Miami Living - Places - Miami, Florida, USA

Miami has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites
  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
    • Bayfront Pk: park on Biscayne Bay; 12 hectares; beach, rock garden, waterfall, fountain, tower, monuments (Challenger Memorial, Veterans’ Memorial, Mildred and Claude Pepper Fountain, statues of Claude Pepper and Christopher Columbus, Centennial Time Capsule); site for many special events and concerts: The Bayfront Park Amphitheater (10,000 seats), Tina Hills Pavilion (1,000 seats), nearby Bicentennial Park
    • Bayside Mkt: popular shopping mall on Biscayne Bay; curves around Miamarina
    • Barnacle Pk: Barnacle Historic State Park; Commodore Ralph Munroe's 19th-century home and boathouse; in Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay
    • Beaches: List from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Biscayne NP: Biscayne National Park; Biscayne Bay shoreline, water (95% of park is water), and islands; 700 square kilometers; underwater coral reefs and marine life; mangrove forest; Dante Fascell Visitor Center
    • Biscane Nature Ctr: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center; in Crandon Park on the north end of Key Biscayne; mangroves, sand dunes, fossilized rock reef, ocean, and uplands
    • Botanical Flamingo: 24 hectare gardens; rare, exotic and native plants; citrus groves; Wray Botanical Collection; Aviary; Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary; Wray Home
    • Botanical Fruit&Spice: Fruit & Spice Park Botanical Garden; 14 hectare tropical park; fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts; mango, bananas, bamboo; owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
    • Botanical Fairchild: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; taxonomically arranged tropical plants, emphasizing palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines, and fruit trees; International Mango Festival, Richard H. Simons Rainforest, William F. Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion
    • Buildings Emporis: Emporis coverage of Miami buildings; Skycrapers, architecture, buildings, real estate, and construction news; from Emporis databases on buildings and the real-estate industry
    • Buildings Skyline: Miami Herald's skyline diagrams; shows buildings completed, planned, underconstruction, and preliminary
    • Cape FL Pk: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; beach; historic lighthouse with view of the beach, Miami and Biscayne Bay; on Key Biscayne
    • Coral Castle: sculpted by Edward Leedskalnin from 1920 to 1940; National Register of historic places; Homestead
    • Coral Gables: City of Coral Gables; municipality on Biscayne Bay southwest of Miami; planned community developed by George Merrick in the 1920's; noted international villages sites
    • CVB: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Deering Estate: The Deering Estate at Cutler; Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department and The Deering Estate Foundation; Historic Richmond Cottage and Deering's Stone House; 178 hectares of pine rockland habitat
    • Everglades: Everglades National Park; 6,000 km2 subtropical preserve; American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee; temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks; marine and estuarine environments; International Biosphere Reserve; World Heritage Site; Wetland of International Importance; National Park Service
    • Holocaust Memorial: in memory of victims of the Holocaust; environmental sculpture by Kenneth Treister; at Meridian Avenue and Dade Blvd; dedicated 1990
    • Historic: Miami-area National Register of Historic Places; sites in the Miami area; National Park Service
    • Keys Sanctuary: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; 9,600 square kilometers surrounding Keys; coral barrier reef
    • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Library MD: Miami-Dade Public Library System
    • Loxahatchee NWR: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge; 597 square kilometers of Everglades habitat; American alligator and snail kite; just to the northwest of Miami; US Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Marinas: Information about municipal marinas from the City of Miami; Miamarina, Dinner Key Marina, Marine Stadium Marina
    • Miami Beach: City of Miami Beach; municipality between Biscane Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
    • Monastery: Ancient Spanish Monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux; Monastery built in Sacramenia, Spain during 1133-1141; purchased, dismantled, and transported to the US by William Randolph Hearst in 1925
    • Monkey Jungle: Hundreds of primates running free in a 12-hectare preserve; Java monkey troop; orangutans, gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys, and colobus
    • Parrot Jungle: Bird shows; home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers; trained bird show
    • Parking: Miami Parking Authority; locate parking spaces; pay parking;
    • Parks: Miami-Dade Park and Recreation
    • Pennekamp Pk: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park; 240 square kilometer underwater park; on US highway 1 at mile marker 102.5, north of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, about 70 km south of Miami
    • Seaquarium: Marine park; Swim with Dolphins program
    • Underline, The: a 16km planned urban park and trail
    • Venetian Pool: Famous swimming pool in Coral Gables; carved from coral rock quarry; National Register of Historic Places
    • Zoo: Miami MetroZoo; over 100 hectares of grounds
  • Neighborhoods: Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation
    • City List: City of Miami Neighborhood Enhancement Team; link between the community and City government
    • Link: Neighborhood Link; neighborhood and nonprofit group information
    • Community Policing: Miami Police Department's neighborhood community policing areas
    • Downtown DDA: Miami Downtown Development Authority
    • GMCVB: Neighborhood profiles from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; gives list and brief description of each, from Airport Area to Surfside
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • AA Arena: AmericanAirlines Arena; basketball (Miami Heat) and multipurpose arena; seats 19,600 for basketball
    • Bayfront Pk: on Biscayne Bay; Bayfront Park Amphitheater (10,000 seats), Tina Hills Pavilion (1,000 seats), nearby Bicentennial Park
    • CG Playhouse: Coconut Grove Playhouse
    • Sun Life Stad: Sun Life Stadium; football and baseball stadium; formerly called Dolphin Stadium, Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, and Dolphins Stadium
    • Fair Expo Ctr: 32 hectare fairgrounds; year-round events, youth programs, competitions and corporate functions; annual Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition (The Fair); Arnold Hall, Edwards Hall, Sunshine Pavilion
    • Gleason Th: Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts; 2,700 seats; Miami Beach
    • Gusman Ctr: Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
    • Miami Conv Ctr: Miami Convention Center; James L. Knight Center auditorium
    • MDC Auditorium: Miami Dade County Auditorium; 2,429 seat theater
    • Miami Beach Conv Ctr: in Miami Beach; 9 hectares of meeting space
    • Miracle Th: Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre; dramatic and musical theatre; restored 1940's Art Deco theater; Coral Gables
    • Orange Bowl: 74,177 seat sports stadium; home of Miami Hurricanes, Orange Bowl Game; opened 1937
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki: American Indian museum; on the Florida Seminole Tribe’s Big Cypress Reservation; exhibits depict the lives of the Seminoles in south Florida during the late 1800's
    • Aircraft: Wings Over Miami; military and classic aircraft museum; collection includes: 1942 Boeing Stearman PT-17, F-86F Saberjet, 1946 Fairchild 24R, and 1995 Yak-52
    • Art Bass: Bass Museum of Art; art collection of John and Johanna Bass; in the original Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center; Miami Beach
    • Art FIU: The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University; exhibitions and programs; modern outdoor sculpture
    • Art Lowe: Lowe Art Museum; art museum of the University of Miami
    • Art MAM: Miami Art Museum; exhibition program
    • Art Moca: Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
    • Historical: Historical Museum of Southern Florida; the story of South Florida and the Caribbean; permanent exhibits, special gallery, online exhibits
    • Jewish: Jewish Museum of Florida; collections and research center reflecting Florida Jewish history; MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida; former synagogue that housed Miami Beach's first congregation; built in 1936; National Register of Historic Places
    • Railroad: Gold Coast Railroad Museum; preserves and operates historic railroad equipment; train rides
    • Science: Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium; Newton's Notions; Immersion Theatre; Cabinet of Curiosity
    • Vizcaya: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens; Italian Renaissance-style building on Biscayne Bay; National Historic Landmark; owned by Miami-Dade County
    • Wolfsonian: Design museum and research center; Florida International University; uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design; Miami Beach
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    • Miami Hotels: Miami Hotels by Location
    • Art Deco: South Beach Hotel Group Art Deco style Miami Beach hotels
    • Miami Habitat: vacation rentals and corporate housing; in houses, villas, vacation rental apartments, and condo hotels; furnished and equipped
    • SunBreak: Vacation Rentals; bay front, Intracoastal Waterway and ocean front communities for the Greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach region in high-rise and low-rise settings
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Miami
    • Herald: Restaurant search of the Miami Herald
    • New Times: Restaurant Guide; includes reviews
    • 3 Guys: 3 Guys from Miami Cuban Food; Cuban and Latin restaurants
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
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