Are you ready to visit Miami by the colorful Trolley buses?
BUS TOUR - MIAMI
Retro style, many stops, a dedicated app and. .. free!
Miami is a city of more than 400,000 inhabitants, situated on the West coast of the United States of America, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The city is chosen by tourists from everywhere, every year, to enjoy both a bathing and exploration holiday.
But what is the new trend, to discover Miami? Surely the Trolley buses, colourful, very similar to the normal buses, but retro, and very, very appreciated by tourists from all over the world. Let's try to understand together why even more travelers choose to move across the city by the Trolley Bus, also funny called "carts" by the inhabitants.
Trolley bus: useful information
Before planning your visit in Miami, it is good to be aware of some practical information, concerning the system of the transport network. The Trolley Bus is a very recent innovation, in addition to conventional buses, taxi and rental cars.
Recently, this type of service has become not only an extremely amusing way to discover the city, but also a way to save money, as it is completely free. You can't believe it, can you? Well, that's the truth, you don't have to pay to jump on one of the typical Miami carts.
They all furnished with air conditioning, very important during the hot Californian summers. They depart from 6:30 a.m. to stop at about 11 p.m., giving you the possibility to have all the time you need for your visit.
Trolley Bus: the main routes
The routes are so many and innovative, ready to satisfy the needs of any kind of tourist. The first one is the tour around Downtown Miami, to discover the Freedom Tower, symbol of the Independence. You will also pass in front of the Perez Art Museum, the Bayside Marketplace, and the American Airlines Arena.
This line explores the entire city centre, defined as a perfect mix of work and free time life, offering you a side of the big skyscrapers, milestones of the beautiful Miami. The Wynwood and the Design District lines are more recent, added in order to give you the opportunity of exploring the area hosting museums, and the evolving and colourful street art. There are many other lines, reaching also Miami Beach, the beautiful gardens and the Coral Gables: the perfect way to visit far districts.
Discovering Miami Beach by Trolley Bus
Miami Beach is one of the most appreciated sea places, by tourists from all over the world. The palms near the skyscrapers and the crystal sea offer shows you can't see anywhere else.
That's why you should choose one of the four routes of the Trolley Buses. You start with the South Beach one, through the SoFI District, house of luxury and trends, until North Beach, stopping at the Normandy Island. In order to cross 41st Avenue and Collins Avenue, you have the Middle Beach line.
The Ministry of transports in Miami has rejected everything to make your travel even simpler, adding the Collins Express line that connects all the previous ones, in order to change them in a very easy way.
Visit Coral Gables and the gardens of Miami, by Trolley Bus
Getting out the ordinary Miami, you will have the opportunity to visit wonderful and one-of-a-kind areas, such as Coral Gables and Miami Gardens.
According to the first one - Miami suburbs - it is famous for the refined shops and good restaurant. This district office also offers great shopping. And at the end of your day, Coral Gables offers also lovely places to spend relaxing hours of happy hour, sipping a Martini Extra Dry and chatting with your partner or friends. So why don't you go around Miami by these great Trolley Buses?
The service is available every 15 minutes, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for the first Friday of the month, when it goes on till 10 p.m., to let you go on visiting the movida of the area.
And shall we have a look about the nature around Miami? Yes, because the city offers also wonderful green areas, and it will be very easy to visit them by Trolley Bus.
The company actually offers two routes for this area, to stop at some of the most important places: the Saint Thomas University, the Sun Life Stadium and Miami Gardens. Pay attention to the timetable, a little bit different from the ones of the city, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Unmissable stops by Trolley Bus
Among the numerous routes you can have, we suggest you some specific routes. Coconut Grove, where you will play the role of kings and queens for one day, visiting the majestic Vizcaya. It has more than 30 rooms in 40 thousand square metres of Park surrounding the building.
I suggest you to go to Bayfront Park Management. See the Great skyscrapers where the hot sun shines at the sunset, stopping for a while at the Miami Marlins Park. If you love sport, you will like the baseball Stadium and, if you are lucky, maybe you could assist to some of the Marlins matches - the city team, protagonist of the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Cecilia - Barcelona
I spent the Christmas holidays in Miami with my family, and we visited Miami Gardens and the SoFI district. We travelled by Trolley Buses, and I have to say I was skeptical at the beginning, as I considered them not adequate for a tour with the family. However, after a few minutes on board, I completely changed my opinion. The comfort and the air conditioning, together with the possibility of watching the panorama by the window, have no price. Thanks to the possibility to make friends with inhabitants and other tourists, travelling by this type of buses has been a good method to create a group of visitors discover in Miami. Once back to school, I suggested it to a couple of friends will go there on holiday, next year.
Gerard - Paris
My friends decided to celebrate my 40th birthday in Miami, as I have always wanted to visit. They had read - probably on some blogs - about a free service of Trolley Bus, for easy connections around the city. So we decided to test it, and we enjoyed ourselves so much, remembering the time we used to go to school: just a group of friends, travelling on a colourful bus. I suggest it to everybody, even not young people, because it is an experience that brings you back in time.
Stephany - London
My husband Paul and I spent 10 days in Miami, and we had the opportunity to completely visit it. We spent beautiful days in the Wynwood and Design District, but we also spent some crazy days doing shopping at Coral Gables. We had rented also a car, but after some days, we decided to try those colourful carts going around the city, and I have to say I immediately fell in love with them. We immediately gave the car back, going around the city by this new and funny mean of transport. Trust me, you will have the impression of going back in time...
Fatima - India
I visited Miami a few weeks ago, by a travel agency that organised the whole travel for me. When they proposed me to travel by bus, I got shocked, I thought it wasn't the right way to see a city like Miami. But, as I tried to abandon prejudice, I understood it. The Trolley Bus is truly an excellent way to visit Miami, because it is fast, free, and you can choose where to go. As soon as I got back home, I went to the Travel agency to thank them for the great suggestion.
Marco - Rome
I was on holiday with my girlfriend last summer, and we tested the carts tour, because some friends of ours suggested as doing it. Just amazing! We appreciated the retrò but fresh and young appearance. They remember the colourful buses we used in Cuba. We suggest them to everybody. We think it is an excellent way to go around the city watching it from a different point of view.
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