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Goin' to Miami

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A June 2006 trip to Miami by melissabowman

Zoo Miami Photo, Miami, Florida More Photos
Quote: With 5 weeks in Miami and a ton of things to do, we had to choose just a few. We had such a great time and enjoyed the many activities that Miami has to offer.

Goin' to Miami

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Another view of the ocean on a gorgeous view.  Photo, Miami, Florida
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Miami has is full of variety, culture and experience. It is one of the biggest travel spots in the US and is a hot spot among many celebrities and stars. With temperatures that average 70 degrees all year long, why wouldn’t you want to travel here? The off-season the weather is very hot and humid, mostly 90’s and it rains pretty often. June 1st starts the rainy and hurricane season, so be prepared for some heavy rain but somewhat sporadic. And be prepared for those storms. In the on-season the weather is in the 70’s and great for the winter months to most. The nickname for Florida is the sunshine state and that it is for most of the year. As far as what to do, Miami is full of fun and ent...Read More

Pro Player Stadium

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Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Home of the Florida Marlins and the Miami Dolphins, Pro Player Stadium was a disappointing experience for a baseball game. My husband is a huge baseball fan, and enjoys traveling to different stadiums to check them out. Pro Player Stadium was built with football in mind. I believe few changes have been made to accommodate baseball, however, these minor changes do not make watching a baseball game as enjoyable as in a stadium that is designated only for baseball. For starters, the stadium is huge, and only about a third of it is used for the game. Since the stadium is so big, and the fan base is so small, it felt really weird...almost like I was at a high school game. Second, the seats did not face the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Pro Player Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th St
Miami, Florida 33056
(305) 623-6100

Zoo Miami

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Attraction | "Miami Metro Zoo"

Zoo Miami Photo, Miami, Florida
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The Miami Metro Zoo was incredible. It is the best zoo I have ever been to. The environment the animals live in and are kept in is very lifelike. I don't remember seeing many animals behind glass or in cages. Most of the animals were out in an area that had big trenches or something to keep them in. The way this zoo is set up is you basically walk a path from one end to the other, and you never have to tun around or see the same animal again. It is great that you can see every animal without having to go back or turn around. You do not have to choose a direction and then go back another direction. When you get to the end, there is a tram that can either take you through the whole zoo or back...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Zoo Miami
12400 Southwest 152nd Street 12400 Sw 152 Street
Miami, Florida 33177
(305) 251-0400

Bayside Marketplace

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Attraction | "Bayside Market Place"

Ocean side of the bay Photo, Miami, Florida
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Indulge yourself at Bayside—the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer. Whether you are interested in our vibrant marketplace, exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment, or national brand name stores. Bayside's wealth of activity offers something for everyone. Come experience Miami, visit Bayside! Bayside is a shopping center in the Miami Port bay. There are several shops, dining, boat tours, and games. It reminded me of a carnival almost, only a little more upscale. Bayside had tons of retail shops, like Guess, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Brookstone, Champs, Foot Locker, Gap, a Nike shop, and many others. It's pretty much like a mall, only all the store entrances are o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Bayside Marketplace
Fourth and Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33133
(305) 577-3344

Port of Miami

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Port of Miami Photo, Miami, Florida
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The Port of Miami is home to the biggest cruise ship industry. Several cruise ships come in and out daily. I don't think I went one day without seeing at least one ship. In fact, during our trip in Miami, the cruise ship NCL Pride of America made its debut and hosted the show Live with Regis and Kelly right from the Port in Miami. Cruse ships come in and out all day long and sit right off the toll bridge from Miami's main land and South Beach. As you drive in every day you will see several cruise ships there in the post. Not only will you see the cruise ships you will also see lots of cargo and other goods that are shipped from there as well. You can see these cruise ships when they leave ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Port of Miami
1015 North American Way
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 291-7678

Florida Marlins Baseball

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Attraction | "Florida Marlins"

Florida Marlins Baseball Photo, Pompano Beach, Florida
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While on our trip, we had to go to a baseball game. One thing my husband has to do on trips is go to a baseball game in whatever city we are visiting. In this case, we went to the Marlins game. They played the Atlanta Braves. The game itself was pretty fun. Fans are not big on baseball here in Florida, but the staff was friendly. The tickets were pretty cheap. We found a coupon in the paper for a buy-one-get-one free, which was nice since it rained and the game was delayed a little. The Marlins are an expansion team and the first major league team to come to Florida. The Marlins have never had a true stadium and because of a flood in the market with several minor league teams and spring trai...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Florida Marlins Baseball
Pro Player Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Little Havana

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Little Havana Photo, Miami, Florida
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Little Havana is a small suburb of Miami that got its name from its residents. Its population is almost 100% Cuban. Calle Ocho is the main road that runs through Little Havana and when you hit it, you know it. Every thing immediately turns to Spanish and you see many Cuban or Latin American people everywhere.My husband’s school, where he took his immersion program, was in the heart of this little town. He drove through it every day and found the experience very interesting and different than anything he has ever experienced before. A place so rich in culture it was as if he drove right in Cuba itself. Little Havana is a pretty well known place, it has made TV appearances on C.S.I....Read More

Little Havana
Miami River, Sw 11th Street, Sw 22nd Ave. And I-95
Miami, Florida