While in Miami on business this holiday season, make your way to the first-ever NightGarden. Illuminating Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden by night, guests enjoy vibrant light displays; fun mazes; innovative technology, including special effects; sculptures; and holograms — to name a few.
On display Nov. 23–Jan. 6, 2019, the uniquely beautiful NightGarden adds a new nightlife attraction for guests seeking entertainment, photo ops, local artisans and incredible cuisine.
Ideal for all ages, locals and tourists, the new NightGarden is a great place to visit on your own, with clients or family, depending on the occasion. Spanning 23 acres of Fairchild’s vast terrain, the limited-time event brings a bit of whimsy to the botanic garden. Expect the young-at-heart to be racing through neon mazes, posing by the growing dandelion field, enjoying some friendly competition during scavenger hunts and a variety of creative surprises.
Knowing the Fairchild’s reputation for local events and impressive showcases, guests can easily expect an impressive lineup of vendors, offering Miami-based cuisine and cocktails. The non-profit organization, established in 1938, is now in its 80th year and is no novice to producing an exciting showcase.
The full lineup of eateries will be announced Nov. 1, but guests heading to the area should purchase tickets in advance. NightGarden will be open seven nights a week, 6–10 p.m., during the week and until 11 p.m., weekends. Presale tickets to be available for $20–28.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
WHEN IT COMES TO PLACES OF entry and departure, airports are both more common and can have more character than the average cruise port. Port Canaveral, however, near Orlando, Florida, boasts tons of charm to complement the plentiful cruises departing daily.
Believing human connection makes life more meaningful, Kimpton recently launched its Stay Human Project in Europe. As part of the project, the brand transformed one guestroom from each hotel with the aim of using it to help guests connect to each other, themselves and locals. The unique guestroom experiences are currently available for booking in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands until the end of the year.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.