A February 2005 trip
to Miami by derjuj
Quote: We had one long weekend in the Miami, Florida, area to see as much as we could. Things we saw included Everglades, South Beach, Coconut Grove, and Key Largo.
Hotel | "Comfort Suites"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 7, 2005
Comfort Suites Miami
3901 SW 117 AVENUE
Miami, Florida 33175
Restaurant | "Mango's"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 15, 2005
Mango's Tropical Cafe
900 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Restaurant | "Green Street Cafe"
The only problem I had with the place was our table. They put us outside on a step, so it seemed like we were on display. At our table there was not much light, so it was hard to read the menu. Most of the other tables had enough light because of the heater lamps. Overall, it was good.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2005
3468 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
+1 305 444 0244
The food was good, nothing special but good. We both had enough to eat, with more to spare. The service was okay, but it took forever to get our drinks (water and a soda). Our waiter was running around like crazy. I think he had tables inside and outside. Almost every time he came over he said that he was sorry it took so long for him to get to us. It seemed like they needed a few more waiters.
Overall, the food was good, but the service was not that great and the room was crowded.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 16, 2005
3484 Main Highway
Miami, Florida 33133
Attraction | "Miami Metro Zoo"
The only issue is that this is a large zoo, so be ready to walk a lot unless you rent a bike or use the tram. There is a lot of space between the enclosures, almost as if they plan to one day place new enclosures between the existing ones.
Even though the enclosures are large, you are still able to see the animals. Of course, the animals are more active in the morning than in the hot midday sun. Throughout the day, the zoo gives different shows and talks, and you can even feed the pelicans. There are also a few exhibits for kids to play in. There is so much to do. If you plan on walking everywhere and seeing all the animals, make sure you leave at least 2 to 3 hours to see that place. We had a great time visiting this zoo and would love to go back.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2005
12400 Southwest 152nd Street 12400 Sw 152 Street
Miami, Florida 33177
Attraction | "Coconut Grove Arts Festival"
The admission fee was $5 a person. There were also artists set up outside of the official area with works you could see for free. We have a great time but wished we had more time to enjoy all the art.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2005
Washington Mutual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
2820 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
+1 305 447 0401
Everglades National Park
Various Visitor Centers
Everglades National Park, Florida