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.

 

Transportation from MIA and FLL airports

View maps and directions on the Kimpton EPIC website.

 

From Miami International Airport (MIA)

Miami international Airport (MIA) is the nearest airport — less than 10 miles from our conference venue, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel. Kimpton EPIC ground transportation options from MIA:

  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately $30 (one way).
  • American Shuttle: $16 per person. Follow signs at airport to “ground transportation.” No reservation needed.
  • Limousine service can be arranged in advance through the Kimpton EPIC concierge. Prices start at $125.
  • Private shuttle service can be arranged in advance through the Kimpton EPIC concierge. Price varies depending on the number of guests and the amount of luggage. Call 305-424-5226 for reservations and more information.

 

From Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is also nearby — about 25 miles from our conference venue. Kimpton EPIC ground transportation options from FLL:

  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately $90 (one way).
  • Go-Shuttle: $23 per person. Follow airport signs to “ground transportation.” No reservation needed.
  • Limousine service can be arranged in advance through the Kimpton EPIC concierge. Prices start at $153.
  • Private shuttle service can be arranged in advance through the Kimpton EPIC concierge. Price varies depending on the number of guests and amount of luggage. Call 305-424-5226 for reservations and more information.

 

Getting around Miami

  • Uber and Lyft operate in Miami.
  • Metromover is a free service that operates seven days a week in the downtown and Brickell area. Major destinations include the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace.

 

Miami attractions

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

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.