Here’s our latest interview with a tour guide or certified local as we seek to learn from some of the top experts from the places we love.
If you are a certified tour guide and would like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note at: email@example.com and we can chat about specifics.
My questions are in bold and the responses follow below. Please excuse us if you see a mistake in grammar, we are travel bloggers not English writers. 😉
What’s your name and how old are you?
Answer: Marcello Sobrinho, three decades and a bit more.
Do you have kids? If so, how old are they?
Answer: No sir.
Where are you originally from and what city do you currently live?
Answer: Originally from Rio de Janeiro, have lived in Miami for the last 10 years.
Lets get to the exciting stuff, why should anyone visit this city?
Answer: Miami is an beautiful city that comprises beaches, great food, nightlife, and amazing culture.
Is the city safe? What areas are not safe?
Answer: Most areas are pretty safe. Downtown may not be as comfortable after dark.
What’s the weather like?
Answer: Very hot and humid in the summer from June to October. Best weather is November to April.
What languages are spoken in the area? Is English spoken?
Answer: English, but 70% of Miamians are hispanic or of hispanic descent.
Is US Dollar widely accepted?
Answer: Of course, USA.
What are the best areas or districts to stay in the city?
Answer: Miami beach (beach lovers, touristy, nightlife), Downtown (very central, not too walkable at night), Brickell (financial district, young professionals area).
What’re your Top 3 hotels and why?
Answer: Fontaine Bleau (Miami beach, high end, best nightclub and pool, amazing amenities), Standard Hotel (boutique hotel, great spa, beautiful sunsets), and One Hotel (best rooftop pool, beautiful design).
How does one get around the city? Taxi, Uber, similar apps, ATVs?
Answer: Uber, Lyft, and taxies work well.
Can you highlight the MUST see sights? Minimum of 5, feel free to share as many as you would like.
– The Beaches (South beach, Ocean Drive & Key Biscayne).
– Lincoln rd.
– Española way rd (restaurants).
– Wynwood area (art lovers).
– Design District.
– Perez Art Museum & Frost Science Museum area.
– Bayside Marketplace (shops, restaurants, and boat rides).
– Miami Heat Basketball Game & Arena.
– Mary Brickell Village & Brickell City Center (restaurants, bars, and shopping mall).
– Dolphin Mall.
– Key West (3 hours south).
What’s the best place to take a photo?
Answer: South Beach.
What about the Top 3 restaurants?
– Cvi che 105 (Peruvian food)
– Fogo de Chao (steakhouse)
– Coco Bambu (Brazilian seafood)
What‘s the one thing you MUST eat in the city?
Any rooftop bars or restaurants that you recommend?
Answer: Sugar at brickell city center. Juvia on lincoln rd.
Can you recommend the best shopping areas? The best shopping mall?
Answer: Brickell city centre, lincoln rd, Design District (high-end) & Dolphin mall.
What about food markets?
Answer: Lincoln rd on Sundays.
Do you recommend any tours outside the city? Islands? Boat Tours?
Answer: Key West (3 hours south, you can spend a day). Fort Lauderdale beach for the day.
Where should one go at night? Any bar/nightlife areas or districts you recommend?
Answer: Brickell area (bars and restaurants, young professional), South beach (nightclubs), Ocean drive (restaurants), Española way (restaurants), Wynwood (alternative crowd).
Are Casinos allowed? Blackjack tables?
Answer: No, only on indian reservations. Hard Rock hotel in hollywood has most gambling games including blackjack (30 minutes north of Miami).
Any last advice for people visiting your city?
Answer: Embrace the latin culture, come ready for some beach time, shop until you can, endulge in wonderful food cuisines, and dance the night away. Miami has a bit for every traveler!
How can people learn more about you? Feel free to share your phone, email and contact info below.
Answer: www.youliketotravel.com. ☺
Thanks for your time! Your insights will help the next traveler.
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