Miami Beach Invites Vacationers Back to the Beach

Miami Beach is ready and open for business as hotels, restaurants, and attractions open their doors following Hurricane Irma. Miami Beach is truly like no other place in the world and is open for business, with the beach’s iconic hotels, restaurants, and attractions operating once again. Tourists are welcome back with open arms and can expect the same signature vacation experience that Miami Beach offers any time of the year. From hotels like The Betsy and Delano to fine-dining at Nobu and Hakkasan, the city is back in action.

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Hurricane or no hurricane, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks. It’s no wonder this beautifully diverse city is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport.

We are so thankful that Miami Beach weathered the storm well. The city has taken all necessary precautions and diligently made preparations in order to welcome back our beloved locals and tourists from around the globe,” said Peggy Benua, Chair of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and General Manager of Dream South Beach. “Miami Beach’s key destinations have reopened and look forward to delivering on the five-star service visitors expect.”

Miami Beach Invites Vacationers

Miami Beach invites vacationers back to the beach as hotels, restaurants, and attractions open their doors following Hurricane Irma. Tourists are welcome back with open arms.

A number of the beach’s hotels, restaurants and attractions are now open and eager to welcome guests. Below is only a sampling:

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The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority was recently named the World’s Leading City Tourist Board in 2016 and 2016 North America’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards, awarded first place in the 2017 and 2016 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the categories of “Best LGBTQ Destination” and “Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada” and a winner of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of “Destinations | Mobile App“, “Overall Spa Destinations | U.S and Canada” and “Overall Beaches Destinations | U.S and Canada” respectively. The City of Miami Beach has also been named one of the top cities worldwide for ‘walkability’ and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination has been ranked by TripAdvisor as a Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations, Top Romantic Destinations, Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.

For more information and updates on Miami Beach, download the Miami Beach Information App at www.miamibeachapi.com/app/.

Miami Beach’s Social And Event Season Amps Up In Fall

Fall—and winter, for that matter–is one of the best times to visit Miami Beach. The city’s year round comfortable temperatures is never more enjoyable and make it easy to experience and participate in an assortment of activities and events late into the year. The city is bursting with a wealth of offerings from film and food festivals to an exciting arts program at the Bass Museum and of course, the opening season of the New World Symphony.

Miami Beach is like no other place in the world. Recently awarded 2014 and 2015 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of “Destinations | Mobile App” and “Overall Spa Destinations| U.S and Canada” respectively, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks. It is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations.

The choice of culinary, cultural and social events are so immense, travelers will want to book a flight and a hotel stay as soon as possible. And of course, let’s not forget the cultural event of the season, the king of all Miami Beach fall events, Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center (and all the art shows, parties, store openings, did I mention parties, that revolves around the Big Whale itself).

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Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (PRNewsFoto/Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority)

Miami Beach is certainly busy and fun all year long, but fall is one of the most active and engaging times to visit the city,” notes Peggy Benua, Chair, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “From the New World Symphony to the Bass Museum, from the Italian Film Festival to the Seafood Festival, and a variety of exceptional events in between, the city’s hotel room capacity should be at high levels all season long.”

In 2014, consistent with previous years, Miami Beach remains the most common area for visitor lodging in Miami-Dade County with the majority of visitors (48%) traveling to Miami Beach.(1)

Miami Beach remains continuously intriguing and entertaining, with so much to do besides beaches, restaurants and nightclubs,” says Grisette Roque, Executive Director, MBVCA. “Our visitors have options here, far more than they even realize when they book a stay. That’s what makes Miami Beach a new and return favorite for travelers and the Fall season amps up the activity level considerably.

Where to go, what to do? The choices are endless in Miami Beach. As fall arrives, visitors and residents are dazzled by the assortment – and quality – of selections. A small sample of some of fall’s major events and happenings are below with something for everyone under the sun.

IT’S FALL 2015. HERE WE GO:
– As part of the Bass Museum of Art‘s bassX series, famed sculptor Rachel Harrison‘s best work will be on display. Harrison is best known for her colorful and witty work that addresses the conventions of art and mass culture. bassX is a series of solo projects, exhibitions, talks, education programs and events that will take place in a pop-up gallery space across the street from the museum in the Miami Beach Library at 227 22nd Street (22nd St. & Liberty Avenue) while the museum is closed for an internal expansion. https://www.bassmuseum.org/art/bassx/

For visitors who love la Dolce Vita, head to the Italian Film Festival (Oct. 8-13) to experience the best short films and documentaries from Cinema Italia. Since 2002, the Italian Film Festival has been promoting Italian culture through cinema and art in the US and internationally. http://www.cinemaitaly.com/

The New World Symphony's Main Facade is Part Projection and Part Glass Curtain Wall (Credit: Claudia Uribe) (PRNewsFoto/Miami Beach Visitor and...)

The New World Symphony’s Main Facade is Part Projection and Part Glass Curtain Wall (Credit: Claudia Uribe) (PRNewsFoto/Miami Beach Visitor and…)

The New World Symphony will be kicking off their extraordinary 28th academic season (Oct.10-11) with the 14-member Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble led by conductor and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. Drama and power will ring out as the ensemble lends voice to Stravinsky’s one-act chamber opera, The Fox, before bringing Russian vows to life in The Wedding. http://www.newworldcenter.com/EventDetail.aspx?EID=858 Continue reading