MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Already known as a year-round hotspot for tourists from all over the world, this year Americans from coast to coast will be traveling to the city of Miami Beach to take part in the city's spectacular 4th of July festivities. Along with the celebrations, visitors can enjoy the city's magnificent beaches and spirited nightlife as well as a variety of family-friendly events and activities. In addition, some of Miami Beach's most well-known resorts are providing some sweet deals that both Florida residents and visitors can take advantage of.
"Year on year, Miami Beach has seen its summer visitor numbers increase and we expect the same in 2016." says Peggy Benua, Chair, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). "With great deals, lots of fun events and certainly a wealth of activities around the city, the 4th of July holiday weekend is the perfect time to sample all Miami Beach has to offer."
Deals at some of the city's best resorts are some of the most outstanding reasons to visit. Florida residents can especially enjoy fantastic savings including 25% off room rates at the Eden Roc and 20% off spa treatments at the W South Beach.
"There's no better place to be than Miami Beach during 4th of July weekend," adds Grisette Roque, Executive Director, MBVCA. "The city really puts together a range of programs and activities to ensure that the holiday is celebrated in the most spectacular fashion and our visitors and residents enjoy themselves no matter what they do."
Coming to Miami Beach for the holiday weekend? Check out Fire on the Fourth at the North Shore Bandshell and book a room at one of the top-tier resorts listed below. Miami Beach has everything travelers need for a 4th of July holiday getaway.
Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival:
Taking place on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., The City of Miami Beach hosts an all-day festival to celebrate our nation's independence at North Shore Bandshell Park, located on Collins Avenue and 73 Street. The event contains several activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy! Some of these include:
- Free morning yoga
- Food trucks
- Free entertainment & live music
- Fireworks and more!
The event also provides a free shuttle to and from the park in 2 locations for pick up/drop off (North Shore Bandshell Park and 42 Street/Sheridan Ave) that will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For guests planning to join the fun, it is recommended to arrive early and bring a blanket or chair to claim a prime viewing area.
Other Top Spots to Catch the Fireworks in Miami Beach include:
Right on Ocean Drive, Lummus Park is the only place to get a front-row seat to Miami Beach's firework show. The over-the-water view between 5th and 14th on Ocean Drive provides the best on the beach view. Guests are encouraged to bring beach towels and chairs.
Considered the best spot to catch fireworks in Miami Beach. The tallest "point" in the park's center is a skybox view of both fireworks shows from Miami and Miami Beach. Even if guests can't stake their claim on the mound, South Pointe Park is perfect for some eye-catching fireworks.
Along with the fireworks, there is an abundant amount of offers from some of the top hotels in South Florida for Florida Residents who want to enjoy their Fourth of July close to home.
- The Betsy Hotel South Beach
- Florida Staycation: 15% off room rates, $100 dining credit and valet included
- Nobu Eden Roc Hotel
- Florida residents: 25% percent off on room rates with valet and a breakfast buffet for two daily included.
- W South Beach
- Florida Residents: 20 percent off on spa services, 15 percent off at American root-inspired restaurant The Dutch, a complimentary beach umbrella every day, one complimentary in-room movie every day and complimentary valet parking.
- Metropolitan by COMO
- Discount on COMO Daily Rate but your stay will also include a complimentary continental breakfast each day and valet parking, as well as a waived resort fee
About Miami Beach
Recently awarded first place in the 2016 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the category of "Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada" and a winner in the 2014 and 2015 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of "Destinations | Mobile App" and "Overall Spa Destinations| U.S and Canada" respectively, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for 'walkability' and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination not only produces its own branded sun care line, MB Miami Beach Suncare, but has been ranked by TripAdvisor as number one in 2011's Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations and was also part of Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!
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SOURCE Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority