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Where to go, what to do in Miami

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Miami? Here's the info you need for the weekend of Nov. 13-15:

GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Miami International Airport starting at $423 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Heavy convention traffic means many hotels are booked, but here are two available options:

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-374-3900, www.marriott.com. Located on the waterfront along Biscayne Bay, only two miles from the Design District. Rooms start at $159.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., 800-332-3442, http://www.fourseasons.com/miami. Deluxe everything, including three pools. Four miles from the Design District. Rooms from $350.

WHERE TO EAT

Pacific Time, 35 NE 40th St., 305-722-7369, http://www.pacifictimerestaurant.com. Pan-Asian and contemporary American cuisine. Dine stylishly indoors or in the tropical open patio. Entrees $18 to $26.

Fratelli Lyon, 4141 NE Second Ave., 305-572-2901, http://www.fratellilyon.com. Traditional Italian foods -- antipasti, pizza, pasta, salads, dolci -- spanning regions from Piedmont to Sicily. Entrees $12 to $32.

Sra. Martinez, 4000 NE Second Ave., 305-573-5474, http://www.chefmichellebernstein.com. Spanish-inspired tapas menu. Each: $3 to $23.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, 130 NE 40th St., 305-573-5550, http://www.michaelsgenuine.com. Bistro cuisine features locally sourced foods, with indoor and outdoor seating. Recently opened for Sunday brunch. Entrees $18 to $50.

WHAT TO DO

NiBa, 39 NE 39th St., 305-573-1939, http://www.nibahome.com. Unique home accessories plus lighting, art and designer furniture.

En Avance, 161 NE 40th St., 305-576-0056, http://www.enavance.net. Designer clothing, perfume, makeup and "jewelry bar."

I on the District, 120 NE 40th St., 305-573-9400, http://www.ionthedistrict.com. High-fashion sunglasses, frames and other accessories, with an organic "tea bar" and women's and children's boutique.

Locust Projects, 155 NE 38th St., Suite 100, 305-576-8570, http://www.locustprojects.org. An alternative, not-for-profit exhibition space featuring site-specific and installation artworks by contemporary visual artists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net,

http://www.miamiandbeaches.com

-- N.R.

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