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Miami, FL
Travel Guide

Miami showing outdoor eating, a hotel and street scenes

From the untamed Everglades to the wild samba of Calle Ocho, nature and the beautiful people party side-by-side in Miami. 

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.

Where to stay in Miami

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥35,587 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 9
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...
3.8/5Good! (4,715 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Fountainbleau very much. We will be booking again very soon!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Hyatt Regency Miami
Hyatt Regency Miami
4 out of 5
400 Se 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥19,067 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Located in Downtown Miami, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of James L. Knight Center, Bayfront Park, and Brickell City Centre. American Airlines Arena ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,359 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Hyatt Regency Miami
EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
The price is ¥35,729 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in Brickell, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Brickell City Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of American Airlines Arena and Florida Grand Opera. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,121 reviews)
"very nice"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

EAST Miami
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The Guild Downtown | X Miami
The Guild Downtown | X Miami
4 out of 5
230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL
The price is ¥17,267 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in Downtown Miami, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Downtown Miami Shopping District, Bayside Marketplace, and Bayfront Park. American Airlines ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (573 reviews)
"Location was excellent..rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Amenities were wonderful...only issue was lack of hot water in showers (was lukewarm at best). Will definitely use again!"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

The Guild Downtown | X Miami
TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
2.5 out of 5
8079 Nw 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL
The price is ¥9,686 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from NW 57th Avenue Shopping Area and within 6 mi (10 km) of Palmetto General Hospital and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (603 reviews)
"What l like is clean in NOT carpet l like the door what l don't like some guess came for another place make to much noise and talk aloud."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

TownePlace Suites By Marriott Miami Lakes
Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
4 out of 5
1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥20,079 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in South Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is in the historical district, just steps from Lummus Park Beach and Art Deco Welcome Center. Lincoln Road ...
3.4/5Good! (534 reviews)
"It was a good location and had modern design. It was difficult communicating with someone to answer questions."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Strand on Ocean by Sunnyside Hotels - Adults Exclusive
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Reviews of Miami

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5/5 - Excellent

Reminisce

Jun 8, 2020

Beautiful!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

The other hotel sleep Inn was a great look

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

miami is a beauyitul city and we always enjoy ourselves when

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I love Miami I always visit every year. The weather, the sun, the activities and food everything just was amazing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Lots of activity for Pokemon Go players inside the airport and around it which is fun and helps pass time while waiting for your flight.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

I love this hotel and house keeping is so nice!!!

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