We love to travel, but most times we don’t have the schedule in our hand to travel often. We planned and decide flight out to and have an itinerary of 48 hrs to explorer miami florida
We hope this itinerary serve you a guide and inspiration to a least travel and experience the nature, culture and people of this planet call earth.
The guide we provide is a living example of the activities we did while doing our short vacation.
We covered the following: First day (24hrs)
1. Tip and tricks for flying out of newark airport
2. Getting a rental car by accumulating reward points
3. Our first stop : the venetian pool
4. Hotel checking and early snack at aventura mall
5. Drive to lincoln road mall and shopping
6. The spaniola way and wine stating
7. Walking on ocean drive, bar hopping
Second Day: 14hrs
1. Early walk and enjoyment of the hotel grounds and pools
2. Drive to Hollywood beach .
3. Drive to downtown miami
4. Stay at an airport hotel to depart early
The Newark airport:
This international airport is one that offers most fight options for Pennsylvania and jersey residents depending your destination it may be cheaper. I find that there are less cancellations out of this airport compare to the JFK and PHL airports.Parking options requires either a shuttle or airtran to the terminals. I f you arrive early enough, the lines to security are much more manageable. Once you pass security the restaurants and lounges give you plenty of options to relax and stick around.
The Fort Lauradel Airport:
This airport is smaller compare to the miami airport. If you are carrying lots of luggages if could be tough the checkin and checkout process. One advantage this airport has similar to the orlando airport is that car rentals pick up and drop off are right at the gate. Easy to pick up easy to drop off.
We got virtually a car rental from accumulating and rewarding credit card points. You can learn how to do it free follow my link to tutorial
We choose Avis as our rental company because of their reputation and past experience, like any other company there are up-sells and extras that can add up, but we went with a basic rental and the service went smooth. We were out with keys in about 30mins.
First stop: THE VENETIAN POOL
The drive from FLL to coral bagels is pretty straight forward you drive straight south via interstate I95. The once on coral gables you hit couple of turns and then you find the uncrowded parking spot of the venetian pool 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
This modern oasis was constructed around 1920 by george derrick. This originally built on top of a quarry with natural water flowing from underneath and palms trees and waterfall, makes you transport to a mystical place in greece. Definitively once of the rarest municipal pools in the united states. There is free parking and the is a fee to enter the pool. I can say that the overall experience is a very clean atmosphere , I didn’t see any food So I am assuming no food is allowed. The highlight of the place is the big waterfall. A very beautiful every traveler should experience.
After spending few hours, we then headed to check in to our hotel in aventura.
Turnberry Isle Resort by Marriott
The checking was a breeze. This is a beautiful hotel with amenities like onsite restaurant, valed parking, shuttle to the beach and is right across from the aventura mall. The grounds, pool and the golf zone are beautiful.
We got a deal to this hotel thru the ios app call hopper. We book the hotel and could not be happier you can see how clean this hotel was
The hotel is undergoing some renovations and it should be more exciting new things to come like a new waterpark onsite
we actually spent our anniversary and the rooms facing the golf course made it so romantic watching the sunrise in the morning. We have a full video where you can check our laughs and joys around this hotel.
Sightseeing : Aventura Mall
after checking in to the hotel, we make our first to to the aventura Mall in aventura.
This mall is very convenient if you are staying at the turnberry isle resort. Its right across the street. So if you are traveling and forgot your beach accessories or need extra set of clothes for that nice dinner, you can bet this mall will have it. Its also a very high end mall with lots of fashion name stores and nice restaurants on the first floor. The main entrance has a cool slide and water jets for kids to enjoy.