A world-class marine-life entertainment park features eight marine animal shows and presentations. It is home to Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV superstar Flipper. Guests will discover the grace of bottlenose dolphins, and laugh with the adventures of Salty the Sea Lion. Other exhibits include Crocodiles, Salty’s Pirate Playground, stingray touch pool, and friendly Manatees. Visitors can get up-close to these friendly mammals through dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor or walk underwater among tropical fish during a Sea Trek Reef Encounter. www.miamiseaquarium.com
Family attraction located in the heart of the city, between Downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon the rich tradition Parrot Jungle began in 1936, it is home to some of the world’s rarest and most incredible animals, including Mama Cass, the only tame Cassowary on the planet; the liger, who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the World’s Largest Cat; and Peanut and Pumpkin, only the third set of Orangutan twins to be born in captivity. Guests can participate in hands-on interactions with some of the animals, marvel at the engaging animal shows and are amazed by the park’s breathtaking landscapes and vistas. www.jungleisland.com
Miami Children’s Museum
Play, learn, imagine and create on Watson Island with the museum’s 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries, as well as daily programming for the whole family. The museum also offers seasonal camps and classes, custom birthday party packages and more. Pick up a unique souvenir from Kid Smart Educational Gift Shop, and lunch at Subway. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
The 2.6-acre urban green space at the heart of South Beach was transformed in 2011 with a $1.2 million landscape renovation designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles. The new landscape showcases Florida native plants and trees, significant new water gardens and cascading fountains, a welcoming entrance.
Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with its leisure-focused lifestyle and grand design, Acqualina is South Florida’s only five-star hotel of its kind, built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers between the 51-story tower, featuring 98-luxury rooms and 188 lavish residences, and its 400 feet of glistening Atlantic shoreline.
very detail of the guest suites has been studied with a master design eye, from luxury beds and bedding to, the custom case goods and artwork, as well as the customary Acqualina 5 star service. The resulting vision, a space fit for royalty.
Guests may partake in a variety of off property excursions, or enjoy a collection of amenities on property that make the luxury Miami Beach resort a true destination. Our Les Clefs d’Or Concierge staff await your call at +1.305.918.6860
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The Richmond is a small hotel situated directly on the ocean in the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District and in one of South Beach’s finest location. The Richmond is an authentic art deco restoration, meticulously and lovingly directed by owners Patricia and Allan Herbert and is family-owned and operated since 1941. The Herbert’s have paid detailed attention to every aspect of the renovation and maintenance of the Hotel and their passion for it has been embraced by the hotels friendly, hand-selected staff who provide sincere and personalized, cordial hospitality which has developed a strong, loyal clientele and following.
The Richmond features one hundred guestrooms: each offering all-white bedding and down comforters, Art Deco décor with blond-oak furnishings, desk and armchair and unique Allan Herbert-inspired alarm clock. Accommodations also include in-room safes, bathrobe and iron/ironing board. Hotel services include: High-Speed WiFi (surcharge), satellite television and Valet parking. Guests also enjoy a business center and complimentary Fitness Center. Meeting Facilities are available upon request. The heated swimming pool, patio and fountains are surrounded by luscious landscaping creating a unique oasis for visitors. The hotel chef oversees the inviting Verandah Dining Terrace; serving dining and daily drink specials. Guests enjoy the Bridge to Romance linking the Richmond to Miami Beach’s Beachwalk and direct beach access to the warm, turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Hotel is just steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, the New World Symphony, Botanical Gardens, Holocaust Memorial and Bass Art Museum. The Richmond is also within easy walking distance to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive and all of the exciting nightlife, fine dining experiences and shopping that South Beach has to offer. The Richmond is conveniently located to the Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami and all major South Florida sporting & event venues.