Valerie Wilson Travel


Life’s a beach in Miami. As one of the most colorful cities in the U.S. made up of a number of diverse cultures, a fantastic art and gastronomical scene, and some of the nicest beaches in all of Florida, it’s no wonder Miami was named North America’s leading travel destination in 2020. The city that was once a mangrove swamp then coined “The Magic City” for its overnight growth and success, is now one of the top places in America for small businesses buzzing with world-class things to do every weekend. Whether you are enjoying a Cuban coffee in Little Havana or getting a bird’s eye of the third-tallest skyline in America (behind Chicago) via parasail, Miami is ready to welcome you in all its warmth to show you what the buzz is all about! 

What we would do:

Explore the everglades. Unique to Florida and the U.S., the everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands that can be explored by airboat. Plan a private tour from pick up to drop off and get ready to see alligators and the diverse local flora and fauna that make up the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent.  

Art Deco Tour. Stroll around South Beach on a private guided tour to see gorgeous Art Deco architecture and hear fascinating stories of mob life, Hollywood glamour, and modern design that make the neighborhood so iconic. The Versace Mansion is always a must-see when in this part of Miami. 

Snorkel at Biscayne National Park. A private sailboat tour to the clear, beautiful waters of Biscayne National Park will transport you to a whole other world of tropical wonder. There are many half and full-day charters to see dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and tropical fish among turquoise waters dotted with mangrove islands.  

Where we would stay :
Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach 

Situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale (twenty miles from Miami Airport (MIA)), Acqualina covers four and a half acres of stunning beachfront in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach. The hotel’s rooms, suites, and residences feature panoramic ocean views, premium luxury linens, and the best of the best comforts you’d find at a five-star luxury hotel. Given the hotel’s signature red color, Mediterranean décor, world class spa, and personalized service, guests will see why this award-winning resort continues to be recognized as one of the best water-front hotels in the U.S.  

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Faena Hotel Miami Beach 

A luxury oceanside resort boasting decadent yet tasteful design, luxe amenities, and legendary service truly fit for the stars. The hotel houses 169 rooms and suites and thirteen penthouses outfitted with pops of Faena’s signature red and an Art Deco undertone carrying into the hotel’s main spaces as well. Between Faena Miami Beach’s one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars, lounges, and world-class theater lineup, guests will find themselves immersed in a colorful world that will be difficult to leave. 

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Miami Beach EDITION 

Mere minutes away from iconic Miami attractions including the Fillmore and Perez Art Museum Miami, this boutique, design hotel houses 294 guest rooms, suites, and bungalows designed with minimalism and sophistication at the top of mind. Guests can hop straight from the beach to exceptional dining at one of the hotels many restaurants developed by Michelin-starred Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Two ocean facing pools, a wellness spa with a gym, nightclub, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and chic indoor and outdoor space are just a few of the surprises to be uncovered at this elegant gem. 

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