Experience vibrant cultural and exciting entertainment near our Miami oceanfront hotel
Explore a new world, or just leave your old one behind, when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel on Collins Avenue, Miami. A thriving, multi-cultural city, Miami is complete with world-renowned sights, attractions, museums, incomparable beaches, nightclubs and South Beach restaurants. Our oceanfront Miami hotel's location is in the heart of South Beach, just steps from exciting Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Discover all that South Florida has to offer from our luxury Miami hotel near Collins Avenue.
December 5–8, 2013
Art Basel is a blank canvas for the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows. Founded by gallerists 43 years ago, the prestigious exhibits are held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Art Basel displays the works by world-renowned artists, while introducing enthusiasts to the next big art phenoms.
The first Art Basel show was held in Basel, Switzerland in 1970, conceived by its founders Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt, to bring together gallerists, collectors and art professionals to see the finest 20th century art from around the world. 16,300 people attended that inaugural show in 2002. .. 50,000 international visitors attended the 2012 Art Basel in Miami Beach including artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts. Visitor information:
The Miami Beach Convention Center is the hub of Art Basel and is located a short walk from The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. www.miamibeachconvention.comThe Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Art Basel:
THE ART BASEL AMBASSADOR:
With hundreds of exhibits, art shows, installations and parties packed into four short days during the famed Art Basel Miami Beach event, a plan is necessary. Art Basel enthusiasts and neophytes can strategically plan their every move with an Art Basel Ambassador, a valuable resource available exclusively to guests staying at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.
An art aficionado and concierge for 15 years, Art Basel Ambassador Noel Lanzas develops his own “Art Basel Bible” – a comprehensive book of all the planned activities art openings, showings, installations, exhibits and parties that turn Miami into one of the world’s most celebrated art festivals each year. Using catalogued information, first- hand festival experience and a guest’s personal preferences, the Art Basel Ambassador will create a personalized itinerary and road map for guests to enjoy the best of Art Basel, in addition to arranging private transportation, making hard-to-secure dining reservations and gaining entry into the most sought-after parties. Lanzas will additionally arrange tours of the hotel’s impressive multi-million dollar collection on permanent loan from Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (an Art Basel exhibitor). December 1, 2013 - DIANA LOWENSTEIN FINE ARTS EXHIBIT
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Diana Lowenstein Arts Gallery will be collaborating for an Art Basel limited installation suspended center stage above the hotel’s lobby. The monumental installation titled “Light and Paper” is the work of German sculptor Angela Glajcar. The floating sculpture of fiberglass fabric measures 21 feet long and 8 feet high, combining states of equilibrium of lightness and is intended to evoke an emotional reaction to the inanimate object. Glajcar’s contemporary art has graced sacred spaces and galleries around the globe, exploring the spatial effects of large-scale sculptures and the play of light on the white canvas.
Art enthusiasts and hotel guests are also encouraged to tour the $2 million dollar contemporary art collection of Latin American and European artists displayed throughout
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The works of art are on loan from the private collection of Wynwood curator Diana Lowenstein. The rotating art exhibit will introduce eight new pieces on display in time for the Art Basel festival and will also be projected up several stories onto the façade of the hotel, located at the hub of all the Art Basel festivities for pedestrians and drivers to appreciate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIANA LOWENSTEIN FINE ARTS: www.dlfinearts.com
To Purchase tickets to Art Basel Miami Beach: www.artbasel.com/en/Miami-Beach/Attending-the-Show/Tickets
American Airlines Arena
5.77 miles / 12 minutes
(786) 777-1000 / Website
Miami’s premiere entertainment arena seats 20,000 and is home to the NBA's Miami HEAT, and hosts high-profile concerts, family shows and special events.
11.89 miles / 22 minutes
(305) 361-5705 / Website
Enjoy 38 acres of entertainment, great shows and exhibits. The aquarium is the home of Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV superstar, Flipper. Marvel at the sea lions, dolphin performances, Nile crocodiles and indigenous fish.
18.13 miles / 25 minutes
Home to Major League baseball's Florida Marlins, NFL's Miami Dolphins and a variety of concerts and community events.
Miami Metro Zoo
26.86 miles / 36 minutes
(305) 255-5551 / Website
Experience the wonders of tropical America at the zoo's newest interactive exhibit - Dr. Wilde's World - featuring walks on the wild side among rare, endangered animals in a cage-less environment.
.34 miles / 1 minute
(305) 673-7300 / Website
Located in the Art Deco District and adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center; the theater is the showcase for an array of performers and production companies, including the Miami City Ballet, the Miami Beach Broadway Series and contemporary entertainers.
New World Symphony
.52 miles / 2 minutes
(305) 673-3331 / Website
The local performance season includes five series of world-renowned, full-orchestra concerts, chamber music, family concerts, open rehearsals and concerts.
Art Center/South Florida
.78 miles / 3 minutes
A contemporary visual arts organization that houses an art gallery and 45 artists' studios. The Art Center is free and open to the public; art classes available.
.86 miles / 3 minutes
(305) 538-1663 / Website
One of the World's most moving and beautiful memorials dedicated to the six million Jewish Holocaust victims before and during World War II.
.89 miles / 2 minutes
(305) 531-1001 / Website
Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the museum showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885-1945, offering a thought-provoking journey through the modern age
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
12.92 miles / 22 minutes
(305) 444-9293 / Website
This professional theater for adults and children offers workshops, summer camp and facility rentals.
Coconut Grove Playhouse
12.30 miles / 22 minutes
(305) 442-4000 / Website
Recognized nationally for a tradition of innovative and original productions, the Playhouse presents world, national and regional premieres on the Main stage and in the more intimate performances in the Encore Room theatre.
Bass Museum of Art
.67 miles / 2 minutes
(305) 673-7530 / Website
Offers an overview of major European paintings, sculptures and textiles; the collection includes European and decorative artwork, as well as American, Asian and contemporary art.
Jewish Museum of Florida
1.48 miles / 4 minutes
(305) 672-5044 / Website
Housed in an historic restored Art Deco building, the former Orthodox synagogue was built in 1936 and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets Florida’s Jewish history since 1763.
Miami Art Museum
6.45 miles / 14 minutes
(305) 375-3000 / Website
One of the three showpieces of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, the museum exhibits, collects, preserves and interprets international art with an emphasis on the art of the Western Hemisphere.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
6.46 miles / 14 minutes
(305) 375-1492 / Website
Located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, the museum offers a glimpse into South Florida's fascinating past through its hands-on displays and special exhibits.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
9.47 miles / 17 minutes
(305) 250-9133 / Website
One of Miami's most beautiful landmarks and the design inspiration for The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove. The grand, bay front villa was built in 1916 as a private estate and was created to look like a 400-year-old Mediterranean palace. Today, this Italian Renaissance-style villa contains 15th through 19th century furnishings and art, surrounded by more than 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains.
Miami Museum of Science & Space Transit Planetarium
9.50 miles / 17 minutes
Features national traveling exhibitions, a wildlife center with rare birds of prey and reptiles and fascinating Planetarium shows and exhibitions. See live science demonstrations and shows daily.
Museum of Contemporary Art
13.75 miles / 22 minutes
(305) 893-6211 / Website
Visit this art-collecting museum known for its provocative, innovative exhibitions and for seeking a fresh approach to examining the art of our times.
Lowe Art Museum
14.04 miles / 22 minutes
(305) 284-3535 / Website
Featuring art drawn from museum collections and traveling exhibitions, the Lowe museum always has something inspiring to see. Permanent exhibits include Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Greco-Roman Antiquities, 17th-21st Century Art of the Americas and Europe, Asian, African and Native American art.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area
16.39 miles / 31 miles
(305) 361-5811 / Website
Scenic beach, walking and bicycle trails wind through native vegetation. Don’t miss the historic lighthouse that is Florida’s oldest structure. Open daily for tours.
Crandon Park Beach
16.76 miles / 32 minutes
Find plenty of recreational opportunities along the three-mile-long, lagoon-style beach featuring 13 lifeguard towers, beachfront playground, picnic facilities, volleyball rentals and softball fields.
Everglades Safari Park
33.6 miles / 41 minutes
(305) 226-6923 / Website
This one-of-a-kind park offers an alligator farm and show, guided airboat rides, jungle trail, and interpretive center.
Everglades National Park
51.37 miles / 1 hour
(305) 242-7700 / Website
The third largest national park in the Continental United States encompassing 1.5 million acres of rare and beautiful ecosystems, the park contains a visitor center, nature trails, full-service marina, boat-launching ramps, boat rentals and camping facilities.
Miami Beach/South Beach
0.01 miles / 1 minute
This world-famous beach is depicted in postcards, movies and television shows worldwide. Come delight in the Art-Deco hotel skyline, artistic lifeguard stands, and wide sandy beaches. Or enjoy the children's playgrounds, people watching, strolling, bicycling and in-line skating scene that makes up the concrete promenade that runs for miles beside the beach and famous Ocean Drive.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
.73 miles / 3 minutes
(305) 673-7256 / Website
Visit this little gem of a tropical oasis in the heart of Miami Beach. Stroll through a Japanese Garden and Bromeliad collection.
Miami Beach Golf Club
1.67 miles / 5 minutes
(305) 532-3350 / Website
Premier golf destination located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, with 128 acres of lush fairways and perfectly manicured greens; masterfully designed by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates in 2002; 18-hole, Par 72, 6,800 yards from the back tees with Paspalum turf.
6.99 miles / 14 minutes
(305) 400-7000 / Website
Next to the picturesque cruise ships, Parrot Jungle Island features remarkable parrot shows, a Serpentarium and Jungle Theater, an Everglades Habitat and open interactive aviaries all nestled on a lush tropical island.
The Biltmore Golf Club
14.16 miles / 25 minutes
(305) 460-5366 / Website
Designed by Donald Ross in 1925, this course features an 18-hole, Par 71, 6,642 yards from back tees.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens
16.69 miles / 30 minutes
(305) 667-1651 / Website
This 83-acre garden, established in 1938, is one of the world's preeminent botanical gardens, with an extensive collection of rare tropical plants.
Richard Petty Driving Experience
40 miles / 51 minutes
800-237-3889 / Website
This ultra-modern facility hosts all forms of major auto racing events, including the Ford Championship Weekend in November and the Grand Prix of Miami.
.85 miles / 3 minutes
This marvelous Art Deco pedestrian promenade is one of South Beach's most charming shopping districts and a cherished source of people watching. Stroll among all the best restaurants, boutiques and cafes. There is something for everyone on Lincoln Road.
6.10 miles / 13 minutes
(305) 358-4555 / Website
A retail, dining and entertainment complex located on beautiful Biscayne Bay; visitors will find more than 150 shops, restaurants, bars and daily entertainment.
Miami Design District
6.30 miles / 12 minutes
(305) 573-8116 / Website
A potpourri of restaurants, showrooms and galleries selling furniture, accessories, antiques and art.
Bal Harbour Shops
7.28 miles / 16 minutes
(305) 866-0311 / Website
Bal Harbour is the place to find the best of the best. This exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants in a tropical garden setting is reason enough to leave the beach.
12.07 miles / 21 minutes
(305) 444-0777 / Website
Coco Walk features colorful outdoor cafes, charming bistros and unique stores with European-village ambience in the heart of Coconut Grove.
Village of Merrick Park
12.90 miles / 21 minutes
South Florida's newest luxury retail forum, a Mediterranean-style village featuring a fashionable collection of 115 luxury boutiques and restaurants, includes Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and is set amid a delightful tropical garden.
The Shops at Sunset Place
20.45 miles / 23 minutes
(305) 663-0482 / Website
For open-air shopping, dining and entertainment designed around a Mediterranean theme, check out The Shops at Sunset Place.
The Falls Shopping Center
34 miles / 20 minutes
(305) 255-4570 / Website
Boasting more than 100 word-renowned retailers, this open-air center also features waterfalls and fine restaurants.