LXLucien
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Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:45 am

Hi everybody

Well my problem is I will go to Miami this Fall I have no Idea what I'm going to to in those 3days.

I could go to the Keys, but for only 3 days it's a little too short, same for Orlando or Cape Canaveral.
In the evenings, there's no NBA or MLB Games, because around the 6. Oct. the season didn't started....

Any Idea what I could to in those days?

Thanks for every answer

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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:09 am

There is a free magizine calle "The Street" that will give you some good suggestions. You can pick it up at free news stands on the street.

A good bar is Tobacco Road, they usualy have a few live bands and used to have a 9.99 ribeye special at midnight. Close to there on Brickel Avenue is the Miami Grill if you want an expensive steak. You may want to find Joe's Stone Crab also.

Mr. Moes has decent food in Coconut Grove. It's a decent hangout at night.

You can rent a super bike, I don't remember the place. And it's Miami, you can rent a Ferrari also. South Beach is a great place to people watch.

If you rent a car and have a few drinks, watch out for Miami's Finest.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:19 am

Quoting LXLucien (Thread starter):
Well my problem is I will go to Miami this Fall

Sorry to hear that I feel for you.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:02 am

South Beach is the greatest freak show/ hot people show on earth! Find a sidewalk cafe or bar and enjoy the free show  Smile
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:36 am

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 3):
South Beach is the greatest freak show/ hot people show on earth!

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They are often both at the same time.

If you want to go to a beach in a more natural state than the mostly artificial (people and the beach itself) South Beach, head over to Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. It's essentially just as it was a hundred years ago and it's never as crowded as miami beach itself, so I love going there for a more relaxing experience, but there are fewer attractive people to look at. Joe's Stone Crab on South Beach is a great place to get dinner if you don't mind waiting, though I can't remember when the stone crab season begins and ends... I had some takeout from there last week and it was as good as ever. If you are going to be there on a thursday night, Coconut Grove is a fun place to wander from bar to bar and enjoy looking at the hot UM college girls.
 
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting LXLucien (Thread starter):
Well my problem is I will go to Miami this Fall I have no Idea what I'm going to to in those 3days.

Well, if you speak Spanish, you will have no problem.  duck 

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 3):
South Beach is the greatest freak show/ hot people show on earth! Find a sidewalk cafe or bar and enjoy the free show

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Actually, the drive down to Key West is a nice trip, and Key West in the fall will be very nice.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:01 pm

Echoing the others...

Grab a seat on Lincoln Road and watch the free people show!

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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:05 pm

Haha we messed around in Miami for a few hours before our cruise left... It's JUST like GTA Vice City! I couldn't believe it. I wanted to kick a guy off a motorcycle and just cruise around... Maybe steal a ferrari or two. lol

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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:22 pm

Well its Miami. During the day most people hang around the beach, South Beach is always voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. You could visit Metro Zoo, the horse race track, Calder or Gulf stream depending what time of the year you are going to be in Miami. There is Miami Beach where you can just walk around and enjoy the city, many museums, Viscaya, Biscayne National Park or Everglades National Park.
But Miami really comes alive at night, Miami Beach is where most people hang out at night, lots of clubs and bars, great restaurants lots of people. Downtown Miami also has a club area near 14th street and restaurants near Brikkle Ave. Downtown Miami is more of a local place to be at night, not many tourist there. Your in Miami there is plenty to do. Take a tour of the city, just relax during the day and have fun at night I say. The beaches are great. There is a reason Miami gets 13 million visitors a year, because there is a lot of fun things to do. Don’t worry you will find plenty of things. Don’t go to Orlando, the keys are nice as long as you like the Beach, Fishing and Bars a lot.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:29 pm

Hi @ all

thanks for the great feedback

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Sorry to hear that I feel for you.

Haha sorry, my native language is French, but I hope you do understand what I've wanted to ask...

Quoting AirSpare (Reply 1):
If you rent a car and have a few drinks, watch out for Miami's Finest.

Yeah we will rent a car... no lambo or Ferrari  Smile
Thanks for the restaurant tips, sounds delicious

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 3):
Find a sidewalk cafe or bar and enjoy the free show

 Smile Thanks will do that

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 5):

Actually, the drive down to Key West is a nice trip, and Key West in the fall will be very nice.

The problem with Key west is, that it is pretty far away from Miami... what about the other keys, p.e. Key Largo?

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 8):
Don't go to Orlando, the keys are nice as long as you like the Beach, Fishing and Bars a lot.

yeah the nightlife must be great, but I'm only 18, so I won't get inside those clubs I guess...
The Everglades National Park must be pretty interesting, and it's not too far away, Homestead is like 1hour from Miami ?
Have you been in the National Park? What would you recommend to see inside the Park?

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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:42 am

Quoting LXLucien (Reply 9):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 5):
Actually, the drive down to Key West is a nice trip, and Key West in the fall will be very nice.
The problem with Key west is, that it is pretty far away from Miami... what about the other keys, p.e. Key Largo?

If you plan it correctly, you can make it to Key West in 3.5 hours.

Largo is OK, but I prefer the Conch Republic.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:22 am

Quoting LXLucien (Reply 9):
yeah the nightlife must be great, but I'm only 18, so I won't get inside those clubs I guess...
The Everglades National Park must be pretty interesting, and it's not too far away, Homestead is like 1hour from Miami ?
Have you been in the National Park? What would you recommend to see inside the Park?

Well if you are 18 than yea you wont be getting into an clubs. But the National Park is very nice, I been there a few times. I really dont know it to well though. I know there is one trial which is just a boarwalk but you get to see what the everglades looks like from above the sawgrass and you get to see lots of wildlife. Also you can always take a air boat tour too. The Everglads is one of the most unique eco-systems in the world and if you like nature or the out doors you should enjoy it. The Everglades is about 1 hour southwest of Miami.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:17 am

Dodge hurricanes?

No seriously, Miami is a great place. I was there exactly a year ago. For the most part, I enjoyed spending the day on the beach. Then around 4 pm I would head over to South Pointe Park and watch the cruise ships pull out. After that I would head to dinner. Just make sure you venture to an authentic Cuban restaurant while you are there. Not one of those yuppy nuevo-cuban places.
 
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:12 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 11):
The Everglads is one of the most unique eco-systems in the world and if you like nature or the out doors you should enjoy it. The Everglades is about 1 hour southwest of Miami.

That sounds great, thanks for the tip, will definitely look around there!

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 12):
For the most part, I enjoyed spending the day on the beach.

Yeah the beach is for sure great, but I've I want to make a beach holiday I could also go the Italy or France would be cheaper and about the same (beside the fantastic Miami feeling  Smile)

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 10):
If you plan it correctly, you can make it to Key West in 3.5 hours.

Hmmm that's not too long... will check that, thanks
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:49 am

Quoting LXLucien (Thread starter):
Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Go to Orlando...
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:03 am

see if the Hurricanes are playing that saturday, and if they are at home.
A game at the Orange Bowl might be in order.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:08 am

If you go the 6th of October you're out of luck with the Canes game, they have an away game that week.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:15 am

The other option: Jump on a plane and come to the Bahamas!  Wink

When I get three days in South Florida (FLL more often than MIA), I spend them in various shopping malls, buying all the things we can't get in the islands (or can't afford here).
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:17 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
Go to Orlando...

Dont go to Orlando, what ever you do dont go to Orlando.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 12):
For the most part, I enjoyed spending the day on the beach. Then around 4 pm I would head over to South Pointe Park and watch the cruise ships pull out. After that I would head to dinner. Just make sure you venture to an authentic Cuban restaurant while you are there. Not one of those yuppy nuevo-cuban places.

Great advice. Watching the cruise ships leave is pretty cool those things are huge, on Saturdays and Sundays there can be as many as 6-7 huge Cruise ships in the port of Miami, some of the biggest ships in the world. The port of Miami is the cruise ship capital of the world.
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:13 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):

Go to Orlando...

Only if you like a little slice of disgustingly homogenized Americana and tacky theme parks/restaurants. Stay in Miami. By the way, if you would like to go to a truly great restaurant, try Barton G's on South Beach (it's on West Ave. at around 15th st., I think). I ate there for the first time last night and it was probably the best food/presentation I've had in Miami in a long time if not ever, though with that sort of quality and the token trendiness markup, it is pretty expensive  Sad.
 
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:38 am

Quoting LXLucien (Thread starter):
I could go to the Keys, but for only 3 days it's a little too short

Two days at the Keys is enough and highly recommended!
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RE: Miami In Fall For 4 Days, What To Do?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:24 am

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 15):
see if the Hurricanes are playing that saturday, and if they are at home.

No... the Hurricanes nor the Heats don't have a game , it's totally off season  Sad

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 18):
Dont go to Orlando, what ever you do dont go to Orlando.

Haha nono I won't go to Orlando, was there as a little boy... don't have to go there twice.

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 19):
By the way, if you would like to go to a truly great restaurant, try Barton G's on South Beach (it's on West Ave. at around 15th st., I think).

Okey thanks for the Tipp! Wrote it down and will check it out.

Quoting Bongo (Reply 20):
Two days at the Keys is enough and highly recommended!

 Smile Thanks, I'm looking forward to
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