Weekend 5-7 July | Miami – Regency Hotel Miami

Independence Day is over but weekend is still ahead. If you are thinking where to go and what to do we will help you to find the right place.

Two major attractions are offering discount admission this weekend, and several museums are offering free days. Plus, it’s the first Friday of the month with gallery walks in Coral Gables, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and South Beach.

Here are Miami on the Cheap’s top picks for free and cheap weekend fun July 5-7.

Free chamber music concerts

Music in Miami kicks off its Three Sundays in July 2013 series of free concerts at 6 p.m. Sunday with classical guitarist Jose Lezcano at Trinity Cathedral in Miami. Music in Miami’s Woodwind Quintet will perform July 14, and a dozen musicians will join for a concert on July 28. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

$5 days at ZooMiami (and more)

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                                                                                                                 ZooMiami is celebrating Independence Day weekend with its popular $5 days promotion this weekend. Admission is $5 for all July 4-7, plus there will be free samples of juice drinks and ice cream some days. If you’d like to see even more animals, patrons wearing Miami Heat gear get into the Miami Seaquarium for half price through July 7, but you must mention the Miami Heat promotion before you buy your ticket.

Beat the heat with free museum visits

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is open free all day Saturday. The Miami Science Museums is free Friday night with a planetarium show. The Wolfsonian is free every Friday night, with a guided tour at 6 p.m. If you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, you can get free admission for one person Saturday or Sunday to the Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami or the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. In Broward, card holders can get free entry to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach.

Walk, talk, see art, play golf
Four regular art walks are this weekend, in Coral Gables and downtown Miami on Friday and Coconut Grove and Lincoln Road in Miami Beach on Saturday. As part of Gables Gallery Night, the Coral Gables Museum will be free Friday night, inaugurating three exhibits, including a unique mini-golf course and a collection of photos by locals of Coral Gables called Capture Coral Gables.

Jazz along the River walk

This Sunday is the free monthly Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch along the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, though you have to bring or buy your own brunch. But the jazz part is free. Musicians perform on three stages, and you can set up your picnic along the Riverwalk or buy food from local restaurants. You can hear Trilogy with Willian Pennhouse on the Esplanade Stage: Billy Bones with Justni Trapani at the Connie Hoffmann Gazebo and the Randy Corinthian Jazz Quartet at the Las Olas Riverfront.

Eat,Drink and Celebrate | 4th of July – Regency Hotel Miami

The holiday is not a holiday without food. What do Americans eat on Independence Day? Traditionally people arrange  picnics or barbecues. There are two rules: 1. KISS (Keep it simple, silly) –  such as the famous hot dogs(July is  the month of sausages), hamburgers, french fries , pasta and green salads, beans, baked in the oven, boiled corn . Lot’s of people have   grilled chicken, beef or prime rib. Traditional drink- lemonade with different flavors . Traditional guest on the table is  cake, decorated with strawberries (sometimes raspberries) and blueberries in the form of an American flag.

Screen-Shot-2012-06-27-at-1_32_12-PM-e13408310169052. If possible,   red-white-and-blue colors have to be  used in food (such as cake and sweets) and  for the table decoration : disposable plates, napkins, forks, spoons and knives should also be blue or red according to the colors  of American flag .

Let’s see where the traditional American food comes from .  Texas provided the most quantity of  beef for hamburgers. In 2008 the state produced 8.5 billion pounds of beef (total – 46.8 lbs.) Hot dogs and pork ribs are likely to come from Iowa. In 2007, there were about 16 million pigs – a quarter of all pork production in America.  Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and North Carolina  had more than half of the chicken production on 2008 . Lettuce and tomatoes were grown for hamburgers, most likely in California.  The beans were brought from Nebraska and North Dakota – half of the beans eaten in America in 2008, was grown in those states. As for the potatoes,  half of the potato crop in 2007 was collected in the states of Washington and Idaho. And last but not least -watermelons. Three quarters of the total crop of watermelons in 2008 were grown in the states of Texas, California, Georgia, Arizona and Florida.

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Regency Hotel team  has put together a guide to restaurants and hotels that are serving up a plate of barbecue favorites and other traditional dishes on 4th of July.

660 at the Anglers woos guests with a $15 “In between buns” trio. Enjoy an El Viejo burger slider, a guava BBQ pulled pork slider & a mini grilled hot dog. Add fries for an additional $4.

Area 31 shows locals some love by gifting Florida resident happy hour discounts all day long from July4-7. Bring proof of Florida ID and enjoy $9 terrace menu items and $5 beer, premium well drinks, house wine and champagne.

Big City Tavern continues the party with a special a la carte brunch on July 5. Dishes include creme brule stuffed French toast, crabcakes eggs Benedict and $10 unlimited Bloody Mary’s.

CocoWalk  The 5th Annual Independence Day Hot Dog Eating Competition in the Courtyard begins at 4 p.m.

Brother Jimmy’s celebrates with a pig roast, live music & beer at its second annual 4th of July bash. The party starts at 2pm and includes a $5 pig roast, $6 Samuel Adams beer, $6 specialty cocktails & live music.

Monty’s Sunset celebrates with a specialty a la carte “all American BBQ” menu. Highlights include watermelon salad, firecracker shrimp skewers and a BBQ slider trio.

The Local House is celebrating with an “all-American Independence Day” dinner. Invest $32 per person and enjoy three courses of red, white and blue dishes. Highlights include summer garden salad, braised beef brisket and apple pie. Dinner served starting at 5pm,

Serendipity 3  offers up a $22 “Backyard BBQ” special featuring a 10oz pine rib, stuffed baked potato, broccoli & cauliflower. Wash it all down with $12 Uncle Sam’s spiked lemonade or $10 Star Spangled Sangria.

Mercadito is offering up a la carte specials including ceviche de sandia, Costillas de Puerco and the “El Patriota” red, white & blue cocktail.

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4th of July Firework Celebration | Miami – Regency Hotel Miami

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A long weekend and the celebration of Independence Day is coming in a couple of days.   Each city tries to celebrate  Independence Day in its own way and in  Miami the celebrations will be  all over the place.Nevertheless, whatever the scale, scope or imagination, both organizers and guests of the event  will find a celebration which best suites  them.We suggest you to visit the following events. And bear in mind  that all of them are  extremely entertaining.

Miami Beach 

Miami Beach celebrates Independence Day with “Fire on the Fourth,” a beach celebration sponsored by Coca-Cola which includes a live performance jazz songstress Nicole Henry, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Quartet and DJ Maximus 3000; celebration starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Key Biscayne 
Key Biscayne’s Fourth of July bash includes a traditional parade with professional and homemade floats (the most creative gets a $1000 prize), music and fireworks. The parade runs along Crandon Boulevard starting at 11 a.m. followed by a picnic at Village Green and fireworks shooting off around 9 p.m.

Bayfront Park 
One of Miami’s most popular spots to watch the fireworks on July 4, Bayfront Park plays host to America’s Birthday Bash every year. The fun starts at 3 p.m. with the Kids’ Zone, music, food and beverages. Later on enjoy the great view of the fireworks display over the Bay, which starts at 9 p.m.

Coconut Grove 
The show will go on at Peacock Park as planned  with the fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

If you want to attend one of the city fireworks festivals, be certain to arrive early as parking is often at a premium and traffic and crowds fill the streets making it unusually difficult to get where you want to go. Beach goers should refrain – as always – from bringing glass containers onto the sand but picnics, beach chairs and towels are essential. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Start times for musical performances vary, but most fireworks start from at 9pm.

New Car Fleet | Volvo S 60 – Regency Hotel Miami

Volvo Rental Car MiamiWelcome to our new car fleet in Regency Hotel Miami. 6  Brand  new Volvo S 60 are waiting for you to enjoy your stay in Miami with Regency Hotel. Let’s see why Volvo S 60  is considered to be one of  the most safe and stylish cars in the world.

The new 2014 Volvo S 60 appears with an updated design.  Volvo emphasized its сorporate Scandinavian  design, which is slightly different from the previous models . When designers were creating front lamps for the new car – they took  wolf eyes as a design model . New front lamps  and restyled radiator grill make a fabulous design for S 60 model.  Inside, designers paid attention to each aspect, suggesting combination of two materials ; wood and leather.   New,easy-to-use management tools help the driver  to maximize control during usage.   Moreover ,  new Volvo has comfortable seats with a comfortable support which will make  any  long journey to  become invisible.

New Volvo S60 – one of the most safe cars in the world .

Despite the  already familiar modern systems of active and passive safety, the possibility of the Volvo S60 went far beyond the boundaries. Unique and innovative system “City Safety”, installed on the S60, will allow the driver to get maximum driving pleasure, taking care of  people inside the vehicle and  other road participants, including pedestrians.Early warning system for traffic also uses  radar at the back of the car. When the driver turns back, the speed radars are designed to warn drivers of other vehicles moving towards the same  direction. This is very helpful in  parking lots or in places with limited space.

Rear view of our Volvo S 6- Rental car

Sensus Connected Touch  system is the newest Volvo’s development in the technology communication sphere.

Sensus Connected Touch provides a means of communication and access to the internet in the car through a  7-inch touch screen . The car  has built-in car electronic device or a 3G/4G mobile phone driver.

The user gets access to the internet , internet radio (TuneIn and Orange Live Radio – the thousands of channels from all over the world), online maps (Google) and search tools, built-in 3D navigation with online information about traffic and warnings about dangerous areas. In addition to that it has a  search function of free on-site parking, weather information and access  to a variety of applications and App Store (to download and updated apps).

In addition to all these features,Volvo S 60 is a very economical car. If you drive in  a city it’s 18-21 miles per gallon and on a highway it’s 27-30 miles per gallon.

Regency Hotel is offering  many different options and promotions for renting these cars.”Drive and Safe”, Room+Car for rent  – 15% off as well as Bed+Breakfast+car. For more information please contact the hotel  or check  the hotel website.