Miami By The Sea. Miami is a city with water all around; from Miami Beach to Biscayne Boulevard; Key Biscayne to the Keys.
There are many places you can visit with by boat, rather than by car. You have the options of excellent tours of Biscayne Bay. Boat tours can guide you from South Beach to North Miami Beach, Star Island, Monument Island, Haulover Beach, even Oleta River State Park.
Dining by the water is also a unique experience, made easy by boat docks and marinas located through Miami.
It grew out of a vacant lot, and in the 1920s, it became a vacation destination. In the ‘80s, crime and drug trafficking brought difficult time to Miami Beach, but after being immortalized by the TV series Miami Vice, it was reborn as a city of global reverence.
Miami Beach, the resort city located along the white sandy coast of South Florida, celebrated its 100th anniversary this past week.
Associated with palm trees and elegant hotels, Miami Beach is part of the metropolitan area that makes up Miami-Dade County, which some call the “gateway” to Latin America. Miami Beach’s most famous avenue, Ocean Drive, is the epicenter of the city’s nightlife.
In the 1920s, the resorts experienced their first period of splendor. Miami Beach was home to five world renowned casinos. 927 Jefferson Suites was one of the first buildings constructed in the area. The Mediterranean inspired property was built in 1924, and has withstood the test of time. 1929 brought along the Great Depression, causing turmoil for the entire nation, but 927 Jefferson Suites continued hosting prominent guests from the art world. Miami Beach managed to escape the Depression with minimal impact, thus sparking the golden age of Art Deco architecture that Miami Beach has now become famous for. The 1960s brought another construction boom to the City of Miami Beach, commencing the decade with the most iconic hotel on the beach, The Fontainebleau.
The ‘80s brought a downfall to Miami Beach, mostly caused by drug trafficking, crime, and corruption. Miami Beach was able to bounce back with the aid of Latin American immigrants who now call Miami Beach their home. The City of Miami Beach is once again a sought after tourist destination, which prides itself on diversity and cultural growth.
Non-Stop Action in Miami Beach.There’s never a dull moment in Miami. This week started off with parties and events right on the beach, celebrating Miami Beach’s centennial anniversary. Once one party is over, another begins. As the centennial celebration come to an end, Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference take over. This weekend of non-stop partying attracts a lively crowd to Miami.
April is fast approaching, and with it comes Miami Sports Month. For the entirety of the month, the greater Miami area will play host to world class sporting events, as well as offer local seminars throughout the city. Along with the opening of the baseball season for the Miami Marlins, and the culmination of the Miami Heat’s season, Miami will host the Miami Beach World Cup of Polo. This event will draw competitors and spectators from across the world, to experience the beautiful game of polo be played on the white sand beaches of Miami Beach. You can catch an exciting polo match April 23rd-25th. Biscayne Bay will be the home of this year’s Swim Miami event. Swim Miami is ranked by the World Open Water Swimming Association as one of America’s Top 100 Open Water Swims. The swim will take place April 19th at the Miami Yacht Club.
Biscayne Bay offers locals and visitor many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. You can kayak, hike, picnic, or sight see at one of Miami’s wonderful parks. You can take guided tours, or explore on your own at Oleta River State Park and Matheson Hammocks Park.
One of the very few downfalls that you may encounter visiting Miami is the public transportation, or lack thereof. Here at Rent4Days Miami, we recommend staying close to the action, so you won’t waste any of your valuable time commuting.
Another awesome architect contributing to Miami as a beautiful city is Bernardino Fort Brescia, he was born in Lima, well known worldwide because of his architecture, plenty of awards. He’s a founding principal of Architectonica. Most relevant work he’s done in Miami is AmericanAirlines Arena 1999. Some of his designs in Miami are:
SLS Brickell- luxury, luxury and more luxury;
SkyriseMiami in Coconut Grove;
Port of Miami tunnel getaways: big improvement of Miami transportation;
Brickell heights: glamorous and sophisticated:
One Brickell city center, Icon Bay, Hyde Midtown, Parasio Bay;
Chateau Ocean, exclusivity in front of the BeachBath club estates- recovering lifestyle from 1926Resorts world Miami;
All these buildings are not just a place, you have to experience them, it’s a mixture of different feelings so Miami is like a big museum of art.
This newly renovated 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom apartment with spacious living room, a big and sunny terrace and modern kitchen provides perfect experience in Altos del Mar beach. It Accommodates up to 6 guests in 2 double beds and double sofa bed. There is a lot of free Parking space right in front of the building. It is an amazing district with lots of restaurants, hottest bars and shops, in walking distance and most famous shopping center – Bal Harbour. Excellent location in a quiet area of Miami Beach, steps away from the white sandy beach Altos del Mar; 20 minutes away from Aventura Mall and, only a short drive from the charming cafés and multi-cultural delights of South Beach. Very close to convenient stores: CVS, Walgreens, Publix.
It’s like a not written rule, everyone still get too dazed and excited as soon as the month of December comes with all the Holidays and main of them is Christmas. Everything is perceived in a different way and became more fascinating. Well, Madrid makes no exception to this rule. The city gets completely transformed during the holidays and you can really breathe and feel the Christmas spirit. Usually, this “only once a year” atmosphere in the city kicks off with the opening of its Christmas market in Plaza Mayor, although other Christmas-related activities takes place all over Madrid. You’ll find nativity scenes, the famous three Kings procession, shopping, concerts, special food and the unavoidable light shows.
So as a traveler, how can you join in the festivities? Walk at night along the Gran Vía to see the special light displays is a good starting point, ice skating at Retiro Park, have a late night drink at the Mercado de San Antón (open until 12 a.m.), visit the various nativity scenes at the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral and eat the 12 grapes, one grape at a time, (making a wish) with each stroke of midnight in Puerta del Sol. Beyond that, one of the essential activities associated with Christmas is participating to the “Lotería de Navidad”. Almost 75 percent of the population participates in this 200-year-old grand lottery. According to the rumors, the most gambled number of this year (for some remote reason) is 14 and we are pretty sure that everyone in Spain will be in front of the TV on the day of the drawing.
These celebrations manage to spread to every corner of the city as millions of foreigners and locals alike come together to celebrate one of the most wonderful and joyous times of the year with great food and great drinks, because we all know that, Christmas is definitely a time for food. Spaniards usually eat sea food on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s. The reason of this menu originates in the idea of celebrating with an expensive and unconventional meal. Normally a good holyday’s season menu includes crab, lobster and oysters. If in other countries after food people eat the desserts, in Spain people take “turrones” (nougat) and “mazapanes” (marzipan) for dessert. The Spanish nougat is not like the one known in America, UK or Eastern Europe. This is made with almonds, honey and sugar. There is a very impressible variety of nougat in Spain, but the most popular are: Jijona and Alicante. Jijona or Xixona nougat is soft made out of almond’s paste and honey. Alicante nougat is crunchy and made of whole almonds and nougat candy. There are also different flavors of nougat with chocolate, toffee, coffee, yogurt, fruits and liquors.
Well beyond all the advice, the most important, just try to have fun and celebrate at your best.
A great shopping shopping night in Barcelona is coming soon on the 4th of December! If in past edition Shopping Night Barcelona had transformed Passeig de Gracia into a great opera house, this year the famous commercial street of Barcelona will be converted into a little Hollywood of the fifty’s. The 5th edition of the gala shopping event has the golden age of Hollywood as central theme, so the choice of the actress Sophia Loren as poster image seems absolutely adequate.
Classics silent films will be projected in Salvador Espriu gardens and some live acts and performances will be staged in the adjoining streets during shopping night in Barcelona. Now the most relevant information: there will be no traffic during the event so shoppers can walk anywhere on the Passeig de Gracia and the normal opening hour of the shops of the Eixample district will be extended until 01:00 for the occasion.
If you are going to visit shopping night in Barcelona I would recommend you this apartment calls Urgell.
The apartment is on Diputació Street, a safe, quiet street with many restaurants, supermarkets and banks nearby. It is located between two of Barcelona’s main attractions, ten minutes walking from Plaza Catalunya and Plaza España. Public transport connections in the area are also excellent. The apartment is very close to a Aerobus stop (Urgell): direct bus from Barcelona airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Barcelona’s city center, every 5 minutes, 365 days a year. This apartment is ideal for groups or a large family.
Comme chaque mois, nous avons sélectionné un appartement pour vous aider dans vos recherches de logement sur Barcelone. Ce mois-ci, l’appartement choisi est ” Central Black & White” !
Cet appartement climatisé et naturellement éclairé est situé en plein cœur de Barcelone, tout près de “Las Ramblas” et de la “Plaza Catalunya”. Grâce au métro très proche, vous pourrez vous rendre à la plage en une vingtaine de minutes, et dans de nombreux sites touristiques très facilement.
L’appartement est idéal pour une famille de 3 à 4 enfants. En effet, il compte 3 chambres dont une matrimoniale, et peut accueillir jusqu’à 6 personnes dans son lit double confortable et ses 4 lits simples.
Le salon, chaleureux, comporte un canapé confortable, dans lequel vous pourrez profiter de la télévision après une longue journée de visite, et du wifi si vous en faites la demande.
La cuisine est totalement aménagée, avec le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour, et est également équipée d’une machine à laver.
L’appartement se démarque des autres par sa terrasse, sur laquelle vous pourrez aussi bien profiter d’un petit déjeuner au soleil que d’un dîner en famille.
capacité 6 personnes
3 chambres avec 1 lit double et 4 lits simples 1 salle-de-bain superficie: 70m²
The Madrid Carnivalstarts on Saturday 1 of March. Even though, all celebrations and costumes party started on Thursday 27th of February. This year the variety and creativity of the costumes and colors is impressive.
This year’s Parade is paying tribute to all the amazing and genius painters. Celebrating ‘El Greco’ and the 400th anniversary of his death, his most famous gentleman, waves us at the carnival poster for these dates.
Right next to ‘El Greco’ we’ll have great genius entertaining us, from the ferocious creature of ‘El Bosco’ and the famous ‘Meninas’ who will be dancing and prancing out of the amazing painting of Velazquez.
This is the program you need to follow if you don’t want to miss any detail of the carnival:
On Saturday March 1st, it’s the beginning of all the fun that the carnival brings to Madrid with all the costumes, colors, spark and creativity of all the organizers and participants of the carnival show during the opening.
The parade will start at 19:30 from the Retiro Park (entrance of the O’Donnell Street) until the Cibeles fountain. Starting with the performance and route of the theater company Morboria, representing the times of the Austrians or the Habsburgsjust like if they came out of one of ‘El Greco’ paintings.
At 21:00 the Sinfonity group (the first electronic guitar symphonic orchestra of the world) will have a piro-musical concert with fireworks under the direction of Ricardo Caballer.
On Sunday March 2nd
At 12:00 would be the seventh encounter of the Murgas and Chiringotas. Presentent by Praxedes ‘Murguero Mayor de Madrid’ at the Plaza de la Villa.
18:00 the funeral of the Sadirne. The Alegre brotherhood at the San Antonio de la Florida Plaza, pasing through the Manzanares Bridge ending at the Plaza de las Moreras of Casa de Campo. Place where the Sardine will be next to a bonfire where it will burn the bad acts and thoughts until next year.
Come and enjoy the festivities with us. And if you don’t feel like following the activities, just enjoy the party and the festivities of this wonderful city while it dresses and lots of color.
Enjoy your stay in the amazing city of Madrid.
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