Miami International Airport is 6 miles west of the city.
A cab from the airport should cost around $24, or you can take one of the 24-hour SuperShuttle minivans, which will deliver you to any address in Miami for $9-15
(tel 305/871-2000, ).
From the airport, take the #7 Metrobus to downtown, a trip of 30 minutes or so ($1.25, exact fare required its available every 40min
Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 7am-7pm)
or the 'J' Metrobus ($1.25 plus a 25¢ surcharge to South Beach; every 30min daily 5.30am-11.30pm) to Miami Beach farther on.
If you arrive late at night, the Airport Owl shuttle runs in a loop through South Beach, downtown and back to the airport ($1.25; once hourly, 11.50pm-5.50am).
Greyhound's Miami West station is a short cab ride from the airport, while the other major terminal is downtown at 100 W 6th St
. The Amtrak station, 8303 NW 37th Ave, is 7 miles northwest. To get downtown or to Coconut Grove or Coral Gables from here, take Metrobus #L to the Metrorail, eight blocks away.
Latin American Art Museum
The Museum is located on Calle Ocho's (8th Street's) Art Walk at 2206 SW 8th Street. It is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
There is a large population of spanish-speaking people in Miami. Sometimes you will find it difficult to communicate because some don't speak english at all. I recommend to bring along your diccionario de español!!!
American Airlines Arena
American AIrlines Arena is right by Bayside and Miamarina. In addition to being the home of the Miami Heat (which I understand is a basketball team), they also have a lot of concerts there.
While we were there in March there were two Miami Heat games, a Britney Spears concert and Disney on Ice.
Miami is a really great place....
Miami is a really great place. It does have a high crime rate in certain places, but that shouldn't be a problem with common sense. The Metro Zoo is very good. Also , if you have time, check out Vizcaya Mansion-a match for many of the best grand homes of Europe and else where. There are some good museums in Miami too. Take your pick.