Welcome to Miami, the Magic City!
We at ATIF are excited to welcome our fellow conference attendees (and families!) and are hard at work planning, providing resources to Headquarters, and gathering as much information as possible, to make sure your visit is an enjoyable one.
This page will be an interactive source of information, put together by the contributions of our volunteers, to make you feel welcome by giving you tips about Miami and neighboring areas – in case you decide to combine business with pleasure.
See you soon!
Help our visitors feel the warmth of the Sunshine State! How can you help? Here are some suggestions to give you an idea of what is needed:
- Are you willing to assist at the Hospitality Desk, greeting and giving information? (First-hand knowledge of Downtown Miami is particularly valuable)
- Are you able to provide pre-conference organization services such as making phone calls as needed, to help keep the initiative going?
- Is there anything special you can do to help ATIF make this a successful initiative? For example, can you write a press release, manage a blog, or provide editing services/ photos?
Please fill out this form to let us know how you can help!
Check out what Miami has to offer in vignettes put together by residents who love their neighborhoods.
If biking is your thing, you may be in for a treat.
Explore Miami’s natural side. Come see the city from a different perspective, get a lot closer to nature in one of Miami-Dade’s Eco-Adventure tours.
Mary Brickell Village
Miami Beach/South Beach
The Magic City does not sleep either. Check out Miami’s nightlife below.
November is Miami Live month and you are in for a treat!
Click here for a categorized collection.
Click here for musical happenings.
Click here for a nice overview with maps and detailed description, but contact the places listed to confirm they are still in operation.
Click here for a nightclubs package deal for some of the most exclusive and happening places in the Magic City.
The Florida Keys are a natural treasure. They charm their visitors with beauty, adventures, fishing, mini breweries, quaint hotels and streets, historic sites and two costs to boot – within walking distance from each other. Let the best authorities on them be your guide. The Florida Keyes are family oriented, community focused and hospitable. Prepare yourself for a grand adventure.
Do you SNUBA®? NO? Come learn with the pros at SNUBA Key West, or in other locations throughout the Keys
You will find plenty of stores in Downtown Miami. If you check the brochure in the Miami Beat tab, you’ll get a taste of what awaits you here: electronics, gadgets galore, perfumes, beauty and hair care products and equipment, clothing… But if you prefer to be more adventurous and make a day out of the experience, we have a few suggestions:
Village of Merrick Park in beautiful Coral Gables: Exclusive stores in an exclusive location. Shop, dine, stroll. They have it all! Accessible by Metro (alight at Douglas Road Station; take the trolley (free or walk 3-4 block).
Dadeland Mall: The most popular and fully indoors. Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Tara, Tesla are some of the tenants. When you are done, rest your feet and delight your taste buds: Bobby’s Burger, Earls, Aoki, Cheesecake Factory, Texas de Brasil, Villagio… Take your pick! The metro will drop you off almost at the door (Dadeland North or South Stations are 2-3 blocks away).
Aventura Mall: Herve Leger, Bally, Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Tag Heuer and many more are waiting for you here. Fine dinning complements your shopping experience.
Ball Harbor Shops: Ernano Servino, Agent Provocateur, Balenciaga, Buccelatti, Carolina Herrera, Lalique, Miu Miu, Tiffany are a few of the luxury retailers you will find at the Ball Harbor Shops.
Dophin Mall: Discount stores, Cinebistro (dine while watching your favorite movie), BCBGMAXAZRIA, Brooks Brothers, DKNY… Shuttle service from the hotel: $10 per person. Come and explore!
Sawgrass Mall: Sawgrass is the largest outlet mall in South Florida. Just about 40 minutes away, call to check their shuttle service at 1-954-838-1039 or go to their shuttle service website. This is a full day excursion, so plan ahead.
Enjoy Miami’s spiritual side while visiting our lovely city. Please find below a mini-guide to help you keep your spiritual commitments. These locations have been chosen for their proximity to the conference venue and ease of access by public transportation. The Google Map page has already been set with the Hyatt as your departure point. Just copy and paste the address of the location you are interested in on the directions prompt. You can also select your mode of transportation from the map.
Hyatt Regency Miami – 400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33131 -(305) 358-1234
Bahá’í Faith of Greater Miami – 9300 South Dixie Hwy, Miami FL , #209 – (786)472-2240
The Shul Downtown – 35 SE 9th Street – Miami, FL 33131 USA – (305) 373-8303
Beth David Congregation – 2625 SW 3rd Ave – (305) 854-3911
Tsoru Dechen Chokhor Ling
3239 W Trade Ave -Miami, FL 33133 – (305) 775-7541
Diamond Way Buddhist Center
1795 SW 3rd Ave – Miami, FL 33129 – (305) 929-3386
Church Gesu Catholic Church – 118 NE 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 379-1424
Ermita de la Caridad – Santuário Nacional – 3609 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33133 – (305) 854-2404
Saint Jude Melkite Greek Catholic Church – 126 SE 15th Road, Miami, FL – (305) 856-1500
St Sophia Greek Orthodox – 2401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 – (305) 854-2922
Hare Kirshna Temple – 3220 Virginia Street – Miami- FL 33133 – (305) 442-7218
Christ Fellowship – 500 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 238-1818
First Presbyterian Church of Miami – 609 Brickell Avenu, Miami, FL 33131 – (305) 371-3439
Trinity Cathedral – 464 NE 16th Street, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 374-3372
First United Methodist Church – 400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 371-4706
We have a page dedicate to special deals. Click here to see all of them or read on to a see a select few. The key to these specials is the ATA Conference Badge.
These restaurants are offering attendees a special Executive Menu:
Embarcadero and Steak Brasil have an Executive Menu in place, and Camila’s offers a full buffet including soda and taxes for $15.
The places below are offering #ATA56 attendees 20% discount:
And here you will get 10% discount:
You can get priority treatment at the T-Mobile store down the street form the hotel at 127 SE 1st Avenue, Miami FL 33131 305-776-3706. If you need new sunglasses, WatchTime at 139 E. Flagler Street, Miami FL 33132 is the place to go to get 20% discount. And to get all the wear from the long conference days off your soul, nothing better than a SPA session at Exhale at the EPIC 270 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami FL 33131, 305-423-3900 with a 20% discount to finish it off.
How is your salsa? If it needs improvement, Salsa Mia at Mango’s Tropical Cafe is offering ATA attendees a special discount during their Salsa Nights program two classes at $50 (regular is $60 per class). Each class is 2 hours long. Register online at Salsa Mia and enter the code SalsaRC. Questions? Call 305-458-4558.
We hope you enjoy our hometown. See you at the Hospitality Desk!