A city in Miami-Dade County, Hialeah Gardens is home to many recreational parks and invigorating attractions. The 3.69 square mile city is a fully immersive neighborhood, having the highest percentage of Cuban Americans in the United States. It is the fifth largest city in the state of Florida and is known for delivering a unique Cuban experience to its visitors.
Cuban coffee, 'ventanitas', and restaurants run by locals are just some of what to expect at Hialeah Gardens. Aside from exquisite Cuban cuisine, one of the major industries at Hialeah Gardens is raising horses. Hialeah Park Racing and Casino, already considered a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features a 1920-inspired horse track.
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What are the best hotels in Hialeah Gardens?
Stay in style by checking into one of the best hotels in Hialeah Gardens. Recommended by locals and travelers alike, honorable mentions include Holiday Inn Miami West, Ramada Hialeah, Shula's Hotel and Golf Club, and Courtyard by Marriott.
Holiday Inn Miami West
A suburban hotel, Holiday Inn Miami West has 263 guestrooms arranged over ten floors. Hotel amenities include smoke-free guestrooms, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, a limo/town car service, free airport shuttle, 24-hour front desk, free WiFi and parking, a restaurant, coffee shop, and bar/lounge. What's great about this hotel is that it is proximal to two impressive golf courses including Miami Springs Golf Course and Country Club of Miami. Why not practice your chip shot in the Florida sunshine?
The Oppa Locka Hialeah Flea Market, offering unique flea market finds, is also nearby. Open thirty-seven years, with over 500 stores, 10,000 visitors a week, and located on 55 acres --- you must check it out. Purchase produce from local farmers, pick up some locally-made food, shop for clothing, shoes, flea market finds, and so much more!
For horse racing aficionados, the Ramada Hialeah is the perfect hotel for you. The hotel features two delicious restaurants - 10th Inning Sports Bar, an onsite bar, and Tropicana Restaurant. Hotel amenities include 252 guestrooms arranged over four floors, an outdoor pool, fitness center, business center, free WiFi and parking, a computer station, and ATM/banking services. It also offers free cribs and infant beds for babies.
The renowned Hialeah Racetrack and Park Casino are nearly 3 miles away from the hotel. Hialeah Park, one of Florida's premier parks has been there over 90 years. Named to the National Register of Historic Places and cited as an Audobon Bird Sanctuary, the park is home to flamingos and many birds native to the Sunshine State.
Assessible by major highways in the Miami area, the casino offers nearly 900 slot machines and a wide variety of poker options.
And, of course, Miami isn't Miami without football.
Shula's Hotel and Golf Club
The home stadium of the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes, Hard Rock Stadium is the stadium of choice for exciting football games. What is interesting is that Hard Rock Stadium is just 8 miles away from Don Shula's Hotel and Golf Club. When you are out to watch NFL in Miami, it is best to check in at Shula's. Aside from the Hard Rock Stadium, it is also nearby the Country Club of Miami to gratify golfing desires. The hotel features fitness facilities, a golf course on site, a basketball court on site, nine outdoor tennis courts, fitness classes on site as well as yoga classes. It also features a spa, sauna, and steam room. The hotel has 205 guestrooms arranged over three floors.
Courtyard by Marriott
A vacation will never be complete without shopping. Seated nearby two malls - Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall, the Courtyard by Marriott is a 3-star hotel with an outdoor pool and restaurant. It has 127 smoke-free guestrooms, a restaurant and bar/lounge, a fitness center, a business center, garden, terrace, free WiFi, and free parking.
No matter which of these top hotels you select in Hialeah Gardens, take time to visit Amelia Earhart Park. A 515-acre park located north of Hialeah, the attraction offers pony rides, a petting zoo and Bark Park, an area designed specifically for dogs. The park is also home to recreational attractions like skateboarding and bike trails. County Village Park, meanwhile, houses a skateboard facility on 9,000 sq ft of concrete complete with flow and obstacles.
When it comes to enjoying Cuban food and culture, horse racing, court games such as golf, fabulous flea market finds, and just enjoying the beauty of Miami, Hialeah Gardens is the place to be. Check out nearby Opa-Locka as well.
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