Travel to Miami:
Miami's notoriously warm weather makes it an especially popular winter destination for those wanting to escape the snow, but the beautiful beaches and waving palm trees make it a city to watch all year round.
Called the Gateway of the Americas, Miami is home to more than a thousand multinational corporations and is proud to have a lot of Latin flavor. While Miami works hard, it plays even harder, being home to a stunning array of entertainment options, from the warm beaches to the chic boutiques, nightclubs, bars and restaurants that the palm-tree-lined avenues.
Miami City Scene
South Beach, with its sherbert colored art-deco era buildings, is squeezed between First and 23rd streets are filled with great people watching by day and great entertainment by night. Learn about the historic area on the Art Deco District Tour and then stop into some of the shops on elite Collins Avenue, like Giroux for shoes and classic luxury favorites Kenneth Cole and Nicole Miller. Before heading out for the evening, dine at La Marea Restaurant, featuring not only some of the finest cuisine, but also the only view of the ocean available on Ocean Ave.
At night, check out some of South Beach's most notoriously hot nightclubs, including Nocturnal, a multi-floored party palace. Or pay tribute to the city's Latin heritage at Bongo's Cuban Cafť, the hottest Latin flavored nightclub from international superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, where you can eat, drink and dance the night away.
In Downtown Miami, you can explore a cultural whirlwind at a host of museums and exhibits. Throughout Miami, catch a glimpse of "public art," like The Miami Line. Built in 1984, the Miami Line is a neon sculpture that spans a total of 1, 540ft and can be glimpsed from various points around the city. You can also visit the South Florida Historical Museum and see exhibits featuring the history of the local area. While in downtown, grab a bite to eat at one of the area's farmer's markets or stop in to one of Miami's fusion of culture restaurants like Abokado Sushi Restaurant, which combines sushi with Latin flavors.
For more detailed information on Miami, visit our Miami Travel Guide
Epic Hotel - Our Trips of a Lifetime Luxury Hotel Partner
Imagine chartering a yacht (or bringing your own) and seeing the best of Southern Florida by land and by sea. While there are various top-flight hotels in the downtown Miami area with great amenities, rooms, and service, only one luxury hotel or resort has its own marina; and thatís Epic.
Located on the bank of the Miami River where it meets the Biscayne Bay, the Epic Hotel is the sole luxury hotel in downtown Miami that offers guests overnight moorage, direct-dock access, and marina services. The 900-linear-foot marina has slips capable of accommodating yachts up to 100 feet long.
In regard to balance, Epic is both a pet-friendly and a kid-friendly resort, with various activities for children from toddlers to teens. There also is a killer bar and lounge by the pool on the 16th floor, which has already received very favorable media attention for its size, scope and breathtaking view. This new luxury hotel is attracting attention magnetically to various types of travelers, ranging from families to couples to singles and business travelers.
Its mixture of lavish creature comforts and amenities along with an ideal location is making it irresistible to all comers. With easy access to Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Bal Harbour, and Fisher Island, the finest in dining, upscale shopping and day or after-dark activities are endless.
From boat shows to upscale boutiques to seafood festivals to professional sports events, the Miami social calendar is plentiful with year-round rousing activities. Upcoming events include the Everglades Seafood Festival, the Miami International Boat Show,the Grand Prix of Miami and the NASDAQ 100 Open.
The InterContinental Miami is part of the esteemed chain of luxury hotels owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group.
For more information, visit www.icmiamihotel.com