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Vol. 42 - November - 2013
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Stop by any Macy’s and ask for your Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass*, good for 10% off* thousands of items throughout the store! Plus, we now ship to over 100 countries around the world, so you can enjoy international shipping online. For details, log on to macys.com/international Macy’s Aventura Visitor Center (305) 682-3455 Macy’s Dadeland Visitor Center (305) 662-3279 Macy’s Downtown Miami (305) 577-1500 Macy’s South Beach (305) 674-6300 Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store.
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Annual Miami International Auto Show
About Miami Tours
Step into a luxurious Mercedes touring vehicle for an approximately 3.5hour driving tour to Miami’s iconic sights and premier neighborhoods. Tours begin in the famous South Beach Art Deco District, and go through glamorous Coral Gables, bustling Brickell, charming Coconut Grove and vibrant Little Havana! See movie locations, celebrity homes, Miami landmarks including Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the former Versace Mansion, and enjoy three scenic stops. 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. Info and bookings at 1-800-979-3370. www.allaboutmiamitours.com
Nov. 8-17, times vary. Recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious auto exhibitions in the nation, the show features the newest vehicles in today’s auto industry, including this year’s Official Show Car, the iconic 2014 Corvette Stingray. Many of the show’s most popular exhibits will be back this year including Topless in Miami, spotlighting the hottest convertible cars, Havana Classics, celebrating the nostalgic days of 1950s Havana, Camp Jeep, the ultimate off-road driving test and Million Dollar Alley, with such extravagant lines as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lotus. Visitors can also test drive vehicles from 12 brands that will host Ride & Drive activities outside of Hall D on select days and times. At the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, 305-981-1448. Map- I-13. Please use the hashtag #ILIKETHATCAR. www.miamiautoshow.net
Isles Beach Jazz Fest
Nov. 16, 7pm-10pm. In its 6th year, Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will celebrate Women in Jazz with tribute performances of the great Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone! Featuring Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier and Ashlee Moss accompanied by the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest has showcased local and national talent in a lavish, tropical setting since 2008, including jazz greats Spyro Gyra and The Neville Brothers. Event gates open at 6pm. Admission is $15. At Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-792-1952. Map B-14. www.sunnyislesbeachjazz.com u Miami
Book Fair International
Nov. 17-24; Street Fair, Nov. 22-24. Get ready for a literary explosion with thousands of books, hundreds of authors and hundreds of thousands of readers at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International. The programs are unprecedented; from Dan Brown to Congressman John Lewis, Anjelica Huston, Sherman Alexie, Erica Jong, Jennifer Weiner, Joe Scarborough, Chris Matthews, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more than 375 other (Continues on page 78) 6
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american rider/House of Thunder USA
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. Enjoy the famous Bike Night Party on the second Saturday of each month at 8pm. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am7pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm. See special offer on page 63. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-392-9940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net u Artconnection Jewelry for Him and Her
Bringing European fashion and Swiss quality to America since 1999! This “candy store” of jewelry offers styles for men and women, shamballa bracelets, custom work, jewelry repair and consulting. Artconnection is a full-service jewelry store for all your needs! Open Mon.-Sat., 11am8pm; Sun., noon-6pm. At 100 16th St., Suite 6, Miami Beach, 305-604-0603. Map I-13. www.artconnectionjewelry.com u
Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, Aventura Mall boasts 300 specialty stores, ranging from internationally-renowned names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, REDValentino, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Burberry and Michael Kors, to many of the most popular retailers, including Apple, Calvin Klein, Forever XXI and H&M. Aventura Mall is also home to 10 full-service restaurants, a 24-screen movie theater, and Turnberry for the Arts, an exclusive, contemporary art collection with 10 installations positioned throughout the mall. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-9:30pm; Sun., noon-8pm. See special offer on page 3. At 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-1110. Map B-13. www.aventuramall.com u
American Cuban Cuisine and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. National retailers such as The Gap and Victoria’s Secret mix with unique boutiques and stores. Shop, have a drink, eat, listen to live music, take a sightseeing cruise, or just relax along the waterfront! See special offer on page 51. At 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-577-3344. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com u
Located on beautiful South Beach, Bikini Brasil is your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest in bathing suits and accessories. Shop for bikinis, one pieces, cover-ups and more, from Brazil’s top brands including Mulata Brasil, Ellis Beach Wear and Nice Bikini! Mix and match styles and sizes for endless combinations. The store has new arrivals and special offers constantly, so everyone will find just what they are looking for at the best price! Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 11am7pm. At 402 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-6957979. Map I-13. www.bikinibkbrasil.com u
Shop for the highest caliber luggage brands including Tumi, Victorinox, Hartmann, Samsonite and Kipling, and a unique selection of products including luggage scales, keychains, 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
Miami’s best hand-rolled, boutique premium cigars and cigar accessories, including humidors, cutters, cases and lighters are sure to please the most demanding aficionado. Shop while watching highly skilled Cuban cigar makers hand-rolling cigars. Cuban Crafters will ship to (just about) anywhere. See special offer on page 21 for a free cigar. At 3604 NW 7 St., Miami, 305-573-0222. Map I-6. www.cubancrafters.com
The Christmas Palace
Open year-round, The Christmas Palace is the largest and most tastefully-decorated Christmas store in South Florida! The store carries the
Outdoor/indoor waterfront mall with more than 140 shops and more than 30 restaurants, cafés and bars including Hard Rock Cafe, Latin 8
finest products from the leading names in the industry and guarantees the integrity of all products! The Christmas Palace is an approved dealer for all collectible pieces sold in the store. At 9820 NW 77 Ave., Hialeah Gardens, 305-558-5352, Map E-4, and 800 NE 13 St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-1403. Map A-11, then north. www.thechristmaspalace.com u
DMR believes the most important thing they provide each client are all the possibilities that appropriate seating and mobility has to offer. As South Florida’s premier custom wheelchair, rehab equipment and urological supply provider, no one boasts a more impressive clientele list. DMR also sells and rents the Beach Wheelchair, which has over-sized tires that make it ideal for rolling easily over sand. The staff ’s personalized service ensures each client gets what they need with their custom wheelchair. At 10418 NW 31 Terr., Doral, 305-666-9911. Map G-3. www.dmrcorp.com u
Doral Golf Warehouse
The Doral Golf Warehouse has everything a golfer could ever need or want, from clubs to gloves, and golf bags, balls and rangefinders! Tradeins, custom fittings in a state-of-the-art golf simulator and the lowest prices guaranteed. The largest used club selection in town – Let’s make a deal! Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Puma, Nike Golf, Titleist, Bag Boy, Cleveland, and more of the top name brands sold on the premises. Shipping to hotels available; please call for details. At 5201 NW 77 Ave., Suite 600, Miami, 305-772-5918. Map G-5. www.doralgolfwarehouse.com u
Miami’s largest value and entertainment center has more than 240 brand-name stores and a variety of dining and entertainment with Bass Pro Shops, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Bloomingdale’s-The Outlet Store, CinéBistro restaurant/movie theatre, Mojitos Cuban Cuisine, Strike Miami bowling lanes, Dave & Buster’s and more. Visitors can take advantage of the discount card and Dolphin Shuttle Bus that runs daily to and from the Miami Airport, Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. See page 19 for special offer and shuttle information. At 11401 NW 12 St., Miami, 305-DOLPHIN (365-7446). Map I-2. www.shopdolphinmall.com 14
Shop at the largest outlet and value retail center in the U.S., Sawgrass Mills! With your favorite name-brands like: Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein Company Store, Electronics Superstore - BrandsMart USA, Forever 21, Old Navy Outlet, and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, finding the perfect something for less will be a breeze. So now you can relax in style.
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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 38 for Hollywood Trolley routes and information. Additional info at 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com u
Edwin Watts Golf
Voted one of the “Top 100 Best Golf Shops” by Golf World Business magazine, Edwin Watts offers computerized, custom fitting by certified experts, as well as a large inventory of the latest and top brand equipment, apparel, accessories and full service club repair. Analyze ball speed, launch angle and spin rate. Trade-ins accepted. At 15100 N. Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-944-2925, Map D-12; 8484 NW 36 St., Suite 200, Doral, 305591-1220, Map G-4; 6254 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305-667-4023, Map L-6. www.edwinwattsgolf.com u
The best shopping experience at the lowest price! Florida’s largest selection of camera equipment, tablets, cell phones, computers, telescopes, binoculars, audio/video equipment and more – at the best looking electronics store in the state. Price match guaranteed. Also offering free camera cleaning and on-site Mac and PC repair. Free shipping on most items and complimentary valet parking available. See special offer on page 17. Open Mon.-Sat., 9am-10pm; Sun., 10am-7pm. At 259 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-5795998. Map J-10. www.electricavenue.net 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, top-of-the-line home accessory shops, and several restaurants and cafés. Adjoining Gulfstream Park has live thoroughbred racing and an elegant and exciting casino that is open daily! At 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-378-0900 and 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 16
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. One block south of Aventura Mall at 19275 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-7032. Map B-13. www.intljewelers.com
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Miami’s best independent watch boutique carrying watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer and Tudor. Kirk Jewelers also carries a great selection of jewelry from Chimento, Meira T, Scott Kay, Danhov, Hot Diamonds and many more. Kirk Jewelers also has an excellent service center for jewelry and watch repair. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am5:30pm. At 142 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-371-1321. Map 1-10. www.kirkjewelers.com u
La Época boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space in the heart of downtown Miami on historic Flagler Street. The store features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, luggage and accessories, and brands including Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Diesel, Samsonite, Levi’s, Nike and Puma. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30am-8pm; Sun., 9:30am-4pm. Enjoy live music and complimentary mojitos on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:30pm. At 200 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-374-7731. Map I-10. www.laepoca.com u
A large selection of luggage, leather goods and travel accessories. Brands sold include Hartmann, Briggs & Riley, Victorianox, Tumi, Kipling and more. Open daily, 9am-9pm. At 1622 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-1289. Map I-13. www.luggagegallery.com u
One of the world’s best known department stores, Macy’s has it all! For the finest in fashion and home furnishings, check out any of the Miami and Miami-area stores. See special offer on page 5. Locations at Aventura Mall (305-6823455, Map B-13), Dadeland Mall (305-662-3279, Map L-5), The Falls (305-278-3300), Map N-3) and Miami International Mall (305-594-6300, Map H-2). Additional stores at 22 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-577-1500, Map I-10, and 1675 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6300, Map I-13. www.macys.com
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1622 Washington Ave. Miami Beach 305.532.1289 www.luggagegallery.com
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 16. At 7930 NW 36 St., #26,
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Doral, 305-477-0414, Map G-4; Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-3712111, Map I-10; Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Miami, 305-640-3036, Map 1-2; The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hills Blvd., #193, Wellington, 561-795-6933, Map A-9, then north past West Palm Beach. www.madaboutsoccer.net u
Metro Beauty Center
More than 7,000 beauty products in stock including cosmetics, skin care, nail care, hair care, brushes, appliances and accessories. Metro Beauty Center carries brands including Bumble and Bumble, Chi, BaByliss, Matrix, Burtâ€™s Bees and more. Shop online or in person. At 4 SE 1 St., downtown Miami, 305-577-8896, and 256 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-577-3858, both at Map I-10. www.metrobeauty.com u
Sawgrass Mills Mall
Shop the largest value retail and entertainment destination in the U.S. at Sawgrass Mills! More than 350 name-brand stores and outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Last Call by Neiman Marcus, full-service restaurants, and Regal 23 Cinemas & IMAX theaters are all at Sawgrass! The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Mall feature more than 40 exclusive outlet stores not found anywhere else in South Florida, including Burberry and Prada. See special offer on page 15. At 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954-846-2350. Map A-3, then north. www.sawgrassmills.com u
Signature Rent A Car
Rent daily or weekly, from economy to luxury, minivans 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 u
town of 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 Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an old-style Main Street with small shops and bistros to welcome shoppers and walkers alike. Between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue, Surfside, 305-864-0722. Map E-14. www.visitsurfsidefl.com 20
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Ancient Spanish Monastery
7-12, $7; under 7, free. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-248-6345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.com
Built in Spain during 1133-1141, then moved to Miami in 1925 after William Randolph Hearst purchased the cloisters and the monastery’s outbuildings. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10am-4pm; Fri.-Sun., please call for hours, as the monastery hosts many special events. Tours available on most days from 10am-4:30pm. Adults, $8; children 6-12, students, military personnel, and seniors 62+ with ID, $4; under 6, free. At 16711 West Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 305-9451461. Map C-12. www.spanishmonastery.com u
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, $22; children 6-11, $11; under 6, free. Private tours available; please call for info. See special offer on page 30. Located 11 miles west of the Florida Turnpike at 22700 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-226-6048. Map I-1. www.coopertownairboats.com u
Deering Estate at Cutler
Located along Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Daily tours of the historic Richmond Cottage and Stone House are offered at 10:30am and 3pm, and are free with paid admission. A variety of EcoAdventure Tours and private tours available for an additional fee; please call for details. Free parking. Open daily, 10am-5pm; closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. At 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668. Map O-5. www.deeringestate.org
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
Top-ranked 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 five-feet-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 the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC Network and Univision. Enjoy continuous tours daily and visit the on-site Gift Shop and snack bar. Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am-6pm; Fri.-Sat., 8am-8pm. Adults, $15; seniors 65+, $12; ages
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 29. At 21940 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-434-8111. Map A-3, then north. www.evergladesholidaypark.com 22
Let your spirits soar
Come See Miami’s High-Flying Superstars! Spend a fun-ﬁlled day with Lolita the Killer Whale, Salty the Sea Lion, TV’s Flipper and all their friends. Pet a stingray. Check out the manatees. See the shark feeding. Swim with a dolphin or try our new Sea Trek® Reef Encounter. It’s all waiting at your favorite attraction – Miami Seaquarium!
305.361.5705 | MiamiSeaquarium.com *Additional charges apply to Animal Encounters. Animal Encounter reservations are suggested. Call 305-365-2501
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 62 or call 305-2427700. www.nps.gov/ever u
Everglades Safari Park
Take an airboat ride through natureâ€™s wildlife! Airboats depart every 20-30 minutes; no reservations required. See alligators, crocodiles and other exotic wildlife. Admission to the park includes an Eco-Adventure Airboat Ride, Alligator Wildlife Nature Show, and access to the observation platform, jungle trail and nature exhibits. Sunset Tour and Private Eco-Adventure Tours available; please call for info. Donâ€™t forget to stop by the Safari Restaurant and gift shop! Open daily, 9am-5pm. Adults, $23; children 5-11, $12; children under 5, free. See special offer on page 26. At 26700 SW 8 St. (also called Tamiami Trail or US 41), Miami, 786-2922670. Map I-1. www.evergladessafaripark.com u
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 32. At 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, 954-473-2955. Map A-5, then north. www.flamingogardens.org 24
LOOK ADVENTURE IN THE FACE it starts here.
There is always a point of beginning â€“ a place where all happens first, where passions grow, beauty shines and a city is defined. Visit this stunningly beautiful American villa in the heart of Miami. Vizcaya, IT STARTS HERE. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. WWW.VIZCAYA .ORG
Let Gator Park be your guide to Everglades National Park and nature’s River of Grass. Boats depart every 20 minutes from 9am-5pm, with group and private tours available. Admission to the park includes the famous Wildlife and Alligator Show, and access to the park grounds and alligator exhibits. Try alligator tail and frog legs at the on-site restaurant! Visit the gift shop for native crafts and Everglades souvenirs. Hotel transportation available; please call 1-800559-2205 for more information. Open daily, 9am-5pm. See special offer on page 33. Located 12 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41 at 24050 SW 8 St., Miami, 1-800-5592205. Map I-1. www.gatorpark.com u
HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, collections and city tours, HistoryMiami advocates for understanding the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. Open Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adult admission, $8; students and seniors with ID, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. At 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1492. Map I-10. www.historymiami.org u
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., 10am6pm. See special offer on page 27. Adults, $34.95; seniors 62+, $32.95; children 3-10, $26.95; children under 3, free. Active military personnel, veterans, law enforcement and firefighters with ID receive free admission, and their families receive a 15% discount. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com u
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racing atmosphere! The center’s three large indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns. Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall. Open Mon.-Thurs., noon-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-8pm. At 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-416-0044. Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com u Miami 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 vehicles featured in movies including Back to the Future, Batman, Grease, Ghostbusters and many more. Open daily, 10am-6pm. See special offer on page 32. At 2000 NE 146 St., North Miami, 305-354-7680. Map B-13. www.dezercollection.com
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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
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Interactive, hands-on, permanent and traveling exhibits for all ages. The Wildlife Center, a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey, has live animals and reptiles. The Planetarium features laser light shows every first Friday night of the month, and daily multimedia shows. Adults, $14.95; ages 3-12, seniors 62+ and students with ID, $10.95; children under 3, free. Open daily, 10am-6pm; ticket booth closes at 5:30pm. At 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-646-4200. Map J-9. www.miamisci.org
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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. Miami Seaquarium also has numerous Animal Interaction Programs including Seal Swim and Dolphin Encounter; please call 305-365-2501 for info. Open daily, 9:30am-6pm; ticket booth closes at 5:30pm. Adults, $39.95; children 3-9, $29.95; children under 3, free. At 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-3615705. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com u
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures offers a wide variety of exciting naturalist-guided excursions for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts that combine adventure, recreation and history. Discover South Florida’s natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, canoe, bike and hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced naturalist guides, who are recreation specialists with extensive knowledge of the environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami, 305-3653018. www.miamiecoadventures.com u
Escape on a jungle safari at this home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30-acre reserve. See the Java monkey, a skilled diver in the wild, collect crabs and shellfish along the riverbanks and mangrove swamps at this unique zoological park. Thirty species of primates, including orangutans, apes, gibbons and spider monkeys call Monkey Jungle home. Continuous shows throughout the day. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm; 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 24. At 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305-235-1611. Map P-1. www.monkeyjungle.com u
Miccosukee Indian Village
Observe Miccosukee Indians as they engage in woodwork, beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. View historical artifacts, paintings by tribal artists and historical photographs at the Miccosukee Indian Museum. Open daily, 9am-4pm; gift shop closes at 5pm. 30
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Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Wed., 1pm-9pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adults $5; seniors and students with ID, $3; children under 12, free. The last Friday of the month is Jazz at MoCA, featuring a free jazz concert at 8pm, with the museum open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-8936211. Map D-11. www.mocanomi.org u
Sawgrass Recreation Park
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. The Red Eye Exclusive Tour and Gator Nights Tour take visitors into the Florida Everglades at night; reservations required. See special offer on page 24. At 1006 N. US Highway 27, Weston, 1-888-424-7262. Map A-3, then north. www.evergladestours.com u
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Sea Trek Reef Encounter is an underwater walking journey through a 300,000 gallon tropical reef. While wearing a state-ofthe-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 on 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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Just 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the beautiful Florida Everglades at Mile Marker 70, US 41 (Tamiami Trail), Miami, 305-552-8365. Map J-1. www.miccosukee.com
attractions in Coral Gables! Formed from a coral rock quarry in 1923, the Venetian Pool is the only swimming pool on the National Register of Historic Places. This 820,000-gallon pool features cool spring water, two waterfalls, coral caves and grottos. Note: Children must be at least 3-years-old (with proof of age) and 38 inches tall to enter the facility. Please call for hours of operation and admission rates; closed in December and January. At 2701 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-460-5306 Map K-7. www.coralgables.com
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens was built in 1916 as the winter home of famed agricultural industrialist James Deering. With its unique architecture, gardens and interiors, this National Historic Landmark and European-inspired estate offers the perfect place to spend an hour or an afternoon! The 90-minute Discover 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; 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
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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, 9:30am-5:30pm; 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, 305-251-0400. Map O-1. www.zoomiami.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. South Florida tours include a Miami daytime and nighttime tour, Everglades tour, Fort Lauderdale tour, Key West tour, and several others! Also enjoy the famous Bike Night Party on the second Saturday of each month at 8pm. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm. See special offer on page 63. At 1900 North Miami Ave., Miami, 305-3929940. Map H-10. www.americanrider.net u
The amphibious “duck” vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey to famous Miami and Fort Lauderdale landmarks before a dramatic splashdown into the beautiful Florida waterways. Tours are each 90-minutes long. The Miami tour includes South Beach, the Art Deco District and “Millionaire’s Row,” and the Fort Lauderdale tour includes Las Olas Boulevard, mega-yachts, homes of the rich and famous, and more! See special offer on page 37. At 1661 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2217, Map I-13; Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Suite S234, downtown Miami, 305-673-2217, Map I-10; Beach Place, 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Suite 220, Fort Lauderdale, 954-761-4002, Map A-14, then north on A1A. www.ducktoursflorida.com www.ducktourssouthbeach.com www.fortlauderdaleducktours.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, visit Bayside Marketplace, South Beach and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, or ride to beautiful Key Biscayne. The Art Deco Bike Tour departs from Miami Beach at 10:30am and 2:30pm. See special offer on page 39. 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
Island Queen Cruises
Enjoy a 90-minute, narrated sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay! See the downtown Miami skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row.” Each vessel has two decks – the bottom salon is completely enclosed and air conditioned while the upper deck is open with a protective awning. Cruises depart at 10:30am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Several holiday cruises offered throughout the year; please call for information. See special offer on page 41. Cruises depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-379-5119. Map I-10. www.islandqueencruises.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 departs daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm, and the Segways@Sunset Tour departs daily at 6pm, both from the Miami Beach locations. The Miami River Segway Tour departs from Bayside Marketplace at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. The Glide & Ride package has the best of both worlds – a Segway tour and full-day bike rental! See special offer on page 39. 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, 305604-0001. www.segwaymiami.com 34
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. Advance purchase required, as tours sell out quickly. For more information, to check availability and buy tickets, please call Zerve at 1-888-291-2870. Map I-13. www.miamifoodtours.com
Jungle Queen Riverboat
The World Famous Barbeque Ribs, Chicken & Shrimp Dinner Cruise departs at 6pm nightly. Cruise up the New River to Jungle Queen’s private tropical isle for an All-You-Wish-To-Eat dinner and variety show! Adults, $42.95; ages 3-12, $22.95. Also, fully narrated three-hour Sightseeing Cruises up the historic New River past Millionaire’s Row with a stop-off at 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, $19.95; ages 3-12, $12.95. See special offer on this page. Cruises require reservations and depart from Bahia Mar Beach Resort Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-5596. Map A-14, then north on A1A. www.junglequeen.com u
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The most exciting sightseeing experience in all of Miami! Feel the excitement of being the captain of your own private mini speedboat as you cruise throughout Biscayne Bay on a 90-minute narrated tour. See landmarks including Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Fisher Island, the Miami skyline and Bayside Marketplace. Winner of the 2012 and 2013 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor! At Sea Isle Marina, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Pier 3, Miami, 305-904-7750. Map H-10. www.speedboattours.com
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
Thriller Miami Speedboat
Take a thrilling, highspeed tour past some of Miami’s most famous locales! The tour provides the ultimate sightseeing experience in true Miami Vice style. See the mansions of the rich and famous on Star Island, Fisher Island and Miami Beach, and see the Art Deco district of South Beach from Thriller’s unique perspective in the Atlantic Ocean. Tours depart at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm. Additional tours at 6:30pm during most months; please call for details. Now offering more private tours on our second identical speedboat! See special offer on page 37. Tours depart from Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 1-877-2885595. Map I-10. www.thrillermiami.com 36
Experience the freedom others only dare to dream about at South Floridaâ€™s most thrilling attraction! The variety of tour packages allow 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, 954-605-8155. Map A-9, then north. www.tourhelicopter.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 from the main transfer station at Johnson Street and A1A (Ocean Drive). The Beach Line makes stops at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, North Beach Park, the Hollywood Beach Resort and more. The South Beach/Downtown Line begins at Johnson Street and ends at ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood, with stops in-between including at the Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center. The North Beach/Downtown Line makes stops at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, Anniversary Park, North Beach Park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, and more! For a complete schedule, please call the Trolley Hotline 954-921-3551 or visit www.gohollywoodfla.com/trolley
Who were Collins & Flagler anyway? A Brief Guide to Miami Street Names
Walking & Art Gallery Tours
Collins Avenue: John Collins was a farmer and land developer who built the first wooden bridge from Miami to Miami Beach in 1913.
Art Deco District Walking Tours
Daily, 10:30am; additional tour Thursdays, 6:30pm. This 90-minute tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern (“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
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. 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.
Coconut Grove Gallery Walk
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
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.
Wynwood Art Walk
Second Saturday of the month, 7pm-11pm. Tour galleries in the Wynwood Arts District, a trendy, artistic neighborhood, home to more than 70 art spaces and galleries. The main area of the Art Walk is between NE 20 Street and NE 36 Street, and from NW 2 Avenue to NE 2 Avenue. Parking is best before 7pm, as lots and metered street parking fill up quickly. Map H-10. www.wynwoodartwalk.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. 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.
Lincoln Road Art Walk
First Saturday of the month, 7pm-10pm. View works by local artists at ArtCenter South Florida Studios on famous Lincoln Road. See photography, painting, video and mixed media works. At 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-674-8278. Map I-13. www.artcentersf.org
coral Gables Gallery night
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 40
Here are some places geared toward younger members!
Greater Miami offers plenty of fun for the whole family... Miami Children’s Museum: Play, learn, imagine, create! Explore 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 24. 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 monkeys diving for treats at the with the dolphins like never before! At 4400 (O) ZM_FUN_Sunad_Bienvenido_welcome.pdf 1 1/11/13 1:30 PM 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
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, 305-2510400. 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 fivefeet-tall – yet built his entire castle alone and in secret – leaving the world baffled since 1923. As seen on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and more. At 28655 S. Dixie Hwy., Homestead, 305-248-6345. Map R-1. www.coralcastle.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.
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 27. At 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, 305-400-7000. Map I-11. www.jungleisland.com
305.365.2501 | MiamiSeaquarium.com Everglades Safari Park: Take an airboat ride through nature’s wildlife to see alligators and other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat! Children under 5 get in free. See special SQ-2519 ST-WelcomeMag-2.125x3.625.indd 1 4/22/13 offer on page 26. At 26700 SW 8 St. (also called Tamiami Trail or US 41), Miami, 786-2922670. 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, 305-3652501. Map K-11. www.miamiseaquarium.com
K1 Speed-South Florida provides novice and
veteran drivers the opportunity to experience an authentic racing atmosphere. The center’s three large indoor kart tracks feature challenging corner combinations, long straights and hairpin turns. Note: Riders must be at least 48-inches tall to race. At 2950 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, 954-4160044. Map A-12, then north. www.k1speed.com
Actors’ Playhouse-Theatre for Young Audiences brings to life classic stories and new
musical works that are fun for the whole family! Most performances take place Saturdays at 2pm. At the historic Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-444-9293. Map J-7. www.actorsplayhouse.org 43
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Finding Your Way
Finding your way
ake a moment to look at our map on pages 44-45 and get familiar with the major Miami roadways. Streets and Terraces generally run east-west. Avenues, Places, Roads and Courts are aligned north-south. But look carefully in other areas that have their own street systems: Hialeah, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Opa Locka, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. Miami is divided into four sections, with Flagler Street marking the north and south sectors, and Miami Avenue dividing the city into east and west.
• I-95 is the major north-south expressway that provides access to all of South Florida, and continues all the way north to Maine! • U.S.1 is a main thoroughfare throughout South Florida. From downtown Miami to NE 213 Street in northern Miami-Dade County, it is called Biscayne Blvd. In parts of Broward County, it is called Federal Hwy. Going south, U.S.1 continues to the Florida Keys. • Florida’s Turnpike extends north to Orlando and Central Florida from State Road 836 in the southwest part of Miami. The Homestead Extension of the Turnpike is located in the western part of the county and continues south until it merges with U.S.1 in Homestead. This is a toll road; $1.25 eastbound, $1 with SunPass. • From Kendall to the northern part of Miami, State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) runs north-south, then runs east-west, connecting with I-95 at the Golden Glades Interchange in North Miami. • A1A (called Collins Avenue in Miami Beach) runs north-south for 52 miles, paralleling Florida’s beaches along the east coast.
• State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway) is the major east-west expressway connecting Florida’s Turnpike (Homestead Extension) to State Road 826, I-95 and Miami Beach via I-395. Toll: $2.25 eastbound; $2 with SunPass. • State Road 112 leads to/from Miami International Airport, to/from I-95, and to Miami Beach via I-195. Toll: $1.25 eastbound; $1 with SunPass. • State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) runs east-west, connects with I-95 and continues east to the beaches. • Gratigny Parkway runs east-west between the Palmetto Expressway and NW 32 Ave. Toll: $1.25; $1 with SunPass. • Eight causeways link the mainland and the beaches: • Rickenbacker to/from Key Biscayne; Toll: $1.50 • I-395 (MacArthur Causeway) to/from 5 Street • Venetian Causeway to Dade Blvd.; Toll: $1.50 • I-195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway) to/from 41 Street • Kennedy Causeway to/from 79 Street • Broad Causeway to/from Bay Harbor and Bal Harbour; Toll: $1 • Sunny Isles Causeway to/from 163 Street • William Lehman Causeway to/from 192 Street
Taxi Fares Flat rate fares: Miami-Dade County has created flat rate fares for trips between Miami International Airport and certain areas. Prices include tolls and $2 surcharge by the airport and seaport authorities, but not gratuity. Taxis are available only on the Arrivals Level at the airport.
Non-flat rate fares from the Airport (Estimates): South Coconut Grove $21.70 Gables by the Sea/South Gables $33.70 Downtown Coral Gables/Miracle Mile $19 Dadeland $31.30 University of Miami $21.70 Key Biscayne $41 Homestead North $74.50 South $79.30 Central Downtown Miami $21.70 North (not Miami Beach) 79 Street $26.50 Select Airport-area hotels (Zones A & B) $10-$14
Port of Miami/Cruise Ships $24 Miami Beach • Government Cut to 63 Street (this includes all locations, with the exceptions of Watson Island, Biscayne Island, Hibiscus Island, Star Island, Palm Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island and Rivo Alto Island) $32 • Mid-Beach area (63 Street-87 Terrace) $37 • North Beach area (includes Surfside, Indian Creek Village, Bal Harbour) $43 • Sunny Isles to Golden Beach $52 • Key Biscayne $41 • Coral Gables $14-$19 Taxi (Wheelchair accessible): Metro Taxi Super Yellow Cab Yellow Cab Central Cab Flamingo Taxi
• Estimated cost per trip with 1-5 passengers. One fare pays for all passengers. • The meter starts at $2.50, with a $2.40 per mile charge. Passengers pay $0.40 for each additional 1/6-mile. Trips from the airport or seaport start $2 higher with a surcharge imposed by the airport and seaport authorities. • $0.40/minute ($24/hour) waiting charge. Meter fares do not include wait time, which vary according to time of day, weather and traffic. • Drivers can add tolls to the meter fares. Those additions will be at the discounted SunPass rate.
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Metromover is an automated people-mover system that serves downtown Miami from Omni to Brickell, and connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations. It connects with Metrobus at the Omni, Government Center and Brickell stations. In addition, several bus routes operate close to most of the 20 Metromover stations, one about every two blocks. Metromover’s inner and outer (Omni and Brickell) loops run from 5am-midnight, seven days a week, with service often extended during special events. Trains arrive frequently. Fare: free.
For express bus service from the Miami International Airport to Miami Beach at a bargain price, check out the Airport Flyer (Bus Route 150), which departs from the bus bay area of the Miami International Airport Metrorail station, and runs daily from 6am-11:30pm. This express service offers free Wi-Fi for the ride and plenty of space for luggage. Fare: $2.35 each way.
The EASY Card is a durable, plastic, reloadable card that allows for the purchase of one-day, seven-day or monthly fare amounts, or a fixed amount. Balance protection is available in case of loss or theft. The card has an initial $2 charge. Purchase by calling the EASY Card Center at 786-469-5151. The EASY Ticket is also reloadable, but expires after 60 days from the date of purchase. The EASY Ticket cannot be purchased or reloaded online or by phone. The 7 Day Pass, which can be added to an EASY Card or an EASY Ticket, offers unlimited access to all Miami-Dade County public transportation for seven consecutive days for $26.
On Miami Beach, try the South Beach Local (Bus Route 123), for an easy way to get around! It runs every 13-20 minutes daily. See page 48 for routes and schedule. Fare: 25¢ per ride. The City of Miami Trolley has four routes that take passengers to many of the city’s best neighborhoods, including Brickell, downtown and midtown, and attractions such as Bayside Marketplace and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Trolleys also stop at many Metromover and Metrorail stations. For a complete schedule please visit the official website, www.miamigov.com/trolley. Fare: free.
For detailed information and schedules, call 305-891-3131 (TTY: 305-499-8971) or visit www.miamidade.gov/transit Tri-Rail is the commuter rail system that links MiamiDade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, providing free connecting shuttles to/from all three airports. Passengers must have an EASY Card loaded with the appropriate fare or a valid paper ticket prior to boarding the train. Shuttles depart from: • Miami International: Lower level, Concourse E • Fort Lauderdale Int’l: Lower level, Terminals 1-4 • Palm Beach International: Palm Tran bus #44, in front of Baggage Claim Weekday fare: $4.40-$11.55/person round trip; $2.50$6.90 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, 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 or EASY Ticket, as faregates do not accept cash. All Metrorail trains have free Wi-Fi. Metrorail operates daily, 5am-midnight. On weekdays, trains arrive approximately every 10 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes at midday, and every 30 minutes from about 8pm-midnight. On weekends, trains run approximately every 30 minutes. Parking is available at 18 stations for $4 daily, including weekends and holidays. An EASY Card or EASY Ticket is required to ride the Metrorail. Fare: $2 per ride.
SunPass offers a convenient, pre-paid option for most tolls in Florida, at a discounted rate. It is required to use the new Express Lanes (the two left lanes) on I-95 in Miami-Dade County, both north and southbound. All tolls going from Miami-Dade County south to the Florida Keys are SunPass only. SunPass is already in most rental cars and taxis, and is available for sale online. Cash replenishment is now available at more than 4,000 area locations. Info at 1-888-865-5352. www.sunpass.com
The Metrorail Orange Line refers to trains that travel to the Miami International Airport Metrorail Station. It provides direct access from the airport to downtown, as well as greater connectivity between various modes of transit throughout Miami-Dade County, including the airport’s Rental Car Center. Trains arrive approximately every 10 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes at midday, and every 30 minutes from about 8pm-midnight. With the opening of this line in July 2012, Miami joined the ranks of other major metropolitan areas around the world with rapid transit connections to the airport!
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Metrobus provides daily bus service throughout MiamiDade County. Service is available from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne on the east side of the county, to Kendall and Westchester on the west end, and from as far north as the city of Hallandale Beach in Broward County, to as far south as the middle Florida Keys. Metrobus operates seven days a week and several routes run 24 hours a day. The system, designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, serves all major businesses, shopping, entertainment and cultural centers and major hospitals. All buses are wheelchair-accessible. Bus to bus transfers are free with the EASY Card or EASY Ticket. Metrobus fareboxes accept cash. Fare: $2 each way.
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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 Coral Gables Trolley is a convenient, free mode of transportation that runs through the downtown area and surrounding areas. The north/south route runs along Ponce de Leon Blvd., from the Douglas Road Metrorail Station to Flagler Street. This service runs every 10-15 minutes from 6:30am-8pm, Monday-Friday, and until 10pm on the first Friday of the month during the Coral Gables Gallery Night art walk.
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Additional information about the Trolley at 305-460-5070 and www.coralgables.com
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Home to America’s only living barrier coral reef, the Florida Keys stretch more than 200 miles; beginning with Virginia Key near Miami, and ending with the uninhabited Dry Tortugas.
and Marina at Holiday Isle (Mile Marker 84), selfproclaimed home to the Rum Runner cocktail. No visit to the Keys is complete without venturing all the way down US 1 to Key West. With Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cats, the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum (complete with treasure from sunken ships!), the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, the adventures of Duval Street nightlife and more, Key West is not to be missed! Key West offers plentiful opportunities to dive, snorkel, sail and laze around too. Key West is also home to both the southernmost winery and the southernmost brewery in the United States. Watch the sun rise on one side of Key West and watch the sun set on the other – with so much to do in between.
In between is a chain of islands populated by equally colorful people, flora and fauna. To live in the Keys is to be a character – in the best way possible. Artists, musicians, fishermen and writers, from the famous to the infamous, have made their homes in the Florida Keys. Key Largo, the largest 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 may choose just to loaf at the World Famous Tiki Bar at Postcard Inn Beach Resort
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Fury Water Adventures is the number one excursion in and on the waters of Key West! Fury’s expertly maintained state-ofthe-art fleet of boats offers the best in safety too! Choose from underwater explorations on one of Fury’s catamaran reef snorkeling boats, thrills in the air on parasailing boats, get a chance to see marine life without getting wet on a glass bottom boat, or take in Key West’s famous sunset aboard a Sunset Sail or Sunset Cruise. Water sports enthusiasts will love Fury’s Ultimate Adventure, which includes reef snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking! Info: 1-866-748-9412 www.furykeywest.com
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The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (305-949-6722) hosts an eclectic mix of music, dance, performing arts and theatre. In Coral Gables, the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater (305-444-9293) presents wellknown mainstage productions, as well as the Theatre for Young Audiences. The PlayGround Theater at the Miami Theatre Center (305751-9550) is also perfect for children. Smaller, but wonderful theaters abound in Miami, including the GableStage at the Biltmore (305445-1119), City Theatre (305-755-9401) and New Theatre (305-443-5909).
For a list of art gallery walks and tours in Miami, please see Walking & Art Gallery Tours on page 40. u
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 59. At 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-5044. Map I-13. www.jewishmuseum.com
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.
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; children 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+, $12; and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-2509133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org
The New World Symphony (305-673-3330), housed in the New World Center, offers an impressive range of programs, from orchestral and chamber music concerts to special events. Recognized for excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (305-275-5666) presents highquality symphonic music. Florida Grand Opera (305-854-7890) features impressive works with international performers. Every year in March, the Miami Bach Society (305-6691376) presents the internationally-acclaimed Tropical Baroque Music Festival. The Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program (305-448-7421) presents extraordinary artists and musicians, from classical to jazz. The Rhythm Foundation (305672-5202) presents world music by established and innovative artists from all over the globe!
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Wed., 1pm-9pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adults $5; seniors and students with ID, $3; children under 12, free. The last Friday of the month is Jazz at MoCA, 58
World Erotic Art Museum
Home to the largest collection of erotic art in America, the museum features antique and contemporary works from all cultures and art mediums in a tasteful, historic timeline display. The priceless collection includes one-of-a-kind paintings, tapestries, sculptures and art objects. Note: Ages 18 and older welcome. Open Mon.Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sun., 11am-midnight. Adults, $15; seniors 60 and older, $14; students with ID, $13.50. At 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-9336. Map I-13. www.weam.com
Visit the“Jewel of South Beach” with changing temporary art & history displays and core exhibit “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida,” exploring over 250 years of unique history.
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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 32. At 2000 NE 146 St., North Miami, 305-354-7680. Map B-13. www.dezercollection.com u
301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 l JewishMuseum.com Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM The Museum is supported by individual contributions, foundations, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.
Deering Estate at Cutler
The former home of wealthy agricultural industrialist Charles Deering, who amassed more than 4,000 pieces of art, now houses a small collection of art and historic furnishings. Explore the Artist Village, where original works are created and displayed. Open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am-5pm. The Deering Estate also hosts several art festivals annually; please call or visit the website for more information. At 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668. Map O-5. www.deeringestate.org u
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Miami Science Museum
MiaSci 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
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featuring a free jazz concert at 8pm, with the museum open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-893-6211. Map D-11. www.mocanomi.org
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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 u
The premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, collections and city tours, HistoryMiami advocates for understanding the importance of the past to shape Miami’s future. Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mon. 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
Bass Museum of Art
Located in the heart of bustling South Beach, the Bass Museum of Art features Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and textiles, as well as Florida’s only Egyptian Gallery! This gallery showcases a sarcophagus, mummy and other objects of Egyptian antiquity. At 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530. Map I-13. www.bassmuseum.org u
Sculptor Kenneth Treister’s conception of the six million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. This poignant, soul-stirring monument features a photographic mural of the death camps and a Memorial Wall with the names of victims. Open daily, 9:30am-sunset. Free entry. At 1933 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-1663. Map I-13. www.holocaustmmb.org
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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
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Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum, located on the 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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Venues Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts ................................... 305-949-6722 American Airlines Arena ................... 786-777-1000 Bank Atlantic Center ........................... 954-835-7000 Colony Theater ....................................... 305-674-1040 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater ........... 305-673-7300 Gusman Center for the Performing Arts ................................... 305-374-2444 James L. Knight Center ....................... 305-416-5970 Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park ........................................ 305-358-7550 New World Center .............................. 305-673-3330 Miami Beach Conv. Center .............. 305-673-7311 Miami-Dade County Auditorium... 305-547-5414
Dance Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida........... 305-935-3232 Ballet Etudes of South Florida ........ 305-557-1142 Ballet Flamenco La Rosa .................... 305-899-7729 Miami City Ballet .................................... 305-929-7000 Miami Hispanic Ballet .......................... 305-549-7711 Momentum Dance Company ........ 305-858-7002
Theaters/Performing Arts Actorsâ€™ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre .................................... 305-444-9293 GableStage at the Biltmore .............. 305-445-1119 Music Coral Gables Congregational Church Community . Miami Beach Cinematheque ........... 305-673-4567 Miami Light Project ............................... 305-576-4350 Arts Program ....................................... 305-448-7421 New Theatre ............................................ 305-443-5909 Florida Grand Opera .......................... 305-854-7890 PlayGround Theater at the Hard Rock Live ....................................... 954-797-5531 Miami Theatre Center .................... 305-751-9550 Miami Bach Society .............................. 305-669-1376 Tigertail Productions ........................... 305-324-4337 Miami-Dade College Live Arts ...... 305-237-3010
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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
Visitor Center offers informational brochures and backcountry permits. Boat tours and canoe rentals available. At 815 Oyster Bar Ln., Everglades City, 239-695-3311. Free entry.
american rider/House of Thunder USA
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. Enjoy the famous Bike Night Party on the second Saturday of each month at 8pm. Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm. See special offer on page 63. 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 approximately 9am-5pm; main entrance to the park is open 24-hours a day. Features educational displays, informational brochures and an adjoining bookstore. Popular walking trails begin a short drive from the center. At 40001 State Rd. 9336, Homestead, 305-242-7700. There is a $10/car ($5/walkers or cyclists) entrance fee, good for seven consecutive days at any Everglades park. • Flamingo Visitor Center is open daily, from approximately 8am-4:30pm. It is the only visitor center not accessible from an outside entrance, and located 38-miles (about one hour’s drive) into the park from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center. Features backcountry permits, campground facilities, a public boat ramp, hiking trails and canoeing. Houseboat, canoe, kayak, bicycle rentals and boat tours available at the marina store. Information at 239-695-2945. • Shark Valley is open daily, 9:15am5:15pm. Features a guided tram tour, paved roads for bicycling, bicycle rentals and two short walking trails (one disabled accessible). Shark Valley is located at 36000 SW 8 St., Miami, 305221-8776. There is a $10/car ($5/walkers or cyclists) entrance fee, which is good for seven consecutive days at any Everglades park. • Gulf Coast Visitor Center is open mid-November to mid-April, 8am-4:30pm, and mid-April to mid-November, 9am-4:30pm. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as the gateway for exploring Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways. The
Miami Beach Parasail
Soaring at heights of up to 600 feet above the turquoise-blue Atlantic Ocean, flyers will experience unique views of sandbars, sea turtles, manta rays, manatees and schools of tropical fish! Looking inland there are superb views of world-famous South Beach and Ocean Drive, the historic Art Deco District, Miami Beach Marina, Key Biscayne, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. One-, two- and three-person flight options available. Purchase photos at the conclusion of your trip! Daily departures, 10am-4pm. Note: Flights are dependent on weather conditions; please call for details. See special offer on page 69. Located right on the beach at 16 Street and Collins Avenue, behind the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, 305-266-4144. Map I-13. www.miamibeachparasail.com u
Bimini SuperFast Cruise Ship
The Resorts World Casino experience begins in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast. Sailing daily, guests can enjoy six restaurants and bars, entertainment, and world-class gaming featuring Slots in all denominations, Roulette, Craps, 3-Card Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat and a Sports Book. Offering day and evening Cruises. Day cruises sail to Resorts World Bimini, where guests can enjoy the property’s white sand beaches, brand new 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 62
accommodations. Book online or by phone. For more information on pricing and scheduling please visit the website. Convenient parking available at Port Miami for quick terminal access. See special offer on page 9. Ship departs from Port Miami, 1015 North America Way, Terminal F, Miami, 1-888-930-8688. Map I-12. www.rwbimini.com u
opportunities to get to know the park. At 9700 SW 328 St., Homestead, 305-230-7275. Map S-3. www.nps.gov/bisc
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park & Cape Florida Lighthouse
Home to the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, and the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County today. Note: Children under 8 not permitted on the lighthouse. Sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. On-site cafés and bike rentals available. Open daily, 8am-sunset. At 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-5811. Map N-12. www.floridastateparks.org
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 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, 305-3615421. Map L-12. www.miamidade.gov/parks u
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures
Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures offers a wide variety of exciting naturalist-guided excursions for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts that combine adventure, recreation and history. Discover South Florida’s natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, canoe, bike and hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced naturalist guides, who are recreation specialists with extensive knowledge of the environment. EcoAdventures depart from various locations in Miami-Dade County, 305-365-3018. www.miamiecoadventures.com u
Haulover Beach Park & Marina
Oceanfront park with 1.5-miles of beach, a complete marina, charter fishing boats, six courts at the Haulover Park Tennis Center (305-9406719) and the Haulover Dog Park (786-3095109). Clothing-optional area designated at the northern 1/3-mile of beach. Note: Gawkers strongly discouraged! The beach is open daily, sunrisesunset. At 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305947-3525. Map D-14. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Oleta River State Park
Oleta River’s mangrove forests, tropical hammocks and surrounding waters offer an urban oasis with outdoor activities including picnicking, playgrounds, camping, swimming at the 1,200-foot sandy beach and kayaking. The park is best known for its miles of off-road mountain biking trails, ranging from novice to expert levels of difficulty. Open daily, 8am-sunset. At 3400 NE 163 St., North Miami Beach, 305919-1846. Map C-13. www.floridastateparks.org u
Once a rock quarry, it is now a 249-acre park with a relatively-intact hardwood hammock and mangrove forest. Greynolds has bike and nature trails, a boathouse, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, bird rookery, volleyball nets and a nine-hole regulation golf course. Open daily, sunrise-sunset. Parking: $6/weekends and holidays; free on weekdays. At 17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 305-945-3425. Map C-12. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Matheson Hammock Park & Beach
A top-ranked family park with nature trails, sand beach with a manmade atoll pool, full service marina, picnic grounds and restaurant. Matheson is also a prime spot for kite-boarding with active breezes and calm shallow waters to make launching easy. Park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset; beach is open from 8:30am-5pm on weekdays, 8:30am-6pm on weekends. Admission is $5/car, Mon.-Fri.; $6/car, Sat.-Sun. At 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, 305-665-5475. Map M-7. www.miamidade.gov/parks
Biscayne National Park
The largest marine park in the U.S. National Park system, where visitors will experience an ecosystem with living coral reefs, mangrove shorelines and crystal clear Biscayne Bay waters. With 95 percent of its 172,000 acres covered by water, boating is the best way to experience the park. Trips are available through the park’s Concessioner; please call 305-230-1100 or visit www.biscayneunderwater.com for details. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center (open daily, 9am-4:30pm) offers a variety of land-based
Fruit and Spice Park
This 37-acre botanical garden boasts 500 varieties of spice plants, vegetables and exotic fruit trees from around the world, including 150 varieties of mangos and 75 varieties of bananas. Daily tours at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm. Open daily, except Christmas, 9am-5pm. Adults, $8; ages 6-11, $2; under 6, free. At 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead, 305-247-5727. Map R-1. www.fruitandspicepark.org 64
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BILTMORE GOLF COURSE 1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables 18-hole 305-460-5364 COSTA GREENS GOLF CLUB 100 Costa del Sol Blvd., Miami In the community of Costa del Sol 18 hole 305-592-3300 COUNTRY CLUB OF MIAMI 6801 Miami Gardens Dr., Miami 2 courses, 18-hole 305-829-8456 CRANDON GOLF AT KEY BISCAYNE 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne 18-hole 305-361-9129 DON SHULA’S GOLF CLUB 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes 18-hole 305-820-8106 DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA 4400 NW 87 Ave., Doral 5 courses, 18-hole Home of “The Blue Monster” 305-592-2000 Fairmont Turnberry Isle CLUB 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura 2 courses, 18-hole 305-932-6200
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From 1-85 Streets. Public parking lots fill up quickly, especially on sunny days, weekends and holidays. Public restrooms at South Point Park, 3 Street, 6 Street, 10 Street, 14 Street, 21 Street, 46 Street, 53 Street, 64 Street and North Shore Park. The 12 Street Beach is gay-friendly. Most have free outdoor showers available for use. www.miamibeachfl.gov u
Public Access to the Beaches
South Pointe Park, 1 Street, 3 Street, Lummus Park (5-15 Streets), 21 Street, 46 Street, 53 Street, 64 Street, 72 Street, North Beach Park (79-87 Streets). In other areas, there may be hotels, condominiums or businesses that may have restricted access to the beach. Please park in designated public parking areas only. 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.
Ocean Rescue Headquarters
Located at 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305673-7714. Miami Beach Ocean Rescue consists of about 100 lifeguards partoling towers along eight miles of famous South Beach! A sub-headquarters is located on 72 Street at the north end of Miami Beach. www.miamibeachoceanrescue.com u
These stations are supported by lieutenant personnel in four-wheel drive vehicles. Additional support is provided by all-terrain cycles, a rescue vessel, and other smaller jetdriven watercraft. All personnel are in contact with each other by radio transmitters that have the capability of communicating with the city’s Police and Fire/Rescue Departments.
Beach Wheelchair Made by DMR, a leader in custom wheelchairs, the Beach Wheelchair has over-sized tires that make it ideal for rolling easily over sand. Available for purchase or rental, the Beach Wheelchair also has accessories for greater ease of use. See ad on page 20 for more info. At DMR Corp., 10418 NW 31 Terr., Doral, 305-6669911. Map G-3. www.dmrcorp.com
Ocean Rescue Guards
Located at Jetty Beach, South Point Park, 1 St., 3 St., 5 St., 6 St., 8 St., 10 St., 12 St., 13 St., 14 St., 15 St., Lincoln Road (16 St.), 17 St., 18 St., 21 St., 29 St., 35 St., 46 St., 53 St., 64 St., 72 St., 74 St., 77 St., 79 St., 81 St., 83 St. and 85 St. u
Key Biscayne’s beaches rank among the nation’s finest, and their relatively calm waters make 66
them a good choice for the family. Take the Rickenbacker Causeway exit from I-95 ($1.50 toll). Hobie Beach, located along the causeway, offers windsurfing, sailboard and sailboat rentals, but actual beach space is limited. Virginia Key Beach is also located at Rickenbacker Causeway, on Virginia Key between the mainland and Key Biscayne. Concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers are available. u
Crandon Park Beach
Continue past the Bear Cut Bridge and follow the signs on the left leading to popular Crandon Park Beach (305-361-5421). It has two miles of beach, a Visitor and Nature Center, kayak rentals, kite-board rentals, bike rentals and trails, cabanas, tennis, golf, multiple picnic areas with tables and grills and the Crandon Park Marina.
Safe Sunning Tips
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.
Two of the standout attractions of the quiet, family-oriented Surfside neighborhood are the shops and the picturesque secluded beach that is bordered by a path through the sand dunes. Rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums in Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an old-style Main Street with small shops and bistros. Located between 94 and 96 Streets on Harding Avenue. Additional info at 305-864-0722. www.visitsurfsidefl.com u
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 a higher SPF rating of at least 30. Even if you are tan, protection is still necessary. The SPF rating should vary according to skin type.
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 to nearby Downtown, and experience the entire city! See page 38 for routes and information. More information is available at 954-924-2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com
• 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. • Even on overcast days or in the shade, the sun’s rays can still burn. Protection is advised. • Children are more vulnerable to damage from the sun than adults, so they need waterproof sunscreen with a higher SPF. 68
• The sun’s rays reflect off water, increasing sun exposure. When swimming, choose a waterproof sunscreen that retains its SPF level even after 90-minutes in the water. • Stay hydrated while at the beach; saltwater leeches moisture from skin. Drink plenty of water to replenish fluids, even if you’re not sweating, thirsty or hot. u
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.
• Pay attention to posted flags. There are flags posted on all lifeguard towers in Miami Beach. • Rip currents or riptides are strong currents that can carry even the most experienced swimmer out to sea. If you get caught in a rip current, don’t panic. Swim parallel to the shoreline until you’re out of the rip current, then swim towards shore. For additional information about beach safety, please contact Miami Beach Patrol Ocean Rescue at 305-673-7714 or visit the website. www.miamibeachoceanrescue.com
Swim. Snorkel. Paddleboard. Dive. Float. Fish. Fly! Soar above the water suspended by a parachute or on a flyboard. Plunge below the surface and explore the reefs, or catch your own dinner!
In 1981, Miami-Dade County initiated an artificial reef program, and in 1998 established the South Beach Underwater Park, located 200 yards east of the beach between 1 and 5 Streets. The purpose was to expand the fish habitat while providing near-shore snorkeling and diving opportunities. One such opportunity, a 22-ton concrete margarita bar rests in 20-feet of water, just 100 yards east of Nikki Beach Club.
While Miami and Miami Beach are recognized for their nightlife and international cuisine, there is partying and feasting of a different sort taking place on and below the surface of our tropical waters! A dramatic yet peaceful underwater world patiently awaits its visitors: a world thriving with colorful marine life that frequently contrasts with the stillness of artificial reefs in and around which they so often congregate.
Deep sea fishing opportunities abound in Miami. Hire a charter boat and venture out into the open ocean to catch everything from marlin to mahi mahi and swordfish to snapper!
boat Rentals 305-345-4104
Club Nautico 305-673-2502
305-345-4104 • www.miamicatamarans.com Hobie Cats • Sailing • Rentals • Lessons Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne Mention Welcome Magazine for 30 Minutes FREE with each 1-Hour Rental
Dive Shops SOUTH BEACH DIVE & SURF PADI 5 STAR Dive Center
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305-531-6110 • 850 Washington Ave. Dive/Snorkel Trips to Miami & Key Largo Voted Best Dive/Surf Shop in Miami www.southbeachdivers.com
www.miamicatamarans.com • www.flyboard305.com Rent your own 17’-40’ power boat. No license needed & Captain available Ask about our new “Flyboard” – Its fun and easy! Also offering: Stand-Up Paddleboards Kayak Rentals • Jet Ski Tours Mention Welcome Magazine for free snorkeling gear! Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove • 305-345-4104
TARPOON LAGOON PADI 5 STAR Dive Center Miami’s Only Waterfront Dive Shop! Voted Best of Miami ’99/’07 Lessons • Equipment • On-Site Pool • Trips Locations at: 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach • 305-532-1445 3200 Palm Ave., Hialeah • 305-887-8726 www.tarpoondivecenter.com
Club Nautico Powerboat Rentals/Yacht Charters Wakeboard • Waterski • Fishing • Sunset Cruises Miami Beach & Key Biscayne 305-673-2502 • www.clubnauticousa.com
Scuba divers have a variety of sites in deeper water, from the Tortuga, an intact freighter sitting upright in 110-feet of water to a pair of army tanks sitting in less than 50-feet of water east of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on 44 Street. Underwater Miami lives up to its reputation as the “Wreck-reational Capital of the World!” The surface also provides water recreation: Parasail from several locations along the beach or try a ride on an inflatable banana boat towed by a jet ski.
If tranquility and personal power are more your style, single or double kayaks and canoes are available from various watersports rental locations along the beach and bay. Power boat rentals and tours are also available. The roar of the engines, the wind in your face, the warmth of the sun come together for an exciting adventure! If the wind is your choice of power, Miami is one of the best places in the world to sail. South Biscayne Bay (Biscayne National Park) is a protected body of water that is home to the only living tropical reef in the continental U.S.
Miami CatamarAns 305-345-4104 Sailboards Miami 305-892-8992
Watersports Sailboards Miami
Windsurf • Stand-Up Paddleboard • Kayak Family Fun Since 1982! Mile Marker 6.5 on the Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne • 305-892-8992 15 minutes from Miami Beach! www.sailboardsmiami.com Mention Welcome Magazine for 30 minutes FREE with each 1 Hour Rental
South Beach Kayak 305-975-5087
Beach & Watersports Rentals: Waverunners • Banana Boats • Kayaks Parasailing • Deep Sea Fishing Charters Cabanas • Lounge Chairs • Umbrellas Team Building Scavenger Hunts Beach Olympics • And More! Miami: 305-535-8177 Broward: 954-524-8662 www.boucherbrothers.com
SOUTH BEACH KAYAK 1771 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach • 305-975-5087 www.southbeachkayak.com Single and tandem kayaks available, with rates starting at just $15 per hour! Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals • Sunset Cruises Full Moon Island Trips • Nature Tours Group Tours • Island Tours • Fishing Tours
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action on the most flat screen TVs on Miami Beach at The Clevelander’s Game On Sports Bar! At 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305532-4006. Map I-13. www.clevelander.com
Hard Rock Cafe Miami
More than 70,000 guitars, harmonicas, drums, microphones, pianos, shirts, pants, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a bus, and assorted rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia items – the largest, most valuable collection in the world – grace the walls of more than 150 Hard Rock Cafes around the globe. The menu features an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, meat, fish and chicken entrees, vegetarian options, desserts and a kid’s menu. Open daily, 11am-midnight. See Bayside Marketplace ad on page 51 for a special offer. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-377-3110. Map I-10. www.hardrock.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 and Italian beer. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11:30ammidnight; Fri.-Sun., 11:30am-1am. See special offer on page 76. At 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700. Map I-13. www.flbmiami.com
Maxine’s Bistro & Bar
Located in The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Maxine’s is open 24/7 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining – with breakfast served all day long! Try the challah bread French toast, known to be the best on South Beach. Dine outdoors and sip on specialty cocktails while you enjoy some of the best people watching on Miami Beach. Maxine’s features numerous food and drink specials; please check the website for details. At 1756 Collins Ave., 305-674-3527, Miami Beach. Map I-13. www.catalinahotel.com u
Mango’s Tropical Café
Miami’s hottest dance club is also one of Miami’s best restaurants! Executive chef Angel Ramirez serves up the finest fall-off-the-bone ribs, delicious Caribbean-inspired fish dishes, sliders, brick oven pizza, salads and more! Try the house specialty, Mambo Chicken Wings, and enjoy a delicious dessert as well. Dine while listening to the sultry sounds of Latin and Caribbean music during Mango’s famous Tropicana Style Dinner & Show, held nightly at 8pm! Open daily, 11am-5am. See special offer on page 49. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-4422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com
Whether you’re fresh off the beach, looking for the perfect place to catch the game or ready for a dinner out on the town, The Clevelander has the perfect dining option for every occasion! The Pool+Patio and C-Level Rooftop Terrace both feature full bars and a huge selection of food, available day and night! Enjoy chicken wings, buckets of beer and frozen drinks while catching all the best sports
Latin American Cuban Cuisine
Charming indoor/outdoor café overlooking Miami’s beautiful Biscayne Bay. Serving traditional Cuban fare including mojitos and the 72
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Spectacular Waterfront Dining Fresh Fish • Prime Rib • Salad Bar
HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday • 4:30pm–7pm
3-Course Early Dining
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house specialty – the famed Cuban sandwich! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8am-midnight. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-381-7774. Map I-10. www.baysidemarketplace.com u
Mojitos Cuban Cuisine
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., 11am2:30am. At Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Entrance 3, Miami, 305-406-1002. Map I-2. www.mojitos.com
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Indoor/outdoor dining with a menu that features shrimp just about any way you want it, in addition to mahi mahi, steak, Dixie-style baby back ribs, salads, burgers, sandwiches and a kid’s menu. See Bayside Marketplace ad on page 51 for a special offer. Open daily for lunch and dinner. At Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-3798866. Map I-10. www.bubbagump.com u
Waterfront, fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from an array of fresh seafood, as well as turf delights such as prime rib and filet mignon. 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., 4:30pm9:30pm; 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 74
Open 24 hours a day. Live Music Daily. Located in the heart of South Beach.
SIP, DINE & SOCIALIZE AT MAXINE’S.
1756 Collins Avenue • Miami Beach • 305.674.3527 • catalinahotel.com
Joe’s Stone Crab
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, Sun.Thurs., 5pm-10pm, Fri.-Sat., 5pm-11pm. At Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 111, Miami, 305-372-8862. Map J-10. www.theoceanaire.com
The first home of stone crabs in South Florida, and a Miami Beach landmark since opening 100 years ago! Be prepared for a wait to eat at Joe’s, a Miami hot spot with locals and visitors alike. The wait is as much for their potato hash browns, creamed spinach, other seafood and key lime pie as for the famous crabs! Joe’s does not accept reservations and seats customers on a first come, first serve basis; please dine early to avoid very long wait times. Joe’s re-opens for the season on Oct. 15 at 5pm; please call for additional hours of operation. At 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365. Map I-13. Order from Joe’s Stone Crab online year-round! www.joesstonecrab.com u
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., noon11pm. At 16375 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-947-6202. Map C-12. www.areacode55.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from
Alfred Portale, chef/owner of New York City’s famed Gotham Bar and Grill, presents Gotham Steak. The menu expands beyond modern American steakhouse fare to include fresh seafood, specialty cuts of meat and more than 500 wines from around the world. Gotham Steak’s accessible cuisine appeals to both youthful diners and distinguished guests who appreciate time-honored cooking. Open for dinner, Sun.-Thurs., 6pm-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 6pmmidnight. Reservations recommended. At Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 1-877-326-7412. Map H-13. www.fontainebleau.com u
Smith & Wollensky
Enjoy USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for 28 days and hand cut on the premises. Maine lobster, wild salmon and more, paired with Smith & Wollensky’s famous sides and 76
miami food Tours
Join a local on a culinary adventure 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 the city, 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. Advance purchase required, as tours sell out quickly. For more information, to check availability and buy tickets, please call Zerve at 1-888-291-2870. Map I-13. www.miamifoodtours.com
Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi
Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi is an eclectic Asian bistro serving up authentic favorites including Shrimp Pad Thai, Mongolian Beef and sushi rolls! The appetizing and affordable fare is served amidst chic décor in a stylish atmosphere. Dine al fresco on the front terrace, in the VIP Tea Room or indoors. Open daily, 5pm-2am; hot kitchen closes at midnight. At The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-7905. Map I-13. www.catalinahotel.com
salads, make for an unforgettable dinner! The breathtaking location includes a waterfront café, outdoor patio and indoor restaurant space. Open Sun.-Thurs., noon-11pm; Fri.-Sat., noonmidnight. Reservations recommended. At 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800. Map J-13. www.smithandwollensky.com
Things to do
Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, 305-361-3909. Map J-11. www.miamiseaplane.com/sobe-tour.php
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authors. The Book Fair offers an incredible array of authors from all over the world, including more than 80 Spanish-language authors! Don’t miss Children’s Alley, chock-full of activities for youngsters, and the programs and panels that range from cooking to comics to GLBT issues, and more! The Street Fair, held Nov. 22-24, takes place at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2 Ave., downtown Miami, 305-237-3258. Map I-11. www.miamibookfair.com u Miami
Pirate Duck Tours
Daily departures, call for times and reservations. Enjoy the best sightseeing in Miami – pirate style – from both land and water aboard the newest amphibious “duck” vehicles! On a fully-narrated Miami Pirate Duck Tour, guides will entertain while taking guests to the Magic City’s hidden treasures. See homes of the rich and famous, movie set locations, Art Deco architecture, mega-yachts, local wildlife and much more. Excellent online ratings! See special offer on page 79. Present coupon directly to the Pirate Duck Captain aboard. Tours depart from Symphony Park, 1680 Washington Ave., between 17 Street and Lincoln Lane, across from the Greenview Hotel, 305-OCEAN-DR (623-2637), Miami Beach. Map I-13. www.miamipirateducktour.com
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Daniell: At the Beach… From the Hudson River to the World
Dec. 2-Feb. 28, 2014; Opening reception Dec. 2, 9pm-midnight. See photos from famed Yonkers, N.Y. photographer George Daniell at the World Erotic Art Museum. Daniell’s portraiture illustrated his fascination with the water and figures on the beach, photographing celebrities including Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Georgia O’Keeffe and Tennessee Williams. The museum is open Mondays-Thursdays, 11am-10pm; FridaysSundays, 11am-midnight. Note: Ages 18 and older welcome. At the World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-9336. Map I-13. www.weam.com
u Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and Miccosukee Indian Village
Located just 15 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike off Exit 25A, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming is open 24/7 and offers more than 1,900 gaming machines, 32 poker tables and poker tournaments, high stakes bingo and the high limit gaming area! For more information please call 1-877-242-6464. Note: Ages 18 and older welcome to play. Just a short drive away is the Miccosukee Indian Village, where visitors can observe tribal members making traditional crafts, see alligator wrestling demonstrations and take an airboat ride through the Everglades. See special offer on page 2. At Mile Marker 70, US 41 (Tamiami Trail), Miami, 305-552-8365. Map J-1. www.miccosukee.com u Miami
SuperFast Cruise Ship
The Resorts World Casino experience begins in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast. Sailing daily, guests can enjoy six restaurants and bars, entertainment, and world-class gaming featuring slot machines in all denominations, roulette, craps, 3-card poker, blackjack, baccarat and a sports book. Offering day and evening cruises. Day cruises sail to Resorts World Bimini, where guests can enjoy the property’s white sand beaches, brand new 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. Convenient parking available at Port Miami for quick terminal access. See special offer on page 7. Ship departs from Port Miami, 1015 North America Way, Terminal F, Miami, 1-888-930-8688. Map I-12. www.rwbimini.com
Nov. 29, 8pm. The popular Jazz at MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) series presents a free outdoor concert by Aaron Lebos Reality, a Miami-based band that blends different styles of jazz with funk, rock, R&B, Latin and world music. The museum is also open from 7pm-10pm by donation only. At the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, 305-893-6211. Map D-11. www.mocanomi.org
Open daily. Enjoy a magical journey across South Florida’s ever changing coastal skyline on board a Cessna Seaplane. Choose from several scenic flight options including the Miami Skyline Tour and Miami and Fort Lauderdale Coastline Tour, or escape to Key West for the day – depart from Miami mid-morning, fly to the Florida Keys and enjoy their splendor from above, have lunch on Duval Street and see the sights, and return to Miami in the late-afternoon. Private charters and getaways to the Bahamas also available. See special offer on page 6. At 3401
Miami Saxophone Quartet
Nov. 23, 8pm-11pm. World-renowned jazz masters Gary Keller, Gary Lindsay, Ed Calle and Mike Brignola have created a contemporary sound unique among saxophone quartets. Performing both originals and their own arrangements, the performance will appeal to an audience of all ages! At ArtsPark at Young Circle, US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard, downtown Hollywood, 954-921-3500. Map A-13, then north. www.gohollywoodfla.com 78
I knew Miami Beach was a very special place the first time I visited eight years ago. In addition to its beautiful surroundings, I experienced freedom in a way I hadn’t since becoming disabled. Leaving my hotel unescorted, with book in hand and thoughts of an espresso milling around my brain, I was overcome with a sense of joy for the long lost autonomy I was experiencing. I ventured up Miami Beach’s famous Collins Avenue in my wheelchair and everything appeared more beautiful as I realized streets could be easily crossed because of predictable and uniform ramping, audible pedestrian signals and plentiful accessible bathrooms! One of the main reasons visitors come to Miami is to enjoy the beautiful beaches. Those of us who depend on a wheelchair for mobility know they don’t move too well in sand. Check with your hotel concierge who may be able to provide you with a beach wheelchair rental specifically designed for our sandy beaches. You may also contact DMR at 305-666-9911 to purchase or rent a beach wheelchair. See ad on page 20 for additional information. At no additional charge, they can provide transportation from the airport directly to DMR, and then to your hotel. Their specialized concierge service can even assist you with accessible accommodations, doctor’s appointments, dining, shopping and sightseeing!
By Helen Condzal Swar tz, M. Ed. Even on land Miami has so much to offer, which is why more than 50 percent of visitors return! This world class city has many venues for fine and performing arts, and hosts one of the two Art Basel events in the world. The Design District and Wynwood neighborhoods and ArtCenter/ South Florida (800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Map I-13) have ongoing art events and shows featuring different themes from local, national and international artists. The city of Miami itself hosts the exciting Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival (February), and the Miami International Film Festival (March) affords many opportunities to see unique films and attend question and answer sessions with actors, producers and directors. Much awareness has been brought about in recent years by a citywide event called Ability Explosion, a weeklong event in October featuring “Dining in the Dark” as one of its most popular events. In addition, almost every restaurant in Miami Beach is accessible for wheelchair use and many have a heightened awareness of the obstacles faced by those with vision limitations.
There is truly something for everyone in Miami, and a plethora of activities are available to those of varied physical abilities. The outdoors and watersports make the most of Miami’s beautiful surrounding waters, and some activities are even suited to the disabled traveler.
Miami-Dade County Public Transit buses are available to take visitors around Miami Beach, downtown and to/from the airport. Simply dial 3-1-1 (TTY: 305-499-8971) to speak to a live assistant who can explain bus routes and times. A helpful, and free, iPhone, iPad and Android app called “Miami-Dade Transit Tracker” also provides bus routes, stops and times. Additional information about Miami’s public transportation can be found on pages 46-47.
At Shake-A-Leg Miami (2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-858-5550, Map K-8), the world’s premier adaptive and community watersports center, experience the magic of Biscayne Bay on a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, sailboat, powerboat and more! (Note: No prior boating skills required.) Fishing trips can also be arranged, or bring a picnic and enjoy a waterfront view on the deck, dock or nearby island. See special offer on page 81.
I believe that Miami’s accessibility is the result of ongoing concern and deliberate planning by city government. The city has an abundance of beautiful and accessible public space, including an ocean walkway that goes north from South Pointe Park past 41 Street. I live in what has been called one of the most accessible cities in the United States!
Programs are available for children and adults with physical and developmental challenges; liberating them from the realm of imagination, into the realm of experience! Shake-A-Leg Miami is South Florida’s “Gateway to Biscayne Bay.” 80
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Mango’s Tropical Café
and jazz music in South Florida. Live quarter horse racing takes place Nov. 29, 2013-Feb. 23, 2014, with full card thoroughbred simulcasting year-round. Free and valet parking available. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9am-3am; Fri.-Sun., 24 hours. At 100 E. 32 St., Hialeah, 305-885-8000. Map F-7. www.hialeahparkcasino.com
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 49. At 900 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305673-4422. Map I-13. www.mangos.com u
Mojitos Cuban Cuisine
Downtown Hollywood has a varied nightlife: restaurants, bars and clubs offering live jazz, reggae, Latin, rock and blues. Stroll along the Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach and stop in at any of the casual bars and restaurants. Along A1A south of Hollywood Blvd. are the Westin Diplomat and Nikki Marina, both feature restaurants and clubs. To the west is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Stirling Road and US 441) with gaming, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. Info at 954-924-2980. Map A-14, then north. www.gohollywoodfla.com
The Van Dyke Café
Skybar at Shore Club
The historic Van Dyke Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it’s the café’s aptly-named second level, The Upstairs, that shines after dark with live music. Enjoy sophisticated cocktails and conversation while listening to live music nightly! At 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-3600. Map I-13. www.thevandykecafe.com Miami’s oldest bar, having Liquor License #1, and a longtime favorite with locals for rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Live music nightly from DJs and bands; please check the website for details. Open daily, 11:30am5am. At 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198. Map J-10. www.tobacco-road.com
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
One of South Florida’s most exciting and picturesque attractions features a bustling casino, nightclubs, and restaurants and cafés from around the world! Open daily, the 850 slot machines, electronic table games and hi-stakes poker make a nighttime visit well worth the trip! At 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, 954-378-0900 and 954-454-7000. Map A-13, then north. www.gulfstreampark.com www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com u
A 70-year-old Art Deco landmark, the worldfamous Clevelander offers something for everyone looking for a good time! There are two rooftop decks with oceanfront and city views, enhanced poolside bars, a café-style menu and late night dining, and the indoor music and dance venue, 1020 Lounge. Entertainment abounds at the Clevelander Pool+Patio, with everything from live bands to burlesque shows. At 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-4006. Map I-13. www.clevelander.com
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., 11am-10pm; 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
Since opening in 1988 Palace is still the only LGBT restaurant/bar on world famous Ocean Drive. Nightly events include Throwback Thursdays and the Sunday T Dance. Located across Ocean Drive from gay-friendly 12th Street beach at 1200 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-7234. Map I-13. www.palacesouthbeach.com
Hialeah Park Casino
Skybar’s about hanging out, taking it in and making the scene! Chill out with specialty cocktails and buzz-worthy DJs nightly. Skybar matches any mood at any time with its deeply-sensual ambiance and colorful tropical gardens. At the Shore Club Hotel, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3100. Map I-13. www.shoreclub.com
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hialeah Park is an eternal, beautiful facility, and a Miami landmark! The casino features 880 slot machines, 23 poker tables, dominos and the finest in food, beverage and entertainment! Musical series such as Salsa Under The Stars and Jazz In The Park make Hialeah Park Casino the hub of tropical 82
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Published on Nov 27, 2013