Can you walk to Port of Miami

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#1
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Sorry I did try a quick search but I am at work...shhhhh can have to get to work and couldnt' find it.

If we stayed at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami on Biscayne Blvd could we walk to the port? We are on Liberty.

Thank you

Kim
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It is a long walk.You have to go over a high bridge and there is a lot of truck and car traffic.You should see if the hotel has a shuddle or I would take a taxi.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Is there a hotel within walking distance or is this pretty much the closest?
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Originally posted by MikeNKim
Thanks for the quick reply. Is there a hotel within walking distance or is this pretty much the closest?
The Intercontiental is the closest.
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#5
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You cannot walk to the Port of Miami to board your ship from the Holiday Inn or any other hotel. A cab will cost you about $10.
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While there have been some older posts claiming to have walked to/from POM, I wouldn't - opposite the cruise ships is an industrial cargo area, and the place is crawling with speeding trucks, cabs and busses. Spend the $10 (+tip ) for the cab and get a relaxing start to your cruise. Good luck!
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Once I planned to walk it, then didn't, and took note of the walk as we drove across. I was QUITE glad I didnt' try. It IS possible, as there is a walkway on the bridge, but if you're on the Liberty you have more than a carry-on bag to navigate on a narrow walkway. Although the intercontinental might be closer, it's not so much that it's walkable, STILL have to go over big bridge.
Take the taxi. (The holiday inn does not have a shuttle).
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[quote=minnesotalady;27739343]The Intercontiental is the closest.quote]


Holiday Inn port of Miami is .8 miles and Intercontinental is 1.3 miles from the port of miami according to map quest
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my ship moored at POM on occasion and we would hire a van to pick up the crew at Bayside and bring them to the ship (and {} ) just so they didn't walk that bridge . . .
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As jillmom2 posted above, I can verify that the Intercontinental is farther away from the POM than the Holiday Inn. However, that being said, it is definitely not a walk to the ship that you would want to or should take. A cab from the Intercontinental cost $9.50 plus tip. It makes no sense for anyone who spends a few hundred(s) (or thousands) to go on a cruise and expect to either get a (1) free shuttle from a downtown Miami hotel to the POM, or (2) to plan on walking from their hotel to the POM. Save your walking steps for the cruise ship (i.e. take the stairs instead of the elevators to wherever you need to go on the ship).
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Thank you all for the info.
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Originally posted by MikeNKim
Sorry I did try a quick search but I am at work...shhhhh can have to get to work and couldnt' find it.

If we stayed at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami on Biscayne Blvd could we walk to the port? We are on Liberty.

Thank you

Kim
You can walk from St. Louis to California. Many people did exactly that - before there were cars and before there were trains that went that far west. So an 8/10 mile walk or 1.3 mile walk would be nothing.

The question is, would you want to do it? I've stayed at the Intercontinental hotel twice, and took a cab to the port each time.

Do you really want to walk 8/10 of a mile with luggage just to save a few bucks? If you want the exercise, don't use any of the ship's elevators.
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Not sure why the need for the sarcasim.

Where did I say I wanted to save a few bucks. To me from the map it looked extremely close and was curious on if it was possible. More I was thinking along the lines of going over very early in the morning and watching the ships come in. I have completed many marathons and numberous half marathons...a 8/10 of a mile isn't a worry was just wondering more along the lines of safely walking over...traffic etc. However I guess I am in the wrong here since I was trying to post quickly I did not get all the required info into my question.
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If its a weekday you can take this :

http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/rou....asp?route=243
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#15
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Originally posted by MikeNKim
Not sure why the need for the sarcasim.

Where did I say I wanted to save a few bucks. To me from the map it looked extremely close and was curious on if it was possible. More I was thinking along the lines of going over very early in the morning and watching the ships come in. I have completed many marathons and numberous half marathons...a 8/10 of a mile isn't a worry was just wondering more along the lines of safely walking over...traffic etc. However I guess I am in the wrong here since I was trying to post quickly I did not get all the required info into my question.
I was not being sarcastic. In my opinion is simply is not worth saving a few bucks to walk to the port dragging your luggage. Can you walk it, of course you can. People have walked a lot further with a lot more stuff. If that is what you want to do, then do it.
#16
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Kim, we were at the POM a month ago. We thought about walking from downtown to the port since it looked close on the map, and glad we did not. As others have said, it is longer than it looks and we were white knuckled just driving in the shuttle. Taxis, vans, trucks, all jockeying for position, and nobody wants to lose their spot in line. I thought for sure we were going to hit something or someone. We did see a few people walking in, but I would not recommend it. I think there were 5 ships in port and it was a madhouse.
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Is that 1.3 miles to the terminal or to the entrance? We went over a long bridge that I wouldn't walk with all the speeding cabs and tractor trailers going over it. It sure looked longer than 1.3 miles. Don't chance it.
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Originally posted by MikeNKim
Not sure why the need for the sarcasim.

Where did I say I wanted to save a few bucks. To me from the map it looked extremely close and was curious on if it was possible. More I was thinking along the lines of going over very early in the morning and watching the ships come in. I have completed many marathons and numberous half marathons...a 8/10 of a mile isn't a worry was just wondering more along the lines of safely walking over...traffic etc. However I guess I am in the wrong here since I was trying to post quickly I did not get all the required info into my question.
Ships come in about 6am so you'd have to be there very early. I don't even know if you are allowed to enter that early. Another thought is watching from your hotel room. I stayed at the Marriott Biscayne Bay and I could see the ships from the window in the room.