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Old 03-08-2007, 03:11 AM
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Hello,
coming from Germany we'll reach our Airport Hotel at 6 pm. Our Cruise will start next day at 8 pm. What would you recommend to do in the evening and next morning.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:16 AM
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I would suggest you head to Bayside Marketplace the first evening. There is plenty to see and do there - it is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex on the waterfront. Have dinner there, enjoy one of the open-air concerts or just wander around.

You can also take a boat tour of Millionaire's Row. You can catch one of these trips at the waterfront pier at Bayside. (around dusk is a perfect time to do this)

I would definitely hit South Beach for lunch. Dine at one of the outdoor cafes and people watch or go across the street and spend some time on the beach.

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Old 03-09-2007, 03:54 PM
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Thank you, Nancy,
I think we'll go to Bayside by Taxi an find a good place to stay that first evening in Miami
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How far is Bayside Marketplace from the cruise dock? I wonder if it is walking distance?

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Old 03-09-2007, 05:09 PM
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You can't walk from Bayside to the piers. It is close, but not something where walking is a good idea. Multi-lane roads, bridge, traffic, etc. And I'd have to think that someone on foot would be stopped by the police or port security.
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:30 AM
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Every time we were docking in Miami I was walking to bayside without problems. I would guess it's a 15 minute walk if you're in normal shape.

But of course a lot of things may have changed since ISPS and paranoia struck the western world so I don't know how accessible it is now.

Anyway - I really enjoyed that walk over the bridge and the traffic isn't really a problem if you use your eyes
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Walking over the causeway and onto Rt. 1 from ship to Bayside is hard enough, but if you have luggage with you, it makes much more sense to take a taxi.

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Old 03-10-2007, 08:34 AM
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Yes, of course with the luggage its more comfortable to take a taxi.
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