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Internationally known for its world-class shopping, great beaches, and its load of family attractions. Once the curious visitor travels around the city, he will find that the neighborhoods are what gives the city its true multicultural identity. And, each neighborhood has a distinctive experience to offer.
Coral Gables, built almost entirely out of the coral limestone, features Spanish colonial-style homes, streets lined with a lush vegetation, and sophisticated shopping malls. One of its highlights is the Venetian Pool, an exotic swimming hole with romantic stone bridges and waterfalls. Minutes away from Miami International Airport, is an upscale commercial and residential neighborhood with ample avenues and streets. It is good place to walk or do some shopping along Miracle Mile or in the luxurious Merrick Place Mall.
Key Biscayne holds popular tourist attractions, recreational marinas and fantastic beaches. Miami Seaquarium ranks as one of Florida’s first marine attractions. Nearby marinas offer everything from boat rentals to diving excursions. There are more ways to play at Crandon Park, a huge beach park with amusement rides, tennis and bike paths. At the island’s southern tip, a state park protects a historic lighthouse and the beach that fronts it.
Coconut Grove, an old Miami neighborhood, bears a lively shopping and nightlife scene in a laid back atmosphere. It is a neighborhood to walk and its unpretentiously housing makes it a darling haven for artists and intellectuals. It is the home to Italian-style palace at Vizcaya Museum.
Little Havana. Along Calle Ocho, the Cuban neighborhood gives you the opportunity to enjoy the life of Cuba. By morning, café con leche is dispensed from bakeries and restaurants through sidewalk windows; daylong, salsa music comes from unseen sources, and everyone is speaking in Spanish. Stars inset along the sidewalk honor Latino celebrities and shops sell religious icons, guayabera shirts and cigars.
Downtown blends the historical and the modernity of a city in rapid process of renovation. It provides a festive atmosphere for shopping, dining or catching a tour or fishing boat. Along the downtown waterfront, American Airlines Arena hosts NBA’s Miami Heat and Bayside Marketplace. A grand, new performing arts hall also will soon open downtown.
Wynwood neighborhood is becoming a hot spot in the city, beatiful places to eat and to get some drinks. Better to visit during the evening. The second saturday of every month they have the art walk, the art galleries open until late night and some of them offere ammenities, great atmosphere to walk and get some drinks
And of course, the worldly known South Beach, where the beach takes on the landscape of this laid back area of Miami, offers its Art Deco Hotels and bars and young hip ambience.