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Monday, January 11, 2016

MIAMI - Travelguide to 540 sights of the city


The book is available, at a price of $ 9.99, at the following websites:



This book is also available in German language, go to: www.miamireisefuehrer.com
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With this travel guide, I want to introduce you to the history of the city and its historic buildings, and show you other alternatives to restaurants, nightclubs and hotels.
I want to show you to the most important sights of Miami. Miami isn’t only the Party City of the United States and a destination for millions of visitors who want to enjoy the white beaches and an endless summer. Besides hundreds of nightclubs, discotheques, restaurants and hotels, this city has dozens of other sights to explore.
This book differs from any other, usual travel guide. You will not find tips were to get a cheap or expensive meal, what’s the best hotel to stay, or what are the most important nightclubs in the city? This, I want to leave for your personal taste.
To give you an idea of what you can expect in Miami, I have put together this travel guide. It describes more than 540 different attractions and points of interest in the city, such as monuments, landmarks, museums, parks, cultural institutions and other tourist attractions. Each ‘point of interest’ includes the full address, GPS position, local transit connections, Internet address (if available) and a detailed description, as the following example shows:
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AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA (42)
703 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Category: Sports Arena, Theater/Concert Hall
GPS: 25.781305,-80.189037
Web: www.aaarena.com
Local transit: Metrobus: Route 3, 93, 95, 103, 119 - Metromover: Omni Loop, Stop Freedom Tower - Miami Trolley: Biscayne Route Stop 10, Coral Way Route Stop 2
Area map: 1, 18
Description of the point of interest.
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About 35 area maps and local transit schedules will help you, to find your way through the city. By clicking onto the GPS position, it will take you to ‘Google Maps’, where the attraction is displayed on the map. By clicking the ‘Local transit’ link, or the bus route number, you will be taken to the timetables of the transportation services. Clicking the web addresses, you can obtain more comprehensive information about the sights on the relevant websites. Each ‘point of interest’, described here, has a number between brackets (000). This helps you to find these ‘point of interest’ on the area map.
I’ve tried to describe as many highlights as possible, here in this book, without boring you. For this reason, I have published the most comprehensive travel guide to Miami here. Many ‘points of interest’, which are described in this book, have been mentioned, for the first time, in a travel guide, and have almost only known by locals. Even after more than fifteen years, that I have lived here in South Florida, there are still many interesting places, which are worth discovering.
Of course, Miami has to show much more, as I can tell in this book. I’ve tried to describe the best-known and most important highlights of this fantastic city. In case, you would like to get more information, I wrote other travel guides and books about Miami, that describe specific locations or topics, or inform about the history of the city. You can find these books on my website: www.jackyoung.us, or at the important booksellers. In particular, I would like to recommend my travel guide: Miami discovered by foot and Miami Images, which can be a picture book and a nice memory of your vacation. It shows a lot of photos you might have forgotten to take on the spot.
I hope you like the selection I present to you below, and you enjoy reading this travel guide and visiting some of the highlights.

CONTENT
Preface
Miami and Miami Beach
How to get around in Miami
Suburbs
DOWNTOWN MIAMI (1)
Perez Art Museum Miami (41)
American Airlines Arena (42)
Freedom Tower (43)
Biscayne Boulevard (44)
Bayside Marina (45)
Bayside Marketplace (46)
Hard Rock Café (47)
Bayfront Park (48)
Macy’s (49)
Alfred I. DuPont Building (50)
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (51)
Walgreens/La Epoca (52)
Dade County Courthouse (53)
Miami-Dade Cultural Center (54)
HistoryMiami (55)
Chaille Block (56)
Christ Fellowship Church (57)
David W. Dyer Federal Building (58)
Gesu Church (59)
Hahn Building (60)
Old US Post Office and Courthouse (61)
Security Building/Capital Building (62)
Ralston Building (Carrion Jewelry Center) (63)
McCrory’s Rear Entrance (64) 
Seybold Building (65)
Shoreland Arcade (66)
Ingraham Building (67)
Meyer-Kiser Building (Commonwealth Building) (68)
Huntington Building (69)
Royalton Hotel (70)
National Bank Building (71)
Congress Building (72)
Flagler Worker’s House (73)
Metromover (74)
Port of Miami (75)
Area map 1
Miami Children’s Museum (76)
Jungle Island (77)
MacArthur Causeway (78)
City of Miami Cemetery (79)
S & S Sandwich Shop (80)
Citizens Bank (81)
Fire Station No. 2 (82)
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (83)
Sears, Roebuck & Company Department Store (84)
Shrine Building (85)
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (86)
Venetian Causeway (87)
Area map 2
OVERTOWN (2)
The Historic Overtown Folklife Village (88)
Lyric Theater (89)
New Providence Lodge (90)
The Ward Rooming House (91)
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (92)
Greater Bethel AME Church (93)
D. A. Dorsey House (94)
Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum (95)
St. John’s Baptist Church (96)
St. Agnes Episcopal Church (97)
Dr. William A. Chapman House (98)
Booker T. Washington Senior High School (99)
Area map 3
LUMMUS PARK (3)
William Wagner House (100)
Fort Dallas (William English Plantation) (101)
Scottish Rite Temple (102)
Atlantic Gas Station (103)
Spring Garden Historic District (104)
Hindu Temple (105)
Area map 4
Miami City Hospital, Building No. 1 (106)
Halissee Hall (107)
GRAPELAND HIGHTS (4)
Jai Alai Casino (108)
Grapeland Water Park (109)
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery (110)
Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery (111)
Area map 5
EDGEWATER (5)
Miami Woman’s Club (112)
First Church of Christ Scientist (113)
Bacardi Building (114)
Gold Coast Pharmacy (115)
Wolpert Apartments (116)
Julia Tuttle Causeway (117)
WYNWOOD (6)
Rubel Family Collection (118)
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (119)
Bakehouse Art Complex (120)
Miami Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (121)
Wynwood Walls (122)
Area map 6
UPPER EASTSIDE (7)
Vagabond Motel (123)
New Yorker Hotel (124)
Sinbad Motel (125)
Coppertone Sign (126)
INS Building (127)
Biscayne Plaza Shopping Center (128)
Glasshouse Studios (129)
Bayside Historic District (130)
Morningside Historic District (131)
House 714 NE 59th (132)
House 5991 NE 6th (133)
House 695 NE 59th (134)
House 5911 NE 6th (135)
House 5928 NE 6th (136)
House 589 NE 57th (137)
House 5600 NE 6th (138)
House 598 NE 56th (139)
House 527 NE 56th (140)
Area map 7
MIAMI BEACH (8)
NORTH BEACH (9)
Casablanca Hotel (141)
North Shore Open Space Park (142)
Deauville Beach Resort (143)
Area map 8
MIDDLE BEACH (10)
Miami Beach Boardwalk (144)
Cadillac Hotel (145)
Ocean Spray Hotel (146)
Hotel Fontainebleau (147)
Eden Roc Renaissance (148)
Shep Davis Plaza (149)
Palm Court Apartments (150)
The Forge (151)
Area map 9
SOUTH BEACH (11)
Botanical Garden (152)
Holocaust Memorial (153)
Miami Beach Convention Center (154)
Albion Hotel (155)
Crest Hotel (156)
Chatham Apartments (157)
James Hotel (158)
Cadet Hotel (159)
Barclay Plaza Hotel (160)
Collins Park Hotel (161)
Adams Hotel (162)
The Setai (163)
Town House (164)
Fillard Apartments (165)
Sadigo Court Hotel (166)
Copley Terrace (167)
South Beach Hotel (168)
Abbey Hotel (169)
Plymouth Hotel (170)
Governor Hotel (171)
Area map 10
Espanola Way (172)
Espanola Way Villas (173)
Matanzas Hotel (174)
Sinclair Hotel (175)
The Seymour (176)
Mac’s Club Deuce (177)
Area map 11
Miami Beach Marina (178)
South Point Park (179)
South Point Park Pier (180)
Area map 12
Lincoln Road (181)
Colony Theater (182)
Sterling Building (183)
Hofbräu Beerhall (184)    
Carl Fisher Building (185)
Lincoln Theater (186)
Miami Beach Congregational Church (187)
Area map 13
Washington Avenue (188)
Joe’s Stone Crab (189)
Sanford L. Ziff Jewish Museum (190)
Hotel Clinton (191)
The Wolfsonian (192)
Davis Hotel (193)
Kenmore Hotel (194)    
11th Street Diner (195)
Old City Hall (196)
World Erotic Art Museum (197)     
Miami Beach Post Office (198)
Clay Hotel (199)
Cameo Theater (200)
New World Symphonie Center (201)
Jackie Gleason Theater/The Fillmore (202)
Temple Emanu-El (203)
Collins Avenue (204)
Mercury (205)
Collins Hotel (206)
Atlantic Apartments (207)
London Arms Hotel (208)
Lynmar Hotel (209)
Premier Hotel (210)
Empire Hotel (211)
AX Store (212)
Rivoli Apartments (213)
The Hotel (former Tiffany Hotel) (214)
Whitelaw Hotel (215)
Arjay Court Apartments (216)
Azora Apartments (217)
Lily Hotel (218)
Avenida Apartments (219)
Shelly Hotel (220)
Wallack Apartments (221)
Chesterfield Hotel (222)
Franklin Hotel (223)
Coral Apartments (224)
Sherbrooke Hotel (225)
Princess Ann Hotel (226)
Florel Apartment Hotel (227)
Yolles Apartments (228)
La Fayette Hotel (229)
Hotel Edward (230)
Viscay Hotel (231)
Fairwind Hotel (former Fairmont) (232)
Essex House (233)
Warwick Apartments (234)
Tudor Hotel (235)
Palmer House (236)
Nash Hotel (237)
Area map 14       
Kent Hotel (238)
Marlin Hotel (239)
The Webster (240)
Weisman Apartments (241)
Splendour Apartments (242)
Hotel Impala (243)
La Flora Hotel (244)
Almanac Apartments (245)
Shepley Hotel (Beachcomber) (246)
Clifton Hotel (247)
El Patio Apartments (248)
Commodore Hotel (249)
Beach Plaza Hotel (250)
South Beach Plaza Villas (251)
Area map 15
Nassau Hotel (252)
Villa Paradiso Hotel (253)
Delores Hotel & Suites (254)
The President (255)
Riviere Hotel (256)
Arnold Arms Apartments (257)
Island House (258)
Carlton Hotel (259)
Hotel Henrosa (260)
Hoffmann’s Cafeteria (261)
Haddon Hall (262)
Bancroft (263)
Shorecrest Hotel (264)
Royal Palm Hotel (265)
Tropics Hotel (266)
St. Moritz Hotel (267)
Loews Hotel (268)
Berkeley Shore (269)
Sagamore Hotel (270)
National Hotel (271)    
Delano Hotel (272)
Gale Hotel (273)
Claremont Hotel (274)
Ritz Plaza Hotel SLS (275)
Surfcomber Hotel (276)
Dorset Hotel (277)
Seacomber Hotel (278)
Marseille Hotel (279)
Hotel Maxine (280)
Raleigh Hotel (281)
Shelborne Hotel (282)
Dorchester Hotel (283)
Château Peter Miller (284)
The Cromwell Hotel (285)
Greystone Hotel (286)    
Bass Museum of Art (287)
Ocean Drive (288)
Lummus Park Miami Beach (289)
Nikki Beach Club (290)
Browns Hotel (291)
Century Hotel (292)
Savoy Hotel (293)
Ocean Five Hotel (294)
The Surf Hotel (295)
Bentley Hotel (296)
The Barbizon (297)
Area map 16
Beach Paradise Hotel (298)
Heathcote Apartments (299)
Park Central Hotel (300)
Park Central Café (301)
Majestic Hotel (302)
Avalon Hotel (303)
Beacon Hotel (304)
Johnny Rocket (305)
Colony Hotel (306)
Boulevard Hotel (307)
Starlite Hotel (308)
News Café (309)
Crichton Court Apartments (310)
Shore Park Hotel (Larios on the Beach) (311)
Pelican (312)
Casa Grande Apartments (313)
Café Milano (314)
Area map 17
Waldorf Hotel (315)
Mango’s Tropical Café (316)
Locust Apartments (317)
Breakwater Hotel (318)
Edison Hotel (319)
Art Deco District Welcome Center (320)
Clevelander Hotel (321)
Congress Hotel (322)
Bon Air Hotel (323)
Casa Casuarina - (Versace House) (324)
Hotel Victor (325)
The Tides (326)
Hotel Ocean (327)
The Leslie (328)
The Carlyle (329)
The Cardozo (330)
The Cavalier Hotel (331)
The Netherland (332)
The Winterhaven (333)
Edgewater Beach Hotel (334)
Penguin Hotel (335)
Crescent Hotel (336)
McAlpin Hotel (337)
Ocean Plaza (338)
The Betsy Ross Hotel (339)
Hotel Drake (340)
FISHER ISLAND (12)
Star Island (341)
Palm Island (342)
Al Capone Villa (343)
Area map 18
BAL HABOUR (13)
Bal Habour Shops (344)
SUNNY ISLE (14)
Haulover Park (345)
AVENTURA (15)
Aventura Mall (346)
Area map 19
BRICKELL (16)
Brickell Avenue Bridge (347)
Miami Circle (348)
Brickell Mausoleum (349)
Petit Douy (350)
George E. Nolan House (351) 
Atlantis (352)
Alice Wainwright Park (353)
Fire Station No. 4 (354)
Dr. James M. Jackson Office (355)
Area map 20
CORAL GABLES (17)
Merrick House (356)
Alhambra Water Tower (357)
Coral Gables City Hall (358)
Congregational Church (359)
Venetian Pool (360)
Biltmore Hotel (361)
Church of The Little Flower (362)
Chinese Village (363)
French Country Village (364)
French City Village (365)
French Normandy Village (366)
Dutch South African Village (367)
Italian Village (368)
Florida Pioneer Village (369)
The Granada Entrance (370)
Douglas Entrance (371)
The Country Club Prado Entrance (372)
Lowe Art Museum (373)
Casa Bacardi (374)
Cocoplum Women’s Club (375)
Pinewood Cemetery (376)
John M. Stabile Building (377)
Coral Gables Art Cinema (378)
Old Police & Fire Station/Coral Gables Museum (379)
Weiland Clinic/Books & Books (380)
Hotel Seville/Place St. Michel (381)
Coral Gables Elementary School (382)
Cla Reina Hotel/La Palma (383)
Commercial Entrance (384)
Actor’s Playhouse (385)
Colonnade Building (386)
H. George Fink Studio (387)
Coral Gables Art Center Building (388)
Miracle Marketplace (389)
Wayside Park (390)
MacFarlane Homestead Historic District (391)
George Washington Carver School (392)
Area map 21-A
Area map 21-B
COCONUT GROVE (18)
Villa Vizcaya (393)
Miami Science Museum (394)
Barnacle State Historic Site (395)
Miami City Hall (396)
Dinner Key Auditorium (397)
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station (398)
Trapp Homestead (399)
Women’s Club (400)
Coconut Grove Playhouse (401)
Charles Avenue & West Grove (402)
E.W.F. Stirrup House (403)
Odd Fellows Hall (404)
Mariah Brown House (405)
St. James Baptist Church (406)
Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery (407)
Greater St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church (408)
The Kampong (409)
Coco Walk (410)
Peacock Park (411)
Coconut Grove Library (412)
Eva Munroe’s Grave (413)
Coconut Grove School (414)
Old Bank of Coconut Grove (415)
Peacock Plaza und Anthony Arcade (416)
The Pagoda (417)
Christ Episcopal Church (418)
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (419)
Public Utilities Company (420)
Albert and Catherine Bigler House (421)
Plymouth Congregational Church (422)
The First Coconut Grove School House (423)
Admirals Row (424)
Bryan Memorial Church (425)
Cherokee Lodge (426)
El Jardin (427)
Area map 22
KEY BISCAYNE (19)
Virginia Key (20)
Virginia Key Beach Park (428)
Miami Marine Stadium (429)
Seaquarium (430)
Crandon Park (431)
Biscayne Nature Center (432)
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area (433)
Cape Florida Lighthouse (434)
Stiltsville (435)
Area map 23
LIBERTY CITY (21)
The Wall (436)
Gwen Cherry Park (437)
Liberty Square (438)
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (439)
Georgette’s Tea Room (440)
Miami Times Building (441)
Area map 24
OPA LOCKA (22)
City Hall of Opa Locka (442)
Harry Hurt Building (443)
Opa-locka railroad station (444)
Miami GP Raceway (445)
Opa-Locka Flea Market (446)
MIAMI GARDENS (23)
Calder Race Course & Casino (447)
Dolphin Stadium/Sun Life Stadium (448)
Area map 25
MIAMI SPRINGS (24)
Glenn Curtiss House (449)
Clune Building (450)
UNIVERSITY PARK (25)
Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park (451)
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (452)
National Hurricane Center (453)
HIALEAH (26)
Westland Mall (454)
Hialeah Park (455)
Hialeah Seaboard Air Line Railway Station (456)
Area map 26
NORTH MIAMI BEACH (27)
Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux (457)
The Mall at 163rd Street (458)
Fulford-by-the-Sea Monument (459)
NORTH MIAMI (28)
Dezer Car Museum (460)
Museum of Contemporary Art (461)
Oleta River State Park (462)
Arch Creek Historic & Archeological Site (463)
Haitian Historical Museum & Archives (464)
Area map 27
MIAMI SHORES (29)
House 1 – 96th Street (465)
House 2 – 96th Street (466)
House 3 – 96th Street (467)
House 4 – 96th Street (468)
House 5 – 96th Street (469)
Grand Concourse Apartments (470)
BUENA VISTA (30)
Buena Vista East Historic District (471)
Design District (472)
De la Cruz Collection (473)
LITTLE HAITI (31)
Caribbean Market Place (474)
DuPuis Medical Office & Drugstore (475)
Edison Senior High School (476)
Villa Paula (477)
Little Haiti Cultural Center (478)
Miami Edison Middle School (479)
St. Mary’s Cathedral (480)
Haitian Heritage Museum (481)
Area map 28
LITTLE HAVANA (32)
Marlins Ballpark (482)
Calle Ocho (483)
El Credito Cigar Factory (484)
Little Havana’s Walk of Fame (485)
Bay of Pig Memorial (486)
Los Pinarenos Fruteria (487)
Domino Park (488)
Tower Theater (489)
Latin Quarter Cultural Center (490)
Versailles (491)
Magic City Casino (492)
La Plaza de la Cubanidad (493)
Miami Senior High School (494)
J.W. Warner House (495)
Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church (496)
Coral Way Elementary School (497)
Bay of Pigs Museum (498)
Jose Marti Park (499)
Miami River Inn (500)
Manuel Artime Theater (501)
Riverside United Methodist Church (502)
Calvary Baptist Church (503)
Shenandoah Presbyterian Church (504)
Tamiami Temple United Methodist (505)
Woodlawn Park Cemetery (506)
Mall of the Americas (507)
Area map 29
SWEETWATER (33)
Dolphin Mall (508)
DORAL (34)
Miami International Mall (509)
SOUTH MIAMI (35)
Dadeland Mall (510)
PALMETTO BAY/CUTLER (36)
Deering Estate (511)
Miami Metro Zoo (512)
Monkey Jungle (513)
Gold Coast Railroad Museum (514)
PINECREST (37)
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (515)
Matheson Hammock Park (516)
Pinecrest Gardens (517)
KENDALL (38)
Wings Over Miami Museum (518)
The Falls (519)
CUTLER BAY (39)
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (520)
Southland Mall (521)
Cauley Square Historic Village (522)
Area map 30
HOMESTEAD (40)
Coral Castle (523)
Fruit and Spice Park (524)
Florida Pioneer Museum (525)
Seminole Theater (526)
Old City Hall (Old Town Hall Museum) (527)
First Baptist Church (528)
Lindeman-Johnson House (529)
Fuchs Bakery (530)
Redland Hotel (531)
The Landmark Hotel (532)
Lilly Lawrence Bow Library (533)
Faust House (534)
Neva King Cooper School (535)
Homestead Speedway (536)
Everglades Alligator Farm (537)
Robert is here (538)
Everglades National Park (539)
Biscayne National Park (540)
Tropical Everglades Visitor Association (TEVA) (541)
Flamingo (542)
Area map 31
Other highlights
Important persons in Miami’s history
Important architects of Miami and their buildings
Category
   District
   Important street
   Important Place
   Historic Building
   Art Deco Building
   Important Building
   Museum
   Church
   Theater/Concert Hall
   Sports Arena
   Port/Marina
   Shopping
   Park
   Beach
   Recreational Activity
   Restaurant
   Hotel
   Transportation
Miami Visitor Centers
Farmers markets in Miami
Helpful links
Epilog
About the author
Copyright
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The book is available, at a price of $ 9.99, at the following websites: