The tropical climate and landscape of Miami
are only a small
part of what makes this beautiful city a popular destination for visitors. The
city's cultural diversity is merely an incentive to attract all cultures and backgrounds
to join the city and feel at ease in the atmosphere in which so many people gather
to have a fun filled holiday and adventure. Nearly half of Miami's two-million-plus
population, is Hispanic, accounting for the fact that Spanish is as prevalent
as English. Miami has many Spanish offerings, for a little taste of the culture
visit Little Havana, the Latin American Art Museum, or any of the many Latin nightclubs
that liven the evening. Miami Beach is a haven for sunbathers and recreational
enthusiasts alike. As well, be certain to visit the Art Deco Neighborhood and
the Miami Metro Zoo. Miami is a non stop spectrum of dazzle and activity, where
all the excitement of ritzy living meet the serenity of one of Florida's original
vacation hot spots. Beginning as a small second-rate tourist town at the turn
of the century, Miami boomed in the 1920s and has grown and added to its diversity
ever since, thus becoming one of the most popular destinations to all travelers.
Miami was well known for its own "Little Broadway" in the 1920s and
in turn was a center for the Art Deco movement in the 30s and 40s. Miami thrived
as a military base in World War II, and has since grown to be both a Latin American
center and a sleek metropolitan community.
There are literally millions of ways to spend your time in Miami. If you enjoy
sightseeing, the Art Deco District contains over 800 buildings in this distinct
architectural style, and Ocean Drive is known for its bustling activity and
sidewalk cafes. Miami also has several unique attractions, such as the World
and U.S. Chess Hall of Fame, Imax theatre, and the Monkey jungle. Miami’s
night life is a wonderful way to spend your evenings, whether it be at the nightclubs
and restaurants or walking the downtown core to enjoy the sights. From the cultured
to the diverse and outrageous, this city is so varied and bright there is sure
to be something intriguing and fun in Miami for everyone.
Some of the attractions to visit are:
The IMAX Theatre is situated at Sunset Place and is an excellent way to relax
and have fun, providing viewers with a lot of action and excitement.
Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 134, South Miami. (305) 663-4629
Wilds of South America, Asia and Africa are shown in this jungle, monkeys are
everywhere! Diving for treats and making ones day. This is a amazon style rain
forest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys, this is a one in a lifetime chance
to be in the presence of exotic creatures. The jungle also contains one of Florida’s
richest fossil deposits. Exhibits galore, including Amazon Parrots and Madagascar.
14805 Southwest 216th Street, Miami. (305) 235-1611
World and U.S. Chess Hall of Fame
Superman’s first appearance on the comic book he was a chess piece, surprising?
Not at all, after all he is Superman! This Hall of Fame will let you in on the
world of chess history, from the beginning of time to the Old West chess……..chess
is everywhere in our lives, from the U.S. Presidents to the baseball games.
13755 Southwest 19th Avenue, Miami. (786) 242-4255