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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Hurricanes and tropical storms are a constant threat during the storm season in South Florida. Is your family prepared? Learn more about these dangerous weather events and how you can stay safe.

Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson Visitors Guide
Located 70 miles west of the tropical paradise of Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park is made up of a cluster of small islands, coral reefs, and one impressive fortress. While it’s certainly not advised to make an impulsive trip to Dry Tortugas, with a little planning you and your family can make a trip to one of America’s most unique and legendary national parks.

The Two Mayors of Miami: Miami-Dade Government Explained
Because Miami-Dade County is so expansive and populated (it boasts a population of 2.3 million residents), our Miami-Dade government can look a little complicated at first. And, admittedly, we don’t have the most simple system of government! In this article, we focus on breaking down the Miami-Dade government structure, including why it’s set up the way it is.

Coral Gables Hotels - Hotels in Coral Gables, Florida
Looking for a hotel in Coral Gables? Check out this listing of the top properties that offer comfortable accommodations for any price range.

Miami Hospitals -- Baptist Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami’s hospital systems provide residents with some of the finest care in Florida. Our city boasts two major networks: the Jackson Health System and Baptist Health South Florida. The world holds our health system in such high regard that it’s not uncommon for visitors to travel internationally to Miami to receive inpatient care in our region.

July 2015 Events in Miami
July is an exciting month in Miami. From the city's dramatic celebration of Independence Day on the Fourth of July to the International Mango Festival, you'll find something of interest for Miami residents with a wide variety of hobbies and passions!

Miami Celebrates the Fourth of July, 2015
Wondering what to do this Fourth of July? Look no further... Miami has some of the most unique and most spectacular celebrations in the country. See which one suits you best.

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Visitors Guide
Residents of the Miami, Florida region might already be privy to the center that is both nationally and internationally recognized for seabird rehabilitation, also known as Pelican Harbor Seabird Station (PHSS). In the event you are planning a vacation to the City of Miami and wish to learn more about PHSS, allow this to serve as your guide.

Secrets of Miami's Gangster Past
Miami always had associations with the Italian Mafia. Before Las Vegas, there was Miami. It was where crime family heads and their henchmen went to have a good time. Some owned valuable pieces of real estate too.

Miami Beach's Art Deco History and Legacy
When you peruse the streets of Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, you’ll likely stop and stare at least one building with bright color facades and prominent geometric shapes. Odds are, you’re looking at an Art Deco structure, many of which are scattered all over Miami Beach. These incredibly designed buildings have plenty of stories to tell and are certainly part of Miami Beach’s cultural legacy.

What is Jai Alai?
Jai Alai is “the fastest sport in the world.” While little known in comparison to major US sports Jai Alai has a significant following, and has developed a strong identity in Florida.

Deep Sea Fishing in Miami
Miami, Florida is one of the world’s top boating and fishing destinations. So it only makes sense that every fishing enthusiast and visitor checks out some of the exciting deep sea fishing options in Miami when they come.

June Events in Miami
June is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each June.

IMAX Theaters in Miami and Elsewhere in Florida
Are you looking for IMAX theaters in Miami and elsewhere in Florida? Then you’re not alone: more entertainment fans than ever before are choosing to enjoy their favorite movies in the visually-stunning surroundings of IMAX theaters. From epic 3D adventures to thrilling Oscar-worthy cinematic experiences, IMAX theaters in Miami and Florida are sure to delight movie-goers of all ages.

Miami Mortgages and Mortgage Brokers; Current Mortgage Rates
Housing costs in Miami run much higher than the rest of the nation, making it more critical than ever to ensure that when you purchase or refinance a home you obtain a mortgage at the best possible terms. A difference of a fraction of a point in your interest rate can mean thousands of dollars when extended over the term of a thirty year mortgage.

Barnacle Visitors Guide: Barnacle State Historic Park in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
Located on the picturesque Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, the Barnacle in Miami is a sprawling house that was built by Ralph Middleton Munroe, a great sailor whose passion for building sea vessels made him a famous name in the nautical world. He built the Barnacle in 1921 and designed it to seamlessly integrate with the natural wonders around the estate. In 1973, the estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Houses, making it an important historic landmark in southern Florida.

Florida's Top Hospitals
Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks Americas Best Hospitals. The most recent study, conducted in 2005, found a number of Florida hospitals among the best in the nation in various specialties. Our very own Jackson Memorial Hospital took home honors in kidney disease treatment, digestive disorders, urology, ear/nose/throat, hormonal disorders, geriatrics and neurology/neurosurgery.

Hurricane Watches vs. Hurricane Warnings
When tropical storm season strikes in South Florida, the media bombards us with dramatic accounts of each storm that threatens our coast. You’ll hear alarmist pronouncements about hurricane watches and warnings being posted for different parts of our region, but do you really understand the difference?

Fischer Island, Miami: Neighborhood Profile
Fisher Island in Miami, Florida is one of the most exclusive destinations to live and own property in the world. Fisher Island’s profile is a veritable list of the who’s-who of the rich and influential, and one of the most private retreats for the 1%.

Visiting Flagler Beach
If residents and tourists of the Miami, Florida vicinity are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the metro area, then they should be excited to learn that they can find a retro retreat just a few hours away in the cozy community of Flagler Beach, Florida. Ranked as one of the top retirement destinations in all of Florida, this town of Flagler Beach is a distinct seaside community that boasts a multitude of exquisite attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Golfing in Miami: Doral, Biltmore and more!
South Florida has long been one of the world’s leading golf meccas. Between the weather, immaculate vistas, luxurious resorts, and the fabulous courses themselves golfing in Miami is a treat for everyone from the complete beginner to seasoned pro.

May Events in Miami
May is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each May.

April Events in Miami
April is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each April.

Miami Museum Month - May 2015 - Free Admission
May is Miami Museum Month! During the month of May, members at any participating museum receive free admission to any (or all!) of the other participating museums. May's a fantastic month to be a museum member in Miami!

Bedbugs: Identifying Bedbugs, Removing Bedbugs and Preventing Bedbugs
Bedbug infestations are popping up all around the country. Recently, two Miami Beach hotels were named to the list of the nation's dirtiest hotels. Are you concerned about bedbugs in your home or in a hotel where you're traveling?

Miami News/Talk Radio Directory
The Miami region is home to a number of popular news/talk radio stations. Weve listed several of the best below.

Miami Sports Radio Directory
The Miami region is home to a number of popular sports radio stations. We’ve listed several of the best below.

Best Pizza in Miami
Whatever your pizza preference, Miami has a pizza place that will satisfy your craving. From traditional New York pizza to Chicago deep dish and everything in between, Miami’s pizza parlors provide a wide range of gooey, cheesy tomato goodness!

Miami Circle Site: Indian Heritage in Downtown Miami
A routine archaeological evaluation of a construction site in 1998 uncovered one of the most surprising discoveries in the history of South Florida. Crews preparing to build a new luxury apartment complex discovered that 401 Brickell Avenue had much more ancient residents than previously believed.

Gator Park Everglades Airboat Tours
Gator Park, located in the heart of the Everglades, is a unique way to experience the natural wonders of South Florida. The park features a wildlife show and airboat tours of the famous swamp.

Miami Topless and Nude Beaches
There are some misconceptions about going topless and nude in Miami. So where is it legal, and not? What type of etiquette should be followed when visiting? And what are some of the other options besides going naked on the sand?

Conch Republic Independence Celebration 2015
On April 23, 1982, the residents of Key West, Florida declared the secession of the Florida Keys from the United States and formed the new county of the Conch Republic. While the secession may have been in jest, the movement lives on today with residents flying the Conch Republic flag and carrying Conch Republic passports. The celebration of Key West’s “independence” reaches a fury every April when the city celebrates Conch Republic Independence Week.

What Time is it in Florida? Miami Local Time
What time is it in Miami? The About Miami clock provides current time information along with details on daylight savings time in Miami.

Tropical Fish Miami
Residents of the Miami, Florida region are privy to a destination like nowhere else on earth at Tropical Fish Miami. Known to locals as the Neighborhood Fish Farm, Tropical Fish Miami is a fresh water fish farm and supplier of fish aquarium and pond needs. The farm is also open to visitors of Miami interested in viewing their diverse stock of tropical fish on display.

Getting to SunLife Stadium
Traveling to SunLife Stadium for a Miami Dolphins football game, Florida Marlins baseball game or other sporting event? These directions will ensure that you arrive on time.

Downtown Miami Neighborhood Profile
While downtown Miami was once the exclusive domain of bankers and businesspeople, the area has changed dramatically in the past decade as downtown's grown in popularity as a place to live, eat and play. Tall buildings still dominate the skyline, but it's just as likely you're looking at a condo building as an office tower.

Things To Do in Kendall
Looking for something interesting to do in Miami's Kendall area? From the zoo to a railroad museum, there's plenty to do in southwest Miami-Dade County!

Top Downtown Miami Hotels
Have guests coming to Miami that need a place to stay? Perhaps you're planning your own trip to downtown Miami? Whether you're coming for business or pleasure, the city features a wide variety of hotels that suit every temperament and budget. Here are a few of the places I often recommend to my guests.

Filing Taxes in Miami
Filing taxes in Miami, FL might not be the most fun to be had in the Magic City, but it could save you a lot, and result in a sizable refund to spend on the town.

Bimini SuperFast
Resorts World’s Bimini Superfast service speeds visitors from Miami to the Bahamas for an exciting new way to experience the waters off the coast of South Florida.

St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Miami, Florida
If you don’t have plans for this year's St. Patrick's Day, consider joining some of these festivities planned around Miami.

Restaurant Review: Porcao Steakhouse
You can taste the care and attention given to each piece of meat at Porco Steakhouse. Meat lovers will have a perfect opportunity to experience many different types of meat. The service is attentive and interactive without being overwhelming. The wine menu is extensive and well rounded. The views are spectacular. The dessert menu is exotic and delicious. One fixed price provides limitless food options.

Best Kendall Hotels (Miami, FL)
Have guests coming to Kendall that need a place to stay? Perhaps you're planning your own trip to the area? Whether you're coming for business or pleasure, the city features a wide variety of hotels that suit every temperament and budget. Here are a few of the places I often recommend to my guests.

Kendall Neighborhood Profile (Miami, FL)
Kendall has no borders, per se. The neighborhood is an unofficially defined region of unincorporated Miami-Dade county. Therefore, it has no government or city lines, although most residents accept some commonly defined boundaries.

Calle Ocho Festival 2015 -- March in Miami
Once each year, Miami transforms itself into the scene of Carnaval as the Calle Ocho festival culminates in the world's largest block party. Read more about the festival and join the fun!

Ridesharing with Uber and Lyft in Miami
Uber and Lyft are Miami’s new ridesharing and transportation services. After much controversy it appears these car services, or ‘apps’ as they prefer to be called seem to be here to stay. So how do they work, and how do they stack up against the other options out there for getting around Miami, FL?

Five Best Miami Beaches for Tourists
Miami's beaches offer a great opportunity to get some exercise or just enjoy some time in the sun! In this article, I take a look at a few of my favorite beaches, including a couple of lesser-used spots where you'll be able to avoid the tourist crowd.

Visiting Miami's Virginia Key Beach
Historic Virginia Key Beach is one of Miami, Florida’s secret sandy sun-kissed gems that even many locals haven’t had the chance to experience yet. Visit Virginia Key Beach and explore a new side of the Sunshine State.

Pinecrest Gardens
Residents and visitors of the Miami, Florida region can take a stroll through a proverbial paradise at Pinecrest Gardens. Featuring a plethora of exotic and rare tropical trees and plants, this Cultural Arts Park is often referred to as a hidden treasure in South Florida where you can explore everything from caves and fissures to natural streams and sinkholes.

Wings Over Miami
Residents and visitors to the Miami, Florida community can experience both education and enjoyment at Wings Over Miami. An air museum that pays tribute to the pioneers of civilian and military aviation, Wings Over Miami proudly displays and flies everything from classic to military aircrafts while sharing the stories of heroic veteran and civilian pilots throughout history.

Events in and Around Miami for February 2015
February’s an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each February.

Single in Miami
Forbes.com performs an annual ranking of the best cities for singles. Find out how Miami fared in the 2005 study!

STS Services for the Disabled
Having a disability often makes it hard to get around, but Miami-Dade is helping to make it much easier. You may have seen the specially marked Paratransit/Special Transportation Services (STS) vehicles around town without knowing what they are. For people with a mental or physical disability having trouble getting to doctors appointments, they are nothing short of a life-saver.

Bass Museum of Art
Haitian voudou art, vast swaths of religious-themed tapestries and Renaissancemasters await visitors at the Bass Museum of Art. This small yet unique museum isone of Miami Beachs cultural jewels.

Best Restaurants in Coral Gables
No matter what your taste, you're bound to find a great restaurant in Coral Gables! We've got it all -- Italian, Thai, Cuban, Brazilian, Chinese, or just a good old American steak -- you name it, it's somewhere in the Gables!

Miami Ink 101: Reality vs. Reality TV
Miami Ink is a hit reality TV show airing on TLC, but it's also a real-life tattoo parlor here on Miami Beach. In this profile, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the show and explore the real Miami Ink tattoo shop on Washington Avenue.

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What Is the Sales Tax Rate in Florida by County?
Florida law mandates a minimum sales tax rate which is collected by the state government to provide services to all Floridians. However, the law also provides for a local option sales tax that lets each county set its own local tax that is collected on top of the general state rate.

2014 New Year's Eve Miami and Miami Beach; NYE 2014
New York has the ball drop, Key West has the drag queen Sushi drop in a red high heel... what does Miami have? Celebrities! And I've got the dish on what parties have the big names. If you want something more out-of-the-way, I've dug up something for you, too. Here's to Auld Lang Syne!

How to Get a Florida Real Estate License
Looking to begin a career in Florida's hot real estate market? First, you'll need to obtain a real estate associate's license. In this article, we walk through the process, step-by-step.

Dolphin Mall, Miami, Florida - Stores, Restaurants & More
Dolphin Mall is one of the most exciting places to shop in the Greater Miami area. Its fresh racetrack layout and zoned approach to shopping make each visit a unique, entertaining experience. Let’s take a look at some of the Mall’s finer features together.

SuperShuttle Service: Miami & Fort Lauderdale Airports
SuperShuttle is a convenient, inexpensive way to travel to the airport via a shared ride van service. SuperShuttle vans are often less expensive than a taxi ride and provide easy access to Miami International Airport. Transportation is available 24 hours per day.

Driving Times and Driving Distances From Miami
Located in South Florida, Miami is quite far from many other points in our state. That doesn’t mean, however, that driving to other Florida destinations is out of the question. In fact, many other Florida cities are great locations for day trips or an extended weekend vacation.

Getting a Taxi in Miami and South Florida
Looking for a taxi in Miami? Hailing a cab can be a challenge in South Florida. Whether you're looking for a cab at Miami International Airport, in downtown Miami, or in the suburbs, this article provides some useful advice.

Parking on Miami Beach
Planning to drive to Miami Beach? You might be surprised to learn that there are a number of affordable parking options available to motorists.

Top Ten Things To Do in The Florida Keys
One of the perks of living in Miami is the sun, sand and surf. But where do you go to get away from it all when you live in a palm-tree lined paradise like Miami? Only an hour’s drive south you’ll find the fabulous Florida Keys, a world apart from the pace of Miami life. Their beaches, diving and fishing are among the best in the world.

Miami Seaquarium: Visitor Information and Review
Miami Seaquarium offers visitors an entertaining and educational experience found in very few locations in the United States. Our region’s tropical climate allows for year-round outdoor marine shows featuring dolphins, killer whales and other sea creatures. The Seaquarium also features exhibits of sea turtles, seals, sea lions, and our very own Florida Manatee.

Finest Miami Beach Hotel Properties
Miami Beach serves as home to some of the world's finest hotels. If you're hosting friends or family in the Miami area, be sure to take a look at our top Miami Beach hotels before helping them select local lodging. Read about the hotels voted best in Miami Beach by our readers.

Monkey Jungle Park and Research Center
While homo sapiens walk through carefully constructed wire pathways, many species of primates scamper above your head, swing through trees and interact with each other in ways difficult to observe in captivity. Keep your eyes open; you never know who's hanging around!

Top Miami Casinos - Land and Sea Based
South Florida is home to a number of land-based and sea-based casinos, offering everything from slot machines to blackjack, poker and other table games. Take a look at some of my favorite casinos in South Florida!

Calle Ocho, Little Havana
In a city known across the country as

Miami Children's Museum (MCM)
Miami Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their imaginations through educational play. My three children have been to the museum many times and look forward to each return visit!

2013 Hurricane Names List and How They're Selected
2013 Hurricane Names. Miami.

CocoWalk, Miami: Dining, Shopping, Entertainment
CocoWalk, Coconut Grove's open-air shopping mall, is a fantastic place to shop, eat and enjoy a uniquely Miami shopping experience. CocoWalk features specialty stores, a movie theater, nightclubs and several art galleries. It's located at 3015 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove.

Unofficial Guide to Fort Lauderdale Airport Parking
Looking for Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Aiport Parking information? This guide offers independent reviews of the best onsite and offsite parking at FLL. Offsite parking lots offer cheap FLL parking at a discount to the onsite garage locations.

Everglades: River of Grass
With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. and researchers – but visitors have ample opportunity to walk, camp and canoe through the flat and watery park that is also known as “the river of grass.”

Visiting the Everglades
Everglades National Park is open seven days a week. The Main Entrance of the park is near Homestead and Florida City, about 45 miles from downtown Miami. Page 2.

Activities in the Everglades
You can explore Everglades National Park on foot, on bicycle or by boat. This can either be done alone (be sure to take along a good map and lots of water) or by guided tour. Page 3.

Aventura Mall, Miami - Dining, Shopping, Entertainment
Aventura Mall is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in the northern part of the county. It's conveniently located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura and features some fantastic stores!

Top Five Things to Do In Key Largo
Planning a trip down to the Florida Keys? Key Largo is a great destination for a weekend getaway or a short day trip. Located just about 60 miles from downtown Miami, it's a small piece of paradise that's well within reach!

December Events in Miami
December is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each December.

Top 7 Miami Airport Parking Lots: An Unofficial Guide
Looking for Miami International (MIA) Aiport Parking information? This guide offers independent reviews of the best onsite and offsite parking at MIA. Offsite parking lots offer cheap Miami International Airport parking at a discount to the onsite garage locations.

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Miami, Florida
Miami is home to many fish markets and swanky seafood restaurants, but nothing is worse than setting yourself up for an oceanfront experience and finding that the fish was frozen before being served to you. True South Floridians accept nothing less than the freshest seafood with the natural flavors of the sea from which it came. These top Miami seafood spots are sure to give you a first-class experience with dishes appealing to the eyes and the taste buds.

Snakes of the Everglades and South Florida
When you think of Florida wildlife, your mind probably turns to manatees, alligators and marlins.

Miami Mass Transportation System
Travel in Miami without the hassles of traffic and parking,using its wonderful public transportation system: Metrorail, Metromover, Metrobus, Tri-Rail.

Miami Closing Costs for Home Purchases
Closing costs are a major factor when considering a home purchase in Miami or South Florida. Learn more about documentary stamps, title insurance, the intangible tax and recording fees.

How to Get a SunPass - Driving in Florida
Tired of waiting in line at toll booths in Dade County? You're not alone! You, too can obtain a SunPass and fly through the fast lane of the Dolphin Expressway, Florida Turnpike and other toll bottlenecks. You'll save money to boot!

Miami Airport Transportation: Taxis, Shuttles, Trains
Getting to or from Miami International Airport (MIA) can be a hassle. In this article, we take a look at several of the available transportation options.

Restaurant Review: Azul
Azul's cuisine may leave something to be desired, but they more than make up for it with one of the city's best wine lists and a breathtaking view of Biscayne Bay. It's located inside the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Brickell Key.

Fairchild Tropical Gardens; Fairchild Botanical Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides residents and visitors with a uniquely South Florida garden experience. Dedicated to preserving the diversity of tropical plants, Fairchild features some of the world's best collections of palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines and fruit trees along with other tropical plants. The garden also contains a 2-acre tropical rainforest, a fruit pavilion and a new exhibit entitled Jewels of the Caribbean.

Deering Estate At Cutler; Charles Deering Estate
The Deering Estate at Cutler is a 444-acre historic and environmental preserve that offers a variety of activities suitable for children and adults of all ages. It is managed by Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation on behalf of the State of Florida. The estate features historic buildings, nature trails and canoe trips out to Chicken Key.

Miami Art Museum (MAM) Visitor's Guide
The Miami Art Museum is located in the Miami Cultural Center downtown on Flagler Street. MAM's collections focus on international art of the western hemisphere from the 1940s through the present.

Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
One of Miami’s secret gems is the cloisters at the ancient Spanish monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane - Miami, Florida
Hurricanes are dangerous events. Those of us who have lived through one of these fierce storms are aware of their awesome potential.

Bayside Marketplace, Miami
Bayside Marketplace is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in downtown Miami. It's conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard just south of American Airlines Arena and features some fantastic stores!

South Florida Beach Flag Warning System
South Florida beaches use a uniform flag warning system to advise beachgoers of potential safety risks. These colored flags indicate the nature of the threat and the action government officials advise.

Dadeland Mall Stores, Dining and Entertainment
Dadeland Mall is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in the southern part of the county. It's conveniently located between US 1 and SR 826 on North Kendall Drive and features some fantastic stores!

Miami Events Calendar
Miami is certainly an exciting town! From the arts to sports, theres always something going on in our fabulous city. Our Miami events calendar takes a month-by-month look at Miami happenings.

Miami Groupon (Coupon) Deals and Discounts
Everyone in Miami is always looking for a bargain. Ive collected some of the best deals available to Miami residents in one place. If youre looking for discounts on Miami restaurants, attractions or shopping, give these resources a try!

King Mango Strut 2014 - Coconut Grove
On the last weekend of every year, Coconut Grove turns into a crazy place (well, crazier than usual!) when the King Mango Strut invades town. This parade began in 1982 as the Grove’s offbeat response to the Orange Bowl’s annual King Orange parade and you can never guess what you’ll find when you attend the parade.

Starbucks Coffee Locations in Downtown Miami
Starbucks has locations throughout the Miami region. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine craving, there’s probably a location near you. This page lists the Starbucks locations in Downtown Miami.

Restaurant Review: Tropical Chinese
Tropical Chinese is the real deal! This South Florida tradition offers authentic Chinese cuisine, including a popular Sunday afternoon dim sum.

Real Estate & Apartments
Looking for a new home? Investment property? Vacation spot on the beach? It's all here in Miami-Dade county. Let us help you find the perfect property to suit your needs with this collection of Miami real estate links.

Top Eight Ways to Save Energy
With energy costs spiraling out of control, we're becoming more conscious of our household energy use. These money-saving tips will help you conserve our resources as well as protect your pocketbook.

Jules Undersea Lodge
The Jules’ Undersea Lodge offers one of the most unique hotel stay experiences of a lifetime.

Flamingo Park
Flamingo Park has been rated as one of Miami Beach, Florida’s top twenty attractions and offers a whole new range of outdoor activities for both local residents and visitors.

Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF) of Miami
The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF) offers visitors and families of the Miami, Florida region an opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of exotic and endangered animal species.

Does It Ever Snow in Miami?
This weeks news brought us amazing reports of snow in the desert southwest, including the city of Las Vegas. That caused many of us to wonder if it ever snows

Does It Ever Snow in Miami?
Our neighbors to the north are settling in for a long winter. Have you ever wondered about snow in South Florida? It can indeed snow in Miami, but it's

Water Restrictions in Miami Dade County
As of April 18, 2008, Miami Dade County is in a severe water shortage, as declared by the South Florida Water Management District. As a result, modified Phase II water restrictions are now in effect. What does this mean for the average homeowner? Let’s take a look at the practical effect of these restrictions on our lives.

Miami Beach Parking Cards
Miami Beach Parking Cards offer a convenient alternative to fishing for change for parking meters in the City of Miami Beach. These electronic cards allow you to prepay for parking at any Miami Beach meter or parking garage.

Starbucks Coffee Locations in Miami Beach and South Beach (SoBe)
Starbucks has locations throughout the Miami region. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine craving, there’s probably a location near you. This page lists the Starbucks locations in Miami Beach and South Beach.

Starbucks Coffee Locations in Kendall and South Miami
Starbucks has locations throughout the Miami region. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine craving, there’s probably a location near you. This page lists the Starbucks locations in Kendall and South Miami.

Cheapest Gas in Miami - Miami Gas Prices
Miami gas prices are all over the charts, spiking to record highs in recent weeks. It’s now more important than ever to be sure that you’re getting the best deal on every gallon of gas that you purchase. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can ensure you’re getting the best price on gas in Miami.

Public Swimming Pools in Miami
Miami residents are always looking for a great way to beat the heat and there’s no better way to do that than take a dip in the pool! If you aren't fortunate enough to have a pool in your backyard, Miami offers a number of public swimming pools that are accessible to residents for a nominal fee.

Mojito Recipe
Nothing says Miami like an ice-cold mojito! Learn how to make the perfect mojito for the beach or backyard this summer.

Lock and Load Miami
Lock and Load Miami offers members and guests a premier shooting experience with a state-of-the-art firearms range.

Visiting Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park in Miami is Florida’s largest urban park, combining all the best of the state’s nature with boundless activity.

October 2014 Events in Miami
October is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each October.

Funderdome Family Entertainment Center
Funderdome provides families and visitors of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida region clean, recreational fun. The facility includes a variety of activities designed to cater to the whims of children of all ages.

Calle Ocho, Miami's 8th Street
Right in the heart of Miami is an area that is from a Cuban storybook. Here in

Miami-Dade Road Rangers
Picture if you will: you are traveling along the Palmetto in the middle of the night and discover you've been running on empty. Before you can get to the next exit, your car sputters to a stop. What do you do? Call a friend to bring you a tank of gas? Call a tow truck? There's no need, with Metro Dade's Road Ranger program- help is probably already on the way!

Largest Businesses In Miami
Think Miami isn't home to big business? Think again! This article takes a look at the 25 largest publicly traded corporations in the Miami metropolitan area.

Nude Air from Miami to Cancun
Aviation history is made as the first all-nude flight departs Miami for Cancun this May. See all the details

How to Get a Baby Stroller Parking Permit
Running errands with a baby is never a task most mothers look forward to. It gets a little easier when you get to park in those neat little green stroller spots! Here's how you can get one for yourself and your baby.

Protecting Yourself from West Nile Virus
Summer brings the threat of mosquitoes and West Nile Virus. Find out some simple precautions to help you enjoy your time outdoors, worry-free.

Medianoche (Midnight) Sandwich Recipe
Media Noche (midnight) sandwiches are a Cuban delicacy that you can make at home. Traditionally eaten at night, they're a tasty treat!

Cuban Sandwich Recipe
Cuban sandwiches are a South Florida mainstay! They're also quite easy to make at home. Follow our recipe as we assemble a tasty Cuban delicacy.

Hurricane Evacuation Zones
Miami-Dade County provides residents with explicit guidance on evacuation in the event of a hurricane or severe tropical storm. The county uses a three-tiered zone system to help residents decide when it is time to seek shelter.

Miami Furniture Stores
Miami offers a wide range of furniture stores to suit every design interest and budget

History of the Freedom Tower
If you live in Miami, you no doubt know the Freedom Towers silhouette. It is a distinctive part of our skyline. Its rich history and symbolism have now been preserved for all to enjoy for many generations to come.

Cuban Coffee Primer
While many of us are comfortable walking into a Starbucks and ordering a ]venti non-fat half-caf hazelnut latte, the Cuban coffee drinks popular in Miami may still be intimidating. Here is a primer for translating the drink names as well as some customs for drinking them.

Spring Allergies in Miami
Spring brings a number of pleasant feelings to mind spring flowers, the rainy season and the nearing of summer vacation. However, for thousands of Miami residents, it also brings the beginning of a serious allergy season marked by runny noses, watery eyes and plenty of tissues. In this article, we take a look at where Miami stands relative to other US cities and some common sense precautions you can take to control your allergies.

John Pennekamp State Park
As the nations first underwater park, John Pennekamp allows visitors to experience a Jacques Cousteau-like world within a short drive from downtown Miami. The park is largely underwater, located within the confines of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Hurricane Categories
Whenever a tropical storm hits the news, you begin to hear talk of hurricane categories. Questions like What category will this storm be when it hits Florida? and Do you think this will be a category 5 storm? dominate local conversation. You might have a vague understanding that the higher the category, the stronger the storm, but do you really know what these categories are all about?

South Florida Area Codes - get the 411 on 305, 786 and 239!
The South Florida region is served by three area codes: 305, 786 and 239. These three area codes all lie within the Eastern Time Zone. Are you familiar with each of these area codes and how they divide the South Florida region?

South Pointe Park
South Pointe Park is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. Just steps from the hustle, bustle, history and excitement of Ocean Drive’s strip South Pointe Park is where the real Miamians go to relax, romance, and work out.

List of 2015 Hurricane Names and Naming Rules
2015 Hurricane Names. Miami.

The Falls, Miami - Dining, Shopping, Entertainment
The Falls is one of my favorite places to shop in Miami because it combines great shopping, restaurants and entertainment with a pleasant outdoor shopping experience. Located at the intersection of US 1 and SW 136th Street, this open-air mall features top department and specialty stores.

Free or Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics Near Miami
Spaying and neutering cats and dogs is one of the marks of responsible pet ownership. Did you know that there are several low-cost options for spaying or neutering your cat or dog in Miami?

Jobs in Miami
Miami may have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, but it's not impossible to find a job. Let your About Guide to Miami help you get your job search off on the right foot by guiding you to the best sites on the net to find employment in Dade County!

Quit Smoking in Miami
The desire to quit smoking is no longer a matter of willpower and abstinence. Miami residents can find help in traditional and non-medical procedures. Leave it to modern-day science and innovative clinical techniques to come to the rescue!

Food Stamps in Florida: Application, Eligibility, Rules
Florida offers a Food Stamps program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. This program is designed to assist low-income households with the purchase of nutritious food for the family table. In this article, we take a look at the Food Stamp program’s eligibility requirements, application procedures and purchasing rules.

Florida Medicaid Eligibility, Qualifications & Application
Medicaid provides low income Florida families with free or low-cost medical insurance to provide a basic level of medical care to all Florida residents. Applying for Medicaid is a fairly complex process, requiring different steps based upon the manner in which you qualify. Some require the involvement of only the state government, while others involve the federal Social Security Administration. In this article, I break down the process step-by-step to make it simple for you and your family to get Medicaid coverage.

Florida Child Safety, Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws
Florida law requires that children traveling in motor vehicles be properly restrained with an appropriate child safety device. The specific requirements vary depending upon the child’s age and are based upon industry and government safety guidelines. Remember, the purpose of these laws is to ensure your child’s safety and you should view them as a minimum standard.

How to Get a Passport in Miami-Dade
We here in Miami do a lot of traveling out of the country. Whether we are visiting an old home and family or vacationing on an island beach, we usually need a passport to get there. Here's what you need to apply for a passport with minimum hassle.

Miami Fourth of July 2013 Fireworks Celebrations
The City of Miami plays host to a major fireworks celebration on the Fourth of July. America’s Birthday Bash, centered at Bayfront Park, features live music, food, fun and (of course!) a fireworks celebration of our nation’s independence at dusk.

Federal Poverty Guidelines
In order to qualify for food stamps in Florida, your income must meet requirements based upon the federal poverty guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Florida Lottery – Winning Number History
Are you a frequent Florida Lottery player? If so, you may be interested in using the results of past games to help you pick your lottery numbers. This page provides you historical winning numbers for all Florida Lottery games.

Hurricane History - Facts and Records
What was the deadliest hurricane of all time? The costliest? I've come up with some stats and facts that may surprise you. How's your hurricane knowledge?

Pay a Traffic Ticket in Miami
You can now pay your Miami-Dade County traffic tickets online and save yourself the hassle of writing a check or visiting the court.

Typical Life in Miami, Florida
Miami is both a wonderful and confusing place to live. For those arriving from other places within the United States, you quickly learn that the Latin American influences on our fair city make it unlike any other. Those from other lands learn that our government structure is at least as (if not more!) confusing than any they’ve seen before. In this section, we navigate life in Miami together, offering some clear advice on getting things done in our fair city.

Miami Apartments
It can be somewhat difficult to find a decent apartment for a fair price in Miami. This collection of links will help you find that perfect home -- from a high-priced condo on Brickell to a cheap place on the beach.

Florida Labor Laws - Unions, Child Labor, Minimum Wage
Florida’s labor laws govern every business operating in our state. They regulate the employer-employee relationship in many areas, including unionization, child labor, minimum wages, working hours and acceptable working practices. In this article, we examine the labor laws affecting Florida businesses and their employees.

Miami Plant Zones - USDA Plant Zones for South Florida
South Florida’s diverse habitat is divided into growing zones based on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) classification and the climate at sunset. Due to Miami’s extraordinary year-round growing climate, Miami is one of the only areas in the country able to maintain tropical and subtropical plants. This article will explain the different plant zones of Miami, how they can guide your planting, and what native plants you can expect to be indigenous to the land.

Miami's Best Places to Work, 2006
If you live in Miami and are looking for a better work environment, two South Florida companies have made Fortune magazines list of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

Water Conservation
Miami residents are keenly aware of the importance of water conservation. Draughts occur regularly in the dry season and everything from drinking water to landscape maintenance can be affected. There are things you can do in any weather to help the conservation effort. Here are some tips for indoors and out to help keep the water flowing.

Top 5 Weekend Getaways from Miami, FL
We all need to get away. With today's fast-paced lifestyle, it's often difficult to get out of town for a traditional lengthy vacation. We're often reduced to trying to cram as much fun as possible into an extended weekend. Fortunately, there are several great destinations within driving distance of our fair city.

What Fireworks Are Legal in Florida?
If you're planning a holiday fireworks show, you might want to brush up on Florida's fireworks laws, which recently changed. The bottom line is that, just because you see it in a store or at a roadside stand doesn't mean that it is legal to purchase, possess or use it!

Who Are My Federal and State Florida Legislators?
Florida residents are represented in four major bodies of government by a number of elected officials at both the state and federal levels.

Miami, Florida Genealogy Resources: Genealogy of South Florida and Miami Dade County
Has tracing the roots of your family tree taken you to Miami and the South Florida region? While our city is one of the youngest major cities in the United States, we still have a vast amount of historic information in our records, dating back to the city’s incorporation in 1896 and earlier. In this article, we provide some starting points for those seeking to trace their family history through Miami.

Top 5 Grilling Cookbooks
If you're tired of the same old grill recipes, it's time to spice it up! Here are some top picks of BBQ books to get you cooking with rave reviews.

Miami Airport WiFi; WiFi at MIA
Miami International Airport is the go-between for many travelers on vacation, business trips, and on layovers for connecting flights. To improve the traveling experience for its over 38 million guests each year, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has partnered with the airport to provide a special Wi-Fi program aside from the traditional fee-based services. Searching information about airlines, car rentals, hotels and other travel-related services is now complimentary to keep flyers’ stress and confusion to a minimum.

Understanding Miami Water Bills
Water bills can be confusing, even for long-time residents of our region. In this article, we examine the billing rates and processes.

Miami Dog Licenses: Obtaining/Renewing a Dog License in Miami, FL
All dogs in Miami-Dade County over the age of four months must have a valid dog license issued by Miami Dade Animal Services. To obtain a license, the dog must have a current rabies certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian.

Miami on Television - TV Shows Set in Miami
There have been numerous successful and well-known TV shows set in Miami over the years, ranging from the classic Flipper that took Hollywood by storm in the 1960s to the more recent CSI:Miami that has forensic analysts solving crimes on the streets of Miami and Miami Beach. In this story, we take a look at some of the most popular shows set in South Florida.

Renting a Car at Miami International Airport; Miami Airport Car Rental; MIA Rental Cars
Do you need to rent a car at Miami International Airport? There are a number of full-service rental car agencies serving Miami residents and visitors. Your first stop should be the About Miami Travel Center where you can easily compare the car rental rates from all Miami rental firms and select the one with the lowest price for your rental period.

The White Party 2013
Each year, individuals from around the world gather in Miami for the White Party: one of the premier fundraisers for HIV/AIDS research. This party is also one of the signature events on South Florida’s GLBT social calendar.

Miami's Curfew Ordinance
Cities and counties are allowed to create and enforce their own curfew laws on minors as long as those laws are not overly invasive. The purpose of these laws is to curtail the number of minors involved in criminal activities and make for a safer community.

The Richest People in Florida
When it comes to the rich and famous, no other state does it quite like Florida. After all, Florida is home to mega-mansions on the beach, four-story yachts, extravagant nightlife and some of the world’s finest culinary hotspots. In short, the state is a veritable playground for the famous and wealthy; it’s no surprise that many of its residents also populate this year’s Forbes Richest People in America list.

Miami World Erotic Art Museum
When it comes to the bizarre, sensual and truly titillating, nothing compares to the Miami World Erotic Art Museum. Located near the sands of seductive South Beach, the Miami World Erotic Art Museum is a beacon of sexuality, art, eroticism and imaginative cultural collections from the bedrooms of the world. From explorations of the sexual side of famous artists, to cultural objects that will incite curiosity about how different cultures approach sexuality, there’s no denying that the Miami World Erotic Art Museum should be on the to-do list of both tourists and Florida locals.

Lost and Found: Miami International Airport
Did you lose an item at the Miami airport? MIA's lost and found service stores turned-in items for 60 days. You can file a lost item claim online or by telephone.

Storage Wars Miami -- Bidding at Self-Storage Auctions
Looking to get in on the Storage Wars action inspired by the hit A&E television show? Miami self-storage units routinely auction off the contents of abandoned auctions and there are bidders lined up to get a chance to hit it big finding a priceless antique or other valuable object inside a storage “locker”.

AAA Five Diamond Hotels in Miami - Miami Luxury Hotels
The American Automobile Association (AAA) awards its five diamond rating to hotels that meet the highest possible standards of quality and service. To put this rating into perspective, AAA evaluated over 30,000 hotels annually and only 125 in the country receive the coveted five diamond award status.

Craigslist Miami
Craigslist Miami is a website that allows individuals to connect with each other to buy and sell products, services and exchange information. It is essentially a heavily used online classifieds service.

Miami Thrift Shops
Miami is known for its upscale shopping malls and expensive boutiques full of the latest fashions, but these aren’t the only places to go for cool clothing. Thrift shops have increased in popularity because of lower prices, a retro look and less pressure for the buyer. Another upside to thrifting is that you can give away your unwanted items while you shop for new threads; your donations to most thrift stores are tax deductible. Here some of the most popular thrift stores in the Miami area.

Miami Childhood Vaccinations: Immunization Programs and Requirements
Did you know that the Miami-Dade Health Department offers a free immunization program for children? The vaccines are available to any child age 18 or younger who visits one of the Miami Dade County Health Department Clinics.

Miami Emergency Rooms - Emergency Medical Care
In an emergency, prompt expert medical care can mean the difference between life and death. Miami’s emergency rooms provide the community with 24-hour access to trained specialists ready to handle all types of urgent medical situations.

Florida Governor Rick Scott
Rick Scott (full name: Richard Lynn Scott) is the 45th Governor of Florida. Having served in this official capacity since his swearing in on January 4th, 2011, Governor Rick Scott has centered his political career on helping build up Miami as one of the largest seaports in the United States.

Movie Theaters in Downtown Miami and Miami Beach
Looking for a movie theater in Downtown Miami or Miami Beach? Scroll down to see a complete listing of theaters in the area including the theater’s address, telephone number, a link to today’s showtimes and information on purchasing discount tickets, where available.

Movie Theaters in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables
Looking for a movie theater in Coconut Grove or Coral Gables? Scroll down to see a complete listing of theaters in the area including the theater’s address, telephone number, a link to today’s showtimes and information on purchasing discount tickets, where available.

Movie Theaters in Kendall and South Miami Dade County
Looking for a movie theater in Kendall or other areas of South Miami Dade County? Scroll down to see a complete listing of theaters in the area including the theater’s address, telephone number, a link to today’s showtimes and information on purchasing discount tickets, where available.

Elementary Schools
Miami's elementary schools provide a full range of educational services to students in the primary grades. This collection of resources will help you compare area schools and get information on your youngster's education.

Middle Schools
Miami's middle schools offer excellent educational opportunities for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Find out the lastest happenings at your local school using these resources.

Miami Business
Miami's one of the country's fastest growing economies. We're the gateway to Latin America and home to a large variety of technology, financial and services industries, not to mention the millions of tourism dollars that flow through our airports, hotels and cruise terminals each year. Your About Guide to Miami provides links to some of the region's best business resources.

Gay and Lesbian
Many communities in Miami welcome gays and lesbians, and these resources will help you find a place to meet others.

Nudist & Naturist
If you're looking for the

Miami Real Estate
Looking for a new home? Investment property? Vacation spot on the beach? It's all here in Miami-Dade county. Let us help you find the perfect property to suit your needs with this collection of Miami real estate links.

Health & Wellness in Miami
Fitness is an obsession for Miami locals! From South Beach to the suburbs, everyone's trying to stay in shape. We've also got some of the best ranked hospitals and healthcare resources in the nation. Get the best links from your About Miami guide!

Miami Jobs & Business
Miami may have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, but it's not impossible to find a job. Let your About Guide to Miami help you get your job search off on the right foot by guiding you to the best sites on the net to find employment in Dade County and the best businesses to work for.

Magnet Schools
Miami-Dade Public Schools offers a variety of magnet, vocational and alternative educational programs to students of all ages, skill levels and talents. Learn more about them using this collection of resources.

Miami-Dade Public Schoole
Miami-Dade has a lot to offer in elementary, middle and high schools around the county. Here are some with their own web sites to check out.

Miami-Dade's Best Schools
It's not easy to decide which schools in Miami are the best for your child, but this helps take some of the guess work out.

Best and Worst of Miami Schools 2005
Miamis public schools have a lot to be proud of in 2005! The Florida Department of Education recently released its 2005 school report cards and Miami was pleased to learn that 153 of our 334 schools received a grade of A for student achievement! Thats approximately 46% of our schools and is far better than last years rate of 124 schools! We did, unfortunately, have 16 schools receive a grade of F this year.

Miami's Worst Schools
Miamis public schools have a lot to be proud of in 2005! The Florida Department of Education recently released its 2005 school report cards and Miami was pleased to learn that 153 of our 334 schools received a grade of A for student achievement! Thats approximately 46% of our schools and is far better than last years rate of 124 schools! We did, unfortunately, have 16 schools receive a grade of F this year. Page 2.

2012 Florida Hunting Seasons
Curious when you can hunt various species in Florida during 2010? Here's a list of the official Florida hunting seasons for this year.

Recycling Your Christmas Tree
Looking for a way to dispose of your Christmas tree in an environmentally-friendly fashion for free? Miami Dade's Department of Solid Waste Management offers the ideal solution - turn your Christmas tree into garden mulch!

Miami Heat Quiz
Think you know all there is to know about the Miami Heat? Test your sports trivia knowledge by taking our Miami Heat Quiz!

B-1B Lancer at the McDonald's Air and Sea Show
Photograph of a B-1B Lancer at the McDonald's Air and Sea Show in Fort Lauderdale. Page 5.

B-2 Bomber at the McDonald's Air and Sea Show
Photograph of a B-2 Bomber at the McDonald's Air and Sea Show in Fort Lauderdale. Page 4.

Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum. Page 2.

Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium. Page 13.

The Barnacle on Miami's Biscayne Bay
The Barnacle on Miami's Biscayne Bay. Page 10.

Miami Seaquarium, circa 1958
Opening in the late 1950s, Miami Seaquarium was one of the nation's first combination aquariums, marine research centers, and water-based entertainment venues. Here, in 1958, one of the performing dolphins leaps high from the tank to enjoy a tasty fish treat being proffered by its trainer. Page 2.

Miami Beach Packed With Sunbathers, circa 1940
On the sands of Miami Beach's Lummus Park, no clue is visible that a nation and the world were just emerging from the worst depression in history. Looking north from the Shoreham-Norman Hotel on February 10, 1940, it is evident that everybody who could afford to escape the brutal northern winters would, if they were able, come to Miami Beach. Page 5.

Navy Fighter Training in Miami Beach
While Miami Beach was the home of Army Air Force training, the Navy was based in Miami. Seven days a week Navy fighters and bombers put budding aviators through their practice paces. Page 7.

Couple Purchases a Ford Model A in Miami
Standing outside Miami's first Ford dealership a couple prepares to leave the dealership, excited about owning a brand-new Model A. Page 8.

Crocodile
Miami. Page 9.

Pan Am Sikorsky Clipper Leaves Miami for Buenos Aires
Which is more fascinating in this 1938 photograph? Thefour-engined Sikorsky clipper getting ready to leave for Buenos Aires, thePlymouth or Doge Coupe, or the Pam Am employees preparing to board beforethe ship is towed into the water off Dinner Key for takeoff?. Page 4.

Coconut Grove Convention Center
Miami. Page 10.

Marina with Downtown Miami in the Background
Miami. Page 2.

Downtown Miami Skyline
Miami. Page 7.

Espanola Drive
Miami. Page 3.

Miami Dade Metro Mover
Miami. Page 11.

Miami Convention Center
Miami. Page 12.

Miami Fountain
Miami. Page 13.

Miami Freedom Torch
Miami. Page 14.

Miami River
Miami. Page 9.

Miami Twilight Skyline
Miami. Page 4.

Miami Waterfront Skyline
Miami. Page 5.

Nighttime Miami Skyline
Miami. Page 6.

Sculpture
Miami. Page 8.

Kissing Manatees
Miami. Page 6.

Manatee Swimming
Miami. Page 7.

Manatee
Miami. Page 4.

Manatees on the Ocean Floor
Miami. Page 5.

Nursing Manatee with Calves
Miami. Page 8.

Panther
Miami. Page 2.

White Pelican
Miami. Page 3.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 4.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 3.

Lifeguard Stand
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 6.

Overseas Highway
Overseas Highway. Miami. Page 11.

Pink Lifeguard Stand
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 5.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 7.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 9.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida. Page 8.

Ocean Drive Sign
This street sign marks the presence of Florida's most famous street. Page 11.

Art Deco in Daytime
Miami Beach's art deco district shows its vibrant colors in daylight. Page 2.

Bass Museum of Art
The Bass Museum of Art's building is part of their unique collection! Page 4.

Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road's pedestrian mall is home to some of the city's trendiest cafes and art galleries. Page 5.

Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center is home to some of the world's largest and most interesting conventions. Page 6.

Miami Beach Patrol Headquarters
Miami Beach Patrol Headquarters is a world-famous landmark. Page 7.

Ocean Drive Cafe
A glimpse at a typical day on Ocean Drive. Page 9.

Ocean Drive Neon Sunset
This dramatic view of Ocean Drive's neon skyline at twilight offers an impressive look at the art deco capital of the world. Page 10.

Ocean Drive Sunset
This dramatic look at Ocean Drive highlights the city at sunset. Page 8.

Miami Gifts
Not sure what to get those last few on your gift list? Here are a few ideas for true native Miamians as well as our cold friends up north. They will welcome a touch of Miami sun!

Miami White Party
Miami White Party. Page 4.

Muscle Beach at the Miami White Party
Miami. Page 3.

Jessica Simpson Sings at the Orange Bowl
Jessica Simpson is featured in this photo at her 2004 Orange Bowl appearance where she entertained fans attending the game played between the University of Miami's Hurricanes and Florida State University's Seminoles at Pro Player Stadium. Page 2.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey make their entrance at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. VMA is held each year at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The couple married in 2002 and divorced three years later, citing

Jessica Simpson and Tina Simpson Close Miami Swim 2007
Jessica and Tina Simpson on the runway at the close of Miami Swim 2007. Jessica appears in front of her signature logo as the 2007 swimwear fashion show draws to a close. Miami Swim is one of the world's premier swimsuit fashion shows. Page 5.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Gaming Tables
Miami. Page 2.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hotel Room
Miami. Page 4.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Slot Machines
Miami. Page 3.

Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides residents and visitors with a uniquely South Florida garden experience. Dedicated to preserving the diversity of tropical plants, Fairchild features some of the world's best collections of palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines and fruit trees along with other tropical plants. Page 25.

Miami Skylift
Miami. Page 3.

Planetarium at the Miami Science Museum
Planetarium at the Miami Science Museum. Page 22.

Miami Neighborhoods
Miami's neighborhoods offer a glimpse at the variety of life in South Florida. From the nightclubs of South Beach to the bedroom suburbs of Kendall, you'll find a community for every type of personality somewhere in the Miami area.

Perricone's Marketplace - Italian in Downtown Miami
If you're looking for Italian in downtown Miami, Perricone's Marketplace is where you want to be! Their diverse menu features Italian classics like homemade potato gnocci and cioppino right alongside good thick Italian sandwiches. One downside is that you won't make it to the exit without plunking down your credit card in their irresistible Italian market!

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Pool and Beach
Miami.

Sunset Over Downtown Miami
Miami.

Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove Photo Gallery
Collection of beautiful photos of downtown Miami and Coconut Grove

Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove Photo Gallery
Collection of beautiful photos of downtown Miami and Coconut Grove

Parrots
Miami.

Miami Wildlife
A glimpse at some of Miami's native wildlife captured on film

Ocean Drive and Art Deco Photo Gallery
This collection of photos highlights the unique nature of Miami Beach's art deco district and Ocean Drive.

Ocean Drive and Art Deco Photo Gallery
This collection of photos highlights the unique nature of Miami Beach's art deco district and Ocean Drive.

Ocean Drive and Art Deco Photo Gallery
This collection of photos highlights the unique nature of Miami Beach's art deco district and Ocean Drive.

Things To Do in Miami
Miami's an exciting city full of interesting ways to spend your time. From the restaurants and nightlife of Miami Beach to amazing tourist destinations like the Everglades, Monkey Jungle and our fine museums, there's something for everyone in our great city!

Miami Beach Water Show, circa 1946
Watershows, originating in Atlantic City, were also a staple at Miami Beach hotels. As a part of guest entertainment, the shows were generally held every Sunday. In 1946, with a bevy of bathing beauties watching, one of the Vanderbilt Hotel beach boys does a clown dive from the three-meter board.

Miami-area Beach Photos
Photos of the finest beaches in South Florida.

Miami-Dade County School System
Miami's educational system can be extremely confusing for newcomers and experienced residents alike. This collection of resources will help guide your way through the maze.

Newspapers & Magazines
From the Miami Herald to the Jewish Star Times, there are publications for everyone and every situation.

Television
Miami has many fine local stations and TV shows. Check out the lineup here.