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  1. If you are speaking about Champagne specifically, and not sparkling wine, French wines are about to get hit with massive tariffs so buying it over here will cost you more than double what you are paying in Europe. If you are speaking of sparkling wine, go to the closest Total Wine. It is the best, and least expensive place to buy booze.
  2. Buffalo isn't an international hub and you can only buy duty free when you are flying into another country.
  3. I've not stayed there but walked by it on the way to Margaritaville Resort. It's a dumpy little mom and pop motel in the heart of Hollywood Beach. Go in with low expectations and be pleasantly surprised.
  4. If she isn't good with crowds, I'd rethink South Beach. It's a lot. It's noise, color, sirens, smells, people, just a lot going on. Even if there isn't an event going on, the streets are crowded. I'd look at Silver Sands on Key Biscayne.
  5. Looking for good Cuban food in Miami is like looking for Italian food in Italy. It is literally everywhere. Again, look at Coral Gables. Stunning Cuban community. Ignore anyone who suggests you stay in Little Havana. Although the Cuban restaurants there are extraordinary.
  6. If beach is important to you, take a look at staying on Key Biscayne. The big pride parade is Sunday, April 5th but other than that and massive pool parties at specific hotels, I can't imagine too much is going on at the hotels.. Where are you looking to stay? Have you called the hotel and specifically spoken to a manager? Most events will also be on the weekends. I would do that before I moved my destination.
  7. The Conrad opened up in the last couple of years. Bruce is absolutely correct. The Fairfield Marriott and The Dalmar are brand new. The FM is a block from Las Olas.
  8. I use Shipt and Amazon Whole Foods delivery so much, I've stopped going to the grocery store. Both work well here.
  9. Yes, look a little further north.
  10. No way I'm staying out at the airport if I want to dine and shop and walk around. Either downtown or Coral Gables. Both are fairly close to the airport. You aren't getting up that much earlier staying there than you are staying at an airport hotel and both are MUCH better, more pleasant locations.
  11. Your dates are also the start of Presidents Week which is a peak week in peak season. Your best bet would be to book an inexpensive motel like the Red Roof Inn or something similar by MCO. The beach hotels may have seven night minimums. You can just uber to the port the next day.
  12. What are your dates? Over Easter? No frills hotels tend to rent by the hour.
  13. I'd also consider the Hyatt inside the airport. 6AM is an EARLY flight.
  14. We like Montys. Eat there and at the one in Coconut Grove quite a bit.
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