Miscelaneous, Miami

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  • Miami Beach looking south from 96th Street
    Miami Beach looking south from 96th...
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  • beach in front of building where my friend lives
    beach in front of building where my...
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  • Night view towards downtown in the far distance
    Night view towards downtown in the far...
    by schurlif
  • Miami Duck Tour

    by cristinacfurio Written Apr 3, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Most Exciting Way To Tour The Magic City of Miami! 90-Minute Land & Sea Adventure. Now departing from South Beach (1665 Washington Avenue - located between Lincoln Road and 17th Street), our amphibious vehicles tour famous Miami landmarks before a dramatic "SPLASH DOWN" into beautiful Biscayne Bay for a close up look at the many homes of the "Rich & Famous" on Star Island.

    1665 Washington Ave.
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

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  • The best "urban picnic" place

    by cristinacfurio Written Apr 3, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Located in the heart of the Design District, the Rainforest Garden Lounge offers a unique and romantic environment surrounded by flowering bushes and towering bamboos. You can relax on their cushioned couches and tall stools with tables while feeling in the wilderness. The city of Miami offers a variety of art, this architectural masterpiece by Enzo Enea is a copper-color box which finely adds to the style of the surrounding historic Moore building and to the rest of the Miami Design District. At Rainforest Garden Lounge, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and the delights of the chefs while feeling in the jungle. This is definitely one of the things to do in Miami.

    Rainforest Garden Lounge
    NE 40th Street and Second Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137

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    • Hiking and Walking

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  • Old Rickenacker Causeway Bridge

    by cristinacfurio Written Apr 3, 2009

    Favorite thing: La mejor atracción económica en Miami, turismo en Miami
    Una caminata por el puente Old Rickenacker Causeway

    El puente Old Rickenbacker Causeway, que enlaza Virginia Key con el continente mantiene unido todo el caos de la ciudad de Miami. Aquí puede ver la gran variedad de cosas que conviven en la ciudad, desde los pescadores alineados con sus cañas en el borde del muelle hasta las aves salvajes que abundan por toda la zona. El antiguo puente ofrece las mejores vistas de la ciudad de Miami.

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    • Cruise

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    two days after a cruise, where to stay

    by cochinjew Written Feb 8, 2009

    Favorite thing: Unfortunately, Miami and FLL are not practical in terms of budget travelling. Taxi from the seaport would set you back a sum. if you are coming into FLL it is better to go somewhere near FLL.. Hollywood Beach is a good option, right on the beach, lots of places to eat and you MIGHT be able to get a place to stay around 80 usd?
    Hollywood beach is fairly close to FLL airport so that would be an advantage as well. I have stayed in that part many times, and there are reasonable places to eat along the broadwalk: mexican, turkish, vegetarian, organic, middle eastern and even american!
    All the best to you..

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    by Homanded Written Aug 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends in November.
    Everyone seems concerned with hurricanes and hurricane season when coming to Florida.
    It is a fact of life for us, one we're not happy with but grow accustomed to - altough the surge of anxiety certainly runs through our veins each time even a slight disturbance is spotted thousands of miles away, just off the coast of Africa and the local channels jump on it covering it's ever so sloooooow track towards the coastline of the USA.

    Hurricanes are divided into 5 categories: Cat 1 with winds of 74 - 95 MPH. No real damage expected (although Wilma last year was reputed to be a Cat 1 and anyone watching the coverage will agree that, next to Andrew, the change in Miami's landscape had never been greater).

    Cat 2 with winds of 96 - 110 mph. Storm surges usually 6 - 8 feet (storm surges often cause the largest amounts of death in low lying areas). Roofing material starts to fly off, doors and windows may implode. Signs and mobile homes start to suffer damage. Alot more trees down.
    Cat 3 with winds of 111 - 130 mph. Structural damage is now pretty well assured, specially in poorly constructed homes. Utility buildings, larger trees blown down and mobile homes suffering large amounts of damage.

    Fondest memory: Cat 4 with winds of 131 - 155 mph. Hurricane Katrina was a 4 (downgraded after a brief stint as a 5). Storm surge now up to 18 ft of water! Walls begin to fail in buildings and complete roofs blown off. Most street signs, large signs such as gas stations, grocery stores, shopping centers are blown away. Anything not tied down becomes a high powered flying projectile.
    3 - 6 hours before hurricane actually arrives, any escape routes may be cut off due to heavy rains, storms and gusty winds. Major damage to buildings and homes.
    Cat 5 with winds of 155mph or greater - HURRICANE ANDREW...
    Anyone having seen or being familiiar with Miami Dade County during Hurricane Andrew will tell you that it is total catastrophic.
    Complete roof failure, buildings blown out, mass destruction and great loss of life are all possibilities.
    Almost all trees, shrubs and signs are totally stripped and blown down. To awaken to the aftermath of a sustained Cat 5 hurricane is to gaze upon a changed landscape, unrecognizable and seemingly out of an atomic bomb blast.
    Although seemingly "cool" when watching it on TV, it is guaranteed to be the scariest moment of your life as you listen to your house fall apart around you, not knowing when it will end.

    In case of a hurricane advisory, keep tuned to local news casts and weather alerts.
    In case of a mandatory evacuation, designed to get the tourists out of harm's way, please don't be curious or brave. Heed the local expert's advice and evacuate!
    Any tourist having to spend part of their vacation cooped up in a hot, uncomfortable shelter then again, days after storm has passed, without electric, food or water will tell you it was NOT the highlight of their trip!

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    Cross any street corner in...

    by la_beba Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: Cross any street corner in Miami and you're likely to hear the language and music of many cultures; dine in its restaurants and take a mini tour of the world. Although this sophisticated destination boasts miles of wide sandy beaches, Miami offers much more. You can have a cup of cafe con leche in Little Havana, Miami's Cuban community; stroll past art deco architecture in the city's South Beach district (dubbed SoBe); explore trendy Coconut Grove; visit attractions such as the Miami Seaquarium and the Miami Metrozoo, or take a cruise from the 'Cruise Capital of the World.' After sundown, you'll find entertainment so varied you'd have to live here yearround to see it all. Head south of Miami to visit the legendary Florida Keys. These tiny islands, strung together first by nature, next by Henry Flagler's railroad and more recently by The Overseas Highway, seem to be in a time zone and attitude all their own. Jimmy Buffet said it best when he sang, 'changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.' You will find your worries disappear as you cruise U.S. 1, with its huge expanses of blue-green water, certainly one of the most scenic drives in the nation.

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    When you're here, act like you...

    by SmoothCV Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When you're here, act like you live here and you'll get a better deal on alomst everything. If you're a girl you'll get into just about every where for free, but if you're a guy bring cash and time to wait in lines ....

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  • Miami is a great place to...

    by claudiaprill Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Miami is a great place to relax. If you like the beach and going out every night this is the place to be.

    Fondest memory: The sunsets in Miami are unbelivable...
    If you are on afternoon (around 6PM) in Miami Beach visiting the Art Deco Distric please take some minutes to cross Ocean Drive Av., go the beach, sit in the warm sand, and stay there contemplaining the sunset. It will be one of those picture moments that you probably won't forget. A Kodak moment...

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    Okay so I couldn't help but...

    by donovanel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Okay so I couldn't help but include a little tidbit about the cruise...the pic is of the guys from Naples (Florida) that we met the first day and hung out with most of the cruise.

    Fondest memory: Will always laugh about the crappy weather...being chased by speedo guys...partying with the Naples guys...mini me...the slide and QT in the hot tub...cashing out on 50 cents...sneaking margaritas and vodka...the walk from hell to McDonalds and that damn flower...singing on stage with the band...Sweet Home Alabama...Hugger spanking the lead singer...BAD GIRL, MORE MORE!...the body shots...Carlos and Charlies (but do I actually remember??)...CUTIE PATOOTIE!...that damn wind on the top deck...whatever made me think I could squat 160 pounds?...it's all a blur that I would love to do again!!

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  • Take a visit to:Graves Museum...

    by S_J_Miller Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a visit to:
    Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History

    481 South Federal Highway

    Dania, Florida 33004


    Tuesday- Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

    Saturday 10am - 6pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

    Closed Mondays

    This museum is AWESOME!!!

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  • Llegué a Miami, en Abril del...

    by Juanjo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Llegué a Miami, en Abril del 99. Cuándo comenzamos a aproximarnos en avión, sinceramente me quedé impresionado. Desde el aire se apreciaba un desarrollo frenético de la zona. Grandes avenidas perfectamente dibujadas. Aguas tranquilas y cristalinas. Cientos de canales por los que navegaban miles de yates, barcos, etc.

    Fondest memory: Cuidado con 'The Town', el centro finaciero de día, y el centro de la delincuencia de noche. Miami beach, toda una pasada.

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    Miami Beach Bal Harbour Area

    by schurlif Updated Feb 19, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Try to spend some time in this area, full of shops, restaurant, malls and very chic......

    Here just a few views of the area from above and the beach......


    Fondest memory: The seagulls on the beach.......

    Miami Beach looking south from 96th Street On my friend's apartment's balcony beach in front of building where my friend lives Night view towards downtown in the far distance
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