|Set in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, The Clinton Hotel is steps away from the most exotic beaches and attractions in the world. The Wolfsonian,Ocean Drive, and the Design District are just a few of the things you may encounter while you visit. The Miami Beach Convention Center hosts a variety of events that you can stroll to from our lobby doors.|
|Our eclectic array of boutique stores surrounds our beautiful property Theaters, galleries and restaurants dominate the historic Lincoln Road. This South Beach Hotel is footsteps away from the world’s leading designers and trendiest stores. Armani Exchange, Versace, Kenneth Cole, Barney’s of New York, The Gap, Banana Republic, Diesel, Levis, Adidas, and the list goes on and on. Miami Beach is an international center for art and culture with an extensive array of local galleries. Miami Beach performance arenas include Lincoln Theatre, Jackie Gleason Theatre, Gusman Center of Performing Arts, and Greater Miami Performing Arts Center.
It is here that first-class hotels share palm-lined streets with hip youth hostels – where back-packers share budget travel tips, cafe-society gathers to discuss literature, politics and the arts, long-legged models and muscular men pose for fashion magazines in the middle of Ocean Drive. It is here that some of the finest chefs in America today dish out Miami New World, Latin, and Caribbean cuisines at trendy eateries that are a must for visitors.
Multi-culturalism is alive and well in South Beach. It attracts a growing number of visitors each year – New York escapees, European hoteliers, South American investors, master-of-the-universe yuppies, gays and lesbians, and Cuban immigrants all mingle as one. Because it is a mosaic of cultures, the Greater Miami area and South Beach have become a mecca for talent scouts, recording artists and producers, movie producers and celebrities – all drawn to the area's eccentric rhythms.
|Miami Beach Convention Center:
Located just a few blocks from the Hotel, the Miami Beach Convention Center is the location if the biggest conventions, business events and exhibitions in South Florida.
Lincoln Road Shopping:
Sometimes referred to as the "Fifth Avenue of the South", Lincoln Road offers some of the most elegant retailers in SoBe.
Bal Harbour Shops:
Just steps from the beach, Bal Harbour Shops is Miami Beach's answer to Beverly Hills. Shop exclusive names like Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and more. Experience true glamour in the Bal Harbour Shops' Scene and Be Seen fashion shows
This shopping center includes more than 200 shops and boutiques, restaurants, a 24-screen cinema, and other services. Anchored by Macy's, JcPenney, Sears and Burdines, the mall is also home to Cheesecake Factory, Paramount Grill and Johnny Rockets.
The 4.5-acre Miami Beach Botanical Garden showcases a wide variety of plant specimens. In order to attract visitors, it does not charge any admission fee. In addition, the Garden's Banyan Room and Terrace, Butterfly Room, Fountain Courtyard, Great Lawn, Palm Grove and Japanese Garden are available for reservations year round for weddings and other functions.
Ancient Spanish Monastery:
Built in Segovia, Spain, this monastery cloister is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst brought the pieces to America and Miami developers reassembled the monastery on its current site in 1952
American Airlines Arena:
Home of the Miami Heat pro basketball as well as countless other major events, the American Airlines Arena offers online ticketing and plenty of parking.
Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts:
Whether it's the symphony, dance or drama that brings you to the Arsht Center, you won't be disappointed. Resident companies include the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Treat your family to a day with marine animals! Located on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, the Seaquarium presents marine-life shows and exhibits. You can choose from a variety of activities, including the opportunity to swim with the dolphins in their Dolphin Harbor's Dolphin Encounter program, which features 10 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in a 12,000 square foot pool. The Seaquarium is well-connected
to the City and is close to the downtown area, the Port of Miami and the airport. Buses...
Cape Florida Lighthouse:
Built in 1825, this 95-foot lighthouse is the oldest building in south Florida. It originally guided sailors through the dangerous waters along the Straits of Florida. Although it was removed from service many times during various wars, it has weathered the years extraordinarily well. The US Coast Guard has used it as a navigational device for the past 25 years. The lighthouse is part of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State
Park. Guests can take guided tours, explore by themselves, or relax in the open-air Lighthouse Cafe.
Barnacle State Historic Sight:
Unlike many of South Florida's state parks, Barnacle is centrally located and easily accessible by automobile. Just off a main street in trendy Coconut Grove, this five-acre historic site offers visitors a glimpse into a past full of beauty and luxury. This stately structure was originally the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, a landowner and yacht enthusiast who hailed from New York. Before and after Munroe's passing, pains were taken to assure that the property reflected south Florida...
Jungle Island is now the home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and the best trained bird show in the world. It is a place where exotic birds "fly free" everyday.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens:
Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark; we're also a museum owned by Miami-Dade County and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days each year, and we invite you to visit this serene and stunningly beautiful retreat in the heart of Miami. Built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens features a main house, ten acres of formal gardens, a hardwood hammock, and soon-to-be-restored historic village.
Just across the Rickenbacker Causeway, 2 miles south of downtown Miami (yet a world away, according to residents), is Key Biscayne. This 7 mile long and 2 mile wide barrier island is known for its spectacular beaches and many other recreational opportunities, as well as its relaxed, small-town lifestyle.
On the east side of the Key is Crandon Park. It’s 3.5 mile white sand beach has been rated one of the 10 most beautiful in the United States by CondÈ Nast Traveler magazine. There are two outstanding sports sites here: Crandon Park Golf Course and the Tennis Center . Crandon Park Golf Course, with its lush tropical setting and great views of the Miami skyline. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center with a marina, bike paths, concessions and more, round out the many family offerings in Crandon Park .
The Village of Key Biscayne is little more than a square mile of the island, which includes 1,800 acres of natural parkland. Key Biscayne is fabulously situated for water sports. Windsurfing is especially popular from Hobie Island , just 200 feet off the mainland. Scuba diving into offshore reefs and wrecks is also possible, along with sport fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing, and sailing.
Little Havana (Calle Ocho)
The official name of this area is Southwest Eighth Street , but everyone knows it as "Calle Ocho."
Cubans who fled from Cuba in the 1960’s recreated their community west of Brickell Avenue , imbuing it with nostalgia for their homeland. This vibrant neighborhood, home to many residents from Central and South America as well, has a distinct Latin flavor. Everything is authentic, from the fruit stands and cigar factories to the eat-at windows of the cafeterias where patrons drink Cuban coffee and passionately discuss politics.
You'll want to visit the area's quaint shops, where you'll find embroidered guayabera shirts, hand-rolled cigars and Latin music, or explore gift shops offering unique items and Cuban memorabilia.
Cultural activities are blossoming here, along with art galleries, studios and theaters. Cultural Fridays take place on the last Friday of every month along Calle Ocho and feature dance, music, poetry, visual arts, and theater. The historic Tower Theater is alive with performances, cultural and educational programs, and multi-cultural films, while Teatro Ocho is home to theater productions in Spanish.
Last, but not least is the food. Little Havana is one of the best places to experience Latin cuisine. Latin flavor takes center stage during Carnaval Miami, a week-long celebration of Hispanic culture culminating with Calle Ocho (a street festival that's often referred to as "the world's largest block party"), which attracts more than a million people each year.
SOBE EVENTS 2009
Miami Beach is a vibrant international city with multicultural appeal. Diverse annual events on South Beach include the International Food & Wine Festival, International Boat Show, Winter Music Conference, Art Basel, Film Festival to name a few. Art and culture, cuisine, music and more we guarantee South Beach offers the best in the world. The following is a calendar of major events happening in and around Miami Beach during 2009
Aug 01 - Aug 31 - Miami Spice - Restaurant Month
Sep 01- Sep 30 - Miami Spice
Dec 02- Dec 05 - Art Basel
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve party in South Beach
Do not hesitate to speak to our concierge if you require more information on any of these exiting events in Miami Beach. Please contact our concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org.