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Brickell Ave, Downtown Miami

Miami, FL
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Brickell Ave, Downtown Miami, Miami FL

Description

Brickell Ave in Downtown Miami is where many international consulates and banks are clustered. In fact, it has more international banks than any other city in America. Brickell Key, a gated island (!), lies just across a short causeway, and creates pretty views for many of the high-rise offices. It's wonderful to walk along Brickell Ave and look up at the unique shapes of the glistening glass skyscrapers. The entry pillars in front of the Viceroy Hotel are a sight to see, and the grand silver columns in front of 701 Brickell Ave are nice too. There are plenty of cafes to choose from, where you can watch the smartly-dressed business people walking by. Mary Brickell Village provides a upscale spot where people can gather at sidewalk cafes and hang out in the open spaces of the plaza. The Miami River meets the bay at Brickell Ave near 5th Street. You can stroll along the waterfront of Biscayne Bay in tiny Brickell Park, which connects Brickell Ave with the bay. Skyscrapers and palm trees really do look good together!
At night, enjoy a drink at one of the roof-top poolside bars, such as the bar on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel (warning: crowded, difficult valet parking pullup. Cost is $20 once validated).
 Nearby check out Bayside Marketplace, a touristy spot with restaurants and shops on the waterfront. Or go for a dip at 7th Street Beach!

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Old and new: The First Presbyterian Church with its late Mediterranean Revival architecture, and a modern skyscraper.
Old and new: The First Presbyterian Church with its late Mediterranean Revival architecture, and a modern skyscraper.
Trolley bus and skyscraper.
Trolley bus and skyscraper.
Bridge over Miami River.
Bridge over Miami River.
Viceroy Hotel and Brickell Park.
Viceroy Hotel and Brickell Park.
High-rise with unusual design- a circle at the top that makes a shadow.
High-rise with unusual design- a circle at the top that makes a shadow.
Buildings where Brickell Ave crosses the Miami River.
Buildings where Brickell Ave crosses the Miami River.
First Presbyterian Church and Bank of America high-rise.
First Presbyterian Church and Bank of America high-rise.
Silver shiny columns at 701 Brickell Ave.
Silver shiny columns at 701 Brickell Ave.
Walkway between Brickell Ave and Biscayne Bay, beside 701 Brickell Ave.
Walkway between Brickell Ave and Biscayne Bay, beside 701 Brickell Ave.
The green grass of Brickell Park.
The green grass of Brickell Park.
Building with a circle on top.
Building with a circle on top.
Walkway from Brickell Ave to the water.
Walkway from Brickell Ave to the water.
Waterfront behind 701 Brickell Ave.
Waterfront behind 701 Brickell Ave.
Palm trees and high-rises go well together!
Palm trees and high-rises go well together!
Causeway to Brickell Key over the green waters of the bay.
Causeway to Brickell Key over the green waters of the bay.
Impressive thunderstorm behind Brickell Key, as seen from 26th floor of Epic Hotel.
Impressive thunderstorm behind Brickell Key, as seen from 26th floor of Epic Hotel.
Roof-top bar on 16th floor of Epic Hotel.
Roof-top bar on 16th floor of Epic Hotel.
16th floor rooftop-restaurant, Area 31, at Epic Hotel.
16th floor rooftop-restaurant, Area 31, at Epic Hotel.

Directions

The area pictured here is located around 701 Brickell Ave, Miami FL 33131. Leave extra time on weekdays because there is a lot of traffic!

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Last Updated Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:27:01 GMT