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  2. 2. Miami & Orlando© 2008 Stig Albeck & Ventus Publishing ApSTranslation: Rikke ChristoffersenAll rights and copyright relating to the content of thisbook are the property of Ventus Publishing ApS, and/or itssuppliers. Content from ths book, may not be reproducedin any shape or form without prior written permission fromVentus Publishing ApS.Quoting this book is allowed when clear references are made,in relation to reviews are allowed.ISBN 978-87-7061-304-01st editionPictures and illustrations in this book are reproduced accordingto agreement with the following copyright owners :Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau & Stig Albeck.The stated prices and opening hours are indicative and mayhave been subject to change after this book was published. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com
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  4. 4. Miami & Orlando A visit to Miami & OrlandoA visit toMiami & Orlandowww.gmcvb.comwww.orlandoinfo.comwww.visitflorida.comFloridas pleasant climate, the art deco district inMiami Beach, innumerable activities, more than amillion alligators as well as tropical beaches awaitthe visitor to both Miami and Orlando. Florida isnever boring, and the Everglades and the manysmall islands will leave you with lasting memories ofthe American scenic beauty.Enjoy your holiday! Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 5
  5. 5. Miami & Orlando Historical outlineHistorical outlineMiamiMiami and Southern Florida have been inhabited by At the beginning of the 1920s, the developmentNative Americans for about 10,000 years. Juan of Miami really took off. During the Prohibition,Ponce de León’s attempt to colonise the area in Miami remained relatively liberal, and gambling1500 proved fruitless, but in 1567 the Spanish was legal. This in itself attracted newcomers,nonetheless decided to build an evangelical church especially from the North. The town underwentat the mouth of the Miami River and in 1743 a fort a building-boom, and the first skyscrapers werewas added. Soon after, immigration to the area took soon erected.off. In 1926 a destructive hurricane hit the coast justDuring the 19th Century, this led to tension and South of Miami. This put an abrupt end to thethree wars between the newcomers and the native previous prosperity and rapid growth of the area.Seminole Indians. The Second Seminole War, which Almost all buildings were damaged or destroyed,ended in 1842, was especially violent, and a large and only a few years later, in 1929, economicpercentage of the population of the South-Eastern recession brought further devastation to thepart of Florida were killed. The Third and last people of Miami.Seminole War took place from 1855 to 1858, and afew decades later most Native Americans had During the 1930s, Miami Beach was developeddisappeared from the area. in a very short period of time. The result was the unique art deco district, which has later becomeDuring the 19th Century there were scattered one of Miami’s most popular tourist attractions.properties and several estates around the area where During the Second World War, large militaryMiami is now. Julia Tuttle, a wealthy woman from bases were set up in Miami and the populationCleveland, bought a large citrus plantation in 1891, increased to 500,000 in 1950. This figure roseand her aim was not only to farm the land, but also further after Fidel Castros revolution in Cuba into encourage people to move to the area. She 1959, which brought a lot of people to leavetherefore contacted the railway tycoon, Henry Cuba. In 1965 alone, more than 100,000 peopleFlagler, but it took her 3 years to persuade him to arrived in Miami from Cuba. They founded theextend his railway line to the local area. district Little Havana, which became the centre of the large Spanish-speaking proportion of theThereafter, in 1896, Miami was founded with a local population.population of 344. The railway connection attractedimmigrants to the area, and the population grew During the 1980s, Miami gained a fashionablefrom 1,700 in 1900, to 5,500 ten years later, and a image that made Miami a lasting destination ofstaggering 29,000 in 1920. attraction amongst tourists. This brought wealth to the city, and flats, luxurious private properties, 5-star hotels and nightclubs were built in large numbers. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 6
  6. 6. Miami & Orlando Historical outlineOrlandoThe name Orlando dates back to 1836 when the In the last few decades prior to the First Worldname of the farmer Orlando Reeves was allegedly War, Orlando began to gain popularity amongstfound carved into a tree. The settlers who holiday-makers because of its central locationdiscovered it assumed that it marked a grave, and and pleasant climate.decided to name the place after the deceased. In1838, a fort was built in the area in connection with After the Second World War, high-techthe Second Seminole War. After the war the fort companies were built in and around Orlando,was deserted, and the first permanent settler only and this brought continued prosperity to thearrived in 1842. His name was Aaron Jernigan. area. Lockheed Martin manufactured airplanes, Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center wasAfter the Third and last Seminole War of 1858, founded at the Atlantic coast, and the nowcolonisation began in earnest. The area suffered world famous Walt Disney Resort opened inunder the Union Blockade of the American Civil 1971.War, but quickly began to prosper after the war.The town of Orlando was consequently established During the last few decades, the tourist industryin 1875. The following 20 years became Orlandos has increased rapidly in Orlando. Thousands offirst golden age. During these years, the town flats for holiday makers have been built, and golfbecame the centre of Floridas production of citrus courses, water worlds and other large themefruit. The economy blossomed and local wealth was parks have sprung up in and around the city. Ascreated. However, the climate proved less than ideal a result, the population has gradually increasedfor the fruit, and the production eventually moved to almost 2 million.South to the warmer climate of the Miami region.This, of course, brought an end to the local boom. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 7
  7. 7. Miami & Orlando Tour 1: Miami The establishment and development of Miami Tour 1: Miami Beach began in 1913, when the bridge connecting it to Miami town was completed. The beautiful area attracted people and soon 1. The art deco district of Miami Beach developed. The district was built-up in the Miami Beach dominant art deco style of the time, and owing www.gmcvb.com/art_deco_historic_district.asp to the high sun and soft sand of the area, Miami Beach developed its own variant of the style. From 1930 to the end of the Second World War, the area from 5th Street to 15th Street was developed. It included the Bass Museum of Art and two hotels. The building style was still largely art deco. The uniqueness of the area and its architecture are best appreciated by simply taking a stroll through the streets. The next step for top-performing graduatesPlease click the advert Masters in Management Designed for high-achieving graduates across all disciplines, London Business School’s Masters in Management provides specific and tangible foundations for a successful career in business. This 12-month, full-time programme is a business qualification with impact. In 2010, our MiM employment rate was 95% within 3 months of graduation*; the majority of graduates choosing to work in consulting or financial services. As well as a renowned qualification from a world-class business school, you also gain access to the School’s network of more than 34,000 global alumni – a community that offers support and opportunities throughout your career. For more information visit www.london.edu/mm, email mim@london.edu or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7000 7573. * Figures taken from London Business School’s Masters in Management 2010 employment report Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 8
  8. 8. Miami & Orlando Tour 1: MiamiThe most characteristic buildings include Beacon but the permanent collection includes European(1936), Waldorf Towers (1937) and Breakwater art dating back to the 15th Century.(1939) on Ocean Drive, Tiffany (1939), St. Moritz(1939), National (1940) and Delano (1947) on 4. Beaches in Miami BeachCollins Avenue and Plymouth (1940) on 21st Street. Ocean Drive, South Beach The Atlantic coast provides miles and miles of2. Ocean Drive beautiful beaches. The most popular ones areOcean Drive those at Ocean Drive and South Beach. Other equally lovely beaches are found near South Pointe Park and along Collins Avenue between 21st and 78th Street. 5. American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Boulevard www.aaarena.com MetroMover: College/Bayside The large American Airlines Arena was inaugurated in 1999. It is used for concerts, and is home to the basketball team Miami Heat. The seats for the audience can be arranged to suit the individual event, and the arenas maximal capacity is 20,000 spectators. 6. Bayside Marketplace Biscayne Boulevard www.baysidemarketplace.com MetroMover: College/BaysideThe characteristic art deco hotels and buildings havemade Ocean Drive a landmark in the Miami area. Itis a lively street with cafés, pubs, restaurants andbeautiful pastel-coloured hotels with palm treesoutside.3. Bass Museum of Art2121 Park Avenuewww.bassmuseum.org Bayside Marketplace is situated at MiamiThe Bass Museum of Art was built in 1963, when Harbour. The atmosphere is relaxed, and theJohn and Johanna Bass art collection was donated area is full of shops, local artists and performers,to the city of Miami. The museum was set up in a palm trees and restaurants with both Americanbuilding from 1930, which had previously served as and Cuban cuisines. It is also possible to take aMiami Beach Library and Art Gallery. The Bass boat trip from here and explore the area fromMuseum of Art runs different temporary exhibitions, Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 9
  9. 9. Miami & Orlando Tour 1: Miamithe seaside. Finally, you can go for a walk in the 9. Little Havanaadjacent Bayfront Park. Calle Ocho MetroMover: 8th Street6a. Boat trips around Miami Harbour The district of Little Havana has, as the nameThere are daily boat trips from Bayside Marketplace indicates, a large proportion of Cubanto the islands around the Miami region. The immigrants. There are, however, also asightseeing trip around Miami Harbour is especially considerable number of immigrants from Southrecommendable, as is a visit to the most luxuriously and Central America, not least from Nicaragua.developed islands. It feels somewhat like visiting the The area therefore reflects this lovely mixture ofset of the 1980s television series, Miami Vice. You Caribbean and South American influences.get to see the impressive facilities for cruise ships,and the large luxurious properties belonging mostly The main street of Little Havana is called Calleto celebrities. Al Capone, Julio Iglesias and Gloria Ocho, which means the 8th Street. It is theEstefan, for example, all have connections to Miami. perfect place to buy exotic goods and indulge in tasty Caribbean dishes. Every March it also7. Miami Downtown becomes the centre of an annual local festival.Flagler Steet For a relaxing stroll, visit Maximo Gomez Park,MetroMover: First Street Station/Miami where locals often enjoy a game of chess. NextAvenue Station to the park lies Paseo de las Estrellas, which isMetroRail: Government Center the South American equivalent to HollywoodsFlagler Street is Miami’s main street, which consists Walk of Fame.of rows of skyscrapers, mainly from the 1970s and1980s and reaching up to 55 storeys high. After dark, 10. Vizcaya Museum and Gardensthe buildings are illuminated, including the 3251 South Miami Avenuecharacteristic Miami World Trade Center from 1987. www.vizcayamuseum.comDowntown is also home to the Catholic Gesu MetroRail: VizcayaChurch and the ruin of Fort Dallas from 1836, The Vizcaya Palace was built in 1916 in Italianwhich can be seen in Lummus Park. Renaissance style. For decades it has been the setting for many important meetings, and the8. Miami Art Museum place has attracted numerous VIP visitors,101 West Flagler Street including Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul IIwww.miamiartmuseum.org and Ronald Regan.MetroMover: First Street Station/MiamiAvenue Station The palace is rich on works of art and interiorMetroRail: Government Center design from every corner of the world.The exhibition at Miami Art Museum focuses on Immediately outside, the subtropical park offersNorth and South American works of art from the excellent views across the Biscayne Bay.period after 1940. The museum also has abeautifully arranged sculpture park, where exhibitsare set in Florida’s natural surroundings. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 10
  10. 10. Miami & Orlando Tour 1: Miami 11. Lowe Art Museum 12. Museum of Contemporary Art 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables 770 Northeast 125th Street www.miami.edu/lowe www.mocanomi.org MetroRail: University The Museum of Contemporary Art opened in This museum at the University of Miami contains a 1996. The permanent exhibition displays works collection that includes works of art from around by a mixture of more than 400 established as the world. There are objects from ancient Greece, well as new artists. The museum also arranges from the European Baroque era, the Renaissance regular temporary exhibitions on a range of and up to the 19th Century. America is represented themes. with, for instance, Mayan and Incan art, but there are also works of art by Native American tribes, such as the Seminoles and the Navajo Natives. The American collection also covers the 19th and 20th Centuries. Excellent Economics and Business programmes at: “The perfect startPlease click the advert of a successful, international career.” CLICK HERE to discover why both socially and academically the University of Groningen is one of the best places for a student to be www.rug.nl/feb/education Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 11
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  12. 12. Miami & Orlando Tour 2: Orlando 15. Harry P. Leu GardensTour 2: Orlando 1920 North Forest Avenue13. Orlando Museum of Art www.leugardens.org2416 North Mills Avenuewww.omart.orgOrlando Museum of Art, which is regarded as oneof Florida’s best art museums, is situated in thebeautiful Loch Haven Park. Its collection mainlyconsists of American art from the 19th Century andup to present day, African art, and works by ancienttribes and cultures from across the AmericanContinents such as the Aztecs. Some of the objectsdate back more than 3,000 years. Harry P. Leu Gardens have a fantastic collection of plants and vegetation. A range of different14. Orlando Science Center areas have been dedicated to individual plants,777 East Princeton Street such as roses, palms and bamboo. The gardenswww.osc.org also have one of the largest collections ofThe large Science Center allows you to explore the Camellias in the USA, as well as a lovelynatural and the technical world from new butterfly garden.perspectives. The interactive displays cover a widerange of themes, and the following is only a small Harry P. Leu’s house from 1888 is situated inselection. the grounds. Its interior has been arranged to reflect life in late 19th Century Florida. However,In Natureworks, the eco-systems of Florida are Harry P. Leu only acquired the property in 1936.explained, with special focus on the Everglades in During the following decades, Leu and his wife,the Southern part of the state. DinoDigs revolves Mary Jane, travelled all over the world andaround fossils and dinosaurs. Science City explores brought back a variety of plants that shouldelectricity, magnetism and engineering. Touch the become the beginning of the Leu Gardens. InSky is all about flying. There are hot air balloons, 1961, the Leus transferred the house and thepaper models, replicas of old planes, and a range of gardens to the city of Orlando on condition thatsimulators. the grounds were run as a public botanical garden. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 13
  13. 13. Miami & Orlando Tour 2: Orlando 16. Downtown Historic District In Orlando’s old city centre, there is still a row of approximately 60 houses from the period Downtown Orlando 1880-1950. Their modest size stands in sharp www.downtownorlando.com contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers. They are situated in West South Street, West Church Street, North/South Orange Avenue, West Pine Street, East Robinson Street, North/South Magnolia Avenue, North Rosalind Avenue, East Central Boulevard and East Pine Street. Wells’ Built Hotel, 511 West South Street, is historically one of the more interesting buildings. Although it has now been converted into a museum, it was built in 1926 as a hotel for African Americans. The Victorian House & Cottage, 541 West South Street, is one of just a few remaining Victorian buildings left in Orlando. Old Orlando Railroad Depot, 76 West Church Street, was constructed in 1890, when the town was gradually developing into Florida’s main transport centre. Teach with the Best. Learn with the Best. Agilent offers a wide variety of affordable, industry-leadingPlease click the advert electronic test equipment as well as knowledge-rich, on-line resources —for professors and students. We have 100’s of comprehensive web-based teaching tools, lab experiments, application notes, brochures, DVDs/ See what Agilent can do for you. CDs, posters, and more. www.agilent.com/find/EDUstudents www.agilent.com/find/EDUeducators © Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2012 u.s. 1-800-829-4444 canada: 1-877-894-4414 Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 14
  14. 14. Miami & Orlando Tour 2: OrlandoKress Building, 15 West Church Street, was built in disaster. Several rooms from the ship have been1936, and is an excellent example of architectural art reconstructed, and the famous grand staircase,deco. Angebilt Hotel, 37 North Orange Avenue, which has been built to its original size, iswas constructed in industrial style in 1923. It quickly especially impressive.became one of the more prestigious hotels inOrlando. First Church of Christ Scientist, 24 North 20. Peabody HotelRosalind Avenue, was erected in 1928 as one of the 9801 International Driveearliest large churches in the region. Built in 1927, www.peabodyorlando.comthe Old Orange County Courthouse is the most The Peabody Hotel offers free entertainmentstriking beaux arts building in Orlando. It stands at with a difference. It consists of the daily65 East Central Boulevard. Peabody Duck Parade. Every morning and afternoon, the hotel’s ducks are accompanied by17. Universal Studios a master of ceremonies down the lift to the1000 Universal Studios Plaza lobby, where they walk to the fountain and jumpwww.universalorlando.com into the water.Universal Studios is a large movie theme park withnumerous shows, film sets and theme park rides 21. SeaWorldthat all relate to major Hollywood Blockbusters 7007 Sea World Drivesuch as Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black, www.seaworld.comTerminator 2, Back to the Future, and a number of SeaWorld is a beautifully arranged aquarium thatpopular cartoons. You can also enter the story of stages fantastic shows with dolphins, sea lions,the film Fear Factor and experience an earthquake large killer whales and other sea animals. Thereof 8.3 Richter Magnitude. are also several thrilling roller coasters.Universal Islands of Adventure covers everythingfrom terrifying theme park rides to family 22. Gatorlandentertainment and activities inside, for instance, 14501 South Orange Blossom TrailJurassic Park and Toon Park. www.gatorland.com18. Skull Kingdom5933 American Waywww.skullkingdom.comSkull Kingdom in Orlando is certain to send a chilldown your spine. The large castle is full of horrors,and scary shows are staged daily. There is also ashow which will introduce you to the world ofmagic.19. Titanic – Ship of Dreams8445 International Drive As the name indicates, Gatorland is devoted towww.titanicshipofdreams.com Florida’s alligators. The park is home toThe story of the Titanic is related with support of thousands of these animals, but it also houseshundreds of objects from both the original ship and the less common American Crocodile, snakesfrom the Hollywood Blockbuster movie about the and tortoises, including one Galapagos tortoise. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 15
  15. 15. Miami & Orlando Tour 2: OrlandoOne area of the park is a swamp, which you can 23. Walt Disney Worldcross by foot and experience the environment close 1375 East Buena Vista Driveup. The daily alligator shows are also very popular, www.disneyworld.comand for the children there is a small zoo and a mini Walt Disney World comprises 4 theme parks fulltrain that drives all around the park. of fun and entertainment. Magic Kingdom is the original park where you can meet all of Walt Disneys much loved characters. There is entertainment for the entire family, and a wide range of rides. The Epcot Center is partly a journey to a technological society of the future, partly a trip across the globe through an exhibition of the world in miniature. Disney- MGM Studios is a theme park based on movies. There are several roller coasters and other blood-curdling rides, such as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The Backstage Studio Tour takes you on a trip through movie sets and the world of movie production. The Animal Kingdom of Disney-MGM is a safari park and zoo, and there is a range of shows revolving around the animal theme. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 16
  16. 16. Miami & Orlando Day Tours from Miami The Castle is constructed from 1,100 tons of Day Tours from Miami stones, which Leedskalnin chiselled and prepared exclusively by use of hand tools. The 24. Coral Castle castle is surrounded by a high stone wall. A 28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead, 48 selection of Leedskalnins sculptures is now km/ 30 miles SW displayed outside the castle. www.coralcastle.com 25. Everglades National Park 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, 60 km/ 37 miles SW www.nps.gov/ever The Everglades is one of the largest national parks in the USA. It consists of swamps with marsh vegetation such as sawgrass and mangroves, but there are also tree islands of cypresses, willows and pine trees. The climate is subtropical, and the park has a Ed Leedskalnin spent 28 years building the Coral rich bird life. The Everglades National Park is, Castle single-handedly. He was born in Riga in 1887, however, best known for its alligators and and the day before his marriage, his bride, Agnes, American crocodiles, although the latter have cancelled the wedding. Leedskalnin thereafter spent become relatively rare. You can explore the the years from 1923 to 1951 building a memorial for Everglades on your own or take a ride across the the woman he had lost. The result was Coral Castle. swamps on an airboat. Need help with your dissertation?Please click the advert Get in-depth feedback & advice from experts in your topic area. Find out what you can do to improve the quality of your dissertation! Get Help Now Go to www.helpmyassignment.co.uk for more info Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 17
  17. 17. Miami & Orlando Day Tours from Miami26. Everglades Alligator Farm again in 1935 after a tropical storm destroyed large parts of the tracks and bridges. The railway40351 SW 192nd Avenue, Homestead, 60 km/ 37 line was sold to the State of Florida, which latermiles SW rebuilt it and converted it into the Overseaswww.everglades.com Highway to Key West.www.evsafaripark.comThe Everglades Alligator Farm, which is home to 28. Key Westapproximately 2,000 alligators, is situated just Key West, 250 km/ 155 miles SWoutside the National Park. The farm also has www.hemingwayhome.comAmerican crocodiles. Their numbers have gradually www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.comdeclined in the wild, so the farm is contributing www.audubonhouse.comtowards the continued survival of the species. Thefarm and the Everglades are best explored from anairboat. There are other similar farms nearby, suchas the Everglades Safari Park (26700 Tamiami Trail).27. Florida KeysFlorida Keys, 100 km/ 62 miles Swww.fla-keys.com Key West is the most southern town of continental USA, situated only 145 km (90 miles)Florida Keys is a row of tropical islands, starting just from Cuba. The old part of town is especiallysouth of Miami and stretching out into the Gulf of atmospheric. Mallory Square is famous for itsMexico. All the way to Key West, the islands are sunsets, and many people gather here in theconnected by bridges and dams. It makes for a evenings to enjoy the sight.beautiful journey past lovely beaches, small lagoonsand good restaurants. There is also plenty of Ernest Hemingway lived here for more than 10opportunity to participate in different water sports years, and several of his novels were written here.activities. His house at 907 Whitehead Street is now a museum.Almost halfway to Key West lies Marathon on thebeautiful Coco Plum Beach, where you can have a Several of Americas presidents have paid Keyswim in beautiful surroundings. Marathon also has West a visit, including Dwight D. Eisenhower,an aquarium with dolphins. John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. Harry Truman even resided here for 175 days duringOn the road to Key West, there are still traces of his presidency, and his house was quicklyHenry Flagler’s railway line that connected the renamed Truman Little White House. Theislands. The line opened in 1912, but had to close building, which is situated at 111 Front Street, is Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 18
  18. 18. Miami & Orlando Day Tours from Miaminow open to the public. It was built in 1890, and His museum is situated in Whitehall, a beautifulwas during the First World War the home of palace in beaux arts style which Flagler built inThomas Edison. 1902. Flagler’s private train carriage is exhibited in the garden of Whitehall. This carriage –Audubon House, at 205 Whitehead Street, is also carriage no. 91bh – was built for Flagler’s privateworth a visit. It is set up as a 19th Century house, use in 1886. It has now been restored to how itand is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. looked in 1912 when Flagler used it for the opening of the Overseas Railroad to Key West.29. Fort Lauderdale 31. Kennedy Space CenterFort Lauderdale, 45 km/ 28 miles Nwww.sunny.org Cape Canaveral, 345 km/ 214 miles Nwww.mods.org www.ksc.nasa.govwww.moafl.org Since 1958, the USA has been launching space crafts, satellites and American space shuttlesThis fashionable and modern town is a true paradise from Kennedy Space Center on the east-coast offor holidaymakers. There are lots of channels, Florida. Visitors are told about the differentislands and sandy beaches. launches and about the history of space travel. The Space Center also exhibits a range ofIn the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District objects, such as the massive Saturn V-rocketthere are several shopping malls and good from the Apollo Program. A bus takes you torestaurants. You can also visit the opera, go to the the actual launching site of the large spaceIMAX Theatre or visit the Museum of Discovery shuttles, which are used, for instance, inand Science, or the Museum of Art. connection with the running of the International Space Station.30. Flagler Museum1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 110 km/ 68 milesNwww.flaglermuseum.usHenry Flagler is regarded as the founder of modernMiami. He improved the regional infrastructureconsiderably by building a railway line from WestPalm Beach to Miami. Flagler was not only arailroad tycoon. He also founded Standard Oiltogether with John D. Rockefeller and SamuelAndrews. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 19
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  20. 20. Miami & Orlando Children / Shopping / Transportation Bayside Marketplace (Biscayne Boulevard):Visiting Miami with children www.baysidemarketplace.comEverglades Alligator Farm:www.everglades.com Dadeland Mall (7535 North Kendall Drive): www.simon.comMiami Metrozoo (12400 Southwest 152nd Street):www.miamimetrozoo.com Dolphin Mall (11401 N.W. 12 Street): www.shopdolphinmall.comMiami Seaquarium (4400 Rickenbacker Causeway):www.miamiseaquarium.com Sawgrass Mills Mall (12801 West Sunrise Boulevard): www-sawgrassmillsmall.comMonkey Jungle (14805 Southwest 216th Street):www.monkeyjungle.com Public transport in MiamiParrot Jungle (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail): Transport in Miami City:www.parrotjungle.com www.miamidade.gov/transit Miami Airport:Shopping in Miami www.miami-airport.comBetween Biscayne Boulevard and 3rd Avenue,between NE 36th and 41st, Lincoln Road Mall Trains across the USA:Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Boulevard): www.amtrak.comwww.aventuramall.com Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 21
  21. 21. Miami & Orlando Children / Shopping / Transportation Mall at Millenia (4200 Conroy Drive):Visiting Orlando with www.mallatmillenia.comchildren Oviedo Marketplace (1700 Oviedo Marketplace):Gatorland (14501 South Orange Blossom Trail): www.oviedomarketplace.comwww.gatorland.com Orlando Premium Outlets (I-4 exit 68, 8200Orlando Science Center (777 East Princeton Street): Vineland Road):www.osc.org www.premiumoutlets.comSeaWorld (7007 Sea World Drive): Prime Designer Outlet Center (5211www.seaworld.com International Drive): www.primeoutlets.comSkull Kingdom (5933 American Way):www.skullkingdom.com Prime Factory Outlet World (5401 W Oakridge Road):Titanic – Ship of Dreams (8445 International Drive): www.primeoutlets.comwww.titanicshipofdreams.com Seminole Towne Center (220 Towne CenterUniversal Studios (1000 Universal Studios Plaza): Circle): www.simon.comwww.universalorlando.comWalt Disney World (1375 East Buena Vista Drive): Public transport in Orlandowww.disneyworld.com Transport in Orlando City: www.golynx.comShopping in Orlando Orlando Airport:Downtown, International Drive www.orlandoairports.netAltamonte Mall (451 E Altamonte Drive):www.altamontemall.com Trains across the USA: www.amtrak.comFlorida Mall (8001 S Orange Blossom Trail):www.simon.comLake Buena Vista Factory Shops (15591 S ApokaVineland Road):www.lbvfs.com Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 22
  22. 22. Miami & Orlando Metro Map Metro Map © UBS 2010. All rights reserved. You’re full of energy and ideas. And that’s just what we are looking for.Please click the advert Looking for a career where your ideas could really make a difference? UBS’s Graduate Programme and internships are a chance for you to experience for yourself what it’s like to be part of a global team that rewards your input and believes in succeeding together. Wherever you are in your academic career, make your future a part of ours by visiting www.ubs.com/graduates. www.ubs.com/graduates Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 23
  23. 23. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Facts about USA Political Official name United States of America Capital Washington Government Federal republic Head of State President George W. Bush Deputy Head of State Vice President Richard B. Cheney National day July 4 Date of independence July 4, 1776 from Great Britain Primary religion Christianity Language English Area 9,631,420 km² Population (2000) 281,421,000 Borders on North Canada, The Arctic Sea South Mexico, Gulf of Mexico East The Atlantic Ocean West The Pacific Ocean, Berings Sea, Berings Strait Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 24
  24. 24. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Highest Mountains Mount McKinley 6,194 meters Mount Saint Elias 5,489 meters Mount Foraker 5,304 meters Mount Bona 5,045 meters Mount Blackburn 4,996 meters Mount Sanford 4,949 meters Mount Fairweather 4,671 meters Mount Hubbard 4,557 meters Mount Bear 4,520 meters Mount Hunter 4,442 meters 360° thinking . 360° thinking . 360° . Please click the advert thinking Discover the truth at www.deloitte.ca/careers D © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Discover the truth at www.deloitte.ca/careers © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 25© Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Discover the truth at www.deloitte.ca/careers © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.
  25. 25. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Largest islands Hawaii 10,414 km² Kodiak Island 9,293 km² Prince of Wales Island 6,675 km² Chichagof Island 5,388 km² St. Lawrence Island 5,135 km² Admiralty Island 4,362 km² Nunivak Island 4,209 km² Unimak 4,119 km² Baranof Island 4,065 km² Long Island 3.629 km² Largest lakes Lake Superior* 82;414 km² Lake Huron* 59,596 km² Lake Michigan 58,016 km² Lake Erie* 25,745 km² Lake Ontario* 18,529 km² Great Salt Lake 4,400 km² Lake of the Woods* 4,390 km² Lake Okeechobee 1,890 km² Lake Pontchartrain 1,630 km² Champlainsee* 1, 130 km² * partly in Canada Longest rivers* Missouri 4,023 km Mississippi 3,765 km Yukon River 3,185 km Rio Grande 3,034 km St. Lawrence River 3,058 km Arkansas River 2,364 km Colorado 2,333 km Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 26
  26. 26. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Red River 2,189 km Snake River 1,965 km Columbia River 1,857 km Ohio River 1,579 km * Some of the rivers run through other countries as well as the USA Largest cities (2006) New York-Jersey City 18,818,000 Los Angeles 12,950,000 Chicago 9,506,000 Dallas-Fort Worth 6,004,000 Philadelphia -Wilmington 5,827,000 Houston 5,540,000 Miami-Fort Lauderdale 5,464,000 Washington-Arlington 5,290,000 Atlanta 5,138,000 Detroit 4,469,000 Administrative regions State Capital Area Alabama Montgomery 135,293 km² Alaska Juneau 1,717,854 km² Arizona Phoenix 295,276 km² Arkansas Little Rock 137,732 km² California Sacramento 411,912 km² Colorado Denver 269,837 km² Connecticut Hartford 14,371 km² Delaware Dover 6,452 km² District of Columbia* Washington 159 km² Florida Tallahassee 170,451 km² Georgia Atlanta 154,077 km² Hawaii Honolulu 16,377 km² Idaho Boise 216,632 km² Illinois Springfield 149,998 km² Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 27
  27. 27. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Indiana Indianapolis 94,321 km² Iowa Des Moines 145,743 km² Kansas Topeka 213,283 km² Kentucky Frankfort 104,749 km² Louisiana Baton Rouge 134,382 km² Maine Augusta 86,542 km² Maryland Annapolis 32,160 km² Massachusetts Boston 27,360 km² Michigan Lansing 250,941 km² Minnesota Saint Paul 225,362 km² Mississippi Jackson 125,546 km² Missouri Jefferson City 180,693 km² Montana Helena 381,156 km² Nebraska Lincoln 200,520 km² Nevada Carson City 286,367 km² New Hampshire Concord 24,239 km² New Jersey Trenton 22,608 km² New Mexico Santa Fe 315,194 km² New York Albany 141,205 km² North Carolina Raleigh 139,509 km² North Dakota Bismarck 183,272 km² Ohio Columbus 116,096 km² Oklahoma Oklahoma City 181,196 km² Oregon Salem 255,026 km² Pennsylvania Harrisburg 119,283 km² Rhode Island Providence 4,005 km² South Carolina Columbia 82,965 km² South Dakota Pierre 199,905 km² Tennessee Nashville 109,247 km² Texas Austin 696,241 km² Utah Salt Lake City 220,080 km² Vermont Montpelier 24,923 km² Virginia Richmond 110,862 km² Washington Olympia 184,824 km² Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 28
  28. 28. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA West Virginia Charleston 62,809 km² Wisconsin Madison 140,662 km² Wyoming Cheyenne 253,554 km² American Samoa** Pago Pago 199 km² Guam** Hagåtña 541 km² Northern Mariana Islands** Saipan 477 km² Puerto Rico** San Juan 9.104 km² US Virgin Islands** Charlotte Amalie 346 km² * Federal capital, is not considered a state ** Overseas territoriesPlease click the advert Find your next education here! Click here bookboon.com/blog/subsites/stafford Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 29
  29. 29. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Heads of State since 1789 George Washington 1789-1797 John Adams 1797-1801 Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 James Madison 1809-1817 James Monroe 1817-1825 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 William H. Harrison 1841-1841 John Tyler 1841-1845 James K. Polk 1845-1849 Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 Millard Fillmore 1850-1853 Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 James Buchanan 1857-1861 Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Jefferson Davis* 1861-1865 Andrew Johnson 1865-1869 Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881 James Garfield 1881-1881 Chester A. Arthur 1881-1885 Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 William McKinley 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 William H. Taft 1909-1913 Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Herbert Hoover 1929-1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 30
  30. 30. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961 John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 Richard Nixon 1969-1974 Gerald Ford 1974-1977 Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 Bill Clinton 1993-2001 George W. Bush 2001- * President of the Confederate States of America (The Southern States) Vice Presidents since 1929 Charles Curtis 1929-1933 John Nance Garner 1933-1941 Henry A. Wallace 1941-1945 Harry Truman 1945-1945 Alben W. Barkley 1949-1953 Richard M. Nixon 1953-1961 Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-1963 Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. 1965-1969 Spiro T. Agnew 1969-1973 Gerald R. Ford 1973-1974 Nelson A. Rockefeller 1974-1977 Walter F. Mondale 1977-1981 George H. W. Bush 1981-1989 J. Danforth Quayle 1989-1993 Albert A. Gore Jr. 1993-2001 Richard B. Cheney 2001- Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 31
  31. 31. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Holidays January 1 New Years Day Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Day January 20 every 4 years Presidential inauguration Third Monday in February Washington’s birthday Last Monday in May Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day First Monday in September Labour Day Second Monday in October Columbus Day November 11 Veterans Day Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day December 25 Christmas DayPlease click the advert Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 32
  32. 32. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Various facts Currency US dollar Currency code USD Time zones Eastern Standard Time/EST (UTC-5) Central Standard Time/CST (UTC-6) Mountain Standard Time/MST (UTC-7) Pacific Standard Time/PST (UTC-8) Alaska Standard Time/ASKT (UTC-9) Aleutian Standard Time/AST (UTC-10) Hawaii Standard Time/HST (UTC-10) Postal Country code USA Internet domain .com Country calling code +1 Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – New York °C millimetres January -0.2 84 February 0.8 79 March 5.7 99 April 11.3 93 May 17.0 106 June 22.0 85 July 24.8 105 August 24.1 104 September 20.1 91 October 14.1 84 November 8.6 107 December 2.5 92 Source: WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com) Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 33
  33. 33. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Miami °C millimetres January 6.9 53 February 9.1 45 March 11.9 46 April 16.1 19 May 20.8 10 June 26.2 9 July 28.4 65 August 27.1 77 September 24.3 40 October 18.3 33 November 11.7 35 December 7.6 59 Source: WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com) Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Denver °C millimetres January -1.2 14 February 0.7 16 March 3.8 34 April 9.0 45 May 14.0 63 June 19.3 43 July 23.0 47 August 21.8 38 September 16.8 28 October 10.7 26 November 3.8 23 December -0.5 15 Source: WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com) Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 34
  34. 34. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Los Angeles °C millimetres January 13.5 67 February 14.1 59 March 14.8 46 April 16.0 22 May 17.4 3 June 19.5 1 July 22.0 0 August 22.4 3 September 21.6 5 October 19.5 8 November 17.0 40 December 14.4 40 Source: WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com) your chance to change the worldPlease click the advert Here at Ericsson we have a deep rooted belief that the innovations we make on a daily basis can have a profound effect on making the world a better place for people, business and society. Join us. In Germany we are especially looking for graduates as Integration Engineers for • Radio Access and IP Networks • IMS and IPTV We are looking forward to getting your application! To apply and for all current job openings please visit our web page: www.ericsson.com/careers Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 35
  35. 35. Miami & Orlando Facts about USA Mean temperature Precipitation Climate – Seattle °C millimetres January 4.5 141 February 6.3 107 March 7.5 94 April 9.5 64 May 12.8 42 June 16.0 38 July 18.4 20 August 18.6 27 September 15.8 47 October 11.5 89 November 7.3 149 December 4.7 149 Source: WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com) Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 36
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