Miami and The Florida Keys

A vibrant city and a connection of islands

By Eming Piansay

With a combination of a robust art scene and beautiful beaches, Miami offers a big bang for your buck. Visitors have their pick of sporting events, a wide range of culinary offerings, or late-night shenanigans. Miami’s lively atmosphere guarantee guests and attendees will never have a dull moment.

Inside Tip

“Choosing Miami and Miami Beach for your next meeting and convention isn’t just a choice; it’s a commitment to excellence, celebrating diversity, and unlocking inspiration. Our vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and world-class amenities offer meeting planners an unparalleled backdrop for unforgettable events that inspire delegates to foster their best ideas.

“Our team at the GMCVB is dedicated to bridging innovation and inspiration, with inclusivity at the forefront, ensuring your meetings are a resounding success. At the heart of it all is the state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center, on a dynamic campus with versatile meeting spaces, a thriving arts and culture scene and diverse dining and entertainment options, providing attendees with a unique holistic experience.

– Carol Motley, SVP, Convention Sales and Services, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau


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woman guide leading group in museumIf you find yourself in South Florida, Dry Tortugas National Park is a great area to snorkel around the coral reefs. For guests hoping to do an overnight stay, Garden Key offers 10 campsites that can be reserved on a first come first served basis.

The Florida Keys have a large Cuban community which means foodies don’t have to go far to get a taste of Havana. Spots like Cuban Coffee Queen, Frita Cuban Burger Café, and El Siboney Restaurant offer a range of Latin, Caribbean, and Cuban offerings not to be missed!

If you happen to be in Miami between now and Feb. 11, 2024, head downtown to check out the modern art at Pérez Art Museum Miami which includes works from Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Ana Mendieta.

The Miami Book Fair happening Nov. 12 and 19 offers a wide range of author events from Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Joan Baez, David Brooks, Abraham Verghese, Walter Moseley and Henry Winkler.

If there’s one place for creatives to flock to it is the Hemingway House. Ernest Hemingway resided there in the 1930s. Visitors who want to take part in The Hemingway Evening Writing Experience will receive a guided tour and given access to the house as well as the gardens and the writing studio.

This article appears in the November 2023 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.