Little Havana, Coral Gables, the Art Deco District, and South Beach. Get the best of Miami and do it in your own time! This hop-on, hop-off “tour” lets you see Miami’s hot spots while boarding and disembarking at whichever stops you choose. Get on in the morning and ride around for a while, stop off for a spot of lunch in South Beach, then pick up the next bus that comes along to continue on your tour of Miami. Your will be taken care of by an expert tour guide who will brief you about the history and eccentricities of the city, while offering personalized advice regarding hot spots for dining, nightlife, sightseeing, or beach-going.
Big Bus Tours Miami regularly makes two loops: The City Loop, and The Beach Loop. Here’s a look at the highlights of each:
The City Loop
Coconut Grove is the oldest neighborhood in Miami, and is home to beautiful, palm-lined streets and traditional Florida-style residences.
Coral Gables is a separate neighborhood within Miami that is home to the University of Miami, and a wealth of popular shopping and dining spots.
Little Havana lets you get in touch with Florida’s Cuban heritage. This area is a prominent center of Latin culture, politics, and language in the region, and often is the site of parades and festivals celebrating Miami’s Latin roots.
Downtown Miami is the city’s hub, and the headquarters of many thriving businesses and international organizations. The skyline is the biggest in the state, and juxtaposes nicely with nearby beaches and natural features.
Millionaire’s Row is home to Miami’s rich and famous residents (of which there are surprisingly many), and is a great place to go star-gazing.
The Venetian Pool is a stunning manmade water feature in Coral Gables that looks like something from an Italian fairy tale. The pool was created in 1924 from a coral rock quarry, and now is home to gondolas, fountains, and a Venetian bridge.
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is a National Historic Landmark that has a rich and interesting history (including alleged hauntings) and has been featured in many films and television shows.
Vizcaya Museum is also a National Historic Landmark and houses 2,000 years worth of art and artifacts, as well as an Italian Renaissance Garden.
The Beach Loop
Macarthur Causeway is a major thoroughfare connecting downtown Miami with South Beach and Miami Beach via Biscayne Bay. The road offers unparalleled views of the water and skyline.
Miami Beach is perhaps the city’s most-visited neighborhood and boasts world-class beaches, nightlife, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities.
Washington Avenue is one of South Beach’s most famous streets, and is THE place to go for nightlife in Miami. At night, the street becomes increasingly crowded and alive with party-goers and clubbers.
Collins Avenue is a street in Miami Beach that is lined with Art Deco hotels and residences, and is home to the famous Fontainebleau Hotel. This street is also nicknamed “Millionaire’s Row”.
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