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» Art Deco Historic District

Art Deco Historic District, Miami

Miami Beach's Art Deco District is a historically important area located in the trendy South Beach neighborhood. It includes about 900 unique buildings and was designated a United States historic district in 1979. It was also the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, with most buildings constructed between 1923 and 1943. Signature building elements in the district include sleek curves, liberal use of glass blocks, terrazzo floors, pastel exteriors and porthole windows …

» Bass Museum of Art

Bass Museum of Art, Miami

The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, founded in 1963, specializes in global art, primarily from the Renaissance period on. The museum is located in the 1930s Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center and includes traveling exhibitions from national and international collections to contribute to the cultural activities available in the area. A large expansion took place between 1998 and 2002, more than doubling its size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet, and more expansions are planned …

» Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace, Miami

A vibrant waterfront mall in downtown Miami, Bayside Marketplace wraps along the Biscayne Bay and features shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Shops in the mall offer everything from apparel to bath products to technology and more. For example, while Digital World sells a range of electronics, Emilio Robba is where you can get contemporary housewares. Some other stores include D'Nature Cosmetics, Gabriela Jewelry, Magic Hut, Mad About Soccer …

» Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park, Miami

One of the top scuba diving areas in the United States, Biscayne National Park covers 181,500 acres (73,450 hectares), 95 percent of which lies underwater. In fact, divers and snorkelers from all over the world come to explore its extensive reef system. Above water, you can explore the park's small mainland mangrove shoreline and Keys by boat. Biscayne National Park consists of 44 islands, but only a few of them are open to visitors. Long Elliot Key has picnicking, camping …

» Cape Florida

Cape Florida, Miami

Cape Florida, officially known as Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, is home to a historic lighthouse dating back to 1825 and serves as a popular place for visitors to relax, sunbathe, swim and picnic. Although the lighthouse was reconstructed in 1847, it remains the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County, and this stretch of sandy beach runs for over a mile, over which other activities such as fishing, kayaking and bike riding take place …

» Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove, Miami

Coconut Grove is a bayside village in Miami, recognized as the oldest modern continuously inhabited neighborhood in the city. Originally settled in the 1800s, Coconut Grove is sometimes referred to as 'Bohemia on the Bay.' Complete with a pedestrian-friendly village center where visitors can wander galleries, go shopping or enjoy lunch at a quaint sidewalk café. There are some recognizable chain restaurants and open-air malls but also college bars, as students from nearby Florida International University and the University of Miami flock to the area …

» Coral Castle Museum

Coral Castle Museum, Florida

The Coral Castle Museum in Miami, Florida, is a castle and stone garden surrounded in mystery. It was built from 1923 to 1951 by Edward Leedskalnin, who was originally from Latvia and stood at just over five feet tall and weighed only 100 pounds. Despite his small size, he worked alone to build his castle during a time before modern construction equipment. His creations were carved out of more than 1,100 tons of coral rock, and he worked at night so no one saw how he built it - people began to say he had supernatural powers …

» Coral Gables

Coral Gables, Miami

All across America are wealthy suburbs, where the houses are big and new and designed to resemble European abodes. But Coral Gables, called the City Beautiful, was the first. For in the posh neighborhood, you'll see Italianate villas, Mediterranean mansion, mini-Alhambras, and cookie-cutter Cordobas, shaded and lovely under lving walls of banyan grove and ficus copse. After you've spent some time driving around looking at all the beautiful homes …

» De la Cruz Collection

De la Cruz Collection, Miami

The De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space contains works from the personal collection of Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz and covers 30,000 square feet with art. Before moving to this site in 2009, the original space was an extension of the couple's home of 25 years and focused on international contemporary art. The art space includes various rooms with rotating exhibits, including one dedicated to showcasing local Miami artists' works. Look for lectures designed to increase public awareness of art history and modern-day art practices …

» Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park, Miami

The Everglades National Park, covering much of the southeastern tip of Florida, is more than a big swamp full of alligators. True, you will see alligators - lots of them - but this unique subtropical wilderness also supports such creatures as American crocodiles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, snowy egrets, bald eagles and ospreys. And amid the mangroves, cypress, hardwood hammocks and miles of sawgrass, there are endless opportunities for hiking, bicycling …

» Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial, Miami

The Holocaust Memorial, formally known as the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, is a labor of love by a small group of Holocaust survivors who came together in 1984 to develop a permanent memorial in the city. The group established a private nonprofit organization and decided on Miami as a location given the high concentration of Holocaust survivors settled in the city. One of the most important elements of Miami's Holocaust Memorial is the Sculpture of Love and Anguish, a giant bronze representation of an outstretched arm …

» Homestead-Miami Speedway

Homestead-Miami Speedway, Miami

Located in Homestead, Florida, the Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts NASCAR, IndyCar and several other series of racing events. With a design representing the vibrant nearby Miami Beach Art Deco district, the speedway opened to a sold-out NASCAR crowd in 1995. The track contains several lakes, the largest of which is 18 acres and even stocked with rare peacock bass. The lake is deep enough to submerge an entire six-story building …

» Jungle Island

Jungle Island, Miami

Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungle Island) is a glorious homage to tourism kitsch. This is one of those places kids beg to go, so just give up and prepare for some bright-feathered, bird-scented fun. Actually, the 18 acre (7 hectare) waterfront facility, lushly landscaped and using a minimum of pesticides, is pretty impressive, thanks in part to the parrots, macaws, flamingos, and cockatoos flying about in outdoor aviaries. The Cape Penguin colony is especially cute …

» Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida

When visiting Miami, one should allot some time for exploring the soft sand, palm tree-littered island of Key Biscayne. This tropical paradise offers idyllic beaches, recreation-filled parks and the country's only federally-recognized underwater archeological trail, the Maritime Heritage Trail. Only accessible by boat, you'll see the remains of six shipwrecks as well as the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse, a popular spot for snorkeling …

» Little Havana

Little Havana, Miami

A vibrant Hispanic culture permeates everything in Little Havana - colorful murals, monuments to heroes past and present, elderly men playing dominoes as they discuss politics, and cigar rollers deeply at work amidst Little Havana's ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee. These scenes of daily Little Havana life play out amidst a backdrop of Little Havana's pulsating music, vibrant storefronts, unique art galleries and quaint restaurants …



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