So, you’ve made it to Miami for the International Permanent Cosmetics Show – Congrats! We know that you’re here to network, show off your skills and pick up a few more while you’re at it, but what about a little fun? You’re in the Sunshine State, after all. More importantly, you’re in Miami! Well, hang on to your ink, because I’m about to take you on a little trip around the surrounding area that’ll have you singing – “Welcome to Miami” in no time.
Since you’re in a city surrounded by the ocean, why not try your hand at some water activities like hanging out at a party boat with drinks and DJs, cruises with paddle boarding and kayaking included, or maybe a more laid-back boat trip, where you can sail around the bay and neighboring high-profile homes in and around Star Island, while enjoying a glass of bubbly as the sun sets. If you’d like to get your heart racing, you can also book a trip on a speedboat that’ll take you moving across the water at exhilarating, yet safe speeds.
Speaking of exhilarating, you can also take a helicopter or airplane tour around downtown Miami and surrounding areas. You’ll soar the Miami skies for about 30 minutes, as you take in the sights from a totally different angle. Some tours do a trip around Coconut Grove, Virginia Key and finally an amazing flyby of the breathtaking Miami skyline.
If you’re looking to do a little shopping while sipping on a frozen margarita, Bayside Marketplace is the perfect place to do that. You’ll find premium boutiques and brand name stores throughout this expansive marketplace, so wear comfortable shoes. Check out the open-air stage where local musicians play salsa and top 40 favorites for the crowd to enjoy. You can sit and enjoy the show along with other shoppers or explore the surrounding downtown area where you'll find restaurants serving delicious local and international dishes.
To get your vibe going, you can also hit up the different bars and clubs in the downtown area. You can hang out at Blue Martini for high-end cocktails and live Latin grooves, Black Bird Ordinary offers stylish cocktail specialist boasts a dance floor & hosts DJs & bands until late, and if you’re looking for an upscale-casual Brickell gastropub with a dock and canopied waterfront patio on the Miami River, look no further than American Social.
No matter what your tastes or interests, Downtown Miami is sure to have it. We have such a large variety of cultures and ethnicities here, that you’ll feel like you’re in another country. So, come to Miami for IPCS and experience the best we have to offer. We’re waiting to welcome and pamper you.