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Arrive at Miami International Airport and proceed to your hotel. Miami is an international city, rich with a multi-ethnic culture which is reflected in the cuisine and architecture. The beaches are a great way to relax as you absorb the pastel buildings and turquoise waters. Enjoy a day at leisure. Sip a cool drink and lounge outdoors at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes. Or you may choose to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an Italian Renaissance-style villa and formal gardens built in 1916.
Warm breezes, swaying palm trees, and the sound of the waves washing ashore act as a backdrop for pastel- colored, Art Deco buildings making Miami’s South Beach a stunning and often intoxicatingly beautiful place. It has been called the American Riviera by seasoned travelers, but there’s more to this city than fine white sand and turquoise waters. World famous South Beach is home to fabulous shopping and restaurants, fashion shoots and filming of TV and movies. Walk along Ocean Drive and enjoy any type of cuisine you can imagine. Shop at Lincoln Road mall and take pleasure in 175 specialty shops and galleries. Learn more about the Art Deco Architecture by taking a walking tour of this district. At night, South Beach truly becomes “decadent” with scores of nightspots catering to both the adventurous and relaxed clientele. Consider a visit to Bayside Marketplace which offers unique shops and outdoor entertainment. Several types of boat tours also depart from Bayside Marketplace, including sightseeing cruises and party boats.
MIAMI I KEY WEST, FL
Today, enjoy a lovely drive south as you head to Key West. You will cross Seven Mile Bridge, the longest segmental bridge in the world, and enjoy gorgeous views over the water. There is always something happening in Key West. Specialty shops and restaurants line the streets. Take a ride on the Conch Tour Train for sightseeing and stories of the island. No visit to Key West is complete without taking part in the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. Performers, vendors and artists line the water’s edge to bid the daylight farewell.
KEY WEST I EVERGLADES I MARCO ISLAND, FL
Depart Key West and begin driving through Florida’s natural side, the Everglades. It is often called the “River of Grass” because of the slow-moving waters and the abundance of saw grass. Unique plants and incredible wildlife inhabit the Everglades, including the famous alligator. Visit Shark Valley and take an airboat ride to discover this splendor firsthand. Continue to Marco Island on the Gulf Coast for an overnight stay. Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. It has been described as magical, mystical and alluring. The attraction is tropical sun- washed white beaches and a casual easy paced life style. Sunshine, frolicking dolphins, and all of the water and sun sports that go with the beaches are available for your pleasure.
MARCO ISLAND I SARASOTA I ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Depart Marco Island and begin driving through Florida’s West Coast. Sarasota is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets and sandy beaches on the Gulf Coast. While it maintains the charm of a sleepy beach town, it is also recognized as a cultural center. This is a perfect time to relax, lounge by the swimming pool or take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In the mid-afternoon, continue your journey to St. Petersburg Beach for a two-night stay.
ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FL
St. Petersburg Beach is the home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. At the quieter end of the sunny Barrier Islands that stretch 28 miles along the Pinellas Peninsula’s Gulf shore, the beach town of St. Petersburg attracts romantics and families to its powdery sands. Activities in this area revolve around the beaches and calm waters; swimming, paddle boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing are but a few. For a more relaxing activity, go shelling; hunt for that perfect specimen to take back home. Many sunset dinner and sightseeing cruises also depart from these shores.
ST. PETERSBURG I MIAMI, FL
Return flight home or extend your stay.