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Things to Do in the Miami Area This April

There is always something exciting going on in Miami and Miami Beach. Whether it be a music festival or a community event, Greater Miami residents will always have something different to enjoy each month. April is here, and this month has quite a few things that residents may enjoy to attend or participate in. Take a look at some things to do in Miami this April, and get ready to go out and have some fun.

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition

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The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is one of the most anticipated yearly events in the Miami area, and will run fun March 23rd to April 16th. The fair hosts a variety of outdoor and indoor event, which include the Youth Fair. The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is the largest fair in Florida, and includes 90 carnival rides, livestock exhibits, agricultural competitions, live concerts, and more. Tickets to the fair start at just $10.

The Longines Global Champions Tour

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Each April, Miami Beach hosts talented riders and their horses at The Longines Global Champions Tour. This event, which runs from April 13th to the 15th, kicks of the second leg of the 15-event Championship. Riders and their horses showcase their jumping skills right on the sands of South Beach! How cool is that?! The world’s top riders and horses compete in the championship to gain valuable points in the overall Championship season battle. Spectators have complimentary access to seating around the arena, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Miami International Jazz Festival

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The Miami International Jazz Festival graces Miami music lovers with the smooth sounds of live jazz music every April. This year’s festival runs from April 27th to the 29th. The yearly festival is presented by The City of Miami and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the festival is to showcase an array of jazz performers to give them a chance to present their diverse jazz expressions and talents. Ticket prices vary, so visit the website for prices.

Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival

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The Annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival takes place from April 22nd to the 23rd at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. It may be a little drive from the heart of the city, but it’s well worth it to get out of the city and breathe some country air. The two-day festival features family-friendly activities, which include pony rides, rides for the kids, and some of the best barbecue in South Florida. General admission is $8 per person; and, children 11 and under can enter the festival for free.

Aids Walk Miami

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April 23rd sees the return of the annual Aids Walk Miami, which takes place on Miami Beach. The event consists of a 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser through the famous streets of South Beach. The Aids Walk Miami will benefit over 15,000 individuals living in Miami-Dade and Broward Communities who are infected with or have been affected by AIDS and/or HIV. Get out for a good cause, and get some fresh air and take it some new sights in the process.

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Best Place to Get a Drink with Friends in Miami Beach

Miami Beach is known as the hippest, party capital of the United States…maybe even of the world. But, residents don’t always want to party. Residents typically like to chill and relax, and enjoy the beach lifestyle. Fortunately for residents, Miami Beach is home to a bunch of places to get a drink with friends; whether you’re looking to celebrate, catch up, or simply hang out, there is a place to suit your needs. Take a look at our take on the best places to get a drink with friends in Miami Beach. Let us know if your favorite place made the cut.

Juvia

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Juvia is an ultramodern space, which sits atop the designer parking garage on the west end of famed Lincoln Road. The roof top bar features amazing views of South Beach and the mainland, and offers patrons even better drinks. Juvia’s specialty cocktails are the talk of the town because of their peculiar mix of ingredients and catchy names. One of the most popular signature cocktails at Juvia is the Jalisco Flower, which is made with Casaamigos Anejo tequila, Fos Greek Mastiha, Cointreau Chamomile, and Peychaud bitters. Another popular drink is the Elderflower Mule, which is made with Ketel One vodka, St. Germain, lime, Fever Tree ginger beer, lemongrass, and grapefruit. So, when you feel like living that glitzy beach life, head on over to Juvia for a chance to celebrate your friendships.

Mangos

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Residents who want to feel like they are on vacation can head on over to Ocean Drive and enjoy a drink or two at Mangos. Dance the night away with your friends, while catching great live dance shows and live music. Mangos is truly the go-to place for mojitos; the staple drink of Miami. Mangos offers patrons classic handmade mojitos in over 15 varieties. A crowd pleaser is the Coconut Mojito, which is made with Bacardi Coco rum, coconut milk, mint leaves, sugar, fresh lime juice, and a splash of soda. Another crowd favorite is the Peach Mojito made with Bacardi Peach Red rum, Peach Schnapps, mint leaves, sugar, and fresh lime juice, all topped off with Island Oasis Peach and a splash of soda. Get ready to conga your way around the room…and, maybe the entire way home as well.

Radio Bar South Beach

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Residents looking for a laid-back, quick drink with friends can head on over to Radio Bar South Beach. This no-frills spot offers signature cocktails, craft beers, and snacks. Friends can catch up over a round of pool or late-night dance set with a live DJ. Beer and Cuba Libres are the go-to drinks at this little spot. However, it’s recommended to try some of their signature drinks such as the Queen’s Cup, which is made with Ketel One Vodka, Suze, strawberry, citrus, and a vanilla reduction. It’s said that people head to Radio for a quick drink, but end up staying until the wee hours of the morning because the chill, no pressure atmosphere.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations Near Miami Beach

New Year’s Eve celebrations are a big deal in and around Miami Beach. Whether you plan to ring in the New Year at happening party or just catch a fireworks display, South Florida has plenty to offer residents on New Year’s Eve. Take a look at our list of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in and around Miami Beach, and be ready to have a great time all night.

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The City of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration

For Venetian Islands’ residents who don’t feel like venturing far from home, head on over to Miami Beach at 9th Street and Ocean Drive for another great, free celebration. Dance the night away in the open air, while drinking Piña coladas and Mojitos. Attendees will be able to enjoy a gorgeous firework display at midnight, courtesy of the City of Miami Beach.

Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Revolution

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park with Mr. 305, aka Pitbull, for a live, FOX television broadcast. Party-goers will experience an unforgettable night jam packed with a star-studded line up of performances and food and beverage for purchase at South Florida’s largest, free New Year’s Eve party. The night’s celebration will close with a performance and countdown to midnight with Pitbull and a spectacular fireworks display. The event will take place from 3 pm to 12:30 pm on New Year’s Eve 2017. This event is brought to you by the Bayfront Park Management Trust, with support from the City of Miami, the Mayor of Miami, and the Miami City Commission.

Nikki Beach Miami’s Glitz and Glam

People who love to party in style should check out Nikki Beach Miami’s Glitz and Glam New Year’s Eve 2017 Celebration. This fabulous event will feature electrifying entertainment, as well as mouth-watering haute cuisine by world-renowned Chef Frank Ferreiro. Party-goers can enjoy a private fireworks display at midnight, and catch a glimpse of the Miami Beach public fireworks show. Visit Nikki Beach Miami’s website for multiple celebration options and table packages.

New Year’s Eve at the Fontainbleau with Justin Bieber

The Fontainbleau in Mid Beach Miami Beach brings an electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration with pop sensation Justin Bieber. After Bieber’s performance, the party continues at LIV night club with music by Grammy winning producer Skrillex. Tickets start at $500 per person, and range up to $50,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests. Visit the Fontainbleau’s website for additional ticket information and packages to attend the event, which start from 9 pm and ends well after midnight.

Miami and the surrounding areas offer residents countless entertaining options for New Year’s Eve. If you are interested in experiencing this type of celebrations every year, contact us and we will help you find the perfect home or condo.

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Best Coffee Shops On Miami Beach

Miami may be known for having the best Cuban coffee around, but when it comes to quaint coffee joints with excellent coffee and espresso drinks, Miami Beach sure knows how to pour up a great cup of coffee.

Read on to discover the best coffee shops near Venetian Islands, so that you may experience great coffee, good vibes, and tasty treats.

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Aroma Espresso Bar

Aroma Espresso Bar on Collins Avenue, next to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, offers a reasonably priced gourmet menu in a contemporary setting. Aroma Espresso Bar takes pride in their roasting process of coffee beans that they purchase from Naples, Italy. One of Aroma’s bestselling drinks is Aroma Coffee, which contains shots of their custom blend espresso, Aroma pralines, and steamed milk, topped with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Another top seller is the Mocha Coffee, which contains shots of their custom espresso blend, milk chocolate Aroma pralines, steamed milk and froth, topped with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Segafredo L’Originale

Segafredo L’Originale is one of the most popular sidewalk cafes in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. This coffee shop serves an array of coffees and cocktails. Additionally, they have a full menu of European-style salads, sandwiches, and snacks. This Miami Beach hot spot, on the world-famous Lincoln Road, is known for having excellent espresso drinks such as Espresso Macchiato and Espresso con Panna. One of their bestsellers is their Marocchino, which is an espresso drink made with Nutella and milk froth.

Panther Coffee

Panther Coffee specializes in small-batch roasting of coffee beans and the preparation of coffee beverages. This Miami-based roaster has changed the way in which Miami drinks their coffee. The coffee shop owners take pride in showcasing information sheets about their growers, in turn having transparency from farm to cup. The shop serves an assortment of cookies, cakes, and savory bites. Besides this location in the Sunset Harbor neighborhood of Miami Beach, Panther Coffee has several shops scattered throughout Miami-Dade county and their coffee is served at numerous cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout the county and beyond.

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Holiday Merriment for the Whole Family Near Miami Beach

Living in Miami Beach it may seem like the holiday season will never come, since the sun is ever shining and warm temperatures prevail. However, families residing in Miami Beach can experience a great deal of holiday fun close to home, so that they may get into the good old holiday spirit in a flash. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other winter celebration Miami Beach and Greater Miami have tons of holiday fun for the whole family! Take look at our list of holiday merriment near Miami Beach for the whole family and get into the mood of the season.

Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights

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Each year, Zoo Miami lights up with the joy of the holiday season. Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights surrounds visitors with over half a million lights, dazzling trees, and animal shaped lights. From December 16th through December 26th, starting at 7 pm until 10 pm, visitors can take a night stroll through the zoo and enjoy nightly carolers and other festivities. The carousel is open for kids, and kids at heart. Visit Santa tell him what you want for Christmas! Admission to Zoo Lights is $9.95 per person. Each attendee will receive 3D glasses to see special effects hidden in the Christmas light displays.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Performed by Miami City Ballet

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Thousands of glistening eyes and ears witness the timeless beauty of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Downtown Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center. Attendees will experience an amazing time courtesy of the Miami City Ballet. People of all ages are sure to love this holiday classic, which is set on Christmas Eve, in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. Attendees will see a young girl named Marie along with a Nutcracker Prince embark on a truly unexpected journey to an enchanted winter wonderland. Snowflakes, toy soldiers, and the Sugar Plum Fairy dazzle across the stage and enchant young and old alike. The show duration is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with one intermission session. The show opens December 9th, and ticket are on sale starting at $25.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

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Everyone will enjoy a visit to the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival this holiday season. Santa’s Enchanted Forest, located in South Miami’s Tropical Park, features over 100 rides, attractions, shows, and games. The park is open every day beginning November 3rd until January 8th from 5 pm until midnight. Thousands of visitors flock to Santa’s Enchanted Forest each year to experience the nostalgia and magic of dazzling lights and South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show. This year is sure to be packed with many surprises, as 2016 marks the parks 25th anniversary. Single-day tickets start at $31.78 for adults and $22.43 for children; season passes are available and additional charges for food and carnival games apply.

If you would like to experience these merry holiday season festivities every year, then contact us and we will help you find the ideal Miami Beach luxury condo or home to suite your lifestyle.

Top 3 Pizza Places on Miami Beach

Pizza! One glorious word that many people consider their favorite food ever. Pizza aficionados living on Miami Beach are fortunate to have quite a few great pizza places in their neighborhood. Here are our top 3 picks for great pizza places on Miami Beach. Whether you like classic New York-style pizza, or a heartier Sicilian-style thick crust pizza, there is something for everyone to satisfy your pizza cravings.

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Here are our top 3 pizza places on Miami Beach, in no particular order. Visit all three, then pick your favorite!

Fratelli La Bufala

Fratelli La Bufala, with more than 100 locations in Italy and around the world, is a great restaurant if you want authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian cuisine, which includes soup, salad, antipasti, and pasta, as well as a selection of dishes from the grill. Fratelli La Bufala‘s wood brick oven pizza is made with fresh Buffalo mozzarella cheese that is imported directly from Naples, Italy twice a week.
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Visa-01

Visa-01 is a truly modern, conceptual, and trendy pizzeria that serves extraordinary pizza.
Not only do they serve great pizza, but they also serve delicious salads and have an amazing mozzarella bar. They have several categories of 13-inch pizzas: Traditional, Special, and Extraordinary. Additionally, they have Small 8-inch pizzas and calzones. Some of the best sellers include the Extraordinary Star Luca, a star-shaped pizza with ricotta, salami, mozzarella, and San Marzano sauce, and the Special Jacqueline with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella, two eggs, black pepper, and white truffle oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the Nutella pizza, fans say it’s literally to die for.
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Lucali

For those looking for some darn good pizza, New York-based Lucali is the right place for you. Noted as one of the most famous pizzerias in New York, Lucali brings patrons of Miami a concept pizzeria. Menus aren’t necessary at this no-nonsense pizzeria, Lucali simply puts everything up on a chalkboard for easy ordering. Lucali focuses on offering Brooklyn-style pizza with crispy, thin crusts, and a choice of nine toppings: green and red peppers, onion, portobellos, shallots, garlic, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, pepperoni, and basil. In addition to pizza, Lucali serves up salads and a few appetizers.
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