MIAMI, THE MAGIC CITY
There is no place like Miami on earth. Known as “The Magic City,” Miami plays tribute to this unprecedented growth, being recognized as “The Gateway to the Americas” and “The American Riviera”. Miami is all about the next big thing. Great year-round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are the backdrops for a cosmopolitan metropolis, pulsing with the rhythms of its diverse population. Boasting a now “grown up” yet playful arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife scene and world-class dining and entertainment, Miami invites an eclectic mix of visitors to come out and play — from celebrities to families seeking fun in the sun. Explore Miami today and see what magic awaits you! (From MIAMI.GUIDE)
ViZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS
Named after one of the most captivating shorelines on the Spanish coast, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens capture European extravagance in an enchanting American context. The home’s designer, James Deering, was a prolific industrialist who explored uncharted territory in the creation of this ambitious home, planting his Renaissance-inspired estate at the heart of Miami’s tropical hardwood hammock. Though he only wintered at Vizcaya from 1916 to 1925, Deering’s adventurous spirit lives on to this day. The estate’s very emblem – “The Caravel” – commemorates a ship used during the “Age of Exploration.” (from Miami Beach Visitor's Bureau)
3251 S. MIAMI AVE.
MIAMI, FL 33129
Star Island, Fisher Island, Palm Island & Hibiscus Island. Most locals will tell you - to really see Miami, you have to be out on the water. On Hector's Jet Ski Tours Miami you experience the amazing views from the water while cruising at fun speeds around these luxurious islands. with spectacular shots of Miami Beach, Star Island, mansions, yachts, cruise ships & downtown skyline.
Located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami, visitors of Bayside Marketplace can experience the real Miami - home to impeccable international cuisine, fine shops and exotic music in a beautiful, waterfront setting. This two-level, open-air festival center features more than 150 shops including unique and national retailers such as Guess, GAP, Victoria's Secret and Brookstone, as well as 12 delicious restaurants, such as Bubba, Hard Rock Café, The Knife and an international food court. In addition to the numerous shopping and dining options, visitors can also enjoy lively performances from Miami's best local musicians or hop on a refreshing Bay cruise, from tours of the celebrity homes on Star Island to gambling cruises. Water Taxi Miami service from Bayside to Miami Beach Marina, Key Biscayne, Fontainebleau hotel, Eden rock Hotel and Coconut Grove is also available. (Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)