If you’re traveling for business, Downtown Miami is one of the areas you can choose to stay in your next visit to this city in South Florida. It’s a very convenient place for it is located only 8 miles away from the international airport. From there you can see cruises departing or arriving to Miami harbor.
If you choose another destination for your stay, visit Downtown during daytime and enjoy the beautiful views from the heights that Metromover public transportation offers you at no cost. The view is spectacular at the top of its skyscrapers. Bear in mind that you must climb with a resident for these are not open to the public.
Center of attractions
Downtown Miami is an architectural and cultural icon in which ancient and modern styles merge in harmony.
The historical monument of this area is the Tower of Freedom, which commemorates the arrival of Cuban refugees and it has become an educational and cultural center worth visiting, especially for its art exhibitions.
If you wnt to enjoy a spectacle, relax in an open air yoga class, or just walk, you can go to Bayfront Park. It is one of the most visited places in New Year’s Eve because there are fireworks and famous artists’ shows. In addition, it hosts big festivals such as Ultra Music.
Don’t forget to check the agenda of events of the modern buildings located in this area: Adrianne Arsht Center, Perez Art Museum Miami and American Airlines Arena (headquarter of Miami Heat and concerts of unique artists)
Don’t miss out on Bayside MarketPlace in order to enjoy the Biscayne Bay, go shopping and find assorted products and souvenirs, listen to live music, and spend a unique afternoon with tourists from all around the world. In this crowded gathering place you can also check out its restaurants or take a boat tour of a couple of hours in the famous islands: Star Island, Palm Island and Hibiscus Island.
Downtown Miami will suffer a great transformation thanks to the Miami World Center, which is considered to be the second most expensive urbanization project in the US. Its first phase should be finished by 2018.
You can find Downtown Miami in Zone 4 of Miami Smith’s map. It is located in the West side of the city, delimited as follows.
East: Biscayne Bay