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The Shelborne is ideally located to take advantage of nightlife, business and leisure attractions in the Miami South Beach area. Check out the local destination guide for attractions and events in the greater Miami area.

Miami Beach Nightlife is plentiful. Whether you are into clubbing or are looking for a quiet, intimate dinner and the symphony, Miami Beach offers up a cornucopia of entertainment venues sure to appeal to all tastes. The Shelborne concierge will be happy to assist you further with all of your special needs.

Several sports teams call South Florida home. During your stay at the Shelborne enjoy a great football or baseball game at Landshark Stadium, or watch the Heat at the American Airlines Arena.

Be sure to contact the Shelborne concierge for any assistance you may need.

Attractions


Guide - Attractions - Historic Sites

Art Deco Historic District

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1001 Ocean Dr, Art Deco Welcome Center, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-672-2014

Description: SOUTH BEACH. The streamlined buildings that comprise this district reflect the architecture of the '20s and '30s, when wealthy vacationers made Miami the resort destination of choice. The area, after its initial heyday, experienced a period of neglect, and tenants were largely retirees. Reinvigorated in recent decades, the pastel-hued neighborhood is again in vogue, mixing old and new with aplomb. The Art Deco Welcome Center provides a great introduction to the area and carries maps of notable structures. Tours of the district can be arranged through the Miami Design Preservation League.

Hours:
Walking Tours Fri-Wed 10:30am; Thu 10:30am, 6:30pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express

Website:
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City of Coral Gables' Venetian Pool

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2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-460-5356

Description: CORAL GABLES. The fantastical Venetian Pool was created to satisfy the imaginative urges of local designer Denman Fink. In 1923, he transformed a rock quarry into a dramatically beautiful swimming pool that's still a favorite place to cool off. Its setting features canals, a man-made island, fountains, waterfalls, coral caves and other whimsical touches. The pool's impeccable condition is maintained by daily drainage and an evening refill of more than 800,000 gallons of artesian water. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Children under 3 are not permitted.

Hours:
Feb - May  Tue-Fri 11am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm Jun - Aug  Mon-Fri 11am-6:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm Sep - Nov  Tue-Fri 11am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm Contact for Sp

Payment Methods:
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Deering Estate

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16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157 305-235-1668

Description: SOUTH DADE. Teeming with natural, archaeological and historical appeal, the Deering Estate proves endlessly engaging. Excavations at the bayfront compound originally owned by Charles Deering (whose brother James built Vizcaya) have uncovered the remains of prehistoric animals, and evidence suggests that Paleo-Indians were here more than 10,000 years ago. Historic buildings also distinguish the 420-acre property ­ the 1922 Stone House, Richmond Cottage and 19th-century Richmond Hall. For an altogether different perspective of the estate, reserve a spot on the weekend canoe tour.

Hours:
Deering Estate Daily 10am-5pm Historic House Tours Daily 10:30am, 3:30pm Natural Areas Tours (Oct - May)  Daily 12:30pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Fort Lauderdale

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US Hwy 1 or I-95 N, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Description: FORT LAUDERDALE. Commonly referred to as "The Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale is also considered the yachting capital of the East Coast and is home to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. While the wealthy city stands on the cutting edge of fashion and the arts, it's also a fun-loving beachside community awash in souvenirs and sunscreen-wearing beach-goers. Picturesque surroundings, historic sights, museums, sidewalk cafés and a 22-block waterfront walkway contribute to the city's captivating appeal.

Website:
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Merrick House

About:
907 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-460-5361

Description: CORAL GABLES. George E. Merrick founded the City of Coral Gables, and now the residents of the area pay homage to the developer at this lovely home. Built in the early 1900s and restored to its former glory, the home is still stocked with many of the personal effects of the Merrick family. The historic landmark is also surrounded by well-maintained gardens.

Hours:
Tours Wed, Sun 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Payment Methods:
Cash Only

Website:
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St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, Ancient Spanish Monastery

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16711 W Dixie Hwy, Miami Beach, FL 33160 305-945-1461

Description: NORTH MIAMI BEACH. Built in Spain in 1141, this Spanish monastery was taken apart and brought to the United States by William Randolph Hearst. The building is the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Hearst intended the monastery to be reassembled in California, but the bricks were held in Miami due to possible contamination of the packing material. They were later moved to and stored in New York as Mr. Hearst had moved his attention to other ventures by that time. The building was purchased in 1951 by developers and moved back to Miami.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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The Barnacle State Historic Site

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3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-442-6866

Description: COCONUT GROVE. Built in the late 1800s, the former home of Ralph Middleton is one of the oldest homes in the county and is situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. Here you have the chance to experience Miami's landscape style of long ago. The forest surrounding the home is hardwood hammock and is the last of its kind in the area. The unique architecture includes period furniture and wide porches that afford magnificent views.Tours are limited to 10 people and begin on the porch of the old house at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

Hours:
Fri-Mon 9am-5pm

Payment Methods:
Cash Only

Website:
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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

About:
3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 305-250-9133

Description: COCONUT GROVE. Constructed in 1916 for industrialist James Deering, this Italianate palace is often referred to as the Hearst Castle of the East. Intended to appear centuries-old at completion, it is absolutely rife with architectural detail and elaborate accents. In fact, more than a thousand artisans took five-plus years to complete the ornate flourishes. Deering was fascinated by 16th-century art and architecture, and most of his fine collection remains on display. The beautifully landscaped grounds aptly complement the building, whose name remembers the Basque term for a raised site.

Hours:
Wed-Mon 9:30am-4:30pm Hours May Vary Seasonally

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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