Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

There’s no better place in February than Miami!

If you’re flying down for the MIAMI DOWNTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL  Miami International Airport is the closest, with plenty of car rental companies if you’ll be staying a few days to explore, or take The Orange Line on the Metrorail – A direct link from the airport to Downtown Miami. Click here for more information and maps.

Downtown Miami boasts a great selection of quality hotels and some are offering special rates to MIAMI DOWNTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL fans.  


We also thank our additional Hospitality Sponsors



Downtown Miami is the strategic location for rapid transportation.  Thousands of people beat daily traffic utilizing the elevated transit systems – Metrorail and Metromover.  There is a direct, quick access to the Interstate I-95 and I-395 highways, PortMiami is directly adjacent to Downtown Miami and the Miami International Airport is just 20 minutes away by car or rail.  The recent addition of the Miami Trolley – a free and frequent local circulator – provides convenient stops on every block. Car sharing systems have taken Downtown Miami by storm with many young residents and professionals enjoying the freedom of being car-less in one of the Top 10 places in the U.S. for walkability and embracing the new way of getting around with cars that can be rented by the minute.

For a copy of the “Getting Around Downtown” transportation brochure, please click here.

Public Transportation

Miami Trolley

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Everybody rides free on Metromover. This 4.4-mile electrically-powered, fully automated people mover system connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations and with Metrobus at various locations throughout Downtown. The Metromover inner loop and the outer loop (Omni and Brickell) run from 5am to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently.

Click here for more information, including route maps and a list of stations.


The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, and Downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah, and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station. The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart, providing easy access for bus riders, pedestrians, and passengers who are dropped off and picked up.

The Orange Line – A direct link from Downtown Miami to the Miami International Airport
Since the Grand Opening of the spectacular Miami International Airport Station and the launching of the Orange Line, Metrorail has become the most affordable choice for getting to and from the airport. Local residents headed out- of-town can now leave behind all the traffic and parking hassles that come with driving to the airport. And out-of-towners at the airport have the best of Miami-Dade County’s attractions and activities in easy, affordable reach.

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The Metrobus system provides service throughout Miami-Dade County 365 days a year. Service is available from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne to West Miami-Dade, as far north as Broward County and as far south as Homestead, Florida City and the Middle Keys. Designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, MDT’s bus system serves all major shopping, entertainment and cultural centers, as well as major hospitals and schools.

More than 95 Metrobus routes travel approximately 29 million miles per year using more than 800 buses.

Click here for more information, including bus schedules and routes.

Alternative Transportation


Citi Bike, Miami’s bike sharing and rental system, provides locals and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city. Bike sharing is fun, efficient and convenient.

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The FreeBee

FREE, FUN, ECO-FRIENDLY rides around town! Flag down “The FreeBee” and enjoy the FREELIFE!  The FreeBee is more than just a ride – It’s an Experience! Tips keep us buzzing.

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Easily accessible electric bikes that can be rented from multiple locations in Downtown Miami. Riders must be 16 years or older.

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Water Taxi Miami

Water taxi provides hop-on-hop-of service in the Miami area connecting Downtown Miami with Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Fisher Island.  Scheduled locations include Bayside Marketplace and Sea Isle Marina.

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Zipcar is a viable alternative to traditional rental or car ownership. Drive a car by the hour or day with gas and insurance included. Choose from hybrids to convertibles, SUV’s to luxury vehicles and drive it only when you need it. Membership rates available.

Click here for more information, including rates and plans.


There are many parking facilities in Downtown Miami.  Click here for parking lots.