SABR 46: Transportation Tips
SABR 46 will be held July 27-31, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 46 convention in South Florida.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on SABR 46 registration rates and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 46! The regular registration rate is $229 for SABR members or $270 for non-members. Please note: The early-bird discount and all-inclusive package are no longer available.
- Hotel: Visit miami.regency.hyatt.com or call (305) 358-1234 to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Our SABR group rate of $129/night (plus tax) is no longer available. Our host hotel overlooks the Miami River and Florida’s famed Biscayne Bay, and it’s just 15 minutes from South Beach and two miles from the Port of Miami. SABR 46 attendees will enjoy easy access to Miami’s best attractions like Mary Brickell Village, the James L. Knight Center, Coral Gables, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana.
Members of the host South Florida Chapter have compiled a list of transportation tips to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in the Sunshine State. If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 46 volunteer for assistance.
For more information on Miami’s award-winning restaurants, upcoming events, and other attractions, visit miamiandbeaches.com.
Directions to the hotel
From Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Driving: Take 836 east, go through tolls and stay to right side. Take I-95 South Exit – Downtown. Once on I-95, stay in left hand lane and take Exit 2A/Biscayne Boulevard. Stay in right hand lane at the end of the ramp, our downtown Miami hotel will be on your immediate right side.
- Taxicab: A taxi from Miami International Airport is approximately $20-25 for a one-way trip of about 9 miles.
- Public transit: You can take the Metrorail elevated train from the airport to downtown — a shuttle will take you from the airport to the Metrorail station, and then it’s $2.25 for a one-way ride. The Metrorail will take you to the Government Center station, which is about a 6- to 8-block walk to the Hyatt. You can also transfer at the Government Center station to the free Metromover train and take that to the Knight Center station, which is across the street from the hotel.
- Shuttle: The recommended shuttle transportation company is Super Shuttle. Shared-ride service is approximately $18-23.
From Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL)
- Driving: From Terminal Drive at the airport, take I-595 West for 7 miles to I-95 South. Take I-95 South for 25 miles into downtown Miami and take Exit 2A/Biscayne Boulevard. Stay in right hand lane at the end of the ramp, our downtown Miami hotel will be on your immediate right side.
- Taxicab: A taxi from Fort Lauderdale International Airport is approximately $75-80 for a one-way trip of about 30 miles.
- Public transit: The Tri-Rail will take you from Fort Lauderdale Airport to the Metrorail Transfer station near Miami Airport for a $3.75 one-way fare. From there, follow the directions above to get to the hotel.
- Shuttle: The recommended shuttle transportation company is Go Shuttle. Shared-ride service is approximately $25-30.
Parking at or near the hotel
The Hyatt Regency Miami offers valet parking on-site or garage self parking for hotel guests:
- On-site Valet Parking: $37 overnight
- Garage Self Parking: $19 overnight (no in/out privileges)
Click here for more details at miami.regency.hyatt.com. There are also several discount parking lots and garages with day rates near the hotel.
Getting around Miami
Visit miamandbeaches.com for complete information on getting in to and around Miami during your stay.
Metrorail/Metromover: Metrorail, Metromover, and Metrobus all provide low-cost alternatives to taxis and rental cars. Metrorail is a 22-mile, 22-station commuter rail line that runs from Palmetto (West Miami) to Downtown Miami and down to Dadeland (South Miami). There’s also a special Orange Line that runs out to the airport. Trips start at $2.25 and can be purchased with a pre-paid, rechargeable EASY Card or EASY Ticket at Metrorail stations or online. Unlimited daily passes, weekly passes and monthly passes are also available.
Taxi: Click here for more information on Miami taxi services.
- Airport Taxi: (305) 556-6666
- Central Cab: (305) 532-5555
- Yellow Cab: (305) 444-4444
Bus: Metrobus operates more than 90 routes with close to 1,000 buses covering 41 million miles per year. Click here for route information and fare schedules.
Water taxi: Miami water taxis are a fun and easy way to get around Miami and see the sights at the same time.
- The water taxi stops at Bayside Marketplace downtown (401 Biscayne Blvd.) and at the Miami Beach Marina. Water taxi leaves the Bayside Marketplace at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. There’s also a more expensive “green route” ($20 per person, one way) that’s only available upon request and includes stops at the Miami Beach Marina, Virginia Key, Bayside Marketplace, and Hyatt Regency Miami. Click here for more information.
Uber/Lyft: Click here for more information on using Uber or Lyft to get around town using an app on your smartphone.
Miami is home to a wide range of exciting tourist attractions, from historic landmarks and white sand beaches to upscale shopping and exciting nightlife.
- Mary Brickell Village
Located within walking distance of the Hyatt in the heart of Miami’s financial district, Mary Brickell Village offers an eclectic mix of upscale dining, shopping and entertainment options for the sophisticated shopper.
- Bayside Marketplace
Located on Biscayne Bay, Bayside Marketplace offers some of the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer. From a vibrant marketplace to exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment and national brand name stores, Bayside’s wealth of activity offers something for everyone.
- Island Queen Cruises
See Miami’s spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row,” on this bilingual narrated sightseeing tour through scenic Biscayne Bay.
- Adrienne Arsht Center
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County opened in 2006 and serves as a showcase for the finest in established and developing cultural programs. Broadway shows, dance productions and concerts are on the schedule at this beautiful facility located less than two miles from the Hyatt Regency Miami.
- Pier 5 Fishing Charters
Pier 5 Fishing Charters is Miami’s premier fishing charter company creating customized trips and itineraries. With over 30 years of experience, the captains and crew at Pier 5 have fought and caught some of the Gulf Stream’s most prized fish, including sailfish, kingfish, marlin and many more.
- Jungle Island
Located minutes from our hotel, Jungle Island immerses park visitors into wildlife and jungle adventures through entertaining shows and interactive programs.
- Miami Children’s Museum
Miami is alive with art all year round and the Miami Children’s Museum is no exception. This studio gives kids practical experience with different types of art and media and allows them to play with clay, try colorful paints and test out all types of arts and crafts techniques.
- Viscaya Museum and Gardens
Named a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was built in 1910 to serve as agricultural industrialist James Deering’s winter home. The estate is now open to the pubic showcasing magnificent art and furniture, and 35 acres of lush gardens and forests.
- HistoryMiami Museum
Located just a few blocks from our Hyatt Regency Miami hotel, the HistoryMiami Museum features permanent and temporary exhibits focusing on conveying the story of South Florida and the Caribbean.
- Miami Seaquarium
A world-class marine-life entertainment park on a 38-acre tropical paradise, open 365 days a year.
- Bal Harbour Shops
An upscale, open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a wealthy suburb of Miami Beach.
From farm-to-table restaurants, trailblazing local chefs, and authentic Latin American cuisine, your taste buds will be tantalized in Miami. Visit miamiandbeaches.com for more information.
- Neighborhood restaurants: Click here to find restaurants that let you explore Miami’s diverse cultural neighborhoods, from chic South Beach to laid-back Coconut Grove and family-friendly Coral Gables.
- International cuisine: Click here to find restaurants from Little Havana to Little Haiti, along with South and Central American, Asian/sushi, European, and Caribbean cuisine.
- Waterfront dining: Click here to find restaurants with a view of the water and the scent of the ocean.
- Breakfast/brunch: Click here to find restaurants to quench your appetite after a fun night on the town.
For more information on SABR 46, visit SABR.org/convention.
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