Miami in a nutshell
Great year round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling
waters of Biscayne Bay are the backdrops for a cosmopolitan metropolis, pulsing with the
rhythms of its diverse population. Boasting a vibrant arts and cultural landscape,
renowned nightlife scene and world class dining and entertainment, Miami draws
an eclectic mix of visitors from sizzling celebrities to frolicking
families seeking fun in the sun.
Miami's downtown city center pulsates with activity as
commercial, cultural and leisure pursuits come together in dynamic diversity.
Low buildings, shopping arcades and storefronts tightly packed with
merchandise evoke Miami’s origins as a trading town.
On West Flagler Street the original 1920s Olympia Theater has become the Gusman Center
for the Performing Arts, a worthy venue for concerts and performances.
A few blocks away, a broad Mediterranean piazza is at the heart of the
Miami-Dade Cultural Center, cornered by the graceful arches, barrel
tile roofs and cream-colored stucco of the main public library.
Also on the piazza, the Miami Art Museum showcases changing exhibits
of international art, while the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
interweaves the tapestry of local and regional history through permanent
and special exhibits.
On Biscayne Boulevard, the Freedom Tower, built in1925
as Miami’s first skyscraper, recorded city events when it housed the offices of
the Miami Daily News and then played a starring part as the gateway to freedom for
thousands of Cuban refugees. Across the Boulevard, the white sculpted curves of the
American Airlines Arena mark the home of the NBA’s Miami Heat.
Football is celebrated in the Orange Bowl, home of the University of Miami Hurricanes team.
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