Miami is one of the state’s (and the world’s) most popular vacation spots! The city is diverse with international flair. In April, average temps range from a high of 82 degrees to a low of 67 degrees. Miami international Airport is the nearest airport — less than 10 miles from our conference venue, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel.

There is so much to see and do in Miami! We’ve compiled a list of neighborhoods and hotspots to get your planning started.


Downtown Miami is a busy shopping area with cultural and event venues.

Hot spots: American Airlines Arena, Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera and the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Closest restaurants from the Kimpton EPIC:

Zuma – Modern Japanese cuisine with river views

The Capital Grille – Upscale chophouse

Boulud Sud Miami – Mediterranean fare

Cipiani – Luxe Italian eatery with a jet-set scene

Cantina La Veinte – Mexican fare in a splashy waterfront space

CVI.CHE 105 Downtown – Peruvian cuisine in a chic, modern space

NIU Kitchen – Rustic wine bar for Spanish small plates

Soya e Pomodoro – Innovative Italian food and live jazz

Camila’s Restaurants Miami – All-you-can-eat Brazilian meals

The River Seafood Oyster Bar – Sophisticated New American cuisine

Toro Toro Restaurant – Upscale Pan-Latin steakhouse and lounge

Pollo & Jarras – Lively funky Peruvian restaurant

Ristorante Fratelli Milano – Italian specialist with house-made pasta

Truluck’s – Upscale seafood and steak restaurant


Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a trend-setting arts and entertainment magnet with incredible museums, restaurants, nightlife and attractions with walkable streets and beaches. The neighborhood boasts a unique collection of Miami Modern (MiMo) buildings and art deco architecture.

Hot spots: Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach Boardwalk, LIV Nightclub, South Pointe Park, New World CenterBass Museum of Art

Distance from Kimpton EPIC: 6.2 miles

South Beach

South Beach is known for its critically acclaimed restaurants, irresistible shopping, extravagant clubs, world-class art scene, universe of entertainment options and of course, the miles of sparkling shoreline.

Hot spots: Lincoln Road Mall, Wolfsonian-FIU MuseumArt Deco District Welcome Center, Nikki Beach, Española Way

Distance from Kimpton EPIC: 5.6 miles

Little Havana 

Little Havana is the colorful center of Hispanic culture in Miami. The area is filled with Latin-inspired cafes, restaurants, venues and markets that give space and a voice to all the different backgrounds that have taken root in the neighborhood.

Hot spots: Calle Ocho, Versailles, Màximo Gómez Park, El Titan de Bronze, Azucar Ice Cream Company, Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center, Hoy Como Ayer, Marlins Park

Distance from Kimpton EPIC: 3.7 miles

Coral Gables

Coral Gables is one of South Florida’s oldest cities with canopied streets, historic houses and stately gates and lush parks. Coral Gables has a hip restaurant and bar scene and some of Miami’s most popular happy hours.

Hot spots: Shops at Merrick Park, Lowe Art Museum, Old Cutler Trail, Actors’ Playhouse, Venetian Pool, Coral Gables Museum, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables Art Cinema

Distance from Kimpton EPIC: 7.3 miles

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is located in the middle of Miami, yet completely separate and quaint with a bohemian flair. The Grove offers a warm, laid-back atmosphere with charming boutiques, family-owned shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants, sidewalk cafes and sailboats anchored at the bay.

Hot spots: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Peacock Park and marina, CocoWalk, Peacock Garden Cafe

Distance from Kimpton EPIC: 5.2 miles


Day trip opportunities 

Miami Airboat Rides at Indian Village

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

Seminole Tribe of Florida AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum


Find more attractions on Miami’s visitors site.