Driver Spotlight: Meet Miami’s Undercover Tour Guide
This month we are putting a spotlight on Armando, a driver with over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. His past clients read like a guest list at any major A-List party or political event. He has transported three prime ministers, as well as Colin Powell, Ann Bancroft, Madonna, Herb Ritts, Busta Rhymes, P Diddy, Lil Kim, Venus Williams, Matt Dillon, Cindy Crawford, and Placido Domingo to name a few.
Given his many years on the road, we asked Armando to help us wrap up our #ResolutionExplore campaign by sharing his favorite hidden gems in Miami with us.
Hidden Gems of Miami:
This historic building houses a baptismal font that predates Christopher Columbus by 400 years. William Randolph Hearst bought it on a trip in Spain, and had it brought over block by block in 11,000 wooden crates. It’s the oldest structure in the Western Hemisphere.
201 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
The Miami Center is a skyscraper in downtown Miami, Florida. Although Miami Center is not the city’s tallest building, it is a symbol of early downtown.
All of the marble on the outside of the building was to be installed with the grain going north to south, but the workmen ignored the artist and installed the marble going east to west. It’s not even a perfect mistake, the pieces around the entrance that were to be placed in a horizontal pattern ended up installed vertically.
|The Sidewalk on Biscayne BLVD
Miami, FL 33132
U.S. Route 1 in Florida runs 545 miles along the state’s east coast from Key West to its crossing of the St. Marys River into Georgia north of Boulogne, and south of Folkston.
Burle Marx designed about a two miles (one on each side of the street) of walkways similar to those on Rio’s Copacabana for Biscayne Boulevard between the Arsht Center and the InterContinental Hotel — downtown’s beating heart. The pattern continues for over 2 miles and never repeats itself.
3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Ample portions of classic fare & taste of the Cuban experience served in ornate space since 1971. Armando’s favorite Cuban food in Miami.
|Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Chophouse chain outpost serving prime steaks & seafood in a clubby, power-dining setting. If you sit by the water you can catch the cruise ships as they sail out to sea.
Keep an eye out for Armando the next time you take an uberPOOL in Miami Beach, as you might get your own personal history lesson about the Magic City.
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