Directions

Getting to the Faire:

Maker Faire Miami is located at The Watsco Center on the University of Miami Campus.

 

From South of Coral Gables: Homestead/Florida Keys

Take Florida Turnpike North
Take SR 874 exit (#17) on the left toward SR 826/Miami
Continue on SR 874 (Don Shula) to 878 East toward South Miami
Stay on 878 East
Merge onto US 1 north via the exit on the left
Continue on US 1 north to Red Road (SW 57Avenue)
Turn left onto Red Road
Take an immediate first right turn onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue about 1 mile; Watsco Center is on your left

From US 1

Take US 1 North to Red Road (SW 57 Avenue)
Turn left onto Red Road
Take an immediate first right turn onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue about 1 mile; Watsco is on your left

From Southwest of Coral Gables:

Palmetto Expressway (826)

Take Palmetto Expressway North to MIller Road exit
Turn right (east) on Miller Drive (SW 56 St)
Continue on Miller till the end (San Amaro Drive)
Turn right on San Amaro Drive to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (about ¾ mile)
Turn left on Ponce
Continue a half mile to Watsco Center on your left

From North of Coral Gables:

From I-95

Drive south on I-95 until it exits onto US 1
Turn right onto Stanford Dr.
Take the immediate first left onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue on Ponce de Leon Blvd. to Watsco Center (about 2 blocks on right)

From US 1

Go south on US 1 to Stanford Dr.
Turn right onto Stanford Dr.
Take the immediate first left onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue on Ponce de Leon Blvd. to Watsco Center (about 2 blocks on right)

From Northwest of Coral Gables:

From Palmetto Expressway (826)

Go south on Palmetto Expressway to Miller Drive exit
Turn left (east) on Miller Drive (SW 56 St)
Continue on Miller till the end (San Amaro Drive)
Turn right on San Amaro Drive
Continue on San Amaro Drive to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (about ¾ mile)
Turn left on Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue half mile to Watsco Center on your left.

METRORAIL

The Watsco Center is located across the street from the University METRORAIL Station

Miami-Dade County’s 22-mile, elevated rapid transit system 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 22 accessible METRORAIL stations are about one-mile apart, providing easy access for bus riders, pedestrians, and passengers being dropped off and picked up. Parking is available at 17 METRORAIL stations.

Click here for Map and Stations

Tri-Rail

From Broward and all points north, ride Tri-Rail south to the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station. Board the southbound Metrorail (see Metrorail). For information on Tri-Rail, visit tri-rail.com.

Trolley

Hop-on-hop-off the free Miami Trolley, which runs regular service to Downtown, Brickell, Coral Way, Midtown, and Overtown routes. For routes and schedules, visit miamigov.com/trolley.


Parking

PayByPhone is $1.50/hourly, plus .27 cents transaction fee. Parking session of 5-hours or more converts to all day parking at $8 plus .27 cents transaction fee. On-foot pay station is $1.50/hourly; no transaction fee.

Parking Permit Options:

  1. Purchase a parking permit in advance for $6. For instructions on purchasing the permit online and creating an account, click here.
  2. PayByPhone: Download PayByPhone app and create account – Click icon  Parking cost $1.50 per hour plus .27 cents transaction fee. Credit card only (cash not accepted).
  3. Pay Station: Available on graduation day at Watsco parking area. Parking cost $1.50 per hour plus. 27 cents transaction fee. Credit card only (cash not accepted).

How to use PayByPhone

  1. Create a PayByPhone account at https://www.paybyphone.com or call 1-877-885-8899. You will need to provide an email address, mobile phone number, vehicle’s license plate, and a credit card.
  2. Using a smartphone, download PayByPhone app from the Blackberry, Google Play, or iOS App Store.
  3. Enter the location code posted in the parking area signage.
  4. Enter parking duration.
  5. Extend parking time from your smart phone, visit https://www.paybyphone.com, or call 1-877-885-8899.
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