Tips for Enjoying the Miami International Boat Show: Hotel Rooms, Transportation, and FUN
By Carlos Girlaldo
The Miami International Boat Show is a spectacular five-day sports event in Miami. Hotel rooms up and down the Florida east coast will be packed with boating enthusiasts, as tens of thousand of U.S. and international visitors arrive for the "Worldâs Greatest Boat Show" at the Miami Beach Convention Center. If you are passionate about boating, here are some tips for a fun and exciting Miami Boat Show experience.
1-Ask any boating insider and theyâll tell you the Miami Boat Show is THE boat show of the year. If you are a boating enthusiast, youâll be in paradise at the Miami Boat Show. Hotel rooms, of course, fill up fast, beginning with the popular Art Deco hotels near the Miami Beach Convention Center on South Beach/Miami Beach. Coconut Grove (home of the famous Dinner Key Marina) and Coral Gables hotel rooms for the Boat Show are also popular, as are North Miami and Fort Lauderdale hotels. Many 2007 Miami Boat Show hotels will require deposits, multiple-day stays, and will not allow for cancellations. Check out http://www.miamiboatshowhotels.com for great hotel deals for the Miami International Boat Show.
2-The Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail takes place at three locations, with the abundant variety of exhibits at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Hotels within walking distance of the Miami Beach Convention Center are plentiful. The sail-only part of the Miami International Boat Show is Strictly Sail, with the latest in beautiful sailboats and related accessories, is located at Miamarina at Bayside (which is also a great place for shopping and dining), just across the bay from Miami Beach. The third location for the Miami Boat Show features fantastic in-water displays of powerboats at the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center on North Bayshore Drive.
3-The weather for the Miami Boat Show could be warm and balmy or cold and blustery. If you are traveling to Miami to stay at a hotel for the Boat Show, be sure to bring sunscreen, shorts and a short-sleeve shirt, as well as a warm coat and gloves. If itâs warm and balmy, you can leave your warm coat in your hotel room while you enjoy the Boat Show. If usually-balmy Miami has a February cold snap during Miami Boat Show week, youâll be glad you have a warm coat and gloves as you enjoy strolling the sidewalks of South Beach.
4- Parking with shuttle service to the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, and the Miamarina at Bayside is available, and it is an easy walk from many Miami Beach hotels to the Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
5-During Miami Boat Show week, there will be plenty of special events to enjoy, as well as Miamiâs many sports attractions. Within a few minutes of your Miami Boat Show hotel room, you can take a fishing charter or rent a sailboat at one of Miamiâs many marinas. Take an exciting airboat ride through the Florida Everglades. Or enjoy one of the numerous beautiful golf courses. The concierge at your Miami Boat Show hotel will be happy to make recommendations, give you directions, and assist with arrangements.
6-While you are in town, your Miami Boat Show hotel room is just minutes away from one of Miamiâs sports bars, like Mr. Moeâs Restaurant and Bar in Coconut Grove, Shulaâs Steak 2 Don Shulaâs Hotel in Miami Lakes or the aptly named Hooliganâs Pub & Oyster Bar on Dixie Highway.
7-You cannot leave your Miami Boat Show hotel without a trip to one of Miamiâs famous beaches. If you are lucky enough to get a hotel room for the Boat Show on South Beach, you can enjoy miles of picturesque beaches, the famous boardwalk, and plenty of people watching. Even if your Boat Show hotel is in South Miami or Fort Lauderdale, you can still enjoy a world-famous beach, just minutes from your hotel room. Especially during Miami Boat Show week, the beaches in the Miami area are not to be missed.
No matter where your Miami Boat Show hotel room, you can enjoy plenty of beaches, sun and fun, on top of a dazzling array of the latest and greatest in powerboats, sailboats, engines, personal watercraft and marine accessories. Check out http://www.miamiboatshowhotels.com for great hotel deals for the Miami International Boat Show.