Since this day was my only full day in Miami, it ended up in an extreme sightseeing tour. In the morning I bought the Go Miami Card for one day, a ticket that provides access to most of Miami’s main attractions. In my case I was basically interested in three things which already made it worth to buy the card: First the Greyline sightseeing bus tours that run two loops, one in the city area, and another around Miami Beach, both starting from the Bayside mall. Unfortunately, the schedule for the city bus was reduced on Sunday running only every two hours, which made hop-on/hop-off a bit difficult. So I just did one stop at Coral Gables, where I walked around to see the old city hall, the Venecian swimming pool, and the Biltmore hotel. The bus tour also went through Coconut Grove, Little Havanna, to the airport, and downtown. In the afternoon, I joined the bus tour again for one stop to visit the second attraction, the Vizcaya house, another millionaire mansion directly at the ocean in the style of an Italian 16th century residence with a large and beautiful garden area. From there I had to take a taxi to make it in time for the beach bus tour, which did however not run the regular way due to heavy traffic, so this was a bit of a disappointment. When returning from this tour to the Bayside mall, it started to rain quite heavily for almost an hour due to a thunderstorm, which caused a delay of the last activity to utilize the Go-Miami card: a 90 minute boat cruise around the port of Miami, Miami Beach, and the many expensive celebrity houses on the various islands. Starting at 7pm then, the timing was perfect seeing the Miami skyline in daylight on departure, and in beautiful moonlight on return.

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