We promised we’d tell you about our adventures as we went along. Well – here it is! The first installment in our trip update. JRRNY has friends in Miami, and we’ll never pass up an opportunity to pay a visit. The vibrant culture and incredible cuisine always snag our attention.
We had empanadas at the W XYZ Bar in Doral just about every day, and you should too. Trust us. We’re serious about our empanadas.
The weather was unseasonably rainy, but we still managed to capture a good video edit for you. You can check that out on our YouTube channel (subscribe to stay up to date – http://bit.ly/jrrnytube) or right below.
We’re really into art here at JRRNY, so we were particularly stoked to visit the Wolfsonian Museum. At the time, they had an oversized exhibit of contemporary artist Christie Van Der Haak’s ornately patterned works on display. The exhibit was entitled More is More… and they certainly made sure it lived up to its name! Van Der Haak’s work cascaded down even the facade of the building. It was seriously incredible. We’ll try to do it justice in the video. There were a lot of other intriguing exhibits as well. Another favorite of ours was In the Shadows…, which explored American pulp cover art from the 1920s – 1950s.
We wandered past Domino Park (a.k.a. Maximo Gomez Park) in Little Havana, which was a real treat for any traveler with a keen interest in Cuban culture. There were still quite a few tourists for sure, but it felt like a pretty legitimate local hangout. We enjoyed watching the more matured Little Havana residents, smoking cigars, mumbling about this or that, and playing – you guessed it – dominoes.
On to the next one.
Aloft Miami Doral is located in Miami’s Doral area, less than one mile from International Mall and Dolphin Mall and just nine miles from Miami International Airport.
Our hotel makes travel fresh and fun, with bold modern design, bright social spaces – perfect for travelers who want unique experiences. Aloft has a variety of features like an outdoor Splash pool, grab & go pantry, and fast & free WiFi. Enjoy our vibrant social scene at W XYZ® bar with signature cocktails, and tasty bites from our happy hour menu.