Miami tourist routes
Miami is the largest city in the state of Florida, located on the Atlantic coast. This is the financial and economic and tourist center of the country. Tourists come here to go surfing and diving, sunbathe on the beaches and relax in the most fashionable US clubs. Every tourist will find a suitable occupation in Miami.
How to get there?
To be in the city center, use the following ways:
Daily from 07:00 to 22:00 between Miami and the airport there are buses №7, №37, №57, №133 and №236.
Book a transfer before traveling. This will save time and money. You will know in advance the cost of the trip. The driver will meet in the arrivals area and help carry the luggage.
At the airport there is a large parking lot with free cars. Remember that in the USA it is customary to leave drivers a tip of 10-15%.
Where to stay?
Most often in Miami book individual apartments, but you can choose a room in a hostel or hotel. Every tourist will find a convenient option. We have compiled a list of places that are popular with travelers:
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center (3900 Northwest 21st Street)
The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the vibrant beach and the center of Miami, where there are many cafes and shops. The rooms are bright with large windows. Guests can take advantage of conference rooms, go to spa treatments, swim in the outdoor pool on the roof.
Shorecrest Miami Bay Luxury Apartments (7951 Northeast Bayshore Court)
The apartments are located 9 kilometers from the Center for Contemporary Art and 10 kilometers from the complex American Airlines Arena. There is a swimming pool up to 75 meters long on the terrace, a gym and a spa area. The interior is laconic: light walls, wooden furniture, a large soft bed. On the ground floor there is a large common living room and a kitchen with a dining area.
Pullman Miami Airport (5800 Blue Lagoon Drive)
8 kilometers from the hotel built an entertainment center "Miami International". The rooms are dominated by pastel colors. Many different textiles: furniture upholstery, curtains, carpets, towels, decorative elements. Dark colored furniture made from bamboo or pine. From the windows of a beautiful view of the famous Blue Lagoon. Guests can make use of the fitness center, pool and spa area. On the 1st floor, the restaurant “Da Riviera” is open, where Mediterranean and French dishes are prepared. Every day from 05:30 to 22:30, there is a free shuttle to the airport.
The 980 in Havana (980 Southwest 15th Avenue)
The hostel is located 2 kilometers from the Marlins Park stadium and 1 kilometer from the South Beach. For guests there is a lounge area. There are double and eight-bed rooms with a common living room and kitchen.
Freehand Miami (2727 Indian Creek Drive)
At 1.6 kilometers from the hotel is the South Beach area with 24-hour bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In 3 minutes by car is the congress center "Miami Beach". The rooms are spacious, have doubles and for four, eight or sixteen people. The interior is decorated in eclectic style: a lot of green and blue, wooden furniture, many plants and ethnic decorations on the walls.
Where to go?
On the first day, go to one of the many beaches of Miami on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Choose one of those closest to you. The territory is clean, there are free sun loungers and parasols. The shores are sandy, very rarely stony, and the water is warm. The most popular beaches are:
Crandon Park Beach.
Favorite place for those who rest with family or small children. There are rarely strong waves and there are no sudden changes in depth. A 5-minute walk from the beach there are children's rides, souvenir shops, tents with drinks and fruits.
It is popular among young people. There are playgrounds for volleyball and football, as well as rental equipment for diving and surfing.
Bill Baggs State Park.
This is a place for those who appreciate silence and solitude. Here often come fishermen or those who are going to swim in a canoe or kayak. After a rest, you can dine at the nearest restaurants.
After you swim in the ocean, rent a car and go to the Freedom Tower of 1925, the symbol of Miami. The dome of the building reaches 78 meters and is decorated with a decorative lighthouse. Previously, there was the editors of the newspaper "Miami News", now is Art Gallery and the Faculty of Architecture and Design College Dade.
The second day is devoted to the architecture of Miami. Visit the Wiscaia House in Coconut Grove. This is a large building with gardens of unusual shape. The house was built in the middle of the XX century for the entrepreneur James Deering. In 70 rooms you can see antique furniture of the XVI-XVII centuries.
Then go on an excursion to the house of Gianni Versace, the creator of the eponymous clothing brand and Fashion House. Here are preserved frescoes, sketches of a fashion designer and a 16-meter pool of real gold.
From here, take bus №71-A to Coral Castle. The building is a complex of numerous megaliths. Their total west reaches more than 30 tons.
In 20 minutes on foot there is the Fairchild Tropical Garden, on the territory of which palm trees, creepers, flowering trees and cicadas bushes grow. Tourists can see how the park staff is caring for plants and local birds. Also here you can have a picnic with the permission of the administration.
On the third day, visit the Design District. This is an area where more than 20 stores, showrooms of local fashion designers and art galleries are collected. Through the streets you can see how young models are waiting for their turn to the next casting. At 10 minutes from here in the direction of the 36th Street is the area of "Little Havana". In the XX century, immigrants from Cuba arrived here, who opened a cafe with national cuisine. There is decorative straw on the roofs of the houses, and the buildings themselves are painted in bright colors. For example, green, blue or yellow.
Be sure to buy a ticket to Jungle Island, an amusement park for the whole family, where you can watch wild animals or participate in the show. The Miami Sea Aquarium is also open for visitors, where you can attend a show with killer whales and dolphins. Take bus №1-C to get to Oleta River. This is the largest park in the state, where there is a water park, rental and trails for bicycles, an artificial lake with boats and huts that imitate the life of the aborigines.
Where to have lunch?
In the best cafes and restaurants of Miami they prepare dishes of world cuisine. You can make a round-the-world gastronomic journey without leaving the coast. The list contains places that we recommend to visit:
Restaurant Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd Way)
Authentic Japanese dishes are served here. Keep in mind that the restaurant doesn’t speak English, although they understand it. The interior is classic, in the style of the Land of the Rising Sun. Try the salmon steaks, grilled corn, marbled beef, truffles and river shark tartare.
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant (11 Washington Ave)
Favorite place of Frank Sinatra and Mohammed Ali. Stone crab claws with a special sauce is the main dish served here. For him come here visitors. This is the first place to go for tourists. Try adding crab meat and crispy cabbage to crab meat. Locals say this is a specialty in Miami.
Restaurant Bagatelle Miami (220 21st St, Miami Beach)
In Miami, you can find everything: even Paris in miniature. So the designers of this restaurant recreated the light and freedom-loving atmosphere of France in America. Light walls, crystal chandeliers, candles everywhere and upholstered furniture, upholstered in sand-colored suede. We recommend ordering onion soup, ratatouille, bacon cake, potato gratin or cherry casserole.
Restaurant Carpaccio (9700 Collins Ave)
This is a small Italian corner in America, which serves the best pasta and pizza in the city. The interior is designed in soothing colors, on the tables is a white tablecloth, on the sides is forged chairs. We recommend ordering seafood, risotto with chanterelles, and for dessert - tiramisu with coffee.
Restaurant Juvia (1111 Lincoln Rd)
One of the most popular places in Miami, located on the roof of a glass skyscraper. Architects and designers from Venice were specially invited to create it. Not surprisingly, the atmosphere in the restaurant is Italian. Panoramic windows overlook the Blue Lagoon Bay, the whole city and its surroundings. Vertical garden, replacing one of the walls is decoration and business card of the restaurant. The cuisine here is fusion-style: chefs skillfully combine dishes from France, Peru, Italy and Japan. We recommend ordering sea bass with almond slices in orange-garlic sauce or king prawns with mussels marinated in lemon juice.
Miami hospitably meets its travelers. This is a popular resort where the season never ends. Here, the sun shines 365 days a year, and the ocean is always warm. Tourists are captured and don’t let go of the dynamic rhythm of a completely different America, fun and dancing.