07 Dec Art Basel Miami: First Time’s a Charm?
A good amount of the action for Art Basel takes place in Miami Beach and Downtown, so the hotels were listing rates anywhere from $250-$450 per night. Enter www.airbnb.com. This site features a variety of lodging options made available by individual owners. You can rent someone’s entire home, a room,a couch or even boat for usually a fraction of the cost of hotels. I went on a search and after two days of filtering and a few emails back and forth, I found a room in South Beach for two nights for the cost of one night at many of the hotels. Needless to say, that was the final sign to proceed forward.
So, I am off to Basel! By the time you read this I will have checked in and be off to explore a variety of art shows and events. The goal is to explore and see what Basel has to offer a fine arts novice like myself. Stay tuned, there are sure to be stories.