Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tips on Getting Around Miami Beach

Going on vacation can be a lot of fun, but sometimes travelers overlook important considerations, such as getting around when one arrives in a strange city. Vacationers planning to stay at our  Miami beachfront hotel typically find the area fun and fascinating, but working out transportation in a new city can be a bit challenging. However, by following some simple tips, this part of the trip can be as seamless and hassle free as traveling around one's hometown.

Taxis to Bayside

For a fun day of sightseeing, shopping and dining out, visitors should consider using the local water taxi service to Bayside. Water taxis are a terrific alternative to their traditional counterparts and not only are they cost effective, water taxi rides across the bay are also fun and interesting, particularly for those who have never before experienced such an excursion. In fact, taking the water taxi is almost a tourist attraction in and of itself, but one that also serves a practical purpose.

Local Free Trolley Service

Fortunately, Miami Beach also has a wonderful free trolley service for those who want to travel quickly from one local area to the next. Most of the trolleys run continuously from 8 AM to 7 PM on a daily basis and include popular stops, such as the following:

It is always wise to check schedules in advance because certain stops may be made less frequently on specific days. In addition, the trolley service has very limited availability on the six major holidays.

Bus Tours to Sawgrass Mills

Sawgrass Mills shopping district is a major attraction in the Miami area, and many people choose to take a bus tour to this exciting mall. Not only is it a fun and interesting way to meet other people, joining a bus tour takes away all the stress of driving in this busy shopping district, making the excursion far more enjoyable than if one had to rent a car and navigate the road alone.

Traveling on Foot

There are also some very simple ways to avoid public transportation altogether if this is what one prefers. For example, booking a Miami beachfront hotel within walking distance to most attractions, such as the
Marseilles Hotel, is a wise course of action if one would rather sightsee and visit restaurants on foot. The Boardwalk and Lincoln Road are two great places to spend time and are in easy walking distance from most hotels. One can also get additional ideas from the hotel concierge about where the most interesting places are at the time of year he or she is visiting the area. Ultimately, those who choose Miami as their vacation destination are sure to have an unforgettable experience that will be remembered for many years to come.

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