Those looking for an interesting experience in Miami, Florida, may want to head to the Miami Design District. While once an area of low-rise warehouses victim to urban decay, local Craig Robins of Dacra as well as L Real Estate recognized the neighborhood’s potential and spearheaded a campaign to convert these buildings into vibrant galleries, upscale boutiques and innovative restaurants.
Category: Free Things to Do
March 28, 2013
For those traveling to Miami, one site not to be missed is the Miami Holocaust Memorial. A permanent remembrance of the Holocaust’s six million victims, the memorial was a project of the Holocaust Memorial Committee, a small group of Holocaust survivors.
March 14, 2013
While Miami also gets a lot of hype for being a wild party destination, the city actually has much to offer families, especially in terms of beaches. Matheson Hammock Park Beach is a tranquil beach with calm waters. The beach features clean bathrooms, a man-made lagoon that is fed by the Biscayne Bay which is also safe for little ones.
February 14, 2013
If you’re looking for classic Art Deco buildings, al fresco dining and beautiful weather, Ocean Drive is the first place you should head on your trip to Miami. It’s a bit pricey, but when all the neon colors are lit up at night and the city becomes even livelier, it’s worth it—even to just walk around and soak up the energy of Miami Beach.
September 27, 2012
The Miami boardwalk extends from South Pointe Park to Indian Beach Park—essentially, clear up the east side of Miami Beach—for over seven miles (11 km), although the raised wooden stretch of it is just around two (3.2 km). As a sort of halfway point between the road and the sand, it’s free and open to anyone, whether you want to squeeze in an early morning jog, get some scenic shots of the waves, or just escape the streets for a bit. If you park and walk, expect to pay a few dollars for metered parking (usually until 6pm).
May 10, 2012
Art Deco (short for ‘decorative’ and originating in Paris) is a style of design that crossed over multiple industries, primarily architecture, painting and fashion. Its characteristics are symmetry and elegant geometric patterns, natural functionality like the use of fountains and foliage, and, from present-day standards, a sort of hybrid feeling of old-meets-new; seen as very modern at the time (1920′s), the style now comes off as classic.