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Why fly to Miami?


The kids may have Orlando but Miami is Florida's adult playground. The city is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and has miles and miles of beautiful white, sandy beaches and an air with a buzz of high-flying good times. South beach is the city's most famous beach and is crowd. ed year round. Hip restaurants housed in Art Deco buildings line the beach and Miami's fusion Latin American cuisine receives rave reviews. Added to the busy waterfront is the the Port of Miami, it is one of the busiest in the world and on most days you will see a line up of mini-island-sized cruise ships sitting in the harbor.

Starting your vacation with a day reclining on the beach is a wonderful idea, just be prepared for muscle and thongs to be there right beside you as you take in the turquoise blue waters and breathe in the air of a green city (Miami has received numerous awards for its environmental programs). After you've been kissed by the sun and have gazed at the water long enough, get active in the water. Some of the most popular activities beyond swimming are sailing as well as scuba diving and snorkeling.

On dry land, there are numerous places to visit but one very cool and unique place you can't miss. The Wynwood Arts District is true to its name and made up of dozens of galleries, artist studios, museums, a massive outdoor art installation as well as artsy boutiques and bars. The area was once made up of old factories and abandoned office buildings until some creative forward-thinking types breathed new life into it. If you are in the city during the second Saturday of the month, you can take part in the Art Walk where venues open their doors to the public and the streets surrounding the galleries hum.

Besides this living, breathing art area there are numerous other galleries and unique museums to explore in the city like the Miami Art Museum,, the Miami Science Museum and the Miami Children's Museum. Miami night life is hard to rival as locals know how to have a good time all the time and new bars and restaurants are constantly popping up to cater to the pumped up lifestyle.

The city has a large ethnic Mexican and Cuban populations which adds to the cool local flavor. In fact Miami has been given the unofficial title of capital of Latin America and this Latin influence plays a big role on the dining scene.

For a unique Miami night, head to Little Havana, enjoy tostones (fried green plantain), palomilla steak with uber zesty chimichurri, bolicho (pot roast) stuffed with chorizo and maybe for dessert some plantain ice cream. Then head to a Cuban night club for music and dancing. From ultra modern restaurants to little mom and pop Cuban restaurants, this city has a whole lot of character and one beautiful sunset you should not miss.


Miami Weather


Florida weather is fantastic year round. The summer is hot and numbers are in the high 20s. The winter cools down about 10 degrees but the weather is still quite warm. The city experiences rain during the summer months. There is hurricane risk through the summer.


When to fly to Miami


Peak season

Miami is a busy city throughout the year. Flight prices are high through the summer as well as in December and parts of March when schools are on spring break.

Off season

January and February are good times to snag flight deals to Florida as many people choose not to travel right away after the December holidays. Alternatively you can also find some deals in June as the summer travel season gets ready to kick off.


Getting into Miami


Your flight will land at Miami International Airport which is located just 15 minutes outside of the city center. From the airport you can take the free rail service to some of downtown Miami's most popular locations. The Metrobus also runs between the airport and the center of the city. Airport shuttles and taxis are also available.


Getting around Miami


The city has several public transportation options. You can take the Metrorail which gets you from the city center into various outside areas. The Metrobus is also well-organized and easy to use. The downtown core also has a free service that takes people through popular areas in the town.


Insider Guide


  • Visit Vizcaya, a sprawling estate once owned by James Deering (yes, of tractors and the like), this old mansion built in 1910 sits on picturesque grounds complete with fountains, statues and superbly-landscaped gardens that bring a little Europe to Miami.
  • South beach has one of the liveliest nightlife scenes in all of North America with nightclubs that attract the best DJs and the beautiful people. So, get pampered with a massage and a full head to toe treatment at one of the fine hotel spas and then step out in your glam for a night of Miami cool you won't soon forget, there is a chance you'll spot a celebrity or two.
  • Head to the west of the city and spend a day in the Everglades and witness creatures you've only ever seen in zoos or movies. A swamp adventure will get you up and close with alligators and raccoons.
  • Two food experiences you need to have are a Cuban coffee to start your day. In the evening head out to Biscayne Bay and find a seat at one of the waterside restaurants for some of the most delicious seafood the city has to offer.
  • Miami hosts four professional sports teams which means it's always sports season in the city. Take in a Florida Panthers hockey game during the winter or get behind the Miami Dolphins for a game of baseball in the spring and summer. The Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins are the city's basketball and football teams
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City of Miami More information at http://www.ci.miami.fl.us.



Miami Tourism More information at http://www.miamiandbeaches.com.


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