DIRECTIONS TO INTERCONTINENTAL MIAMI DOWNTOWN
Directions To The InterContinental Miami Hotel:----- From Miami International Airport: Take 836 East to I-95 South to Biscayne Boulevard (Exit 2A). Take the ramp down through two red lights. Turn left at the stop sign (get in the far right lane). Turn right at first red light (one half-block). The InterContinental Miami is on your right.--------------- From Kendall, Homestead, or Key West: Take U.S. 1 North to I-95. Exit at Biscayne Boulevard (Exit 2A). Take the ramp down through two red lights. Turn left at the stop sign (get in the far right lane). Turn right at first red light (one half-block). The InterContinental Miami is on your right. -------------From Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or Pompano: Take I-95 South to Biscayne Boulevard (Exit 2A). Take the ramp down through two red lights. Turn left at the stop sign (get in the far right lane). Turn right at the first red light (one half-block). The InterContinental Miami is on your right.
DRIVING YOURSELF AROUND TOWN
There are many one-way streets in downtown Miami. A GPS is highly recommended. You are now able to pay by phone at any of the City of Miami traffic meters by simply registering your vehicle tag and payment information via the internet or using your smart phone. Interstate I-95 in Miami-Dade County has opened dedicated Express Lanes to take travelers in and out of Downtown Miami faster through traffic. The toll rate varies depending on traffic congestion and is posted prior to being able to access the Express Lanes. Tolls are charged through via the vehicles license plate. Check with your rental car provider for more information.
Make sure you wear light clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses. During the summer we recommend wearing a hat. Must pack: camera and beachwear. Nightlife as well as most restaurants prefer chic and elegant casual attire.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: GETTING AROUND
When you arrive at the hotel come to the concierge desk to find out about how the Metro Rail, Metro Mover, and Public Bus lines work. Or you can plan ahead by going online to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/
Tipping Restaurants & Services
It is customary to tip individuals at your discretion. The average tip is 15% - 18% percent at restaurants. However in some places the tip is already included in the bill ( especially when you are in larger groups).
DID YOU KNOW ?
El Credito Cigar Factory
Customize & ship cigars to anywhere in the world.Located in the heart of Little Havana.
Everglades National Park
These are America's largest saw grass prairies and deepest mangrove swamps.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park
In Key Largo which is the diving capital of the world, you may enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride.
Port of Miami
Miami is the Cruise Capital of the World!
WHAT TO PACK
Don't forget yours because you will miss snapping the celebrities on South Beach and the unique and beautiful cityscapes Miami provides.
We are a tropical destination so beware of the high temperatures! Our summer and autumn months bring us the most hot and humid days, while the winter and spring months gives us gorgeous weather - chilly at times but manageable with a light sweater. Bring proper clothing and good sun care products!
You can exchange currency at the airport or most of the local hotels. When shopping in Downtown Miami bring cash, it is an excellent negotiating tool!
Carry your passport and visa at all times because photo ID is required for all identification purposes. A driver's license and a credit card is required for car rental.