The city of Miami in Florida attracts many visitors to its beautiful beaches, which include Virginia Key Beach, Haulover Beach and South Beach. The city is one of the largest cruise ship ports in the world, with many Caribbean cruises commencing there. The Florida Everglades National Park is nearby and is a World Heritage Site. Flights to Miami are available with American Airlines from most major US cities, including Atlanta, Boston, New Orleans and Nashville. www.ci.miami.fl.us.
Miami may be the retirement capital of the
United States, but there is nothing old fashioned about this
bright, brash playground city that shines under the sunny Florida
skies. This coastal city was a sleepy holiday town until the 1920s,
when the 'in crowd' decided to make it their own. The town bloomed
into a fun seaside capital and was blessed with a legacy of Art
Deco architecture, particularly along South Beach, which has been
carefully preserved. During World War II the forces came to town
when Miami was an important military base. Today, apart from being
a favourite holiday Mecca and sunny spot for retirees, it is also
the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.
Miami Seaquarium Miami
At least a half a day is required to fully
enjoy south Florida's premier attraction.
Miami-Dade Cultural Centre Miami
The outwardly unattractive complex of the
Miami-Dade Cultural Centre, in the rather unsavoury area of West
Flagler Street, is worth a visit because it houses a plethora of
interesting artistic and historic exhibits.
Vizcaya Villa Miami
Lovers of antiques revel in visiting the
magnificent 34-room Vizcaya bayfront villa, built in the Italian
Renaissance style in 1916 as a winter retreat for wealthy
industrialist, James Deering.
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