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Romantic Flight Experience over Miami
"Great opportunity to see Downtown Miami and magnificent surroundings. You'll be able to check out many famous and historical places from a complete different perspective. Cruising over the west side of Biscayne Bay straight to the heart of Miami makes th Haulover and Golden Beach Bal Harbour and North Miami Beach Turnberry Isle and Hillcrest Golf Courses Oleta River State Park FIU Biscayne Campus Aventura Mall Sun Life Stadium – Home of Miami Dolphins Hibiscus Island Palm Island Venetian Island & Belle Isle Golden Glades Interchange Calder Casino & Race Course Port of Miami Key Biscayne American Airlines Arena Miami Seaquarium Virginia Ke""A private airplane tour over Miami with a loved one is definitely an experience of a lifetime. This romantic flight may be one of the best things to do in Miami. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience here is a great opportunity. There is no btitle=Highlights&1=40-minute+romantic+sightseeing+flight+over+Miami&2=Choose+your+own+morning%2C+afternoon+or+evening+start+time&3=Scenic+and+unique+private+guided+air+tour+with+a+professional+pilot&4=Perfect+for+couples+looking+for+a+special+excursion&5=
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Sunset Air Tour over Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale
"For the ultimate view of South Florida this route is the most thrilling experience you to get. This is one in a lifetime special moment indeed the most grand tour you can find. Experience a spectacular airplane ride to enjoy the best of south Florida from a panoramic view. This tour provides awesome visuals of Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach like you never seen before. Joint us on this a Haulover and Golden Beach Bal Harbour and North Miami Beach Turnberry Isle and Hillcrest Golf Courses Oleta River State Park FIU Biscayne Campus Aventura Mall Sun Life Stadium – Home of Miami Dolphins Hibiscus Island Palm Island Venetian Island & Belle Isle Golden Glades Interchange Calder Casino & Race Course Port of Miami Key Biscayne American Airlines Arena Miami Seaquarium Virginia Ke Miami and Key Biscayne experience Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Downtown Ft Lauderdale Beach & Beach Park Las Olas Beach Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Galleria Mall Harbor Isles of Ft. La""
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The Grand Miami Air Tour
"The hour-long Grand Miami Air Tour includes 360-degree views of the following Miami highlights:A spectacular aerial view of over 20 miles of beaches including: Halendale Haulover North Miami Miami and South Beach South Beach's historic and popular Art Deco District and Ocean Drive The famous Fontainbleu Hotel Glide over Miami's pristine Biscayne Bay and her beautifully restored lighthouse on the southernmost tip museum and gardens The luxurious Brickell Key The famous Venetian causeway and her islands The spectacular multi-million dollar ocean front homes on Star Island where J. Lo and other celebrities go to escape Glide over"""See all the 'must-see' sights in Miami on this 60-minute fully guided Grand Air Tour. If you're amazed by the spectacular aerial views of Miami and her beaches as seen on the popular television show ""CSI Miami""
From $165.00

Vizcaya Mansion Tips (18)

Vizcaya Mansion

What a beautiful place! The outdoor landscape is just unbelievable! You must see this place. Easy to get to on the metro system. There is a walking bridge over the highway which makes it quite safe to walk to.

The home was the project of James Deering who lived at the mansion from 1916 to 1925. Yes, that is a short time but he died. He only lived at the mansion during the winter months. A hurricane devastated to mansion in 1926. Much more history about the mansion is listed on it's website. Today the mansion is owned by the County of Miami-Dade.

See more pics on my travelogue, Vizcaya Mansion.

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GracesTrips
May 04, 2015

vizcaya

vizcaya is a very interesting place to visit when in miami. it was the winter home of james deering who was the vice president of the international harvester company in the early 20th century. vizcaya was built between 1914 and 1916. the building and gardens were inspired by italian renaissance villas that deering had visited in italy. the villa was designed by burrall hoffman. most of the decorative elements and furniture were imported from europe. the construction of vizcaya required almost 10% of the population of miami at the time. a worthwhile place to visit when in miami.

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doug48
Sep 12, 2011

vizcaya gardens

one of the highlights of a visit to vizcaya is it's beautiful gardens. designed by diego suarez the gardens are built in various levels and are accented by coral stone walls and statues. a must see area when visiting the villa of vizcaya.

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doug48
Oct 02, 2009

Vizcaya - Photographer Unfriendly

I visited Vizcaya when we lived in Key West with the antique car club. We had the cars on display in the courtyard (toward the street) for some kind of festival. I toured the house at that time and took pictures (two of which are included)

We went back this past visit and no photography was permitted inside the mansion - not even by professional photographers. So I took some pictures through the window.

I thought perhaps I could buy a picture of the things I wanted to record, but what I really wanted was a weather vane which showed the speed and direction of the wind inside the room, and I could not find that in any photos or postcards.

Professional photographers pay a whooping fee just to take photos outside.

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grandmaR
Aug 27, 2008
 
 
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stone barge

a very interesting thing to see at the vizcaya villa is the stone barge. this "barge" is sculpted from coral stone as a breakwater to protect boats visiting the villa. the stone barge is modeled after the barge of the doges of venice. the sculptures on the barge were made by a. stirling calder. a very impressive site at the villa of vizcaya.

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doug48
Oct 24, 2006

Historical Viscaya Mansion

Beautiful Viscaya Mansion and early home of James Deering, the early 20th Century industrialist.
Mansion is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains overlooking the bay of Miami.
Christmas and holidays are a special time to see the Mansion which is beautifully furnished with antique and European furniture.
Queen Elizabeth, The Pope, Presidents Clinton, Reagan have all been guests at Viscaya having hosted meetings and events within its walls.

If you're a plant enthusiast, behind the magnificent coral rock walls sit over 30 acres of beautiful gardens including many a collector's plants by Mr. Deering.

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Homanded
Aug 04, 2006

Viscaya

Viscaya is a beautiful old mansion on the bay that is now open to the public. It was originally the summer home of John Deering, (Deering tractor ) The gardens are great, and there is even a maze garden, but it's too short to actually get lost in. All of this is set against a tropical, waterfront view with a stone dock that is shaped like a large boat, and a really pretty gazebo. Viscaya is very close to Key Biscayne, downtown Miami and Coconut Grove, and is worth seeing.

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Katmosphere
Jan 06, 2005

Villa Vizcaya

The Vizcaya Mansion and formal Italian Gardens. Built between 1914 and 1916 in the Italian reneissance style, it employed ten percent of Miami's population during it's construction. I know I said I would not post obvious tourist places but I have received questions about the place so here it is.
Very pretty Italian formal gardens. Beautiful mansion at the ocean's edge. A good photo opportunity. If you do not wish to visit the mansion,tell the guy in the ticket boothyou just want to take pictures of the gardens and sometimes they just let you in for free, hang a right at the mansion, go straight to the Gardens.A good opportunity to compare French and Italian garden design. If you have been to the gardens in Versailles, France, you will notice the difference between the symetric and linear design of the French gardens and the ramdom and more free design of Italian gardens.

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Aug 26, 2003
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"Miami - Escape from Winter Weather"
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Museum

When you go to Miami you must go to Vizcaya museum. It´s a beautiful house that now is opened for visitors, you can be sure you´re gonna love it. It´s a huge house with a beautiful garden, and in the front you can see the ocean!!

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vero_27
Mar 31, 2003

A taste of Venice

Vizcaya is a scenic mansion built in 1916 by a certain James Deering. You'll see it in many movies (I believe Scarface...) as it is really impressive. Marble and gold are everywhere, but also the coral stones!

OrlandoBR
Feb 19, 2003

Vizcaya Museum & Garden

There are undeniably stunning gardens, complete with beautiful fountains. Out back ,
a stone gondola in the center of the docking
area acts as a breakwater , and there's a charming gazebo. Several narrow trails run through the grounds as well.

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cobrioc
Dec 02, 2002

Vizcaya Museum &Gardens

This opulent palace was built in 1916 by James Deering. It's an Italian Renaisance-syle vila used the setting for the splendid dinner party in Ace Venturic: Pet Detective and filed with 15th century furniture and decorative arts.

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Dec 02, 2002

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