|HISTORY AND CULTURE |
| || ||The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of Miami's greatest treasures. |
Created as James Deering’s subtropical winter home in the 1910s, today it is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum. Learn about Vizcaya’s fascinating history and the individuals responsible for the unusual estate’s origins, evolution and ongoing management. The estate has hosted a number of world leaders and important historical events.
| || ||The Gold Coast Railroad Musem was founded in the 1950s by the Miami Railroad Historical Society, and is home to over 40 historic railcars, including the "Ferdinand Magellan" Presidential Railcar, better known as U.S. Car No. 1. The museum also houses a model train room and numerous interactive displays. |
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Little Havana is the colorful center of Hispanic culture in Miami, known for its distinctive cultural flavor. There are restaurants, specialty food shops, and Latin music drifting through the air. Calle Ocho is the main thoroughfare running through the district and home to much of the activity, but the district spreads well beyond into the surrounding streets and avenues.
|RECREATIONAL TIME |
| || ||The Miami Science Museum presents a large number of hands-on and interactive exhibits covering a variety of scientific fields including physics, biology and chemistry. Exhibits change, offering new displays with new themes. |
| || ||South Beach has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Yet there's more than fine white sand and colorful buildings to South Beach's fantasyland of exuberant Deco architecture. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries and stores. It's also a culinary hot spot for everything from gourmet to casual beachside cuisine. At night, South Beach comes alive with crowds ready to go out and have a world-class evening out. Website |
| || ||Jungle Island is a bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat, and botanical garden. There are over 1,100 birds presented in a tropical forest setting, some of which take part in daily shows. The gardens contain around 2,000 varieties of exotic plants including Heliconias, bananas, orchids and bromeliads. The site is also home to a variety of other animals including tigers, baboons, alligators, tortoises, monkeys, orangutans and flamingoes. Some of the other shows presented at the Parrot Jungle include a nocturnal creature presentation and the reptile encounter that highlights a rare white alligator. Website |
| || ||Located just a few blocks off the beach, Lincoln Road Mall is South Florida’s premier outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. This mile long, pedestrian-only promenade boasts a happening street scene with throngs of local and out-of-town visitors, excellent shopping, and terrific dining options. Lincoln Road is lined with mostly mainstream clothing stores and many more. |