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Miami Beach Calls All Snowbirds to Enjoy a Tropical Getaway This Holiday Season

Snowbirds can easily escape the harsh winter weather and celebrate the holidays in sun-kissed Miami Beach with a number of festive events, luxurious, seasonal spa treatments, and fine holiday dining offers. There’s something for everyone in Miami Beach this holiday season—a city like no other place in the world.

“Spending time with friends and family during the holiday season takes on special meaning in Miami Beach. Travelers can find the perfect respite from cold weather and a variety of activities that will keep spirits warm and bright,” said Peggy Benua, Chair of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and General Manager of Dream South Beach. “A number of events, hotels and restaurants are adding to the holiday cheer with special offers and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else.”


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Travelers are invited to start packing now and head to Miami Beach to indulge in seasonal activities, including:

Seasonal Traditions at Lincoln Road Mall: Escaping to Miami Beach for the holidays doesn’t mean missing out on some of the season’s best traditions. On December 21 at 7 p.m., spend the evening shopping and singing Christmas carols at Lincoln Road Mall, stretching from Washington Avenue to Alton Road. End the night with an after party at the National Hotel with festive drinks, tapas specials and live music.

An Afternoon at the Ballet: Grab the whole family and take in the world-renowned Moscow Ballet and their performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at The Fillmore Miami Beach. A special matinee will take place on December 30th a 3 p.m. featuring life-sized puppets and nesting dolls to bring the holidays to life.

Stress-Free Celebration: Go for a stress-free holiday season with an 80-minute Stress Fix Massage Special at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Available throughout the month of December, spa guests that purchase any 50-minute treatment will receive 50 percent off the second treatment.

Holiday Dinner at The Setai, Miami Beach: Cozy up at one of Miami Beach’s finest hotels with family and friends on December 24 at 10 p.m., and go on a culinary journey this Christmas with dinner at Jaya. The five-course meal includes dumplings, tantalizing Thai pumpkin soup, traditional holiday turkey, and ends with sweet and festive bouche de Noel that features fluffy white-chocolate mousse, pistachio biscuit and toasted almond ice cream. Dinner is $110 per person.

ABOUT MIAMI BEACH
Recently named the World’s Leading City Tourist Board in 2016 and 2016 North America’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards, first place in the 2017 and 2016 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the categories of “Best LGBTQ Destination” and “Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada” and a winner of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of “Destinations | Mobile App”, “Overall Spa Destinations| U.S and Canada” and “Overall Beaches Destinations| U.S and Canada” respectively, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for ‘walkability’ and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination has been ranked by TripAdvisor as a Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations, Top Romantic Destinations, Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!


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Thanksgiving Holiday Weather Outlook for I-95 Travelers

More travelers than ever will be hitting I-95 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year. The weather is always a condition to consider and this time of year can be so unpredictable. Below is a snapshot of weather conditions for major cities along the I-95 corridor during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Boston, Massachusetts

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of Rain
Thursday
Chance of Rain
50%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Clear
Monday
Clear
10%

New York, New York

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
0%
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Chance of Rain
Thursday
Chance of Rain
100%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
0%
Clear
Monday
Clear
10%

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clear
Monday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
10%

Washington, DC

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
0%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
10%

Richmond, Virginia

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
10%

Fayetteville, NC

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Thunderstorm
80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
20%

Savannah, Georgia

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%

Jacksonville, Florida

Clear
Monday
Clear
20%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%

Miami, Florida

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%

10 Most Popular Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers

It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are getting colder and thoughts are turning to warmer climates. This is the time of year when millions of snowbirds start planning their annual RV pilgrimage south to winter destinations.

Now that Hurricane Irma is in the rear view mirror, many southern locations that were hard hit by the storm are coming back to life and welcoming visitors with open arms. Businesses are open and gas availability is not a problem.

For those in the northeast and eastern Canada, I-95 is the path that takes them there.  Most of them are headed for Florida, Georgia and the Gulf Coast.

Snowbirds don’t necessarily fit into a specific age group or category. They can be retirees, business owners, or others fortunate enough to take a good portion of the winter off. Many snowbirds are RVers who take their homes with them.

Here’s our list of the Top 10 Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers…

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Detours, Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in South Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction traffic impacts in Broward County thru Friday, January 6, 2017:

I-95 from the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade County to Broward Boulevard in Broward County

  • The southbound express lanes at Stirling Road will be closed Thursday night, January 5, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for toll gantry maintenance.
  • Northbound and southbound express lanes may be closed as needed for plastic pole repair Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Driver should use the non-tolled general use lanes.

I-95 Interchange from Hillsboro Boulevard to SW 10th Street

  • The I-95 southbound exit ramp to SW 10th Street will be fully closed as needed Tuesday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists can detour via Hillsboro Boulevard.
  • Traffic on the I-95 southbound exit ramp to SW 10th Street has been shifted to the east to accommodate the ramp widening.
  • The outside lanes of I-95 southbound between Hillsboro Boulevard and SW 10th Street will be closed Tuesday through Friday with the first lane closing at 9 p.m., the second lane closing at 10 p.m. and the third lane, if necessary, closing at 12:30 a.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Two westbound lanes of SW 10th Street at I-95 will be closed Tuesday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of SW 10th Street between SW 12th Avenue and SW Natura Boulevard is closed through December 2016. Signs are in place to direct pedestrians to the south sidewalk.

For more I-95 construction info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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Why Not Take a Holiday Road Trip to the Miami Seaquarium

Here’s another great holiday road trip… Waddle over to Miami Seaquarium this holiday season for penguin-perfect celebration. The holidays will feature the park’s newest interactive animal experience, a Penguin Encounter, informative presentations at the park’s penguin habitat, ‘Penguin Isle’, daily visits by the park’s new penguin costume character, a free penguin plush with the purchase of an online ticket package and more surprises!

Led by the park’s animal training staff, the new Penguin Encounter program provides a unique interaction with one of the world’s most beloved birds. Guests will experience African penguin behavior up-close and in an intimate setting. The ‘Penguin Encounter’ experience includes an interactive educational segment, penguin feeding and a 15-20 minute individual ‘Meet and Greet’ with the penguins inside the park’s new Penguin Isle exhibit.

“Miami Seaquarium is excited to be able to offer this new and highly-anticipated animal encounter program where visitors can interact with our African penguins in this unique and intimate setting,” said Andrew Hertz, General Manager at Miami Seaquarium.

The opening of the new ‘Penguin Encounter’ program will launch ‘Penguin Holidays’ at Miami Seaquarium. Starting Dec. 12th through Jan. 8th, when guests purchase a Family Four Pack online, they will receive a free penguin plush. Then in celebration of the holidays, the penguin festivities will continue at the park starting Dec. 24th through Jan. 9th, with Penguin costume character meet and greets, free penguin poster and t-shirt giveaways and daily penguin presentations.

The ‘Penguin Encounter’ program is an addition to the park’s current animal encounters including swimming with the dolphins, Seal Swim and Sea Trek Reef Encounter, an underwater helmet diving experience bringing park guests up close to reef aquarium residents. Beginning December 19th, the ‘Penguin Encounter’ program is offered once daily at 1:45 p.m. The cost is $105-$120 (plus tax) for participants ages 10 and older, and $85-$100 (plus tax) for participants ages 5-9. The program fee includes admission into the park and the penguin encounter. Participants must be five years or older and children under ten years old must be accompanied with a paying adult at all times. For more information or to register for the ‘Penguin Encounter’ program, please call (305) 365-2501.


For more I-95 travel information, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.

Zoo Miami to Open “Florida: Mission Everglades” December 10

Locals and tourists alike will want to visit Zoo Miami to experience Florida: Mission Everglades and the grand opening festivities on December 10 & 11, 2016. This new, 4.5 acre, $33 million permanent addition will encourage residents, as well as out of town visitors, to connect with approximately 60 species of wildlife from our own backyard, many of which are endangered or threatened.

Florida: Mission Everglades will encourage residents, as well as tourists, to take a deeper look at wildlife and conservation efforts in our own backyard. This exhibit will be a unique “gateway” to experiencing the Everglades. Guests will journey through habitats of iconic Florida animals like the roseate spoonbill, the Florida panther, black bear, burrowing owl, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, American crocodile, American alligator, Florida box turtle and more. About 60 species of animals will be represented, and the exhibit will highlight the importance of conservation for animals listed as endangered or threatened in the wild. Adding entertainment to education, the exhibit will also feature a special Lostman’s River boat ride as well as interactive exhibits designed to give visitors an up-close look at the animals, such as a crawl-through “tunnel” at the crocodile habitat, a slide-through the North American river otter exhibit, a pop-up blind at the Florida panther/black bear exhibit, a brown and white pelican encounter, and a new children’s Cypress Landing Playground.

The goal of the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit is to give our visitors a deeper understanding of the importance of the Everglades and to engage visitors in helping us save it. This exhibit will make visitors want to go out and visit the actual Everglades.


For more I-95 travel information, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.

Florida DOT Suspends I-95 Construction for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending most construction-related lane closures on I-95 and other major state roads, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

There will be no work requiring lane restrictions from Wednesday, November 25, though, Sunday, November 29. All major roads will be open to normal traffic.

Although no construction closures are scheduled over the holiday weekend, existing work zones will remain in effect; drivers may encounter construction workers and reduced speed limits.

Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through work zones and around barricades – equipment and temporary traffic configurations may remain in place.

FDOT is encouraging drivers to allow extra travel time and to use extra caution in existing work zones along state highways. Drivers are urged to make sure they buckle up, along with their passengers.

FDOT and other safety agencies also ask drivers to obey speed limits, get adequate rest before traveling, avoid distractions and never drink and drive.

Drivers also are urged to be prepared for unscheduled highway closures due to accidents, disabled vehicles or other events.

Motorists should be alert to changing weather conditions while traveling.


For more I-95 travel information, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.