ABOUT MIAMI BEACH
Welcome to Miami-Dade, With A Population of 2.7 Million People
Miami Is Home To...
- The cruise capital of the world with its new, beautiful cruise terminal.
- The Biltmore is a national historic monument is nestled in the heart of Coral Gables.
- Making waves – enjoy a day at sea. Sail across Biscayne Bay or snorkel at one of Greater Miami’s “wreck”reational diving spots and let the calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean relax you. Enjoy a sightseeing tours, beach excursions and/or a sunset cruise.
- Home to master chefs, five star restaurants and the freshest ingredients, Greater Miami and the Beaches has become a mecca for foodies.
- Miami’s restaurants offer a blend of culture and culinary techniques that has evolved into what is now known as New World Cuisine – a product of Caribbean, Latin and European cuisines unique to South Florida.
- Miami is world-renowned for its hot clubs and luxe lounges.
- Miami is home to two national parks and countless other attractions. Snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, playing with monkeys, hand-feeding alligators and conversing with parrots……visit miamidade.gov/parks
- From local to international, Greater Miami has entertainment around every corner and has spawned its own artistic renaissance in recent years.
- Stroll streets lined with one of a kind items or find everything you seek in one of several malls
- Greater Miami has plenty to brag about when it comes to golf courses, with some of the most challenging and impressive courses in the world.
- Miami is renowned for its spas that are ranked among the best in the country
- The Miami Heat
- And don’t forget South Beach ... or further south to the Florida Keyes and Key West
Need More Reasons to Visit South Florida?
Lots To Do
ART DECO WELCOME CENTER/
MIAMI DESIGN PRESERVATION LEAGUE
Preserves and interprets the history of Miami Beach's Art Deco District through tours, lectures, films, exhibits, and other events. Find unique books, posters, vintage collectibles, and souvenirs at the Official Art Deco Gift Shop. Guided walking tours of the Art Deco District depart daily from the Official Art Deco Gift Shop at 10:30 am, with the exception of Thursdays, when the tour departs at 6:30 pm. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. Self-guided audio tour available daily, $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Private tours also available. Tour prices subject to change
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305-672-2014
HISTORIC WARD CULTURAL TOURIST GALLERY
The Black Archives History and Research Foundation is on a mission to preserve and revitalize Overtown and they’ve worked closely with the city to restore the Ward Rooming House. It was designated a historic site by the City of Miami in 2006. Today, it acts as the official Visitor Center of Overtown and also houses a gallery and exhibition hall.
249 NW 9th St., Miami, FL 33136, 305-636-2390
ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS
A wild day at Zoo Miami (1-305-251-0400) makes any late night at South Beach look pretty tame. The plains of Africa, jungles of the Amazon, rainforests of Asia, and the vastness of the Outback are all just thirty minutes south of Downtown Miami. Interact with over 2,000 lively animals in a series of remarkably intimate, open-air exhibits. But the thrills don’t end there – you can also feed giraffes, rent kayaks, ride a camel, and get a birds-eye view of your surroundings from the air-conditioned monorail. Adults pay $16 for park entry, kids under 13 pay $12, and children under two are free.
Nothing beats the South Florida heat like a front seat in the “splash zone” at Miami Seaquarium (1-305-361-5705). Located on pristine Key Biscayne, Miami Seaquarium is the oldest oceanarium in the United States. Take a walk down memory lane as a talented troupe of dolphins splash around on the original TV set of “Flipper.” You can even put on a wetsuit and swim alongside them in the Dolphin Experience. Want to go even deeper? Snap on a state-of-the-art dive helmet and traverse a 300,000-gallon tropical reef. But look out for those charming sea lions; they’re known for planting sloppy, wet kisses on the unsuspecting cheek. Tickets for these kid-friendly adventures are priced a la carte, and range from $30 to $200.
If the smell of burning rubber revs your engine, then make a pit stop at the historic Homestead-Miami Speedway 305-230-5000. Since its inaugural NASCAR race in ‘95, this track has been churning out household champions like Jeff Daniels, Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle with the screams of 65,000 fans cheering them on. Millions of dollars in renovations optimized the speedway for hosting three premiere NASCAR races each year– the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
NCBJ offers a motorcoach and tour package for this museum. See TOURS on this website.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami FL
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami FL
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL
The Wolfsonian-Florida International Museum
1001 Washington Ave., Miami FL
Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables FL
Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler St., Miami FL
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