MIAMI DOWNTOWN - MIAMI SOUTH BEACH TRANSPORTATION
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2010 7:35 PM Last Post By: windy
Feb 2, 2010 9:35 AM
MIAMI DOWNTOWN - MIAMI SOUTH BEACH TRANSPORTATIONHi
We will be in Miami for 4 nights coming from Cancun.We arrive on a Friday afternoon at Miami Airport and depart on Monday noon. Lets say we have 2 1/2 day in Mîami only. We stay near Brickell Avenue. We are planning to spend one day at South Beach - shopping, looking, walking around.
How best do we get there from Miami Downtown with public transport or Taxi? How much would the fare be with taxi?
Second day we plan to go to Aventura Mall - again how to reach there best? I hope ther will be time to see see little Haiti or little HAvanna in Downtown Miami. Again how best to reach their from Brickell Avenue. If time permits we will go to the Everglades for a few hours but I think we just dont have enought time.
Thanks lot for your help.
Feb 2, 2010 9:51 AM
1Hi, Should you decide to visit the Everglades you'll need to rent a car. While all the other places you mentioned could be reached by public transport (bus), trying to figure out the routes, connections, times and stops would be very difficult at best. My suggestion is to take a taxi. I wouldn't know what the various taxi fares would be but unless you're on a dirt cheap budget it should be affordable.
Have a great trip.
Feb 2, 2010 2:08 PM
2Except for SoBe, you want a car to get around.
If you are unwilling or unable, use this website. It's not bad because it's not extensive or is difficult to figure out, it's bad because you usually have to transfer often and are constantly left waiting.
The Everglades is a world class park. Make a day for it (if you rent a car).
Feb 3, 2010 3:17 AM
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Feb 3, 2010 2:12 PM
6Whether or not it is a good location depends upon what your criteria are. It is not located in an area that you'll want to walk around but it is just west of South Beach (not within reasonable walking distance though). Just so you know there is a Marriott right in South Beach on the south end of Ocean drive. That's the one with the best location.
Feb 4, 2010 11:41 AM
Feb 4, 2010 1:52 PM
81. Brickell is the better location. It is near Mary Brickell Village, a center of restaurants & bars & within walking distance of Little Havana. Also more upscale.
2. To get to Miami Beach -- or anywhere else downtown -- the key is the free overhead Metro-Mover which has a stop just 2 blocks from Marriott Brickell at 13th & Brickell (The Brickell Loop).
3. To get to SoBe, take the Metro-Mover to any of the downtown stations. get off & take the next car that says "Omni Loop." Take that to the Adrienne Arsht Center/Bus Terminal station. Go downstairs & take Bus Route 120 "Beach Max," ($2.00) which will take you direct to SoBe at 5th St. & then across 5th to washington Avenue & up washington to Lincoln Rd, the length of South Beach. To get home, reverse the process, transferring from the Metro-Mover Omni Loop back to the Brickell Loop downtown.
Feb 5, 2010 1:59 PM
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Feb 8, 2010 11:48 AM
11If you decide to explore downtown Miami itself a little bit, you can try renting a funky little three wheeled "Go Car". It's a neat alternative that allows the traveler to explore and learn at their own pace while driving their own sweet ride.
You can find a concise article critiquing this cool and unusual way to tour Miami at http://www.bit.ly/6FCnHf
Feb 8, 2010 12:39 PM
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