Florida Gold Coast
Florida Gold Coast is a region along the Atlantic coast of southern Florida in the United States of America. It consists of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. Miami is undergoing a massive building boom and its skyline currently ranks third in the U.S. behind New York City and Chicago. The Miami area has over 80 highrise towers under construction, such as the Biscayne Wall in Downtown Miami, and a row of skyscrapers being built along the west side of Biscayne Boulevard. Miami currently has the five tallest skyscrapers in the state of Florida with the tallest being the Four Seasons Hotel & Tower.
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English is the de facto national language of the United States, and it would be difficult to navigate the Florida Gold Coast without at least some grasp of the language. However, Spanish, and to a lesser extent Haitian Creole, is also commonly spoken, particularly in the Miami area. In fact, there are some parts of the region where English speakers may well encounter more communication problems than Spanish speakers.
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 By plane
Miami International Airport , or MIA, is the primary airport serving the South Florida area. Located approximately eight miles northwest of downtown Miami, it has domestic passenger flights as well as flights to Europe and Latin America. It is connected to destinations throughout the Gold Coast region by the Miami Metrorail, the Tri-Rail, and Greyhound bus lines.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport , or FLL, is Broward County's largest airport. It is three miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles north of Miami. Like MIA, it can handle domestic or international flights.
Palm Beach International Airport , or PBIA, is located in the city of West Palm Beach. It is a much smaller airport than MIA or FLL, but it, too, can handle both domestic and international flights.
 By train
Amtrak  operates several stations in the Gold Coast region. The service runs three train routes in South Florida, the Silver Meteor, Silver Star and Palmetto. The Silver Meteor runs from New York to Miami via the Northeast Corridor, connecting the region with destinations such as Washington, DC, Richmond, Charleston, Savannah, and Orlando. The Silver Star runs much of the same route, but runs further west in the Carolinas and Florida, serving destinations such as Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina and Tampa.
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Greyhound operates several stations in the Gold Coast region, including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
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Interstate 95 is a major interstate that runs north-south through the Florida Gold Coast, beginning in downtown Miami. It then goes north along the U.S. East Coast as far as Maine. It is usually the most efficient way to travel between cities on the Gold Coast; however, during rush hour, traffic can be a nightmare. Interstate 75 begins in southwest Broward County and connects the region to the Florida Gulf Coast, West-Central Florida, and cities like Louisville, Dayton, and Detroit. Interstate 595 connects the two major interstates around the Fort Lauderdale airport area.
The Florida Turnpike, a toll road, runs mostly parallel to I-95 throughout the Gulf Coast; it later turns west and connects the region with the Orlando area, before merging with I-75 just south of Ocala. Keep in mind that the Sunpass prepaid tolls system is being implemented, and some exits near Miami no longer accept cash tolls. However, this should not be an issue for most visitors.
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Please note that this list does not include "honorary consoles", that a few of the following may not provide all consulate services (ie. passports, national ID cards), and that some websites are only available in spanish.
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