Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
The Visitors Center is open 365 days a year, 24/7, full of maps, brochures and publications with discounts.
The Center is staffed Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. but remains open when staff is not there.
Location: 88 W. McIntyre St., Suite 100 Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (305) 361-5207
Visit Miami Beach – Visitors Center
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Visitors Center this facility offers a multilingual staff along with tourist and residential amenities. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Design Preservation League/Art Deco Welcome Center
This welcome center is dedicated to preserves the history of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District through tours, lectures, films, exhibits, and special events. Find unique books, posters, vintage collectibles, and souvenirs at the Official Art Deco Gift Shop.
Location: 1001 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-2014
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau hosts the Official Welcome and Visitor Center for Miami and the Beaches. Located in the heart of Miami’s business district, the GMCVB offers a one-stop shop for brochures, maps and local discounts. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: 701 Brickell Ave. Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 (305) 539-3000
Contact: Roberta Backus 305-573-9996 ext 15
2013. Greater Miami and Miami Beach…..Miami Beach is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Over three and a half million people visit Miami Beach each year. Greater Miami and the Beaches are hosts to over ten million visitors each year making tourism a critical economic factor in the county. Both cities have exciting attractions, things to do, excellent dining options and exciting nightlife. Miami Beach uses the theme of 25/7 instead of 24/7 because you need the extra hour to fit everything in.
Hotels in Miami Beach range from the 800-room Loews to the world-famous Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels to boutique Art Deco hotels such as the Raleigh, Astor, Albion, Delano, Century, Park Central, Cavalier, and Cardozo. Hotels in Miami include everything from The Ritz Carlton located on the beach in Key Biscayne to the Historic landmark of The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Whatever type of hotel or resort you are looking for you will find it in Miami and Miami Beach.
International tourists make up close to half of the visitors to Miami Beach with South America being the largest base of visitors followed by Europe.
Miami and Miami Beach are well known for their beautiful beaches, great shopping, culinary choices, sports and entertainment.
For more information about the various areas that make up Greater Miami and the Beaches and information on beaches, shopping, dining and all the attractions go the website VisitMiamiandthe Beaches.com and VisitMiamiBeach.com.
Miami Beach is known as the world’s playground. The sun, the surf, and all the excitement of the many types of entertainment, and the trendy fashion, are part of the attraction that makes Miami Beach a world class destination. The Art Deco architecture of South Beach is also extremely popular. And when you visit Miami Beach you have all of South Florida to enjoy. From the shopping mecca of Downtown Miami to Broward County’s Sawgrass Mills, you will find an amazing choice of fashion, furnishings, electronics and just about everything you can imagine.
Contact: Roberta Backus 305-573-9996 ext 15
THERE ARE LOTS OF FREE THINGS TO DO
IN MIAMI AND THE BEACHES
Miami, FL….. Little Havana’s Calle Ocho transforms into an open-air gallery with 100 artists, sculptors, and musicians filling the sidewalks with their creations and concerts. You can experience this on the last Friday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is free of charge.
Go for a Gables Art Walk along Ponce de Leon Boulevard on Coral Gables Gallery Night. On the first Friday of every month galleries keep their doors open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and provide transportation between galleries. Many of the galleries offer complimentary wine and cheese.
Miami’s up-and-coming art scene happens the second Saturday of each month, when galleries stay open until 10 p.m. in the Wynwood Art District , and the neighboring Miami Design District.
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables offers free tours of its historic grounds on Sunday afternoons at 1:30, 2:20, and 3:30 p.m. Professional storytellers will share the history of the hotel and will share the history of the famous guests who have stayed at The Biltmore.
Explore the city’s historic art deco architecture on a self-guided walking tour through South Beach. Follow 5th Street north to Dade Boulevard, and Alton Road east to the Atlantic Ocean—an area filled with more than 800 buildings exemplifying the pre-war modernism of the 1930s amidst the Deco District.
Admission is always free at Miami’s Holocaust Memorial, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The memorial site features a photographic mural and a Memorial Wall with the names of concentration camp victims.
There are many beaches that you can explore. Miami Beach has South Pointe Park , South Beach, Surfside, and Haulover Park. South Miami boasts Matheson Hammock Park Beach, while Key Biscayne and Virginia Key have three beaches offering family-friendly activities.