World Congress of Podiatry - November 14-16, 2019 - Miami, USA

Visiting Miami


GETTING AROUND WITH PUBLIC TRANSIT

Metrobus: Designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, MDT's bus system serves all major shopping, entertainment and cultural centers, as well as major hospitals and schools.
Metrorail: The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that provides service to Miami International Airport (MIA) and other areas in Miami
Metrorail-stations
Major destinations of the Metromover system include the American Airlines Arena, Bayside Market Place, Miami-Dade College and the Miami-Dade County School Board.
Hours of Operation: Metrorail service hours are 5:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently. Read more
  *There are no direct Metromover/ Metrorail systems from the Miami International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel. The Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel and James L. Knight Venue are located on the Blue line encircled in yellow.

TRANSPORTATION CENTERS & PARKING AT THE HYATT REGENCY MIAMI HOTEL

GUARANTEED EVENT PARKING

Book your guaranteed event parking with locations conveniently located near the James L. Knight Center.

VALET PARKING

Valet Parking is owned by the Hyatt Regency Miami and operated by Central Parking Systems. Please note the James L. Knight does not validate or offer any discounted rates for valet parking.

SELF-PARKING RATES

The Miami Parking Authority charges a discounted rate of $15 for special events at the Miami Tower. Upon leaving the garage make sure to tell the parking attendant what event you attended for the discounted rate.

WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI

There are things to do in Miami to satisfy everyone's tastes. Whether you'd like to party, explore the natural wonders or simply relax on the beach with your friends, Miami has plenty of recreational opportunities available to you. Here are some suggestions:
South Beach
Depending on your personal tastes, you might enjoy spending a full weekend touring South Beach, take a South Beach walking tour, explore the Art Deco architecture of the area or party all night with the Miami Beach nightlife.
HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Miami is full of historically significant structures and attractions. Its unique architecture, geography and historic parks are great places to start.

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HIT THE BEACH
Miami’s beaches offer a great opportunity to get some exercise or just enjoy some time in the sun!
SHOPPING
Miami is well known for sunny weather, diversity in dining, and fabulous shopping experiences. Here are some suggestions for you: Mary Brickel Village (9 min from the hotel by public transport), Dolphin Mall (43 min from the hotel by car), Bayside Marketplace (11 min from the hotel by public transport), Bal Harbour Shops (45 min from the hotel by car), Aventura Mall (45 min from the hotel by car), Dadeland Mall (35 min from the hotel by public transport).

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MIAMI SIGHTSEEING TOURS
See the city’s highlights in less than 24 hours… if you can keep up.

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EVERGLADES
Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther, and the West Indian Manatee.

FREE THINGS TO DO

There is a lot to experience in this great city for free, Miami museums offer visitors and locals an unforgettable experience. Here’s a list of free museums to feed your mind and nourish your soul.

Dates are subject to change and may not include fees to view special exhibits. Visit individual museum websites for the latest information and admission details.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Located on the University Park campus of Florida International University, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum was design by architect Yann Weymouth, and is considered a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. This state-of-the-art building uses its natural light to showcase paintings. Visitors can stroll through the museum’s various galleries and view innovative exhibitions ranging from regionally unique to nationally recognized programs.

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Bay of Pigs Museum
For the history buff, Bay of Pigs Museum offers a small collection of memorabilia relaying the history of Brigade 2506's failed 1961 invasion of Cuba. One notable exhibit is a Brigade 2506 flag held up by President John F. Kennedy during a speech he made at the Orange Bowl in 1962.

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Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
Known for seeking a fresh and sometimes provocative approach in examining art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is internationally recognized and respected for its ability to define new trends and directions in contemporary art. MOCA presents up to ten exhibitions each year offering an exciting and ever-changing blend of both emerging and established artists. MOCA is always free for children under the age of 12, North Miami residents, city employees and veterans.

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FREE ON SELECT DAYS

Bass Museum of Art

Free Day: The last Sunday of each month, 12 – 5 p.m./ Admission is always free for children under 6 years of age.

IDEA@thebass is free for children and adults the last Sunday of each month, 2 to 4 p.m.

In the heart of the historic Art Deco District, Bass Museum of Art offers an expansive view at distinguished art. From its permanent collection (European Old Masters, 18th-century English portraits, sculptures, Chinese woodblock prints, and more), to hosting world-class travelling exhibitions, lectures, workshops, it offers something for everyone. IDEA@thebass activities include art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free Day: The first Saturday of each month/ This museum is always free for children under two.

A must-see museum for any train enthusiast, you’ll find plenty of trains to explore at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This model train exhibit includes various scales, and for the younger kids, numerous Thomas the Tank Engine tables for interactive play. You’ll find rare collection pieces including “Ferdinand Magellan,” the private railroad car built for President Franklin Roosevelt, and the Florida East Coast Railway locomotive #153.

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History Miami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)

Free Day: The second Saturday of each month. /Children under the age of six are always free.

A cultural institution, and Smithsonian Institute Affiliate Program, this museum is committed to gathering, preserving and celebrating Miami’s unique history. Family Fun Days, which are the second Saturday of each month, offer all children and adults the opportunity to learn and experience something new and fun.

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Jewish Museum of Florida

Free Day: Every Saturday. /Children under the age of six are always free

The Jewish Museum of Florida is housed lovingly in two restored buildings that once served as synagogues for Miami Beach’s first congregation. Located on South Beach’s "South of Fifth" neighborhood, the museum features 80 stained glass windows, Deco chandeliers and a Moorish copper dome. Temporary exhibits change throughout the year in both buildings, but the main exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish life in Florida, 1763 to present, is a staple of the museum.

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Lowe Art Museum

Free Day: Donation Day, the first Tuesday of each month. A free gallery tour takes place at 1 p.m./ This museum is always free for children under 12 years old.

Located in Coral Gables on the beautiful University of Miami campus, this is considered Miami’s oldest art museum. Featuring a variety of permanent works of art as well as temporary exhibits, it is the only area museum with a notable collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities.

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Miami Children’s Museum

Free Day: Free the third Friday of each month from 3 - 9 p.m./ The museum is always free for infants under one year old.

Visitors of all ages will love the interactive and bilingual activities and crafts throughout the museum. Engaging exhibits encourage learning through play. On the first floor, kids have the opportunity to explore a bank, supermarket, health and wellness center, veterinary clinic, and television studio – all sized for them. Upstairs, children of all ages can make art and music, board a life size cruise ship, climb through a two-story sandcastle, and so much more.

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Wolfsonian-FIU Art Museum

Free Day: Every Friday after 6:00 p.m. /Children under the age of six are always free.

This internationally known art museum is located in a 1926 Mediterranean revival-style warehouse in the heart of Miami’s historic art district. Visitors with a love for art won’t be disappointed by the magnificent exhibits, paintings, ceramics, posters, books, furniture, and architectural creations from the modern era.

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