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LIFE'S A BEACH

One of the world's most famous patches of sand would have to be sun-drenched South Beach, the 3.3 miles stretching from South Pointe up to 23rd Street.

This is the image that appears on every postcard — backed by Art Deco hotels, fashion models, fancy cars, and such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREATER MIAMI and the BEACHES
VISITORS GUIDE, VACATION PLANNER, TRAVEL PLANNER, MEETING PLANNER,
and POCKET GUIDE

For HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, managed the editorial of five books for 2009 and five for 2010, including the 30,000-word editorial sections in the hardcover Visitors Guide and the softcover Vacation Planner. Wrote three sections freelance (attractions, cruising, transportation) for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 issues.

 


 

VISITORS GUIDE and VACATION PLANNER

Attractions galore

From the oldest building in the United States to the newest member of the Metrozoo family, the attractions of Greater Miami are guaranteed to thrill, captivate and educate.

Greater Miami and the Beaches packs in more fun than you can schedule. Watch dolphins leap, see alligators wrestle, hear parrots talk, and ride boats that glide on air. Stroll through intimate botanical gardens and sprawling public parks, from waterfront to underwater.

View architecture from ancient European to Streamline Moderne. Lounge in spring-fed pools and at poolside lounges. Or just veg out at the beach.

Download a PDF file of the complete story, Greater Miami and the Beaches Visitors Guide and Vacation Planner 2010, Attractions section, main text.

Getting around

With time at a premium, you won't waste any in transit. From Miami International Airport — in the center of all the action — getting around Greater Miami and the Beaches is a breeze.

Here you can touch down, check in and be on the beach in an hour, because Miami International Airport sits right in the middle of all the action — less than seven miles from Downtown Miami and 10 miles from Miami Beach. Once on terra firma, getting around Greater Miami and the Beaches is just as easy — by shuttle, taxi, rental car, bus or train.

Miami International Airport, which welcomes 660,000 travelers each week, ranks among the busiest airports in the United States: first in international takeoffs and landings, third in international passengers. Flights arrive from 150 destinations around the world.

Download a PDF file of the complete story, Greater Miami and the Beaches Visitors Guide and Vacation Planner 2010, Transportation section, main text.

Itineraries

The following sample itinerary offers some suggestions for your clients’ stay in Greater Miami and the Beaches.

Day 1 / Morning

Miami Seaquarium. Thrill to the shows staring Flipper and Lolita the Killer Whale, and encounter sea lions, sharks and manatees.

Day 1 / Afternoon

Lunch on Key Biscayne. Sample marvelous steaks or seafood at one of Key Biscayne's popular eateries.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This Renaissance-style bayfront villa houses a priceless collection of 15th- through 19th-century furnishings and decorative arts.

Miami Art Museum and Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Overlooking a delightful Spanish-style plaza, the museums are two of the showpieces of the landmark Miami-Dade Cultural Center.

Bayside Marketplace. Shop and stroll through this lively retail and entertainment complex with its shops, artisans, open plazas, street performers and free nightly entertainment.

Day 1 / Evening

Dinner Downtown. Experience fine dining in one of Downtown Miami's many upscale restaurants.

Download a PDF file of the complete story, Greater Miami and the Beaches Visitors Guide and Vacation Planner 2010, Itineraries section, main text.

 

 


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