Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Miami city guide. Here you'll find the best of Miami. WTR's Miami map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Miami - including the The Lowe Art Museum and Vizaca Museum & Gardens.
You'll also find the best dining in Miami, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Miami includes the Matador Room and Zuma . Then you're off to Key West.
Welge Travel Report Notables in Miami
Getting around in Miami
Public Transportation in Miami
If you need to get around Miami and Miami Beach without a car, it is easy to so using public transport. Miami-Dade Transit is the 14th largest public transit system in the USA, and the largest transit agency in the state of Florida. Not only does Miami have buses and trains, there is also a completely free metro system running through downtown. Here is a guide to the Miami Dade Public Transport system and how to use it.
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to get around in Miami is to visit (http://www.miamibeach411.com/news/how-to-use-public-transport-in-miami)
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Miami
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Cocowalk, Bayside Marketplace and Lincoln Road.
Beverages in Miami
WTR's Larry Lager's favorite drinks include: Pina Coloda, Mojito, Caipiranha and the Rum Runner.
Dining in Miami
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dinner is at Via Emilia 9 - L & D: Daily, 1120 15th St, Miami Beach, 786-216-7150
Antipasti, pastas and specialty dishes. Dessert is Tiramisu or a cheese course. Nice Italian wine list.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Miami
Our Shauna Showtime thinks the best nightlife is at South Beach, Overtown, Calle Ocho, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables.
Shopping in Miami
Shari Shopper says the best shopping is at Mary Brickell Village, Bal Harbour, Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive.
Recognition for Miami
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Miami
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Now to August 5, 2018 see Monarchs
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back.
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated.
Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques.
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures.
The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form.