7 Great Places to go in Miami Beach*

It’s not the 3 A.M. call but it can be as scary. The folks heard the weather here is great, lots of stuff to see and do compared to where they are. So they’ve decided to come on short notice. Very short notice. They’re descending on Miami Beach any minute now and knowing them they’ll try to squeeze in as much as they possibly can on the weekend. Here are some suggestions where they can go, stay busy and entertained. Problem: they just may want to come back again and again. Well, take the risk and enjoy.

The New World SymphonyThe New World Symphony

Residing in the magnificent New World Center, opened in 2011, designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry. Its acoustics engineered by a master of the trade, Yasuhisa Toyota. The NWS is the only full time orchestral academy preparing musicians for careers in symphony orchestras and ensembles. All under the artistic direction of Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. Performances include symphonic concerts, chamber music, percussion, metal and woods instrumental concerts, special festivals and recitals. Programs are directed for all ages and tastes from the classical to the contemporary. The New World Symphony has made its mark in Miami Beach and is wonderful for self and family.

The Jewish MuseumJewish Museum of Florida

The museum opened in 1995 in a former synagogue that housed the first congregation on Miami Beach. It is a place that presents its own as well as traveling exhibits. It sponsors cultural and educational programs. The museum houses a Collection and Research Center reflecting nearly 250 years of Florida Jewish history, art, culture and values to Jews and non Jews alike in an informal mode. Young and adult groups are regular visitors. A unique experience.

The Miami Beach Botanical GardenThe Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Founded in 1962, this urban green space was transformed in 2011 with a landscape renovation designed by architect Raymond Jungles. The new landscape showcases native Florida plants and trees including bromeliads, palms, orchids and many others. There is a Japanese garden, a native garden, ponds, fountains and a wetland with mangrove and pond apple trees. A living wall landscape area allows you to see how flowering plants, vines and trees coexist. Just sitting in one of the gardens will bring you peace and the ideal space for thought and meditation.

The WolfsonianThe Wolfsonian

Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the Wolfsonian is a museum, library and research center that uses its collection to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design. The collection comprises approximately 20,000 pieces from the period 1885 to 1945-the height of the industrial revolution until the end of World War II including furniture, industrial design objects, works in glass, ceramics, metal, rare books, paintings and textiles. A very intriguing collection with a great degree of beauty and depth.

Miami Beach Golf ClubMiami Beach Golf Club

Located at 2301 Alton Road this amazingly beautiful urban golf course is very close to all the hotels on the beach. The course was redesigned in 2002 by Arthur Hills, on of our premier golf course designers. As many golfers have attested, the tee boxes, fairways and greens are firm and kept in great shape. Add to it all a real nice restaurant with a sumptuous view of the rolling golf course. A great place to play or just watch.

The Bass Museum of ArtThe Bass Museum of Art

Founded in 1963 through the donation by the John and Johanna Bass private collection. On 21st and Collins the Bass is all about inspiring and educating by exploring the connections between historical and contemporary art. The exhibits present art in dynamic conversations spanning time, history and cultures. 3,000 works are housed at the Bass, from Antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque art anchors exhibitions, educational programs and scholarship. Always a great place to visit.

*There’s more

Besides the venues we mentioned there is much more to see. For further information contact us or call us at 305 244-4333/305 609-5095

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