MiamiUnited States of America

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Miami awaits: its beaches, art, food, and more!

With glorious beaches, art deco architecture and hot nightspots, Miami, Florida, is a true “Magic City.” This nickname took hold in the 1920s, after a construction boom seemed to transform Miami overnight. Today the city’s tropical climate and easy access to the glistening waters of Miami Beach and South Beach attract everyone from honeymooners, to families, to celebrities. As well as the beaches, water and warmth, you'll find high-end shops, fine eateries and museums, beautiful gardens and plenty of night life.

Stroll through the 10-acre (four-hectare) Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Biscayne Bay. Here you'll find a European-inspired estate established in the 1910s that boasts a beautiful collection of rare orchids. The Miami Seaquarium is a great family outing. Spend a day with hundreds of marine creatures and watch the spectacular killer whale and dolphin shows. Jungle Island is another winner for families. Nestled between downtown and South Beach, the zoo houses some of the world’s rarest animals and is home to Pinky, the bicycle-riding cockatoo.

Once you’ve soaked up the sun, explore some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, such as the Miami Beach Architectural District. Nicknamed the “Art Deco District”, it has the largest collection of 1920s and ’30s resort architecture in the U.S. Get an umbrella drink, relax, and enjoy the ocean view at one of these pastel-colored retro buildings. Take the opportunity to admire them from the inside too, as many have been converted to restaurants, bars and hotels.

Each winter the Little Havana area hosts one of the world’s biggest festivals. The Calle Ocho street festival draws more than one million people annually. If you're in Miami around the beginning of March, don't miss this no holds barred celebration of the music, folklore and food of Miami’s Latin American culture.

After you’ve ticked off the city’s key attractions, do as the locals do. Watch the Miami Heat basketball team play, or eat fresh crab at South Beach’s iconic eatery Joe’s Stone Crab, which has been serving up fresh seafood since 1913. Grab your towel and relax with some sunbathing and swimming at Miami Beach. At days end, watch the sunset from South Beach, or head out and dance until dawn at one of Miami's legendary nightspots.

Best time to visit MiamiWinter (December–April) is the ideal time to visit South Florida—the weather is warm, but not hot. During the summer, South Florida practically comes to a standstill as far as special events, cultural activities, and overall pace is concerned. If you feel like braving the heat, plan your travel from June through October and enjoy a less congested, less expensive travel experience.

Peak Season: Winter (December–April) is the peak travel season in Miami, with perfect weather and sunny skies. Plus, everything happens here in the winter; visitors will enjoy a wide array of special events and activities.

Value Season: The summer months bring a slower pace, humid weather, fewer crowds, and lower hotel rates. In addition to high temperatures during the summer, you should also expect rain daily (though often just a quick shower). The official hurricane season runs from June to November.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Live Music

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Where to stay in Miami

South Beach
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South Beach

Known for Beaches, Culture, Sea

Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.

Coconut Grove
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Coconut Grove

Known for Gardens, Shopping, Dining

Immerse yourself in the arts culture of one of Miami’s quaintest towns. Step back in time on Charles Avenue or visit the finery of Villa Vizcaya.

Wynwood Art District
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Wynwood Art District

Known for Culture, Urban, Family-Friendly

Explore over 70 different galleries, studios and performance spaces in this sensational creative hub for artists in downtown Miami’s former industrial neighborhood.

Little Havana
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Little Havana

Known for Baseball, Sports, Urban

Explore this quirky part of Miami to find art galleries, murals, hand-rolled cigars, meat markets, herbal stores, Cuban music and dance.

Top Hotels in Miami

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
¥22,658
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
4.1/5Very Good! (7,579 reviews)

"Everything is pretty much perfect. Got free upgrade to better room"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Miami International Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
N.W. 20th & Lejeune Road, Miami, FL
¥11,572
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.3/5 (7,750 reviews)

"Was nice, clean and convinience. Good price. Been able to be right there at the airport."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Miami International Airport Hotel
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport East
2.5 out of 5
3501 NW Le Jeune Rd, Miami, FL
¥8,497
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.6/5Good! (2,131 reviews)

"Really convenient for business trips due to its nearness to the airport."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport East

Popular things to do in Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The villa, horticultural displays and courtyard of this National Historic Landmark provide a serene oasis in central Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay.

Zoo Miami
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Zoo Miami

One of the first free-range zoos in the United States is home to animals, exhibits, amusement rides and a strong focus on education and conservation.

Lincoln Road Mall
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Lincoln Road Mall

Explore one of South Beach’s most popular meeting places to enjoy boutique shopping, outdoor dining and a selection of Miami’s premier cultural destinations.

Miami Seaquarium
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Miami Seaquarium

Jump into a tropical reef and swim with fish and marine mammals at this large oceanarium, known for its dolphin and sea lion shows. 

Jungle Island
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Jungle Island

Play with tiger cubs and walk among free-flying exotic birds at this tropical zoo.

Miracle Mile
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Miracle Mile

Chic boutiques, fine dining and cultural attractions make this glamorous boulevard one of Miami’s favorite places to be seen.

Top activities in Miami

Everglades Adventure From Miami
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Everglades Adventure From Miami

¥6,384

Go Deep Into The Everglades On The ONLY 45-Minute Airboat Tour In Miami Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels Store luggage on the bus Charge your phone at your seat FREE bottled water, sunscreen, map, airboat ride, wildlife show, and more Journey away from the city for an informative and relaxing ride through the beautiful Everglades.

Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink
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Boat Tour in Miami with a Free Drink

¥3,030

Miami on the water will soothe you Smooth sailing Get up close to the celebrity homes Come boating with us! Get your celebrity fix on a relaxing cruise that takes you past the homes of silver screen stars and millionaires.

Miami Seaquarium Admission
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Miami Seaquarium Admission

¥5,417

Get up-close views of a variety of marine wildlife at the Miami Seaquarium. Explore this dynamic 38-acre (15-ha) park and engage in multiple animal encounters, exhibits, and entertaining animal shows. Witness the beauty of the relationship among humans, marine life, and the environment.

Little Havana Cuban Food Tour in Miami
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Little Havana Cuban Food Tour in Miami

¥6,384

Experience Little Havana with a passionate and enthusiastic local guide who uncovers the magical stories of this very unique neighborhood while tasting some of the best Cuban comfort food in the area.

Miami To The Max! & Everglades (Combo Tour)
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Miami To The Max! & Everglades (Combo Tour)

¥8,116

See The Best Places In 1-Day: Shuttle from Miami Beach hotels Store luggage on the bus Charge your phone at your seat FREE bottled water, sunscreen, map, airboat ride, gator show, and more As you can see, this is not an ordinary tour.

Adrenaline Junkie Ride
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Adrenaline Junkie Ride

¥2,889

Departing from Sea Isle Marina, we head right on to our playground to receive a ride full of adrenaline. We do 360 Twists, 180 spins, drifting and high-speed cruising.

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