The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAAM) is a contemporary art museum located within the new Museum Park in Downtown Miami. Founded in 1984 as the Center for the Fine Arts, it was renamed in 2013 upon the opening of this new building designed by Herzog & de Meuron at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard. PAMM is part of the 20-acre Museum Park (formerly known as the Bicentennial Park) and the $275 million Patricia Frost Museum of Science and a city park are being built in the area, with completion scheduled for 2015. The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is directly served by rapid transit at Museum Park Metromover station and by Metroral via transfer at Government Center station.
The American Airlines Arena opened in December 1999, and is located in Downtown Miami. It can be configured into five different arrangements and can house anywhere between 5,000 to 20,000 spectators. It books some of the hottest and most exciting events on the entertainment calendar. The American Airlines Arena Miami is home to NBA's Miami Heat. However, it also holds events and concerts. For all the latest news and up-to-date information on what's on at the American Airlines Arena Miami, go to www.aaarena.com.
It's a festival marketplace next to the A.A. Arena. You may have seen it featured in Miami Vice. Nice to stroll around since it\'s along the banks of the Biscayne Bay. Walking, shopping, having lunch or watching the crowd around the area are all highly recommended activities. Plenty of boat excursions available too. Start of the Big Bus Tours. Frequent stop over of cruisers.
If you want to take great graffiti pictures, drive to Wynwood Art District (3.5 mi) which contains over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. It is roughly bounded by North 36th Street (north), North 20th Street (south), I-95 (west) and Northeast First Avenue (east). The second Saturday night of every month, is “ArtWalk” and the art galleries and studios open their doors to the public for viewing. The previously abandoned warehouses have been occupied by artists, restaurants, cafés and lounges and their walls feature some of the best graffiti art in the world.
This 4.4-mile electrically-powered, fully automated people mover system connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations and with Metrobus at various locations throughout downtown. Major destinations of the Metromover system include the American Airlines Arena, Bayside Market Place, Miami-Dade College and the Miami-Dade County School Board. Operating hours: the Metromover inner loop and the outer loop (Omni and Brickell) run from 5 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently. Your closest station is Fifth St. Station in the Brickell Loop (continue straight from Icon Brickell, cross Brickell Avenue and continue until you find it). Distance 400 yards.
Available in Coral Gables and Downtown Miami. There are six routes, three of them just walking distance from the W Residences. Brickell: will take you until Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the winter residence of James Deering built between 1914 and 1922 in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. Biscayne: will lead you to the amazing Design District and the always vibrant Midtown or the Arsht Center (performing arts) to attend a show not worrying about parking. Coral Way: will take you directly to Miracle Mile. This a 1/2 mi long section of Coral Way between Lejeune Road and Douglas Road in the city of Coral Gables. It is the main East-West road through the city’s downtown central business district, consisting of shops, restaurants, financial and institutions. Coral Gables is a pedestrian-friendly destination.
Approximate distance, 2.5 miles, round trip. As you exit your residence at the Icon Brickell building, take a right towards the water and follow the path for some 700 yards; then take the bridge to the small Brickell Key. You can stroll or run around its 1.2 mile perimeter. One of our favorite experiences. You are always by the water. No cars or bicycles to disturb you.
Approximate distance 3 miles, round trip. Instead of crossing the bridge to Brickell Key, just cross thatroad and you will see a gate to a public marina (you may overlook it, keep your eyes wide open). Enter the gate (it looks like a private one but it is not) and follow the path, always by the water. At some moment a parking lot will force you to walk away from the water but you can take again the water path until 15th Avenue (over 1 mile from start). To return, you can come back the same way go a little west towards the Mary Brickell Village area. If you feel energized continue south down Brickell Ave until road leading to the bridge to Biscayne Bay. A round trip to that point is 6.5 mile
Approximate distance: 10 to 24km.Follow instructions of Brickell Drive Walk until you reach 15th street. Then you can go south on Brickell Avenue until you reach the bridge to Key Biscayne. Those views are magnificent. Walkers are protected from cars by a concrete wall. You can walk by the small beach and continue until the end of the beach or return. If you return from the first parking lot by the beach, one way distance will be around 5.5 km. If you go all the way to Key Biscayne the distance will be around 11-12 km, one way.