Miami is an amazing choice of US destination for those looking for the perfect mix of beach and city break. This Florida hotspot is lively, colourful and oh so cool! It's where the beautiful people go to see and be seen – fancy joining them? You've no doubt had your interest in Miami piqued watching shows like Miami Vice,
Nip/Tuck and Dexter, as well as endless Hollywood blockbusters, and it's safe to say that you won't be disappointed. The hot, heady and exciting Miami that you've seen on screen is just as sizzling in the flesh, with a Latin vibe adding edge to this Sunshine State city.
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Miami’s Cuban influence stretches far and wide. It is reflected by the sheer amount of cafes and cigar shops. Colourful and vibrant, the city is famed for its surfside hotels and easy living.
Plus, if you’re a fan of the series Dexter, starring Michael C Hall, then you’ll be excited to know that you can go on a special Dexter tour around Miami.
Top 5 things to do in Miami
Glamour and Architecture
To experience some of the glamour and architecture of Miami, take a stroll down Ocean Drive and step back in time to the roaring twenties. Here you can find Miami’s famous Art Deco buildings which line the street in a wash of enchanting colour and style. Picture perfect, you can recreate some of your favourite film and TV scenes here.
You’ve got to visit Little Havana. Miami Cubans are incredibly proud of their neighbourhood, and here you will find an abundance of delicious restaurants, shops and sweet-smelling tobacco scents wafting from cigar stores with the hum of Latin music from nearby record shops.
Miami is full of restaurants, all serving delicious Cuban-influenced food. You’ll find a huge variety of restaurants and nightlife options in Miami. Your first point of call should be South Beach, known for its lively night scene. Dine out and sip fruity cocktails in hip and cool bars.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
You’ve got to see the Miami Beach Botanical Garden! You can visit the 2.6 acres of glorious gardens this scenic area has to offer for free! With its weekly farmers'' market offering fresh local produce and lunchtime yoga classes you can spend day relaxing as hard as you like.
The Miami beaches are everything you could want and more - think white sand beaches and blue sea! Head straight away to South Beach’s promenade which is perfect for people watching, and soak up the Miami sun on one of the many sun loungers while sipping a Piña Colada. Don’t forget to bring your roller skates for that Miami twist.
10 facts about Miami
Weather in Miami benefits from a sub-tropical climate and is sunny all year round.
There are approximately 375 hotels in Miami – so take your pick!
Miami loves parks so much over time its residents have built over 800. Famous parks includes Crandon Beach Country Park and Cape Florida State Park.
Miami Beach is consistently rated one of the best in the world.
Forbes Traveller often rates Miami’s Cuban Coffee as the best coffee in the world.
Miami contains one of the largest collections of Art Deco in the world, located in the Art Deco District.
Did you know that you can take Carribean cruise from Miami. Visit beautiful Bahamas, Puerto Rico and other islands nearby?
You might not know that Miami Beach is a man-made island. It used to be called Coconut Grove Plantation.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach - the most luxurious hotel in Miami is included in the list of America's Favourite Architecture and had been used for filming scenes for famous movies such as Scarface, Goldfinger, The Sopranos and many others.
Jai-Alai is a sport unique to Miami. It involves players bouncing a balls off walls (in a court) using a hand racket.