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Contents Arts & Culture

Vol. 42 - June - 2014

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Airlines 54 Beaches 64 Car Rental 55 Consulates 55 Golf Courses 62 Performing Arts Venues 59 Special Needs 76 Useful Phone Numbers 54 Visitor Centers 54 Walking & Art Gallery Tours 38 Watersports Guide 68

Attractions 20 Dining Out

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Miami Outdoors

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Finding Your Way

Nightlife 78

Public Transportation Taxi Information Street Information

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a spot on the sand. The fireworks display starts promptly at 9pm, with pyrotechnics that light up all of South Beach! This family-friendly event features local jazz bands jamming on the beach. Note: No coolers or bottles permitted on the beach. At 8 Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. www.miamibeachfl.gov

ABOUT MIAMI TOURS

Step into a luxurious Mercedes touring vehicle for an approximately three-hour driving tour to Miami’s most iconic sights and premier neighborhoods. Tours begin in the famous South Beach Art Deco District, and go through glamorous Coral Gables, bustling Brickell and charming Coconut Grove. See movie locations, celebrity homes, Miami landmarks including Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the former Versace Mansion, and enjoy a stop at the Little Havana Cigar Factory. Maximum seating of eight guests makes this the most intimate way to see Miami. Private tours and custom routes available. Tours depart daily from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, Map I-11. Bookings and additional information at 305-576-2888. www.allaboutmiamitours.com

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July 4, 8pm-10pm. For more than 20 years, Island Queen has provided 4th of July cruises during the spectacular fireworks display over Downtown Miami! This dinner cruise aboard the Biscayne Lady yacht includes an unlimited buffet and full open bar. A professional DJ will be onboard playing dance music until the fireworks display begins. The yacht features two ideal areas to view the fireworks, the sky deck and the front bow. The cruise departs from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-379-5119, Ext. 2001. www.islandqueencruises.com u MIAMI

FOOD TOURS

Join a local on one of our culinary adventures through Miami! Stroll with us on our signature tour, SoBe Tour des Forks, through South Beach. Or try our Swooped with Forks Food Tour and be escorted through Miami’s art and design neighborhoods, Wynwood, Design District and Buena Vista, on electric golf cart taxis. Each tour samples savory bites and tasty sips at five to six of the best restaurants and cafés in Miami. Learn about the history of Miami, see the Art Deco District and get a taste of the melting pot that is Miami. Finish the tour feeling like a local, with the confidence to continue exploring the area! Take the tour in lieu of lunch and leave with a satisfied stomach! Tours depart daily from South Beach at Map I-13; please call for departure times. Advance purchase is required, as tours sell out quickly. For more information, to check availability and buy tickets, please call Zerve at 1-888-291-2870. www.miamifoodtours.com

u SUMMER CABARET CONCERT SERIES AT THE DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER

June 14, 8pm. The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the Deering Estate’s historic Stone House Ballroom. The June concert features Graham Draught. Arrive early for preferred seating. Guests may bring refreshments to enjoy during the show. Tickets are $20 and available online or by phone; advance purchase recommended. Additional concerts on July 26 and Aug. 23. At 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668, Ext. 233. www.deeringestate.org u MIAMI

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July 4, noon-9:30pm. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than on South Beach, where the party never stops? Each year, the City of Miami Beach throws an extravaganza to honor the 4th of July with live music, fireworks and the best view in town. While the celebration is officially underway by late afternoon, it’s best to arrive early and stake out 6


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Through June 22, 10am-5pm. Creatures of Habitat is a hands-on, interactive exhibit about the earth’s vanishing habitats told through sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks. It took LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney and his team more than six months, as well as hundreds of thousands of toy bricks, to create the 32 individual sculptures that make up the exhibit. The exhibit was previously on display at the Hogle Zoo in Utah and the Philadelphia Zoo. At Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-251-0400. www.zoomiami.org

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 take guests to see alligators and other wildlife in their natural habitat on each tour. Note: Reservations are required. See special offer on page 22. At 1006 N. US Highway 27, Weston, 1-888424-7262. www.evergladestours.com

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Open Mon.-Thurs., noon-10pm; Fri., 11am11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-8pm. Visit us at our newly-opened Miami location! K1 Speed provides novice and veteran drivers the opportunity to experience an authentic racing atmosphere! The large indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns. Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall. Locations at 8600 NW 1 Map 3/17/14 South River CouponBOGOWB.pdf Dr., Miami, 786-838-0612, F-5, and 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044, Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com

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Through Aug. 24. This unprecedented exhibit of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America’s isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced postwar perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the state of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life. See special offer on page 57. At the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-5044. www.jewishmuseum.com

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Buy One Lexus Legends, Bullpen Reserved or Home Run Porch ticket at regular price and get one complimentary ticket of equal value. Up to two tickets per coupon. Subject to availability. Redeem at Marlins Park Ticket Office (North Office only). Cannot be combined with any other offer. No cash value. No exchange or refund. Must surrender coupon at time of redemption. No copies accepted. Coupon is only valid for 2014 regular season home games at Marlins Park. Coupon expires on 09/25/14.

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June 7-Sept. 14. The exhibit helps children understand how imaginative thinking, sharing and teamwork can create solutions to real world problems by providing a rich educational experience 3:38 PM for families to enjoy together. The TINKERTOY construction sets take center stage in this 1,500 sq. ft. interactive display. In addition to an awe-inspiring collection of TINKERTOY pieces featured in a creative play area, a special welcome gallery and nine unique activity stations invite children and families to explore contemporary topics like renewable energy and clean water technology in a handson environment. See special offer on page 43. At Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-373-5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

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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. Service technicians on-site. Worldwide shipping and export available for bikes and parts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat., 10am-3pm. See special offer on page 61. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-392-9940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net

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Aventura Mall boasts more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers and six department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s. Miami’s premier fashion destination, the center features internationallyrenowned names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Omega, Philipp Plein, REDValentino, Breitling, Emilio Pucci, TAG Heuer, and Michael Kors, as well as many of the most popular retailers, including Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch 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

Alton Sports Miami is set to become Miami Beach’s premium sports retailer, specializing in running, tennis and overall fitness. More than just a shoe store, the bright and vibrant showroom offers gear and equipment from industry leaders including Nike, Adidas, Asics, Mizuno and New Balance. Additionally, Alton Sports Miami is an exclusive Babolat, Head, Wilson and Prince racquet dealer – offering these products for sale. At 1448 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 1-855-258-6677. Map I-13. www.altonsportsmiami.com

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Outdoor/indoor waterfront mall with more than 140 shops and 30 restaurants, cafés and bars including Latin American Cuban Cuisine and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Take a sightseeing cruise with Island Queen Cruises and Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures, a bike and Segway tour with Bike & Roll, shop, have a drink, eat, listen to live music, or just relax on the waterfront! At 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-577-3344. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com u

BIKINI BRASIL

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, Nice Bikini, and more! Mix and match different styles and sizes for endless swimsuit combinations. The store has new arrivals and special offers constantly, so everyone will find just what they are looking for – and 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

ARTCONNECTION JEWELRY

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, ready to help with all your needs – and wants! Open Mon.-Sat., 11am-8pm; Sun., noon-6pm. At 100 16th St., Suite 6, Miami Beach, 305-604-0603. Map I-13. www.artconnectionjewelry.com 10


BODYMINDTRAVEL

Shop for the highest caliber luggage brands including Tumi, Victorinox, Hartmann, Kipling and Samsonite, and a unique selection of travel products and accessories including luggage scales, key chains, electrical converters, locks and much more! Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm, Sun., 11am-6pm. At 323 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-538-2307. Map I-13. www.bodymindtravel.com u

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CASUAL CHIC BOUTIQUE

Located in the heart of trendy, world-famous South Beach, Casual Chic Boutique sells everything you need for a day at the beach or a night on the town to party! Shop for everything from skirts, tunics and dresses to bikinis, and accessories including bags, several styles of shoes, jewelry, watches, sunglasses and more. Casual Chic also sells unique men’s T-shirts and clothing. Open daily, 11am-11pm. At 907 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 786-306-9906. Map I-13. u

CUBAN CRAFTERS

Miami’s best handrolled, 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 19 for a free cigar. At 3604 NW 7 St., Miami, 305-573-0222. Map I-6. www.cubancrafters.com u

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DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD

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 18 for Hollywood Trolley routes and information. Additional info at 954-9242980. www.gohollywoodfla.com u

GULFSTREAM PARK RACING & CASINO / THE VILLAGE AT GULFSTREAM PARK

The Village at Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, featuring a sizzling collection of fashion boutiques, topof-the-line home accessory shops, several restaurants and cafÊs featuring cuisine from around the world, as well as bars and nightlife. Adjoining Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has live thoroughbred racing and an elegant and exciting casino that is open daily! Conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale at 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 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. 12


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Conveniently located just one block south of the Aventura Mall at 19275 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-7032. Map B-13. www.intljewelers.com u

KIRK JEWELERS

As an Official Jeweler for Patek Philippe, Tudor, TAG Heuer and other luxury Swiss watch brands, all timepieces come with the original factory-backed worldwide warranty. Kirk Jewelers also offers an amazing selection of bridal and fashion jewelry from brands like Chimento, Danhov and Scott Kay. Experience the difference at Kirk Jewelers – genuine and passionate about fine timepieces and exclusive jewelry. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am5:30pm. At 142 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-371-1321. Map I-10. www.kirkjewelers.com u

LA ÉPOCA

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, Puma, and many more! Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30am8pm; Sun., 10am-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 u

LINCOLN ROAD

Shop the more than 100 stores that line this outdoor, pedestrian-only mall, enjoy fine dining restaurants and cafés, an 18-screen movie theater, performing arts venues, specialty and boutique shops, national retailers, art galleries and more! The Lincoln Road Mall is also fun for people watching from any of the many sidewalk dining options. Located between 16 and 17 Streets, Miami Beach. Map I-13. www.lincolnroadmall.com u

LUANY JEWELERS

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LUGGAGE GALLERY

Shop a large selection of luggage, duffel bags, backpacks, briefcases, leather goods, travel accessories and much more! Brands sold include Hartmann, Briggs & Riley, Victorinox, Tumi, Kipling, Samsonite, Britto Collection and more. Open daily, 9am-9pm. At 1622 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-5321289. Map I-13. www.luggagegallery.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 14. Mad About Soccer has 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, 305640-3036, Map 1-2; The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hills Blvd., #193, Wellington, 561-795-6933, Map A-9, then north towards the city of West Palm Beach. www.madaboutsoccer.net u

OLIOM LAUNDRY SERVICES

Oliom enhances the travel experience by providing on-demand, affordable, sameday laundry services for hotel guests! After placing a simple online order from any mobile device, Oliom picks up the laundry from the concierge or front desk of your hotel, motel or extended stay lodging facility and delivers it back to you clean and in less than six hours – all at an affordable price! Serving Miami Beach (excluding Fisher Island), 16


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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 55. 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

SAWGRASS MILLS MALL

Shop the largest value retail and entertainment destination in the U.S. at Sawgrass Mills Mall! Featuring more than 350 name-brand stores and outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Last Call by Neiman Marcus, numerous full-service restaurants and dining options, and Regal 23 Cinemas & IMAX theaters – Sawgrass truly does have it all! The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Mall feature more than 40 exclusive outlet stores not found anywhere else in South Florida, including Burberry, David Yurman, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch and many more. See special offer on page 13. At Sawgrass Mills Mall, 12801 W. Sunrise

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Shop for women’s one- and two-piece bathing suits, sportswear, workout apparel, the sexiest lingerie available anywhere in South Florida, and much more! So Sexy also sells women’s apparel and accessories, with one-of-a-kind items coming directly from Brazil and Colombia. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm. Located just minutes from Miami International Airport at 6915 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-602-0215. Map I-5. www.sosexystore.com

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One-of-a-kind and designer boutiques selling must have merchandise share space with national retailers including Apple, Sephora, The Gap and Victoria’s Secret in world famous South Beach! Pick up one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, housewares, books, gifts and more on South Beach’s main streets of Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Española Way. Map I-13 and I-14. www.miamiandbeaches.com

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: 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

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. Several dining options are available in Surfside, ranging from casual to upscale. Located between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue, Surfside, 305-864-0722. Map E-14. www.visitsurfsidefl.com

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Attractions Please note: Many of our attractions list admission prices. We do our best to keep that information updated; however, there may be price changes after printing. Prices at attraction gates should be honored before those in print, in the event of a discrepancy.

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BUTTERFLY WORLD

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Professional guides offer a personalized tour covering approximately nine miles, stopping at alligator holes and areas abundant with native wildlife. Enjoy a taste of down-home cooking at the Coopertown Restaurant and don’t miss the alligator exhibit and gift shop! Adults, $23; children 6-11, $11; under 6, free. Private tours available; please call for additional information. See special offer on this page. Located 11 miles west of the Florida Turnpike at 22700 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-226-6048. Map I-1. www.coopertownairboats.com

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; ticket booth closes at 4pm. Adults and seniors, $26.95; ages 3-11, $21.95; under 3, free. See special offer on page 28. 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

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CORAL CASTLE

A top-ranked South Florida attraction by Trip Advisor and Yelp, and a Top
10 Historic Hot Spot in South Florida! Ed Leedskalnin weighed only 100 pounds and stood at just over fivefeet-tall – yet built his entire castle alone and in secret – leaving scientists, engineers and scholars baffled since 1923. Marvel at the Castle’s giant coral pieces, some weighing twice that of the largest blocks in Egypt’s great pyramids, and see a nine-ton gate, Polaris telescope and the world’s only sundial with seasons. Featured on shows on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC Network and Univision, Coral Castle is not to be missed! Enjoy continuous tours daily and visit the on-site Gift Shop and snack bar. Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am6pm; Fri.-Sat., 8am-8pm. Adults, $15; seniors 65+, $12; ages 7-12, $7; under 7, free. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-248-6345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.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 are available for an additional fee; please call for details. Free parking. Open daily, 10am-5pm; closed on Thanksgiving and 20


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Celebrate Flipper’s 50th With All Your Friends At Miami Seaquarium Did you know the classic TV show “Flipper” was filmed at Miami Seaquarium? It’s true and we couldn’t be prouder. Flipper sparked a whole new wave of appreciation for the marine world. We think that’s worth celebrating and we hope you’ll join us, along with Lolita the Killer Whale and all of our residents as we honor Flipper’s 50th at Miami Seaquarium.

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South Florida’s Favorite Attraction is located on the Rickenbacker Causeway, just minutes from Downtown Miami. *Additional charges apply to Animal Encounters. Animal Encounter reservations are suggested, call 305-365-2501.


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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 also includes all-day admission to the entire park. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com u

EVERGLADES HOLIDAY PARK

Everglades Holiday Park is home to the “Gator Boys” of Animal Planet TV fame, with most episodes filmed right at the park! Take an exciting airboat ride deep into the Florida Everglades to observe alligators and other wildlife in their natural habitat. These tours are the longest in the Everglades and include an alligator presentation in the Gator Boys’ world-famous pit. The park also offers fishing boat rentals and has a fully-stocked bait and tackle shop on the premises. See special offer on page 27. 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 60 or call 305-2427700. www.nps.gov/ever u

EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK

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There is always a point of beginning – 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

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Airboat Ride, Alligator Wildlife Nature Show and access to the observation platform, jungle trail and nature exhibits. Sunset Tours and Private Eco-Adventure Tours available; please call for information. Don’t forget to stop by the Safari Restaurant and gift shop! Open daily, 9am-5pm. Airboats depart every 20-30 minutes; no reservations required. Adults, $23; children 5-11, $12; children under 5, free. See special offer on this page. At 26700 SW 8 St. (also called Tamiami Trail or US 41), Miami, 786-292-2670. Map I-1. www.evergladessafaripark.com u

FLAMINGO GARDENS

A 60-acre tropical paradise featuring the Wray Botanical Collection with 3,000 species of rare, exotic, tropical, subtropical and native vegetation. The Everglades Sanctuary houses the largest collection of native Florida wildlife in the state including flamingos, alligators, eagles and panthers, most which are injured and nonreleasable. The Free-Flight Aviary houses more than 45 species of wading birds, and the Bird of Prey Center has one of the largest raptor collections in the U.S.! Narrated tram tours and Wildlife Encounter Shows daily. Free parking. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm; ticket booth closes at 4pm. Adults, $18; children ages 4-11, $10; children ages 3 and younger, free. See special offer on page 30. At 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, 954-473-2955. Map A-5, then north. www.flamingogardens.org u

GATOR PARK

Let Gator Park be your guide to Everglades National Park and nature’s River of Grass. Boats depart every 20-30 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; for information on this please call 1-800-559-2205. Open daily, 9am-5pm. See special offer on page 31. Located 12 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41 at 24050 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-5592255. Map I-1. www.gatorpark.com u

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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 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Adult admission, $8; students and seniors with ID, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1492. Map I-10. www.historymiami.org u

JUNGLE ISLAND

Jungle Island is home to animal wonders like Lord 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. 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. See special offer on page 25. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com u

K1 SPEED-SOUTH FLORIDA

Visit us at our newly-opened Miami location! K1 Speed provides novice and veteran drivers the opportunity to experience an authentic racing atmosphere! The large 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. Locations at 8600 NW South River Dr., Miami, 786-838-0612, Map F-5, and 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044, Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com u MIAMI AUTO MUSEUM AT THE DEZER COLLECTION

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 miss the Hollywood Cars of the Stars exhibit, with

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vehicles featured in movies including Back to the Future, Batman, Grease, Ghostbusters and many more. Open daily, 10am-6pm. See special offer on page 26. At 2000 NE 146 St., North Miami, 305-354-7680. Map B-13. www.dezercollection.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, 305-673-7256. Map I-13. www.mbgarden.org 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 have extensive knowledge of South Florida’s natural environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami, 305-3653018. www.miamiecoadventures.com u

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM

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. Shows take place throughout the day. Also enjoy Animal Interaction Programs including Seal Swim, Sea Trek Reef Encounter and Dolphin Encounter; please call 305-365-2501 for info. Open daily, 9:30am-6pm; ticket booth closes at 4:30pm. Adults, $41.95; children 3-9, $31.95; children under 3, free. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5705. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com

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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, 9:30am5pm; ticket booth closes at 4pm. Adults, $29.95; seniors 65+, $27.95; ages 3-9, $23.95; under 3, free. Free parking. See special offer on page 22. At 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305-235-1611. Map P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com

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more! Airboats operate daily, 9am-5pm. Just 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the Everglades at Mile Marker 70, US 41 (Tamiami Trail), Miami, 305-552-8365. Map J-1, then west. www.miccosukee.com

Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida’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. Don’t miss the Reptile Exhibit, featuring dozens of species, and hold a baby alligator! Airboat rides daily, 9am-5pm. Don’t miss the Gator Nights Tour, which takes visitors into the Florida Everglades at night; reservations are recommended. See special offer on page 22. At 1006 N. US Highway 27, Weston, 1-888-424-7262. Map A-3, then north. www.evergladestours.com u

Sharing the water with one of our dolphins defies description. Try it and you will understand why.

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. No scuba or snorkeling experience necessary. Note: Ages 10 and older welcome to experience the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. At Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com u

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VIZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens was built in 1916 as the winter home of famed agricultural industrialist James Deering. With its unique

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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 Vizcaya audio tour is available for $5 and allows visitors the opportunity to explore the historic estate at their own pace, while not missing any points of interest. Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm; closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adults, $18; children 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+, $12; and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-250-9133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org u

ZOO MIAMI

See more than 2,000 animals and more than 1,200 species of plants from around the world. Guided tours and animal shows throughout the day. Don’t miss the Children’s Zoo, Amazon & Beyond exhibit and Wings of Asia Aviary. Zoo Miami is open daily, including holidays, 9:30am5:30pm; ticket booths close at 4pm. Adults, $15.95; 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 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-2510400. Map O-1. www.zoomiami.org

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Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, Map I-11, 305-604-0001. www.segwaymiami.com

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. South Florida tours include a Miami daytime and nighttime tour, Everglades tour, Key West tour, and several others! Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat., 10am-3pm; closed Sun. See special offer on page 61. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-392-9940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net u

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Captain Joe is a U.S. Coast Guard master licensed captain and a certified diver who has been boating in Miami and the Bahamas for more than 35 years! He has a fleet of vessels ranging from 15-feet to more than 60-feet, all offered at the best prices in Miami. Several options for guided boat tours available, or captain your own vessel! Captain Joe’s also offers a variety of water activities including jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, water skis, fishing gear and more! Open daily, including holidays, 9am-sunset. Located 15 minutes from South Beach at 7904 West Dr., Miami Beach, 305-218-2249 and 305-303-7858. Map F-12. www.miamicaptainjoe.com

BIKE AND ROLL-BIKE RENTALS & TOURS

Rentals start at just $20 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, through South Beach, or ride to beautiful Key Biscayne. Take the Miami Beach Bike Tour to see it all: architecture, history, culture and beach life! The tour departs from Miami Beach daily at 10:30am. See special offer on page 37. 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 u

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The amphibious “duck” vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey to some of the most 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,” and the Fort Lauderdale tour includes Las Olas Boulevard, megayachts, homes of the rich and famous and more! See special offer on page 35. Locations at 1661 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2217, Map I-13; and Beach Place, 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Suite 220, Fort Lauderdale, 954-761-4002, Map A-14, then north on A1A. www.ducktourssouthbeach.com www.fortlauderdaleducktours.com

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 and Segways@Sunset Tour each have daily departures from both of 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 37. On Miami Beach at 210 10th St. and 1655 James Ave., both at Map I-13, and Bayside 32


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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 49. Cruises depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-3795119. Map I-10. www.islandqueencruises.com u

JET BOAT

See Miami as you’ve never experienced it before on a Jet Boat, which boasts two turbine engines and some serious horsepower! Enjoy extreme twists and turns, high speed cruising, breaking with amazing force, side drifting, and much more aboard the Orange Twister jet boat! Enjoy both of Jet Boat Miami’s two tours – the 20-minute Adrenaline Junkie Ride and the 45-minute Orange Twister Ride. Various departures throughout the day. Open daily, 10am-5pm. See special offer on page 67. At Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami, 954-397-6079. Map H-10. www.jetboatmiami.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, $44.95; ages 3-12, $23.95. Also, fully narrated three-hour Sightseeing Cruises up the historic New River past Millionaire’s Row with a stop-off at Jungle Queen’s private tropical isle to see rare birds, monkeys and an alligator exhibit. Cruises depart daily at 9:30am and 1:30pm. Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $13.95. 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

MIAMI BREW BUS

Miami, known more for wine and cocktails, was slow to catch on to the craft beer revolution. But like all things Miami-style, we’re now doing it big! Using local tropical fruits and exotic ingredients, Miami is breaking the traditional mold and ushering in a truly unique beer experience. Take the Highway to Hops Tour and visit two breweries and a craft rum distillery, with samplings at each! Tours 34


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Miami Beach, and 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 during some months; please call for details. Now offering private tours on our second identical speedboat! See special offer on this page. Tours depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 1-877-288-5595. Map I-10. www.thrillermiami.com

operate Sat. and Sun., 11:30am-5pm. Note: Ages 21 and older welcome. See special offer on this page. Tours depart from Kush Wynwood, 2003 North Miami Ave., Miami, Map H-10. For more information or to book a tour please call 786-558-3860. www.miamibrewbus.com u

SOUTH FLORIDA TRIKKE

Visiting Miami Beach but don’t know where to go or how to explore all the interesting places this world famous city has to offer? South Florida Trikke offers several different ways to get around! Rent rollerblades, trikkes, bikes, Segways, jet skis, “kangoo jump shoes” and more. Don’t know where to go? South Florida Trikke also offers airboat tours of the Everglades, Miami Beach city and boat tours, Key West day tours and more! Open daily, 9am-8pm. See special offer on page 39. At 226 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-830-9440. Map I-13. www.southfloridatrikke.com u

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TOURHELICOPTER.COM

Experience the freedom others only dare to dream about at South Florida’s most thrilling attraction! The variety of tour packages allows passengers to see as little or as much of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida as desired. Featured sites include Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Haulover Beach, South Beach, Fisher Island, Virginia Key, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, Brickell Key and Aventura, as well as Boca Raton to the north. Customizable tours and hotel transportation available; please call for additional information. Open daily by appointment only, 10am-8pm. At North Perry Airport, 603 SW 77 Way, Pembroke Pines, 1-844-367-4354. Map A-9, then north. www.tourhelicopter.com

THRILLER MIAMI SPEEDBOAT ADVENTURES

Take a thrilling, high-speed boat 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

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WHO WERE COLLINS & FLAGLER ANYWAY? A Brief Guide to Miami Street Names

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Collins Avenue: John Collins was a farmer and land developer who built the first wooden bridge from Miami to Miami Beach in 1913.

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DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD ART WALK

Third Saturday of the month, 7pm-10pm. Look over the shoulder of an artist painting and visit the art galleries and businesses showcasing local, regional and international artwork in historic Downtown Hollywood. Map A-13, then north. Info at 954-924-2980. www.visithollywoodfl.org

Flagler Street: Henry Flager’s East Coast Railway made Miami possible. Before 1896, there was no easy way to move goods and people in and out of Miami. The railroad arrived in April of 1896, and Miami was incorporated in May. Flagler is known as the “Father of Miami” and his name graces many places in South Florida.

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Daily, 10:30am; additional tour Thursdays, 6:30pm. This 90-minute tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern (“MiMo”) 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

Biscayne Blvd.: Named for Biscayne Bay. Brickell Avenue: William and Mary Brickell owned a trading post on the south side of the Miami River in the late-1800s. Everything south of the river was called Brickell for many years. Julia Tuttle Causeway: Many consider Julia Tuttle to be the “Mother of Miami.” It was she who persuaded – badgered, some say – Henry Flagler to expand his rail line 65 miles south from Palm Beach to Miami.

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First Saturday of the month, 7pm-10pm. Coconut Grove is Miami’s original arts district! Visit several renowned art galleries and check out exhibitions by local, professional and emerging artists! Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music and performances at some galleries. Map K-8. Info at 305-461-5506. www.coconutgrove.com

Rickenbacker Causeway: Named after WW1 ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker. He later became the president of Eastern Air Lines, which was based in Miami. Killian Drive: Named for pioneer Dan Killian, who had a country store south of what is now Coral Gables, and was responsible for the first schools, streetlights and churches in this area.

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Second Saturday of the month, 7pm-11pm. Tour galleries in the Wynwood Arts District, a trendy, artistic neighborhood that is home to more than 70 art spaces and galleries. Parking is best before 7pm, as lots and metered street parking fill up quickly. The main area of the Wynwood Art Walk is between NE 20 Street and NE 36 Street, and from NW 2 Avenue to NE 2 Avenue, Miami. Map H-10. www.wynwoodartwalk.com

Don Shula Expressway: Don Shula is the coach of the Miami Dolphins to many; no matter who else has held the job since his retirement in 1997. Shula holds the coaching record for most wins in the NFL (347), and coached the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team in NFL history to play a perfect 16-0 season and win the Super Bowl. Ives Dairy Road & Milam Dairy Road: At one time, these actually went to – you guessed it – dairy farms! Now, Ives Dairy Road leads out to Sun Life Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins play. Milam Dairy Road goes to the city of Miami Lakes. The Milam family name still graces their chain of local upscale grocery stores, Milam’s.

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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 38


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Greater Miami offers plenty of fun for the whole family... Miami Children’s Museum: Play, learn, imagine, create! Explore 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 43. At 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami, 305-3735437. Map I-11. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

hundreds of exotic monkeys. Enjoy the antics at the Hangin’ With Orangs orangutan show, and several other shows that take place daily. See special offer on page 22. At 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305-235-1611. Map P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com

Miami Seaquarium: Kids of all ages will enjoy

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 marine animals including the endangered manatee and sea turtle. Monkey Jungle: Escape on a jungle safari and At Dolphin Harbor, get up-close and personal see crab-eating diving for treats at the (O) monkeys ZM_Make_friends_ad_Welcome_Eng_01.pdf 1 5/12/14 11:12 AM At 4400 with the dolphins like never before! Wild Monkey Swimming Pool. Delve into the Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5705. lush, tropical Amazonian Rainforest filled with Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com

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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: Top-ranked

by Trip Advisor and Yelp! Ed Leedskalnin weighed only 100 pounds and stood at just over five-feet-tall – yet built his entire castle alone and in secret – leaving the world baffled since 1923. Seen on the History, Travel, and Discovery Channels and more. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-248-6345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.com

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Jungle Island: See animals from alligators and

flamingos to monkeys, leopards and even a white lion and a liger! Don’t miss the daily wildlife shows, aviary and Petting Barn! See special offer on page 25. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com miamichildrensmuseum.org

Everglades Safari Park: Take an airboat ride

Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; 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 State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 24. 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 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 water! Note: Ages 10 and older welcome. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-365-2501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com

K1 Speed-South Florida gives novice and

veteran drivers the opportunity to experience an authentic racing atmosphere. The large indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns! Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall. Locations at 8600 NW South River Dr., Miami, 786-838-0612, Map F-5, and 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044, Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com

Our new Reef Encounter is a walk in the park! The new undersea adventure that is so safe and easy you don’t need any special training. If you can walk and you can breathe, you can do it! Call 305-365-2501 to book your Sea Trek Reef Encounter today.

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 page 28. 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

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MAPS

Finding your way

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ake a moment to look at our map on pages 40-41 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.

North-South

• 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.

East-West

• 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 with SunPass. • Eight causeways link the mainland and the beaches: • Rickenbacker to Key Biscayne; Toll: $1.75 (eastbound) • 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

• 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. • Due to rising gas prices, a $1 fuel surcharge is now added to every trip.

305-888-8888 305-888-7777 305-777-7777 305-532-5555 305-599-9999

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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. 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 7 Day Pass offers unlimited access to all Miami-Dade County public transportation for seven consecutive days for $29.25.

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: $2.65 each way.

For detailed information and schedules, call 305-891-3131 (TTY: 305-499-8971) or visit www.miamidade.gov/transit The Port of Miami Tunnel is an underwater passageway that facilitates travel to the Port of Miami from the MacArthur Causeway (I-395). The tunnel provides direct access between the seaport and two major highways, I-395 and I-95, and serves as a direct point of entry to the Port of Miami. Fare: Free.

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 46 for routes and schedule. Fare: 25¢ per ride. Metrorail, Miami-Dade County’s 25-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, as faregates do not accept cash. All Metrorail trains have free Wi-Fi.

The City of Miami Trolley has six routes that take passengers to many of the city’s best neighborhoods, including Brickell, downtown and midtown, and attractions such as 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. 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 Weekday fare: $4.40-$11.55/person round trip; $2.50$6.90 per person one way. Weekend and holiday fare: $5 per person, ages 5-12, seniors 65+ and students with ID, $2.50. Info at 1-800-874-7245. www.tri-rail.com

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 17 stations for $4.50 daily, including weekends and holidays. An EASY Card is required to ride Metrorail. Fare: $2.25 per ride. 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 the airport!

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. Info at 1-888-865-5352. www.sunpass.com

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.

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FINDING YOUR WAY

Transportation

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. Metrobus fareboxes accept cash. Fare: $2.25 each way.


Bus Route 123 25¢ each way

Some stops along the way: Washington Ave. Route Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 3 Street Wolfsonian-FIU Museum 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 Miami Beach 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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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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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 Beach to the south, and Bal Harbour to the north, Surfside has earned a truly superb reputation as a destination of choice.

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Tales of the Surfside Turtles is an outdoor, public art exhibit featuring creative turtle sculptures fused with a meaningful environmental message. Each turtle has its own personality and story to tell, from underwater seascapes and mermaids to vibrant abstract drawings. Their intricate details will mesmerize children and adults alike! See all the sculptures on the Turtle Walk, located one block south of downtown Surfside on 93 Street and A1A, between Collins and Harding Avenues.

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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.

Beach Resort and Marina (Mile Marker 84), selfproclaimed home of 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 Key, 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 (102601 Overseas Hwy.) and the Everglades, making it an ideal spot for kayaking, snorkeling and diving.

Throughout the Keys, great food, often featuring fresh, local seafood, abounds. Don’t miss the state parks, campgrounds and these popular points of interest: Theater of the Sea (Mile Marker 84.5), Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (Mile Marker 50) and Bahia Honda State Park (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 can just lounge around at the World Famous Tiki Bar at Holiday Isle at Postcard Inn

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USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Airlines

Visitor Centers

Aerolíneas Argentinas . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-333-0276

Art Deco Welcome Center

305-672-2014

LGBT Visitor Center

305-397-8914

AeroMexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-237-6639

Visit Miami Beach

786-276-2763

Air Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-266-5588

Lincoln Road Visitor Center

305-674-1414

Downtown Miami Visitor Center

305-448-7488

Air Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-247-2262

Useful Phone Numbers

Air China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-882-8122 Air France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-237-2747

ANY EMERGENCY

Air Jamaica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-523-5585

9-1-1

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 Coast Guard (Marine Emergencies) 305-535-4368 Roadside Assistance from a Cell Phone *3-4-7 Traffic Reports/Traveler Info 5-1-1

Air Tran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-8726 Austrian Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-843-0002 Alitalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-223-5730

GENERAL INFORMATION

American Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-433-7300

4-1-1

Iberia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-4642

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

Icelandair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-223-5500

LAUNDRY SERVICES

Avianca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-284-2622 Bahamas Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-4262 British Airways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-9297 Caribbean Airlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-920-4225 Cayman Airways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-422-9626 Copa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-359-2672 Delta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-221-1212 El Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-223-6700 FinnAir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-950-5000

Oliom

Japan Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-525-3663

1-888-474-4197

MEDICAL CARE

Jet Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-538-2583 KLM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-434-0320

Emergency Dental Network Pet Emergency Room

Lan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-435-9526

LOST/STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

Lufthansa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-645-3880

American Express MasterCard

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-435-9792

VISA

Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-7117

Discover

Swiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-359-7947

AIRPORTS

TAM Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-235-9826

Miami International Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Key West International

TIARA Air Aruba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-522-5530

CAR RENTAL

Taca (Avianca). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-400-8222

US Airways/America West . . . . . . 1-800-428-4322

Signature Rent A Car (Miami Beach) Signature Rent A Car (MIA Airport) Signature Rent A Car (Doral)

Virgin Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-862-8621

TRAINS

United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-241-6522

Amtrak Tri-Rail

West Jet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-547-2451 54

1-800-DENTIST 1-877-PET-ER55 1-800-992-3404 1-800-826-2181 1-800-336-8472 1-800-347-2683 305-876-7000 1-866-I-FLY-FLL 305-296-5439 305-535-1544 305-888-5153 305-267-5558 1-800-872-7245 1-800-874-7245


ARGENTINA

1101 Brickell Ave., #900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-1889

BAHAMAS

25 SE 2 Ave., #600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-6295

BOLIVIA

700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., #505 . . . . . 305-358-6303

BARBADOS

2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #1300 . . . . . 786-515-1201

BRAZIL

80 SW 8 St., #2600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-285-6200

CANADA

200 S. Biscayne Blvd., #1600 . . . . . . . . . . 305-579-1600

CHILE 800 Brickell Ave., #1200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-373-8623 COLOMBIA

A World Leader in Currency Services

280 Aragon Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-764-3326

COSTA RICA

2730 SW 3 Ave., #401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-871-7485

We buy and sell more than 60 different types of currency banknotes.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

1038 Brickell Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-358-3220

ECUADOR

117 NW 42 Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-539-8214

FRANCE

1395 Brickell Ave., #1050 . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-403-4150

Miami International Airport Concourse E, 2nd Level

GERMANY

100 N. Biscayne Blvd., #2200 . . . . . . . . . 305-358-0290

GREAT BRITAIN

305-876-0040

1001 Brickell Bay Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-400-6400

GUATEMALA

1101 Brickell Ave., #603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-679-9945

HAITI

259 SW 13 St., #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-859-2003

HONDURAS

7171 Coral Way, #311 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-269-3131

ISRAEL

100 N. Biscayne Blvd., #1800 . . . . . . . . . 305-925-9400

ITALY

4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #590 . . . . . . 305-374-6322

JAMAICA

25 SE 2 Ave., #609 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-374-8431

JAPAN

80 SW 8 St., #3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-530-9090

MEXICO

1399 SW 1 Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-268-4900

NETHERLANDS

701 Brickell Ave., #500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-866-0480

NICARAGUA

1332 W. Flagler St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-265-1415

PANAMA

5775 Blue Lagoon Dr., #200 . . . . . . . . . 305-447-3700

PARAGUAY

25 SE 2 Ave., #705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-374-9090

PERU

444 Brickell Ave., #M-135 . . . . . . . . . . . . 786-347-2420

SPAIN

2655 LeJeune Rd., #203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-446-5511

SWITZERLAND

825 Brickell Bay Dr., #1450 . . . . . . . . . . 305-377-6700

TAIWAN

2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #610 . . . . . . . . . . . 305-443-8917

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

1000 Brickell Ave., #800 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-374-2199

URUGUAY

1077 Ponce de Leon Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-443-9764 55

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

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Arts & Culture Experience the Creativity! THEATER

ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (305-949-6722) hosts a mix of music, dance and theatre. The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater (305-444-9293) in Coral Gables presents well-known mainstage productions, as well as the Theatre for Young Audiences. The PlayGround Theater at the Miami Theatre Center (305-751-9550) is also perfect for children. Smaller, wonderful theaters abound in Miami, including GableStage at the Biltmore (305-445-1119), City Theatre (305755-9401) and New Theatre (305-443-5909).

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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 as well as 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 holidays. Free entry on Saturdays. Adults, $6; seniors and students w/ ID, $5; children under 6, free. See special offer on page 57. At 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6725044. Map I-13. www.jewishmuseum.com

DANCE

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.

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VIZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, with its unique architecture, lush gardens and opulent interiors, is a National Historic Landmark and European-inspired estate that offers the perfect place to spend an hour or an afternoon! The 90-minute Discover Vizcaya audio tour is available for $5 and allows visitors the opportunity to explore the historic estate at their own pace, while not missing any points of interest. 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, $18; ages 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+, $12; and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-250-9133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org

MUSIC

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 the globe! 

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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 56


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This poignant, soul-stirring monument features a photographic mural of the death camps and a Memorial Wall with the names of victims. Open daily, 9:30am-sunset. Free entry. At 1933 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-1663. Map I-13. www.holocaustmmb.org

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Housed on the Modesto Maidique Campus of Florida International University, The Frost Art Museum at FIU opened in 1977. 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, and in 2001, became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Free admission. Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mon. At Florida International University, 10975 SW 17 St., Miami, 305-3482890. Map J-2. http://thefrost.fiu.edu

The museum inspires people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology in order to better understand the world around us. Don’t miss the Sea Lab exhibit, a 3,000-gallon Touch Tank that allows visitors to actually touch live marine animals! 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. Open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas,10am-6pm. Adults, $14.95; seniors 62+, ages 3-12 and students w/ ID, $10.95; children under 2, free. At 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-646-4200. Map J-9. www.miamisci.org

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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 miss the Hollywood Cars of the Stars exhibit, with vehicles featured in movies including Back to the Future, Batman, Grease, Ghostbusters and more. Open daily, 10am-6pm. See special offer on page 26. At 2000 NE 146 St., North Miami, 305-354-7680. Map B-13. www.dezercollection.com u

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU “The Jewel of South Beach”

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DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER

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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

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A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food On view through October 5, 2014

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The War Years 1939 - 1949 On view through August 24, 2014

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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.

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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’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 Mon.-Sat., 10am5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Adults, $8; students and seniors with ID, $7; ages 6-12, $5; under 6, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1492. Map I-10. www.historymiami.org u

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The Wolfsonian-FIU houses approximately 120,000 objects that date from 1885-1945. The fascinating collection of objects from the modern era focus on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. Open daily, except Wed., noon-6pm; Fri., noon-9pm. Free admission every Friday from 6pm-9pm. At 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1001. Map I-13. www.wolfsonian.org

The Lowe Art Museum, located on the beautiful University of Miami campus, 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 Mon. 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

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A modern and contemporary museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Dine onsite at Verde, a modern, casual restaurant featuring locally-inspired dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. Open Tue.-Sun., 10am-6pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm; closed Mon. Free admission on the second Saturday and first Thursday of each month. Adults, $12; seniors 62+, students with ID, and ages 7-18, $8; ages 6 and younger, free. At 1103 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-375-3000. Map I-10. www.pamm.org

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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 Hard Rock Live ....................................... 954-797-5531 James L. Knight Center ....................... 305-416-5970 Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park ........................................ 305-358-7550 New World Center .............................. 305-673-3330 Miami Beach Convention Center ....305-673-7311 Miami-Dade County Auditorium... 305-547-5414 Music Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program ....................................... 305-448-7421 Florida Grand Opera .......................... 305-854-7890 Miami Bach Society .............................. 305-669-1376 Miami-Dade College Live Arts ...... 305-237-3010

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Miami Symphony Orchestra ........... 305-275-5666 New World Symphony at the New World Center ......................... 305-673-3330 The Rhythm Foundation ................... 305-672-5202 University of Miami’s Frost School of Music .................................................. 305-284-2241 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 Theaters/Performing Arts Actors’ 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 Miami Theatre Center ......................... 305-751-9550 New Theatre ............................................ 305-443-5909 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 several 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

The center provides informational brochures and backcountry permits. Boat tours and canoe rentals available. Restaurants, stores, lodging and campgrounds located nearby. At 815 Oyster Bar Ln., Everglades City, 239-695-3311. Free entry.

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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. Service technicians on-site. Worldwide shipping and export available for bikes and parts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat., 10am-3pm; closed Sun. See special offer on page 61. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-392-9940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net

ENTRANCES AND VISITOR CENTERS: • Ernest Coe Visitor Center is open daily, from 8am-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 Road 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.

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Captain Joe is a U.S. Coast Guard master licensed captain and a certified diver who has been boating in Miami and the Bahamas for more than 35 years! He has a fleet of vessels ranging from 15-feet to more than 60-feet, all offered at the best prices in Miami. Several options for guided boat tours available, or captain your own vessel! Captain Joe’s also offers a variety of water activities including jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, water skis, fishing gear and more! Open daily, including holidays, 9am-sunset. Located 15 minutes from South Beach at 7904 West Dr., Miami Beach, 305-218-2249 and 305-303-7858. Map F-12. www.miamicaptainjoe.com

• 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, 305-221-8776. There is a $10/car ($5/walkers or cyclists) entrance fee, which is good for seven consecutive days at any Everglades park.

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Take a thrilling, high-speed boat 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 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 during some months; please call for details. Now offering private tours on our second identical speedboat! See special offer on page 36. Tours depart

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The Resorts World Casino experience begins in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast casino and entertainment cruise ship! Sailing FridaysSundays, the ship features six restaurants and bars, live entertainment, and a bi-level casino featuring Slots, Roulette, Craps, 3-Card Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat and a Sports Book. Cruises sail to Resorts World Bimini, Bahamas, where guests will enjoy the property’s white sand beaches, waterfront casino and five delicious dining options. Choose to sail back to Miami that same day, or extend the trip by booking one of the property’s luxury accommodations. Book online or by phone; additional information on pricing and scheduling online. Convenient parking available at Port Miami for quick terminal access. Ship departs from Port Miami, 1015 North America Way, Terminal H, Miami, 1-888-930-8688. Map I-12. www.rwbimini.com

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 Home of the famed Blue Monster course 4400 NW 87 Ave., Doral 5 courses, 18-hole 305-592-2000

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See Miami as you’ve never experienced it before on a Jet Boat, which boasts two turbine engines and some serious horsepower! Enjoy extreme twists and turns, high speed cruising, breaking with amazing force, side drifting, and much more aboard the Orange Twister jet boat! Enjoy both of Jet Boat Miami’s two tours – the 20-minute Adrenaline Junkie Ride and the 45-minute Orange Twister Ride. Various departures throughout the day. Open daily, 10am-5pm. See special offer on page 67. At Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami, 954-397-6079. Map H-10. www.jetboatmiami.com

FAIRMONT TURNBERRY ISLE CLUB 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura 2 courses, 18-hole 305-932-6200 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

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Miccosukee Golf & Country Club offers the best greens in Miami! The brainchild of renowned golf architect Mark Mahannah, the facility features a unique 6,700-yard course with 27 challenging holes, par 72, and is considered by many to have the best layout in the South Florida area. The lighted practice facility and putting green accommodates up to 50 golfers and is open daily from 6:30am-8:30pm. At 6401 Kendale Lakes Dr., Miami, 305-382-3930. Map K-1, then west. www.miccosukee.com

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 Kendale Lakes Dr., Miami 3 courses, 9-hole 305-382-3930 NORMANDY SHORES GOLF CLUB 2401 Biarritz Dr., Miami Beach 18-hole 305-868-6502

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The park’s beautiful two-mile beach ranks consistently among the top beaches in the nation, with its pristine sand and calm water. The park’s Amusement Center includes a restored carousel by the sea and beachfront playground. Tee off

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Oleta River State Park’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. At 3400 NE 163 St., North Miami Beach, 305-919-1846. Map C-13. www.floridastateparks.org u

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% of its 172,000 acres covered by water, boating is the best way to experience the park. 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

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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. At 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5811. Map N-12. www.floridastateparks.org

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

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guides who have extensive knowledge of South Florida’s environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami-Dade County, 305-365-3018. www.miamiecoadventures.com

at Crandon Golf Key Biscayne, a championship 18-hole course, and play a match on one of the 26 courts at the Tennis Center (305-365-2300). Open daily, sunrise-sunset. At 6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5421. Map L-12. www.miamidade.gov/parks


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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. u

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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

• 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.

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Located at 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-7714. Miami Beach Ocean Rescue consists of about 100 lifeguards patrolling towers along eight miles of world-famous Miami Beach! A sub-headquarters is located on 72 Street, at the northern end of the city. www.miamibeachoceanrescue.com u

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GUARDED BEACHES

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.

Boucher Brothers has teamed up with the City of Miami Beach to offer the Beach Wheelchair. These beach-friendly chairs are equipped with large, wide wheels that can roll across the sand at ease without sinking! Please call ahead to reserve one at 305-673-7714, as quantities are limited. See ad on page 65 for more info.

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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. 

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to nearby Downtown, and experience the entire city! See page 18 for routes and information. More information is available at 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com

Key Biscayne’s beaches rank among the nation’s finest, and their relatively calm waters make them a good choice for the family. Take the Rickenbacker Causeway exit from I-95 ($1.75 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

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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.

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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.

SURFSIDE

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 the Town of Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an oldstyle Main Street with small shops and bistros. Located between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue. Additional info at 305-864-0722. www.visitsurfsidefla.com u

DANIA BEACH

Located at Dania Beach Boulevard and Beach Road in Dania, located just north of Hollywood. Concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers available. For more information, contact the City of Dania Beach’s Parks and Recreation Department at 954-925-6935. www.visitdaniabeach.com

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. www.miamidade.gov/parks u

JOHN U. LLOYD BEACH STATE PARK

This state park provides an abundance of recreational activities including canoeing, swimming, boating 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

• For those fair-skinned or prone to burning, use a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30. Even if you are tan, protection is still necessary. • 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, and also even in shaded areas. Use extra protection during peak hours.

HOLLYWOOD BEACH

Hollywood’s miles of beautiful beaches are fringed by boutique shopping, dining, nightlife and the charming historic district. The beach stretches six miles and includes a two-mile, 1920s-era Hollywood Beach Broadwalk with numerous shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Visitors can utilize the convenient Hollywood Trolley service to go from Hollywood Beach

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SWIMMING SAFETY TIPS FROM THE MIAMI BEACH PATROL OCEAN RESCUE

• Always swim in a guarded area. Stay within the swim area boundaries. Don’t swim where surfers are active.

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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! 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.

MIAMI PARASAIL 305-345-4104

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.

CLUB NAUTICO 305-673-2502

Watersports

Dive Shops

MIAMI CATAMARANS

SOUTH BEACH DIVE & SURF PADI 5 STAR Dive Center

305-345-4104 • www.miamicatamarans.com Hobie Cats • Sailing • Rentals • Lessons Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne Mention Welcome Magazine for 30 Minutes FREE with each Rental

305-531-6110 • 850 Washington Ave. Dive/Snorkel Trips to Miami & Key Largo Voted Best Dive/Surf Shop in Miami www.southbeachdivers.com

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TARPOON LAGOON PADI 5 STAR Dive Center

Parasail • Flyboard • Kayak • Paddleboard • Jetski Rent your own 17’-40’ power boat! No license needed & captain available. www.miamiwatersports.com www.flyboard305.com www.miamiparasail.com Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove 305-345-4104

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.divemiamibeach.com

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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.

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. 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! 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!”

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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Miami’s hottest dance club is also one of Miami’s best restaurants! Mango’s Tropical Café serves up the finest fall-off-thebone ribs, delicious Caribbean-inspired fish dishes, sliders, brick oven pizza, salads and more! Try the house specialty, Mambo Chicken Wings, and enjoy delicious cocktails anf desserts as well. Dine while listening to the sultry sounds of Latin and Caribbean music during Mango Tropical Café’s famous Tropicana Style Dinner & Show, held nightly at 8pm! Open daily, 11am-5am. See special offer on page 47. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-4422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com

SIR PIZZA

Visit us at our Miami Beach location! Sir Pizza has been offering fresh, delicious food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for more than 40 years. In 1968, the first Florida location opened in Key Biscayne and there are now numerous locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, with more being added! Enjoy quality pizza, blankets (our version of a calzone), pasta, salads, desserts and more – using only the freshest ingredients. Order online or by phone. Delivery available. Open Mon.-Wed., 11am1am; Thurs.-Sun., 11am-4am. At 407 15th St., Miami Beach, 786-456-4114. Map I-13. www.sirpizzarestaurants.com u

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, Italian beer and much more. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11:30am-midnight; Fri.-Sun., 11:30am-1am. See special offer on page 73. At 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700. Map I-13. www.flbmiami.com

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Charming indoor/outdoor café overlooking Miami’s beautiful Biscayne Bay. Serving traditional Cuban fare including mojitos and the house specialty – the famed Cuban sandwich! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8ammidnight. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-381-7774. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com 70


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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, 305-406-1002. Map I-2. www.mojitos.com

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BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

Enjoy 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 kid’s menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Locations at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-379-8866, Map I-10, and 429 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-0777, Map A-14, then north. www.bubbagump.com u

CHART HOUSE

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. Don’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-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 4:30pm-11pm; 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 72


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The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. The friendly, 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, Mon.Thurs., 5pm-10pm, Fri.-Sat., 5pm-11pm; Sun., 4pm-10pm. At Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 111, Miami, 305-372-8862. Map J-10. www.theoceanaire.com

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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 traditionally-dressed 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

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South Florida Food Primer The food of South Florida is like nowhere else! It is a wonderful mix of the foreign and the familiar, the magical and the mundane, and there is something for everyone here. Known as “Floribbean,” this flavorful combination of Cuban, Southern U.S., Spanish and other Caribbean flavors, characterized by lots of seafood, tropical fruits and spices, make up the cuisine in the Melting Pot city of Miami! The list below gives some information about the unique ingredients that go into the food here, and give it that unique Miami spice. wRice & Beans: Whether it is white rice or yellow rice (which gets its color from saffron, the world’s most expensive spice), rice is a staple in Floribbean cooking. It is frequently served with black beans (Cuban), pigeon peas (Jamaican) or red beans (Cajun, other Caribbean). Together, rice and beans are a complete protein – and a delicious one from the stock, onions, garlic and chilies usually simmered into the beans.

wMango: Mangos are everywhere in South Florida! There is even an annual International Mango Festival held in Miami. Originally from India, mangos have spread all over the world’s tropics. Besides eaten fresh, mangos have found their way into chutneys, salsas, salads, cooked dishes, and even barbecue sauces. wYuca: This fibrous root vegetable is often served battered and fried, like a thick French fry, or boiled and doused with garlic sauce.

wStone Crabs: Native to the waters around Florida, stone crabs are a delicacy only available fresh from October to May. Fishermen remove one claw from the crab and return it to the water. The claw will regenerate to full size in about a year. Claws are usually served chilled, often with a mustard sauce. Stone crab claws were first successfully prepared on Miami Beach at the world famous Joe’s Stone Crab.

wAvocado: Native Florida avocados are much larger than their California cousins, called Hass avocados, and have smooth skins instead of pebbled ones. They also stay bright green when ripe. They have a much higher water content than Hass avocados and are therefore lower in fat. They are wonderful raw on sandwiches and in salads, but do not make great guacamole! Florida avocadoes are also known as alligator pears.

wCitrus: Citrus fruits, including Key limes, oranges, tangerines, lemons and others, show up across South Florida in salads, sauces, marinades and more. Mojo Criollo, an essential Cuban marinade, is made from a zesty blend of garlic, onion and citrus fruits.

wPlantains: This banana variety is not sweet when it is still green. Green plantains, called tostones, are often served deep fried as chips or fritters and served as a side dish. Their sweet, ripe counterparts, maduros, are usually pan-fried to caramelize them and eaten as a dessert, side dish or snack.

wGrouper & Snapper: These native fish are essential to true South Florida cuisine. Depending on the restaurant, they are fried, broiled, baked, grilled or sautéed, and they appear on a multitude of menus.

wEmpanadas: There are as many kinds of empanadas (“little turnovers”) as there are islands in the Caribbean! Chicken, beef, veggie, spicy or mild, try them from a street vendor – just like a hot dog in New York.

wDolphin: It’s not Flipper! Also known as mahi mahi or dorado, dolphin are a beautiful fish that also taste wonderful. Many area restaurants have adapted and changed the name for visitors, but there are holdouts which still list mahi mahi as dolphin. (Flipper and his cousins are actually porpoises, not dolphins!)

Floribbean food is much more than what is above. Enjoy and experiment! There’s nothing else like it in the world. 74


20, The Lion King; June 27, Little Big League. At ArtsPark at Young Circle, US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard, downtown Hollywood, 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com

curators have known for centuries about the 20 erotic etchings created in Rembrandt’s lifetime. For the first time ever, 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 only. At the World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-9336. www.weam.com

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Through June 29. The month of May is Haitian Cultural Heritage Month! Celebrate it at The Frost Art Museum at FIU with Tradition, an exhibition of works by Haitian artist Philippe Dodard. Dodard’s work is unique and powerful, expressive and bold, and his use of ink, paint and metal is celebrated throughout Haiti’s artistic community. Free entry. The museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am5pm; Sundays, noon-5pm; closed Mondays. With the support of 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. At 10975 SW 17 St., Miami, 305-348-2890. Map J-2. http://thefrost.fiu.edu

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MARLINS

Major League Baseball. June 1, 1:10pm vs Atlanta Braves. June 2-3, 7:10pm vs Tampa Bay Rays. June 13, 7:10pm vs Pittsburgh Pirates. June 14, 4:10pm vs Pittsburgh Pirates. June 15, 1:10pm vs Pittsburgh Pirates. June 16-17, 7:10pm vs Chicago Cubs. June 18, 12:40pm vs Chicago Cubs. June 19-20, 7:10pm vs New York Mets. June 21, 4:10pm vs New York Mets. June 22, 1:10pm vs New York Mets. June 27, 7:10pm vs Oakland Athletics. June 28, 4:10pm vs Oakland Athletics. June 29, 1:10pm vs Oakland Athletics. See special offer on page 8. At Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, 1-877-MARLINS (627-5467). Map I-9. www.marlins.com

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Through June 8, times vary. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway wrestle with the sparks of art and the perils of creativity, along with the personal destruction they can reap, in this combative new play set amidst Hollywood’s glittery backdrop. Fueled by friendship and rivalry, the two literary heavyweights reunite in 1937 for one final night at a Los Angeles resort called the Garden of Allah. This smart and powerful new drama explores the cost of love and friendship and the personal and professional price of being a writer. At the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org u ARTSPARK

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June 12, 8pm, 103.5 The Beat presents The Beat Down 2014 featuring Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Future, DJ Khaled and more. June 13, 8pm, Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular. July 2, 7:30pm, Katy Perry with Capital Cities. July 4, 5pm, 4th of July Celebration 2014 featuring Spin Doctors. At 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise, 954-8357000. www.thebbtcenter.com

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July 3, 7pm, Katy Perry with Capital Cities. At 601 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 786-7771000. www.aaarena.com

South Florida’s premier thoroughbred racetrack – celebrating its 75th anniversary – and home of the major Triple Crown prep races, including the $1,000,000 Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park has been offering exciting thoroughbred action since 1939. Located in Hallandale Beach, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, fans flock to this horse racing landmark annually from around the world! Live racing year-round, with simulcast wagering. Enjoy racing, slots, poker, entertainment, shops, restaurants and so much more! At Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000. Map A-13, then north. www.gulfstreampark.com

MOVIE NIGHTS

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. June 6, Wreck It Ralph; June 13, Galaxy Quest; June 75

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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.

By Helen Condzal Swar tz, M. Ed.

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!

Even on land Miami has so much to offer, which is why more than 50 percent of visitors return!

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. Boucher Brothers has teamed up with the City of Miami Beach to offer the Beach Wheelchair. Please call ahead to reserve one at 305-673-7714. See ad on page 65 for additional information.

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 celebrities, actors and directors.

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.

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.

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. 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 44-45.

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 lunch and enjoy a waterfront view on the dock or nearby island. See special offer on page 77.

I believe 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 spaces, including an ocean walkway that goes north from South Pointe Park past 41 Street on Miami Beach. 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.” 76


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Along A1A south of Hollywood Boulevard 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) with gaming, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. Information at 954-924-2980. Map A-14, then north. www.gohollywoodfla.com

Located 15 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike off Exit 25A, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming offers an opportunity for everyone 18 and older to play 24/7. There are more than 1,900 world-class gaming machines, 32 poker tables, poker tournaments, high stakes bingo and a high limit gaming area! Experience nonstop live entertainment, award-winning fine dining and state-of-the-art accommodations – all under one roof, nestled in the heart of the Everglades. At 500 SW 177 Ave., Miami, 1-877-242-6464. Map I-1, then west. www.miccosukee.com u

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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 nighttime visit to Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino well worth the trip! Located just next door, The Village at Gulfstream Park features a sizzling array of restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs, shops and more! Conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale at 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000. Map A-13, then north. www.gulfstreampark.com www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com

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 47. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-6734422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com u

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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 u

TOBACCO ROAD

Miami’s oldest bar, having Liquor License #1, and a longtime favorite with locals for rock ‘n’ roll and blues music. Live music nightly from DJs and bands; please check the website for additional details. Great Happy Hour food and drink specials, as well as lunch and dinner specials! Open daily, 11:30am-5am. At 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198. Map J-10. www.tobacco-road.com u

MANSION

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 worldrenown DJs and musicians. Dress to impress and arrive early to avoid very long lines. At 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6958411. Map I-13. www.mansionmiami.com

HOLLYWOOD NIGHTLIFE

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. 78


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