Make the Most of Your Stay in Miami at #ISSS2024!

Know that old proverb about all work and no play? Well, it’s true. Once you’ve registered for the ISSS 2024 Educational Update Meeting – #ISSS2024, you’ll want to start making plans to explore the many must-see sights in vibrant and historic Miami, Flordia!

Collins Park


Miami will make your social media shine. The Art Deco Historic District teems with selfie-rific vantage points. If you love color and art, the 8th Magic Mountain in Collins Park is a winner. The SOBE is Love Sculpture is a must-see landmark of love and unity. The Coppertone Girl Sign was partially decapitated by a hurricane but has since been reunited with her upper third, and make sure to angle your photos up to capture the massive motifs of the Lincoln Theater, and the Tower Theater, two of Miami’s oldest cultural landmarks.

Mural at Wynwood

A Shopping Meca

If shopping is your game, Miami will not disappoint. CocoWalk in the center of Coconut Grove is a unique urban village of cool retailers and restaurants. For luxury shopping, the Miami Design District features fashion, design, and dining intermingled with public art. For shopping with plenty of people-watching, stroll the iconic Lincoln Road Shopping District, with open-air shopping, sidewalk cafés, and food halls. Non-stop energy and colorful murals are the backbone of Wynwood, Miami’s creative and cultural hub and one of the world’s hippest shopping hangouts.

Tea Room

Libations Galore

Miami is known for beautiful hotel bars and unique lounge concepts. Dante’s HiFi in Wynwood offers delicious craft cocktails in a vinyl listening bar. The largest selection of champagnes in Miami and old-school glamor in abundance can be found at The Champagne Bar. Known for innovative cocktails, The Sylvester is the perfect place to eat, drink, dance, and socialize. Hidden behind a black door and high above the bustling streets of the Brickell neighborhood, Tea Room is a sophisticated Hong Kong-inspired cocktail lounge with live music. Miami’s craft beer scene is also vibrant, with plenty of local breweries and hotspots.

Bourbon Steak

Extraordinary Deliciousness

If butter-poached steaks with duck fat fries fits the bill, Bourbon Steak is in a class alone. Burger aficionados will savor the dry-aged New York strip patty at Blue Collar, and since no trip is complete without a taste of local BBQ, stop by BBQ & Craft Company for prime meats cooked to pitmaster standards. If sushi is how you roll (har har), head to B-Side Sushi for plenty of creative options, or find a meat-free meal, natural juices, wellness shots, and smoothies at Sproutz. Vegan Love Life Cafe proves once and for all that meat-free dishes are delicious, and vegetable-filled cuisine combined with delicious Indian flavors are on the menu at Diya Miami.

Frost Museum of Science

Physical Attractions

With more than 280 parks and 35 miles of beaches, the best things to do in Miami are outdoors. Take a scenic run, loosen things up on a 2-hour Miami Beach Bike Tour, or let someone else drive on a Bus & Sea Tour. Museums are also abundant, including the Frost Museum of Science which educates visitors on the fragile Everglades ecosystem, the Museum of Contemporary Art with rotating exhibits, and the Morikami Museum and Gardens with perfectly manicured gardens representing Japanese history. Zoo Miami is the fifth largest zoo in the US, and Jungle Island eco-adventure park features streams, waterfalls, and activities amidst lush greenery. A diverse landscape with habitats for rare and endangered species is revealed via an airboat ride at the Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show. There’s plenty for the kiddos to do, too, including the Venetian Pool, FunDimension, a massive warehouse-turned-indoor-arcade, Tidal Cove with its lazy river, kids pool, and splash pad, and the 65-foot-tall Cape Florida Lighthouse in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

We look forward to welcoming you to Miami!