While it is true that the gorgeous shores of the Miami Beach Art Deco hotel district are irresistible, there are just as many intriguing delights to be found around the city itself. Because of its excellent location near almost all points of interest, National Hotel Miami Beach is the ideal choice for seeing all that the greater Miami and Miami Beach area have to offer. For additional details or to book any of the tours listed below, please contact the Concierge Staff at 305.423.7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This two-hour guided tour begins with Miami Beach's famed Art Deco hotel district, and continues with visits to Downtown Miami, the Brickell Avenue Financial district, the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove and Little Havana. Total trip time with travel is three hours, includes guide and transportation. Choose a morning or afternoon departure. Can be combined with boat tour.
An equally compelling way to see the sites of Miami is from the waters of Biscayne Bay. On a 90-minute boat tour, you'll see Downtown Miami and the Brickell Financial District, as well as Palm Island, Fisher Island, Hibiscus Island and Star Island. These private isles are home to the palatial estates associated with such celebrities as Al Capone, Howard Hughes, Shaquille O'Neal, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Nixon, Andre Agassi, Sean Combs and countless others. Choose a morning or afternoon departure. Can be combined with city tour.
Enter a tropical paradise complete with amazing wildlife like an albino alligator, 21-foot-long crocodile, one of the world's only Ligers (a lion/tiger crossbreed), and over 200 different species of parrots and macaws. This is just part of the draw of Jungle Island – located just minutes from National Hotel Miami Beach. Besides observing wildlife, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy fantastic and amusing shows with trained birds and explore the family-friendly La Playa beachfront, complete with inflatable water slides. Trip includes admission to the park plus transportation.
Once home to the television star, Flipper, the trained dolphin, The Miami Seaquarium is now one of today's leading dolphin and marine biology research centers. Exciting shows with jumping dolphins and performing sea lions still delight audiences of all ages, but don't miss out on the shark, manatee, stingray, and coral exhibits. Trip includes transportation to the park on Key Biscayne, plus admission to the park. For an additional cost, guests and older children can also swim with the dolphins as part of the Dolphin Harbor experience (please mention this at the time of booking since availability is limited).
Discover your inner pirate as you walk through historic Key West. You will board the conch train and tour the Old Town. Then you will visit the island hideaway of Ernest Hemingway and see the southernmost point of the United States – just 90 miles from Cuba. Afterwards, rent bikes or scooters and enjoy the smells, sights, tastes and sounds of Duval Street and Mallory Square. Full-day trip includes transportation to and from Key West (approximately 3.5 hours each way). For an additional charge, snorkeling the Key West reef can be added to this trip (includes equipment and beverages).
Everglades National Park:
Spend a morning in quiet wonder at one of the ten largest National Parks in the United States – The Everglades – also known as The River of Grass (Departures in the AM only). Unlike anywhere else on the planet, this vast and fragile ecosystem is the nesting grounds for thousands of aquatic birds, reptiles and Wild life. This five-hour tour includes a thrilling ride on a modern airboat, zipping through the grassy swamp flats. You will also have ample opportunity to stroll the elevated boardwalk and see alligators, turtles, wading birds and native plant life in their natural habitat. Trip also includes a visit to an authentic native Indian reservation and an alligator-wrestling show.
Frequently shown in movies and television, this magnificent ocean-side estate was built in the early 1900s by Chicago industrialist, socialite and art connoisseur James Deering. The property is a triumph of renaissance and pre-war era engineering, with stately coral walls, sprawling Italian-style gardens, an indoor-outdoor grotto swimming pool, a floating breakwater garden, and perfectly preserved rococo details in the tile work, ceilings, friezes and more. This trip includes transportation to the villa's location in Coconut Grove plus admission to the grounds. Guided tours of the property are also available at an additional charge.
As one of the world's most unique fashion destinations, the greater Miami area boasts a fabulous selection of designer shops, eclectic boutiques, and international brands. Whether it be the fresh-off-the-runway styles of Diane Von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Betsey Johnson, and Donald J Pliner or the extensive selection offered by department stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Bloomingdales, Miami always makes a fashionable impression. As well, National Hotel Miami Beach offers unmatched access to the avant-garde designs of Lincoln Road and the nearby Miami Design District. Allow our Concierge Staff to arrange a custom shopping excursion complete with private transportation. Contact the Concierge Staff at 305.423.7211 or email@example.com.