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MiamiUnited States of America

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

South Beach featuring skyline, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,586 area reviews)

Visitors to South Beach rave about its stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and great live music. You might also want to make some time to see Collins Avenue Shopping Area or Ocean Drive while you're exploring the neighborhood.

South Beach
Downtown Miami which includes a river or creek, night scenes and boating

Downtown Miami

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,293 area reviews)

Known for its stunning beaches and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Miami. Check out top attractions like Downtown Miami Shopping District and Bayfront Park, and jump on the metro at First Street Metromover Station or Knight Center Metromover Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Miami
Miami street art - wall paintings

Brickell

4/5Very Good!(108 area reviews)

Known for its pristine beaches and ample dining options, there's plenty to explore in Brickell. You can visit top attractions like Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village, and jump on the metro at Financial District Metromover Station or Brickell Metromover Station to see more of the city.

Brickell
The Confidante is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.  Our room was modern, clean and had a incredible view of the beach.
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Mid Beach

4/5Very Good!(3,991 area reviews)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and popular shops? A visit to Mid Beach might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Miami Beach Boardwalk and Indian Beach Park.

Mid Beach
Coconut Grove which includes a marina and tropical scenes

Coconut Grove

4.5/5Wonderful!(696 area reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Coconut Grove. A stop by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens or Miami City Hall might round out your trip.

Coconut Grove
Little Havana showing a bar

Little Havana

3.5/5Good!(85 area reviews)

Little Havana is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Marlins Park and Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Little Havana

Top Hotels in Miami

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The price is ¥20,344 per night

Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Indian Beach Park and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8,864 reviews)

"The Hotel itself is beautiful. My room however was missing a lamp shade, and there were Cheerios all over the floor. For the price I was willing to pay, that was unacceptable. Other than that our 2 night stay was nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
3.5 out of 5
3974 NW South River Drive, Miami, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,733 per night

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Miracle Mile, University of Miami, and James L. Knight Center. Vizcaya Museum ...

3.8/5Good! (2,878 reviews)

"I love the breakfast and I love the inside of the hotel"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
Wingate By Wyndham Miami Airport
Wingate By Wyndham Miami Airport
3.5 out of 5
3755 NW 78th Ave, Doral, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,611 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from CityPlace Doral and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dolphin Mall and Westland Mall. Miami International ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,065 reviews)

"The stay was good. The staff very friendly. The rooms were clean !"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Wingate By Wyndham Miami Airport

Popular places to visit in Miami

PortMiami
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PortMiami

4/5(7,935 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Miami Beach with a trip to PortMiami. Amble around this vibrant area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Ocean Drive
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Ocean Drive

4.5/5(8,370 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Ocean Drive, a popular green space in Miami Beach. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Miami Beach Boardwalk
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Miami Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(4,588 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Miami Beach Boardwalk, a popular shopping spot in Miami Beach. Discover the lively bars and acclaimed art scene in this walkable area.

Hard Rock Stadium
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Hard Rock Stadium

4/5(2,349 reviews)

Catch an event at Hard Rock Stadium during your trip to Miami Gardens. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

American Airlines Arena
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American Airlines Arena

4/5(2,867 reviews)

Catch an event at American Airlines Arena during your trip to Miami. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or experience the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Bayside Marketplace
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Bayside Marketplace

4.5/5(1,936 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Bayside Marketplace, a popular shopping spot in Miami. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Miami

Everglades Adventure Tour From Miami in a Luxury Bus
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Everglades Adventure Tour From Miami in a Luxury Bus

88% of travellers recommend
¥6,356
Per adult
Key West Express Day Trip from Miami
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Key West Express Day Trip from Miami

86% of travellers recommend
¥7,972
Per adult
Miami Seaquarium Tickets
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Miami Seaquarium Tickets

76% of travellers recommend
¥5,393
Per adult
Miami's South Beach Local Food Quest
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Miami's South Beach Local Food Quest

88% of travellers recommend
¥6,146
Per adult
Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

72% of travellers recommend
¥5,227
Per adult
Miami To The Max! & Everglades Tour in a Luxury Bus (Combo)
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Miami To The Max! & Everglades Tour in a Luxury Bus (Combo)

88% of travellers recommend
¥8,079
Per adult

Reviews of Miami

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 42.242475625264944%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.32047477744807%
3 - Okay
1253
3 - Okay 13.27893175074184%
2 - Disappointing
173
2 - Disappointing 1.8334039847392962%
1 - Terrible
125
1 - Terrible 1.32471386180585%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Miami is beautiful no other city can beat that but too many cubans streets are dirty rents are to high

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 18, 2020

We hope one day to return, Had the best time. Love the food and especially the bars.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

Beautiful sights! Try a boat ride.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 9, 2020

Great city, traffic is terrible

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 5, 2020

1st time in Miami. Miami is beautiful, just book through the front desk!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 4, 2020

It was hot I’m in chicago

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