If you are thinking about taking life-enriching miami vacation, then you can’t miss Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the fabulous fair of Modern contemporary art featuring 250 galleries from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America to display the artwork of 4,000 artists from around the world.
Between December 7 and December 10, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and its premises will be decked out with the trendiest in digital art, paintings, sculptures, photography and media worldwide. This is an opportunity you have to experience at least once in a lifetime.
How to make the most of your holidays in Miami?
Miami is a tourist destination par excellence, on top of its warm climate during the entire year, its beautiful beaches and an enviable nightlife scene, Miami also is the cultural hub where you can find a motley assortment of activities to nurture your soul.
In this autumnal time of the year, Miami offers you many alternatives to explore and enjoy at your leisure. Even if the city will be hosting Art Basel Miami Beach from December 7 to December 10, here we list you some suggestions to make the most of your vacations in Miami.
The cultural route of Downtown encompasses a wide area dotted with parks, museums and emblematic landmarks you have to see when living or visiting Miami, all of them located on the beautiful Biscayne Bay.
An outdoor shopping mall that brims with restaurants and tourist establishments offering boat rides to the islands in the close proximity.
This building inspired by ‘La Giralda’ Tower in Seville, Spain, it’s an icon of the Cuban libertarian movement.
A splendid architectonical masterwork, a multipurpose building, home to the Miami Heats and host venue to the most spectacular music shows in the city.
Recently inaugurated, it’s a must-see museum if you are in Miami. It boasts a technological planetarium with a 3D multimedia projector and a massive three-level aquarium.
The newest museum in America; the Perez Art Museum is an architectural jewel and an icon of 20th and 21st-century contemporary and Modern art.
You can do this cultural tour on foot or by Metromover, the free mass transit automated people mover lightweight train system that reaches the north, center and south of Downtown Miami. It stretches for 4.4 miles (7.1 km) and boasts 20 stations that ease getting around the most touristic areas of the city’s center.
Art Basel in your holiday program
If you have decided to visit Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, which will take place between December 7 and December 10, the host venue for this event is the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), an exhibition area of 500,000 square feet where 250 galleries showcase the work of 4,000 artists.
In view of the scale of fair, it is important to get acquainted with the main exhibit sectors so that you may plan your visit ahead of time and choose the exhibits that pique your interest.
- GALERÍAS: It’s the main sector where most artworks are displayed.
- NOVA: Here you will get to know the creative proposals of emerging artists.
- KABINETT: A display zone for individual and thematic group projects.
- SURVEY: Taking your time to walk among the installations representing the history of art featured in this sector is worthwhile.
- SECTOR PÚBLICO: The grand-scale installations are located in the gardens of Bass Museum.
- FILM: In the Soundscape Park of the New World Symphony you may enjoy documentaries and films projected on a 7,000-square-foot towering wall.
Artists, Events, Galleries and something more
Art Basel Miami Beach represents a extraordinary stage for you to renovate, explore and enjoy each and every venue where this art fest is celebrated. Round off the event and the activities taking place all around you by reveling in Miami Beach.
In a broad sense, Miami is packed with fun, however, we recommend you these 10 leisure activities to do during the fall, the season in which you’ll be touring the city.
Can you plan your holiday itinerary around Art Basel?
To facilitate your visit to Miami during Art Basel, the organizers of the event make different transportation, lodging and relocation plans available to you.
You can get in contact with Turon Travel, the official partner travel agency of Art Basel Miami Beach that specializes in organizing cultural tours, and whose agents are ready to answer your inquiries.
If you travel to Miami by plane, both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport put vehicle rentals at your disposal, with taxi, shuttle, Uber, Lyft and mass transit services.
Apropos, Miami Airport links you up with the suburban train system Tri Rail, the Metrorail and the Metrobus. If you are boarding and lodging at Miami Beach, we suggest taking the Route 150 Miami Beach Airport Express Bus that will get you straight to Miami Beach.
There are plenty of hotels offering lodging packages at a discount. Here the roster of what Art Basel recommends:
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15% Off - 13 minutes by car from MBCC
Prices ranging from $ 250 - 5 minutes on foot from MBCC
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Prices ranging from $ 230 - 6 minutes by car from MBCC
Prices ranging from $ 190 - 8 minutes on foot from MBCC
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One of the greatest achievements of Art Basel is to have consolidated and staged important host cities: Basel, Hong Kong, Miami, and the recently addition, Argentina; thus democratizing the public access to the international art movement.
So now you know, South Florida is your holiday destination for the art week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017.