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In Miami For A Night, What To Do!  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Posted (7 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

My wife and I are flying into Miami on 5-30, arriving around 730pm.. staying overnight then catching a cruise the next day.. What I'd like to know is, what is there to do that night??

Thanks!

Chris


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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Have sex.

God, do you need us A.nutters to tell you this? Come on man.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Have sex.

God, do you need us A.nutters to tell you this? Come on man.

Well, that's for AFTER going out at night.. lol



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 2):
Well, that's for AFTER going out at night.. lol

that's not adventurous. at all.

i have a photo album of phone booths where i have "lost my virginity" (great way to coherce someone into doing it there, that's for sure) at around the world.

you should start one, too. they're great for casual conversation.



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

It depends on what you are interested in doing. The 30th is a wednesday, so it won't be as up-tempo as a friday or saturday night, but there are lots of great things to do anyway. My girlfriend was here in Miami for the last week, she had never been here either, so I spent alot of time thinking about what to do with someone that has never been here before. You can't go wrong with getting a nice dinner in downtown coral gables on miracle mile, or perhaps in coconut grove (anokha, an indian place, is my favorite restaurant in the city), or on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. After dinner, if you and the wife want to go to one of the many clubs on Miami Beach or downtown in the design district, go for it, though it probably won't be too impressive on a wednesday. Come to think of it, this weekend is "Hip Hop" weekend on Miami beach, and it may continue into next week, in which case maybe you should avoid spending too much time in Miami Beach as it can get really crowded and (no offense to the hip hop crowd) there is ALOT more crime than usual in that area, I was out on south beach yesterday and saw several fights and arrests. If you have any time during the day before you leave on your cruise, I'd recommend going to Fairchild Tropical Gardens, which is near pinecrest and a bit south of the city. They still have this fantastic Chihuly glass artwork on display, and it looks great amid all the tropical plants. My brother got married there a week ago, so I'm a bit biased I suppose. Enjoy your stay!

User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

My recommendation is to have dinner al fresco along the waterfront in the art deco area of South Beach.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1908 times:

Your best bet is to go to South Beach. Take a stroll down Ocean Drive, and have dinner at one of the Cafes there. If you like people watching, Lincoln Road is not too far away. The port is about 4 miles away.

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months ago) and read 1899 times:

If you want amazing Cuban food, go to Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana....

[Edited 2007-05-27 17:56:48]

User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 6):
Lincoln Road is not too far away

that place is phun!

outside of the uber scary Walgreens.



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User currently offlinePLANAR From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 4):
You can't go wrong with getting a nice dinner in downtown coral gables on miracle mile, or perhaps in coconut grove (anokha, an indian place, is my favorite restaurant in the city), or on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach.

 checkmark  You said it! I am in Miami just for today too and I just visited these places. They are amazing.
Miami is so different from other American cities (that I have seen!). Love the city. Besdies, Coral Gables proximity to airport also makes it a good starting point to see Miami International's traffic. There's a service road just beside a runway on which we turned accidently today and saw an AA turboprop land almost as close as the next lane!
Leaving for Sarasota tonight.... Hoping to have as good time as Miami!



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I'd go out to dinner and go dancing?

Hunter



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32794 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Get in a cab, go to South Beach. Start on Lincoln Road and do some shopping (stores don't start closing until 10PM) and grab dinner (if you only have one night, I suggest Van Dyke), then end up at a club or bar at Washington Avenue, almost all will be open.


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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1895 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 7):
If you want amazing Cuban food, go to Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana....

Woah, I'd definitely go to the Larios cafe in South Beach for the night. They have a very nice place combined with live latin music. You could have a couple Mojitos and then start dancing some merengue or salsa xD

Then, go for a walk outside at the beach... head to the hotel and do your thing!

Good enough for one night in MIA!



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 13):

Woah, I'd definitely go to the Larios cafe in South Beach for the night. They have a very nice place combined with live latin music. You could have a couple Mojitos and then start dancing some merengue or salsa xD

Lario's is amazing... Definitely get a mojito and the appetizer platter. I'm not a real pro when it comes to Cuban food so I don't know how it compares to other places, but we had a great time here!


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1895 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 14):
Lario's is amazing... Definitely get a mojito and the appetizer platter. I'm not a real pro when it comes to Cuban food so I don't know how it compares to other places, but we had a great time here!

Oh yeah! Finally someone to back me up!

Ok, as for Cuban food I'd recommend something rather simple:

- A Mojito
- Mariquitas with Mojo to start;
- An incredible chicken soup with noodles (kills hungover as nothing else!)
- Bistec de Palomilla with Arroz and Maduros (Beef with rice and plantains!)
- And for dessert, I'd go for the Natilla or the Guava with Cream cheese!
- Last but not least, some good Cuban Coffee (Cortadito or Café)

That place is amazing. Unfortunately I'm underage (20 ¬¬) and therefore not a legal drinker. HOWEVER, as I've grown up in Venezuela, I started drinking when I was 12... as a result, I'm a good drinker and Mojito is my favourite drink. I've tried it from my dad at Larios!

Any doubts, don't hesitate to ask!

Salud!



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 13):
Woah, I'd definitely go to the Larios cafe in South Beach for the night.

I tried Larios a few years back and it was good, but Versailles has much better food IMO.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
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Quoting 767Lover (Reply 5):
My recommendation is to have dinner al fresco along the waterfront in the art deco area of South Beach.

I second that. Dinner on Sobe and drinks and dancing at Mangoes.

BUt do you have a car? That's a huge consideration for MIA. Also where you are staying plays a big role.



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