Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the hotel cafe Pilikia, a poolside Polynesian-style cafe featuring casual American fare with international influences. Enjoy a plated three-course dinner with choice of entree (one of which will be vegetarian), side dishes, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.Evening: We'll have an informative overview of the program, plus an opportunity to meet your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll review the updated schedule, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have. (If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.)
"South Beach, Stories of a Renaissance." Author and historian Charles J. Kropke chronicles the booms and busts, heroes and villains, builders and civic leaders who turned Miami Beach into one of the travel world's most remarkable success stories. Mr. Kropke will regale you with accounts of economic, cultural and political renewal that led to the creation of this dynamic international resort.Lodging: South Seas HotelMeals Included: Dinner
The award-winning Jewish Museum of Florida occupies two adjacent synagogues that have been magnificently restored. The original building (1929) and its successor (1936) are connected via a skylighted bistro and boast Art Deco features, a copper dome, and 80 stained glass windows. The museum presents its own and traveling exhibits; sponsors cultural and educational programs; and houses a Collections & Research Center reflecting nearly 250 years of Florida Jewish history.
The legacy of master collector Mitchell "Mickey" Wolfson, the Wolfsonian Museum explores how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. The collection contains more than 150,000 objects — including the largest collection of Art Deco items in the world — reflecting social, political and technological changes from 1851-1945. It is now a division of Florida International University, housed in a fortress-like building that once served as a hurricane-proof storage facility for wealthy "snowbirds."Dinner: Enjoy a glamorous "Miami Spice" dinner at a local favorite in the heart of South Beach — a three-course dinner featuring local cuisine.Evening: Dinner is accompanied by lively entertainment.Lodging: South Seas HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Group Leader will lead an impromptu walk that you may join if you wish.Dinner: Dinner is on your own this evening to take advantage of the many Miami Spice participating restaurants throughout South Beach. You may also join the Group Leader for dinner (optional, at your cost) at one of the restaurants nearby.Evening: FREE EVENING: Continue your personal independent exploration of Miami/South Beach. If night life is your thing, you'll have many options to choose from. You may also join the Group Leader for an informal activity at your cost if you like.Lodging: South Seas HotelMeals Included: Breakfast