, suas famosas praias, suas noites intermináveis com gente bonita, a South Beach é considerada a parte mais importante de Miami Beach. Excursionando num confortável ônibus com ar condicionado, descansando nas areias mornas da praia, degustando iguarias sem igual ou fazendo compras, South Beach é um maravilhoso destino. Diversas butiques, restaurantes e lojas se encontram nas principais ruas e avenidas de South Beach como a Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Española Way, e Ocean Drive. Um dos destinos mais populares de South Beach é a Lincoln Road, um shopping a céu aberto somente para pedestres guarnecido de cafés ao ar livre, bares, butiques e comércio com grifes nacionais e internacionais.
Diversão para as crianças A Grande Miami tem muita diversão a oferecer para toda a família. vMiami Seaquarium: As crianças de todas as idades vão adorar o aquário marinho Miami Seaquarium, famoso pela baleia assassina Lolita, e Flipper, o golfinho do Atlântico. Há diversões na água e fora dela, no playground Salty Pirate. Além disso, aprenda mais sobre os animais marinhos em perigo de extinção, como o peixeboi e as tartarugas marinhas. No Dolphin Harbor, há a atração inédita de você poder chegar bem perto dos golfinhos. Em 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami, telefone 305-361-5705. Mapa K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com vMiami Children’s Museum: Brinque, aprenda, imagine e crie no Museu Infantil de Miami! Explore galerias bilingues interativas em ambiente fechado e ao ar livre, cheios de centenas de exposições criadas especialmente para as crianças. O Museu Infantil de Miami também oferece programas de artes e educação para toda a família! Veja a oferta especial na página 47. Em 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami (Ilha Watson), telefone 305-373-5437. Mapa I-11. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org vMonkey Jungle: Fuja em um safári nas selvas, e veja os macacos que comem caranguejos mergulhar para buscar guloseimas na piscina Wild Monkey. Entre na floresta amazônica tropical, repleta de centenas de macacos exóticos. Divirta-se com as brincadeiras do show de orangotangos “Hangin’ With Orangs” e várias outras apresentações diárias. Veja a oferta especial na página 28. Em 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, telefone 305-235-1611. Mapa P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com vO Zoo Miami é um zoológico com mais de dois mil animais soltos em uma área de quase 350 acres. Aproveite o zoológico Wacky Barn no qual se pode tocar em animais de fazenda, o aviário Wings of Asia, os parquinhos, os passeios de trenzinhos, o monorail, as lojas de presentes e muito mais! Em 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, telefone 305-251-0400. Mapa O-1. www.zoomiami.org 92
vO Miami Science Museum transforma as ciências em diversão. Além de atividades práticas, há exposições interativas permanentes e especiais. As crianças podem explorar o Centro de Vida Selvagem, que possui cágados, águias, répteis e insetos. Elas também pode aprender sobre as estrelas no Planetário, com apresentações várias vezes ao dia. Em 3280 S. Miami Ave., telefone 305-646-4200. Mapa J-9. www.miamisci.org vButterfly World: Aproveite a beleza do sul da Flórida enquanto você anda nos jardins tropicais com milhares de borboletas coloridas vivas. Cachoeiras, pássaros exóticos, beija-flores, orquídeas e rosas completam este hábitat natural. Alimente os periquitos na sua própria mão e divirta-se com os jardins botânicos, museu, zoológico de insetos, e lojas de presentes e de plantas. Veja a oferta especial na página 47. Em Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, telefone 954-9774400. Mapa A-12 e segue norte. www.butterflyworld.com vJungle Island: Veja animais, desde jacarés a flamingos a orangotangos e leopardos, e até mesmo um ligre (uma cruza de leão e tigre)! Não perca as apresentações diárias de animais selvagens, o aviário e um local onde se pode tocar nos animais! Há a disponibilidade de visitas VIP e encontros particulares com animais; contate-nos para mais detalhes. Veja a oferta especial na página 31. Em 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, telefone 305-400-7000. Mapa I-11. www.jungleisland.com vO HistoryMiami possui uma variedade de ambientes interativos, incluindo um forte espanhol, uma habitação típica dos indígenas Seminoles, um bonde da década de 1920 e um veleiro do século XIX. No segundo sábado do mês você pode aproveitar a entrada gratuita para toda a família! Em 101 W. Flagler St., centro de Miami, telefone 305-375-1492. Mapa I-10. www.historymiami.org
s lojas de Miami, famosas no mundo inteiro, sempre têm o que todo mundo quer – marcas chiques, lojas com artigos especiais, outlets e tudo que o mundo das compras pode oferecer! Os compradores que querem somente as marcas mais chiques encontrarão o que procuram no Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, telefone 305-935-1110) e no Village of Merrick Park (358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, telefone 305-5292000). Estes shopping centers têm lojas dos nomes de maior prestígio em varejo, como Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jimmy Choo e muito mais! Os Colonnade Outlets no Sawgrass Mills Mall (12801 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, telefone 954-846-2350) possuem as lojas de outlet de algumas das marcas mais exclusivas, como Prada, Burberry e Michael Kors. O shopping center também tem mais de 300 lojas de outlet de varejistas nacionais, como Nike, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren e muitos outros. O Dolphin Mall (11401 NW 12 St., Miami, telefone 305-365-7446) é o maior shopping center de outlet da cidade de Miami, com mais de 240 lojas, inclusive o Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Coach e Banana Republic. Há diversos shopping centers ao ar livre no sul da Flórida para que os
visitantes curtam o sol enquanto fazem compras. A Lincoln Road, entre as ruas 16 e 17 em South Beach, é um shopping para pedestres com lojas como a Apple e a Victoria’s Secret. Além da Lincoln Road, South Beach possui numerosas lojas na Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive e Española Way. Os outros shopping centers ao ar livre da cidade são o The Falls (8888 SW 136 St., Miami, telefone 305-255-4571), o CocoWalk (3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, telefone 305-444-0777), o Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd., centro de Miami, telefone 305-577-3344), o The Shops At Sunset Place (5701 Sunset Dr., Miami, telefone 305-663-0482), e o Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, telefone 305-866-0311). No norte de Miami, encontramse o Centro de Hollywood (954-921-3478) na cidade de Hollywood e o Gulfstream Park (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, telefone 954-378-0900) em Hallandale Beach. O centro histórico de Hollywood possui seis quadras de lojas e boutiques, e o Gulfstream Park possui lojas como Martier e Liapela Modern Baby. Para aqueles que desejam fazer compras em shoppings fechados, o Dadeland Mall (7535 SW 88 St., Miami, telefone 305-665-6227) tem a maior Macy’s da Flórida e a maior Limited/ Express do país e o Miami International Mall (1455 NW 107 Ave., Miami, telefone 305593-1777) tem cinco lojas de departamento e mais de 140 lojas, inclusive o Macy’s e The Gap.
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Essa churrascaria é o lugar perfeito para levar toda a família para uma refeição deliciosa! Descontraia e curta o seu jantar enquanto um gaúcho serve um rodízio de carnes! Area Code 55 oferece vários tipos de carne, incluindo picanha, filé mignon e muito mais, e também mais de 20 tipos de saladas, peixes e frutos do mar, frango, e uma grande variedade de queijos e sobremesas! Aberto de domingo à quinta, das 12h00 às 22h00, sexta e sábado das 12h00 às 23h00. Em 16375 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, telefone 305-947-6202. Mapa C-12. www.areacode55.com
aHard Rock Cafe Miami Mais de 70 mil guitarras, baterias, pianos, gaitas de boca, microfones, camisetas, calças, lenços, sapatos, letras de música escrita à mão, carros, bicicletas e vários itens relacionados ao rock (o maior e mais valioso acervo do mundo) adornam as paredes de mais de 150 Hard Rock Cafes, hotéis e cassinos ao redor do planeta. O cardápio conta com uma variedade de entradas, saladas, sanduíches e pratos principais com opções de carne, peixe e frango, e sobremesas. Aberto diariamente das 11h00 à meia-noite. Veja o anúncio do Bayside Marketplace na página 55 para uma oferta especial. Em Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., no centro de Miami, telefone 305-377-3110. Mapa I-10. www.hardrock.com avilla azur Villa Azur traz um conceito refrescante para South Beach, combinando a cozinha Mediterrânea e ótimos vinhos com o glamour e a fascinação da Riviera Francesa! Este idílico restaurante oferece uma memorável experiência culinária numa atmosfera exclusiva todos os dias da semana, com eventos que incluem o “Summer BBQ” aos domingos com desconto de 50% para alguns vinhos selecionados, sons internacionais por um grande pianista todas as segundas-feiras, e a “Dinner Party” de quinta-feira, com entretenimento interativo e DJs internacionais. Prove vinhos finos na adega do restaurante, a La Cave D’Azur, onde se destacam as degustações das quartas-feiras. Aberto diariamente das 18h30 às 3h00. Em 309 23 St., Miami Beach, telefone 305-763-8688. Mapa I-13. www.villaazurmiami.com aChart House Um restaurante elegante à beira-mar em um ambiente descontraído. Escolha entre uma variedade de peixes e frutos do mar frescos, como o atum ahi albacora apimentado ou um pargo à Hemingway. Não perca o Menu de Jantar Diferenciado, um jantar de três pratos com preço fixo, com opção alguns dos pratos mais populares do menu por $29,99, e a grande adega de vinhos finos. Aberto de segunda à quinta-feira das 16h30 às 22h00; sexta e sábado das 16h30 às 23h00; domingo para brunch das 11h00 às 16h00. Em 3371 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove, telefone 305-8569741. Mapa K-8. www.chart-house.com aClevelander Não importa se você acabou de sair da praia, está procurando o lugar perfeito para assistir o jogo ou está pronto para jantar fora, o The Clevelander oferece a perfeita opção para jantar para todas as ocasiões! A Piscina + Pátio (“Pool + Patio”) e o Terraço na Cobertura Nível C (“C-Level Rooftop Terrace”) conta com bares completos e uma grande seleção de pratos, disponíveis de dia e de noite! Curta asinhas de frango apimentadas, baldes de cerveja e bebidas congeladas enquanto assiste os melhores jogos no maior número de TVs “flat screens” de Miami Beach no The Clevelander’s “Game On Sports Bar”! Em 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, telefone 305-532-4006. Mapa I-13. www.clevelander.com 94
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