We are flying into Miami, staying for 2 days and want to see the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the Beach, what are our transportation and lodging options?

The Sawgrass mall is located around 15 miles west of the Ft Lauderdale beaches (which would be the closest beach to the mall.  Both locations are
around 30 miles north of Miami Airport.  The most convenient way getting around would probably be to rent a car.  But if this is not possible, there is
a bus (#36 that goes from the Sawgrass Mall to Ft Lauderdale Beach. (go to www.broward.org/bct for more details.)  

There are many hotels located on the Beach in Ft Lauderdale (I would try to stay at one close to Beach Place - which is a very lively area with lots of
shops and nightlife).  There are also some hotels out west by the Mall but not as many.  (www.flausa.com is a good website to go to)

As far as getting from Miami to Ft Lauderdale, you can go to www.miami-airport.com for ground transportation options.

Hope this helps, enjoy your trip!

We want to see a Miami Heat game,  where do they play?

They  play  in the  American Airlines arena right next to the Bayside Marketplace which is a pretty area on the
water with shopping and restaurants.

Can you please tell me the names of some theatres in the Miami area.  I am looking for places where we can see a concert or play?

The Jackie Gleason Theater located at 1700 Washington Avenue, in the heart of beautiful Miami Beach. For general Theater information, call the
Gleason Hotline at (305) 673-7300. The Jackie Gleason Theater is a 2700-seat, state-of-the-art performing arts facility
The Jackie Gleason Theater is located in the heart of Miami Beach, adjacent to Lincoln Road Shops, Restaurants and Cultural Facilities. For Theater
Valet Parking and patron drop-off, please enter from the Washington Ave. entrance.

My husband and I are going on a cruise in a few weeks.  Our ship is leaving from the port of Miami.  Can you tell me how to get to the port, and about
the parking facilities there?  Thank you.

Hello, here is some information about the Port of Miami and Parking.  Hope this helps.
Directions to port of Miami From I-95:
Take I-95 north or south to I-395. Follow the directional signs to the Biscayne Boulevard exit. When you get to Biscayne Blvd., make a right. Go to
5th Street which converts to Port Blvd. (landmark: American Airlines Basketball Arena) Make a left and go over the Port bridge. Follow directional
signs to designated terminal.  
Parking: Facilities are available at all terminals for the parking of vehicles for passengers boarding ships and for Port visitors at rates designated by the
Seaport Director. Parking for cruise passengers is $12 per day. Parking for visitors is $5 per day. Cash or credit cards are accepted (Visa or Master
Card only).

Can you tell me of the best way to get from Ft Lauderdale airport to
the Port in Miami for Royal Caribbean?  There is going to be 6 of us...
the flights are cheaper to fly to Ft Lauderdale, but then we need to
figure out a good way to get to the port in Miami.  One shuttle service
wanted $240, which I thought was quite high!

The best way of getting to the Miami Port from the Ft Laud airport would probably either by Taxi or via one of the Shared ride shuttle services.  $240
does seem very high.  You might want to call Airport Express and see how much their Shared Ride Service is. Taxi and Shuttle info pasted below.  
Hope this helps.
Taxi/Yellow Cab:
Available on demand. Check in at the Transportation Podium located lower level, curbside of each terminal. Rate comparison charts are posted at each
podium or click on Typical Rates for the information. Taxicabs accept up to 5 persons for fare stated on meters (taxi fares regulated by law in this
county). Call Yellow Cab if you have any questions at 954 565-2800. Share Ride/Tri County Airport Express:
Luxury sedans and vans provide "zone" fare door to door service. Non-shared ride service is also available. Check in at the Transportation Podium
located lower level, curbside at the ends of each Terminal. Fares can be found on the rate comparison charts posted at each podium or click on Typical
Rates for the information. Call Tri County Airport Express if you have any questions at 954 561-8888 or (800) 244-8252
What is the hottest month in Miami Florida?

In Miami, July and August seem to be the hottest months. (August statistically is the hottest)
when is the calle ocho festival coming to miami?

The Calle Ocho Festival is  part of Carnaval Miami and it takes place in March every year in Miami's Little Havana. It includes, A week  of Latin
celebrations with food, music, dance, parades and fireworks. You can call (305) 644-8888 for more information about this festival.
Where and what are the hottest clubs?

The most popular and trendy night clubs are in South Beach.   It may be helpful for you to pick up the local paper (Miami Herald), usually the
Friday/weekend edition lists the events/activities in the area, for the upcoming week.  Hopefully the clubs and their events will be listed there.  You
might want to try the Clevelander which as long been a popular place on South Beach for dining, dancing, and people watching.
Where is a good place in Miami for couples to go and enjoy themselves eat
and take a picture just have a fun?

One place that is worth visitng, it called Bayside Marketplace.  It's located in downtown by the port of Miami.  
Bayside is right on the bay and has many shops, restaurants, and bands play music (jazz, latin music, etc.) outdoors at night.  There are small gambling
and sightseeing ships that leave directly from bayside once or twice daily that sail for a few hours at a time.
To get there once you arrive in Miami,Take I-95 North or South to Biscayne Blvd.
(Exit #3) Head north on Biscayne Blvd. to Port Blvd. parking is easy to find in their indoor parking garage for a reasonable fee. You can learn more by
going to baysidemarketplace.com  
As a professional photographer, where should I go to get press credentials for sport teams and

I would suggest contacting each Team or Venue directly.  The four major sports teams in the South Florida area are the Panthers (hockey-play at Office
Depot Center), Dolphins (football-play at Pro Player Stadium), Marlins (baseball-play at Pro Player Stadium) and Heat (basketball-play at American
Airlines arena).
As a first time visitor, what should I see, visit, around South Beach? I was told Parrot-Jungle is entertaining.

Parrot Jungle is a nice place for tourists to visit.  You will enjoy the park if you enjoy nature and bird watching up close. They have different shows
and exhibits.  There are many different birds and parrots there.  If you have time, you may want to check it out.  Their website is parrotjungle.com if
you would like more info.
Hi, I am visiting the Miami area next month  and would like to play some golf while Iím there.  I am about 8-9 handicap, and would like the names of
some upper end golf courses in the area.  I am familiar with Doral, but at $250 a round, that makes it tough to play more than once.  Thanks very much
for your help.

An alternative to Doral is Crandon Park Golf Course in Key Biscayne, (a 10 minute drive from downtown).  The Seniors have their tournament here
and its a very pretty course on Biscayne Bay.  The course is considered one of the most beautiful and difficult par-72 courses in the state of Florida. It
has been rated in the top ten courses by Golfweek and one of America's top 75 upscale courses by Golf Digest. Phone # (305) 361-9129

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