Just steps away, you will find the spectacular beaches, fashionable shopping and glamorous nightlife that make South Beach one of the world’s most famous playgrounds.
Miami Convention Center
This enormous convention center (its four rooms each hold 12,000 people) has hosted events as diverse as the Miss Universe pageant, a Billy Graham crusade and both Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Today, the spacious spots are used for the South Florida Auto Show, Art Basel, Forgiato Fest and other local popular events. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Jackie Gleason Theater and its lineup of talent.
Bal Harbour Shops
An ultra-exclusive shopping experience beckons in a stylish al fresco ambiance at Bal Harbour Shops, where you’ll find everything from Lanvin to Neiman Marcus and Gucci tucked among the palm-lined promenades.
Miami’s hands-down best mega-mall is home to a marvelous collection of shops and department stores, including Brooks Brothers, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret and more.
New World Symphony
Calling this a “music school” doesn’t begin to do it justice. The New World Symphony is the country’s only full-time orchestral academy that trains musicians for careers in symphony orchestras and ensembles. If you want to hear their talent live, the New World Symphony presents a season of concerts from September to May.
American Airlines Arena
Located in the heart of downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay, this state-of-the-art arena is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat and also hosts a year-round schedule of concerts, live events and more.
Dolphins Stadium is the home stadium of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes football team, while also hosting the iconic Orange Bowl college football bowl game each January.
Port of Miami
Before or after your cruise out of the Port of Miami, relax with a spacious, comfortable room at the Villas at Shelborne, which is located a convenient seven miles from the port.
The Bass Museum is one of the main reasons Miami is considered a cultural destination. The museum specializes in Renaissance to modern art from around the world. It’s well known for creating and presenting traveling exhibitions from national and international collectors, highlighting Contemporary art, 19th-century paintings and Asian art.
Miami City Ballet
This ballet company is widely known as one of the most respected companies in the U.S. Relying mainly on the works of George Balanchine, it nonetheless visits the artistry of many other notable choreographers and performs many traditional classics to the delight of audiences. Do you have a budding ballerina? The company operates the Miami City Ballet School, which accepts 375 students each year.
Villas at Shelborne
1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139