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Bayside Marketplace is reachable by the MetroMover to College-Bayside station. There is shopping, dining, and special boat tours of surrounding islands, including the island where celebrities live.
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* <do name="Gusman Center for the Performing Arts" alt="" address="174 E Flagler St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 305 374-2444" tollfree="" email="" fax="+1 305 374-0303" url="http://www.gusmancenter.org/" hours="" price="">Located just down the street from Bayfront Park, the Gusman Center features the magnificent Olympia Theatre, built in 1926 as a silent movie palace. Today, the theatre is home to the '''Miami Lyric Opera''' [http://www.miamilyricopera.org/], which performs some of the most famous operas in the Italian and French repertoires. The theater is also available for private events.</do>
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*<do name="Daysail and Sunset Sailing Trips" alt="" address="555 NE 15th st #200" directions="" phone="561-281-2689" url="http://island-dreamer.com/daysail.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Take a day or evening sailing trip around Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay.</do>
 
*<do name="Daysail and Sunset Sailing Trips" alt="" address="555 NE 15th st #200" directions="" phone="561-281-2689" url="http://island-dreamer.com/daysail.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Take a day or evening sailing trip around Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay.</do>
 
*<do name="Miami Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters" alt="" address="10800 Collins Avenue" directions="Collins at Haulover Beach Marina" phone="305-490-0049" url="http://www.yachtchartersinmiami.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fun and affordable Miami boat rentals and yacht charters. Enjoy Miami from the water - charter a yacht today! Visit website for online specials including a free jet ski or free hour on select vessels. Half day and full day yacht charters available. </do>
 
*<do name="Miami Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters" alt="" address="10800 Collins Avenue" directions="Collins at Haulover Beach Marina" phone="305-490-0049" url="http://www.yachtchartersinmiami.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fun and affordable Miami boat rentals and yacht charters. Enjoy Miami from the water - charter a yacht today! Visit website for online specials including a free jet ski or free hour on select vessels. Half day and full day yacht charters available. </do>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:47, 5 August 2013

The "Central Business District" is the heart of Miami. By day there's plenty of activity as lawyers and bankers in suits share the sidewalks with Latino merchants wearing open-neck, intricately embroidered shirts called guayaberas. But it gets pretty quiet when all the merchants close up Miami shops for the night.

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Get in

The Metrorail has stops throughout Miami as well as Miami-Dade County with connections to Tri-Rail to Miami International Airport, all Miami-Dade County bus lines, Tri-Rail and Amtrak. The main bus station in downtown is located in Uptown, in the Omni.

Get around

Public Transportation in the downtown area is used more than in any other part of Miami and is a vital part of downtown life. The Metromover free of charge train system runs 3 lines through downtown (the downtown loop, the Omni loop, and the Brickell loop), and the Metrorail, Miami-Dade County's heavy rail system, makes 3 stops in the downtown area at the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Station, Government Center Station, and the Brickell Station.

See

  • Downtown Miami Historic District, (Bounded by Miami Ct, N 3rd St, W 3rd Ave, and S 2nd St). In the very heart of Downtown Miami lies the Downtown Miami Historic District, a collection of some 60 historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the buildings were built during the Florida land boom of the 1920s, although a few pre-1920 pioneer homes remain. (25° 46′ 28.85″ N,80° 11′ 30.86″ W)
  • Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. This park has two amphitheaters (one large and a one smaller) and hosts live performances. This park also has memorials for the astronauts who perished in the Challenger spaceship accident, former president John F. Kennedy (the JFK Torch of Friendship), and a fountain dedicated to Claude Pepper, a distinguished US congressman.

Do

Performing arts

  • Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St, +1 305 374-2444 (fax: +1 305 374-0303), [1]. Located just down the street from Bayfront Park, the Gusman Center features the magnificent Olympia Theatre, built in 1926 as a silent movie palace. Today, the theatre is home to the Miami Lyric Opera [2], which performs some of the most famous operas in the Italian and French repertoires. The theater is also available for private events.

Boat tours and rentals

  • Daysail and Sunset Sailing Trips, 555 NE 15th st #200, 561-281-2689, [3]. Take a day or evening sailing trip around Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay.
  • Miami Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters, 10800 Collins Avenue (Collins at Haulover Beach Marina), 305-490-0049, [4]. Fun and affordable Miami boat rentals and yacht charters. Enjoy Miami from the water - charter a yacht today! Visit website for online specials including a free jet ski or free hour on select vessels. Half day and full day yacht charters available.

Buy

  • Buchwald Jewelers, 36 N.E. 1st street, suite 123, 305-373-love, [5]. 10-5. The third largest jewelry building in th U.S. over 100 jewelry stores under one roof.
  • Acero316, Inc, 36 NE 1st Street #622 (Sixth Floor) (Seybold Building), 786-494-0096, [6]. 9-5. A jeweler known for their wholesale prices.

Eat

  • Sabor a Peru, 2923 Biscayne Blvd, (305) 573-9637, [7]. This place may appear to be a small hole in the wall restaurant but it is extremely well maintained and upkept and usually has a short wait for a table. They also offer take out and delivery. This venue is very popular. If you haven't tried Peruvian food before you must order the Ceviche (Fish/Seafood) and the Lomo Saltado (Beef).


Drink

Sleep

  • InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. (http://www.icmiamihotel.com) 5 Star hotel. A Modern downtown hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay, adjacent to Bayside Marketplace, in the heart of Miami Florida. 641 newly redecorated rooms and 34 suites, offering views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. 66,000 square feet of meeting space, including 30 meeting and conference rooms.
  • Hotel Urbano, 2500 Brickell Ave, [8]. 3 Star boutique style hotel near South Beach.
  • Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, 305-374-3900, [9]. This hotel sits on Biscayne Bay and is centrally located in relationship to South Beach, American Airlines Arena, Bicentennial Park, Midtown, and the Design District. All of the rooms offer some sort of view of the bay with a balcony. This hotel sits East of Biscayne Blvd which is very important since the area west of Biscayne Blvd is a little sketchy. It is under $10 to take a cab to South Beach as well as Port of Miami and the other venues listed above. The hotel is also close to many restaurants that are walking distance or provide delivery.
  • Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Avenue, (305) 592-2000, [10]. A resort offering hotel guestrooms and suites, championship golf, spa services, dining establishments and event facilities.


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