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    Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Miami During Hurricane Season

    With June right around the corner, Hurricane season is once again approaching! Although Miami may not be the first summer destination that comes to mind, the Magic City offers much more than sand and surf – with its downtown emerging as one of the world’s most vibrant urban districts. The following list of reasons to love Miami during storm season was compiled by Robert Hill, GM of the 641-room InterContinental Miami, Downtown Miami’s longest standing luxury hotel which rises 34 stories over the bayfront, which has watched the area come alive as an international hotspot for business, arts and culture, and leisure travel.

    1. The Miami HEAT are in the playoffs, seeking a 3-peat.

    Armed with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, the HEAT are defending their crown for a third title in a row – with the action taking place at downtown's American Airlines Arena

    2. Hotel Rates Are Significantly Lower

    Winter Rates vs Summer Rates are like night and day

    3. The new Perez Art Museum Miami (minus one Ai Weiwei vase) in Downtown is now open!

    Insider tip: check out the Eduoard Duval-Carrie: Imagined Landscapes exhibit by the Haitian-born, Miami-based artist, featuring Caribbean-themes landscapes made entirely in black and silver gliter

    4. There’s air conditioning everywhere. Literally, everywhere!

    Even our new baseball stadium, home to the Miami Marlins, is a cool 72 degrees when the mercury hits 100 outside

    5. Snowbirds Are Gone, which means less traffic

    Gridlock on I-95, Biscayne Boulevard, and the bridges to South Beach slowly dissipates as winter transplants head home

    6. 90 Degree Surf and Empty Beaches

    Come on in…the water is warm and there's plenty of space on the sand

    7. Miami SPICE means great restaurant deals are everywhere

    Foodies rejoice! Downtown hotspots like Toro Toro slash their menu prices in August and September

    8. Miami Swim Week salutes sexy swimwear

    Brave the heat and head out to a fashion show on the beach – this is what Miami in the summer is all about

    9. Free Yoga with Fabulous Views

    Three times a week, visitors can get their vinyasa on at Downtown's Bayfront Park while enjoying the morning breeze from Biscayne Bay

    10. We’ve had 9 years without a Hurricane- here’s to 10 more!

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